Small Business Big World

Information / Frequently Asked Questions


Small Business Big World was launched toward the end of 2000
by Main World Company

M i s s i o n

This site is dedicated to providing small businesses a very low cost option to advertise on the Internet targeting customers right in their own town and world wide, while providing individuals a simple to use resource to find small businesses right in their own town, or in any town world wide.

Q. Who can be listed in the directory?
Q. How will my listing be found?
Q. How will my business benefit by being listed?
Q. Where will I be listed in the directory?
Q. How is the Directory funded?
Q. What if any of my information changes?
Q. What are my listing options?
Q. What if I have more than one location
      or want to be listed in more than one category?
Q. How do I navigate the site?
Q. Can I help to promote the site and my listing?

A. Who can be listed in the directory?
Small Business Big World is intended for small businesses who employ fifty or less full-time and/or part-time employees.
Occasionally you will see a listing for what looks to be a large national or international corporation.  In this case the listed business is an independent franchise of a large company and as such is a small business.  The business still needs to abide by the 50 max employee rule.
No pornographic sites will be listed in Small Business Big World.

A. How will my listing be found?

As more and more people search for local business on the internet, your listings will be found by individuals searching on Google for

Local Small Businesses
Local Small Business Directory
Small Business Directory
World Wide Small Business Directory
World Wide Business Directory
Small Business Listings

Small Business Big World is being publicized in many different ways including the following:
  • Good old fashioned “Word of Mouth” is working very well for the directory.  (Thank you existing customers!)
  • Targeted press releases in towns when there are a few first time listings in that town.
  • Ongoing manual submission of the directory to other business related directories on the Internet.
  • Occasional automatic home page submission to 300+ search engines and directories and ongoing manual submission of individual pages to some of the major search engines.

A. How will my business benefit by being listed?
For listings with links to their own website, this directory will help your website rank higher in search results.
For just a few US Dollars or EURO a month you can advertise to people in your own town and all over the world.  As many of my customers have put it, “Even if I only got one new customer in a year from the listing, with the price you're charging, it's well worth it.”

A. Where will I be listed in the directory?
Your business will be listed twice in this simple to use directory. Once in your business category(s) in the town where your business is located. And again in the general business category page with other businesses world wide.

A. How is the Directory funded?
The directory is funded by the very small fee each small businesses pays to be listed.  This enables the site to be funded without any of the increasing number of distracting gimmicks on other web sites.  Hence there are no annoying pop-up windows in this directory.
Some people say our prices are too low and want to contribue additional funds to the directory.
So we have added the following donation options.

USD $1.00

USD $5.00

USD $10.00
Thank you for helping to keep this small business resource available to all.

A. What if any of my information changes?
Listing information can be easily updated by filling out the update form should you move, change your focus of business, or change your phone or fax number.  One free update per year is included with each listing.

A. What are my listing options?
Small businesses are listed as follows.
  • Your e-mail and/or Web site link in addition to your address, phone and fax number listing.
The links can be to an existing e-mail and/or Web site or for a low cost, Main World Hosting can create a basic Web site for you.
Pricing information can be found here.

A. What if I have more than one location
or want to be listed in more than one category?
Small businesses can be listed in more than one location and in more than one category.
  • The cost per additional location is USD $80.00
  • The cost per additional category is USD $48.00

A. How do I navigate the site?
To easily navigate the Small Business Big World Web site please note that within a geographic location the location description at the top of the page is linked to each listed location. i.e. If you are on the site in Europe, in Ireland, in the town of Dublin, both “Ireland” and “Europe” at the top of the Dublin page are links back to their respective pages.

Also note that locations and categories with active listings are marked with a “active directory listing” (green shamrock).


A. Can I help to promote the site and my listing?
If you know another Small Business owner that would benefit from this very low cost option to advertise on the Internet, whether or not they have a web site, please let them know about the directory.  As a thank you, you will receive one month free added to your listing for each new customer that lists you as the referral source.

If you have your own web site please place a link to this directory on your site so others can benefit.  Placing a link to this site will also help your listing to be found by others.  Here's a link you can simply copy and paste to your web site:

Take a look at <a href="http://www.smallbusinessbigworld.com" onMouseOver="window.status='Click here to go to Small Business Big World'; return true" target="_blank">Small Business Big World</a> to find local small businesses world wide.

You can also use either of the following banners:

Small Business Big World Banner

The code you can use on your web site for the above banner is as follows:
<a href="http://www.smallbusinessbigworld.com onMouseOver="window.status='Click here to go to Small Business Big World'; return true" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.smallbusinessbigworld.com/images/sbbwbanner1.gif" width="468" height="60" border="0" alt="Small Business Big World Banner"></a>

Small Business Big World Banner

The code you can use on your web site for the above banner is as follows:
<a href="http://www.smallbusinessbigworld.com onMouseOver="window.status='Click here to go to Small Business Big World'; return true" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.smallbusinessbigworld.com/images/sbbwbanner2.gif" width="468" height="60" border="0" alt="Small Business Big World Large Banner"></a>


You can also print out a tri fold brochure and give it to other small business owners - remember you'll get one month FREE for each new customer that signs up with either Small Business Big World or Main World Hosting and lists you as the referral source.  Just click on one of the following Brochure links.  You'll need a copy of the free Adobe Reader software to open and print the brochure.

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