Create a My Business Listing
You will need to create a Google Account. Use an email associated with your business for this as you can use this account for other Google services like Analytics, YouTube and AdWords.
For example if your website is www.mybusinesssname.com you might use firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t worry if you do not have an email with your business name you can also use your Gmail, Hotmail etc. email addresses.
Go to google.com/business to start the process. You’ll need info like phone number, business address, opening hours.
In my example below you’ll see that I’m creating a new listing for my fictional store Soda Pop Shop, in Fremantle, Western Australia.