I was hoping some of you out there could help me out. I'm hoping to build a site around a particular niche, and I have a pretty good vision of what I want out of it. The problem is, I don't know what sort of script(?) I should be looking for to achieve it. Keep in mind that I really don't have the ability to code this myself, but I would hopefully be able to custom edit something else to reach what I want.
Here's what I'm looking for:
*I want to be able to organize all the businesses offering widget services, by state-->city.
*I want to list some basic information, such as the name of the business, their address, phone #, and web address (if applicable).
*Preferrably, I would like to also have a small snapshot of their location via a yahoo/google map embedded on the page.
*I would like it to be database driven, that way I can add new listings easily in the backend, as opposed to creating each page by hand with a template...
*The ability to place ad copy on various parts of each page.
Would this be considered a portal? If so, could anyone give me a bit of advice as to what I'd need to use/do to get the end result I'm looking for?
Thank you very much in advance for any insight that may be provided.