If you want to share tips and tricks from your business to help other small businesses out there, visit the Biz Sugar community. I’ve been using their small business forum platform for years to learn and engage with other like-minded businesses. (Be sure to use the BizSugar sign-up to get yourself started.)
However, if you want to learn from other small business owners joining the Biz Sugar small business community forum is a must for you!
I’ve met small business owners from around the world there and we have helped each other out online over the years. If you are on Twitter this is a must tool for you.
Many shares happen over on Twitter and others on Pinterest, Facebook, and now a new comment feature for your blog. (Inspire To Thrive has been a member there since 2012.)
The New BizSugar Small Business Advisors Directory
Recently, Biz Sugar started a small business advisors directory for people to find services and products from small businesses.
Below you can see the categories on the left-hand side of the website to choose from.
If you need some guidance to choose an advisor or, do not find what you need easily, Join our Mastermind Community and message our Community Manager, Gail Gardner.
However, there are many different categories you can join. For example, there is real estate, marketing, SEO, building your online biz, podcasting, and social media to name a few.Recently, Biz Sugar started a small business advisors directory for people to find services and products from small businesses. Click To Tweet
How BizSugar Works
You can submit your blog or others’ small business blog posts on the Biz Sugar Community. You are allowed up to 5 blog posts per day. Then people vote and can comment on the posts as well.
The most popular blog posts show up on the top of the home feed.
However, you can view them by the most popular or the most recent posts. I like looking at them both ways. Sometimes I like to know what are popular and other times I want to read the most recent content.
Oftentimes, others will click on the link to read the articles which are on your website. It can drive targeted traffic to your blog or website!
Not only that but sometimes your blog posts may be featured on Small Biz Trends as well.
Filling Out Your Bio
Be sure to fill out your bio along with your business blog or website link. People can follow you and friend you as well on the network – just like most other types of social networks.
If you have been online for a while you may recognize some of the Biz Sugar community members. You can friend others on the network too just as most other social media sites offer.
Generating Traffic on Social Media
That website tends to drive even more traffic to mine as readers check out the articles there and come over to my other website.
They also do Facebook live events for the community and they tweet consistently.
Here are five do’s and don’ts of employee goal setting you can use to motivate your employees so they can aim and hit their target every time. https://t.co/iQyPy2dFXs #Employees #Motivation pic.twitter.com/XX9H3ILPBq— BizSugar (@bizsugar) June 23, 2020
New Comment Feature
ShareBizSugar has a new comment feature where you can earn points when you comment on others’ blog posts. If you do that anywhere it’s a great way to rack up some points and have your content shared more. Engagement is key to generating more visits to your website where people take the time to read your post and comment on them.
What Types of Businesses Are On BizSugar?
There are a lot of marketing companies, however, there are quite a variety of different types of business on BizSugar. The BizSugar sign-up is waiting for you.
Entrepreneurs like Martin Z Willing of Start-Up Professionals. He is consistently posting on the network.
Martin Lindeskog from Econetcast is a podcaster and entrepreneur. He is one of the most active commenters in the community.
Poulomi Basu of Weignitegrowth – a Seo specialist who is on many chats there with valuable information.
As well as, Ivan Widjaya of Small Business CEO who often participates.
Oak Tree Business – A larger small biz helping credit unions from the state of California.
My blogger friend Moss Clement from Moss Media is a regular contributor.
Next, there is Kia Barocha from Digital Success.
Furthermore, I’ve noticed a few others like Cox Business and Search Engine Journal as well as part of the small business community on BizSugar.
What Is the Benefit for Your Business?
- Keep up with the latest business trends.
- Networking with other small business owners.
- Connecting with other like-minded people in a safe online environment.
- Learning new things about the business world.
- Sharing information to help others with their business.
- Surveying others in polls.
- Collaborating in a small business community.
- Generating more targeted traffic to your website if you are a B2B business.
- Obtaining leads and potential clients for your small business.
The BizSugar Webinars to Learn From
Not only do you have the forum and the community to learn from but from time to time BizSugar puts on a webinar for all of its users. I attended one a few months ago and it was very informative for running an online business. They also send out a reply after the webinar if you do register.
Check all the upcoming webinars here.
Of course, I’d love to know if YOU are in any small business community forum online. If not, do not forget the BizSugar sign-up.
Next, are you in any small business communities offline?
I’d love to know more about it in the comments below!
What is a forum?
A forum is a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.
“it will be a forum for people to exchange their views on a particular subject or niche.
Is BizSugar FREE to join?
Yes, it is FREE to join and use.
Can you advertise your small business on BizSugar?
Yes, you can purchase ad space on this small business community forum.
Can you be part of the advisor’s directory?
Yes, if you have a business you may join the directory as well.
How many blog posts per day can you submit to Biz Sugar?
You can submit up to 5 blog posts per day on this website.
Can any small business join this community?
Yes, any small business may join.
What do you need for your bio?
A great photo of yourself and a description of what you do and how you can help people with your products or services. Don’t forget your blog link!
Can you follow others on this network?
Yes, you can friend others and follow them on the network.
Can you comment on posts on BizSugar?
Yes and it’s a great way to interact with others in the community.