Clinton networks with LinkedIn in small-business pitch

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Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton expanded her social media footprint on Thursday, joining LinkedIn with an inaugural post about how she wants to be "a small-business president" for the country.

LinkedIn is Clinton's latest platform since she joined Facebook last month to announce the launch of her presidential campaign, though her LinkedIn and Facebook presences are dwarfed by the 3.55 million followers she boasts on Twitter.
Clinton touted in broad strokes policies she would implement as president to help small businesses.
She wrote that she would work to "cut the red tape" holding back entrepreneurs, help small businesses get loans more easily, simplify the tax code and help small businesses access new markets.
    Clinton also used the post to highlight encounters with small business owners in the early primary states of New Hampshire and Iowa, where she has spent significant time since announcing her bid on a neatly organized "listening tour."
    The Democratic presidential candidate also noted that while her father was able to work hard and get ahead, "hard work is no longer enough to guarantee opportunity."
    "And yet, as I travel around the country, I hear signs of optimism," she said. "That's the spirit that got Americans through the Great Recession. And as we come back from the crisis, potential new business owners and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Des Moines to Brooklyn are ready to seize the moment. All they need are policies that help them get ahead instead of holding them back."
    Clinton is also expected to hand over on Thursday her Twitter account to a small business owner in New Hampshire.
    Ahead of Hillary Clinton's trip to New Hampshire, small business owner and Granite State native Mary Jo Brown has been invited to "to share her daily story--the challenges and excitement--via @HillaryClinton."
    Brown is the owner of Brown and Company Design in Portsmouth, a strategic design firm. She has owned the company for more than 20 years.
    "She started the business in 1992 with a focus on print design but quickly adapted to technological advances and expanded the business to include web design. Today, the company functions as a full-service print and web design studio making copy for a variety of print publications, corporations, and small businesses," the aide said.