Web extra: More Resources for Crowdsourcing

If you’re a small-business owner, your resources are probably limited. The following sites can help you employ crowdsourcing
to help with everything from marketing and design to innovation for products and services.

Marketing and Design

This creative online community with thousands of innovated students, designers and marketers is ready to help you with your
ideas. Use RedesignMe for product design, logo design, idea generation or marketing concepts for your company.

CrowdSPRING offers logo, graphic design and writing services for small businesses at an affordable price. Post your creative
project, creatives submit their ideas, and then you choose the one you like best. Set your own price and deadline. An average
project gets more than 100 entries.

Atizo connects your business with outside innovators and collaborators to create new ideas and concepts for your company.

Freelancers Platforms

Join a community of competitive software developers, programmers and graphic designers who build software for companies ranging
from Fortune 100s to small businesses.

Use this crowdsourcing site for your copywriting needs. Get your business material professionally produced, including business
plans, Web content, presentations and press releases.
Thousands of Clickworkers can assist in the fast and efficient processing of projects for your business.

Open Innovation Software

This company helps solve your business’s biggest, most important problems, such as boosting revenue growth and profitability,
increasing collaboration, maintaining sustainability, and improving processes. It specializes in innovation, idea management
and developing methods, processes, and software tools to help your business thrive.

Tap into the minds of your employees, customers and partners to help drive the value of your company. Spigit’s innovation
management software helps your business improve process efficiencies, decrease time to market, discover subject-matter experts
within your organization, and connect people across departmental and geographic boundaries.

This portal of experts from around the world can help your business with advice and ideas, like giving innovated ideas for
a marketing campaign, boosting your company’s PR, and developing products and services.

Intermediary Open Innovation Services

Big Idea Group
This site has an open source network of 13,000 problem solvers and inventors to solve your innovation challenges. It will
help develop and execute your innovations and generate ideas in products, services and marketing.

Chaordix is a multipurpose crowdsourcing engine for open innovation, market prediction, brand collaboration, research and
discovery for your company.

Peer Production

Involve innovators outside of your business to assist in design for innovative products and services.


Jeff Thompson is managing partner at Windermere Group One. WGO is a member of Windermere Real Estate, a real estate network comprised of 300 offices and more than 6,000 agents throughout the western United States. Jeff is truly passionate about helping build companies by building their people. He leverages his 25-plus years of experience in real estate to coach other managers and brokers. Jeff credits much of his success to hard work and a willingness to partner with good people.

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