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SMALL BUSINESSES, competing with online
retailers and chain stores, can struggle to
be noticed. That’s why local Internet directories can be so valuable to small businesses. Listing your business on these
sites can also have a positive effect on
your placement in search engine results.
But which sites are worth your time?
Costco Services provider Intuit QuickBooks
suggests these directories to help customers find your business.
Google My Business. The local directory of the world’s most popular search
engine not only lists your small business
but also ensures your brick-and-mortar
locations are listed correctly on Google
Maps and lets you post photos and discount offers, and answer clients’ feedback.
Bing Places for Business. Bing
Places lets companies add up to 10 categories and features map locations, photos and
customer reviews from Yelp.
Foursquare. Fifty million people cur-
rently use Foursquare, which lets users
share information about their favorite
businesses online. Users check in when
they visit businesses and comment
on their experiences via their Twitter
accounts. Additionally, businesses can
use the mobile app to target and connect
with customers on the go.
Manta. Designed with the needs of
the small-business owner in mind, Manta
offers a variety of products, including paid
ads and a listing manager that lets owners
supervise multiple directories from a single
location. The site claims more than 20 million users.
MerchantCircle. Along with helping
companies enhance their rankings on
Google, Bing and Yahoo, MerchantCircle lets
owners build out their business listings with
coupons, photos, newsletters, event postings and videos. The MerchantCircle
LeadStore provides owners with tips on
customers actively searching for products
Citysearch. Popular among restaurants and entertainment businesses, this
site goes beyond directory listings by creating local guides to help customers find the
best of the best in a given city.
Angie’s List. More services-oriented,
this site features extensive feedback from
customers, and has an estimated 3 million
And when your listings lead to big
growth for your business, check out Intuit’s
QuickBooks Payroll for help. To learn more,
go to payroll.intuit.com/costco.
MANY FIRMS ARE under intense pressure
to provide immediate responsiveness to
clients, furnish state-of-the-art communication tools for partners and staff, and minimize IT infrastructure costs and resources.
Intermedia’s voice services, available through
Costco Services, may be just what they need.
Intermedia offers hosted PBX with
more than 40 features, including conference
calling, Internet faxing, toll-free numbers,
and free unlimited local and long-distance
calling. Other features include:
Find Me, Follow Me. Rings an office
phone and mobile phone at the same time.
Softphone mobile app. Allows users
to place calls from their mobile phones as if
they were in the office.
Auto Attendant. Answers calls and
directs callers to the right person or area.
Remote market numbers. Use local
numbers in markets of their choosing.
You get all this and much more at exceptional value. For more information, go to
A vision plan for
CAN YOUR EMPLOYEES see you? Con-
sider providing a vision plan so they will be
able to get an eye exam at a reasonable cost.
An eye exam is one of the best ways to pro-
tect vision because it can detect eye problems
at the earliest stages. Regular eye exams are
important even for those with healthy eyes.
As a Costco member, you have the oppor-
tunity to take advantage of an exclusive plan
for your employees through MESVision,
which offers a wellness benefit that can be
used at thousands of retailers, and Costco.
Vision plans are now available for Costco
members in 20 states. To find plans for your
business, visit apply.mesvision.com/costco.
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