In small business, creating, maintaining and adding to your network of contacts is critical to your success. In your business “fly by the seat of your pants” world, that can be difficult if not impossible.
Technology to the rescue!
Rather than digging through all those rumpled napkins, paper scraps, business cards and online address books, tap into the power of a social networking site like LinkedIn to keep track of (and in contact with) your colleagues and business associates.
I’ve had my profile on LinkedIn for a while now and have slowly invited my contacts to join me there. I’ll admit that it took me a while to “warm up” to LinkedIn’s potential. So to help you over the learning curve, here are some great tip sheets on how to use LinkedIn. Try it out. You may find your next best client or business partner there.
LinkedIn Tip Sheets | How to Use LinkedIn
The very best guide to using online networks to enhance your business is The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors And Closing Deals Online by David Teten and Scott Allen. You can read my review here.
Do you use LinkedIn? Tell me about it by leaving a comment.