In essence, this International Hotel & Business Directory aims to assist travellers with reliable, up-to-date information and to aid keen-minded business leaders by creating great marketing opportunities to effectively promote their companies world-wide. Discover the great value for your company behind this interactive and powerful advertising medium, which sets our Members above and beyond their competitors, helping them reach a wide audience and unlock new national and international markets.
Explore the country profiles and the assortment of prestigious companies representing the top echelons of business. Looking to promote your company? Welcome to your virtual and global PR office!
We put the world at your fingertips, so the amount of limelight your company enjoys depends entirely on how active you wish to be and what promotional tools you utilize. Payment is not the only way to attain Full Membership! We offer life-time memberships to trade/business associations and organizations, local and international media, financial institutions and tourist/information offices in exchange for a link from their site and their periodic editorial support. Click HERE to contact us for further details. Join the network, interact with businesses in your country and overseas forming lucrative partnerships and exploring new markets.
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NETworking Evolved... Our slogan sums up our entire purpose. We are a medium that seeks to spark spontaneous and effective communication between our Member businesses and their clients. We have created an International Business Directory consisting of companies chosen to represent major business sectors in their country, most companies have been recommended and chosen for sustained quality and excellent performance in their respective field. Our aim is not to become a global yellow pages or a search engine, we opt to provide our visitors with the BEST choice rather than overwhelming numbers.
To further optimize the amount of time a person spends on the Internet to find the company he or she is looking for, we provide most companies listed with a tri-lingual text description, pictures, icons and other Corporate Profile enhancement options.
We give YOU and International voice! Our unique formula does not require your clients to "click through" to your web site in order as to understand what your company specializes in - we give you the chance to get their attention immediately and if they need more precise information, they will visit your webpage. We provide businesses of all sizes with an equal opportunity to boost their chances of reaching hundreds of thousands of BUSINESS-focused Internet users across the globe!
Read more about the Benefits of Membership HERE.
Everyday our editors surf through hundreds of business websites for each of the countries listed, carefully selecting the best-presented companies for recommendation on www.CornerstonesWorld.com. The few hundred companies we select fit the following description: available contact information and coordinates, relevant content, no pop-up advertisements or redirections, no violent or explicit adult content, no malicious or spam content, no strong religious or political orientation, politically correct.
We most certainly did not! However, there are instances when companies attempt to use non-patentable words or words describing their business such as "Agency", "The", "Hotel", "Restaurant" etc. to achieve a higher alphabetical listing. When we come across descriptive words used in such a way, we swap the word order to give our visitors a more honest listing for example instead of listing "Hotel Vavav" or "Golf Club Ziziziz", we list "Vavav Hotel" and "Ziziziz Golf Club".
If however, you can justify the word order by providing us with a copy of the name's trademark registration, we will be happy to comply with your request to change the name and putting the descriptive word before the unique name.
Those with vision will no doubt understand that there is no cause to resort to trickery in order as to rise to the top of the listing. Our international business directory gives everyone an equal chance to shine - claim your rightful place at the peak of the business pyramid: upgrade your company profile to Full Membership and your company will not only be listed at the beginning of the directory, you will also have the chance to summarize your core business in a short description within the listing, placing you head and shoulders above all lower ranking members!
Yes and no. The answer depends on the size of your business and on the demand of our visitors. Since the new subcategory will be published under every country we list, hence, opening a new subcategory is a big responsibility as it needs to be populated and maintained on the global scale of the site, we will only open new subcategories if you represent an international company that is ordering membership for more than 25 branches spread over a minimum of 3 countries or if we receive a sufficient number of requests from non-related visitors from several countries. If neither one of these options suits you, there is an alternative: if you are convinced that the new sub-category will be popular, you can sponsor its creation and maintenance for 3 months as a "test" subcategory. We will then monitor its statistics and growth, judging by its popularity, as well as the number of add-company forms we receive for that sub-category we will decide whether or not to make it a permanent addition to our arsenal. Click here to contact our administrator in regard to this question.
We do our utmost to not to pick our chosen few blindly. As mentioned above, of the THOUSANDS of sites our editors go through daily, only a few hundred companies are actually make it into our database. However, we cannot guarantee the pedigree of the companies we list. We can't be everywhere at the same time, so we rely on two major "filters" to ensure quality:
a) Natural selection: the strong and well-established companies will display their superior business vision and rise to their rightful place at the top of the listing by becoming Full Members, whereas the shady, slower and less active companies will precipitate at their rightful place - bottom of the list or drop out completely.
b) Your first hand experience: we encourage our readers to work closely with us towards our mutual goal: accurate, user-friendly and free information website. If you, due to PERSONAL experience believe that any of the companies we list does not deserve to be listed in this directory, please do not hesitate to contact us with details and we shall immediately investigate the matter.
We cannot ignore the fact that each of these sectors, the latter in particular commands multi-million dollar industries. However, due to their potentially controversial nature, we opt to exclude all explicit, violent, political, religious and other potentially offensive or dangerous content even if it is pertaining to a legitimate business and the client is willing to pay. We are aware that the term "controversial content" is an elastic one, so we encourage our visitors and clients to join with us in keeping CornerstonesWorld.com clean! If you have come across any company the products or services of which you are not comfortable with, please let us know stating your name, e-mail, offending company and a legitimate reason for their removal. We will then review your request and if found worthy, we will reimburse the offender and discontinue our contract with them. Some mild adult entertainment companies may be accessible, but only by registered users of confirmed age through the "My Cornerstones" log-in.
We do not condone unsolicited e-mail communication in any shape of form. We don't just stand on spam, we stamp it out everywhere we find it and either take legal actions ourselves or report the culprits to relevant authorities who will pursue them further, hopefully crashing their entire business. If your company has suffered repeated e-mails from this site, please click here to apply for e-mail screening and we shall check all messages issued from this site for relevant content before passing them on to your business.
Longer texts would be inappropriate as we encourage visitors to browse and compare many different companies in a single session; if a company through its combined visual and informative pitch (Corporate Profile) succeeds in kindling interest, the readers will click through to its home page or make direct contact through our forms.
We advise clients to keep the pitch “short and sweet”, hook the readers’ attention before plunging them into an intricate description, highlight their unique points, e.g. hotels would do well to mention recent renovations, number of rooms and favourable location. Full Members can visually describe most amenities with bright and clear service icons & photos. The saying goes that each picture is worth how many words?
By the way, the above answer is exactly 750-characters (including spaces) long. We believe that what counts is not the number of words, but how you use them...
10. In which language is it best to contact you?
To ensure our swift reply and rapid information processing (24 - 48hrs), please keep all correspondence in English. Although we make concessions allowing clients to send in their company description in other languages, we request that all questions, requests for changes and other correspondence be carried out in English only.
No, sorry. The Cornerstones of World Business is exactly what the name implies - a strictly corporate directory. We do not accept, process or upload any personal home page info. Although we accept articles from free-lance market analysts and journalists, we only link the author if he represents a corporate body.
If your question has remained unanswered, please Contact Us and we shall promptly contact you with a response to your query.
NOTE: When asked to fill in your e-mail address, please avoid using extensions of free addresses such as @hotmail.com, @google.com or @yahoo.com - no corporate or financial information will be disclosed to intangible "ghost clients" with temporary addresses.