We often have people call and ask us for the phone numbers or addresses of businesses. I usually google it even though we have phone books right at the desk with us. But I had a lady call in today and ask me for this:
She: "I need the name and number of a realty office in American Fork that's near to Wasatch Nutrition. It's really close by, like a couple doors down, I think."
Me: "And you don't know the name of the realty office?"
She: "No. Like I said, it's really close to Wasatch Nutrition."
Aaaaaand I found it for her. That's right: I'm amazing.
Ok, I can't take all the credit. I'd like to thank Google and Google Maps.
Here's how I did it:
I googled "Wasatch Nutrition in American Fork"
Then I took the address from one of the listings and put it into google maps.
Google maps brought up the business along with a list of options including "Search Nearby"
I clicked on that and typed in "Realty" (Note: you can type any general business type into this field and google maps will find them for you. In the past I've search for "Laundromat" and "Dentist" and "Dry Cleaning")
Several nearby Realty offices popped up on my map.
I asked my caller if it was west of Wasatch Nutrition and on the north side of the street - she said yes and - voila. Awesomeness.