Connect with business owners in your community

Introducing the Small Business Community from Google, now in beta!

The Small Business Community helps business owners succeed by connecting you with colleagues in your area and industry, making it easy to build valuable relationships, get answers fast, and keep your edge.

  • How it works: Being a part of the community is completely voluntary. Once signed up, you can ask or answer questions, read posts covering essential business topics from digital tools to money management, and learn about community meet-ups. 
  • Benefits of joining: Get help, learn from other owners, and build strong relationships within your neighborhood, city and broader industry. Everyone will get out of what they put in—the more every member is engaged, the more the community grows and businesses thrive! 
  • Where we are: The Small Business Community from Google is currently open to small business owners in our pilot cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.

Are you a small business owner in the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis area?


If you have any questions, please contact

Community Badges

As a member of the Small Business Community from Google, you can earn badges for your contributions. Badge requirements and descriptions are subject to change, at Google’s sole discretion.


Types of badges

Profile Complete This badge is awarded once a member has completed their profile with their full name, Business name, Industry, and Skills.
Asked A Question This badge is awarded when a member asks their first question within the community. Looking for a place to start? Check out the Local Board and help share your local business tips with others in your area.
Contributor This badge is awarded when members help answer other members’ questions. You can receive up to 3 badges. 
Yellow Badge- Answered One Member Question
Green Badge- Answered Five Member Questions
Red Badge - Answered Ten Member Questions
Top Contributor This badge is awarded by Google Moderators and identifies the most supportive community members who are passionate about the community and have shared their experience and tricks of the trade.
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