How do you get support in growing your freelance / biz (if you are not an employee)?

Hey guys and gals.

If you’re freelancing or running a small design operation,
How do you get support in growing your design/development business?

Me, I have made more of an effort to get entrepreneurs, business coaches, and
out in person with other marketers, people who I respect to get help.

Many developers/designers are isolated, doing their own thing, struggling … was curious how you
keep in the know, get help, especially in handling clients, finding new ones,
dealing with biz activities?

What do you do?

Looking forward to your responses …

When I was freelancing I relied mostly on forums for all aspects, not just one but about 5 or 6 in all.