The holidays are finally here. For many of you, this season is key to a profitable retail year. And if you’re spending money to promote your business or run special offers, you want to make sure all of your potential customers know your store hours.

Update your Store Hours online

“Google My Business” is one of the best, free marketing tools available to small business owners. Besides making it easier for shoppers searching on Google to find your store, it allows you to post store updates, photos and direction details. With all of the holidays during Christmas and New Years, make sure customers know exactly when you’re open for business. If you already have a Google My Business account, you can simply update your store hours under the Info section.

Don’t have a Google My Business account yet?

So what do you do if you haven’t set-up your Google My Business account yet? Sign-up online as soon as you can as it can take up to 2 weeks to verify your business. Follow our simple 4-step guide here to set-up a new account. Once you’ve registered, Google will mail you a postcard to confirm your address.

In the mean time, you can still claim your business listing and add your business hours on Google right away. Simply search for your business name and location and update the details for any unclaimed listing. Make sure that you use the same information to register a new account or update any listings.

Happy Selling!

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