Many entrepreneurs are members of a Facebook group—or seven.
“I think the biggest thing is that these are real people,” explains Drew Turner, CEO of Darkspire Media, a four-person creative agency based in McKinney, Texas. “The group members are people who have a need and most of us are relating to that need.”
To help you tap into that same real talk that Turner and other folks have found, we identified the top Facebook groups for small business owners, founders, entrepreneurs—and anyone in between. Embrace the Facebook timesuck and pick up advice from real people who do what you do.
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The top Facebook groups for entrepreneurs.
This group is an offshoot of The Startup Chat Podcast, hosted by Steli Efti and Hiten Shah. Network with other fans of the show and get advice on topics ranging from startup growth to getting yourself into an entrepreneurial mentality.
Facebook might be the most convenient networking hub. In this group, members connect with other business owners, share events, and participate in themed discussions based on each day of the week (like Tech Tuesday and Winning Wednesday).
This group is the virtual clubhouse of the Women In Business Club. The goal is for people to share what they’re working on and get honest answers to their biggest business questions.
Run by Main Street Mamas, a San Francisco-based parenting community, this group provides a space for mom entrepreneurs (or mompreneurs) to get support from other working mothers.
Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur Tanner Planes started this group to help other business owners get the courage to start their own ventures. If you’re just starting out and looking for advice from others at the same stage, this group might be exactly what you need.
Dreamers // Doers connects female job seekers and companies that are hiring, with the goal of increasing the female footprint in the business world. If you’re hiring, join this group stat.
BlackOBP is a space for African-American-owned businesses to promote what they do, share wins and challenges, and get support from fellow business owners across the country.
Learn how to find more (and better) clients, ace sales calls, and other must-dos when starting an online business.
Service-based companies (like photographers and consultants) flock to this group to connect with other business owners and learn how to expand their client lists.
Learn from other Latino-owned businesses through discussion prompts and weekly Facebook Live sessions with expert guests.
Sell handmade goods and/or own an Etsy store? Then this community is for you. It was created by the Merriweather Council, a consulting company dedicated to helping craft-based businesses succeed.
Shopify store owners and sellers use this group to optimize their stores and pick up best practices from other successful store owners.
Consultants, marketers, bloggers, coaches, and retailers stop here to ask tactical questions and brainstorm new marketing tactics.
Trying to scale your business? Join this group to get answers and feedback in a non-judgmental environment.
Members receive ebooks, checklists, and other free resources about how to write a business plan, implement it, and grow a loyal client base.
This community of business owners breaks down issues that are common to companies across the country. Specifically, members chat about taxes, regulations, tips and tricks, and other useful topics.
This group is unique in that members can only post advice that they have personally experienced. Dive in and get pointers from people who have overcome the same challenges you’re facing.
This interactive group is open to anyone who wants advice on how to start and run a successful online business. Pro tip: Post questions and answers that are super-specific to make the discussions more valuable.
Hosted by Gusto, this community helps small business owners, operations folks, and entrepreneurs get best practices and inspiration on how to make things smooth on the business front.
The lesson here? The more you put into these communities, the more you’ll get out of them. So click into a few of the groups above, share stories, ask questions, and see how far an engaged community of business owners can take you.