Career

Grant opportunities for women!

Grant opportunities for women!

Attention women entrepreneurs! We know that finding money to start a small business is hard, so we want to help. Visit WomensNet and apply for an Amber Grant. Recipients can receive up to 2,500 dollars.

To qualify all you have to do is fill out a short application telling your story. No business dream is too big or too small. A recipient is chosen each month.

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Affordable Online Education

Affordable Online Education

by Dr. Kimberly K.  Estep

Are you considering going back to school to complete a degree? Whether you hope to kick off a new career or advance in your current one, online education is overflowing with opportunities, flexibility, and convenience for the 21st century student.

A host of colleges and universities offer online degree programs, but not all are created equal. Affordability is a priority for just about everyone; many online programs are costly, and some can even saddle students with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Here are some tips for navigating your choices:
Tuition and Fees
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Social Media Q&A with Laura Creekmore

Social Media Q&A with Laura Creekmore

Laura Creekmore is an experienced, award-winning content strategist and information architect. After a dozen years in digital media, Creekmore founded Creek Content in 2008. The firm helps clients with content strategy and management, search application optimization, taxonomy and information architecture, and online communities. Creekmore developed, and her team now implements, the content strategy for a private personal health improvement site. She also manages the content development and community engagement strategy for a software company’s private customer community, working to improve service and drive down costs. Creekmore is married, has 3 children, and is president of the board of Friends of […] Read More

Life Coach Q&A with Dr. Stephanie Bailey

Life Coach Q&A with Dr. Stephanie Bailey

Dr. Stephanie Bailey is a lifetime champion of community health excellence. She was Director of Health for
Nashville/Davidson County (1985-2006) and recently served as the Chief for Public Health Practice at CDC (2006-2010). Dr. Bailey has received numerous awards, is a published author, and a sought after speaker. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Clark University; her M.D. from Meharry Medical College; and her M.S.H.S.A. from the College of St. Francis. She currently consults on community health strategies and is an Independent Business Owner, Regional Representative and Certified LifeCoach for COMPASS, a Personal Development Company. Her purpose in life: “To […] Read More

Beyond Budgeting Q&A with Melissa Hammel

Beyond Budgeting Q&A with Melissa Hammel

Melissa Hammel, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and a temporarily Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Specialist, serves as managing Partner and Principal Financial Planner at Hammel Financial Advisory Group, LLC, a financial planning and Registered Investment Advisory firm located in Brentwood, Tennessee. The firm specializes in providing holistic Fee-Only® financial planning and asset management for individuals and families. As Principal Financial Planner, Melissa leads the financial planning process by offering clients broad based financial planning, counseling, coaching, and wealth management services. She emphasizes the importance of reviewing retirement plans, asset and liability protection, and cash flow management. Through her studies and […] Read More

Education for Employment Q&A with Expert Judy Parks

Education for Employment Q&A with Expert Judy Parks

Judy Parks, Staffmark Staffing Services since 1997. Managed both Gallatin and Lebanon Branches most of her career helping both employees and companies by matching the right person to the job through coaching and skills assessment. Currently she is an Account Executive in the Nashville and Brentwood markets, finding companies who are looking for great employees. Originally from Massachusetts, Parks moved to Tennessee in 1991 and currently lives in Mt Juliet.
Q: What are important factor when building a resume?
 

A: The most important piece of information on your resume is the contact information. Be sure that you can be contacted at any […] Read More

Ask an Expert: Etiquette with Helen Hawk

Ask an Expert: Etiquette with Helen Hawk

Have a question for our experts? This line is open until Friday, May 20th. Our expert will then answer the top questions and we’ll post their answers right here and on our Facebook page.

ETIQUETTE: TOP TEN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How can I remember names more easily?
A: Repeat their name immediately when you meet them. E.g.: “Jane, it is a pleasure to meet you”. Then, use the person’s name at least two more times during your conversation. E.g.: “Jane, are you a native Nashvillian?” and at the end of your conversation, “Jane, it was nice meeting you”.
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Ask an Expert: Resume Preparation and Job Hunting with Catherine Hardin

Have a question for our experts? This line is open until Friday, May 6th. Our expert will then answer the top questions and we’ll post their answers right here and on our Facebook page.

Q: What’s the most important thing to know or do while job hunting?
 

A: It is very important to have a realistic understanding of the job search process. I tell our residents that “looking for a job is a full-time job!” It is important to contact and connect with as many employers as possible daily. It also may take several weeks for an opportunity to present […] Read More

Ask an Expert: Lisa Barber on Credit Score and Taxes

Have a question for our experts? This line is open until Friday, January 21st. Lisa will then answer the top questions and we’ll post the answers right here.

Q: What is a credit report?
 

A: A credit report is an accumulation of information about how you pay your bills and repay loans, how much credit you have available, what your monthly debts are, and other types of information that can help a potential lender decide whether you are a good credit risk or a bad credit risk. This information is compiled by 3 nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Trans Union, […] Read More

Ask an Expert: Cash for Clutter with Debbie Gordon

Ask an Expert: Cash for Clutter with Debbie Gordon

Have a question for our experts? This line is open until Friday, November 5th. Debbie will then answer a few questions and we’ll post her answers right here and on the forums.

Q: How do I know how much to charge for new handmade or used items?
A: This is a process of trial and error. First, you have to see what people are willing to pay for your items. Just because you want to sell something for a certain amount, doesn’t mean that people will pay that much. Choose a price that you are willing to accept and […] Read More