This is your social networking power profiles for the week. In this week’s social networking power profiles we are taking a look at Jonathan Aven. He is a successful attorney downtown who has been using Twitter and LinkedIn to create valuable business connections.

Social Networking Power Profiles

Name of principal(s) Jonathan M. AvenAven Law

Company Law Offices of Jonathan M. Aven, Ltd.

Industry Real Estate Law, Small Business Law, Estate Planning Law

Marketing Linkedin, FB, Twitter, weekly networking group,, Send Out Cards

Time In Business 16 years


Twitter Id avenlaw

Brief Bio For over 15 years, we have been assisting clients with their real estate, small business and wills and estate planning legal work.

When did you start using social networking? 2 years ago

How did you start learning about social networking platforms? In-person event, classes, webinars, on the job experience?  Networking events

What is your favorite social networking site for business? Why? Linkedin because everyone has a similar goal of developing business

Do you have a specific strategy that you use to be more effective when using social networking? To try to get my name out there as much as possible so people will associate my name with real estate law in Chicago

How has it changed your business? It has kept me in closer contact with my current clients and allowed me to follow up better with new contacts

What was your biggest mistake in social networking? Not getting in early enough

What would you tell people starting out in social networking to focus on today? Twitter

What direction do you see social networking going in the future? I see it being the dominant source of networking, so that everyone is using it and it is taking up a significant portion of business’s marketing time and budget

Thanks Jonathan for the awesome social networking power profiles! If you are interested in completing a social networking power profiles of your business or someone you know, please Tweet me @andynathan.