Steps for Businesses & Organizations

Be the business people think of when they need the products and services you provide.

1. Join CitySpokes
FREE

Joining adds you to the Business Directory, which includes a Google map and a link to your website, You can also display and quickly update your business hours, including any adjusted Covid hours, as well as how Covid is affecting the delivery of your products and services.

Even if you don't proceed with any more steps, you should add your business to the Business Directory with a link back to your website.

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2. Accept Free Leads from Residents
FREE

Residents can submit quote requests for products or services where they describe what they're looking for. The system then sends a separate email to each business in the specified Category that has said they want to receive free leads. You can then provide a quote, or you can respond directly to the resident.

The resident, after reviewing all the responses, determines if and with which business to continue having a discussion with.

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3. Post News Items
FREE

By posting your News Items, you can keep your business name in the minds of current and potential customers, so they think of you when they need the products or services you provide.

News Items can include information about new products or services, a new piece of equipment you have and how it can be used to help your residents, a helpful reminder to residents where they can prepare for the coming season, a new employee bio that brings additional skills to your business, a new contract that illustrates your skills, an interesting story about a customer job, and many more helpful items.

Your News Items and other postings all link back to your website, increasing site visitors to your website. And once on your website, your local residents can learn much more about the products and services you provide. How much easier could it be to increase traffic to your website and grow your business without spending any money!

Finally, you will be able to "re-post" helpful News Items that other businesses in your same Business Category have posted, similar to how you are able to retweet or share items in other Social Media applications.

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4. Post Specials
FREE

If your business has Specials, promote them here for free. You can create your Specials ahead of time, and then update the dates and activate them when you are ready to use them. Your Specials will be displayed for 15 days or until the ending date you specify.

Only the latest Special you post will be active., however, if someone clicks the View All Specials button, any previous Specials less than 15 days old that have not expired will also be viewable. Once a Special becomes 15 days old, it is no longer considered "special," and it will no longer be displayed.

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5. Post Events
FREE

If your business has Events, you can promote them here. If anything changes, or you need to update information due to weather or traffic conditions, you can quickly update your Event information.

Many times, depending on the size of the city or county, an event you wish to publicize can get lost in the local Event Calendar. When you post your Event, it will also be displayed in the appropriate filtered website section so a site visitor can easily check for the Events they are particularly interested in. They can look at Sports Events, Family Events, Education Events, Tourism Events, etc.

Unlike News Items and Specials, you are not limited to the number of Events you can include in the Master Event Calendar. Having all Events included in the Master Event Calendar enables those planning Events to avoid as many conflicts as possible.

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6. Post Help Wanted Ads
FREE

If your business hires new employees, you can post Help Wanted Ads here.

You can post as many Help Wanted Ads as you like, and they will all be displayed. Help Wanted Ads are displayed for a maximum of 30 days. If you fill the job and there is no longer a vacancy, you should either delete your ad or inactivate it for future use.

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7. Use SalesSpokes (CRM) to Track Your Marketing Activities
FREE

Business owners frequently initiate marketing activities to increase their customer or client bases. As a business owner you will at times reach out to prospective and existing clients to increase your sales. By using SaleSpokes, you will be able to track your discussions, emails, phone calls, mailings, etc., to help you complete your marketing activities more efficiently and successfully.