PEILOCAL.COM is an online home for small businesses.
“We can do so much more working together than we can ever do on our own” has always been the business mantra of Catherine Arsenault, owner/operator of The Atlantic Business Alliance . Atlantic Business Alliance is proud to umbrella over 1000 small businesses in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia by dynamic on line resources of PEILOCAL.COM and NSLOCAL.CA
The endeavor began right here on PEI when Island business owners linked arms to create an environment where small businesses can compete in a larger market place. We began as PEI Business Directory but as scam directories began to surface we listened to the businesses we represent and sought a change to better communicate who we are and what we do. Our economy depends on educating the public on the urgency of supporting local. The more self sufficient each business culture is the stronger their future is. Everything we do is to bring forth that strong message to support and buy local.
As we all know an internet presence is no longer an option in this new world market and without it business owners are placing themselves at a huge disadvantage. Unfortunately with the massive explosion of internet business it is a challenge to be found in a huge sea of websites that is growing faster than any other medium before it. It is hard for us to fully grasp the way the internet has changed how we do business ; yet to flourish we have to embrace it.
Small business owners master at their particular crafts but rarely have the time to stay current with marketing trends and as the internet changes so rapidly it is challenging to stay well informed on how to position your business within it. That’s where we come in.
What PEILOCAL has accomplished is harnessing the power of the internet to spotlight only small and medium sized businesses. We assume the responsibility of promoting our local businesses on the web and walk them through the process. We have a skilled team that are highly efficient at what they do, from graphic design and building websites to software development. Even the businesses with an existing website benefit extensively by utilizing the strength of our numbers to make sure their site gets noticed. We believe we maximize a businesses investment in their existing marketing; be it a web site or other medium by promoting it from a site that boasts over 800,000 hits a month. Our business pages are specifically requested 250,000 times each month . That is significant traffic that is benefiting small business.
We are committed to providing each business with personalized and outstanding service. Upon enrolling, each new business is greeted by a representative who will guide them through positioning themselves on the internet as well as each member benefit included . Our benefit package gives business owners the tools they need to grow and make more money in their businesses. Our members receive information resources, online advertising, preferred pricing on merchant rates , health and dental plan, retirement plans and most importantly a custom webpage to promote their business ..all for just a little over a dollar a day.
Our success is only possible because of the strength of our numbers. Suppliers understand that we represent over a thousand active and involved small business owners. Our buying power and advertising reach grows with each new business.
The future of small business depends on the commitment of independent business owners to join together and fight back against the big-multi nationals. As PEILOCAL grows, our web presence and influence grows, and everyone wins.
Every week we see existing and new businesses making the decision to utilize our services and maximize the power of the internet for their business.