subject guide: networking

Are you seeking strategic partnerships for your business, or wanting to expand your contact base for a job search?  These resources will help you learn how to use networking to build connections with other local businesspeople.

Library Materials

Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty
by Harvey Mackay
CALL # 650.13  MAC

Online databases

Reference USA
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Outside the library? Click on Online Databases. Find Reference USA. Type in your library card number.
Search from over 14 million U.S. businesses and nearly 90 million residential listings. Reference USA includes company and city profiles, and allows you to search it's database a number of ways.

Use INSPIRE's Business Source Premier to research companies where you would like to work or do business with. Includes business profiles on large companies as well.


LinkedIn -
LinkedIn is the best known professional networking website, and can be used to connect with past and present co-workers, look for a job, and get advice from other professionals on business-related topics.  Once you sign up for a free account join the Greater Indianapolis Professional Networking Group to connect with other local professionals.

Meetup -
Meetup is an online tool for setting up your own meetings, or to locate meetings taking place in your area.  Find networking meetings happening near you by searching for networking events in your city. 

Linking Indiana -
Linking Indiana is a social networking meta group that is available on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce -    
Resource for information of local businesses, business news, and networking events. 

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce -  
Resource for information of Indianapolis-area businesses, business news, and networking events. 

Business & Professional Exchange -
An education and networking group focused on professionals in career transition. 

Indianapolis Social Media -
Network with other professionals about digital media through Indianapolis Social Media.  The group also holds events, provides educational opportunities, and consultation services.

Young Professionals of Central Indiana -  
Catering to the younger professional, YPCI hosts networking events and programs for individuals to connect to business, civic, educational and leadership opportunities.  The group defines young as a state of mind, so you are welcome whether you are young, or just feel young.

Network of Women in Business -
A Networking group for Indianapolis-area women from a wide-range of professions.

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