Gone are the times of jumpstarting a business and maybe networking along the way if you have time. These are the times that without that network…the next guy HAS your business; no need to kick start the business if you aren’t going to have any customers right?
At this point most know the formula for starting your social presence, personal brand or business:
You really don’t even need a website anymore which is the best part of it. Wasn’t that the big obstacle for a lot of non-tech people back in the day? How do I buy my domain? HTML? CSS? “I need a designer!” Screw it all, because you can do it all yourself now with hosted blogs on WordPress or Tumblr. Link up your photos from Flickr, link your videos from YT, include widgets for fans to LIKE you on FB, tweet you on TW, share to and connect with you on LinkedIn, Stumble, Digg, Reddit etc.