Street shot of Port Hope's downtown and businesses

The Port Hope business community welcomes new business! Whether you are looking to start a business or looking to expand your business to Port Hope, we are here to help. Use the module below to help determine the best way for you to become a member of the Port Hope business community.

How to be Included in the Port Hope Business Directory

Port Hope Marketing and Tourism currently hosts a Business Directory of our local business community. This Business Directory contains listings pulled directly from your Google My Business listing. To be included in our Business Directory, your Google My Business listing must be completed correctly.

Google My Business is a free tool that allows your business information to be shown on Google Search and Google Maps. It is an excellent and easy way for your business to be found online. Your business information should be accurate and complete.

To Create a Google My Business Listing:

  1. Sign up or log into your Google Account.
  2. Go to google.com/business and select “Manage now”.
  3. Enter your business name.
  4. Enter your business address.
  5. Choose your business category. Choose as accurately as possible, however please choose from the provided list of categories specifically to be listed on the Port Hope Business Directory.
  6. Add your business phone number or website.
  7. Choose a verification option.
  8. Once verified, on your Google My Business dashboard, click your listing and select “Info”. Here you can add additional information such as your hours, attributes, and photos.
  9. 360-degree photos are an excellent option to optimize your Google My Business listing. If you would like a 360-degree photo taken, please contact the Business Outreach Coordinator by email.
  10. Maintain accurate information of your listing by checking regularly, answering questions, and responding to reviews.
  11. You can also download the dedicated app to use your Google My Business listing on the go.
Port Hope Business Directory Categories

 

Accommodations

campground

lodging

rv-park

Apparel & Accessories

clothing_store

jewelry_store

shoe_store

Home & Specialty

department_store

furniture_store

home_goods_store

Goods & Services

atm

bicycle_store

book_store

bowling_alley

bus_station

car_rental

car_wash

convenience_store

drugstore

electronics_store

gas_station

grocery_or_supermarket

gym

hardware_store

laundry

light_rail_station

movie_rental

moving_company

pet_store

pharmacy

shopping_mall

storage

store

taxi_stand

train_station

transit_station

travel_agency

post_office

secondary_school

police

Food & Beverage

bakery

bar

café

liquor_store

meal_delivery

meal_takeaway

night_club

restaurant

supermarket

Professional Services

accounting

bank

beauty_salon

car_dealer

car_repair

dentist

electrician

florist

funeral_home

hair_care

insurance_agency

lawyer

locksmith

painter

physiotherapist

plumber

real_estate_agency

roofing_contractor

spa

university

veterinary_care

town_hall

hospitals

doctor

 Cultural Attractions

amusement_park

art_gallery

library

movie_theatre

museum

stadium

zoo