Thanks Sandra

Thanks also to Sandra who sent me this…

“It is a site that is really easy to use – I already prefer it to your competitor Y***.com [JB> name obscured] as they are complete charlatans as far as money goes. I added 2 companies and it was really easy. Keep up the good work!”

Thank you “K” in Bath

I asked a few of our early users what they thought of version 1, and I was thrilled to be sent this by one of our people (you know who you are K). Its really flattering when someone says stuff like this, we really appreciate it and we do listen.

“I have recently added my business to, and I have to say I am very impressed! Listing my business was quick and easy, with extra features available at very reasonable prices. When a small query arose, it was dealt with very quickly and professionally by the site owner.”

K, Bath

Spread Brownbook

Hi all, we are absolutely stoked with the initial response to The Brownbook, and we see new businesses and new members added all the time, if you’re one of those thanks for your support (and if you’re not maybe you just discovered us – why not have a dabble).

Maybe you’ll also help us spread The Brownbook by voting us UP here – and telling more people about it.

Starting to get some interest

We sent out our first press release the other day (you can get it here if you missed it) and we’re pleased to see the response from everyone. Seems like every time I look at the home page there is something new there.

If you’re one of our early visitors please tell us what you think, we’re so open to suggestions we’re practically inside-out :).

Leave us a comment here (we moderate comments to avoid spam from all those ED spammers, but normally your comments will appear within 24 hours).

Thanks all

What motivates people to give reviews?

Well, now that is an interesting question, and the fact is there is not a universal answer for everyone, we all have our different reasons. In answering that question the best we can do is offer several different opinions.

I guess the main thing is that people are unlikely to review a business if they get no recognition for the time they put into it. For example, if


The long tail of business classified advertising

I had lunch with one particular analyst last week and he explained that 90% of all businesses LISTED in yellow pages services are businesses with 5 employees or less. Imagine that, there are MILLIONS of SMALL businesses out there.

And I happen to know that on average less than 15% of all businesses