This idea stemmed from some thread I read on this forum awhile back: I have already bought the domain name, here is my step by step plan. By the way this is localized in a certain county. Step one: Get a nice template and SEO up the homepage. I plan to create sections for different types of eateries (Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Burger joints etc...). Step two: Add 100 of each type of eatery using other directories and bold the top 10 results. They will be organized by quality. I plan to put my top 10 favorite restauratns at the top of the list to start. Step three A): After I build the directory for each city in my county and get a decent amount of traffic to the site I will begin cold calling the businesses that I put as the top 10. I will say that we have to begin charging for top 10 featured section of the website, and I will explain how much traffic it draws in. To start I'm thinking of charging $10 for the first month then $20 for every following month. Step three B): Instead of cold calling I was thinking of maybe just approaching the businesses themselves and giving my spiel, then handing htem the order form. The only thing that holds me back about this idea is a lot of restaurant managers have odd hours and aren't in all the time. Step three C): Maybe email marketing? At least as an attempt at first contact? I feel like this would be less confrontational, and if I didn't get a response I could follow up. So I shared my idea with you guys, it stemmed from a thread I read on here awhile back so I thought it might help you guys. If you have any suggestions on whether I should use A, B, or C it would be helpful. Thank you. Edit: Should I instead NOT use a featured section until it gets popular and THEN offer it out? I'm not sure if it would seem more authentic to have it already up for free without them knowing and then offer a continuation of the services OR releasing it as a new service and offering it to them as a fan of their restaurant cheaply. Maybe if I opened it as a new service I could charge more for less spaces.