How many times do you hear parents at your kids' school asking for a recommendation for a reliable local plumber/dentist/pet sitter etc? Are you a member of Classlist who also runs a business? The Business Directory is for you! The Directory offers smaller local businesses providing goods or services which are likely to be of interest to parents the opportunity to advertise on their local school's Classlist site. Parents can recommend businesses to other parents, and can suggest businesses for inclusion in the Directory.
Registering your business
You can register your own business for as little as £2/week and manage your advert through an easy online process directly from your existing Classlist site. To add your business simply click on 'Recommendations' in the navigation menu (mobile), or 'Go to Business Directory' (desktop, access from Marketplace page) and hit the 'Register your business' button. Follow the prompts on screen to provide a few details, fill out a template and upload a thumbnail image to personalise your ad (see example below). Parents on your Classlist site will then see your ad when they are looking for recommendations in the Business Directory.
Searching for a business or company
If you're a parent looking for a recommended business you can search by category, by keyword or just scroll through the list. You can add your recommendation for an existing listing by clicking on a heart icon to 'like' the business (in the example ad above, Blooming Garden Design has 48 recommendations). If you want to recommend a favourite local business or professional which is not yet listed then you can - just enter the name in the 'suggest a new business' box and follow the instructions from there. Classlist's marketing team will follow up your recommendation on your behalf, and your PTA will earn 25% of any revenue generated from your recommendation.