The value of building and expanding your professional network on LinkedIn is extremely important for professionals.  Strategies for building your connections on LinkedIn include participating in groups, updating your status, answering questions, and sending invitations to connect.

Where do you go from there?  Once you begin to build your professional network on LinkedIn, how can you then develop more meaningful relationships with those individuals?  Connections don't lead to business.  Relationships do.

I explain this strategy in my recent Social Media Examiner Column;  5 Ways to Develop More Meaningful Connections on LinkedIn.  Get smart about building deeper relationships with your connections on LinkedIn.