A new poll has been posted on the MBEConnect homepage. This time, MBEConnect wants to know: Do you use Social Media to promote your business? To vote, click the link above or visit MBEConnect. After placing your vote, you will be able to view the results of the poll.
Small business owners seem to be realizing that social media sites are a fast, easy and affordable way to promote their businesses. Additionally, consumers increasingly expect companies to have a social media presence.
Clearly, as a business social network, we are passionate about using social media to garner business opportunities and generate leads. It seems we are not alone. In just the past year, the number of small businesses using social media outlets has jumped from 12% to 24% according to a study conducted by University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. Among these social media users, Facebook and LinkedIn were the most popular sites, with Twitter serving as a simple but effective customer service tool.