tip of the dayEven the most active LinkedIn users can question which connection requests they should accept or extend. LinkedIn makes it possible to connect to almost anyone. With that said, that doesn’t mean as a food truck owner that you should.

Instead, think about the two-way quality of the relationships you want to build there. Use a filter to help you connect to those people who will be able to help you, or whom you would be willing to help.

Try the “favor test”: Would you do a favor for this person, or ask a favor of them? If so, make the connection. If not, take a pass.

If you’re consistent in applying this test and selective about which connections you initiate and accept, you can tap into LinkedIn’s power: an address book in which all the entries can see and connect with one another, and a network that’s efficient in supporting your mobile food business goals.