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Just get the head down. It’ll be grand.

Welcome back. Anyone with that back to school rumbling in the pit of the tummy feeling? There’s probably some out there who look forward to going back to work. For the rest of us…just get the head down. It’ll be grand.

Back to basics. For all those that are fairly new to the site, here’s what we’re about….It seems that people are finding this place useful. Last year we averaged 15,000 visitors a month…all businesspeople just like you trying to get on with it and build decent businesses.

How Does It Work?

We’re trying to keep it simple. Smallbusinesscan.com is designed to allow members to openly share their knowledge and experience with other like minded small businesses and  entrepreneurs.  Its free of charge and it’s there to help you. And with your help we aim to build Smallbusinesscan.com into a one-stop-resource for connections to peers, collaborators, enablers and new markets.

How Do I Register?

Get yourself registered over here. It’s easy to do, free of charge and won’t take too much time. You’ll be required to  fill out a few details about yourself and your business. This is important as the more details you include e.g. website, company name, email, product/service descriptions and benefits, the more other members of Smallbusinesscan.com can help you, connect with you and do business!. Make sure to upload a picture e.g. logo, personal avatar.

How Do I Get Involved?

Here shows a good profile of Anthony a regular contributor. Your personal profile on Smallbusinesscan.com will serve two main functions…

Connections

This allows you to browse our existing base of businesses and entrepreneurs and connect directly with them; build and manage your connections lists; get insider knowledge that could help you on the road to success.

Forum

Enter our lively forums and post a question or answer/share insights with a questioner. Like minded small businesses and entrepreneurs want to hear from you. So join in the discussions. Ask some questions, share business challenges. Make your presence known and make your business successful!

What Kind Of Questions Should I Ask?

Business questions, of course! As long as your question is:

  1. Detailed and specific
  2. Written clearly and simply
  3. It’s welcome here. No question is too trivial or too “newbie”. And remember: it’s not all about questions. Post business ideas, advice, experiences. They’re all welcome.

Be Nice / Be Honest/ Bring a sense of humour?

Treat others with the same respect you’d want them to treat you. We’re all in this together. Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know. Bring your sense of humour. God knows we need it. Above all, be honest. If you see misinformation make sure to let us know what, specifically, is wrong.

What If I Don’t Get An Answer?

Keep trying! In order to get good answers, you have to put some effort into the questions. Make sure your posts are detailed and specific, written clearly and simply. Check your email for notifications on replies to your post. Log in to Smallbusinesscan.com regularly and look after your own posts. Maybe it needs a re-edit etc?  Make sure to use and manage your connections list. Remember people you connect with will be notified about your posts.

Finally?

What you get out of Smallbusinesscan.com is what you put in. Our aim is to help small businesses and entrepreneurs connect with each other and share knowledge and experiences. So join in the discussions. Ask some questions. Make your presence known and make your business successful!

And remember!

We’re all counting on you!!! (not too much pressure?)

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