MARKETING OUTREACH AND CROWDFUNDING
In coordination with The Local Crowd®, a Wyoming based online crowdfunding platform, WWBC clients can receive free software access and one-on-one counseling to launch campaigns that raise money for their business. In addition to that, clients have the option of working with a social media coordinator to receive counseling on social media platforms in order to amplify their marketing capabilities.
Sign up to launch a crowdfunding campaign and strategize your social media marketing for your business with our client intake form below!
Crowdfunding is an innovative tool that helps businesses raise capital for their projects, products, or services while also building their customer audience. Clients will receive free access to The Local Crowd®, an online crowdfunding platform, along with educational support on strategizing, building, and launching a successful capital raising campaign for their small business.
Clients will receive free social media counseling to amplify their marketing capabilities. This resource not only includes individualized counseling to ensure businesses are utilizing the most current online marketing strategies but also gives clients technical assistance in promoting their businesses.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Marketing Outreach and Crowdfunding
My business does not currently use social media for marketing. Am I eligible for this service?
Yes! Outreach counseling is available to all clients, regardless of expertise. You will work one-on-one with a marketing counselor to build and develop a social media strategy unique to your business' needs.
Should my business be using social media?
Yes. Social media is a communication tool that allows you to connect with your community and build loyal customers. Individuals are looking to digital platforms to stay up-to-date with the businesses in their area, especially in the face of COVID-19. Learn more about the free outreach services from WWBC.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a tool, typically used on an online platform, for businesses to raise money to finance projects by asking their audience for small contributions in return for a reward, pre-sale of a product, or service. Unlike traditional financing, crowdfunding helps you raise capital while also serving as a marketing tool to engage with the customers and stakeholders who support your business.
What is The Local Crowd®?
The Local Crowd® (thelocalcrowd.com) is a Wyoming based rural crowdfunding platform that provides an online platform for small businesses and organizations to host capital raising campaigns.
Is my business a good fit for a crowdfunding campaign?
Likely, yes! Each business has potential to host a unique campaign that supports their needs, as well as their customer’s. This process looks different from business to business, which is why your outreach counselor will connect you with multiple industry resources and work one-on-one to help determine the best strategy to launch a campaign primed for success. Sign up to start planning your project!
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