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Last week's Career Tools cast gave you one hint on what to google to meet people in your area who could help you with your job search. It's pretty simple, you just google for the name of your town and the word business, and see what comes up which might be useful. In the cast, we gave three examples - Charlotte, North Carolina, Pueblo, Colorado and Bremen, Germany, and we tried to help you understand how the results could be helpful. (The cast is here, if you didn't get to it yet: http://www.manager-tools.com/2012/05/google-job-search-tips-chapter-1) Having started you off, we'd like to crowd-source a resource which helps everyone, no matter where they live. What we'd like you to do is to google your town and business, just like it says in the cast, and tell us what you find that you think will be helpful to job seekers. Thanks! Wendii

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Another great cast. Thank you for all you do, Wendii.

 

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      732 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA ... Brad Grzelka, Atlanta Swim Academy's vice president, is the son of business founders Ron and Barbara Grzelka. He grew ...

     

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 Great cast...definitely going to use this in my transition from southern Louisianna back to CT.  This will give me a jump start on plugging into the community.

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San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley

It can be hard here as we have a glut of information. Yes, we have ten million (or so) people in a fairly small area. However it's very fragmented as only two cities are a Million plus. A good majority are of the cities are under 100,000. My home town is right next to the SFO Airport and has only 46,000 people.

There still are some good resources:

Project Management Institute- San Frnacisco: http://www.pmi-sfbac.org/

Project Management Institute- Silicon Valley: http://www.pmisv.org/
Both are excellent for project management related networking and connections

Business Journal- Silicon Valley: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/

Business Journal- San Francicso: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco
Both of these will give you an excellent overview of the local business trends. Pay attention to real estate purchases and leases.

SV Forum- http://www.svforum.org/
Covers a broad variety of business areas. Someone to connect to for everyone.

San Mateo County Economic Development Association- http://samceda.org/san-mateo-county-economic-development/peninsula-bay-area-information/business/
Like a Chamber of Commerce, for the whole county.

 

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Great job Wendy!  

The ad at the top of the search was for Businesses FOR SALE. is this a novel way to change companies/roles/industry ... buy a company?!   (Bkgd: Brisbane market has a suprisingly high level of contractors and self-employed.)

The straight "business" search was great.

  • Networking opportunities at events by BrisbaneNews and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  
  • Loads of directories to narrow down local companies, and
  • News article that Microsoft is investing in incubators in Brisbane!

I added in "chamber" to bring the various chambers of commerce to the fore. Here too were loads of breakfast, lunch and dinner events!  

Now to find an event or two to go to in the next month ... :-)

  1. Brisbane Business News, Events, Conferences and commercial ... www.brisbanebusinessnews.com.au/
  2. Brisbane Business magazine advertising www.brisbanebusinessnews.com.au/print-advertising.html

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  1. BRISBANE Business For Sale - realbusinesses.com.au www.rs.realcommercial.com.au/business-sale/qld/brisbane
  2. The FREE Brisbane Business Directory - Brisbane Australia Directory www.brisbane-australia.com/directory/
  3. A fort for thought - Brisbane's business revolution www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/a-fort-for-thought--brisbanes-bu...
  4. Brisbane central business district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane_central_business_district
  5. Brisbane - Businesses For Sale Australia - Business for sale australia.businessesforsale.com/.../Businesses-for-sale-in-Brisbane
  6. Australia Business Directory of Australia Queensland Brisbane ... www.street-directory.com.au/.../business.cgi?.../Brisbane/Business/...
  7. Business for sale in qld, brisbane www.business2sell.com.au/businesses/qld/brisbane
  8. ABS Business Sales - Brisbane's Leading Business Brokers ... absbusinesssales.com.au/

  1. News for brisbane business


    1.  Incubator for 100 Aussie start-ups opens in Brisbane  Sydney Morning Herald‎ - 4 hours ago

      The Australian start-up scene looks set to receive a further boost with the opening of the country's first Microsoft Innovation Centre in Brisbane ...

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In addition to the resources that the cast covered such as the local Chamber of Commerce, I found that we have an Economic Development Council which tries to attract businesses to the city.  The also have a handy list of major employers - some of which I had no idea were in the city - and an even larger list of companies they work with.  Going back to Horstman's First Law, though, the people there happy to chat you up about businesses that were coming to the area or about to expand.

--Steve