Starting a new Topic -
You might want to contribute to a particular Forum but your comments don't quite fit into any of the Topics already underway.
For example, in the "Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Scotland" Forum, you might want to start a debate about bankruptcy - but so far there are only Topics on "Young Entrepreneurs" and "Mentoring".
To start a new Topic in the "Encouraging Entrepreneurship in Scotland" Forum, you would simply click on the link to the right hand side of the screen called 'new topic'.
Scroll up the screen now to see the link. It's in a grey strip under the folder diagram that shows you which Forum you're in. Clicking on the 'new topic' link opens up a new free text box. Just give your Topic a name - in this case "Bankruptcy" and then type your opening comments in the large free text box.
Now your Topic is open, other members are free to post their comments below yours and the conversation begins.