Most local business owners have the unenviable task of having to wear several hats. As well as being on top of the daily running of the business, keeping up to date with accounting requirements and planning how the business is going to grow over the next 12 months, SMEs have to invest an increasing amount of time and money in maintaining their digital presence.
While posting regular tweets and Facebook updates can be done easily, optimising profiles for local Google searches or social activity is a far more complex feat. As consumers are relying more on online recommendation services and geo-targeted search, real commercial opportunities are available for SMEs with a locally optimised presence.
Making the process of profile optimisation considerably easier is Localistico, a service that helps businesses with physical locations improve their digital discovery. Localistico will be one of the three new companies pitching at the Building a Billion Dollar Startup event in east London on Wednesday 30th September.
Building a Billion Dollar Startup is a knowledge and networking event by StrategyEye that brings together some of the brightest minds in the startup scene.
As well as five-minute rapid-fire pitches from Localistico, Lobster and TeamFirst, the event will have keynote presentations from two fast-growing businesses that recently received unicorn status; cloud communications platform Twilio and the France-based long distance ridesharing service BlaBlaCar.
The evening will be capped off with rounds of networking, pizza and drinks with 130 investors, entrepreneurs, consultants and advisors, creating the perfect opportunity to find out more about any of the startups and network with potential business or financial partners.
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