Our last post described the power of entrepreneurs to succeed through:
2. Ingenuity and
3. Hard Work
Much of that entrepreneurial power comes from contacts and connections – the more contacts we have, the more ideas and opportunities we will be exposed to. The more connections we make, the greater the number of partners, investors, suppliers, and resources we will be able to call upon.
Here is a great example of making contacts and connections. Jason McKinstry, an information technology (IT) services professional with Sogeti, USA LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina saw the need for a better networking mechanism for business professionals in the Charlotte area.
LinkedIn builds on the phenomenon popularized by the play Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare. Also referred to as the "Human Web", the concept refers to the idea that, if a person is one step away from each person they know and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people they know, then everyone is, at most, six steps away from any other person on Earth. 
LinkedIn lets you post a detailed work and education history, write and receive recommendations, join industry groups and correspond with others giving a user a complete online presence that also shines when you are seeking a job. 
The larger your network becomes, the greater its power to help you achieve your goals!
1. Last September, McKinstry launched CharlotteBP.com, a companion web site to the LinkedIn Group containing feature articles, commentary, and other resources to support the Group’s members.