Entrepreneurship isn’t an easy journey. As an entrepreneur, you need to constantly seek ways to improve your business. To do that, it is important that you network and communicate with other entrepreneurs who are in a similar business field with you. There are platforms and online communities that make this easy for you and these platforms are forums for business owners to meet and discuss their challenges. They can be social media platforms, blogs, websites or podcasts. Most of them are targeted at business owners from specified business fields, so you need to be sure you are joining the right one.
Below is a list of the online communities that can help you grow your business.
This is a global startup community of founders, creators and innovators that is designed to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Startup Grind organizes startup global conferences and events that reach millions of entrepreneurs globally. They have chapters in different countries and programs aimed at encouraging and training students who are trying to grow their businesses. They offer three packages: startup, student and partner packages and each of them offer different benefits.
BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
The British Chambers of Commerce is owned by a network of chambers of commerce that support their members in the UK and other countries. They offer perspectives that give their members insight into British business communities in different sectors They help entrepreneurs trade and grow through support, advice and export documentation. Members enjoy HR support, health insurance and special offers on products and services from other members of the chambers. There are also events like conferences, business awards, and networking activities to encourage the growth of businesses.
This is an exclusive membership club that helps founders overcome challenges, drive scale, and create value through peer group learning, entrepreneurial insight and curated connections. It is a platform that helps business owners connect with other successful founders. They offer both digital and in-person events including round table discussions, workshops and webcasts. Supper Club has events that connect like-minded entrepreneurs as well as special interest groups. They support their members at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey.
This platform identifies and supports leading social entrepreneurs globally. They create conditions for young people to become changemakers and enable society to embrace change-making and social innovation. Ashoka partners with over 300 schools globally and have been operating for more than 15 years. The Ashoka fellowship programme provides selected fellows lifetime support to scale their solutions’ impact by providing them with monetary support and strategic advice.