Far too often, businesses hire expensive marketing firms to increase visibility and traffic, but their efforts fall far short of their claims. LocalBlox is dedicated to helping small local businesses succeed and the firm’s founder, Sabira Arefin, announced that the site now encompasses a comprehensive suite of tools to feature member businesses.
“We offer high-tech tools and free ads to help businesses reach local customers,” said Arefin. “SoLoMo for SmallBiz is one of most recent offerings. It allows businesses to reach local customers and take advantage of opportunities presented by mobile consumers with geo-targeting technology.”
LocalBlox is the first company of its kind to gather disparate individuals from their own local communities to work as ambassadors toward creating online neighborhoods that are a reflection of the physical communities. The business portion of the site utilizes the efforts of ambassadors who work to promote local businesses through hyper-local directories, B2B networking and social bookmarking, along with local mobile marketing and a community page complete with SEO.
SoLoMo for SmallBiz allows neighborhood business owners to compete successfully with competitors who may have larger advertising and marketing budgets. When consumers come within a predetermined range, companies can contact them with deals, special promotions and announcements for increased visibility and traffic to physical stores.
The other facet of LocalBlox features the human side of relationships within neighborhoods. One of the newest features is the firm’s Blockwatch app for the iPhone. The application provides reviews and information about individual neighborhoods and functions as an online Neighborhood Watch. Community members, travelers and visitors can obtain neighborhood safety information about specific areas through mobile location technology.
LocalBlox offers integrated social media to keep local residents informed about upcoming social and cultural events, missing pets, and suspicious activity that affects the safety and welfare of the entire community. A variety of forums provide the means for members to engage in constructive discourse on the many issues and concerns that directly affects the viability of the community as a whole.
The innovative firm now serves 60,000 neighborhoods throughout the U.S. and employs an open membership policy that includes a worldwide audience. Individuals around the globe can maintain contact with their hometowns, friends and neighbors from virtually any locale. The firm is also doing its part to be a good neighbor by contributing a portion of its revenues to support local communities. LocalBlox is dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses forge neighborhood connections for financially stable and productive communities.