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Small Business Marketing Guide on Webopedia

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 5:21pm by Stewart

Check out the free web marketing tools and strategies for small businesses on Webopedia. Get tips for email, social media, search engine optimization, blogging, and mobile marketing. Webopedia is brought to you by The IT Business Edge Network, an Internet and Technology news and information network.

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Pure Michigan Talent Connect:

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 4:35pm by monkk

Are you currently looking for a job, or know someone who is? Check out this new State of Michigan website called Pure Michigan Talent Connect developed to connect job seekers with employers at You can search for jobs, post your resume, and learn about upcoming career events and job fairs. Find out which careers you're most suited for and calculate investments that will be made on your career path. Good luck in your search!

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Pure Michigan Talent Connect

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 1:39pm by Stewart

Pure Michigan Talent Connect provides a way for job seekers, employers, career explorers, entrepreneurs, and veterans to connect.

- Discover which industries need your skills with the Career Matchmaker.

- Calculate if a career change is worth the investment with the Career Investment Calculator.

- Find a job with the Job Portal.

- Post a job.

Some of the businesses that have pledged to participate in the Pure Michigan Talent Connect program are: Busch's Fresh Food Market, The Solar Specialist - Mechanical Energy Systems, Mid-America Machining, Merrill Technology Group, Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, and more.

You may also find a link to Pure Michigan Talent Connect in the Michigan Electronic Library Business and Jobs Gateway.

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Job Specific Resume Templates with Microsoft Word

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 7:34pm by Stewart

Do you need a resume? Check out the job specific resume templates available by Microsoft. You'll find resume templates for IT, HR, Sales, Nursing, Customer Service, and more. Click here to learn how.

More great resume writing resources:
Job & Career Accelerator
Learn Free Resume Writing Resumes

Looking for Job Search websites? Check out the Small Business & Job Search Toolkit @ AADL.

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So You Think You Need a Website

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 6:07pm by monkk

If you have a business or are a non-profit organization - you definitely have to have a website. But how should you begin? And how do you develop a solid web presence that will draw people to your site? Join us on Tuesday December 6, 2011: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room for this informative workshop as a small business counselor from SCORE discusses who needs a website, why, and how to develop a web presence.

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A Plan for Michigan's Workforce

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 1:02pm by Stewart

On Thursday, December 1st, at 10 a.m., Governor Rick Snyder will talk at the Delta College University Center about his plan to re-align the skills of Michigan's Workforce with the needs of Michigan Employers. After the event, you may be able to find the transcript here.

Helpful resources @ AADL for job seekers and small businesses:

Small Business and Job Search Toolkit
Computer Classes @ AADL
Online Learning Resources

Related events @ AADL:
So You Think You Need a Website?
You Wrote a Novel, Now What?
Finding Grant Funding For Community Nonprofits
How To Achieve Student Success

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A New Resource for Adult Learners & Job Seekers

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 12:08pm by Stewart

The Michigan College Access Portal (MichiganCAP for short) is brought to you by ConnectEdu, Inc, a company providing web-based solutions for education and employment transitions. MichiganCAP guides high school students and their families through the transition to college as well as serving adult learners and job seekers. This easy-to-use web tool will help folks create a resume, compare colleges, calculate college costs, track test scores, track references, connect with others, and more. Register now and/or sign up for email updates.

Check out other resources for job seekers in Michigan:

MEDC Job Portal, brought to you by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
Michigan Talent Bank, brought to you by the Michigan Works Association

Don't forget about the resources available @

Small Business & Job Search Toolkit
Employment & Job Sites
LearningExpress Library Job & Career Accelerator

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Fundamentals of Starting a Small Business

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 2:18pm by monkk

Do you plan on starting a business but don't know where to begin? Come to Fundamentals of Starting a Small Business on Monday, November 7 from 6pm to 8pm at the downtown library branch. This workshop puts the issues on the table so you're informed as you move forward armed with the info you need to start building a successful business strategy. Experts from the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center will cover all aspects of business start-up.

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Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 4:46pm by monkk

Getting frustrated in your job search? Many job seekers rely exclusively on techniques less likely to generate positive results. If most of your job search efforts revolve around internet job boards, this is a topic you'll want to experience. Learn simple and effective techniques to identify and chase potential employment opportunities not found on internet job boards or in classified advertisements. Attend the Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market workshop at St. Francis of Assisi, Ann Arbor, Parish Activities Center on Monday, October 17th. at 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. This event is free but registration through the St. Francis of Assisi website is required.

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How to Apply for Federal Jobs

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 4:10pm by monkk

Join us on Tuesday September 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Malletts Creek Branch to learn how to apply for federal jobs. Carl G. Wells, Veterans Employment Coordinator at Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, will conduct this session, geared to anyone interested in applying for a job with the federal government. Many individuals are afraid to apply for a federal job because the application process seems so daunting. Join Carl as he demystifies the application process. Handouts for this event include a listing of web sites for federal employment.