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Heard of ReferenceUSA but unsure how to use it? Would you like to maximize your networking and help grow your business? Did you know you can also use it searching for a job? Attend one of these online sessions and learn about these opportunities and more.

To see available dates and times and to sign up, simply click on the link for the class you want:

- Search Essentials:  New to Reference USA?  This is the class for you.  This hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started, and the Four Essentials anyone would want to know in order to be successful using the resource.  This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks and techniques.

- Uncovering the Hidden Job Market:  Learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of a career searching strategy.  Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. 

- Start! Manage! Grow! Your Business with Reference USA:  Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business.

Topics include:

  • Name search for business
  • Locate hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally
  • Locate subject manager experts and professional services
  • Find investors, venture capitalists and angels
  • Network with other businesses in your area or in your industry
  • Develop relationships with related business for co-branding opportunities
  • Understand community demographics
  • Survey locations for expansion
  • Conduct competitive analysis
  • Plan delivery routes and service areas
  • Source new employees

- Mapping & Data Visualization:  Data Visualization is the next BIG thing in data.  Going beyond static lists of information, ReferenceUSA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map.

You will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate.