Today networking for your business is absolutely vital if you are serious about expanding your business. Unless you are someone who is of celebrity status with tons of PURCHASHING followers which is different from just fans, then you must be willing to network to those people who are in your target market.
If you have not had a chance to listen to the series on networking make sure and go back to hear the past Mid-Day Vision Power Calls. To listen to them simply CLICK HERE However I wanted to also provide you with 5 top business networking tools that you should familiarize yourself with in order to stay strong in your networking activities.
If you are absolutely serious and ready to develop your business network, then the most obvious place to start is by joining and being active on LinkedIn. The average user of Linkedin makes over $40,000 Linkedin is in my opinion along with hundreds of experts the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. According to Forbes there are more than 313 million members in over 200 countries and territories. LinkedIn is great because it to display your online resume, get endorsed on your skillsets by other professionals, leave blog posts about topics and more!
However, it’s a great social network for business professionals to connect by joining groups, asking questions and participating in exchanges with your colleagues or influencers. Also when you have a complete LinkedIn profile, it will help you to be found on Google which is powerful because when you meet someone at an event, they will google you and find your Linkedin profile.
If you haven’t joined LinkedIn just yet, go ahead and get started! If you would like help on how to set up an incredible Linkedin profile, you may want to learn more about The SYSTEM Mastery program. Just go to www.TheSystemMastery.com for more information.
2. CRM (Customer relationship management). It is an approach to managing a company’s interaction with current and future customers. It often involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support. There are so many out there that you can use. One I recommend is a new company that I have been working with CLICK HERE for your FREE 14 day trial. I also love their customer service and their free weekly trainings that they do.
3. Let’s Lunch
While there are a lot of incredible tools and resources that make it easier to network with people from all over the world, there’s still nothing quite like meeting someone face-to-face. Now I totally still recommend not to meet with EVERYONE single person face-to-face however you still cant eliminate this form of connecting. For as long as I have been in business, developing of a personal relationship is one of the most important elements of doing business. You can’t build any kind of business by yourself and without a support system.
You can use this incredible tool with your CRM Program and also the tool that I will mention next. This tool is extremely simple to use too. You can sign up for free. Create your schedule and share to those in your email list or those you’ve just met. Let’s Lunch will also suggest places to meet that are convenient to both parties and asks for feedback so that you can build a reputation on this service. Be sure to stay tuned to the Visionary Circles on an email Ill be sending about how to connect some of these tools together.
4. Camcard or ScanBizCards and CircleBack
These are some incredibly helpful apps that makes sure that you address book is up-to-date. Circle back consolidates all of your contacts by removing duplicate entries and repairing errors like typos. It can also locate missing contact information or updated information from outdated contacts.
While the CircleBack app helps keep your address book current, the app also offers another useful tool called ScanBizCards. This app scans business cards and places the contact information into your address book. It’s available for iOS and Android devices and can read 23 different languages. I started off with using Camcards which also scans business cards as well.
I just started using this handy dandy tool but it is really cool. It allows you to see the social media information of contacts without leaving your inbox. This is really good for Linkedin as well. By the way, they meaning Linkedin purchased this tool. This simply means that you have their profile image, employment information, location and mutual contacts that you both have. This allows you to make your emails pretty enhanced because now you have these incredible details.
There are plenty of other tools out there you can use as well.