I run a group of women entrepreneurs who meet biweekly to discuss business issues and questions, and I want to develop an online forum for us to announce business events, keep contact information for all the members, and allow discussion for questions in between meetings. It has to be a free service because this is a free group without any dues.
I used Google groups to do this initially, but people are having trouble accessing it even after they get a Google username and password, plus it doesn`t have a good way to manage a discussion. Would yahoo groups work for this? Are there other services that do calendar, discussion and posting member contact information?