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Caring for people’s skin is not easy in a pandemic.
“It’s been a wild, weird ride,” said Sybil Bailey, a licensed esthetician who founded her company, Afro Mermaid Skincare, in January.
It’s the fulfillment of a 30-year passion for Bailey, 50.
So far in year one, she’s focused on surviving. She has faced mandated closures and enacted extra precautions during the pandemic.
What she and so many entrepreneurs need now is belief and more customers.
Afro Mermaid Skincare owner Sybil Bailey is photographed at her treatment room located at MBK Wellness Center in Knoxville’s Bearden neighborhood on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. (Photo: Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel )
“I need my community and my clients to believe in the service that I’m providing and to lift me up by spreading the word,” said Bailey.
Afro Mermaid Skincare is one of more
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Live Local Inland Northwest is launching an online marketplace for Spokane-area businesses and organizations to showcase their products for free while providing them with an opportunity to reach a wider customer base.
The marketplace acts as a one-stop shop for businesses and organizations, which can showcase up to 10 items on the platform. Businesses are able to sell directly to customers on the marketplace or link to their own e-commerce website.
“We are calling it Spokane’s virtual Main Street,” said Janice Miller, communications director for Live Local INW, adding the marketplace gives each business a chance to have prime online storefront space while lifting each other up in the process.
More than 400 locally owned and operated businesses have signed up to participate in the online marketplace, which goes live Tuesday.
The Grain Shed co-owner and brewer Teddy Benson said he’s excited about the online marketplace.
The Perry District brewery,
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Delray Beach, FL – ( NewMediaWire ) – October 12, 2020 – As a business owner, you likely understand that the majority of your customers use the internet to discover new businesses and local products. But most business owners aren’t sure where to start when it comes to pushing their business up in the search engine rankings. According to Forbes, 93% of searches on Google and Bing never get past the first page. And with ad space, videos, and informational snippets taking up more and more valuable real estate at the top of the results page, there are only about eight spots available on that first page.
Enter business directory listings – the unsung hero of search engine optimization (SEO). Scott O. Hirsch, CEO and founder of Media Direct and digital marketing pioneer, explains how business directories can take your business from obscure to the front page in a