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Make sure you use them all

Are you considering setting up your own business in the near future, or are perhaps looking to boost your entrepreneurial career? If so, social networking is certainly the way forward. On these platforms, you have the chance to connect with professional entrepreneurs and learn some of the key theories on business-related aspects which could help take your career to the next level.

In this article, we’re going to look at some of the best social networks for aspiring entrepreneurs – take a look at just a few below:

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most popular social networking sites for entrepreneurs. With over 300 million members worldwide, there is plenty of scope for aspiring business professionals to gain exposure and connect with professionals in all niches. On this site, you can create your own profile and apply key branding techniques to gain exposure. You have the opportunity to go into detail about your education, experience and skillset to get noticed.

As an aspiring entrepreneur, you should be interacting with other professionals on this platform and hunting for opportunities to boost your career development. Here you can also join a group named ‘On Startups’ which now has more than 54000 members who are in the same position as you.

Twitter

While Twitter is typically for recreational use, it is also extremely valuable for business professionals to broaden their horizons. Millions of individuals across the world use Twitter to promote their business or further their career prospects. By following users and ‘liking’ posts, you will receive updates from your favourite business professionals on your timeline. Not only is Twitter a valuable tool for entrepreneurs who wish to learn new strategies and seek advice, but it’s also great fun to browse through in your own time.

Biznik

If you’re hoping to go freelance or self-employed in the near future, Biznik is certainly a platform you should be using to enhance your potential and network with other professionals. It is most typically used by younger entrepreneurs and investors, so would be a valuable tool if you have recently left college or university and are now looking to start up a small business. This is a platform where users share their ideas, theories and planning strategies which is sure to expand your knowledge base.

There are three levels of Biznik to be aware of: Basic, Active and Supportive. By paying a subscription to this platform, you’ll be able to reap many benefits which could land you greater opportunities for furthering your business career.

StartupNation

This platform is the perfect place for young entrepreneurs to understand more about what it takes to become an entrepreneur, through reading business-related blogs and listening to podcasts, as well as sharing your own content to the website. There is also the option to join the ‘community’ and take part in discussions in all aspects of business. Some of the most common subjects include business basics and finance, as well as more complex topics such as trading. 

As an entrepreneur, it’s essential to try and and make your money work for you. Forex and shares are two of the key lessons which need to be learned by any hopeful entrepreneur and here, you can learn to understand indices trading in more detail.

You can find all manner of professionals on this site, including marketers, developers and web designers to name just a few – so it’s sure to be a useful platform regardless of your niche.