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Business Lunch, Networking and Keynote Presentation in Oakville

Business Lunch and NetworkingCome out to enjoy a great business lunch while networking with other like-minded business owners and managers from the Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville areas.

Bring your flyers, brochures and business cards. There is no cost for networking, you just have to pay for your own lunch approximately $15 per person.

Keynote speakers will address issues that impact your business on a daily basis*. Bring a business associate or friend with you. Newcomers welcome. Limited seating so please RSVP to confirm you’re coming.

When: Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Agenda

  • 12:00- 12:20 networking
  • 12:20 – 12:40 Each person gives a 1 min or less elevator speech on what they do
  • 12:40 – 1:00 Presentation
  • 1:00 – 1:30 networking

Venue: Hampton’s Restaurant, 754 Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6R8

Free Bonus, just for attending:
Receive a complimentary copy of my 75-minute audio CD: Using Twitter for Business — simply bring a copy of this invitation to the event.

Hope to see you there!

Boris Mahovac R.G.D.
Small Business Marketing Coach, Web Developer and Speaker
iBizAcademy.com

photo credit: Old Shoe Woman via photopin cc

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(infographic) Linkedin for Business: Are You Making Money Using Linkedin?

Are you using Linkedin for business? Are you a small business owner, or self-employed professional trying to generate sales using this business networking site to generate leads, and drive traffic to your web site or brick-and-mortar store?

According to this poll I conducted on Linkedin, 51% of respondents said they made no money using Linkedin.

I asked Linkedin members one simple question: “How much new business have you made on Linkedin in the last 12 months?” You can see the results of this poll by referring to the infographic below. The poll generated 419 votes, and 59 comments. In February 2008, I conducted my first poll asking this same question, and the results were very similar.

I have a feeling that a lot of people are invited to join Linkedin, so they create a profile, but then get stuck because they don’t understand how Linkedin works. Linkedin is just a tool, and it won’t work by itself, you have to learn how to use it.

First of all, you need to complete your profile. Linkedin will give you suggestions on what to do next, such as “add your photo” or “ask for a recommendation”. If you’re using Linkedin for business, don’t upload a logo of your business or company to your personal profile. Your Linkedin profile is for your personal information, so upload a recent photo of you. It doesn’t have to be a professional “head shot” as long as it clearly shows you.

Next, add all your current and past positions, even the ones you may think don’t relate to what you’re currently doing in business. Make sure you ask your current clients to recommend you.

If you’d like to learn more about using Linkedin for business, here are some additional tips and tactics:

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