How often do you notice customers walking into your stall with a mobile phone in their hand?
Many of them will use those mobiles to search for businesses or goods and you can be part of that search with a Google web presence - when customers search, your business shows up.
Setting up a web presence can be very simple, it is generally free, and Google has some great tools to assist you.
QVM is compiling a set-up guide to assist traders but in the meantime Google are actually holding a morning session this Friday at Federation Square to discuss their options. If you can get a break from the market it may be worth attending. Following is the blurb from Google.
Let's grow your business
Join us at the Digital Garage in Melbourne CBD
Google in partnership with the Digital Innovation Festival Victoria would like to invite you to join us for a free breakfast training event, in Melbourne at ZINC Federation Square on the morning of Friday 25th August.
The free training will cover the practical steps you can take to help put your business on Google Maps & Search and be found online by new customers. We'll also share insights about how the growth of mobile devices is shaping consumer behaviour and what businesses need to do to respond to these changes. You'll also hear from local business owners who have successfully used the internet to grow their businesses.
Attendance is free and breakfast will be provided - now all we need is you.