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Social Media and Search Engine Submission
If you have wordpress, you might have checked 'Discourage search engines from indexing this site' box while installing your website. You can uncheck this box by going to '/wp-admin/options-reading.php' page in your dashboard.
If you are the owner of a brand name, make sure you register this name with all major social media. An easy way to check this is by use of http://knowem.com/, a tool that finds out if your brand name is available across 550 major social platforms.
Most of business portals/directories will require you to have an email like firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your business for being listed.
Make sure you know submit your sitemap to Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask. This can be done by using their webmaster area. For example google has Webmaster tools that allows you to interact directly with Google's crawling system.
Directory listings help you in getting found by Search Engines. There are tons of directories out there that will list your business for free.