Although, there are many communities for pretty much anything you can think of, it appears that there are not a lot of places where business owners can meet and exchange tips or ideas related with their industries. Furthermore, when you search for list of business forums or communities, you are not likely to get any good results from Google.
After having those thoughts, I felt really frustrated and decided to save you some time and research the best places where you can get your business questions answered or just share your experience. Before posting the complete list of business forums, I would like to review my favorites.
UK Business Forums – If you live in the United Kingdom and you want to start your own business, you will first have to find out what your legal obligations are. Since I had similar experience, I strongly recommend the UK Business Forums and most specifically their ‘Accounts and Finance’ section since there you will find all the information you need about taxes, VAT and all new laws related with your business. Furthermore, the people there are really friendly and you can get quick, but complete answer to your question.
Business Advice Forum – If you are more interested in getting advice for your business, like for example how to increase your sales, whether you should accept a particular offer or how to start it, this is the best place for you. With more than 15,000 existing questions answered, the Business Advice Forum is the best place for young entrepreneurs.
Flying Solo – If you are the sole owner of your company, you definitely need advice from people, who had been in your situation. This is where Flying Solo comes to help – this is the only online community where you can get in touch with people, who are running their companies alone and learn from their mistakes or success stories. Although, most of the people there are from Australia, you can get quick answer to any question you have if they are not related to any laws and regulations (if you are not from Australia).
Syracuse – This online community is created especially for those, who follow up the latest CNY news and want to engage in discussions with fellow business owners. Although, there are a lot of other places where you can read business news, I strongly recommend Syracuse since there you can not only discuss them, but learn a lot of valuable tips and other information related with them.
Home Business Online – The online business is becoming more and more popular every year and millions of business owners, who generate their main income stream online. If you are one of them, but you need some tips in order to make your business work better, Home Business Online is one of the best places to visit. There you have access to thousands of posts, questions and answers related with online business and I am pretty sure that you will find all the information you are looking for pretty quickly.
After reviewing my favorite communities and giving some brief information about them, I think you have long waited to see my list, so here it is:
As a conclusion, I would like to mention that if for some reason you do not get the answer of the question you have, you can always contact a lawyer or an accountant in order to get help. Furthermore, there are many B2B companies that offer seminars on various topics, for free or for a reasonable price. Hope you get the information you are looking for and make your business a lot more successful.