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Manta Introduces ‘Marketing Pro’ Offering to Arm Small Business Owners with Personal Marketing Experts, Propel Business Growth

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manta, one of the largest online resources dedicated to small business, recently introduced its Marketing Pro service for small business owners – personal, real-time support from experienced marketing professionals.

Each small business owner with a Manta Premium Subscription is matched with a Manta Marketing Pro. Manta’s Pros create custom marketing plans for each small business owner, focusing on SEO, social media marketing, and reputation management tactics, among others. Marketing Pros are available to small business owners via telephone or email.

“Many small business owners just don’t have the time to figure out how to compete in the digital age. The Marketing Pros do more than help small business owners market their businesses – we help them stay ahead of competition,” said Manta Marketing Pro Jon Flaugher in Manta’s Columbus, Ohio location. “I’m thrilled to be a part of something that has such an immediate impact on small business owners.”

Lack of resources and marketing know-how can be significant challenges for all small business owners. A recent Manta survey found that 27 percent of small business owners do not have a marketing plan in place, largely because they do not have the time or knowledge to make one. Conversely, one in four (23 percent) small business owners spend more than 20 hours per week marketing their businesses. This disconnect leads to a gap in the marketplace and frustration for small business owners.

“Some of the difficulty I have in growing my business is that I don't always have a great grasp on certain marketing strategies. My Marketing Pro does everything humanly possible to help market my company using her expertise in business marketing tactics,” said Roy Sutton, Owner, Pain Support Groups LLC. “She always researches any issues that I bring to her attention and bends over backwards to try to accommodate the needs I have regarding my profile.”

With a Manta Premium Subscription, at less than $100 per month, small business owners benefit from Manta’s suite of services, including Online Marketing Scans, which provide a thorough and immediate assessment of small businesses’ digital presence across the internet. The service ensures small business owners’ listing information is accurately covered across more than 50 online directories including Google, Yelp and Facebook, allowing owners to capture new customers. Other benefits include a premium listing page on Manta, a guaranteed 1,000 Manta ad views and a featured placement in Manta search. Marketing Pros are always available to help execute these campaigns and ensure owners are getting the best results possible.

“Manta’s Marketing Pros ensure our members’ marketing is covered across multiple online platforms, including local directories, social media, Google and more. This addition to our suite of products and services gives small business owners the real-time assistance they need to grow their businesses,” said Manta CEO John Swanciger. “Manta is thrilled to support our members in this way; it’s a service we know makes an impact on small business success.”

About Manta
Manta empowers small business owners to succeed on their own terms by helping them stand out, connect with customers and grow their companies. Our solutions include a small business directory with millions of unique monthly visitors, educational content and a suite of products to manage critical business needs. We strive to inform and inspire through learning opportunities, proprietary research, and a robust online community for dialogue and collaboration. Thousands of business owners join Manta each month. Visit manta.com to learn why.

Contact: Kaitlin Mansour 312-648-6004 Manta (at) walkersands (dot) com

Source: Manta