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Business & Money

A prime function of SheVille is the promotion,  support and affordable advertising offered to small businesses in Asheville and Western North Carolina.  In this section we intend to provide helpful information for business and financial self-sufficiency.  Sheville.org offers opportunities for women in business and  business owners generally, to advertise their businesses and to write educational information about their product(s) or services.  Support for independent businesses of all kinds is the bedrock of all local communities.
OnTrack Women’s Financial Empowerment Center     Self-Help Credit Union and Financial Services     The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina     Small Business and Technology Development Center     AB Tech Small Business Center     Western Women’s Business Center

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*SUSTAINABILITY: The United States Will Rejoin Paris Climate Accord

By Theresa Machemer  in Smithsonian Magazine

The move is one of several climate-related actions taken by President Joe Biden on his first day in office

On his first day in office, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed 17 executive orders, including one stating the administration’s focus on addressing climate change and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord. The international accord goes into effect for the U.S. in 30 days, on February 19.


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*WOMEN & MONEY: Yes, we really have to keep talking about this

5 Ways to Be a Financial Feminist in 2021

BY THE ELLEVEST TEAM

The pandemic and “she-cession” of 2020 brought a lot of things to light … and not all of them were great, to be totally honest. With 865,000 women leaving the workforce in just one month in 2020, it became very clear that, as sociologist Jessica Calarco says: Instead of a social safety net, the US has women. That the gender pay gap will likely widen because of the women who needed to leave the workforce. That so many of us were hit hard, especially BIPOC women and trans people.


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VANCE ELEMENTARY RENAMING TASK FORCE MAKES FINAL RECOMMENDATION TO BOARD OF EDUCATION

ASHEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCEMENT

December 7, 2020

The Vance Elementary School Renaming Task Force presented its final name recommendation to the Asheville City Board of Education during their December 7th meeting.  

After conducting their own research, meeting with local historians and hearing the thoughts and feelings of our students, staff, families and greater school community, they suggested Vance Elementary School be renamed Lucy S. Herring Elementary School. 


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OUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS Great Gift Ideas Year ‘Round

Why Read? Advice From Harold Bloom 

The most healing of pleasures

“Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you, because it is, at least in my experience, the most healing of pleasures. It returns you to otherness, whether in yourself or in friends, or in those who may become friends. Imaginative literature is otherness, and as such alleviates loneliness. We read not only because we cannot know enough people, but because friendship is so vulnerable, so likely to diminish or disappear, overcome by space, time, imperfect sympathies, and all the sorrows of familial and passional life.”


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DAWN STARKS and THE SIMPLE MONEY CLUB, a monthly membership to encourage people to increase their financial literacy

 The SimpleMoney Club, will help and encourage you to increase your financial literacy.

Are You. . .

. . . intimidated by money?  (You’re not alone, most of my clients were.) . . . someone who wants to simplify your financial life?  (Don’t we all??) . . . someone who likes to DIY with your money, but wants a professional to point you in the right direction?  (I see this more and more.) . . . pretty savvy with your money, but want to reach your full potential?  (There is always room for improvement!)


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How Will the Travel Industry Reinvent Itself Post-Coronavirus?

By in HERE Online

As the coronavirus pandemic brought travel to a screeching halt, an industry that had been growing rapidly thanks to budget airlines, the sharing economy, and Instagram culture (to name a few reasons) suddenly had to reckon with a future that looked permanently altered. But with this pause comes the opportunity to reroute—to address the social, environmental, and economic issues that arise from tourism, for better and certainly for worse.


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ADVICE FOR THIS STRESSFUL TIME from Dawn Starks in Simple Money

No debate, these are stressful times.  While this pandemic continues to unfold, here are some suggestions I compiled for the clients of my planning firm for how to cope with the stress that all of us are feeling.

I have divided it into three sections: advice for all, advice for those already retired or close to retirement, and those still in their working years.


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How Do Credit Cards Work? What Should I Be Doing With My Money? FREE WEBINAR

BY ELLEVEST TEAM

If you’ve never had a credit card before, trying to learn more about them can be … a lot. There are so many options to choose from, and the world of credit cards has some hefty vocab that doesn’t always get defined.

But once you learn the basics, credit cards are pretty straightforward. And once you have an understanding of how they work and how to use them responsibly, they can be a useful tool in your financial toolbox. 


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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA COVID-19 Coronavirus Information and Preparedness – updated daily

Buncombe County has been monitoring Coronavirus/COVID-19 since it was first announced as a potential threat. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, our Public Health department is partnering with the NC Department of Health and Human Services, health care providers, and first responders to watch and respond to this evolving situation.
For people who have questions about COVID-19 in Buncombe County, please call (828) 419-0095.


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*ASHEVILLE NEWS from Our City – Arts, Energy, Racial Equity excetera

Look ahead: City of Asheville projects and initiatives for the new year, 2021

Asheville residents can look upon the new year with optimism. Together, we’ve weathered a pandemic and a vaccine will be available this year. Even so, the City of Asheville’s response to COVID-19 will continue in the new year, in coordination with the state of North Carolina and Buncombe County.

Residents can look forward to advances in social change in 2021 as well, as City staff incorporate Advancing Racial Equity in Asheville into the budget, reimagining public safety and all the other work that will go into serving this community in the coming year. CLICK FOR MORE


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*CHECKING IN: about Perception, Perspective, and Patience

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF SMALL WINS

By The Ellevest Team 31, 2020

At Ellevest, we love to celebrate our community’s wins, big and small. We’re definitely here for the big milestones — if you just paid off all your debt, bought a house, started that business, got the promotion, we’re going to be right there celebrating with you, because that’s amazing.


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SIMPLIFY YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE by Dawn Starks @ Starks Financial

104 Easy Tips for Creating the Abundant Future You Desire

Dawn Starks’s mission throughout her career has been to demystify money matters for people who want to have control over their financial lives. In her new book, Simplify Your Financial Life, she provides 104 easy-to-understand practices that will remove the financial clutter in your life and give you confidence with your money management. Freeing up that cluttered space in your life allows you to live more fully, intentionally, and without hindrances.


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REPRISE: A PREDATORY MODEL that can’t be fixed – Why banks should be kept from reentering the payday loan business

By the Progressive Blog Policy Watch

[Editor’s note: In the new Washington, D.C. of Donald Trump, many once-settled policies in the realm of consumer protection are now “back on the table” as predatory businesses push to take advantage of the president’s pro-corporate/anti-regulatory stances. A new report from the Center for Responsible Lending (“Been there; done that: Banks should stay out of payday lending”) explains why one of the most troubling of these efforts – a proposal to allow banks to re-enter the inherently destructive business of making high-interest “payday” loans should be fought and rejected at all costs.]


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PISGAH LEGAL SERVICES Resources for Our Community

Pisgah Legal is creating timely, reliable and up-to-date information to help people navigate through various systems. Please check them out and share widely.

For Renters: On May 30, Governor Cooper extended a moratorium on evictions until June 20, 2020. Check out this updated information with common questions and answers for renters.                                                                             


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Welcome to Supermajority! Join Us

On behalf of the whole team, I’m delighted to welcome you as a founding member of this community.

I’ve been an organizer all my life. After graduating college, I moved to New Orleans to organize with hotel workers who were fighting for safer working conditions and a living wage. More recently, I had the honor of leading Planned Parenthood and advocating for reproductive justice. In more than 30 years of organizing, the world has changed a lot. But one thing has held true — women are always on the front lines of fighting for what’s right.


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