When you’re looking for ‘romantic date night restaurants’, or the ‘best dermatologists’, or the ‘most affordable flexible offices’ in your city – where do you go to find this information? Google, Social Media, Friends, Community or Word-of-Mouth? Wouldn’t it be great if the answers to these were available in one place? Upvote, a local startup is working on it!
We want to create a place that everyone can turn to find what they’re looking for in South Africa. Similar to what Google or a business directory does? Yes and No.
As a local startup company – it is always a challenge to convince customers to buy into your vision.
“Is it going to be worth it? What can you do for me that I can’t do on my own? You don’t have enough social media followers. I don’t believe that online directories will work for us.”
These are just some of the responses we’ve received in the last 4 months since we started. And fair enough – these are valid questions and statements. Our only request is for local businesses to be able to give us the opportunity to show them what we can do for them. The small investment that they make gives them a 1-year listing on Upvote. In that time, we are able to deliver their return on investment and even more from our communities through our value-added services (as mentioned above).
It’s the buy in from local businesses that help us to drive our vision and build a unique and valuable platform, one that will serve to create greater opportunities for their business and our communities.
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