Community Connection | Holiday Hangover for Business Leaders & Marketers
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Community Connection | Holiday Hangover for Business Leaders & Marketers

You and a guest are invited to Yelp Chicago’s Community Connection - Holiday Hangover: A free, private party at Yelp Chicago for local business owners, managers and marketers!

A biz bash? What can I expect?

We know you had a busy holiday season, so we thought we’d enjoy a night of networking and a break from the day to day grind. This event will be a unique opportunity to chat about free ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page. Members of our Chicago team - including other business owner mentors - will be on hand to mix, mingle, and answer your burning questions about the site. We’ll also provide a help desk offering one-on-one support, complimentary light bites & drinks provided by DineAmic group and Crafty!

There will be a photographer on site snapping free professional headshots that you can upload to your Yelp Business Page and/or website. There will also be a massage station to work out those end of the year kinks and get you relaxed and ready to take on 2018!

Additionally, we know that success for entrepreneurs especially, demands confidence creativity and clear-mindedness to make optimal decisions. Countless studies have shown that stress significantly impairs all three. Mindset expert and coach, Shweta Shyamani, will show you two simple yet powerful technique to diffuse your stress in minutes so you can feel more clear and confident as you propel your business into the New Year.

I’m intrigued! What’s in it for me?

Connect with other Chicago-area business professionals, sign-up on site for access to more exclusive events in 2018, and enter our raffle for a chance to win some sweet schwag. (Did we mention the food, drink, wellness coaching and massage station?)

I’m in! Now What?

RSVP, include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do, and tell us who you’re bringing.

Questions? Email bizoutreach@yelp.com!

View Event →
Yelp Chicago Health and Medical Professionals Roundtable
Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00

Yelp Chicago Health and Medical Professionals Roundtable

“How can we respond to our online reviews without violating patient privacy?”

It’s one of the most common questions we get from health and medical professionals. Patient privacy laws can be tough to navigate. You might even feel like you have no voice or power on sites such as Yelp. We're here to show you that you do!  

72% of patients turn to review sites as the first step in finding a new medical professional. It's  more important than ever that you know how to engage with your reviews.

Join our roundtable of healthcare professionals to learn about maintaining HIPAA compliance online. Yelp Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, will lead the discussion. She'll also highlight tips and tricks for how to make the most of your free Yelp listing.

Register now, including a link to your Yelp Business Page and come on Wednesday, February 7th at 9am with questions and any first-hand experiences you've had to share with the group. Breakfast options and coffee provided!

View Event →
Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?
  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders
  • Complimentary brunch including coffee & lite bites.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. The Merchandise Mart Building is accessible from the purple/brown line (stops in the building) and the blue line (get off at Clark/Lake - then walk 1 block North across the river to the Merch Mart). Be sure to bring your laptop!

View Event →
Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Yelp University | Your Business on Yelp: A Hands-On Workshop

  • How are other business owners successfully navigating the world of online reviews?
  • How can I make my business page stand out with so many other businesses on Yelp?
  • I don't have the money to spend on Yelp ads, what can I do for free to attract more customers?

Register for this free business leader event where we’ll answer these questions and more!

Join us for complimentary bites and insights from Yelp's Chicago Local Business Partner, Emily Washcovick, at this hands-on workshop which will feature:

  • Laptops required! We will be optimizing your Yelp business page in real-time with expert guidance to make your business page pop – no homework needed, so make sure to bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
  • Insightful information about the ins and outs of online reviews and tips on how to utilize online tools to respond.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other great Chicago business leaders
  • Complimentary brunch including coffee & lite bites.

In addition to best practices for getting started, we will share advice for handling critical feedback, responding to reviews, ways to generate more buzz by creating exciting promotions and monitoring customer leads.

To attend, register below and include a link to your business on Yelp so we can familiarize ourselves with what you do. The Merchandise Mart Building is accessible from the purple/brown line (stops in the building) and the blue line (get off at Clark/Lake - then walk 1 block North across the river to the Merch Mart). Be sure to bring your laptop!

View Event →

[WEBINAR] Understanding Yelp Reviews And What You Should Be Doing With Them
Dec
12
1:00 PM13:00

[WEBINAR] Understanding Yelp Reviews And What You Should Be Doing With Them

A Bright Local study found that 91% of consumers turn to review sites to determine if a local business is a good business. As a business owner it's important you understand the value of reviews, how to respond to them, and what you can do to get more. In this webinar, we will provide tips and tricks for managing the world of online reviews and also explain Yelp’s review recommendation software.

View Event →
[WEBINAR] Getting Even More Out Of Yelp: A Class for the Established Business User
Dec
6
1:00 PM13:00

[WEBINAR] Getting Even More Out Of Yelp: A Class for the Established Business User

If you have a good grasp on the basics of Yelp for Business Owners and are hungry for more, then this webinar is for you! This webinar will educate you on the new tools available to business owners and talk about changes you can implement to gain more exposure on the site. You have the ability to share your great reviews from Yelp on other social channels and drop subtle hints for your consumers to engage with you more on Yelp. Join us to find out what is working well for business owners and could be a game changer for your business!

View Event →
[WEBINAR] The Guide To Setting Your Business Up On Yelp: A Class For New Business Users
Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

[WEBINAR] The Guide To Setting Your Business Up On Yelp: A Class For New Business Users

You’ve probably seen your business on Yelp, but have you downloaded the Yelp for Business Owners mobile app or taken advantage of all the other free tools? This webinar will walk you through how you can use Yelp for Business Owners to put your best foot forward on Yelp and tell the story of your business in a place that consumers are looking to find you. Update your business hours, add photos of yourself, your staff and your product, learn what tools can make you most successful in telling your story on your Yelp Business Page.

View Event →
[WEBINAR] How to Market Your Business Using WiFi
Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

[WEBINAR] How to Market Your Business Using WiFi

Learn about Yelp WiFi, a tool that lets you use your existing WiFi router to effortlessly collect contact information from your customers.

You can then easily send out personalized promotions and messages via the communication method your customers prefer to keep them coming back. Use your WiFi for everything from promoting an upcoming event to letting your customers know you appreciate their loyalty. WiFi marketing gives you the ability to send them the right message at the right time.

View Event →