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“There’s an app for that.” Ever since mobile technology has advanced to Apple Inc.’s release of the iPhone, this phrase has become widely known and comes up in conversations often. The phrase has become part of everyday vernacular, and in most cases, is true. If you’re looking for a simulation game that allows you to play as people in real life situations, there’s an app for that. If you want to know what kind of places, such as restaurants, historical areas, convenient stores, among others, are in the area you’re in or heading to for the weekend, there’s an app for that. If you’re wondering who the artist is or what the lyrics are for the current song on the radio, there’s an app for that. Convenient, isn’t it?

Apps, known also as applications, are becoming more and more popular among mobile users who have upgraded to Smartphones. This can be very beneficial for local businesses. If you’re a store or restaurant, then you need to make sure your local business shows up on various Apps, such as ‘Where’ and ‘Around Me’. People who are in the location your local business is located in will see it on these applications, and could end up visiting your business. But if you’re not listed, then they definitely won’t find you!

Another hot topic among any kind of business is the usage of social networks. Many social networking sites today give local businesses the option of creating a page just for themselves. Some are business focused only. This is very important for local businesses. It’s a new way for them to publicize themselves and the products they have to offer.

With this being true, there are now are apps for several social networking sites available. Gowalla, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and so many more now have Smartphone applications for people to download and use. It’s one of the main ways people now keep track of what’s currently happening with people and businesses through the social networks. If you’re a local business and you have yet to create business pages for the different social networking sites available, then you better get on it. Social networking is growing without any signs of stopping. Now is the time for you to get in on the action and create your own business page within the social networking sites that allow you to do so.

Basically, it’s time for you to get your local business listed not only throughout the World Wide Web, but also in the several available applications so your business becomes more widely known and visible. Do what you want with this insight, as it’s up to you to put these suggestions into motion. However, most local business owners who have begun to use applications as mentioned here will probably ask you (based on their own positive results): “What are you waiting for?” It’s time for your business to become part of the “There’s an app for that” community starting yesterday!

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About Guest Blogger:

Chris Marentis has over 30 years in the field of local business online marketing and through his company, Surefire Social, leverages website development, social media marketing, and search engine optimization to build brands across the web.

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