Welcome to BusinessChat, a community for business owners and operators in Australia to share knowledge and learn from each other. We aim to provide a supportive and safe environment for people to learn about starting or growing a business or maximising their opportunities and profits of their existing businesses. BusinessChat is for learning and sharing - helping each other and building a community of people who share similar goals, dreams and challenges and are interested in growing and improving their business and lifestyle. We have a strict set of rules for how we expect members to behave, which can be summarised into two basic principals: add value to the community be nice to each other Please refer to the forum rules for more details about exactly what is acceptable. We encourage people from all backgrounds, industries, experience levels and interests to join in our community and contribute. Even if you don't feel you have any answers yourself, but just ask questions - that still adds significant value to the discussion because someone else will always be wanting to ask those same questions at some point, so don't be scared to ask! Membership of BusinessChat is free - everyone is welcome to join and become part of the community. We encourage new members to join and post something about themselves and their businesses in our Introductions Forum. If you have any questions about how to use this website, please post your questions in the Forum Usage Help discussion area. We are always looking for ways to improve the website and community and so if you have any technical difficulties or suggestions for the site, please post in the Problems & Suggestions discussion area. You can always contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty accessing your account. BusinessChat is operated by the same team who run the busy and successful PropertyChat property investment discussion forums. We also operate the archives of the predecessor to PropertyChat on behalf of Ian & Jan Somers: the Somersoft property investment forums. We have over 14 years experience operating online communities and are excited by the possibilities we see in making BusinessChat the best online resource for businesses in Australia.