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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

THE SIMPLE MONEY MINUTE – A Little Labor Day Magic

You might have read my love story about work last week and rolled your eyes.  Work?  Gross!  Work sucks!  I hate to work!

If that describes you, then today’s bit of sunshine is for you.

Unless you are a rich socialite like Paris Hilton, work is a necessity.  Making a living so we can support ourselves and our families and have a little bit of leisure once in awhile is kind of how the world works. 


How one woman pulled off the first consumer boycott – and helped inspire the British to abolish slavery

in THE CONVERSATION July 10, 2020

While many companies have trumpeted their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, others are beginning to face consumer pressure for not appearing to do enough.

For example, some people are advocating a consumer boycott of Starbucks over an internal memo that prohibits employees from wearing gear that refers to the movement. And advocates are urging supporters to target other companies under the Twitter tag #boycott4blacklives.                      CLICK TO CONTINUE

 


Why Ellevest Launched a Money Membership for Women+

At Ellevest, our mission is to get more money in the hands of women+ — because we know that everyone deserves the opportunity to build wealth, and that nothing bad happens when women have more money. Instead, economies grow. Communities thrive.

But gender wealth inequality is real. Women and non-binary people earn less and own less than men do, while carrying more debt. Black and Latinx women have the biggest wealth gaps of all. So in November 2016, we launched a new kind of financial company — one built by women+ for women+, because the finance industry wasn’t. CLICK TO CONTINUE


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.


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. 


7 Things to Do If You Just Lost Your Job

BY RACHEL SANBORN LAWRENCE AND STEPHENIE GIRARD in Ellevest

As the coronavirus forces so many businesses to cut down or shut down, people are losing their jobs. Nearly 17 million people have filed for unemployment over the last three weeks, with another 6.6 million people filing claims last week. For context, the previous record was 695,000 in 1982. If you’ve just been laid off — or think you might be soon — you’re not alone.


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.


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.]


Pandemic, Protests Cause Racism to Resonate as a Public Health Issue

By Joseph P. Williams, Senior Editor U S News

SPURRED BY WEEKS OF street protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd – and amid the fast-moving, potentially deadly coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged Black and Hispanic communities – officials across the country are calling out racism as a public health crisis.


Watch video recordings of CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY: 2020 Virtual Conference: A Community Stronger Than COVID

Join the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Asheville Chapter

Asheville, North Carolina
We meet every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm at Asheville School. See more info on this event with directions and parking info as well as other events on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ashevilleccl


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.                                                                             


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.


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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