Nearly everyone uses social media. And whether you run a small- or medium-sized business (SMB) or multinational conglomerate, social media platforms are great for their broad audiences, low costs, and high returns. But without careful planning, marketing in these communities can do more harm than good.
How many times have you heard the saying “It’s not about what you do but who you know”? — probably too many to count. Regardless of whether that’s your current business mantra, it’s hard to ignore the advantages of tapping into your network.
500+ LinkedIn connections can open doors. It can lead to more business, new clients, and provide social proof to yourself or organization. However, getting to 500+ connections can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have a business to run. So how can you break through and become a LinkedIn power networker? Here are a few tips to get you to 500+.
Network every day
If you’re struggling to grow your LinkedIn network, you may not be spending enough time on the platform.
LinkedIn is a highly useful site, but many small businesses simply don’t make the most of it. The problem is that most of the information out there, that SMBs try to model, is focused on tips and strategies for larger organizations. And these strategies are simply not as effective when applied to the SMB. So what can the small or medium-sized business do to actually gain value from their LinkedIn efforts? Here are few tips to get you started.
For many business owners who have dabbled in social media, they may think their efforts have been in vain and growing a large social media presence is impossible. They may go as far to believe that social media simply doesn’t work, especially when you don’t have an exciting brand like Nike or Google.
Special Guest Writer: Ira Wolfe, President of Success Performance Solutions
If you're in business, it is almost a certainty that you've been invited to connect with someone on LinkedIN. Unfortunately, many people are still confused about what LinkedIn is and how it can help them or their business.