Google+ page stories: Birds Barbershop

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | 10:11 AM

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about small businesses on Google+ and their tips and tricks for managing a great page. Visit our YouTube channel to see all the videos in this series and join the discussion on the Google+ Your Business page

Meet Birds Barbershop, a collection of five hair salons in Austin, Texas. Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman dreamed of reinterpreting the old school barbershop for a new generation through affordable, quality cuts, free beer — and now Google+. Watch this pair of big thinking entrepreneurs as they use Google+ to speak directly with their regulars and create a virtual lookbook using Google+ photos.



Google+ Pages is a great tool for coordinating internal communications. In the video below, see how Michael and Jayson use their page to expand to a new location.


On Google+, users get unlimited photo and video uploads — a great opportunity to show off your business’s space, new merchandise, or a recent event you hosted. Here are some quick tips on how to create albums of beautiful photos to show off your business:
  • Edit your photos with basic features like rotating images or using auto-fix. You can use the Creative Kit for more advanced edits like adding effects and text to your pictures.
  • Manage your images quickly by using the photos icon at the top of your Google+ dashboard to change the share settings for all of your albums in one place.
  • Change the visibility of your albums so you can pick who sees what. For example, you might want to share photo of your products with your customers, and pictures from company events with just your employees.
Want to learn more? Visit the Google+ Your Business site, and stay tuned for more Google+ stories and tips from small businesses. Also check out our Help Center content for specific steps on how to use photos in your posts. You can also watch all our Google+ page stories on YouTube.

How do you use photos and videos on Google+ to better connect with your customers? Join the discussion on the Google+ Your Business page and tag your posts #mybusinessstory.

Posted by Evelyn Lee, Google+ Pages Associate Product Marketing Manager