I’ve come across an excellent resource site entirely dedicated to small business. The Visa Business Network is a free community dedicated to helping small business owners manage and grow their businesses. Interactive features guide members through goals, offer support and provide tools that are easy to use. Members can also connect with other small business owners who have been in their shoes and ask for advice. Some of the network’s features include:
Business Goal Toolkits – unique step-by-step “how to” guides that lead small business owners through the process of setting and achieving business goals. The interactive toolkits correlate with goals which small business owners have identified as being the most relevant to the challenges they face in growing their business–from best practices for promoting their business on Facebook and other social networks, to developing and delivering email newsletters to reach new and existing customers.
Small Business Mentor Program – small businesses get personalized help and guidance from other successful small business owners. Having faced similar business challenges, these seasoned mentors offer advice and perspective to help Visa Business Network participants achieve their goals.
Question & Answer Forum – members are able to collaborate by asking questions related to their goals and receive personalized advice and responses from small business peers and mentors with experience across a wide range of industries.
Content Ranking – this feature provides small businesses with quick access to the resources and articles fellow small business owners have declared most useful.
Rajan is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BIG Marketing for Small Business. He's an award-winning marketing strategist who is passionate about branding, digital marketing and social media. He spent nearly a decade as the marketing executive at global IT firm Peer 1 Hosting and was instrumental in their explosive growth.