LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 175 million members worldwide, has released new data about its popularity among small business professionals in Asia Pacific (APAC).

Malaysia ranks seventh in APAC, with 43,536 members who are small-business professionals. Small-business professionals in Malaysia mainly work in the following sectors: service industry, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and mining & quarrying.

LinkedIn looked at how many small business professionals are already LinkedIn members and their data revealed that globally there are 15,222,964 LinkedIn members who are currently small-business professionals.

“Small business professionals leverage LinkedIn in a myriad of creative ways,” said Tara Commerford, LinkedIn’s Head of Communications for Australia, New Zealand & Southeast Asia. “Not only do they leverage the site to make critical hires, but they also use LinkedIn Groups like “mini conferences” where they can learn more about various subjects like advertising and public relations.”

Find out where other countries fell in LinkedIn’s small business professional ranking and download a map with the top small business hot spots on LinkedIn’s Blog.