Local Business Expert Urges Local Business Owners to Gear up for the Holidays

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An expert in local business says now is the time for local shop owners to begin planning for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Although we haven’t even celebrated Halloween yet, savvy local business owners are already beginning to think about how they will attract holiday shoppers to their stores and businesses this year.

“It’s not too early for local business owners to begin planning their marketing strategies for the upcoming holiday season,” says a spokesman from FindUsLocal.com, an online local business directory that offers free local business listings to local retailers and restaurants. “In fact, those business owners who begin planning now are more likely to enjoy a profitable selling season.”

This is important advice viewed in light of Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. It predicts that holiday sales will increase by 1 to 1.5 percent resulting in sales between $1,147 billion and $1,152 billion between November and January.

“The number one thing local business owners to ensure they get their fair share of the market is to position their business in a way that allows consumers to find information about it online.” He says that today’s consumers look online for any business they intend to visit, and that includes local shops, service businesses, and restaurants.

“Local business owners don’t have to spend a lot of money on advertising or creating a company website,” he says. “Instead, they can create a free local business listing on sites like FindUsLocal.com. There, consumers can discover a business’ address, phone number, hours of operation, products sold, and more.

He recommends that local business owners go to FindUsLocal.com and set up a free business listing. He says it only takes ten minutes, but the results will be a prosperous holiday shopping season.

FindUsLocal.com is a local business directory that uses GEO location technology to make each visitor’s experience unique. It strives to be the best free business directory available by consistently advertising, improving the site, and working with small business owners to provide free advertising.

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