Networking

    Business Finance Network, LLC
    By Business Finance Network, LLC

    Last week we started forums and networking. Forums are a great way to network with people in your industry on a large scale. Networking is a more personal approach. Networking can help boost your site and bring in more leads. Forums are not the only networking opportunities that allow you to connect with others. You can find networking opportunities in your industry. This area covers one of the most popular networking sites: LinkedIn.

    LinkedIn has many benefits for business owners. It helps you connect to other professionals in your industry. You can connect with people you know and others in the same community. LinkedIn is free; all you have to do is sign up. One of the most important steps in the process is creating your business profile. We’ll discuss how your profile really lends to your credibility. Your profile is like a mobile resume that others can click on for a look at your experience, education, and more. It is easy to update and add more information to your profile.  You want to make sure you link your profile to your website or blog so customers can see your products. You can also connect your LinkedIn profile to your social networking profiles.

    There are many benefits to using a website like LinkedIn. It’s great to make connections with others, but another aspect of the site is writing and receiving recommendations. You can write and receive recommendations from other business owners. This helps give you credibility with people who decide to check out your products.

    The opportunities are endless with LinkedIn. You can join groups in your industry, look for jobs, and even meet up with business partners. You may be able to find a business partners in a similar industry that you can partner up with. Partnerships can help both parties increase sales and traffic to their site. Once you get your profile set up, you can spend less than an hour a day to maintain your LinkedIn site. To learn more and fast forward your progress watch my guided tour www.i-strategymarketing.net/guidedtour.

    Next week we’re going to transition into The Next Level of Online Marketing. This section offers a wealth of information about how you can take the information you’ve learned and take your online presence to the next level.




    Original: http://i-strategymarketing.net/blog/networking/
    By: joelbenton
    Posted: March 13, 2013, 7:32 pm

    Business Finance Network, LLC

    Business Finance Network, LLC

    A business growth network providing small business owners and entrepreneurs access to all the tools, resources and support they need to grow their revenues and profits faster.
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    Business Finance Network is a business growth network providing small business owners and entrepreneurs access to all the tools, resources and support they need to grow their revenues and profits...