It is thrilling to learn to run your business better by participating in social networking groups. Social networking sites are increasing in popularity among individuals and businesses. In its October 2014 issue, the magazine Popular Photography stated that 72.5% of photographers post their photos to social media and that 56.2% post their photographs to Facebook. While the bad points of social networking sites are often discussed, there are good things that come from social networking sites. One of the good things that comes from social networking sites is that entrepreneurs can learn ways to do business better.
In a previous article, this blog talked about the fact that entrepreneurs should ABL – Always Be Learning.Entrepreneurs who want to run their businesses better should always look for ways to learn to run their businesses better, more efficiently and more profitably. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are three of the many sites entrepreneurs can use to learn to be better at business. All three of these groups have groups dedicated to a variety of fields, industries and business types. By visiting these groups, entrepreneurs can learn what others are doing, experiencing and thinking in their industries.
When an entrepreneur uses social networking in order to learn to do business better, it is important to learn to separate gossip from good information. It is important for entrepreneurs to realize that while social networking groups can be a good source to learn good things, it can also be a source for gossip and misinformation. While participating in social networking groups, entrepreneurs must be careful not to contribute gossip to the conversations that take place. One reason for this is that the internet lasts forever. This means that if you contribute gossip to a conversation today, potential clients, partners and customers may see that gossip and have a negative reaction.
As an entrepreneur who engages in social networking it is important to be careful because what you say and do on the internet creates your on-line reputation.Keep in mind that social networking sites are a good place to learn how to be better at your business and they are also a way to advertise your business to the world.
In conclusion, it is thrilling to learn to run your business better by participating in social networking groups. So, the question for you this thrilling day is, are you participating in any social networking groups for your business?