Are You Using LinkedIn To Look For New Business?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Are You Using LinkedIn To Look For New Business?

LinkedIn is helping you reach new clients. Instagram is making it easier to organise your messages and Facebook has got a new look.

Here’s all you need to know about what the social media giants have been up to recently, and how you can take advantage of it for your business.

Are you open for business?

LinkedIn has a new feature allowing you to announce to the world that you’re actively seeking new business! And more importantly, it allows the world to reply. Yes, even if you’re not already connected on LinkedIn!

LinkedIn is calling it the ‘Open for Business’ marketplace and has started rolling it out to users.

Why should your business use this feature?

Would you turn down free business leads?

Whether you’re seeking support with a specific task, or you’re a service orientated business looking for new clients, this new LinkedIn feature is worth a try.

If you want to get in on the action you’ll have to add your name to the waiting list.

Kerry Saxby - LinkedIn



LinkedIn is also making it easier to host networking events!

If you regularly host or attend networking events, and are anything like us, ‘LinkedIn events’ is a feature you’ve probably long been waiting for.

The events work in a similar way to Facebook’s, so the only surprise is that it took LinkedIn this long to add to the platform.

What does this update mean for your business?

More people attending your events of course!

Next time you’re hosting an event, why not set up a LinkedIn event and use it to help get the word out?



Instagram isn’t slowing down when it comes to bringing you new features either.

Instagram has been expanding its direct messages (DM’s) feature, adding ‘instant replies’ and ‘away messages’ for those of you with a business account.

Why should you take note of this feature?

That’s simple. If you’re not looking at your phone, you’ll still be able to keep your audience happy and informed.

Not only that, but you’ll soon be able to organise your messages better too. Folders and labels are coming to Instagram messages, helping you keep better track of your business enquiries, customer service messages and influencer conversations.



Facebook has got a new identity!

Did you know that Facebook owns Instagram? How about WhatsApp?

During the last 15 years, Facebook has grown from a standalone app to an entire collection of services and solutions. These include the original Facebook app, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Portal and Calibra. In an effort to help its users understand that Facebook means more than just a single app, it has rebranded its corporate identity.

What does this mean for you and your business?

Currently, not a lot. Except that we expect to see an even closer link between these services in the future. So, keep an eye out for more updates from all of these apps and services to stay ahead of the game or just sign up to our monthly newsletter below if you haven’t already.



Facebook’s new newsfeed design could be arriving soon.

Back in February at Facebook’s F8 conference, they showed off a new look desktop layout for the Facebook app. Now it seems they’ve begun rolling it out to some users. Have you got it yet? We’d love to hear what you think of it.

Looking for a refresher on the new design?

Take a look at our review of the F8 announcements.

Constantly on the hunt for new content on Twitter?

Its new live tweets newsfeed should make your life easier. No longer will you have to update the page to get the most recent content. In Twitter’s latest app update it looks like it will be showing you content as soon as it gets published. Meaning your tweets will be seen quicker by people already looking to engage.


How will this help your business succeed?

Just think of all the time you’ll save instead of waiting for your page to load!

Have you seen any of these new features? Have you given them a try? We’d love to hear how you’re using them to get new business.

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