VentureNavigator Business Communities
VentureNavigator Business Communities offer Local Authorities the chance to run their own geographically focused online business support community, complete with news, events, discussions, questionnaires and assessments. Once set up, each community acts as a hub for local business advice and resources, attracting new members and making outreach to hard-to-contact groups, such as sole traders, much more cost-effective.
Local Authorities can collect detailed information about each business and email all of their community members. With the inclusion of community management tools, meaningful metrics and downloadable reports, VentureNavigator Business Communities provide a simple, off-the-shelf solution to a potentially complex and expensive challenge.
Specifically, VentureNavigator Business Communities provide:
An Instant Community – Your VentureNavigator Business community will be up and running in a couple of days and, as part of the setup, we can invite existing VentureNavigator members in your area to join your community.
An Accessible Business Resource – Any local business or entrepreneur in your area will be able to join your community online to access business support
A Forum for Feedback – You can to gather feedback on any issue or topic, using the discussion (Q&A) area or by creating a questionnaire or assessment.
A Voice in the Community – By posting and responding to comments, you will have a voice in the local business community. By posting news or emailing the community, you can instantly share your views on important local issues.
A Network of Businesses – As more businesses join the community, you will be able to build up your database of local business contacts, with detailed information about each one.
Statistics and Reports – By providing an online business network, you will have access to many more statistics and reports, based on usage, preferences and feedback.
VentureNavigator is one of the UK’s leading online support communities for entrepreneurs and small businesses. With over 11,000 active members and many more joining every week, VentureNavigator offers a blend of high-quality resources, news, discussion and interactive business assessments. Launched in 2007, VentureNavigator has earned a reputation as a source of reliable, impartial business advice and has helped thousands of small businesses to grow and succeed.