You launch your biz and build your brand. Now, you want to network and connect with your peers but are left wondering what’s the best tool to reach them? The easiest route is using Facebook. By joining Facebook groups, you’re able to connect with other entrepreneurs who have similar goals, post questions, get gigs (no joke), collaborate, share tips and ask for feedback. You’ll be talking to people that get you and have experienced some of the pitfalls of owning a business.
At times, they can be your own personal cheerleaders. Who doesn’t want that? Especially, when you’re first starting out. Even if you are season pro, a few words of wisdom can help you shift things in the right direction. With the amount of Facebook groups out there, finding the right one can be a tad overwhelming so I did all the research for you and put together a list of the best ones for wherever you’re in your entrepreneurial journey. Grab a drink, and read on to find out where you should be hanging out!
The Rising Tide Society
With over 62,000 members this is the biggest group on this list, but don’t let the numbers scare you. The Rising Tide Society is a very active group with daily prompts to encourage participation and build community. Although, you see a lot of photographers there all creatives are welcome so join, post on prompt days and ask questions.
Online Business BFFs
The Online Business BFFs community is a great place to find collaborations, ask for advice, share ideas and a friendly group to hang out. Like with any community there are a few rules, like no bullying, posting promotions or asking people to leave you blog comments or follow you on social media. There are specific days that the moderator will post for you to collaborate or promo things, so only post that type of content on those days when asked. In order for you to join the group, you’ll need to sign up here first.
The Freelance to Freedom Project
This Facebook group is geared toward freelancers and solopreneurs. Why join this group? Well, people are super helpful and give genuine advice on this community. You’ll see here success stories, lessons, and tips & tricks. Participate and share often, and post on prompt days like Tweet Tuesdays or Blog Thursdays to promote things members might find useful.
Elle & Co Community
Created by graphic designer and business strategist, Lauren Hooker the Elle & Company Community is a space to learn, connect and grow. To participate, keep your posts related to creative entrepreneurship, ask questions and share tips that provide value or encourage others.
From Hustle to Success
Join From Hustle to Success to network with other business owners and creatives, but also for real resources to grow your business. What you’ll find here? From discussions about entrepreneurship to strategies for running, managing and marketing your company. Join to stay motivated, get real solutions and for group members that cheer you on every step of the way.
The Creative’s Corner
This community is all about providing support and guidance to creative entrepreneurs like yourself. To join, you have to subscribe to Julie Harris’, the group’s owner, newsletter first. When you become a member, post on the daily threads, according to their guidelines, to share your weekly goals, blog posts on Thursdays, resources and celebrate your wins on Friday. Perfect, right?
Social Boss With Caitlin Bacher
Social Boss is geared toward creative business owners and entrepreneurs. Use this space to share ideas, ask questions and post what has worked for you. Don’t be afraid to give your honest opinion (honesty, doesn’t mean be rude), since this group encourages it.
A Few Bonus Facebook Groups
- For female entrepreneurs: Savvy Business Owners
- Best bloggers group: Boost Your Blog
- For product-based brands: Aeolidia
Remember to only join Facebook groups that you can dedicate your time and attention. Choose 1 or 2 groups to join to really be able to truly engage, learn and grow.
What are some of your favorite Facebook groups? Have you found them to be beneficial for your business?