Business community

Business Community is an organizational concept which can be used to model patterns of communications for business relations amongst trading partners. It can be considered a Business 2 Business Integration Pattern.

In a broader way, "business community" generally denotes a group of industries, in the real world often related to a Geographic Area where commercial exchanges take place.

Online Business Communities have become especially effective since 2005, with many businesses using dedicated websites to network online. In a similar vein to MySpace, faceparty,xing and orkut, business networking websites have risen in popularity and allow businesses to cost-effectively meet new businesses. Using resources such as Video Conferencing, Search Engine Optimisised promotional pages, virtual business cards or bcards, Instant Messengering and Expert Advice Online areas.


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