We are looking to set up a small web based services / directory type business:-
Members are small local businesses, who would pay a small subscription charge to be listed in the member database.
These members would 'tick' all the categories of services they would provide. (ideally the fee would increase depending how many categories they wished to be included in).
Each member would have their own unique log-in.
Customers would request the service of the members by selecting the category of service they need, either by drop down list or radio button.
They would add relevant comments in a comment box.
Perhaps a start date option would be nice too....
The service is free to customers, although they would be required to also register, and log in.
It would be possible to have customers who are members, and members who are customers.
Once a customer has made a request, this request would be forwarded to every member that met the criteria.
Members would then respond, and the reply would appear in the customer's own log-in page, and also emailed to them directly.
I look forward to your thoughts.