Five Tips for Small Businesses to Stay Ahead: #4

by Lynnette Nolan | Nov 15, 2012

Carbonite SVP of Cloud Backup Pete Lamson is sharing his top five tips for busy professional to stay connected with their industry in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week. You can check out previous tips here:

Tip #1: Check out a webinar

Tip #2: Attend an industry event

Tip #3: Connect with your community

Tip #4: Step up your social networking

Facebook is helpful for keeping in touch with friends and interacting with your favorite brands, but there are a number of other communities that promote education and news specific to an industry. LinkedIn is a great place to start looking for professional groups for nearly any industry, and there are industry-specific communities like Spiceworks (for IT professionals) where people can share insights, ask questions and interact with likeminded professionals.

These tips are just a few ways you can stay connected to other professionals in your field. If you’re interested in how technology can help your small business, start a free 30-day trial, visit www.carbonite.com, call the Carbonite business team at 1-855-CARB-BIZ (1-855-227-2249) or email business@carbonite.com for a no-cost consultation on backing up your business. Use code ENTWEEK to get two free bonus months when you purchase a subscription to Carbonite Business (Offer expires November 30, 2012).