In our ongoing effort to educate business owners on ways they can use Yelp, we are excited to kick off Yelp for Your Business, a webinar series. The inaugural webinar will be held this Thursday, 3/11 at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The subject will be “How to use the free tools on Yelp to promote your business.” Click here to learn more or to register for the webinar.
Additionally, the folks here at Yelp try to speak to as many business groups as possible — both in person and via webinar. Here are a couple of other events we’re participating in that might be of interest to specific groups of business owners:
- This Wednesday, 3/10 at 2pm ET, Luther Lowe, Manager of Small Business Outreach, is talking with the National Restaurant Association on how to manage your reputation on sites like Yelp. If you are a member of the National Restaurant Association, you can register to be part of the webinar here: http://www.restaurant.org/events/webinars/
- Next Wednesday, 3/17 at 10:35am ET, Paul Reich, Director of East Coast Sales, will be chatting at The Vision Monday Conference on ways businesses – specifically ones in the optometry profession – should think about leveraging user-generated sites like Yelp. Register to attend here: https://www.jobsoneducation.com/vm/gls2010/regmain.asp?ID=330
- For our friends abroad, Miriam Warren, Head of European Community Management, will be talking at The Location Business Summit
on 4/28 about local search and recommendations, profit potential and vital strategies: http://www.thewherebusiness.com/locationsummit/agenda.shtml
If you’re a small business owner curious about why you should leverage Yelp, or if you are already involved and are interested in learning more about how to engage online, we encourage you to dial in or attend! And if you’re the head of a business organization that would benefit from an in-person appearance from Yelp, let us know. Additionally, we’ll be creating a way for you to submit your own suggestions on topics to discuss and highlight in this series, so stay tuned!