Forums are a great way of finding information and advice on specific topics and issues, but a lot ask for a joining fee or can just be plain difficult to find.
So with that in mind, our community experts have compiled a list of the top 5 UK business forums. Have a look and let us know what you think!
A site primarily of landscape gardeners and garden maintenance practitioners. If you have green fingers or fancy getting into the horticultural this is a great place to start. You can ask almost any question related to the gardening and landscaping scene and with such a vibrant, busy community someone will answer your query shortly. Visit Landscape Juice.
UK Free business forum
Don’t be fooled by the word “free”. It’s a site that is used by many different businesses and most questions are answered quickly and with great advice. What’s particularly handy about this site is it’s split by sector: if you need to ask a more specialised question around PR, then visit the marketing section; or if you’re thinking of selling your business, then pop over to their business for sale area. They also have a general tab where most people chat and ask questions around their start-up ideas and businesses. Visit Free business forum.
UK Business forum
Probably the most active and popular site, in terms of numbers. This site is similar in layout to UK Free Business forum, with different questions being segmented for easy reading. They even have a retail section for all the shop owners out there. Visit UK Business forum.
Startups UK forum
If you need advice on how to start a business this is one of the first places you should look. Their site is already brimming with great articles for starting out so the addition of an active community is a great addition to this. Like most forums, it’s split by sector for easy browsing but most questions can be asked in the start-up forum. Questions such as “how do I open a beauty salon!” are regular and the responses are helpful and prompt. Visit Startup UK forum.
Mainly for businesses that are looking to source wholesale products and sell them on. It's a great place to go if you're looking to set up your first retail business as you can get a beginners guide to trading which is great for any new starters as well as help with e-commerce and ebay. Visit Wholesale forum.
We’re always on the look out for new and exciting forums so if you know of any that are not on this article, leave a message in the box below.