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ReferenceUSA Online Classes

ReferenceUSA contains a surprising amount of information about businesses, local and national.  Our friends at ReferenceUSA offer free web classes to help library users be more successful using their wonderful resources.  I'll be taking these classes.  Won't you join me? 

 

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Topic: ReferenceUSA Search Essentials
Day/Date: Most Fridays (April, May, June)
April 11, May 2, May 9, May 16, June 13, June 20, June 27
Time: 12:00 PM (1 hour)
Designed for anyone new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA.
We will cover the Four Essentials that anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, will 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.
Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.
To register for any of the session dates, follow the link, select a time zone and complete form; you will then receive meeting coordinates and confirmation
REGISTER: ReferenceUSA Search Essentials


Topic: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies using ReferenceUSA
Day/Date: Most Wednesdays (April, May, June)
April 9, April 16, April 30, May 7, May 14, June 11, June 18, June 25
Time: 3:00 PM (1 Hour)
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their 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 data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research
We will also explore the New! Jobs & Internship module which adds a new dimension to job searching.
To register for any of the session dates, follow the link, select a time zone and complete form; you will then receive meeting coordinates and confirmation
REGISTER : Uncover the Hidden Job Market

Topic: Start, Manage & Grow! Your Business using ReferenceUSA
Day/Date: Most Mondays (April, May, June)
April 14, May5, May 12, May 19, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30
Time: 3:00 PM (1 Hour)
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
To register for any of the session dates, follow the link, select a time zone and complete form; you will then receive meeting coordinates and confirmation
REGISTER: Start, Manage & Grow! Your Business using ReferenceUSA

Topic: ReferenceUSA Consumer & Lifestyle Data
Day/Date: select Tuesdays (April, May, June)
April 8, May 6, June 17
Time: 3:00 PM (1 hour)
Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city.
Anyone who is interested in understanding the purchase preferences of a community will find this data both interesting and informative.
Learn how to navigate this section of ReferenceUSA and then apply the data to your needs.
To register for any of the session dates, follow the link, select a time zone and complete form; you will then receive meeting coordinates and confirmation.

REGISTER: ReferenceUSA Consumer & Lifestyle Data


Topic: ReferenceUSA Big Data & Mapping
Day/Date: select Tuesdays (April, May, June)
April 15, May 13, June 24
Time: 3:00 PM (1 hour)
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.
Great for understanding how locations relate to each other or seeing densities within a specific area, the ReferenceUSA mapping tools give you a new and powerful way to better understand the landscape.
Learn how to build a map to display results and how to manipulate the mapping tools to your advantage.
To register for any of the session dates, follow the link below:
REGISTER: ReferenceUSA Big Data & Mapping

Topic: ReferenceUSA Historical Business Data
Day/Date: select Tuesdays (April, May, June)
April 1, April 29, May 20, June 10
Time: 2:00 PM Central (1 hour)
One of the essential requirements for planning for the future is to understand the past.
ReferenceUSA has been compiling Business and Consumer data for many years and this data has been available in file format for advanced research projects.
In response to the increased interest in accessing historical business information, ReferenceUSA has developed an innovative online tool for librarians, research professionals and library patrons to connect to powerful information that presents a vivid picture of what the business landscape looked like in a given area at a given point in time.
As with all of the ReferenceUSA products, the Historical Data module has simple to navigate interface that is your entrée to an immense universe of interesting business information.
To register for any of the session dates, follow the link below:
REGISTER: ReferenceUSA Historical Business Data

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