Adding your business to the Google Local Business Directory
Click on Add new business.
Select your Country, complete your business details and click next.
The next stage allows you to add more detailed information about your business such as opening hours.
The benefit of adding your business to the Google Local Business Directory is that when someone performs a search for eg “restaurant in lichfield” your details will show in the results page along with a map and further information.
Recommendations on Google Local Business Directory
People can recommend businesses listed in the directory which adds credibility to your business.
Guidelines for listings
See business listing guidelines at http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=107528