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Top 10 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs
Dan Schawbel is the author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success (Kaplan, April 09), and owner of the award winning Personal Branding Blog. Looking for a job? Consider creating your own. There are a number of social resources to help you connect with other entrepreneurs and get your business ideas off the ground. Here are the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs. Each helps entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with the guidance, tools and resources they need to setup their company and gain exposure. Have another social site to add to this list? 1. Entrepreneur Media, the company that produces Entrepreneur Magazine, started a social network over a year ago specifically for entrepreneurs and small business owners called Entrepreneur Connect. You can use this network to connect to service providers, suppliers, advisers and colleagues. 2. PartnerUp is a social network for entrepreneurs who are searching for people and resources for business opportunities. 3. 4.

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