MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 175 million members worldwide, today released new data about its popularity among small business professionals.
- United States (There are 6,874,850 LinkedIn members in the U.S. who are small business professionals. Their occupations range from an accessories designer all the way to a yacht broker.)
- United Kingdom (There are 1,059,303 LinkedIn members in the U.K. who are small business professionals.)
- India (There are 1,012,058 LinkedIn members in India who are small business professionals.)
- The Netherlands (There are 597,010 LinkedIn members in the Netherlands who are small business professionals.)
- Canada (There are 579,253 LinkedIn members in Canada who are small business professionals.)
Your work can't always speak for itself. Remind your employees to spread the word about your business. Growing a small business from scratch is daunting, so surround yourself with loyal employees who will help you expand. Encourage your employees to thoroughly complete their LinkedIn Profiles, so prospective clients know you've hired high caliber experts. Make sure they include LinkedIn Skills and specialties in their profiles and also encourage them to participate in LinkedIn Answers. Giving your company more exposure, by demonstrating your employees' strengths and expertise, will lead to more business leads later on down the line.Make sure your company is listed – and we're not talking about in the phone book or on the New York Stock Exchange. Over two million companies have a LinkedIn Company Page – does yours? LinkedIn Company Pages not only provide key statistics about your business and who's interested in it, for free, but they also help you keep track of the competition. When you follow a competitor's LinkedIn Company Page, you can find out what talent is joining, and leaving, those companies. Maintaining a happy customer base offline? Make sure they sing your praises online as well. A happy customer can be an influential advocate for your brand. In the digital world, it's all about receiving positive online feedback. If you're already giving your customers great service, then you're halfway there. Have you received a glowing email about your exemplary service or revolutionary product? Add a free Products & Services tab to your LinkedIn Company Page and ask your customers to write your business a recommendation. Building out this page on LinkedIn will help prospective customers find you and also enable them to understand why your current customers are happy. Find out where other countries fell in LinkedIn's small business professional ranking and download a map with the top small business hot spots on LinkedIn's Blog. About LinkedIn Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 175 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe. The LinkedIn logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11096