Tuesday December 10, 2013
25 Bedford's CEO and Founder, Keri Ferry, knows the plight of the corporate, professional woman based on her own personal experience working in finance for ten years. Frustrated by the fact that she spent 80% of her time at work in only 20% of her wardrobe (her least favorite part of the wardrobe no less), Keri realized the corporate dress code was being neglected, not only in the product but also in relevant editorial content and an efficient shopping experience.
So Keri took matters into her own hands, quit her finance job, and set out to build a solution with a team of industry veterans, designers and creative directors. "It's the functional editing that's missing from the current contemporary market," describes Keri. "By adding my understanding of the dress code with the creative design input from my team, we were able to create a unique, practical and fashionable clothing collection, all available at the push of a button, at a fraction of the cost, thanks to a web-based business model."
The end result: 25 Bedford, the online destination for modern, work-appropriate fashion. All items retail between $135 - $255. Fit, fabric and color play a vital role in the collection, allowing women endless flattering styling options, while building a comprehensive and versatile wardrobe that can be built upon season after season. Available in a variety of silhouettes, all items are crafted from the finest Italian and Japanese fabrics, and are produced in the USA. New styles and colorways will be added on a seasonal basis, with bestsellers staying evergreen.
Read More About 25 Bedford
Monday December 9, 2013
Greater New Orleans Area resident, Luci Bonee, opened her own business, EmbroidMe, today on December 9th. That alone sounds like a great new start-up story to share, but there is more. Bonee serves as an inspiring example to other women thinking of going into business, but who may be hesitant to give up one passion for another. After twenty years as a teacher, she decided to change careers and pursue her dual dream of being an entrepreneur while helping out her community.
Luci Bonee Opens EmbroidMe in Harahan, LA
Thursday December 5, 2013
MSWOnlinePrograms.org is a website that provides information for students and professionals in the Social Work field. One of their articles lists 101 greatest sites for social workers. The sites that were listed were hand selected by the site's founders to offer "great professional and educational resources for people who are interested in social work as a career." You can find the list here: 101 Greatest Sites For Social Workers
More About Social Work
How to Become a Social Worker - If you are thinking of joining this field, here is what you will need to do. First see out if you are cut out to be a social worker. Find out what degree you will need. Learn about additional requirements and then get advice on finding your first job.
The Real Life of Social Workers - The best way to learn about any career is to talk to people who actually work in it. Real-life social workers share their stories here. Read about what being a social workers is really like or tell us your story about life in this field.
Social Worker: Career Information - What do social workers do, how much do they earn and what is their job outlook? What are the educational and other requirements?
Thursday December 5, 2013
All qualifying U.S. small businesses are invited to make a short video telling how their business can benefit from a productivity makeover and SCORE advice. Valuable prizes will be awarded, including Brother products and services, a professional promotional video and national media exposure through the 2014 SCORE Awards. The BizClips contest is part of SCORE's 50 th anniversary celebrating the 10 million small businesses SCORE has assisted since 1964. The contest gives small businesses a national platform for showing how they can be made better and stronger.
Videos can be simple or more complex, and must be 30-60 seconds in length and submitted by midnight on February 25, 2014.
The public will have a chance to vote on their favorite businesses during a public voting round in April 2014, during which SCORE and contestants will actively promote voting on all eligible videos. A panel of small business experts will select a grand prize winner, taking into account the number of votes each video receives. The top 25 finalists will also receive a Brother P-Touch prize. The winner will receive $2,500 in Brother products and services, and will be flown to Washington, D.C. for special national announcement at the SCORE Awards Gala in September 2014.
Complete details are on the Contest website at www.bizclips.score.org.