Many assume we have a disconnect between talent and opportunity, but I think with the tools we have nowadays (iPhones, iPads, ubiquitous high-speed Internet and video), people can do a lot more than we think.
This idea is rough but simple:
Combine Square with iPhones and a good salesforce automation product, and you could create a mobilized salesforce.
The mobile salesforce could be harnessed for local marketing and sales campaigns for products large or small and could be purely commission-based. Think: helping to sell a new book through one-on-one promotions.
It leverages mobility to employ the unemployed with low barriers to training and helps people market and sell with a more "hands on" approach.
It is probably too annoying to work but maybe there is something here. Let me know if you have any thoughts.