With the growing use of social networking by business professionals, there is a growing number of social networking sites focused on business users and meeting their needs. Here is a list of 20 social networking sites for entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals that are worth a look.
Biznik – A community of entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated to helping each other succeed.
cmypitch.com – A business website for UK entrepreneurs to get quotes, advice and more.
Cofoundr – A community for entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, investors, and other individuals involved with starting new ventures.
E.Factor – An online community and virtual marketplace designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.
Ecademy –A business network for creating contacts and sharing knowledge.
Entrepreneur Connect – A community by Entrepreneur.com where professionals can network, communicate, and collaborate with others.
Fast Pitch – A business network where professionals can market their business and make connections.
Focus – A community focused on helping business decision makers and IT professionals make decisions.
JASEzone – A professional community where you can find potential clients and business partners.
LinkedIn – A professional network that allows you to be introduced to and collaborate with other professionals.
Networking for Professionals – A business network that combines online business networking and real-life events.
PartnerUp – A community connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs.
PerfectBusiness – A network of entrepreneurs, investors and business experts that encourages entrepreneurship and mutual success.
Plaxo – An enhanced address book tool for networking and staying in contact.
Ryze – A business networking community that allows users to organize themselves by interests, location, and current and past employers.
StartupNation – A community focused on the exchange of ideas between entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners.
Upspring – A social networking site for promotion and social networking.
XING – A European business network with more than 7 million members.
Young Entrepreneur – A forum-based site for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are passionate about promoting business for themselves and others.
Ziggs – A professional connection portal founded on the principles of professionalism and respect.