The Business Examiner Newspaper Group launched an online community today to foster connections between small business owners, managers and supporters in the Sound Sound. Those who complete a brief registration process immediately access the BE network to find business leads, exchange ideas through interest groups, comment on stories, share their thoughts about the business news of the day, post events and share updates.
This social networking feature is a partnership between the BE and Tacoma-based Konnects.com. The BE is the second newspaper in the state to launch an integrated online community, joining the Wentachee World in the Konnect's pilot program. The online community functions similarly to LinkedIn or Facebook, but will be populated primarily with local business people who share connections to the BE.
The service is a free of charge and is the newest addition to the host of no-cost business resources and tools available through the Business Examiner.