Ourbis is a community where people share their best business addresses through reviews and owners promote their businesses for free using photos and descriptions. Ourbis started in November of 2006, when we decided that local businesses deserved to be better advertised. There was no alternative behind inefficient, paid-for ads, that usually did not serve small businesses well. In a world where everything gets more global, we thought that local businesses mattered, and started thinking about a way to promote them. An open, community oriented website, was our response.