June 23rd, 2010 | Edwin Dearborn, Chief Brand Officer

LinkedIn is the largest and fastest growing business networking sites for all types of business professionals, which provides your company with an amazing opportunity for small business marketing. In the next coming weeks, we will be featuring many more posts about LinkedIn and how to utilize it fully as a powerful way to connect with other B2B professionals and to catapult your brand building strategy into action with positive ROI.

But beyond LinkedIn, there are many other B2B networking sites that may not be as famous, but nonetheless offer opportunities for small businesses to reach out and effectively market their products or services. Here’s a sampling:

Biznik – Entrepreneurs and small businesses networking to assist each other to prosper.

Cofoundr – A networking group emphasizing starting new ventures.

E.Factor – An online network & virtual marketplace designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.

Ecademy –A B2b network for generating contacts and distributing know-how and experience.

Entrepreneur Connect – A network established by Entrepreneur.com where professionals can network, communicate, and collaborate with others.

Fast Pitch – A business network where professionals can market their business and make connections.

Focus – A network collaborating business decision makers and IT professionals to generate better ideas and decisions.

JASEzone – A professional business community where you can develop potential clients and business partners.

Networking for Professionals – A business network that combines online business networking and real-life events.

PartnerUp – A community connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs.

PerfectBusiness – A network of entrepreneurs, investors and business experts that encourages entrepreneurship and mutual success.

Ryze – A business networking community that allows users to organize themselves by interests, location, and current and past employers.

StartupNation – A community focused on the exchange of ideas between entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners.

Upspring – A social networking site for promotion and social networking.

XING – A European business network with more than 7 million members.

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