~taken from cover story "WINDS OF CHANGE" in SME & entrepreneurship magz~
Social networking is not Fluff or puff where people just look at photos of their friends and comment each other; can translate into something lucrative for your business as well as for yourself. Social netwroking sites have gradually evolved into a preferred medium made ideal for marketing your business
Many are already absorbing into the wonders of new media and social networking as a business strategy accelerator where it connects you to your preferred demographics while not necessarily limiting to it.
Given the current economics light, the emergence of social networking sites could not have witnessed a better timing especially since used strategically; friendly tactics can leverage your business's marketability to a whole new level
SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR BUSINESS
many enterprises, espceially SMEs swear by social networks & some are increasingly using such networks to transform their business processes. Since online communities are so efficiant at sharing and priotising information, companies, as they cultivate business communities have realised the merits of such networks that comes i the form of competitive and cost advantages.
ESTABLISH BUSINES CONNECTION
Business benefits brought by social networking are aplenty but one of the core benefits is the ability for you to establish business connections. Build healthy affliations by simply connecting, sharing ideas while forming a lucrative joint venture.
EMBRACE THE TREND ALREADY
...still some who are sceptical in stepping into it. The toothsome idea of tapping out to hundrends, possibly thousands of potential new customers with just simple conversation online is yet to go down to some simply because they are too comfortable with the traditional mode of networking.
CONCERN OF INEFFECTIVENESS
Time is money and for any business owner, the question of "what's in for me" is a fixture. Point noted but you will never know if you never try. And by trying it does not mean opening up a socail network account and letting it go obsolete by just allowing it to sit for ages.
YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKING MIRRORS YOU AND IS ONLY EFFECTIVE AS YOU ARE
SOCIAL MEDIA / BOOKMARKING SITES
Such sites are enable you to share your favourite sites on the web with potential clients and business partners simply by commenting on, uploading and ranking different newsworthy articles. A self-profile also can be created that directs traffic nack tou your company's web sites
YouTube: Need No introduction; this ever popoular site is ideal for anything and everything. You can upload snips of your company's event or a video presentation for the like of industry players
WikiHow: Create a how-to guide ot tutorial and share your company's services with the public for free~i'm just explore this web~NICHE!!
FACEBOOK: No longer for college going kids but FB has now evolved into more business friendly medium givng you advertising and marketing opportunities
Linkedln: A popular networking site where alumni, business associates, fresh graduates and other professionals connect online
My comment: Change of sweeping across the globe is now initiate the small steps by start sending out "tweets". Emergence of economic crisis could be the better timing to leverage your business, dude!! :) Both pros & cons should be consider by people, so start "TWEETS" your FB now!!!