What is your present strategy for developing your professional network online and in person?
The present strategy for develop a professional network online is as follows.
1) Involved network events
It is very important to attend networking events to be in contact to competitors, and audiences. This will increase the number of clients and increase brand.
Volunteering for a position in front of the attendee’s like sign in person, list builder, event planner, marketing person, etc. Beside been in front of the audience and been a spotlight, it will connect you to meet people who care about similar things and most likely work in different industries.
3) Social media connections.
Using social media as a forum to engage and expand; and join community. Also, help you to connect to the audience and competitive audience and listen to questions and concerns.
4) Create partners online
Having partners online will benefit entrepreneur and partner by either having a link placed of each other websites or mentioned about the entrepreneur link, endorsing you, and offering a wonderful incentive etc. This will increase new network of potential clients.
5) Connect to alumni networks.
It is a great way to be networking outside the company because this feature allow you to connect to graduates from school, university, etc., it is a way to interact with new people and to show what the business products.
6) Approach an investor for recommendations.
Ask investor feedback about business that they are interested. Investors have a wide portfolio of companies they work with, and they are able to connect with other entrepreneurs.
7) Use Instagram and Pinterest.
Instagram and Pinterest help to attract audience with beautiful photos, it is easy follow audience on both Instagram and Pinterest.
What activities and commitments are you making in the next 6 – 12 months to continue the development of your networks?
We have some activities that we plan to do in the next 12 months.
Participate in events of our community. Specially, events and charities that people are involve and for a good cost. Our commitment is to be present in each of this event once a month. This will be advertise in radio and social media, Facebook, Tweeter and YouTube.
Our business will be involved in connecting to LinkedIn to entrepreneurs to learn about their business and competitors.
Using Facebook will connect to former students at school, college and university, this will able us to learn about new customer, and it will helps to know who is interested in our products and services.
Partnership to other entrepreneur is ideal to learn whose investors think about the other entrepreneur, it will helps us to learn what they think about competitors and their audiences.
12 months to continue the development of your networks?
Connecting customers with social media for the next 12 months will increase the number of customer and new customers. Also, it increases the brand of the company and products. Social media is practical and convenient and many people are in connectivity. It will help us to learn about competitors and their audiences.