Dr. Mark D. Yates talks about the questions he’s asked by business owners about achieving profitable business growth from his LinkedIn consultancy.
For the last twenty plus years I have been providing my professional LinkedIn consultancy services as a CEO, managing director, interim director, business trouble shooter and business growth consultant for business owner clients in 44 different countries.
For the last ten years my primary emphasis has been on providing a niche LinkedIn consultancy service to help business owners leverage LinkedIn for profitable business growth. As the CEO of FBI Consultancy Ltd, I have been fortunate enough to have helped thousands of business owners, entrepreneurs, C-Level executives and Investors understand the best ways to leverage and commercialise LinkedIn. During my consultation and training service provisions, I have identified a list of the Top 10 LinkedIn Business Growth Questions Business Owners Ask Me.
I hope you find them informative.
- How come I’ve been on LinkedIn for years and never made a penny from it, but my competitors have?
A: Generally, because you are not doing it right. This is usually because most business owners don’t understand the huge added value up-side potential of contemporary business social media & dismiss it as a growth strategy. They approach it from an individual mind-set & not from a business growth mind-set.
- Why should I embrace LinkedIn and Invest in professionalising my employees’ profiles when they attract staff poaching from head-hunters & recruiters?
A: Every employee should be considered as a valuable ambassador asset for your business. At FBI Consultancy we have developed strategies to block head-hunters & recruiters poaching your staff.
- Why should I and my staff, post profiles on LinkedIn and let my competitors see who my connections & clients are?
A: You shouldn’t. We have the know-how to block these intelligence gathering tactics.
- How can my business achieve long term sustainable growth from leveraging LinkedIn?
A: First by recognising that LinkedIn is the world’s largest & most fertile business to business
hunting platform and second, by retaining specialist LinkedIn consultancy support to leverage it.
- I’m cynical and sceptical. I think LinkedIn is a job seekers website and I don’t believe you can grow a business by leveraging LinkedIn?
A: 99% of business owners I visit are cynical and/or sceptical about leveraging business growth from
LinkedIn, or from LinkedIn consultancy. It’s no longer just a job seekers website, so it’s much more when you understand it.
- What’s the magic formula for leveraging and commercialising LinkedIn?
A: There isn’t one and anyone who tells you there is, is simply lying to you. There is however a definitive science behind Leveraging long term profitable sustainable growth from LinkedIn consultancy. Unfortunately there are very few business growth consultants skilled in this particular science. Contact FBI consultancy for advice about this.
- Why aren’t my in-house or outsourced sales & marketing advisors all over LinkedIn and why can’t I just do LinkedIn consultancy in-house?
A: They are simply not trained, or skilled enough to do it properly and usually they don’t have the time to do it. I’ve only ever in-found house marketers highly skilled in leveraging LinkedIn twice. They retained us because of our advanced LinkedIn expertise.
- I think my business/products & services are too niche to gain any commercial benefits from LinkedIn?
A: 95% of our LinkedIn consultancy clients are niche sector businesses. If your business is mainstream, then LinkedIn Is a good platform, however, if your business is niche sector, or it has elements of niche sector, then LinkedIn is a phenomenal platform for leveraging profitable business growth.
- Is LinkedIn a B2B, or a B2C platform?
A: With over 500 million business interested members, LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most
professional B2B platform. However, one of the world’s greatest business secrets is that LinkedIn is also an incredible B2C platform.
- I have a sales & marketing budget and I want to grow my business. What’s the very best LinkedIn consultancy advice you can give me?
A: Retain an outsourced LinkedIn business growth consultancy as your sales and marketing
Partner and let them research, develop and fully manage your online sales & marketing
FBI consultancy are a global agency with full time LinkedIn consultancy expert staff who provide specialist LinkedIn training to corporate staff world-wide.
If you are a business owner, Investor, C-Level executive, managing director, interim director, business trouble shooter, or a business growth consultant looking to propel your business into long term sustainable business growth and you would like to discuss our FBI consultancy LinkedIn service please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Mark D. Yates
CEO, FBI Consultancy Ltd.
Authors Resource Box Dr. Mark D. Yates September 2017
Dr. Mark D. Yates is the CEO of FBI consultancy which provides a professionally managed business growth service for global business owners, Investors, entrepreneurs & C-Level executives. If you need to retain a dynamic managing director, interim director, business trouble shooter, business growth consultant, or his proven LinkedIn consultancy, contact Dr. Mark D. Yates at: Tel: UK 0151 647 1716. E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.fbiconsultancy.com