Let’s face it, there are too many places online to meet up and interact with people with similar interests. And, although I have joined a fair number of those sites, I haven’t even scratched the surface.
The main goal of this site is to connect with small business owners. On one hand, it’s to share my knowledge and experience with you, but it’s also to gain insight from you too. You have all done things with your businesses that I could learn a great deal from.
I thought I’d share a summary of some of the other places I have a presence. I suppose this could be seen as shameless self promotion, but it’s really more about connecting with peers. Although you have managed to find your way to my site, there might be other places that you hang out more often; places where you’d be more likely to share your business tips and insights.
Facebook – I have a page here that I would love to be able to grow into a place where small business owners can ask and answers questions. You can just search for thatbookkeeper, or find it directly at www.facebook.com/thatbookkeeper.
Twitter – If you have any good recommendations (sites, books, etc.), or just want to ask questions in 140 characters or less, then you can find me at www.twitter.com/thatbookkeeper.
LinkedIn – I have to admit I haven’t gotten a lot out of LinkedIn yet. I’m probably not using it in the way it was intended. I have joined a couple groups, but it doesn’t have the same community feel (yet) that Facebook and Twitter have. If you have found a good way to use it effectively in your business, let me know. If you want to connect there, I’m at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/thatbookkeeper.
Squidoo – This is a fun site. If you don’t know, Squidoo lets you build “lenses”, which are pages dedicated to one topic. Once again, I haven’t done well in building a community there, but I have enjoyed creating lenses on different subject about small business and bookkeeping. My most recent one is about Small Business Bookkeeping Apps. If you have your own lenses, please share them.
I guess those are the ones I spend the most time in. I also have accounts I use occasionally at Digg, StumbleUpon, and Quora, and the smaller blog I have at Tumblr, that I really need to overhaul.
I’d love to hear where you spend your time online. If you have found somewhere especially helpful as an entrepreneur, please let me know.