Top 7 Free Online Small Business Forums
Online forums are useful resources for small businesses.  They can help you solve a problem; provide a means of business networking; and/or help you advertise your goods / services (particularly if you are offering a B2B product / service).

Here are 7 of the top online, free small business / entrepreneur / start-up forums:

1) OnStartups

Question and answer style forum (the Yahoo Answers for startups).  Very intuitive,
easy to use, strong community.  Most questions receive a response within 2 hours.
http://answers.onstartups.com





2) Business.com
Very similar to OnStartups with an equally high volume of activity.  Flip a coin and choose your favourite.
http://answers.business.com





3. YoungEntrepreneur Fourms
Strong forum (over 250,000 forum posts) with traditional message board. 
http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/forum


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4. Econnect by Entrepreneur.com
Includes a mixture of good questions and some self-promotional posts.
http://econnect.entrepreneur.com/





5. UK Business Forums (United Kingdom)
Popular UK forum - some businesses will sit on the forum and promote their products with people asking questions.  Full access is free but you can pay membership allows. 
http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/





6. Startups.co.uk (United Kingdom)
Strong UK forum.
http://www.startups.co.uk/.../forums.html





7. Flying Solo (Australia)
Great small business community with articles and strong forum that sees new posts every 10 minutes or so.
http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/forums