An aspect of business that creates a valuable learning experience is working through mistakes, which all companies will encounter sooner or later. When it comes to working in smaller business, sometimes asking how other companies were able to become successful helps to avoid potential problems.
So why not ask and find out? Mashable’s Sarah Kessler suggests the following websites to help you meet other entrepreneurs on the web:
At OnStartups anyone can answer a question you post. Users vote for answers so that questions remain on top depending on their quality. Anyone can contribute to this site and irrelevant questions are often voted off.
On Focus, experts in related or specific fields answer questions in exchange for their own personal promotion. What’s great about this resource is that you can always count on the quality of an answer to your questions.
MicroMentor actually helps you find a mentor online by filling our your needs and goals in your online profile. The advice from your mentor can be a great asset to your business.
4. Entrepreneur Connect
Join a group on Entrepreneur Connect to ask questions that you have professionals in your industry. Responses take longer than most other sites, but are often of high quality.
Much like Twitter, PartnerUp allows users 140 characters to ask a question. The best answers will be voted to the top of the page where they will remain until or if a better answer is voted upon.
The EFactor is a social networking site for entrepreneurs. A forum is provided with Q&A to share your questions with other entrepreneurs on the site. You can also contribute your advice for other EFactor users.
7. MeetTheBoss TV
Access to large business leaders in the form of video is convenient if you’re browsing around online. However, specific questions are unlikely to be answered. If you are looking for a few tips of advice in your industry, try using the search bar.
This online website is a great resource. Not only can you email SCORE directly for advice, but also they keep a log of previous questions with keywords you may be looking for.
9. LinkedIn Answers
LinkedIn already allows you to connect with a large group of professionals online in your network. A great way to reconnect with your contacts is to ask them a question.
For more information about this blog, please read Mashable’s “HOW TO: Connect with Other Entrepreneurs Online”
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