In this session I will show you how to create a small business network on a multi-site Drupal installation. I will be using the small business network within my own community as an example.
In small-town Canada we have seen an increase in the \"cottage industry\" as people in their 50s cash out of urban centres and move to the country. These micro-enterprise businesses often have only the owner (and their partner) as staff. Although the businesses offer a huge range of services, they have one thing in common--very small budgets. Individually these businesses can rarely afford expert technical support, sophisticated Web sites and beautiful Web design--but with a Drupal-based business network, small businesses can now afford to look like pros on-line.