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Thinking beyond Facebook and Twitter – 5 social networks entrepreneurs must join

Munira Rangwala
26th Oct 2017
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With hundreds of social networks to choose from, it can get confusing for entrepreneurs to select which ones they should be on and which ones they can do without. To get the best results, you need to focus your time and efforts on the most effective social networking sites. While Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram continue to be the most popular sites, there are a few more that business professionals should get on to connect with like-minded individuals from their industry.

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Here's a list of five social networking sites that are worth joining:

LinkedIn

This list wouldn't be complete without LinkedIn because it's the perfect networking site for anyone who's either looking for a job or building a company. LinkedIn offers a variety of resources for entrepreneurs. Business owners should brand themselves professionally on LinkedIn to attract the right kind of business opportunities. Entrepreneurs should also participate in LinkedIn Answers, events, and applications to spruce up their profile and become a valuable member of the community.

Biznik

If you thought Biznik is a LinkedIn clone, you need to think again. The Biznik community is comprised of CEOs, freelancers, and solopreneurs. Instead of simply posting your resume, this social networking site encourages its users to share ideas with one another. It is mandatory for all users to use their real name and supply real data. This social networking site has three levels of membership – Basic, Active, and Supporting. The Active membership costs $10/month for an enhanced profile and the Supporting membership costs $24/month for increased visibility.

PartnerUp

Are you searching for people and resources for business opportunities? If yes, PartnerUp is just the social networking site you need to be on. From co-founders and business partners to executives and board members, anyone who joins is bound to get the most out of this one. PartnerUp allows users to connect with top people in a niche within a particular geographical location and make custom searches pertaining to job specifications. Yet another interesting feature of PartnerUp is that it favours entrepreneurs who are looking for advice and gives its users the opportunity to advertise their products or services.

Entrepreneur Connect

Entrepreneur Connect is one of the best websites for entrepreneurs and was started by Entrepreneur Media. The main motive of Entrepreneur Connect is to share innovative ideas that have the potential to bring about development and well-being. This social network allows you to create your own business or consumer profile, share ideas with other business owners, and also connect with other entrepreneurs.

The Funded

The Funded is an online community of business owners who research, rate, and review a variety of funding sources. Entrepreneurs can view and share term sheets to help each other find good investors, as well as discuss the inner workings of running a business. Joining this site gives you access to detailed fund profiles and reference investments.

Increase the visibility of your business and your efforts as an entrepreneur by joining the above-mentioned five social networking sites.

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