Texas Business Directory - Help Files

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We truly hope that you find the below instructions and videos helpful in learning how to navigate and function on this website. Please, do not hesitate to reach out to us preferably over email and ask questions or request assistance. We will be glad to help you in any way we can.

Click: Register Now
Fill out: First & Last Name
Fill out: Username & Email
Answer: reCAPTCHA
Click: Register
Check: Your email
Click: Link to set password
Set password & save

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Fill out: Username & Password
Answer: reCAPTCHA
Click: Log in
Click: Upload Photo
Select your logo or facial photo
Fill in the entire profile to establish credibility

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How to list your business
Register for an account
Insure you are Sign in
Look at your user dashboard
Noticed you only have profile, inbox, and reviews as options on the Dashboard Menu
Go back to the main site (front page)
Click on Add Listing (top right – Next to your username)
The Listing Plans will appear
Select the Listing Plan you would like (if a discount is being offered for that plan, you will be able to add the discount at checkout)
The Business Listing Intake Form will appear
Fill out the form in full
Is always best to input your address manually, and to include GPS Coordinates (which you can get from google maps)
Insure to select the proper category for your business, ADD Tags, and a goof short description. This will help you improve how easily you are found via search engines.
Save & preview your listing (changes can be made from your Dashboard)
Go back to your Dashboard
You will notice your left menu now has several additional options.
Select Listing from the user dashboard menu
Your business listing (or multiple if you own multiple listings) will show up.
On the far right, you will notice your listing is pending, and you have a button to pay.
Click on “PAY”
Your checkout will begin (insert a coupon if you have one)
Complete your payment (your listing should now be active and visible)
Again, you can make improvements to your listing through your user dashboard.

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Sign in before starting
Return to your dashboard
On the left menu click: “Listings”
You can see there when it was published last, when it expires, your associated plan, your status (should read “Published”).
Click on the 3 DOTS on the far right of your listing
From the pulldown, click on “Edit”
Make whatever additions, or changes
Insure to add your business social media accounts, work hours, all contact information. Take your time and make look professional
Insure to add a LOGO. If you don’t have one, you can ask us as a courtesy to help you with a basic logo for free.
Update and preview your changes
Sometimes, depending on certain information, your listing will be queued to be reviewed before you can see it again post edits. If that is the case, allow us 24 hours please before requesting assistance.

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We suggest being signed on before starting
Search for, and find or create your Business Listing
Select and Open your Business Listing
On the right panel of your listing click: Claim Now!
Fill out the CLAIM form in FULL
Documents that prove ownership must be attached
If you do not provide proof of ownership, we cannot give you ownership of the listing.
Submit the CLAIM form
Return to your Dashboard
Complete your profile
Until we approve your CLAIM (may take up to 24 hours, usually less than 8), you will not see your listing in your dashboard
Once we approve your CLAIM, return to your dashboard
You will now see more options on your left menu
Select Listings
On your business listing select the 3 dots on the far right
From the pulldown select “Change Plan” option

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Sign in before starting
Return to your dashboard
On the left menu click: “Appointments”
A button will appear labeled: “Start Now”
Click on the button to “Start Accepting Appointments Now”
Select the pulldown in “Select Appointment Duration for Each Slot” (defaulted to 45 minutes)
Your choices are 15, 30, 45, 60, and 90 minute slots for the appointments. Make the pertinent Selection
Under: “Add or listings to accept appointments”. Select your listing or listings if more than one.
On the bottom right of the screen click on the “SAVE” Button.
You will get a message saying: “You are all set to accept appointments”
Go to the main page, and open your actual business listing (NOT THE DASHBOARD)
If you completed this step correctly, your will see in the right menu of your listing a calendar icon with “Book and Appointment Now”
Select one appointment to test it and so you can familiarize yourself with how it works.
You are now ready to accept appointments through your listing

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Sign in before starting
Return to your dashboard
On the left menu click: “Coupons”
Click on “ADD NEW”
A coupon intake form will appear
Choose the Listing for the Coupon (select your listing or listings)
Fill out the entire form.
Add a Feature Image for the coupon if you have one
On the bottom, far right, click on SAVE
The words: “Coupon Created Successfully should appear
Open your business listing from the main page, to check on your coupon.
Your coupon should now be visible and active.

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Sign in before starting
Return to your dashboard
On the left menu click: “Announcements”
Click on “ADD NEW ANNOUNCEMENT”
The announcement intake form will appear
Insure to “Choose your Listing” (select the listing associated to the announcement)
Fill out the form in full
On the bottom right of the page click on “SAVE”
The words: “Announcement Added Successfully” should appear.
Go to the main page and open your business listing, to check on your announcement.
Your announcement should now be active and posted

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You should sign into your profile
Search for the business listing
Select the business listing you wish to review
In the listing click on the down arrow next to Write a Review
If you are signed on the button will say “Submit Review”
If you are not signed in, the button will say “Signup & Submit Review”
Either way you will be required to have a profile to leave a review
The more stars the better the performance rating
You can rate Professionalism, Customer Service, Work Ethics & Price
You may also enter a title and summary of the review
KEEP IT PROFESSIONAL – NO CURSING ALLOWED!!!
ALL Reviews will be proofread and approved before posting

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Sign in before starting
Return to your dashboard
On the left menu click: “Event”
An Event intake form will appear
In the form: Choose your business as the “Event Organizer Listing”
Fill in all the form blocks
Include Grid Coordinates (you can get them from google maps)
Insure to include an image associated to your event
Include a link where folks can get tickets; if necessary

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PayPal

This website accepts payment from your bank account, credit cards, checking account, debit card, line of credit through Pay Pal.

You will need a PayPal account to pay for services in this website.  You can sign up for one if you don’t have one while trying to checkout. Their accounts are free of charge and simple to sign up for. They provide a lot security with online purchase, and provide a lot flexibility to pay for things online.

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