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 Why should you become a member of FindTheBiz (FTB)? 

FTB live since October 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    revised May 14, 2018


The question you should really be asking is: Why should you not become a member! Listed below are 50 plus reasons, many of which gave rise to the concept, creation and development of FTB. No doubt these facts, truths, and understandings you may have or may not have realized will stimulate, motivate and convince you to become a member of FTB today. 

From the inception FTB was developed to be a video marketing and promoting service for business owners to gain more control and take charge of their internet advertising. You should be video marketing your business because a good video is a powerful way to brand your business and help to make your business a household name in and around your community. (coming soon, see our blog post on how to video market your business)

Listed below are present trending numbers that should prompt you start video marketing your business right now:  

  • Video marketing is the fastest growing internet market and, it is the future content of the web.
  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, then 1 minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. (James McQuivey). (Video Marketing: The Future of Content Marketing, Forbes Agency Council)
  • It is projected that video will take up 80% of online traffic by 2019. (Video Marketing: The Future of Content Marketing, Forbes Agency Council)
  • Landing pages with video can convert 80% of their traffic. (Video Marketing: The Future of Content Marketing, Forbes Agency Council)
  • 90% of consumers say video influences their purchasing decisions. (Video Marketing: The Future of Content Marketing, Forbes Agency Council)
  • Of US internet audience 85% watch videos online. (37 Staggering Video Marketing Stats for 2018, Mary Lister, May 1, 2018)
  • Marketing via video can generate 66% more qualified leads. (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • 97% of businesses utilizing video say it helps users understand their business better. (Wyzowl’s 2017 Stat of Video Marketing) (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • Businesses using video have noted 60% returning customer rate. (Tiger Fitness, Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • Watching video accounts for 1/3 of online activity. (37 Staggering Video Marketing Stats for 2018, Mary Lister, May 1, 2018)
  • Facebook numbers show 500 million Facebook users watch video daily. (Forbes)  (37 Staggering Video Marketing Stats for 2018, Mary Lister, May 1, 2018) 
  • Video marketing will grow your business 49% faster than not using video. (37 Staggering Video Marketing Stats for 2018, Mary Lister, May 1, 2018)
  • Most people if given the choice between reading text or watching a video would choose the video. In fact, 79% of consumers would rather watch a video than read about a product. (Wyzowl) (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • 2/3 of online marketers use video to market. (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • Hubspot found that 43% of consumers want to view more video. (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • 90% of users view video on their mobile device. Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • People who view videos retain 95% of your message versus 10% retention when reading text. (37 Staggering Video Marketing Stats for 2018, Mary Lister, May 1, 2018)
  • Marketers, 51%, across the world say video has the best ROI. (37 Staggering Video Marketing Stats for 2018, Mary Lister, May 1, 2018)
  • Google has found that 50% of web users view video before visiting a store. (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018) 
  • Web users spend 88% more time on your website if you have video. (37 Staggering Video Marketing Stats for 2018, Mary Lister, May 1, 2018)
  • There are 8 billion video views on Facebook daily. (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • Cisco states that there will be 1 million minutes of video per second crossing the web by 2020 and, 82% of internet traffic will be video viewed by consumers. (Video Marketing Stats: What You Must Know, Sharon Hurley Hall, May 1, 2018)
  • Video will improve your SEO and therefore your click-through rates if you are seeking to improve your page position. 

Take home message: Start marketing your business with video today! Do not get left behind!

  You should become a member...   

  1. because FTB was made to have the back of business owners who are truly dedicated to providing good products, good services and good customer service.
  2. because FTB provides our members with superior power and control for their online business marketing and promotion.
  3. because with FTB your online marketing is always on and never hidden which is the way it should be!
  4. because at any stage of growth your business deserves to be well represented online.
  5. because when you make FTB your channel it will be a powerful voice for your business within your community.
  6. because with a good message FTB members can dramatically improve their business exposure in their local community and even beyond.
  7. because with FTB it is simply about the effectiveness of your message and not about your knowledge of SEO or your page position.  
  8. because FTB always provides all our members with a fair and level playing field regardless of membership level. 
  9. because the FTB focus is to genuinely help your business reach its full potential through fair play.  
  10. because FTB will never play lord, gatekeeper, controller or hinderer of your business marketing and promotion.
  11. because FTB provides the tremendous growth opportunity for new and existing or long-standing businesses.
  12. because FTB allows you to add up to 3 businesses (of the same name) within each biz profile.  
  13. because with FTB your business profile provides you with monitoring statistics for business profile views.
  14. because no other marketing service supports your business like FTB (other services will not do this for you because they are not set up to back your business in this way).
  15. because you deserve to get the most out of your business marketing efforts!
  16. because we give you more marketing and promotion freedoms without the associated costs. 
  17. because you can update your profile and change your business promotion whenever you like and, it cost you nothing (it is all under your control).
  18. because with FTB there is no threat of your budget being busted! 
  19. because you will take better care of your business marketing needs than anyone else; and FTB gives you the ability to do just that.
  20. because this is the way marketing and promoting should be for business.
  21. because your business(s) is/are just as important as anyone else’s
  22. because protecting your livelihood is of the utmost importance. 
  23. because you should NEVER let anyone tell you your business is 2nd to any business or put your business in 2nd place.
  24. because with FTB having your own website is not a necessity for new start-ups.
  25. because with FTB there is no need to hire an online marketing expert to help you understand, market and promote your business. 
  26. because with FTB your testimonials or reviews are held in suspense until you approve or disapprove them. 
  27. because suspense of your testimonials and reviews gives you the chance to take the appropriate actions to protect and defend your business reputation. 
  28. because most business owners are fully committed and give enormous efforts to providing good and excellent customer service because they know and understand the repercussions of doing otherwise which makes it is completely unfair, bogus and wrong to allow one bad review or bad testimonial to adversely affect such business(s).         
  29. because control of your business destiny is better in your hands than in someone else's!
  30. because FTB is committed to developing and designing new ways to help our members effectively market and promote their business online and within their community and beyond.
  31. because our format for your service is designed to give your business limitless possibilities.
  32. because the FTB App is your App... our service was made to represent your business!
  33. because with FTB you can directly affect your bottom line daily via a sale and/or special event posted to your social media, and via push notices sent directly to the phone or mobile device of those who favorite your business and in effect impacting your bottom line and securing a long-term relationship with your customers.
  34. because it cost you “nothing’ to post a sale or special event with FTB. There is no profit splitting
  35. because with FTB you can directly reward and thank people who favorite your business(s) via a push notice sent to their phone or mobile device and in turn make them good marketers business and lifelong customers or patrons.
  36. because at FTB we understand that competition is inherent in business and we reject the notion of devising and designing our service to ramp up the competition between businesses solely to improve our bottom line. Our members gain a huge advantage over other services which are more cut-throat like with businesses that compete for advertising with these services.
  37. because FTB will not game your business marketing (refer to #7 above). 
  38. because other services just don't represent your business(s) in the way you want them to. 
  39. because you should agree your marketing and promotion should not be blocked, hindered, held back, ranked for placement, or limited by the contrived advertising systems which you pay to be part of. 
  40. because Internet advertising should make it much easier for all businesses NOT more difficult and complicated. 
  41. because the internet which is given to everyone should work for businesses more equally!
  42. because most other internet advertising systems are designed and rigged so that if you are not playing their games your business(s) maybe suffering, be missing out on or losing customers or patrons.
  43. because you are sick and tired of your business being pigeon holed and your marketing efforts being ineffective, fruitless and unproductive as a result!
  44. because the underlying message of other services where you get unfair, unequal, negative and even zero exposure of your marketing and promotion efforts is that your business is unworthy of doing well.  
  45. because they keep building systems that perpetuate the notion that only a limited few deserve to and are meant to do well in life and in business while most others deserve mediocracy or to be substandard and we don’t buy into that for our members.
  46. because your website exists in a very large sea of websites and businesses owners coaxed into developing their own apps will become a very similar analogy, not to mention the expense involved. However, being on an app that is fair, levels the playing field, provides a platform for effective marketing and promotion, keeps your business out front, supports your true business integrity at a very reasonable cost is an invaluable service. 
  47. because you simply don't like, abhor, disagree with and reject the other online systems and services which ramp up competition (purposely and unnecessarily), limit and control your exposure, make you jump through hoops, promote cutthroat style advertising, give you limited control and adversely affect your bottom line. 
  48. because when it comes to business, people can make their own choices and they often desire more choices.
  49. because today technology is a supportive friend to your business and no business should struggle, flounder or fail due to poor exposure and ineffective marketing.
  50. because we at FTB would like to see more people flourish because of business successes.
  51. because if small businesses predominate in your country, there should be a business-friendly marketing alternative.
  52. because sometimes to progress we must make changes to the way things are done, and at FTB we feel strongly that this is what is needed when it comes to business marketing.
  53. because the reasons why you should far outweigh the reasons why you shouldn't!                               
  54. because we could list many more reasons but, do you really need any more or any better reasons? 

What does the FindTheBiz App do?

The App is a business locator for consumers and a fantastic marketing and promotion device for business owners. The FTB App displays businesses by location, GPS. Consumers search by type of business, only. Search results will display matching member businesses. Searches can also be made by name, city, state and/or zip code. Search results display icons which are associated with business search results helping to explain what is in the business profile. The numbers next to the icons denote sale(s), event(s), photos, video(s) and testimonial(s). These are located at the bottom of each member listing if present within the biz profile. Clicking on the business name opens the business profile for the user to view.  Depending upon the level of membership a business profile may contain an extensive or limited business or personal bio, photo(s), video(s), sale(s) and/or special event(s).

When the app is opened it displays businesses that are closest to the user’s device. The FTB App provides a great way for your business to stay on the radar of consumers in your community. It works most effectively for business owners who seek and need more control via direct advertising to consumers. Business owners can keep their business out front by having frequent sales or hosting or sponsoring events as often as they wish without worry of sharing or splitting their profits. 


What makes FindTheBiz.com different?

With FTB your online marketing is completely in your hands. It is uncomplicated, easy to manage and requires zero knowledge of SEO! Listing your biz with FTB provides you with the most powerful internet marketing tool to promote and market your business to your local public. Your location determines your listing and you determine the effectiveness of your online marketing. With FTB you control your testimonials or reviews. There is no rating system; we simply let the consumer decide based on your message to them. Your focus need only be to put out a good and informative biz profile with a good video commercial message to fully exploit the true benefits of FTB. Having a sale or event exponentially increases the likelihood of your business being patronized. 

Our Gold and Platinum Members are able convey to their local consumers effectively via year around video commercial(s) about their business. FindTheBiz.com can be your website if you choose, although we do provide a direct link to your website if you already have one or you will be developing one. By choosing to become a Gold or Platinum Member you receive a television and radio like platform to promote your biz at a fraction of the cost 24/7 - 365 days a year. FTB is all about you and your biz and since we know that 97% of consumers search for local businesses online and 90% of them call for more information, come in or make a purchase after performing the search better initial contact information will give you a distinct advantage over the competition. There are other options out there for you but none of them provides a platform that gives you the superior control of your internet presence like FindTheBiz.com. We exist to give you the security of knowing your marketing is highly effective, working for you, with cost controls in place, reigns to control of your online biz profile, and to give you the power to connect with your local public 24/7 – 365 without worry.

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