Serial Entrepreneur Sheila Malhotra Launches Urban Local to Empower Small Businesses and Regenerate Local Communities
New York, September 26, 2023 (USANews.com) - Sheila Malhotra, a seasoned serial entrepreneur, small business owner, and passionate advocate for small businesses, has embarked on a mission to revitalize local communities by bridging the gap between small businesses and their local customer base. Urban Local, a pioneering initiative spearheaded by Sheila, is set to revolutionize the way small businesses connect with their community, fostering trust and brand loyalty.
Understanding the paramount importance of community in the success of small businesses, Sheila Malhotra has taken a visionary step by creating Urban Local platforms, designed specifically for local regions and cities. Sheila's commitment to empowering small businesses stems from her recognition of the challenges they face in competing with larger brands, especially in the realm of digital marketing.
In today's digital age, many small businesses allocate a substantial portion of their budget to pay-per-click advertising, ranging from $2500 to $10,000 per month, only to experience disappointing conversion rates. Sheila firmly believes that the solution lies in creating hyper-local marketplaces that not only build strong community bonds but also offer small businesses a cost-effective and efficient way to reach their local customer base.
According to recent surveys, 82% of consumers express their desire to support local businesses. However, they often struggle to find these businesses or connect with them due to the overwhelming influence of global social media algorithms. Urban Local is set to change this landscape by launching 10 local regions over the next 12 months, starting with "New York Local."
Each regional platform provided by Urban Local is hyper-local in nature, offering a range of benefits to businesses:
Customizable Business Listings: Urban Local's software enables businesses to customize their listings with articles, events, and offers. These posts are automatically optimized for relevant keywords, ensuring improved visibility on major search engines.
Seamless Community Engagement: Urban Local platforms facilitate effortless customer engagement, community building that brings about brand recognition and trust leading to increased customer retention.
Marketing Services & Sponsorships: Small businesses can also opt for premium services, including marketing assistance and sponsorships, through Urban Local's in-house marketing and partner affiliate networks.
Urban Local's unique approach distinguishes it from other local social platforms, such as Next Door, which primarily focuses on neighborhood interactions. Sheila Malhotra is enthusiastic about the extensive partner network that amplifies marketing initiatives and builds brand trust within communities, ultimately resulting in brand success.
By addressing the critical gap in local regions and cities, Urban Local is tapping into the rising demand for supporting local businesses, making it the go-to platform for both consumers and small business owners. Sheila Malhotra's vision is set to leave a lasting impact on the world of small businesses and communities.
For more information or partnership opportunities in your local region please visit Urban Local.
About Sheila Malhotra:
Sheila Malhotra is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping small businesses thrive. Her dedication to community-centric solutions has led to the launch of Urban Local, a groundbreaking platform that empowers small businesses to connect with their local customer base.
About Urban Local:
Urban Local is a hyper-local platform designed to empower small businesses and regenerate local communities. Through customizable business listings, engagement features, and marketing services, Urban Local connects businesses with their local customer base, fostering trust and brand loyalty. Join the Beta Launch of New York Local Now.