From Idea to Thriving Business with the Help of Navigate Enterprise Center

Written by Carina Hahn, Navigate Enterprise Center Bulldog in the Bluegrass Intern “My business was literally only a thought, this time two years ago.” Megan Sheckles, the founder of MJ Weddings and Events Management, came to Navigate Enterprise Center in 2015 with an idea for her own wedding-planning business. Fast-forward two years, Megan’s business is now flourishing, with an extensive …

Family, career services open to all

Judy Freundlich, Guest Contributor This article was originally published by the Courier-Journal on March 8, 2017 online and in the print edition on March 13, 2017. It’s no surprise that with the baby boomer generation now reaching retirement age and older, the senior population in this country is quickly expanding, impacting the workforce, the senior services industry and more. It is …

JFCS Seeks Full-Time Business Advisor for Navigate Enterprise Center

JFCS is currently seeking a full-time Business Advisor to work with the Navigate Enterprise Center.  The Business Advisor will provide business training and technical assistance to refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs.  The purpose of this position is to create economic opportunities within refugee communities through self-employment and microenterprise development.  The primary focus will be to provide individual and group business planning and …

Working for Yourself at 50+

Written by: Cynthia Brown, Business Advisor with Navigate Enterprise Center Recently I met with a client to discuss starting his own consulting business. After many years working as a professional in his field with a long, impressive resume and director level positions, he suddenly found himself over the age of 50 and back in the job market.  He talked about …

AARP Work For Yourself @ 50+ ℠

December 13, 2016 – December 13, 2016 2821 Klempner Way Map and Directions | Register Description: AARP Work For Yourself @ 50+ ℠  Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Work for [email protected]+ has the information you need to succeed. AARP Foundation’s Work for …

Things You Might Not Know: JFCS Credit Building

Bad credit? No credit? JFCS can help you turn it around with our Navigate Enterprise Center. Thanks to the generous support of PNC Bank and the PNC Foundation, the Navigate Enterprise Center now offers credit building services. With these FREE workshops, you’ll build financial skills and the credit history necessary to own a home or start a small business. In …

Placing Work and Workers at the Center of Economic Life

Today’s blog article reposted from Bishop Stephen E. Blaire’s original post at www.usccb.org, and shared by Myra Campbell, our Lead Outreach Specialist on the Gateway Project. It’s a Catholic take on a topic that transcends denomination and impacts all of us. This Labor Day, our country continues to struggle with a broken economy that is not producing enough decent jobs. Millions …

The Beaded Treasures Exhibition

The Navigate Enterprise Center is pleased to present The Beaded Treasures Exhibition; From Refugee to Entrepreneur, September 28, from 12—2PM. Celebrate a local small business success story at JFCS! Using a novel approach to microcredit, the BTP provides refugee women with tools and resources to generate income and become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. Come and meet these enterprising women, see how the project works at a local …

Build Your Credit! Come to the Financial Fair at JFCS

Today’s blog written by Mary Cleary, Grants and Information Manager JFCS recently received a grant from the PNC foundation to start a brand new program to help people build or re-build their credit scores. This new credit building program offers a lot more than a series of workshops on credit. Once folks complete the very brief training period they’ll be …

Is a Degree Right For You?

Today’s blog written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services Just as research suggests there is a positive correlation between earning power and psychological well-being, so is there also a significant positive correlation between educational attainment and earning power. For folks who are considering a return to school and/or finishing up a degree, there are usually lots of questions and …