Want my website to show up in Searches by city and business type
But I'd look here as well: https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=lbc&continue=ht...
as this has less to do with your site, and more to do with your business listing.
Good luck on your venture!
There is an extremely good run down on SEO in the answer from Witwag in this forum post, will give you plenty of really helpful pointers: