Business Will Not Find You

Last night I met up with a crowd of restaurant reviewers from the local Yelp community. Yelp, for those of you who are not familiar with it, is a community of on-line reviewers who contribute reviews of restaurants and other businesses. Over time, visitors to the site can get an increasingly accurate perception of how businesses are perceived by prior customers, and I have found the site to be hugely valuable in planning restaurants to visit and businesses to hire.

I went to the meet up because I actively contribute to Yelp. I enjoy the process of critiquing my experiences at restaurants and other businesses and I like knowing that good service can be rewarded with the simple act of writin


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2 Responses to Business Will Not Find You

  1. Ann says:

    I went to an artists conference a couple of years back and met a fantastic copyright attorney. She gave a great talk about copyrighting art, derivative art and covering yourself and even had a book about artists copyrights, which was clear, succinct and tremendously helpful.

    I recently joined a rock and gem club. I joined because I was interested in finding out where I could find raw materials and possibly find out more about working with harder stones. The first meeting I attended not only told me where I could find one specific stone, but also about changes in a law I’d heard about (that are to my advantage) AND they said that at their next show, even if I don’t have a table, they’d be more than willing to put a piece or two in their display case along with contact info — got even more than I was looking for! LOL

    Make sure to bring along plenty of business cards to that tal for writers! :-)

  2. Forest says:

    This is a great post…. I just started a web design site with a few friends and one of our plans is for our Chicago partner to hit the local business scene and get our name out there far and wide.

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