I do like the idea of connecting with local big box stores and trying to provide better handouts information for customers.
Though that could introduce 'competition' with their main brand flyers, products, directions, etc.
I also see a need for a cleaner online presences as consumers are most likely to search online when things go wrong, and there is a lot of old or plain wrong information.
(though finding the right info even in a place like TPT can be tough)
Surfacing thought leaders in the community to newcomers would be a great way to start I think.
When I started browsing and reading TPT it still takes me a while to understand who to trust and verify taking advice from.
That will always be the case, but I think we could do better.
Less forum post more whitepapers? This works great in a lot of industries where you can get simple concise bits of information without reading X pages of a forum and all the chaff that goes on.
Is it better online store options to buy from?
We have a lot of great sellers here on TPT, but a newcomer wouldn't know that and would most likely end up with tube or tc plants from Big Brand store (not that those are great either)
other ideas ?