The Bizlocator looks like being a Kilkenny success for David and Margaret

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

Mayor Andrew McGuinness and Kilkenny Chamber President Martin Costell joined Margaret and David Harkin (center) for the launch of theBizlocator app. Photo: Pat Moore.
A young Kilkenny couple have just launched an exciting new product which provides businesses with an affordable online presence.

A young Kilkenny couple have just launched an exciting new product which provides businesses with an affordable online presence.

theBizlocator.ie is the brainchild of David and Margaret Harkin and provides businesses with a digital platform that the owner can manage and update easily.

“After a three year project we devised a website and smartphone apps for both IOS/Apple and Android that suits every firm,” David explained.

“We provide businesses with their own listing on both the website and smartphone apps which the business person can control from their phone, tablet or computer,” he added.

“The benefits of the Bizlocator is that it showcases your business with up to 15 pictures while all your contact details are listed including phone, address, email address, Facebook, Twitter and Tripadvisor links,” he said. It has a built in online tracker which allows you to view your page hit rate.

The GPS locator directs customers to your door and users can search by location category and brand. The simplest ideas are often the best and this is an attractive way to sell your business and pick up traffic and business online and you can advertise your business with daily deals.

To date, over 300 businesses in Kilkenny city and county are listed with numbers growing daily so you can keep up to date with your favourite shops and discover new ones too. “Our platform gives businesses a forum to advertise their daily offers with a weekly email to registered users to highlight the upcoming deals on offer,” David said.

“We are also including all tourist activities and GPS locating all GAA clubs in the county so you will never get lost again. Our sales team are there to assist you with your listing and are available to visit you at your premises to help you with pictures and business descriptions if you require any help. We will be having a monthly give away for all likes and shares on theBizlocator facebook page over the next 12 months including vouchers for shops and restaurants, gym memberships and Tickets for gigs and musical events,” he pointed out. Visit the website: www.thebizlocator.ie