Quick Tip to Using LinkedIn in Your Business

Posted by David Chism | Tue, Jul 28, 2009

I have been using LinkedIn for sev­er­al years. I must admit, a few years ago, I had no idea what it was for or why a com­pa­ny should be a part of it. That was real­ly before the days of Face­book and Twit­ter, which rev­o­lu­tion­al­ized the now buzz words Social Networking.“After jump­ing on the band­wag­on of social net­works more in recent months and the last year, I have come to rec­og­nize the pow­er of these sites, if you uti­lize all they have to offer. One thing I have noticed from my indus­try (paint­ing), is paint con­trac­tors are not uti­liz­ing LinkedIn. They sign up and then turn off their poten­tial con­nec­tions. In order to con­nect, the per­son try to con­nect has to know their per­son­al email account asso­ci­at­ed to LinkedIn. It is rather annoy­ing! The whole pur­pose of get­ting on LinkedIn is to con­nect with poten­tial cus­tomers, deci­sion mak­ers, fel­low busi­ness own­ers, and so on. So one sim­ple lit­tle tip that I hope is help­ful: if you are going to sign up for Face­book, LinkedIn, Twit­ter and the any oth­er social network/​media, make sure peo­ple can con­nect with you as eas­i­ly as pos­si­ble! It is that simple!

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.

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