ASUSBTDC Helps Businesses Grow their Professional Networks

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional  social media network with well over 80 million members and allows you to connect with trusted professionals to exchange information, ideas, and locate potential customers.  Unlike Facebook, Twitter or other social networks LinkedIn doesn’t have cute baby pictures, videos of dancing hippos singing “Happy Birthday”, or kittens playing the piano!  LinkedIn is a social network for businesses to connect with other businesses and potential customers to help grow their bottom line.

The ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center is offering a “LinkedIn Fundamentals- Grow Your Professional Network” seminar on Thursday, July 25th from 1-4 pm to show business professionals the basics needed to put LinkedIn to work for their organization.  The Instructor, Herb Lawrence, ASU SBTDC Center Director, has been helping businesses get the most of out of social media sites like LinkedIn.  The seminar will be held in Room 201 ASU Delta Center for Economic Development building 319 University Loop West on the ASU campus in Jonesboro.

“For the ASU SBTDC  LinkedIn has been a very effective tool to help us locate other professionals in the local business community,  find “customers” for our consulting assistance programs, and to market our workshops directly to interested business owners who will get the most out of the training.” Said Herb Lawrence, Center Director for the ASU SBTDC.  “ LinkedIn can work for your business as well.  But, LinkedIn is like any other social media network you have to work it to get the results. No Social Media network is a “silver bullet” that will bring you thousands of customers just because you sign up to join it.  Social Media networks require time and commitment, but the return on investment can be well worth the effort, especially with LinkedIn.”
Cost is $35 per person, $25 for Jonesboro Chamber and Downtown Jonesboro members, $20 for ASU Faculty, Staff and students.   Register for this workshop by calling the ASU SBTDC (870) 972-3517, e-mail your registration to asusbtdc@astate.edu or on-line and http://asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/jonesboro.asp.
Co-sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jonesboro Association, First Security Bank, Focus Bank, Liberty Bank of Arkansas and Simmons First Bank.