While scoping out competition links for a local SEO client, I noticed a lot of his competition using paid directories, most of them not even local. There is a thread on this site about soliciting memberships to your own paid directory. I thought it might be worthwhile to take it a step further. I'm considering starting a local business directory and hiring a prominent club promoter as my sales manager. He would get a cut of the commission for the people working under him. I would get what's left over after all commissions are paid out. The only problem I have with this is that I've never done any kind of payroll, and I have no experience with payrolls paying solely commission. The tax research I can do, but can you guys suggest any tools/methods for making the payroll process as automatic as possible? Or dealing with payroll in general? Also, if you think my idea is good or bad for any reason, I'd love to hear that too. Thanks in advance, I look forward to reading your responses.