Benefits to Using a B2B Online Collaborative Community by Natalie Tiras

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Mar 24th, 2013

puzzleAs a small business owner, you are juggling many tasks in order to successfully run your business. With the newest social media boom, there are many choices as to where to spend your time on the internet. The right B2B Online Collaborative Community can be an excellent resource to help you grow your business to new levels of success!

  1. Networking – Connect with businesses in similar situations and with similar needs–make the connections that matter.

  2. Specialized Resources – Finding a website dedicated to small businesses can translate into an experience offering money saving and time-saving tips that a busy business owner needs.

  3. Collaboration – Find a group of like-minded business owners to share ideas and suggestions that could blossom into a fruitful and profitable partnership. On a website that is fully collaborative, you can share your expertise and expand your influence with potential new clients.

  4. Communication – A collaborative online community can be an effective tool for communicating with other business owners or with members of business groups. With group discussions, thoughts can easily be shared, permitting a more thorough exchange of ideas allowing for effective collaboration.

  5. Tailored Information – In an interactive and collaborative environment, you can find the specific expertise you need. Subscribe to updates in your area of interest. And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, ask a question in a Forum or search by category for an expert.

  6. Marketing Opportunities – Posting your business’s profile as a Directory Listing on a targeted community site is a great way to get your name out to a large number of potential clients.

  7. Give Something to Get Something – Sharing your expertise through blog posts and in forum discussions can help bring potential clients to you for your paid services.

  8. Referrals – Online reviews and profile sharing allow you to read reviews, rate companies and make a more informed decision when choosing a business services provider.

  9. Professional Associations – Stay up to date and active in your business association. Never search through your inbox for info or events again–it can all be in one, consolidated online location.

  10. Success! – Use an online B2B collaborative community to help achieve all your business goals. From the ease and convenience of communicating and organizing your different projects to finding the tools to build a successful business, an online web community is an invaluable asset to your business success!

Spend your time wisely on the internet. Find the right resources, contacts and information to help you grow your business.

© Natalie Tiras | / 775-832-5800

Natalie is the owner of CenterPoint Corporate Services. She enjoys connecting businesses with other businesses so that all parties can benefit. With the new CenterPoint Small Business Web Community, you can connect with other small businesses that will help you reach that next level of success!

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