One of the greatest challenges a young entrepreneur faces is the search for mentorship. It is common knowledge in this industry that a strong mentor is a key to success. In today’s day and age, virtually everything in society thrives on a foundation of social media, and the business industry is no different. Here at South Matrix, we see a strong connection between these two issues and preach to all young entrepreneurs to use these facts as an advantage. Don’t limit your social media use to reconnecting with college friends or dreaming of a Bora Bora beach vacation- network! Social media is the business industry’s secret tool to mentorship and networking.
Gary Vaynerchuck, known as GaryVee on social media, is the found and CEO of Vayner Media, one of the most successful media agencies in the country. He is also a bestselling author and a bright mind in the world of business. Vaynerchuk works tirelessly on his social media presence and business advice and serves as a strong role model for young entrepreneurs. Fun fact: Vaynerchuk even drafted “Team GaryVee” within his company, Vayner Media, to promote and build the strong social media presence he holds today. His virtual advice covers all topics from business and money, education, daily life, and mentorship.
Strauss is the definition of a boss-lady! If her name is familiar to you, its probably because she has been listed on both the Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Influencers Alive” list, and the Forbes’s “Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers” list. Strauss is the CEO of her company GeniusShared, a company created to build business and success for entrepreneurs. Alongside her business ventures, Strauss has an active social media presence which motivates young entrepreneurs across the country each and every day.
Ann Handley is a confident social media presence and another nationally recognized influencer. Handley holds the #2 position on Forbes’s “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers” list, and serves as the CCO of MarketingProfs which serves professionals in the marketing industry. You can find her at her handle, @marketingprofs, where she posts inspiring and educational content everyday. She is not only an inspiring and strong woman, but a highly respected figure in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
You heard it here first, social media is your greatest secret weapon. Social media is much more than an escape from daily life, or a place for you to dump your Christmas photos, it is a real tool in the world of business. From all of us here at South Matrix, we wish you the best of luck in your hunt for mentorship, and don’t forget to give us a follow while you’re at it!