When new business ideas run into snags internally, it’s time to look outside the walls for ideas from abroad. Ultimately, finding the proper platform to share secretive plans or proposals takes planning, trust and individualized attention to all parties you invite into your business realm. While posting ads on Craigslist for individuals with like-minded business savvy to step forward seems credible, tapping into the intricate social media world is sufficient for those who understand where to conjure brainstorming crowds. We dive into this subject head first to wrestle some ideas for businessmen to consider.
The Top-Gun Platform Is…
If you insist on having updates on who is drinking at your local pub, head to Twitter. For oddities, friend updates and other meaningless drivel, click over to Facebook. To truly find incredible minds for your individual business idea expansion, LinkedIn is perhaps the most topically concentrated social media platform around, and here is why:
- Specific to niches: Groups that fall into specific categories are carefully formulated to offer professional advice or brainstorming capabilities beyond human recognition.
- Contact info: Once you are fully integrated into LinkedIn, you’ll have access to message features which enables you to directly contact business professionals like yourself who can become an immediate asset to your business directives.
- Partnerships: When using LinkedIn, you aren’t ‘liking’ or flipping quick Tweets; you are formulating lifelong business partnerships which, if the internet fell to pieces tomorrow, can easily be reached through printable contact cards.
Utilizing social media platforms specifically for business professionals will not only keep your goals ‘en fuego’, they will be shared with serious individuals heading parallel to your ideologies. When seeking brainstorming groups, having access to educated, experienced and interested individuals will further your creative mindset instead of offer setbacks due to illegitimate discussions.
Keeping Ideas Safe
For business ideas containing clandestine proposals, opportunities or thoughts, you’ll need to keep your ideas safeguarded against potential theft. One formidable combatant often used for situations of this nature is your standard Non-Disclosure Agreement, an imminent legal necessity for complexities that could arise from leaked information. No matter how admirable or popular the person you choose to collaborate information for brainstorming purposes, remember that social media is just that – social. Vitality of business information protection is not negotiable when dealing with strangers, especially in our current downtrodden economy.
Social Platforms To Avoid
Again, remember we’re dealing with internet information sharing. Unless you plan on faxing documents into the unknown, you’ll probably use collaboration methods like Google Docs which are fully controllable, or something like GoTo Meeting. Thinking that Facebook is safe for information sharing will be a grave mistake you’ll regret later because many Facebook business collaborators believe that they’ll pick up fast cash from inexperienced business newbies. And that is the truth. Using bolstered security for document, video or audio sharing should be highly ranked on your business repertoire when seeking brainstorming assistance.
Pinterest is another irrelevant business sharing site considering it’s chiefly comprised of pictorial displays of products, people’s lawn furniture or other objects of popularity. Since Pinterest is having their own struggles with imagery licensure, it’s best to avoid collaborating with individuals who finagle with their site.
Other subprime social platforms like Squidoo and Hubspot are simply one’s illogical attempt at ‘link wheeling’, a foregone method of link building. You’ll simply find articles, often spun and usually related to something everyone already knows or cares little about. Utilization of these social platforms for brainstorming purposes is arbitrary, and it would be more hurtful than helpful to jump onboard with social sites that carry little business girth.
Businessmen will often hit walls when motors of ingenuity quit working. In situations where collaboration with other business gurus becomes imminent, using the business social media giant LinkedIn will render supreme results. While trusting people across cyberspace seems easily achieved, nurturing highly sensitive business documentation should be first priority, employing document sharing from Google or GoTo Meeting which are controllable platforms. Make sure proper NDA’s are signed to legally bind the receiving party and protect your current and future business interests.