Support from an online business community sure comes in handy when you are just starting with a new business. There's so much to do and to learn with so little time. Obstacles will also present itself from time to time. Having a group of people to talk to and share your concerns with is a very big help. It is also from them where you can get advices from.
Here are the functions of an online business community:
Acts as a pillar
There are just some things that are not done alone and building a business is one of them. A forum of the company that you are in could be a place where you can lean on if you feel exhausted in building your business and not seeing results or as a rescue during those times when you are at a dead end and have no idea what to do next.
Acts as your conscience
A business is not a job, meaning you do not have a boss to tell you what to do. You are your own boss and you have all the freedom in the world to take or not to take action in building your business. A community will get you back on track and will remind you that there is work to do.
Keeps you going
We sometimes arrive at a point when we have had enough and we want to quit especially if we have done a bunch of things and still have no results. That situation is dangerous because a person in that situation will cease to believe that he or she can actually achieve financial freedom. The success of others in the community will snap us out of our incredulity and motivate us again. If they can do it, why can not you?
The effect of an online business community is tremendous in a sense that it is like your trainer on your first day of job. Without a community, you are missing half of your weapons in your arsenal.