Local BusinessYour local business’ online identity is crucial to your success. Websites and social networks now give local businesses access to a tremendous amount of potential customers, so solidifying your presence on these mediums can really pay dividends. There are three websites that we find particularly beneficial for local businesses: Google+, Facebook, and Yelp.

Within two years, digital presence will be considered as critical to a business’ success as taxes or payroll. Google, Facebook and Yelp are at the forefront of this movement, as their massive user-bases have a large say in how your business is perceived and interacted with. Since Google+, Facebook and Yelp are so important, we have composed three step-by-step guides for creating, claiming, and verifying profiles for your business on Google+Facebook, and Yelp. Each post will guide you through the creation and verification process, and explain why each website is beneficial.