Your LinkedIn company page is less than 5 minutes away!

We all know that not every business type will see huge benefits from social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I have yet to find a business that can't see huge benefits from a LinkedIn Company Page. Whether you're a photographer, a caterer, a manufacturer, or an orthodontist, a company page on LinkedIn is a great place to post content, push traffic to your website, and reach a lucrative demographic.

A great deal of you have just begun to get comfortable with your personal LinkedIn profile (you must have one before creating a company page) and the last thing you want to do is learn something else new. You can breathe a sigh of relief, because I am going to walk you through a few simple steps to bring your business page to LinkedIn...IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES!

1. Login to your personal LinkedIn account and make sure you're on your home page. It looks like this:

2. Next, hover your cursor over the "Interests" section in your header and then click "Companies."

3. Now we are getting to the meat and potatoes! Click the yellow "Create" button under the "Create a Company Page" heading on the right margin of your screen.

4. After filling out your company name and your company email address (this is key, you must have an email attached to your company's domain i.e. you can't use generic email such as click "Continue." This will bring you to a page where you will enter your company information. Be as complete as possible. You must, at a bare minimum, give a company URL and a company description of at least 250 characters.

5. You're ready to make it rain! Click the "PUBLISH" button and you're in business with your very own LinkedIn Company Page!

Now it is up to you to make connections, publish content, and add extra awesomesauce to your page. Start with some good images and descriptive text, then move on to services and featured groups.

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