I recently started a LinkedIn group and plan to open an Online Forum to match it. The group is for small business owners, startup businesses, and attorneys, accountants and other professionals providing services to small businesses. It is intended to be a place where small business owners ask questions to advisers or professionals or other small business owners. I plan on having a ranking system for the users to rank the professionals or advisers based on their answers.
What suggestions would you have for the forum and what site or program would you use to create the forum. Also, how would you get the word out and get people to join the LinkedIn group or the forum.
If interested in viewing or joining, please check out the the LinkedIn group. It is called Linked Business. ( http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/1030687