Crowdsourcing is a relatively new idea that small businesses can use to solve a problem or improve their business. This process takes a task usually done by individuals to a group of people or community for their input.
The benefits of Crowdsourcing:
*The process helps you find out exactly what your local clientele wants and/or needs.
*Provides you with a list of people who may be interested in your products/services or opportunity.
*Provide a formal way to gather feedback from neighbors and clients that will help you tailor your products, services, marketing, and customer care to the very people who frequent your business.
*Keeps your marketing cost down. Ask people who frequent your business in person, and utilize free websites like Craigslist that let you post to one of several different categories, depending on your needs.