I think this is really great Mike. I'm in the process of trying to create interaction (and grow fan base) with a much smaller group. We have about 100+ fans. The open-ended questions just don't seem to work and we aren't really in a place to be giving away anything for a contests. Any suggestions for small businesses?
@KristinaLStewart My suggestion is to get out there and communicate directly with the more popular of your targeted audience. Be genuine, be human, just interact when you can. People also prefer to talk with a person and not a business. Possibly personalize your communication more.