12 Companies Getting Local Right for Small Businesses

Photo Credit: Venture Beat

Photo Credit: Venture Beat

Small businesses rely on sites like Groupon and Yelp for promotion, but are these types of sites helpful or are they failing?

According to Rocky Agrawal, principle analyst at reDesign mobile, it's the latter. In a recent article published on Venturebeat.com, Agrawal makes the case that helping small business at the local level is extremely challenging for tech companies due to scalability, lack of tech adoption, and balancing value. 

However, there are a handful of companies who are right on the money when it comes to the local level. Read the full article here to see which companies came out on top, and make sure to check out our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index to find out which restaurant brands rocked it in location-based activity for Q1 2013