totally agree +Kevin Jones
... in a sense, +Helpouts by Google
is limiting the potential success of the program because of this very reason !
there is a SEA of small businesses that could & would
capitalize on the use of Helpouts ... given program direction, a little guidance, and some very inexpensive incentives (adword credits, free google apps for 1 year, etc.)
they could 10X the platform growth immediately ... maybe they don't want that yet, trying to still proof out the concept, come to terms with what the platform actually is, how it will be used, and by whom ?
it makes no sense to me, and it's also the reason i am not more active lately ... i want to promote my BRAND inspect.net
, i spent 25 years doing that so suddenly having to step back and promote myself personally makes NO sense from my perspective ...
and i am sure 100% of small business owners feel the same way ... i hope +Helpouts by Google
understands this idea, because it IS a main driver for almost every small business !
we'll see ...