I've been reading up and noticing alot of people being sort of nervous when it comes to the aspect of calling companies up offering what you can provide them. Remember this, companies get calls the all the time from phone companies ,and many others, weather it be trying to get that company to switch there phone contracts over to them or what ever it may be, sales or what ever. So don't be surprised when your finding it hard getting past the receptionist. A lot of them will assume your another random sales company offering them some garbage when you call them. DO YOUR RESEARCH. Look up the company, gather as much information as you can before proceeding. It's like getting employed with a company, you want to learn as much as possible about them, because at the end of the day, these companies maybe your possible employer's. This way, when you call, instead of the receptionist being over you, you can act as if your over them.. simply say.. "Hello im the owner of suchnsuch.com may i speak to.. [Name drop] if the receptionist hears you say the owners name you will be treated a lot more seriously, remember for all the receptionist knows, you maybe the owners best friend. It really doesn't matter, i know this because i know many receptionist's in the UK and how they operate. I've had one too many beer, but hope this helps and makes sense irate: I'm still looking for a JV partner to do seo on my local sites..and i'll handle the above Don't take this word for word, it's simply to give you some idea and confidence when calling these companies, the main thing is being confident , telling them about there own company, weither it be, ive seen your page online and i've noticed it's on page 2 of google.. well you get the idea.