New feature from MapQuest is out, submit your local business listing today. MapQuest is also offering two premium listing levels at $99 and $399 per year — the latter of which includes distribution of business information to other sites like Yelp, Yahoo Local, SuperPages and others.You can view more information on http://listings.mapquest.com/apps/#places.
I've recently come across a video about how the changes in Google effect sponsored and organic listings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvSmGKrwR4c). The way Google has become the super-power of the internet domain, by controlling how internet advertising campaigns are handled on a daily basis.
Greet your customers
Have you ever walked into a business and felt unwelcome? Ever figure out what it was that made you feel that way? My experience working with independent business owners has lead me to believe attitude is 100% important in a job environment.