This is a very important step to see your bCommunity come alive.
To invite external contacts you can click the NEW button at the bottom of the page, or go to your Directory and add your new contact.
If you choose the NEW button, click on Contact. A screen will come up where you can search to see if the contact is already on the bCommunities platform.
Type the contacts email address and click Search.
If the user is new to bCommunities go to New bCommunities User.
If the user is already in bCommunities go to Existing bCommunities User.
Note: Keep in mind that in bCommunities, your external contacts are not treated as additional users with special security access into your environment. In fact, they are not "your" users at all!