Tallahassee, Fla. (PRWEB) April 26, 2010
Next Wave SUCCESS launches online portal site connecting Tallahassee area pet owners to local pet-related businesses and other local pet lovers.
Found at http://www.TallahasseePetCONNECT.com, the online service helps pet-related business owners harness the power of local search marketing, social media, online coupon distribution and video marketing to attract and retain local customers easily and affordably.
TallahasseePetCONNECT gives local online shoppers an easy way to find, research and review top area veterinarians, pet sitters, trainers, walkers, feed & pet stores, groomers, pet fencing, boarding kennels, riding stables, pet friendly hotels, professional breeders, aquariums, pet photographers, pest & cleaning services, as well as animal rescue and shelter resources, all in one easy-to-navigate website. Online forums allow users to connect with other local pet lovers.
TallahasseePetCONNECT.com business members receive private login access to their own dedicated webpage on the site including their business description, interactive mapping, photo gallery, video gallery-YouTube uploads, EZ Coupon uploads, Facebook Fan Page set-up, customer reviews, hours of business, e-mail link, brochure/flyer downloads, personal website link, training videos, and included free in the daily Featured Business rotation on the websites home page.
TallahasseePetCONNECT uses Social Media tools like Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to introduce local pet owners to the website and their business members. Proven search engine marketing techniques help to attract buyers searching online for local pet-related products & services specifically. Weekly gift certificate give-a-ways redeemable at member businesses and ongoing targeted e-mail and direct mail marketing campaigns help members reach the folks they need to reach...local pet owners!
"We address the two greatest concerns of small business owners today: Reaching new customers online and staying in touch with current clients." says Steven Bailey co-founder of TallahasseePetCONNECT.
TallahasseePetCONNECT.com also helps their business members get listed in local search results on search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing, improving chances that they will be seen by online shoppers. Unlike the national listing portals, business members are included in ongoing local marketing campaigns and receive real world video training on how to better compete in today's online marketplace.
With over 74% of households now using the Internet when shopping locally for products and services, the Internet has become an important part of reaching customers and building brand recognition for local businesses. Unfortunately, most Internet marketing solutions are simply too expensive and time consuming for busy small business owners. Even if they pay thousands of dollars to design a website, most do not know how to promote it to their existing or potential customers.
"We know most independent merchants don't have the time or resources to learn and manage all of the different ways larger companies connect with consumers online. That's why we decided to create the site. Now, a local pet business owner can market like the big dogs …on a chihuahua budget!" said Bailey
TallahasseePetCONNECT.com provides much needed value to local pet-related businesses and services for a very reasonable annual subscription fee. For only $99 a month business owners can gain access to the complete suite of marketing features. However, during the Initial Launch Period businesses can join for only $49 a month for a professionally managed online campaign.
About Next Wave SUCCESS
Founded in 2005, they provide "guerrilla" marketing, consulting and social media management services to SMB's throughout the US and Canada. Their expertise enables local businesses to leverage the power of the Internet to attract and retain customers. Group marketing projects like TallahasseePetCONNECT allows Next Wave SUCCESS to offer its services to small business owners for a fraction of their normal consulting and management fees. Four other Florida markets are planned to launch within the year.