Social Networking for Small Businesses

By Carleigh Lowe Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gone are the days when social networking websites were only for college kids. It is essential for small business owners to be utilizing all of the free social networking tools out there. It's a great way to make the internet work for you! Below are a few websites that are a great place to start.

LinkedIn: According to the site, more than 60 million professionals in 200+ countries use it to network, stay on top of the industry and establish new contacts.

PartnerUp: is an online community targeted at small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Ryze: is a social network for businesses that gives members a free homepage, from where they can send messages to other members. Users can also join networks related to specific industries, interests and locations.

Xing: is a global network that boasts more than 8 million active members using the site to manage business contacts.

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