Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where can I go to network with other small and home business owners?

There are a slew of forums that cater to the small and home based business person. My personal favorite is Business Owners Idea Cafe. I have had so many great responses to questions I've posted. It also feels good when I am able to help out a fellow member.

They're best attribute in my opinion is the "cyber Shmooze" section. Here they have specific forums to better guide you in your startup and growth phases. Some are:

Start Up Stew

Biz Ideas

Working From Home


Marketing Mix

And quite a few more. The people on this forum are real people with home and small based businesses and are eager and willing to take you into the fold and help in any way they can.

The also offer small business grants throughout the year. They grants are usually for $1,000 and the current grant is called the "Idea Cafe's Innovation and Originality Grant". You can also read about past winners and how they have put the grant money to use in their businesses.

You must be a member to ask or answer questions as well as to enter for the grants. It's easy and painless though.

So visit them over at Idea Cafe and start asking those questions you can't seem to find an answer for anywhere else.

Happy Business!

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Here Ye Here Ye!

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