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Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

It’s been said that, “money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy choices” and choices can often create a more comfortable life. With CHOICES in mind, if I were to ask you what your heart’s desire was right now, what would you say? What choices would you truly like to be able to make if finances were not a concern?

VIP Extends Deadline to Apply for 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship

VIP Extends Deadline to Apply for 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship

In an effort to accommodate sustained interest in this year’s scholarship, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) has extended the deadline to apply for its 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program to March 10, 2014. Now in its seventh year, the program awards multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 per recipient to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems or another related field.

“The number of women currently working in the technology industry is shockingly low,” said Jonna Ward, CEO of VIP. “The WITS program was created to break down those barriers and empower highly-motivated women to achieve their educational goals and progress confidently into their careers.”

Hundreds of Opportunities at Sacramento’s last 2013 Job Fair!

Hundreds of Opportunities at Sacramento’s last 2013 Job Fair!

Sacramento’s 17th Annual Career Expo will feature a variety of job opportunities from public and private-sector organizations, plus free expert advice on resume reviews. For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).

WHAT:      Sacramento’s 17th Annual Career Expo

WHERE:   Masonic Temple building, 1123 J Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, December 10th, noon – 4pm

WHO:        Some of the employers hiring include:

County of Sacramento, Planar Monolithics Industries, CarMax,

Brunch and laptops bring hope for St. John's Shelter families

Brunch and laptops bring hope for St. John's Shelter families

As part of its annual community service efforts, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) prepared and served brunch to families at St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children yesterday morning. The company's CEO, Jonna Ward, was also on hand to present the shelter with 10 Dell Laptop Computers. The majority of the laptops will be given to graduates of the program who are now attending a community college or university, with the rest remaining in the shelter’s career center or loaned out to members of its after-care program.

“Visionary Integration Professionals’ extremely generous donation will make such a huge difference in the lives of the mothers we serve, supporting them as they work toward a very different future for their families,” said Michele Steeb, executive director for St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children. “We are so grateful.”  

‘Follow’ ‘Like’ and ‘Pin’ are key to non-profit awareness and success!

‘Follow’ ‘Like’ and ‘Pin’ are key to non-profit awareness and success!

@WindFarmOnline Joins the Fight as Social Marketing Partner for Local Childhood Cancer Organization  @KeatonRaphael

The Keaton Raphael Memorial , a local non-profit helping children battling cancer and their families, joins online forces with social marketing  gurus at Windfarm Marketing.  The goal is to strategically establish and build KRM's brand and online presence as two companies coming together to join in the fight as one. A strategic online presence is especially important for KRM as a free outlet to communicate and build awareness, stay in touch with past and present families, donors, and supporters, along with capturing attention of the new.

14 Best Ways to Find an Experienced Mentor

14 Best Ways to Find an Experienced Mentor

 

Name one piece of advice for getting an older or more experienced entrepreneur to mentor you.

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Get a Warm Introduction

If there’s an entrepreneur you want to meet, getting a warm introduction is absolutely the best way to start a relationship. A friendly intro means you come well recommended by someone he already trusts, and that’s usually the biggest hump to get over in the beginning.

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

What’s one tip you’d give a school-age entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Take the Role of the Mentee

I was able to build my network at a young age by taking the role of an innocent mentee trying to learn as much as I could from the older and wiser. For young people, flattery is one of the best tools that you can use to connect with power players.