Congratulations on your decision to join the premier go-to business organization and directory portal of the Gold Coast!
Joining and adding your business to our directory is a simple 4 step process.
You can do it all yourself, it's really easy!
We're always here to help if needed. There is also a step-by-step video tutorial below.
If you encounter a problem during your sign-up process, please submit a trouble ticket for technical support. You may do that from the membership menu, or by clicking here.
1) Choose a package
The Gold Coast Business Association offers two types of packages. One for business and one for non-profit organizations.
Here is what the package selection will look like:
2) Create a personal user account
Your account, separate from the directory, will be used to manage your directory listing. You may manage more than one listing from the same user account.
You will be given the opportunity to create your user account after you select your directory package. If you have already set up an account, you may use that instead of creating a new account.
To create an account you will enter:
Your personal name
A user ID that will be used to login to the account
Your personal email address
A password to use when logging in to your personal user account.
Enter your own name, user ID, and password
Here is what the form will look like:
3) Enter your business listing
Add your business name, address, and phone number
- Individual contact name and phone number
- Social Network links
- Business logo
- Page banner
- Photo gallery - up to 20 images
- Video - up to 5 video links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
- Opening hours
The listing page will look like this:
4) Get approved
- Pay for your membership online via credit card or directly to the organization.
- Your listing will be reviewed by the administrators and you will be notified as soon as your listing becomes active.
- Dues are for one year from the date you sign up and may be renewed annually on your membership anniversary. You will be notified and reminded to renew your membership prior to its expiration.
You may pay for your membership via credit card during the set-up process. You may also pay in person or by mailing your payment. You can also return to your listing and make an online payment with a credit card later.
Your business membership will not be approved and your listing will not be included in our directory until your payment has been processed.
You might want to print this out as a reference to having handy during your setup. It will clarify and make your setup super easy!
You will upload a logo or graphic for your business during your directory setup. The dimension proportions are 5 x 3. You will be able to easily re-size your image to fit within these dimensions. Uploading a graphic that is 500 pixels wide by 300 pixels tall is optimal.
Some key points:
You may upload a banner to appear at the top of your listing page. The dimension proportions are 10 x 4. 1000 pixels by 400 pixels is optimal. The system will automatically give it a dark tint so that listing text will appear better. Keep in mind when designing graphics, the proportions, and the visible areas will change slightly with different screen sizes such as a desktop, tablet, and phone.
The business type is what kind of business you are. You may be Business to Business, Business to Consumers, or an organization/association. You can be more than one.
Business Category specifies what area you specialize in.
Your short description is where you can enter a brief concise description for your listing. This is the description that will show up in the search results. You are limited to 250 characters, so, keep it brief.
You may specify a specific contact person for your business. All information for the contact person is optional.