I've got a journey thread going about my efforts into site rentals/lead generation, and the idea is to use it to get seed money for me starting my own recruitment firm targeting engineering/manufacturing firms. I'd like to try double up on this by using this method to help drive sales for them - would be an "easy in" when I get into recruiting for them. However I am not sure how much online work actually helps them generate sales. I know someone in sales in the industry and I'll be tapping him up for some knowledge in a couple of weeks (I'm in France on holiday for the next fortnight) but I thought I'd ask on here and see if anyone has had any dealings with this sort of firm. I have seen it mentioned as an "untapped niche" on a few IM forums, but it seems few people are able to do much with it. Anyone here do anything in that area? If so would love a bit of advice, even if generalist as obviously people wouldnt want to give too much away (I'm in the UK and intend to stay targeting that sector, so wouldnt be treading on the toes of anyone in the US/Aus/Continental Europe, etc) Would the Internet produce leads for companies in, for example, the automation sector? Or are there any specific angles of attack people might advise? My initial targets are the construction firms, and I can get pretty easily how I might add value and sales there. Less clear on the engineering/manufacturing sectors.