Surfing Facebook for hours on end isn’t just for personal pleasure anymore. About 90% of small businesses are dedicating time to networking online, according to a new survey.
Manta, an online forum dedicated to small businesses, surveyed 600 small-business owners nationwide and found that 78% say that using social-networking platforms is just as important as networking in person -- if not more so.
“Small businesses understand they need to go where their audience is,” Manta Chief Executive Pamela Springer said Wednesday. “Participating, networking and being found online is extremely important today in growing their business.”