I recently had a discussion with a technology professional turned entrepreneur and new mom — and this conversation brought up some interesting points which may prove helpful for anyone considering implementing a community. Her new venture was a result of her passion for her work, her newly found situation with a month old baby, and finding herself wanting to work on a flexible schedule from home. The venture would be a community targeted at women in a similar position who could benefit from encouraging articles and being able to share their experiences. During our conversation, several issues and solutions came up that are good points to consider if you plan to build a community. And these are points that need a lot of thought, but are commonly and easily overlooked in the excitement of getting started.
Here are 4 BIG points to think about before you go ahead and build your web portal:
So… if you’re investing in a community platform as a venture or building one to achieve a collaborative objective, invest in a solid software platform that will support the community you are out to build. If you’ve arrived at a decision after considering these points, rest assured, you’ve made a well informed decision and your technology will support you through your initiative.
Tim is president and co-founder of Axero Solutions and author of Who the Hell Wants to Work for You? Mastering Employee Engagement. He’s been featured in Fortune, Forbes, TIME, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Today, and other leading publications.
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