Business Profile and Networking

Top Sites

1

LinkedIn

Largest & most popular networking site. Owned by Microsoft

2

Meetup

In-person connections with local groups

3

Opportunity

Professional matchmaking focused on lead generation & referrals

4

Ryze

Networking by category

5

Xing

Connect with people from all kinds of different industries. Owned by New Work SE

  Advice  

  • These sites will assist you in keeping in touch with past colleagues, making new business connections, learning from other professionals, finding new jobs & specialized job seekers, and/or expanding your business.


  • Most professionals use LinkedIn (Microsoft acquisition) to retain a profile & build/make connections, which is a good practice.


  • Beyond that, use your professional focus & niche to identify the site(s) that best meet your goals & boost your career further.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

100AM Networking

Business card exchange & networking groups

AngelList

Funding & job listings for startups

Bark

Focus on finding new customers

Black Business Women Online

Focus on black woman entrepreneurs & professionals

Gadball

Connect based upon similar interests. Owned by Data Frenzy LLC

GetBeyond.com

Targeted towards small & mid-size businesses. Owned by Merrick Bank Corporation

Gust

Focus on startups & connecting with investors for funding

Jobcase

All-in-one job site

Networking for Professionals

Both virtual & in-person connections

Shapr

Meet like-minded people nearby

SmallBusinessBrief.com Forum

Articles & discussions for entrepreneurs

StartupNation

Online community forum for startups

TheFunded

Find funding sources

Zerply

Invite-only site for creative professionals

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