Lucky Ant is a like kickstarter for local businesses. The idea (only available in New York City at the moment) is that when small local business needs investment for expansion, upgrades, and other things that will help them succeed they can appeal to the local community to help. Customers can donate small amounts, hopefully leading to the businesses getting the big amounts they need – everyone who donates gets a reward for helping (just like kickstarter does for cool projects)

This is an intriguing idea – an update to church fundraising with a nice touch. Will be interesting to see it work. Watch the video here.

How Lucky Ant Works from Lucky Ant on Vimeo.
While you wait for the idea to come to your community ask yourself what could you do, what idea may just work for what you need to make happen. It may be just the year to take a chance on something creative!