One of the challenges of having a new business is staying abreast of all of the different marketing and informational resources available to you. Friend Tim recently noted that that I was not on Google Places and I took the necessary steps to rectify that situation. In a meeting with a consultant, I was also advised to take advantage of a service called GetListed.org. This is a one stop shop to get your business listed on Yahoo!, Bing, Yelp, and other search sites (in addition to Google).
It is interesting how high this blog comes up on Google and Bing searches when looking for Zoe Boutique Alexandria. I've had people come into the store (that I did not know) who told me they've been reading my blog! While I am certainly aware that anything I write here (or on Facebook or Twitter or elsewhere) is pretty much available for anyone to read, it is still amazing to me that people I don't know even want to read it!
In other store related news, I purchased some dog treats during my shopping expeditions on Monday. And I got to give them to my first doggie customers yesterday! Next up, leash hooks for the dressing rooms (thanks, Juice!)