LinkedIn is one of the best social media platforms. Not only does LinkedIn enable companies to connect with their audience, but it’s also one of the fastest growing networks among small business owners and entrepreneurs.
LinkedIn is professional, it provides a wide array of networking opportunities, it has huge reach and potential application for business, and it’s fairly simple to use.
And these are just some of the basics – here are the five reasons why you really need a LinkedIn presence for your business.
1.Google your name
This is it, in a nutshell, right here. Google is the way that people search for businesses online – and if you have a LinkedIn page, there’s no doubt it’ll show up in the search, right after your website.
If people want to contact you, you can’t just rely on them seeking out your “contact us” page on your website. But when they search for you on Google and see your LinkedIn page, they know they can get more perspective on, and insight into, your business there.
2.What do you want people to know about you?
LinkedIn is different from any other social media because it’s where you can tell everyone exactly what you want them to know about your business.
You can customize anything you put on LinkedIn – whether it’s in networking groups, job posts or even promotions
As business owners, we all want to establish our credibility, develop a relationship with our clients, and be influential, right?
When it comes to LinkedIn, you have the added capacity to position yourself among the most influential people within your industry.
The sharing power is tremendous – making connections with top industry leaders and networking in groups to gain trust among your peers has never been easier
4.Keeping connections you recently met warm
The first thing you do at a networking event or when meeting someone is to get his or her business card, right? LinkedIn is basically your social media, online business card.
People can forget they have business cards, not return a phone call or an email that’s listed. But when you connect with LinkedIn, you can ensure you’re not forgotten. You can connect immediately and reach out to whomever you want.
5.Fastest path to your next client
Let’s face it, the entire world has gone digital. LinkedIn is the one digital platform that helps you reach your next client quickly.
People are on LinkedIn to look for jobs, post jobs, look for business help, and so much more. With just a little bit of research and promotion, your business can attract top clients, and let you into their world so you know you’re recruiting the best.
LinkedIn is the one platform that gives you all the information you need to know about your client – so you might as well use it.