Step 11: Market Your Business!

Let people know about you! Social media is a great, free way to publicize your business and interact with customers. 

Use Facebook for Business ( As a minimum, you should have a Facebook page for your business, which can serve as your website until you are ready to build a custom website. Include your hours, contact information, and lots of pictures.  Post regularly and respond to questions promptly.

Other social media sites to consider include Twitter (, Google (, and Instagram (

Traditional marketing can help too. Consider newspaper ads, flyers, and targeted mailings, and remember the library can help you do this.