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Rocket Lawyer, Yelp, and Main Street Hub Kick Off Nationwide "Local Lift Tour" for Small Businesses

Three Leading Resources for Small Businesses Team Up to Provide Free Expert Marketing and Legal Advice

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/14 -- Rocket Lawyer, the fastest growing online legal service, along with Yelp and Main Street Hub, have joined forces to create the Local Lift Tour, a nationwide series of workshop events designed to help small businesses take their brands to the next level online.

The tour hits San Diego tomorrow, August 22, and will take place at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Building from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT. Local business owners and experts from Rocket Lawyer, Yelp, and Main Street Hub will engage the audience in a lively discussion about leveraging free social media tools to grow and protect small business brands online.

Event Details

What:
Rocket Lawyer, Main Street Hub, and Yelp have teamed up to provide free marketing and legal advice to local businesses.

Main Street Hub's Head of Local Outreach, Andrew Glass, will be moderating the discussion along with Morgan Remmers, Yelp's Manager of Local Business Outreach, and Matt Kaufman, Rocket Lawyer's Director of Small Business Filings. Features of the event include:

  • An insightful panel discussion with local business owners and members of Yelp's Elite squad outlining proven best practices for acquiring more customers through social media
  • Information about the ins and outs of Yelp, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare
  • Audience Q&A and networking to connect with like-minded business owners
  • Marketing consultations from on-site marketing consultants, and legal advice from Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorneys

Who:
Small businesses and the self-employed

When:
Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Complimentary Food and Drinks
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Business Panel Discussion
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Where:
University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492

More What:
To register for the event, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-lift-tour-san-diego-tickets-12463268973?aff=es2&rank=0

This event will be streamed live as well! Please follow along via our U-Stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yelpinc or Twitter #LocalLiftTour.

Upcoming cities include: Philadelphia (9/22), Brooklyn (9/23), and D.C. (10/20).

About Rocket Lawyer:

Founded in 2008, Rocket Lawyer strives to make the law affordable and simple for everyone. With financial backing and technical support from Google Ventures and its other partners, Rocket Lawyer has developed a cloud-based platform connecting millions of people with the legal help they need, at a fraction of the traditional cost. Using simple Q&A interviews, as well as live consultations with attorneys on their mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers, small business owners, self-employed individuals, and consumers can now manage a wide variety of legal situations with relative ease. Follow the latest Rocket Lawyers news on Twitter and Facebook.

About Yelp:

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 28 countries. Yelp had a monthly average of 138 million unique visitors in Q2 2014*. By the end of Q2 2014 Yelpers had written more than 61 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 68 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q2 2014**.

About Main Street Hub:

Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub is the CRM for Local. The company offers an integrated social, web, and email marketing platform designed to help merchants get more customers and keep them coming back by spreading word of mouth, extending their customer service, managing their online reputation, and leveraging Main Street Hub's merchant network. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Main Street Hub was founded by co-CEOs Matt Stuart and Andrew Allison while they were attending the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Stay in touch on Twitter and Facebook.

* Source: "Users" as measured by Google Analytics

** Average monthly mobile unique visitors based on the number of unique visitors accessing Yelp via mobile web and unique devices accessing the app on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period.

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