June 24, 2014 10:16 PM EDT
I have a couple of thoughts that you may find helpful about your project.
First off, I would suggest you narrow the scope of your idea considerably. So instead of a site that helps entrepreneurs connect with professional resources, make it more like a particular type of entrepreneur connecting with a particular type of professional resource.
Online Startup connect with Online Marketers
Retail Store Startup connect with Retail Consultant
Online Marketing Startup connect with SEO Experts
I'm not saying you need to choose these categories, but by focusing in tighter on the target markets you will be building this business for, your efforts will go a lot further. It's almost impossible these days to start a new business as a generalist and you are going to hurt your chances of survival if you don't drill down more.
Don't forget that with these types of businesses, you need to attract two types of customers: the ones looking for the expertise and the ones willing to provide the expertise. Each group will have totally different expectations from you, so be prepared to figure out how you are going to attract both types of customers in order to be able to provide a valuable connection.
Speaking of value, how does your business charge for the value that you provide? If you don't already have a revenue model, you're going to need to think that through as well.
Best of luck!