Electronic networking is growing in popularity and ease. Check out these five apps to expand your network:
- Biznik. Find contacts near you. This app also provides increased opportunities to meet people face-to-face through events and video conferencing.
- EFactor. EFactor claims to be the biggest network of entrepreneurs in the world. Link up with partners and customers who can help your organization grow.
- Lanyrd. Network through conferences. Lanyrd makes finding industry conferences a breeze. Search by location, topic and year.
- LinkedIn. Create a profile, connect with others, take part in groups and even publish content. This is the No. 1 networking site and app in the United States.
- Xing. If you’re looking to expand European contacts, this is the app to get. This app features connection assistance, support and a large job database.
— Adapted from “The Top 6 Networking Apps,” Bridgette Austin, http://quickbooks.intuit.com.