When starting a business one of the first things we realize is that networking really matters for the growth of our business and that the fastest and cost effective way to do networking is on the Internet. The web is rapidly increasing the number of networking platforms for business.
The best known networking platform is undoubtedly LinkedIn. With over 467 million members worldwide, it is one of the most popular social networks in terms of active users. Available in over 24 languages in more than 200 countries, the website focuses on business connections and industry contacts for employers and working professionals, allowing companies and entrepreneurs to present themselves through online pages and for users to find job listings and to enhance their connectedness in their area of expertise.
However, this networking platform is not theonly one. More and more initiatives have been launched after the success ofLinkedIn. One of those platforms is ConnectFirms, an international businessNetworking and Social Media platform where entrepreneurs can build your own businesscommunity by connecting or following the companies that of your interest area.The platform allows promoting a company using text, images, videos and weblinks and getting real time updates of the companies in one’s network with thehelp of News feed system .
Other examples are AngeList, connecting startups with investorsto help raise funding and also allowing for browsing of jobs at startups and Beyond helping millions of professionalsnetwork with each other and find jobs to advance their careers.