We all want our websites for our small businesses to get found and incoming links are one of the most important ways to boost the search engine ranking organically. Each one is like a vote for your business and can directly influence Google's determination of your page ranking.
Remember however, all links are not created equal, and search engines look for both quantity and quality. The number and the relevance of your links are critical for getting your website found faster by search engines and potential clients.
One of the easiest ways to build incoming links is by listing on credible directories. There are many directories on the web you can list on for free.
Here is a list I provide for my clients, feel free to share or to let me know any I've missed!
You can also search for more directories that maybe relevant to your industry
Search online directories + ( your industry name) eg online directories + accountant
Remember, SEO for small business is just as important and relevant as for big business.
Feel free to ask me any questions about this and inbound links - if I don't know the answer I can find it out for you :) I will be posting more about other kinds of inbound links and SEO as well as ongoing strategies to grow your business.