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Here are our Top 10 Places To Post your Business Online 
 
Marketing is crucial to a start-up but if you think it comes at a price, think again. Have you considered using these free online marketing outlets? 
 
#1 Google My Business  
Google My Business is a free to set up and is a great tool to market your business. You have the ability to add company details and services, and you can also create posts for events, products and news updates which can be linked to your website. Your free listing allows you to be seen on Google search and maps. Visit google.com/business to create one 
 
#2 Social media 
Most platforms are free but when it comes to marketing your business online, you need to be confident you’ve chosen the right social media platform. Whichever one suits your business best, get the right balance of content and marketing messages and you’ll find brand awareness really takes off. If you are manging multipe platforms you may want to consider using a plaform like Hootsuite which gives you the baility to manage your all platforms in one place. 
 
#3 Online Directories  
Marketing is all about reaching out so people know you’re there. A free listing on sites like Yell, Thomson Local, Cycex and freeindex will help search engines find your website. Once registered, just keep your details up to date, you do not need to have a paid , featured listing. 
 
#4 Gumtree 
A free online marketplace, Gumtree is ideal for when you sell product or services. The beauty of it is, customers will often narrow their location search and so standing out in front of Windsor customers isn’t a problem. It could also mean you take orders from across the UK. 
 
#5 My Local Services 
This is a free resource for Berkshire customers to find local businesses who supply the products and services they need. It includes a rating system and for agencies, organisations and business, My Local Services is free to join.  
 
#6 Industry-specific online sites 
There are many free online marketing sites that relate to specific industries and which help businesses to fight their way through the noise online to be featured in front of their customers. 
 
#7 Freeads 
Freeads is a nationwide online marketing place which again can be narrowed by geographical location. Check out whether the Windsor pages will be of benefit to your startup. 
 
#8 Global-Free-Classified-Ads 
Again, an online selling place that may be beneficial to your startup, especially if you make your geographical location a key search term. 
 
#9 Facebook Market Place 
Facebook’s popularity doesn’t appear to have been dented and with many people using the site to buy and sell, your startup could get in on this action. It isn’t just about selling on Facebook – getting traffic to your page and website will be useful in growing your business too. 
 
#10 BNI Windsor 
Networking with other businesses is also a brilliant way of establishing your startup. Contrary to what you may think, businesses are often supportive of each other, working in collaboration rather than competition. As well as meeting other businesses (and potential customers!), your startup will benefit from the online marketing activities of BNI Windsor too. On average, members increase their business by 20% in the first year. Contact us to find out more. 
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