If you want to see the very best ways a contractor could gain more business all in one place, then keep reading.
I have compiled a list of 107 different methods that are proven to generate leads.
If you want more money in your pocket, use this list.
Feel free to jump around the different sections as needed.
Let’s get started.
Lead Generation Companies
To get leads from Home Advisor, you would sign up within their pro network.
You must pay an annual subscription fee, as well as pay per lead.
Each lead is distributed among you and your other local contracting services, so be sure to act fast.
Craft Jack uses an automated system to qualify and verify a service request from a potential customer.
With no monthly or annual subscription fee, you will be paying for a qualified, shared lead in the area and field of work you select.
Angie’s List has been a well established lead generation company for over two decades.
However, Angie’s List was acquired by the parent company of HomeAdvisor in 2017 (Check out this article).
Expect a similar setup from Angie's List.
BuildZoom requires no start-up fees, subscription fees, or even fees for leads.
Instead, they send you potential clients in your area, and expect a small referral fee in good faith upon winning the bid.
As long as you pay the referral fees, they will continue to send you potential customers.
To become a “vetted pro” on Porch, there is a $360/year membership fee.
This gives you access to all of their tools, which soon will include access to homeowners from Porch’s partners including Lowe’s, Walmart, Liberty Mutual, Consumer Reports, Facebook, and more.
You can either pay per lead, or set a monthly budget and receive leads automatically.
Modernize offers window, roofing, HVAC, and solar leads to contractors.
This very tech focused, lead generation company gives your business access to all of the tools to help organize and scale your business.
Their services start as low as $250 per month.
Web.com hasn’t just been sponsoring golf the past several years.
They actually build websites, and also offer an additional service of generating leads for businesses.
They claim to have a team in your local area, but I’m not buying it.
ThumbTack offers a free profile to be viewed by potential customers.
You will only pay once a potential customer contacts you for a specific quote.
Thumbtack does urge the person seeking a professional to send out multiple requests to different service providers in order to get the job completed more immediately.
Networx doesn’t seem to stand out much from the blur of other lead generation companies with the service that they offer.
You sign up, pay a membership fee for a professional looking profile on their site, pay for your shared leads, they send you and several other contractors leads via text and email.
They’ve been around since 2004, and have narrowed in on home improvement specialties.
Home Improvement Leads specializes in window, HVAC, roofing, and solar leads.
You should anticipate having a 15-20% annual marketing cost with this service, while converting at 25%.
Leads are instantly authenticated, and sent out to up to 4 qualified, local contractors.
Remodeling.com offers a variety of ways to receive your money.
You can pay per lead, per call, or per click.
They also allow you to offer free quotes to homeowners, and will monitor your sales calls to improve your performance.
But don't rely on them, check these tips for making better sales calls today.
Let’s break up the humdrum by talking about Info USA real quick.
With them, you are able to purchase any kind of name, address, email address, or phone number for less than $1 per lead. (Pro-Tip: Buying in bulk saves $$$)
You could purchase homeowner info to send out mailers, an email campaign, or even cold call.
Plus, if you are a subcontractor, you could get the information of all of the general contractors or contracting companies within your area to connect with to bid on future jobs.
Pro Referral is a pretty cool service provided by Home Depot for simply shopping at the store.
With a pro account (which is free to start), every $1 you spend at Home Depot, earns 2 points that turn into qualified job leads.
Once a customer in your area is looking for a professional that matches your profile, Home Depot will send you the lead at no additional cost.
Shopping at Home Depot with a Pro Account = Free Local Leads
Yodle (Ay-Hee-Hoo) is another sub company of web.com.
They offer the website building component, but seem to specialize more in offering marketing services.
They also offer help with social media business pages and email marketing.
Bark, originally a UK company, has found great success across the pond in the United States.
You can create a free account, and from that point forward they send leads for free.
You will review the lead information, but if you wish to contact them, you will need to purchase some lead credits. Then, you can exchange those credits for access to the lead.
What? Did you think you almost got away with completely free leads there?
Goodzer offers exclusive, live call leads.
You only pay for valid calls, and the price per call is largely dependent upon the service offered and the competition of the area for that industry.
It is advised that you have someone answer every single call, because even if someone leaves a message remotely pertaining to a potential service, it is considered a chargeable call.
For all you roofing contractors out there, Hometown Roofing Contractors claims to be the #1 source for new roofing customers nationwide.
They offer a pay per lead, with a preview option of what the job is and where it is located before having to pay for it.
Lead costs vary by project, but estimates are anywhere between $14-$55 per lead.
ProMatcher is another slightly different approach as opposed to the typical lead generation company.
It is free to sign up, plus you get helpful strategies to market your business within your specific industry/trade.
Plus, you will receive a complimentary directory listing.
This is a lead generating service for around the house categories like handyman, cleaning tasks, moving, landscaping, furniture assembly, etc.
You would set up an account, pay a one time $25 fee, and then a built in 15% per task fee would be applied.
Currently, this is only available in select cities with larger populations, so see if your city is in the area.
The Dodge Lead Center is one of the largest databases for construction based projects in North America.
They offer a 3-tiered pricing plan at $59, $79.20, $99 per month, each with a varying degree of accessibility and function.
They also offer a wealth of data that could help streamline your bidding process in order to maintain your margins.
They are so nice, we’ve named them twice.
Not only do you receive industry relevant data, but as a subcontractor you can connect and bid on jobs through an extensive network.
According to their website, they are the most trusted tool for finding and winning work for subcontractors.
CMD Group is a Construct Connect company that claims to offer the most extensive construction data for the United States and Canada.
In order to access their data and utilize it for your business growth, you will need to request a demo of their platform, and then proceed on a subscription.
23. 800 Response
Ok, this one is kind of cheesy.
But, somewhere deep down, haven’t you always wanted one of those memorable 1-800 numbers?
This is a website to buy one of those.
24. Your Website
One avenue of generating leads for your business is through a website for your business.
It is possible to generate leads with a website, but the approach many contractors use is more accidental than by design.
One rule of thumb is to model your website after those companies who are succeeding within your field.
For example, websites that really do well highlight their top products or services (like this website highlights their top products of epoxy flooring).
25. Search Engine Optimization
This may or may not be a term that you have heard, but understanding what it is very important to the success or failure of having a website.
SEO, as it is more commonly known, basically describes the tactics you would apply to your website in order to found by people looking for what you are offering.
This could be as simple as writing descriptions for each webpage on your website (known as Meta text), or as complex as creating a chain of directional links from multiple sources pointing back to your website.
It can be overwhelming, but I will pick up on this later.
Social Networking Platforms
Houzz is one of the leading social media platforms for professionals with any relation to home remodeling.
With your free profile, you can create galleries of previous work, and ultimate gain new jobs by showing your stuff.
They do offer a Pro+ option to run paid advertising to get work faster than building an in depth social profile, but the ads would only direct people back to the profile.
Frankly, it’s going to take time and attention building out your profile to gain new leads on social networking platforms.
As social networking platforms go, you know about Facebook.
Create a business page from your personal page, and post about your work.
Invite your friends to like and share your company’s page.
Oh yeah, you can pay to run ads too.
Linkedin is the social network for professionals, but every professional could also benefit from your services.
So, it is worth creating a linkedin page, and giving it the same attention that you do to your facebook.
By creating valuable connections within this sphere, you have direct contact with people who may need your services, or who know others who do.
Utilizing Twitter to gain new leads requires a little forethought and strategy.
Your main goal should be to help people with useful tips or advice you have from being a professional contractor.
Then, you have to be able to communicate that in 280 characters or less.
Plus, Twitter has several helpful tools to further define your successes and refine your shortcomings.
Pinterest is a platform that allows you to create and share collaborations of images, to a statistical majority female audience.
If your craftsmanship is good and you can take pictures of your work, then you can start growing a Pinterest board.
The goal isn’t to bash people in the face with your services, but to provide quality ideas that would draw people into contacting you.
Reddit is a network of communities based upon people’s interests, and there seems to be a reddit conversation thread / community for absolutely everything.
Having an interest based, conversationally focused blog site at your disposal could be really beneficial.
Not only are you able to connect with professionals and individuals around your industry, but you can also ask questions or find answers to questions you’ve had.
The sub-reddit shown above, reddit.com/r/Construction, has over 46,300 members!
YouTube is a free video sharing platform that is owned by Google, and apparently is the second largest search engine behind Google.
By creating a free account, you can begin posting videos about your services.
In doing so, you can boost your contracting business’s authority to provide quality services for your future clients.
Instagram is the second most popular social media platform, with a tremendous amount of users.
You can build your audience by providing quality photos of your work, tips for your potential customers, etc.
Instagram also has paid advertising options.
34. Industry Related Blog Sites / Message Boards
This option is similar to the reddit option viewed earlier, it’s just a bit dated.
There is still a lot of potential relationships to be cultivated out there on other blogs or message boards, which could turn into potential leads.
The goal with all of these online communities is to engage in discussions about your profession, and grow your connections with other tradesman.
This is a great tool for subcontractors looking to get connected with more GC’s.
By creating a free profile(online resume), you are able to easily search and connect with contractors.
Plus, all of the hassle associated with proving your qualifications, certifications, or other important information is contained within your profile and is easily viewable by anyone looking to sub out some work to you.
This is a way to think outside the box when it comes to generating leads.
Reonomy is a tech platform that is revolutionizing the world of commercial real estate, and in doing so is used by brokers, investors, and lenders to find deals.
Many of these deals are going to need partial or complete renovations.
Are you picking up what I am putting down?
37. Become a Blogger
This one won’t be the best way that you could generate new leads quickly, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have success.
In the future, you will not only have to be able to prove your skills by actually doing a good job in your craft, but you should also become good at communicating to others what you do.
One way of doing this is by blogging about it.
Maybe you will be the next Bob Vila?
Old School Methods
38. Yellow Pages
Believe it or not, but phone books actually do still exist.
Mostly in lower populated or rural areas, Yellow Pages is still a go to for local business listings.
You can get a listing for free, or paid spots are available (yet not recommended by this author).
39. Word of Mouth (Referral)
Arguably still one of the best ways to generate new business leads of all time.
Why does it work?
Because you have provided a quality service to someone who then leverages his/her trust with one of their friends or family members who are now having the same need.
You simply cannot buy the power of a referral.
But subpar craftsmanship, poor communication, or a bad attitude will lock you out of this gold mine every single time.
Here’s a great article for an effective approach to approach word of mouth marketing in today's culture.
40. Referral Incentives
Ever heard the phrase, “Money talks, and bullsh*t walks?”
Turn up the heat on your friends and family by offering them cold, hard cash for new business referrals.
Beyond having a satisfied customer tell his/her friends and family, and they can tell complete strangers about your amazing company through testimonials.
Simply record a good quality video of a happy customer praising your services, and have an editor give it the finishing touches.
If you need to, outline a few simple questions that you wish the customer would communicate, and then ask them.
42. Online Reviews and Ratings
97% of people read reviews for local businesses. (BIA/Kelsey)
93% of consumers say online reviews impact their purchasing decisions. (Podium)
89% of consumers read businesses’ responses to reviews. (Brightlocal)
94% say an online review has convinced them to avoid a business. (ReviewTrackers)
Need I say more?
43. Dumb Luck
Not to be confused with word of mouth, this is a lot more vague to define.
It’s some parts of the ROI of some of the following ways listed below, and other parts straight up miracle.
It does still happen to businesses every day.
However, the access to limitless knowledge at our fingertips is driving this to extinction.
44. Good Name
Good names never come with a price tag, but usually have entire lifetimes on the sales receipt.
You simply cannot place a value on being known in a community as THE guy or gal to go to with the issue you can solve.
People like dealing with honest people, who they feel are on their team.
45. Brand Recognition
This is equivalent to a good name, but typically in larger communities.
They may not know who the CEO is, but I bet you know exactly which name brand shoe company has the trademark swoosh.
Brand is the identity of the company, and it reflects absolutely everything about the company - good or bad.
Work diligently and patiently to make sure your brand is communicating appropriately about your business.
Need some tips for increasing your brand recognition? Check them out here.
46. Logo and Tagline
Swoosh + “Just Do It”
People are becoming increasingly more visual, so it is very important to invest in a logo that uniquely reflects your brand/business.
Taglines are potentially the that special something that locks your company into the memories of others.
47. Mailing Lists
You can have success generating leads with mailing lists if you follow some basic protocols.
First, really pinpoint who you are trying to communicate with.
Second, spend a good amount of time crafting a compelling offer.
Finally, you absolutely must follow up.
48. Email Newsletter
The formula to win at email newsletters is relatively simply:
Correct audience + quality content = Higher Open Rates ~ More Leads
Did you realize that high school football teams compete on the same size field as NFL teams do?
Yeah, so you should definitely work on the art/science of writing a newsletter.
Click here to read up on more about it.
49. Posters Around Town
Do you remember the last time you went into a local grocery store or convenience store?
Did you notice any posters on the windows, walls, or community boards for local businesses?
50. Newspaper Inserts
Even in the age of digital, newspapers are hanging around, especially with “Sunday shoppers.”
Investing in a free standing ad page for your local, regional, or state newspaper would spread your business out there.
But, you better make sure that the message and design of the ad is made for your target audience.
51. Newspaper Classifieds
Review Other Ads!
Write Compelling Content!
Or something like that…
52. Add a Promotional to Invoices
You would be surprised to find out how many potential new leads or recurring business you could generate with one satisfied customer.
You just have to be willing to ask.
You can add referral incentives, valued customer discount, % off your next service (within a normal time frame), or many other ideas.
53. Local Sponsorship
This is a really neat way to gain exposure and trust for your business, and meet a need within your local community.
You could sponsor youth sports, offer to complete a job as a community service, or support community based events.
All of which are just a few great ideas to generate leads.
54. Community Involvement
If you live in a small enough area, you can become an active participant in the activities of your community.
City council meetings, school board meetings, and local fundraising events are all great places to start.
55. Religious or Social Organizations
Whenever a group of people find common ground in other areas of life, the good will tends to spill over into other areas too.
Habitat for Humanity, Rotary International, Kiwanis, Lions Club International, The Salvation Army, United Way, Boys and Girls Club of America, and so many more.
Get involved helping people in your community. Maybe, some will want your professional help too.
56. Chamber of Commerce
Your local Chamber of Commerce is an association of local business owners whose sole purpose of joining is to further their business endeavors.
It’s a trusted organization within the local community for established businesses.
If you have the ability to join, you will be able to generate leads from doing so.
57. Free Workshop or Classes
There is something within your expertise that you can teach others how to do.
For painters, it may be how to properly cut in paint, or maybe how to prolong the life of your A/C unit from HVAC technicians.
When you offer these free workshops or classes, be sure to collect contact information for those in attendance. Maybe do a raffle?
58. Business Cards
When you meet someone who might be interested in your work, you give them a business card.
According to this article, business cards are that needed personal touch in a digital age.
If you are going to invest in business cards, spend money on a quality card rather than 50k cards that don’t pop.
59. Business Brochure
Who doesn’t like a high quality, well informative pamphlet?
Tri-fold brochures are the classic way of easily communicating a depth of information without being taking up people’s time.
Be sure to include contact information (or an attached business card).
60. Vehicle Ads
Are you already using your personal vehicle for work related tasks?
Why not slap a well designed magnet or wrap to advertise your business?
As a tax non-professional (this in absolutely no way constitutes legal tax advice), there could be additional benefits for utilizing these besides generating new leads.
61. Creative Marketing Material
You’ve seen it. I’ve seen it. We’ve all seen the MASSIVE amount of promotional merchandise out there.
Bags, phone cases, pens, earbuds, water bottles, keychains, thumb drives, lip balm, stress balls, coffee mugs, journals, lanyards, coolers, flashlights, sunglasses, magnets, and the list could go on.
Where is your company’s swag at?
62. Cold Calling
Don’t cold call for sales or new business.
Instead, use cold calling to establish contacts and relationships with prospective customers, and then secure a follow up time to get into your services.
Just be yourself, be up front with why you are calling, and smile while you’re on the phone.
63. Become a Radio Guest
Not paid radio advertising (which is mentioned later), this is to be an actual guest.
Look for local or regional stations that may have a weekly program that would be a good place to highlight your expertise.
Contact the station manager to see if you could possibly come on the air.
64. Trade Shows
Industry relevant trade shows are tremendous opportunities to network.
There are national and regional shows throughout the year depending on your trade.
Plus, you will stay up to date on the best industry practices, tools, and techniques.
65. Association Membership
Most industries offer a professional association to belong to.
These provide extensive networking opportunities, as well as events you can attend.
Check out this article on how your career can benefit from a professional association.
The software under this umbrella company is astounding.
This platform has tools for a general contractor, a subcontractor, supplier or distributor, a building products manufacturer, or any other service providers.
This site alone would be enough, but some of the next few are under this umbrella company.
Bidclerk is a construction bidding software that also has an in depth search feature.
You will be able to gain insights on available projects, companies and contacts in the industry.
The search feature, and many others, are all available for a monthly subscription price.
For subs, you can search through private and public commercial projects, from planning to bidding.
For gcs, the online bid management software allows for you to grow your database of subs and vendors.
Software like this typically costs between $50 and $150 per month.
SmartBid is the leading construction bid management software for general contractors worldwide.
It allows all of the standards: send bid invitations, share project documents, manage sub data, and prequalify subs.
Find new jobs. Find new sub contractors.
BidNet gathers federal, state, and local government RFPs from across the United States, and delivers new contract opportunities to you every day.
This platform covers industries such as construction, maintenance/repair/installation, business and industrial supplies, information technology, and many more.
This is a subscription based service.
With online access to projects, companies, and people, ConstrutionWire offers leads on new construction jobs - mostly private commercial.
They also offer a Salesforce integration in order to streamline your data.
Access for up to 3 states, 3 users, and 500 downloads per month begins at around $250 per month.
For contractors looking for new leads in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
You can search and view projects, advertise your company, and even add projects to your favorites list for free.
Plus, starting at $39.95 per month, you can also search the daily email notifications and view owner contact info.
73. Bid Ocean
Bid Ocean’s subsidiary, the North America Procurement Council (NAPC), is a public benefit corporation that offers a wide range of free bid lead sites.
Check out this website for a link to free bid sites.
You’re welcome, America.
Another subscription based bidding site.
It promotes daily notifications for new bids matching your business needs.
Prices and features range from $44 per month to $131 per month.
This site and feature is still in testing, but it is functional at the time this was written.
Looking for all of the information without having to pay the monthly fees?
This service is offered in order to help small and/or disadvantaged businesses to find open contract opportunities.
You can always count on one of the industry leading data centers to have some leads on job bids.
From this site, you can search and access thousands of bidding projects around the country.
Per project access is $59, or a monthly subscription starts at $79.20.
GCs or building owners post their project and/or material quote requests.
Subs, suppliers, and service providers are notified.
They review the project info, and submit a bid or estimate.
GCs or building owners select a winner.
There’s a free up to $59 per month membership pricing.
Here is a cloud based application that allows GCs to share project files and information with subs.
Also, you can search for projects within your skill set and state.
Did I mention that this service is 100% free?
Check out the gig, jobs, and services sections.
Browse around and search for the terms that are relevant to your niche.
You might be surprised what connections you actually create.
80. Simply Hired
There are job postings for subcontract work in a variety of industries.
Painters, welders, makeup artists, accountants, etc.
Who knows, you may find a long term arrangement by showing an employer the benefits of hiring a contractor.
Since 2000, Construction Jobs has been providing services for construction companies to find the right candidates.
Their platform offers a database of job postings, predominantly from direct employers, as well as an active resume database full of job seekers ready for hire.
If you don't want to apply to any of the postings, you could directly contact the company who posted the job.
If you were bold.
One of the most prominent job boards online.
You can find multiple postings within your area, and could reverse search for the companies who posted.
Then it is simply a matter of connecting with them for any contracting work.
83. Google Ads
Google makes advertising online (seem) really easy, and in a lot of ways it is.
You simply tell Google what your goals are, where you want to run ads, create your ad message, and determine what your budget will be.
According to this 2019 Sandvine study, with Google's 12% grab on total internet traffic, it would be a good place to run paid ads.
84. Facebook Ads
Facebook Ads is another big one with an incredibly high user number, it is quite possible to target your customers when they begin searching for your services.
With over 1.6 billion people connected to small businesses worldwide, this could be profitable if you can fine tune your target audience and advertising message.
85. Instagram Ads
Facebook also owns Instagram, with over 500 million active accounts daily.
You have to have a business facebook page, but then you can create a business profile on Instagram.
Here is a free tool to help plan and format your Instagram ads.
86. Yahoo Local
Yahoo local offers an interesting service for businesses.
For either $23.25 or $33.25 per month, Yahoo will compare, complete, or correct your company's NAP (name address phone number) listing on 70+ websites.
It is a little different from other paid ads, but your company information will be listed all over the internet to be found by people and search engines.
87. Bing Ads
Bing, the search engine powered by Microsoft, offers paid advertising that is similar to other search engines.
You only pay every time your ad is clicked, and you can set up daily budget limits.
Running ads on Bing would allow you to capture all of the users who aren't using Google.
It might be worth a try.
88. BBB Ads
Even the highly trusted Better Business Bureau is getting in the lead generation game.
At the time of this writing, it appears that the BBB is rolling this option out in the Pacific Northwest first.
With exclusive advertising for BBB accredited businesses, will this cast a shadow on its ability to be an unbiased, trusted ratings platform?
89. Yelp Ads
Yelp advertising offers advertisers premium page positions across their web and mobile platforms.
Targeted specifically for local customers, a paid ad with Yelp will display in positions that would garner the most attention.
Depending on the industry, many consumers choose Yelp for their ratings and reviews on businesses.
YellowPages.com has really reimagined what they could offer local businesses in today's culture.
One of the more traditional ways is paid advertising.
The paid advertising option is a modern take on the old phone book classic ad space.
91. Radio Ads
Local, regional, or national radio advertising is available.
You would want to think about the message you want conveyed about your business based upon your radio station choice.
Some industries have a better ROI than others, check out this article.
92. TV Ads
According to one source, Businesses pay $5 to $34 per 1,000 viewers for a local TV ad and an average of $115,000 for national 30-second ad airings.
With that kind of investment, it is important that you create a quality commercial that will deliver results.
In case you aren't a script writer/videographer, this is a good resource to review before investing in making a commercial.
93. Newspaper Ads
Many communities still have local papers, as well as regional daily/weekly newspapers.
Running an effective ad spot can be a good way to generate local business leads.
Try running a coupon type ad so that you can track your ROI.
This is a great article to discover what you need to know about advertising with billboards.
But some quick tips would be to make it six words or fewer, be noticeable without distracting, use as a secondary advertising method, and be proportionate with your logo size.
95. Other Signage
This could include yard signs (think of campaign signs), store front signage, business signs, etc.
Expenses could range, but tracking of leads through these methods are difficult to near impossible.
96. Public Transit Advertising
In larger cities, advertising on city buses, in passenger train cars, and sometimes on cabs.
Be mindful of your target audience and ad content because it will most likely be zooming by.
Read some great articles, like this one, before advertising.
97. Advertising in Trade Publications
There are tens of thousands of publications covering all the various contracting trades.
You probably know of several within industries that you work with, and may even subscribe to some.
Create an engaging ad to generate potential leads.
98. Advertising in Movie Theaters
There are new opportunities to advertise in a theater near you.
Why not pitch your home improvement services to the home owners out in the theater early?
Popcorn and new porch painting?
Online Local Directories
Having a Google My Business listing is free, and is one of the leading ways to position your business to be discovered by local searches.
It is important to complete your listing with accurate information about your business, services, and service area.
Upload pictures to help your future customers discover what you do, and really encourage your customers to give you reviews.
Yelp, a place for local businesses to be listed and reviewed for free.
Millions of customers review Yelp listings in order to decide whether or not to use a service.
Don't forget that you can also pay for premium ad spots on Yelp too.
Another free profile listing for your business is with Bing Places for Business.
Simply claim your listing, complete your listing profile, and verify you're the owner via a secret pin.
Then, you can also pay for ads.
A directory listing with YellowPages.com is the online equivalent of a listing in the phone book, with a modern twist.
With a Yellow Pages listing, you will be listed on popular search engines and maps, such as Apple maps.
103. Contractor Home Pros
A directory devoted to providing home improvement service businesses a free listing.
Services include cabinets, carpentry, drywall, fences, flooring, HVAC, landscape, painting, plumbing, roofing, and many more.
Click here to view a complete list of the service categories.
The Better Business Bureau is a trusted organization that many people trust for business ratings, reviews, or to lodge complaints.
Why not have your contracting business listed with the BBB in order to gain good customer reviews and ratings?
Besides, if the BBB is going to start rolling out paid advertising, it only makes sense to get your profile setup.
MerchantCircle is an online network of local business owners that combines social networking features with customizable web listings.
With MechantCircle, you can start with a free profile and increase your account to include full service marketing solutions.
Manta is a site that gets over 22 million global visitors per month.
The majority of those visitors are consumers looking to research, connect, or buy from local companies that are part of the Manta community.
Membership starts at $99 per month.