Among the current crop of social networks, LinkedIn is perhaps the only one which is catering to business professionals but more specifically to the tech-savvy internet professionals. If you’re not so much into Internet/Web stuff, chances are you might not be into LinkedIn. Technically there has been no social network that caters to the small to medium business practitioners until now.
New social networking site Sta.rtUp.biz has just launched its service offering small business owners with a platform where they can socialize and network with fellow business practitioners.
Sta.rtUp.biz is a full-featured social community with all the frills of other major social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. It’s got a nicely drafted main page displaying all the features of the site, which includes members’ uploaded photos, business videos from its video library dealing mostly with inspirational and motivational video clips showing different aspects of starting a small business. Additionally, Sta.rtUp.biz also features daily articles culled from the big 7 business magazines and journals which include Inc, Businessweek, FSB, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes and Fortune.
But aside from these features, what sets Sta.rtUp.biz apart from other social networking sites and which makes it unique is the presence of resident business experts in the site. They have a corporate lawyer who answers legal questions relating to business matters. There’s also a resident “Search Guru” which helps members on how to improve on their sites’ Google rankings. The Search Guru offers tips and techniques and free SEO advice. Finally, Sta.rtUp.biz also has a veteran serial entrepreneur who mentors members on all business management and strategy.
Like any other social networking site, joining Sta.rtUp.biz is free and takes only a few minutes of registration process. If you are a small business practitioner hoping to learn some good business strategies, Sta.rtUp.biz won’t fail you in achieving that goal.