At a growth rate of 300% since the launch of operations, that makes LinkedIn India the 2nd largest market for LinkedIn after the United States.
As the economies of India and the other BRIC countries continue to develop and grow, online professional networks like LinkedIn will play an increasingly important role in connecting business owners and professionals in India and throughout the rest of the world.
Success Stories of Indian Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Generating Business Using LinkedIn
What: “Started an IT services company and generated contacts through LinkedIn”
Who: Deepak Mamtani , Director, Dynamic Solutions
Where: New Delhi, India
Used LinkedIn to: Connect with professionals with similar interests
How: Deepak used LinkedIn to connect with various IT professionals and grow his network. He leveraged LinkedIn Groups to engage in conversations with professionals who he shared common interests with.
What: “Raised funding via LinkedIn”
Who: Deepak Srinath and Uday Disley, Co-Founders and Directors at Viedea Capital Advisors
Where: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Used LinkedIn to: Connect with potential investors and clients for business development
How: Deepak and Uday connected with potential investors in Europe for a Mumbai-based digital firm using their LinkedIn Connections. Even today, most of their business development takes place through the strong LinkedIn network they developed by engaging with their connections.
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Icebreaker: Are you a small business owner and entrepreneur in India that’s benefited from joining LinkedIn India? Tell us your story in the comments below.
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