UPDATED: How the web covered the results of our Business Networking Trends Survey

28/01/2010 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Some great coverage on news sites and blog sites for the results of our annual Business Networking Trends Survey, which you can download here.

UPDATE: Great articles are still coming in so we’re updating this every few days to add the latest coverage at the top.

Why are small businesses afraid of Facebook?
Two fifths of small business people are reluctant to make business connections on Facebook, according to a new survey from WeCanDo.BIZ which also reveals that while 80% have won business through networking online, two thirds have concerns about security and integrity.

Internet has opened new ways for growing business
According to a recent survey, online social networks largely interest entrepreneurs for successful business development
Social networking continues to play a key park in making small businesses successful, said a survey report by WeCanDo.BIZ, a online network for sales leads and referrals.

92% of business owners recommend business-focused online networking
A survey of small businesses in the U.K. reveals that the vast majority support and recommend the use of networking online via business-focused websites such as LinkedIn and Xing.

Small businesses using social networks for the wrong reasons?
SMBs are approaching social media with the wrong aims and objectives according to new research out this week from WeCanDo.biz and they aren’t being helped by the way more business-focused networks like Linkedin are structured.

Social networks not meeting SMB needs
BT Tradespace, LinkedIn et al should guide customers by the hand
Computer Business ReviewCompanies offering business-oriented social media platforms are failing to meet the needs of SMBs, by believing that having a profile is enough to attract new customers.

Ian Hendry, founder and CEO of B2B social media platform WeCanDo.biz, told CBR that the likes of LinkedIn and BT’s recently revamped Tradespace platform are not helping SMBs to get the best out of social network sites.

New StatesmanArticle above also reproduced on the New Statesman website here.

SMEs shy away from Facebook
B2B MarketingOver a third of SMEs are wary of using Facebook for business networking, refusing to add business contacts as ‘friends’.

However just under half of small businesses quizzed by online sales leads and business referrals network WeCanDo.biz said they conducted their professional networking on business-focused networking sites such as LinkedIn and Xing and WeCanDo.BIZ.

Two fifths of small business people reluctant to make business connections on Facebook
Fresh Business ThinkingBusiness Networking Trends Survey also reveals 80% have won business through networking online, but two thirds have concerns about security and integrity.

WeCanDo.BIZ Limited, the online sales leads and business referrals network, has revealed the results of the second annual Business Networking Trends Survey. The results report is available as a free download from www.wecando.biz/surveyresults.php

SMEs uncomfortable using Facebook for business
Simply BusinessSMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) are happy to use work related social networks such as Linked In to promote their business, but are much more wary of facebook.

According to the Business Networking Trends survey by business referrals network WeCanDo.biz, 80% of entrepreneurs achieved ‘business wins’ through online social networking sites such as Linked In, Xing and their own website.

Where do SMEs win business online?
CreativeAgencySecrets.comFollowing a survey run by wecando.biz, a sales leads company, they found that just under half of small businesses quizzed…. said they conducted their professional networking on business-focused networking sites such as LinkedIn and Xing.

If you found any more articles let us know below!

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