well I have been around looking at creating a site for my community. I was thinking what if I did "Business of the week" type deal where they get free advertising (if they have a website a link to it, or a site created for them for adveriting?)
Do you think this would help out any? I have many other ideas that I have been thinking of that could help though I am still fully thinking the ideas out. Once I have fully thought them out I will post them here.
I do not really understand what it is exactly that you're planning to do and which community you're trying to help: your local business community? Your existing community?
Will the site just feature Business of the Week where the business pays you money to be featured? If that is what you're trying to accomplish, then how is paid advertisement help the "community"? See, a little confusing.
Okay I will go in a little more detail about what I want to do. What my goal to do is have a website where my local people can go to. This site will contain infomation about the city, will have a forum people to talk to, and get to know people. Will also have alot of infomation for people who dont understand the internet as much.
Their will be a section for people visiting from other states "where to visit" type. Their will also be a section for businesses (not a real big one) though it would be a type of free advertising for them.
I understand now. It is a good idea and I think no matter what business you're into, it was said numerous times that the local market is one of your best opportunities to grab and control.
So from my perspective, I like the idea and if the site is truly targeted and advertised to your local city/community, businesses will pay for advertising since they will see good value in such promotion.