I’ve come up with a list of 5 different types of communities that you can join as an entrepreneur:
Networking and educational groups
These groups are perfect whether you are just starting out, or if you are new to town, or if you are just looking to find a larger group of people to connect with. There is almost one event happening around the town every day of the week where entrepreneurs can meet up with each other.
Having a mentor is a great way to create a strong personal bond with someone who can guide you based on their experience. The relationship is a very rewarding one for both parties
You don’t necessarily need to work from home, or the little couch in the quiet corner or a coffee shop, not when you can go to a co-working space, have all your business requirements at hand, and a number of other entrepreneurs siting next to you in a lively and comfortable environment
Angel Investors and VCs
Although one of the biggest challenges that most entrepreneurs face is funding, it is not the only one. And most of the Angel Investor networks and VC offer much more than just cash to a startup. The most important thing that they offer, in my opinion is that connection with the angels, people who in most cases are successful entrepreneurs themselves who have help guide startups.
This is by far the best and easiest thing that you can do for yourself as an entrepreneur. Choose 4-5 people that you look up to, people that represent qualities that you would like to cultivate in yourself, and just ask them to join you in a mastermind group once a month. You would be surprised how often they would agree. And in that monthly meeting, go over you challenges, your wins and the commitments you are going to make until the next meeting. Nothing keeps you on track like making a commitment to another person.
Based on those different types of communities, I've put together a list of different groups around town that you can get in touch with.