Hey BHW, I have decided to start a local business directory. I have seen it successfully done in the past and wanted to give it a shot. Here's what I have done so far: 1. Domain - I was hoping to find a somewhat aged domain but for my city (population 140,000~) was a long shot. I checked out GoDaddy Auctions and struck gold! Found CITY.biz aged 9 Years and Pagerank of 4 with over 90 domains linking to it. Turns out it used to be a business directory as well. I checked them out on archive.org and its a no brainer towards why they shut down. I ended up paying $200 for the domain as a bidding war struck out. Unfortunately I need to wait until the 15th for the domain to be released to me. 2. Purchased GeoTheme, seems like it will do the job just fine. 3. The Strategy. Your input is very much appreciated and other can definitely use this information to their advantage as well. I plan on going into businesses personally and offering a spot for 30 days which would normally cost X amount of dollars per month. It's free and no credit card required so I assume everyone will be on board. Once they see how many visitors I have sent to their website I feel that most will sign up after the 30 days which I will then contact them again and try selling it. I am going to try selling for $19 per month which will attract many people. Of course later on I'll use this connection to push other services. What do you think? How would you approach this?