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    Shoutout from Chicagoland!

    Completely new to this, but it looks like a wide open green field still, with so many horrible local SMB websites around (as just one indicator of large value add opportunity).

    Already familiar with consulting, marketing, in IT field, so feel this is complimentary.

    Formulating startup plan, along with skill development, finding avenues for quality outsourcing, etc..

    Just came across this forum, so looking forward to researching the tips and guidance here.

    Any pointers on startup (beyond, just do it)?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Shoutout from Chicagoland!

    Hi Jerry,

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on deciding to enter the world of Google Local.
    You are in for a wild ride!

    I'd start in our Google Local 101 sub forum. Where some of the more beginner posts are. But there is really nothing here at the forum that goes step-by-step about how to get started.

    Then I'd read a few of the posts in Consultant's Corner that talk about pricing, prospecting and different business building ideas. Then there are important stickies at the top of most of the main forums you could read. That should help get you off to a good start.

    Holler as you have questions along the way. We're here to help!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Shoutout from Chicagoland!

    Welcome Jerry!
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    Re: Shoutout from Chicagoland!

    Welcome aboard Jerry. Glad to have you.
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    Re: Shoutout from Chicagoland!

    Welcome Jerry. Grab a comfortable chair, a pot of coffee, and enjoy the reading. There's gold everywhere in the pages of this forum.

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    Re: Shoutout from Chicagoland!

    Thanks for the welcomes.

    Linda already started browsing here, and is why I joined. Great content!

    Also, thanks for the pointers on where to start - look forward to learning and participating here.

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