Is Your Business Open This Weekend? Let Your Customers Know

Here in Canada, we are coming up on Easter Weekend. This means that many businesses will take the opportunity to have a 3 or 4 day weekend (especially consulting or B2B types of businesses that don’t serve customers in a bricks and mortar location) and others will be closed on Good Friday and / or Easter Monday.

It is confusing because that is our norm in Ontario, but our neighbours in Quebec are open on Sunday and closed on Monday!

Depending upon the type of business you are, you might have a sign in your window (e.g. a shopping mall) or a notice in your email signature (a consultant). Retail locations in particular (and perhaps restaurants) need to update their Google My Business (and quickly as edits can take up to 3 days to be visible in Google Maps).

Here’s how:

  1. Login at GMB (Google My Business)
  2. Click on your listing
  3. Click on Info in the left navigation
  4. Change the hours or mark yourself as closed

I was able to very quickly mark DriveTraffic Digital Marketing as closed for the Easter weekend as well as for Victoria Day. If I were ambitious I would add the remainder of the 2018 holidays as well, but I’ll save that for my VA (Virtual Assistant)!

Have a great weekend and update those hours!

P.S. You can add a special message to let customers know you are OPEN as well! Before you click on info, you can add a post. Great touch to ensure they know that you keep your GMB (maps) up to date!

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