Have you taken advantage of the new LinkedIn Open for Business feature yet? They say that this feature allows small and medium business owners and professionals to network and connect with others who are looking for the services that you might offer. Here’s a short video to explain in more detail.
So, what does this really mean for you? When a LinkedIn member searches for a service provider with your area of expertise, your profile will appear in that search. It is then up to your potential clients to get in touch if they are interested in your services. However, you must remember to tick the box that allows LinkedIn members whom you’re not connected with to message you for free!
💡 If you haven’t downloaded the LinkedIn app, you’re missing a trick. The app is free and connects you effortlessly to your account from your phone. I think it is very easy to use, with features constantly being updated. It lets you check your enquiries and messages, invite people to connect, and review updates.
Of course, if you haven’t updated your profile in a while then I recommend you do the following; Choose a profile picture of yourself, not your company logo, add your work experience, include relevant work experience, add a summary – use this space to explain things such as why you started your business or role, experience and more. For more information about updating your profile click here.
Your LinkedIn connections are one of the best ways to help source experts who you trust, as well as building relationships with those key prospects. By opting in to Open for Business, (which is free of charge), you will show up on any relevant search results (see video link above).
Help encourage new prospects to come to you, give Open for Business a try!
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By Ann Davies, Director
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