Bizwiki is a free directory of businesses that anyone can contribute to and edit. As the US-focused part of this international network, Bizwiki.com aims to become one of the largest, most comprehensive directories of American businesses on the Web.
Bizwiki's aim is to follow in the footsteps of two of the most influential contributor-built projects of the Internet Age, the Open Directory Project (also known as DMOZ) and Wikipedia. Where the Open Directory aims to become the definitive catalogue of the Web, and Wikipedia to become the largest reference site, Bizwiki is focused on gathering and publishing detailed information about American companies, businesses and organizations - even those without a web site or online presence of their own.
The Bizwiki site is built around a self-organized and collaborative community that any of our users are invited to join. We hope to facilitate a flourishing community to develop.
Rather than the standard experience of just reading what a website has to say, everyone is invited to actively contribute. Users can help create for themselves the best and most complete index of businesses on the web, or the most detailed index of companies in their town or even street.
There is no cost to add a company to Bizwiki, no on-going charge for businesses appearing on the site. The site and its content are made available for searching to the general population free of charge.
Bizwiki is an ongoing project to which almost anybody can contribute. With rare exceptions, Bizwiki listings can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet, just by registering and clicking the 'edit this page' link. It is by users editing and adding to the information on the site that it will grow and improve and become more useful. Everyone is invited to add information, citations, or cross-references as long as they do so within Bizwiki’s editing policies and to an appropriate standard. If you would like to join in and add your say to this project, just sign up now.
Along with our already thriving US and UK sites, versions of Bizwiki focused on the business communities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand are planned over the next year. Plans for multi-lingual versions and user-contributed business directories for other nations are also being explored.