Starting up a small business and building a brand can take some serious work. Most of these business owners are driven to succeed, yet build up "Mental Traps" that can ultimately cost them time and money in the long run. With a little bit of knowledge and some smart decisions, a business can be successful in todays market. Thanks for the post Phil!

7 Mental Traps That Keep Businesses Down in the Local Rankings

Yes, itís tough to build a site thatís more than an online paperweight, and improve your rankings, and get reviews, and so forth. If youíre not visible in Google Places and beyond but youíre trying, at least youíre headed in the right direction.
But many business owners talk themselves into not doing enough to get the customers they need. They hurt themselves with weak excuses.