This could only be justified if the directory is able to charge thousands of dollars per year for a listing. Otherwise, the expense related to personal visits and contracts could never be justified.
Originally Posted by Andy101
To get to this point, the directory has to first develop a reputation for driving business, which today is very expensive to build.
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