I’ve been a fan of AUSOME – Austin Online Marketing for Entrepreneurs for several years. The group meets monthly, and has since 2009. Admission is free, and every meeting features an interesting local (mostly) entrepreneur who has done well and is willing to share her/his secrets. David Gonzales and Anna Cummins are the hosts.
Last evening’s meeting featured Lani Rosales, the COO of TheAmericanGenius.com and TheRealDaily.com. She also co-founded the Big Ass Social Happy Hour (BASHH), and is the “iron-fist co-founder and Evil Overlord” at Austin Digital Jobs (ADJ, a Facebook group with 35,000+ active members).
AUSOME meetings are held at the Capital Factory, a major player in Austin’s startup scene.
You can find and join AUSOME on Meetup.com
If you have an online business, or are considering one, you definitely should check this out.