Freelancers in the IT field have a place where they can go and bid on small jobs to supplement their income. An example of this can be found at www.getafreelancer.com (for reference purposes only). I have worked with Telecom companies and I believe they would outsource a significant amount of their service calls to small and disadvantaged businessesonce it can be determined that the subcontractor does quality work. A small investment in a jobs matching service between the big telcos and their subs would work. It would be very easy to keep track of jobs created as a result of the activity. Facilitating the exchange of opportunity between the small businesses and the big ones will lead to some mutually beneficial business experiences.
Idea No. 119