Whether they’re working on a startup or running a long-standing mom-and-pop store, busy small business professionals have connected to build a thriving online community of passionate entrepreneurs. I’m thrilled that we reached an important milestone today in Succeed: Small Business Network, Powered by Staples. We now have more than 50,000 members, which makes this the largest group for small business professionals on LinkedIn.

From inspiring stories to spirited debates about timely issues affecting small businesses, here’s a look back at my 10 favorite group discussions (in no particular order):

  1. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

  2. Will Obamacare change things for you?

  3. Would you borrow money to start a business?

  4. What’s the story behind your company name?

  5. Can you keep customers for life?

  6. What do you do when friends and families ask for freebies?

  7. Should you give free advice?

  8. How do you overcome the fear of failure?

  9. What’s the biggest sacrifice that you’ve made to start your company?

  10. When did you know it was time to jump into your small biz full-time?

As seen in the group’s most popular SlideShare presentations, Succeed members are also quick to celebrate each other’s successes—and willing to embrace lessons learned the hard way.

Do you have an entrepreneurial drive or know someone who does? Join the conversation or invite a friend or colleague to join Succeed at www.linkedin.com/succeedsmallbiz.