I stumbled across this post at smallbizbee.com, I think it has some great tips on how to stay connected to entrepreneurial communities. Below is an excerpt:
Running your own business can be a lonely affair at times, almost like being on your own island.
Sure you’re surrounded by employees, vendors, and hopefully lots and lots of customers but often it can feel like you are really the only one who understands the struggles and the triumphs.
It’s as if everyone you come in contact with is on just a slightly different level than you are, and the weight of realizing you are the one that cares the most about your business can leave you feeling isolated.
Read the full post here: http://smallbizbee.com/index/2009/03/06/8-ways-to-connect-and-get-off-the-entrepreneurial-island/