N-Crowd Business Model
The N-Crowd Business Model is based on the traditional Open-Source Model of providing a basic package for little or no cost, and selling related services.
The N-Crowd Business Plan will focus on locating strategic clients that share a need to organize and collaborate, and give them a low-cost Enterprise/Personal Portal platform that can quickly meet their organizational needs. (Loss leader or low profit initially)
Revenues will be generated by offering advanced IT services and operation-specific customization, 3rd-party application integrations, etc. Additional sources of revenue may come from hosting fees, transaction fees, software development, advertisers and sponsors, etc.
N-Crowd will build our business around deploying, integrating, customizing, and supporting cost-effective, open-source software.
We offer a complete hosted (or self-hosted) Web Portal that can be customized to meet specific needs.
Our services leverage best-of-class open-source software, along with key aspects of existing Social Networks to offer a flexible Portal platform that enables anyone to run a sophisticated and highly customizable web presence.
Our focus is on a Web-Hosting and related Expert Services revenue model, offering Enterprise-class Portal functionality (for Businesses, NGO's, Groups, Communities, Individuals, etc.) for typically less than the cost of current website hosting, with substantially more functionality.
N-Crowd Portals allow clients to create their own virtual communities (called Crowds) and empowers teams to create a shared web presence and provide a variety of collaborative tools (blogs, wikis, calendars, tasks, alerts, document sharing, newsletters, polling, etc.) to their virtual community.
The core N-Crowd platform is currently based in part on the open-source Liferay Enterprise Portal, and includes leveraging many other free and best-of-class, open source tools. (like Mulesoft, N2N, Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
The N-Crowd platform will also be leveraged to provide our own federated CrowdSourcing services through a variety of vertical and horizontal marketplaces.
N-Crowd is intended to operate as a fully decentralized B-Corporation that shares profits with all stakeholders.