Name your 2 favorite business-related Twitter hashtags.
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
A. #BrandChat and #B2Bchat
#Brandchat meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m., and #B2Bchat is every Thursday at 8 p.m. They typically have three to four questions are that are discussed throughout the chat, and everyone weighs in. It's a perfect opportunity to network and great for professional development. We also have our interns participate in #Brandchat to give them some exposure to experts in the marketing field.
- Fabian Kaempfer, Chocomize
A. #YourCompanyName and #MisspellingsOfYourCompanyName
#YourCompanyName and #MisspellingsOfYourCompanyName. Not only will you discover conversations happening about your brand, but you'll also discover your best customers, your trash talkers and occasionally an unhappy employee who isn't familiar with the repercussions of social media.
- Brett Farmiloe, Digital Marketing Agency
A. #SmallBusiness and #Startup
My two favorite business-related hashtags are #SmallBusiness and #Startup. These direct people to relevant information for small businesses and startups. Threads like these initiate discussions that business owners might find useful, such as innovative ways to promote your business. Entrepreneurs can also try to connect with the people posting the threads.
- Jay Wu, A Forever Recovery
A. #SmallBiz and #AgencyLife
I like #AgencyLife for its insight into the thinking of the media and agency world and #SmallBiz for the communal fraternity of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
- Alex Frias, Track Marketing Group
A. #Startups and #Retail
I scan Twitter for #startups to learn about cool startups. This is valuable for both possible collaborations and, more importantly, to learn from other entrepreneurs' efforts. #Retail is useful for any company trying to break into the retail space. Retail success is normally reserved for established brands, and this hashtag provides great insight to get us up to speed on the industry!
- Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches
A. #InvestInWomen and #EdTech
A hashtag I've been browsing lately is #InvestInWomen. It's so exciting to see the initiatives and progress that women are continuing to make in business, and this hashtag provides great resources for networking. Another one is #EdTech, a fusion of two of my favorite things. Education and technology practices are changing by the second, and this tag always invites quality conversations.
- Lauren Perkins, Perks Consulting
A. #Leadership and #SMB
My favorite business-related Twitter hashtags are #Leadership and #SMB. #Leadership tells the Twittersphere you are tweeting about topics, articles and issues related to leadership. It's a simple way to generate interest from people searching for leadership guidance on Twitter. #SMB stands for "small and medium business." #SMB is for both small businesses and businesses such as Likeable Local.
- Dave Kerpen, Likeable Local and Likeable Media