When you think of online destinations for professional purposes, social networking sites tailored toward business users — like LinkedIn — probably come to mind.
Savvy small business professionals will find, however, that a crop of new startups offer them access to fresh technologies that help with professional networking, research, influence and community building.
While you’ve likely never heard of the startups listed below, each is gaining traction from early adopter audiences and is building consumer-facing products easily applied to common small business tasks. Some, especially Stipple and Marginize, could even help improve traffic to your site and engage visitors longer with more compelling reasons to stay put.
When it comes to finance, I don't think we're all that good at it. ATo be honest, either am I. AFor example, we buy a car because everybody else does. AYet, if we were to use some common sense, leasing a car, something which barely anybody does, is the best option from a savings perspective. AWe're constantly being told to buy this and save that. AUnfortunatelyAwe don't ask "why".