Did you know that LinkedIn can help you find a business mentor?

We’ve already talked about how having a mentor can help you and your business succeed. One great way to find a mentor is on LinkedIn.

Why Should You Use LinkedIn to Find a Mentor? LinkedIn gets a bad rap of simply being Instagram’s boring older brother or sister. Just like any other social media platform (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), LinkedIn is what you make of it. The kind of people you connect with on LinkedIn shapes what you see and get from that platform.

Can your business afford to ignore 500 people? Maybe.  How about ignoring 500 million people? Nope.

LinkedIn has more than 500 million users. This makes the site an important place to be, especially if your business serves adults and/or other businesses.

Using “Career Advice” to Find a Mentor on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is also a great place to find people who can help you grow your business, even if your business’ customers are your age or younger. The site has a mentorship matching system.

How does that work? Create a personal profile (if you don’t already have one) on LinkedIn. Click on your profile, or “View profile” under your profile’s picture, to get to your profile’s dashboard.

In the dashboard section, click on the “Career Advice” area.

LinkedIn will then walk you through a quick 3-step process that includes:

  • Naming what type of business advice you want
  • Getting recommended LinkedIn users who can possibly give such advice, and…
  • Helping you get in touch with these LinkedIn users via messaging and one-to-one chats.

You can also sign up to be a mentor to other entrepreneurs and young professionals.

Final Thoughts

LinkedIn may not be as pretty and shiny as Instagram and other sites. But if you’re looking for business leaders and potential customers who can help your business grow, LinkedIn gets the job done.

Think about using the “career advice” section to find a mentor on LinkedIn and connect with other business entrepreneurs and leaders.

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