It can be tough starting a business, especially not having a substantial network of people, that can help boost your business. So, how do you go about doing that? It may seem tedious at first, but if you know how to use social media to network with friends and stay on top of the latest gossip, these same tools can help you build a better business network. You may want to start with the website, Meet Up. This is a site that allows you to, find groups of various interest in your city and local areas. Most of these groups have monthly, weekly, and bi-weekly gatherings. This is a great way, to network with people who share your interests, as well as energy in the area you are working in. Facebook is always a great way to connect and link with people. With so many people creating groups on Facebook, you can do the same and invite others to join, or simply search for groups that interest you and the field you are in. Using Twitter, to keep business contacts updated, with short status updates can prove to be effective as well. However you decide to build your network, just make sure you are open to new ideas, and advice.