Tweets with hashtags get double the engagement compared to those without. But what hashtags should you actually be using? Here are our 101(+) top business hashtags for Twitter.

There are so many reasons why you and your business should be using hashtags on Twitter.

Hashtags make it easier to network, to promote your brand and business, to share your content, to recruit the right people, and to learn and develop your business skills.

And what’s more if you start using them properly, you’ll see your Twitter engagement soar, and your social media traffic increase.

But bear in mind that one to two relevant hashtags on Twitter is all you need. Use more than this and you risk alienating your audience and followers.

101(+) top business hashtags for Twitter

General business hashtags

Here are some hashtags for across-the-board business news, business resources and to follow business-related conversations.

1. #business
2. #b2b (business to business)
3. #b2c (business to consumer)

To learn, discuss and share business knowledge use:

4. #BizTip
5. #HowTo (Combined with other business hashtags, e.g. #HowTo #marketing #b2c)
6. #DIY (To develop your business skills e.g. #DIY #digitalmarketing)

Discuss buying behaviours with others by using:

7. #consumers

Marketing hashtags

For marketing news, top tips on best marketing practice and to stay up-to-date with marketing strategies, try the following hashtags:

8. #MarketingTips
9. #marketing
10. #mktg
11. #GlobalMarketing
12. #DigitalMarketing
13. #SocialMedia
14. #globalisation
15. #copywriting
16. #ContentMarketing

And sales professionals can seek out the latest sales techniques using:

17. #sales

Recruitment sector hashtags

Looking for new employees or work in the recruitment industry? Post your openings and find employees using these hashtag:

18. #jobs
19. #JobHunt
20. #JobSearch
21. #NowHiring
22. #hiring
23. #careers
24. #HR
25. #HumanResources

Specific business sectors have their own hashtags for job postings. The list is endless, but here are a few:

26. #TranslationJobs
27. #MarketingJobs
28. #StudentJobs
29. #RetailJobs
30. #CharityJobs
31. #SocialMediaJobs
32. #SalesJobs

And if you’re in a specific local area, use a specific regional jobs hashtag, e.g.:

33. #DevonJobs
34. #NorthEastJobs
35. #SWJobs
36. #LondonJobs

Hashtags for start-ups and small businesses

Twitter is a big place for start-ups who want to market to – and network with – new and potential clients and customers. Plus, these hashtags are perfect for seeking out tips and resources for small businesses and start-ups.

37. #startups
38. #start-ups
39. #startup
40. #SmallBusiness
41. #SmallBiz
42. #SME
43. #SMEs
44. #SMB
(small medium business)

Hashtags related to entrepreneurs and the business lifestyle

Here are the hashtags you need to know if you’re trying to promote to, learn from and engage with social entrepreneurs and investors. And they’re a great tool to learn how businesses are promoting social and environmental causes.

59. #SocEnt (for news related to social entrepreneurs)
60. #SocialChange
61. #SocialGood
62. #ImpInv
(impact investing)
63. #InvestInWomen

Environmental sector hashtags

If you’re tweeting about business and the environment, make use of these hashtags:

64. #Environment
65. #Eco
66. #Sustainability

Retail hashtags

A good resource for any business looking to get into the retail sector, these hashtags provide knowledge of the retail sector, and will give you a heads up on the industry from established brands and retail professionals.

67. #Retail
68. #ECommerce

Tech industry hashtags

When you’re seeking tech industry news and tips, these hashtags are the ones for you.

69. #tech (for tech news in general)
70. #technology
71. #IT
72. #EdTech
(education and technology)
73. #mobile
74. #apps
(for mobile and web apps)
75. #collaboration (to track conversations about collaboration tools and collaborative software solutions)
76. #TechTuesday
77. #WebDesign
78. #WebDev

Translation industry hashtags

Follow and make use of these hashtags for conversations, news and articles relating to the translation and localisation sector.

79. #xl8 (translate)
80. #l10n (localisation)
81. #t9n (translation)
82. #g11n (globalisation)
83. #i18n (internationalisation)

Financial sector hashtags

Here are some of the top hashtags the companies in the banking, accountancy and finance sectors use and follow. And some of the top ones for networking with financial industry professionals.

84. #tax
85. #economy
86. #investing
87. #financial
88. #budget
89. #bonds
90. #debt
91. #FinancialAdvice
92. #FinancialNews

Digital meet-ups, online chat hours and networking hashtags

The catch-all hashtag in this category is:
93. #networking

But there are a mind-boggling array of hashtags promoting chat hours, business lunches and digital meet-ups. Use these hashtags to network with similar-minded professional and to link up with other businesses in your local area. They’re great places to promote your brand and business.

94. #BrandChat
95. #B2Bchat
96. #BizHour
(weekdays 2-3pm GMT)
97. #DevonHour (Wednesdays 8-9pm GMT)
98. #SouthWestHour (Thursday 8-9pm GMT)
99. #UKBusinessHour (Thursdays 8-9pm GMT)
100. #EarlyBiz (daily 7-8am GMT)
101(+). More hashtag hours than you care to imagine! Find other relevant networking hashtags and hashtag hours here.

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