One big part to running a business online or running your own business in general is getting local citations out there. When you get local citations out there in business directories, it will help boost your companies name up to the top of google in the local map section. This section can be seen at the very top of googles 1st page when you type in a city and its niche that you are looking for.
What local citations are is just putting your company name, address and phone number and other information into business directories and it’s a sign to search engines that you have an important company in the eyes of customers and it helps boost your company up the rankings.
There are several local listing directories for local citation. One of the popular one is Yellow Pages. Others like Yelp, Criag list and Foursquare are those that you can rely on. You should definitely have a Google My Business account and put up as much information as possible. This way, your brand name will be searchable online.