From our Newsletter Archive February 2010. Click here to see our complete newsletter archive.
By Jona Christoe
Social Networking is THE buzzword for 2010, but what is it and why should I “waste” my time and energy?
Whether you are getting your hair cut, car fixed, house painted, finding a court reporter, or hiring a new staff member… would you rather let your fingers do the walking or ask a friend?
I have found that, by far, the best social networking site for business is Linkedin. Linkedin is not industry specific so it crosses many demographics and links you to others in your field, service providers, professional opportunities, as well as CUSTOMERS and CLIENTS.
On Linkedin, you can establish yourself as an expert by making public your education, experience, and qualifications. But the best part of Linkedin, in my opinion, is the ability to give and receive recommendations.
When I am looking for a service provider, the first thing I do is check Linkedin for firms that have good recommendations from people I know. Then I look for recommendations from people that my friends know, and so on.
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