Click here to get started! and then fill out the right-page, "Official Page". The next page is some simple instructions to get your page live; you can post a picture, import your contacts and much more. With just a little work you can be live on Facebook in 5 minutes!
I think this next-step is a very important part of getting your business on the Facebook-map though! 'Claim your place!'
To claim your Place, search for your business name on Facebook via the normal Search bar. If your business’s Place already exists on Facebook, click on it to visit its page. At the bottom left side of your Place there will be a link that says "Is this your business?" Click on the link and you will be directed to a claiming flow.
Facebook will ask you to verify that you are the owner through a phone verification process, or you may be asked for document verification. Once your claim is confirmed, you will own your Place on Facebook. (Source: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=18365)
If a customer comes into your place of business with their mobile phone they can broadcast to all of their Facebook-Friends that they are there! Talk about getting the word out for you!
Their status could look like this if they just walked into their favorite Exercise Facility for a class:
Or perhaps if they walked into your restaurant it would say: "Waiting for my favorite Cheddar Soup" - at Hometown Restaurant
Or if they are signing paperwork for the closing of their house: "I'm going to be a homeowner!" - at Cindy Jones of Prudential Real Estate
You get the idea! The Military-Family is a huge network of family and friends. As they "check-in" to your business the world will start to spread like wild-fire!
So get out there and get the word out!
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com
PS. We'd love to help give your fan-base a boost on Facebook.
- First, become a Fan of MilitaryAvenue by clicking on 'Like' on our page.
- Then you can either write on our wall and introduce yourself including a link to your Facebook Business page -or-
- From your business-Facebook page set the status to "We proudly offer a military discount at @MilitaryAvenue" and then perhaps include a link to your discount, or mention what your discount is. You will have to type in @MilitaryAvenue and then click on our page when it shows up in the list. If this is done correctly your business-status will also show on MilitaryAvenue's Facebook page.