Yelp Reveals New Small Business Council

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Yelp announced a new line-up for its Small Business Advisory Council. The company put a call out to business owners back in June seeking volunteers, which it said should be Yelp aficionados who wish to act as representatives for business owners around the world and share insights with Yelp execs.

Much of the council is made up of people who have already been involved, but there are fifteen new members as well.

Yelp says the council members will represent other small businesses by heading to San Francisco to share insights and ideas with Yelp executives as well as joining monthly conference calls to discuss things Yelp is doing that impact business owners.

The company will supposedly use the ideas it gets from these representatives to "streamline products, programs, and policies and generally make Yelp better" for business owners.

"We love working with the small business community, and the YSBAC is one of several ways that we do this," the company says in a blog post. "We also offer free educational webinars, workshops with our Business Outreach team, and tips via our Blog for Business Owners. We're excited to continue our efforts and develop new ways to help you close the loop with consumers."

Here's the full list of members via Yelp:

New Members:

1.   Joe R. Earthwise Hauling And Junk Removal (Orange, CA - US)

2.   Lauren H. The Root Salon (Scottsdale, AZ- US)

3.   Alexei L. Union Post SF (San Francisco, CA - US)

4.   Stacy A. Fitness Together (Washington, D.C. - US)

5.   Kyle H. Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg (Brooklyn, NY - US)

6.   Bruce S. Manhattan Chilli Co. (Manhattan, NY - US)

7.   Matthew M. Jet City Device Repair (6 locations in Chicago, IL - US)

8.   Seth B. Lee (4 concepts in Toronto, ON - CA)

9.   Jason S. The Taco Truck (6 locations in NJ and NYC - US)

10. Jennifer N. Prolase Laser Clinic (Glendale, CA - US)

11. Bodo V. Sushi Factory (15 locations in Hamburg - DE)

12. Alexander R. Sushiya (Munich - DE)

13. Gary B. Four Corners (London - UK)

14. Stephen C. The Lo-cal Kitchen (Dublin - IE)

15. Robert F. Forsythe Cafe (Naremburn, New South Wales - AUS)

Returning Members:

1. Anna W. Jones Family Project (London - UK)

2. Clark S. Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery (Chicago, IL - US)

3. Deborah D. Paradise Laundry, Inc. (4 locations throughout Roseville, CA - US)

4. Diana L. Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen (Los Angeles, CA - US)

5. Heidi L. Spa Lamar (Scottsdale, AZ - US)

6. Isadora M. Bunkhouse (4 locations in Austin, TX - US)

7. Kathy R. Flash Frozen Photography (Woodland Hills, CA - US)

8. Martin G. Auberge Du Dragon Rouge (Montreal, Qc - CA)

9. Steve B. B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub (Austin, TX - US)

10. Matthias M. Der Verrückte Eismacher (Munich - DE)

11. Victoria F. Miss Fox (Melbourne, Victoria - AUS)

12. Valerie G. Les Deux Gamins (Montreal, QC - CA)

13. Mellissa M. Ms. Cupcake (Brixton, London - UK)

14. Debbie G. Fresh Brothers (9 locations throughout Southern California - US)

15. Pam N. Butter Lane Cupcakes (2 locations in New York, NY - US)

16. Carlos R. Mr. Roofing (South San Francisco, CA - US)

17. Jonah H. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Richmond, VA - US)

18. Michelle H. Property Management Systems (San Francisco, CA - US)

19. Wade L. Square Cow Movers (Austin, TX - US)

20. Patrick C. Affairs to Remember Caterers (Atlanta, GA - US)

21. David P. Lettuce B. Frank ( Food truck in Rochester, NY - US)

22. Michael G. Ellis Island Casino & Brewery (Las Vegas, NV - US)

23. Jose L. Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop (San Diego, CA)

24. Robert H. H & Y Marketplace (Hicksville, NY - US)

25. Ken C. Nexus Brewery (Albuquerque, New Mexico - US)

Last week, Yelp released its quarterly earnings report, announcing that it will stop offering display ads and that Chairman Max Levchin has stepped down.

Image via Yelp (Flickr)

Chris Crum
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