Category Archives: Small Business

Business Certification Fair – 1/23/18

FREE BUSINESS CERTIFICATION FAIR

Date: January 23, 2018
Time: 7:25 AM – 9:30 AM CST
Co-hosted by the Greater Memphis Chamber and Shelby County Government
For the first time ever in Memphis and Shelby County, companies can get certified as a Minority or Woman-Owned Business (MWBE) or Locally-Owned Small Business (LOSB) in a streamlined process for FREE.
The Greater Memphis Chamber and Shelby County Government are co-hosting this free certification fair so that your business can get access to more opportunities. Attending this certification fair will allow you to:
-Do business with Shelby County government
-Receive reciprocal certification if you are already certified with the City of Memphis
-Do business with corporations who are looking for MWBE/LOSB certifications.
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Small Business Programs at Central Library this Winter & Spring

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        SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Winter and Spring 2018

 Business and Sciences Department – Third Floor – 3030 Poplar Avenue

SCORE Seminars–First Floor, Meeting Room C—3030 Poplar Avenue

 

Programs are on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm

 January   4       Is the 8(a) Program Right for Your Small Business

                          United States Small Business Administration

 January 11        How to Start a Small Business

                          Tennessee Small Business Development Center

 January 18       Seven Steps to Grow Your Business Using Social Media

                          SCORE              

 February 1        What is a Hubzone                 

                          United States Small Business Administration

 February 5        Bookkeeping and Taxes with QuickBooks

                          SCORE

 February 8        How to Start a Small Business

                          Tennessee Small Business Development Center

                                                                                                                             

February 15      Enhance Your Capacity to Create Wealth

                          SCORE

      

March 1             Understanding Government Contracting

                           United States Small Business Administration

 

March 5             ADP (Automated Data Processing) for Small Business

                           SCORE

 

March 8             Developing a Winning Business Plan

                          Tennessee Small Business Development Center

 

March 15           Simple Steps: Starting Your Business

                          SCORE

              

April 2               Simple Steps: Business Plan

                           SCORE

 

April 5                How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government

                           United States Small Business Administration

 

April 12             How to Start a Small Business

                          Tennessee Small Business Development Center

 

April 19             Simple Steps: Finance

                          SCORE

                    

                    

May 3                 How to Conduct Market Research for Federal Requirements

                           United States Small Business Administration

 

May 7                 Simple Steps: Sales and Marketing

                           SCORE

 

May 10               How to Start a Small Business

                           Tennessee Small Business Development Center

 

May 17               Doing Business with the Government

                           SCORE

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Director of Dining Services

“Kirby Pines Retirement Community, Memphis, TN

“The Director of Dining Services will be responsible for the day to day food service operations including recruitment, staffing, budgeting, strategic planning, and vendor negotiations.  The successful candidate will assure high standards of quality and service including menu development, catering and retail venue management.  The Director of Dining Services is responsible for the overall satisfaction of the dining program, adherence to regulatory requirements including modified diets and standards of nutrition, sanitation and safety, and training.

“Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Food Services Technology or related field; or A.A. Degree plus 5 years of directly related experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in retirement or senior housing preferred
  • 5 plus years of direct food service operational management experience in a fine dining/hotel/country club setting, with inventory, purchasing knowledge and control
  • Excellent knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience
  • Experience with P&L accountability highly desirable
  • ServSafe Certified
  • Certified Dietary Manager certificate desirable

“Applications & resumes accepted in Human Resources Department Mon-Fri, 8:00A-4:30P, or send resume to: Kirby Pines Road, Memphis, TN 38115.  Fax: (901) 365-9796.  Email: srichmond@kirbypines.com

“EOE M/F/H/V.  Drug Free Workplace”

 

Source: The Commercial Appeal. (2017, October 8). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(281), p. 4C.

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Kirby Pines Seeking Full-Time Drivers

“Kirby Pines is seeking to ramp up for our upcoming busy season.  We are in need of  full-time drivers.  Our drivers perform the following duties:

  • Pick up and drop off individuals at scheduled locations following strict time schedules
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures
  • Assist individuals in and out of vehicle
  • Secure wheelchair and passenger with tie downs (van)
  • Deploy portable lifts or ramps (van)
  • Display courteous, helpful and patient customer service at all times
  • Operate hand held device to communicate with dispatch center
  • Maintain quality service expectations set forth by the company

“The Best Qualified Applicants will have the following:

  • Strong verbal communication skills and positive, outgoing demeanor
  • Must have temperament to deal professionally with seniors
  • Valid driver’s license/ CDL with P Endorsement
  • Ability to pass a criminal and driving record checkk, drug screen and DOT medical exam

“Kirby Pines offers:

  • Flexible work schedule split shift available occasional weekend required
  • Positive work environment
  • Trained professional who facilitate on-site paid training
  • Opportunity for growth

“Applications & resumes accepted in Human Resource Department Mon-Fri, 8:00A-4:30P, or send resume to: Kirby Pines Road Memphis, TN 38115 | Fax: (901) 365-9796 | Email: srichmond@kirbypines.com

“EOE M/F/H/V

“Drug free workplace”

 

Source: The Commercial Appeal. (2017, October 8). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(281), p. 4C.

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Robert Irwin Jewelers Seeks Diamond/Jewelers Consultants

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Company: Robert Irwin Jewelers

Position: Diamond/Jewelers Consultants

ROBERT IRWIN JEWELERS IS LOOKING FOR FREE THINKING, OUTGOING, FRIENDLY, HUMBLE, CONFIDENT, POSITIVE, UPBEAT, AND ENERGETIC INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN THRIVE IN A NON-CORPORATE CULTURE . COME JOIN OUR FUN/DEDICATED MEMPHIS BASED FAMILY!

The successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills, experiences and attributes:

  • Maximize sales by clienteling.
  • Converse with guests to understand their needs.
  • Present merchandise and detailed information on features and benefits.
  • Offer extended service plans and financing options to customers.

At Robert Irwin Jewelers, we treat our customers like family; and how we treat them after the sale is just as important. Our Sales Consultants are expected to service our guests using follow up phone calls, thank you notes, appraisals, and semi annual check-ins.

Additionally, Sales Consultants are responsible for making appointments for special events and pop-up shops by making phone calls, sending out invitations, and networking.

*Experience in a retail, personal selling environment, and dedication to reach sales goals is essential for this role. However, if you’re willing to work hard and express new ideas and creativity then this may be the job for you!

If you’re still reading this, you’re probably who we’re looking for. You’re smart, driven, have a sense of humor, and need a job. We can help you with that. We have positions in multiple levels of our organization that require a broad base of skills – from Part Time Sales to Managers. You might be saying to yourself “But I don’t know anything about Fine Jewelry!” WHO CARES?

Do you have common sense? Great! If you believe in hard work, like to be around all walks of people, and have a serious passion for sales, let’s talk.

Strong wage and commission plus opportunity for growth. Full and part-time Sales Consultant jobs can lead to advancement in the areas of management, HR, marketing, Ecommerce, District Management, and new business development.

To Apply, send resumes to jobs@rijewelers.com

 

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Maternity Staffing

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Director of Dining Services

“Kirby Pines Retirement Community, Memphis, TN

“The Director of Dining Services will be responsible for the day to day food service operations including recruitment, staffing, budgeting, strategic planning, and vendor negotiations.  The successful candidate will assure high standards of quality and service including menu development, catering and retail venue management.  The Director of Dining Services is responsible for the overall satisfaction of the dining program, adherence to regulatory requirements including modified diets and standards of nutrition, sanitation and safety, and training.

“Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Food Services Technology or related field; or A.A. Degree plus 5 years of directly related experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in retirement or senior housing preferred
  • 5 plus years of direct food service operational management experience in a fine dining/hotel/country club setting, with inventory, purchasing knowledge and control
  • Excellent knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience
  • Experience with P&L accountability highly desirable
  • ServSafe Certified
  • Certified Dietary Manager certificate desirable

“Applications & resumes accepted in Human Resources Department Mon-Fri, 8:00A-4:30P, or send resume to: Kirby Pines Road, Memphis, TN 38115.  Fax: (901) 365-9796.  Email: srichmond@kirbypines.com

“EOE M/F/H/V.  Drug Free Workplace”

 

Source:  The Commercial Appeal. (2017, October 1). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(274), p. 5C.

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Executive Chef Position

“Kirby Pines Retirement Community, Memphis, TN

“The Executive Chef is responsible for the overall coordination of food preparation, cooking and baking activities, dietary standards, the quality and nutritional value of foods prepared and maintaining a positive, courteous work environment for staff and residents.

“Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervises sous chefs and other kitchen personnel on all shifts, staffing, scheduling, counseling, and orientation
  • Develops menus and assures implementation of these menus
  • Ensures all policies and procedures are followed in accordance with safe work practices
  • Develops work assignments for all kitchen personnel
  • Supervises production, sanitation and food service to apartment residents and Health Center residents
  • Responsible for cost control measures
  • Participate/cook on the line as needed
  • A minimum of five years experience as an executive chef or sous chef in a hotel, restaurant, club or other similar institution
  • Post Secondary courses in Restaurant Management, Nutrition or related field.  Degree or Certificate from a culinary institute preferred
  • Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances required

“Applications & resumes accepted in Human Resources Department Mon-Fri, 8:00A-4:30P, or send resume to: Kirby Pines Road, Memphis, TN 38115.  Fax: (901) 365-9796.  Email: srichmond@kirbypines.com

“EOE M/F/H/V.  Drug Free Workplace”

 

Source:  The Commercial Appeal. (2017, October 1). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(274), p. 5C.

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Social Worker Position

“A large progressive life care community is seeking a qualified individual to fill the following position:

“Provide support to residents and their families in coping with placement in a long-term care facility.  Perform assessment at admission: update as needed.  The Social Worker must have knowledge of psychosocial practices applicable to a long-term care environment and be skilled in directing and motivating the staff, long-term care experience required to include but not limited to MDS, care plans, Medicare charting.  Will work cooperatively as a member of a team.  Need to communicate effectively with residents, their families and at all levels of the organization and maintain confidentiality.  Requires a BSW.

“Applications & Resumes accepted in Human Resource Department Mon-Fri, 8:00A-4:30P, or send resume to: Kirby Pines Road Memphis, TN 38115.  Fax: (901) 365-9796.  Email: srichmond@kirbypines.com

“EOE M/F/H/V

“Drug Free Workplace”

 

Source:  The Commercial Appeal. (2017, October 1). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(274), p. 5C.

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Wildlife Specialist/Trap Checker

“We are a local, family-owned company specializing in nuisance wildlife removal from homes and property and in repairing the damages created by these animals.

“We are seeking to hire a Wildlife Specialist/Trap Checker to help solve wildlife problems in urban and rural settings.  This person will be responsible for removing animals from traps and for rebaiting/resetting traps.  Training is available for qualified individual.  Must pass drug/alcohol test and a criminal background check.  Paid vacations and holidays.  Some health benefits.  Salary DOE.  Call 901-612-1895 or email repairjob16@gmail.com”

 

Source:  The Commercial Appeal. (2017, October 1). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(274), p. 4C.

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College & Career Day at Whitehaven Library September 27

Whitehaven Library, located at 4120 Millbranch Road, will host its 1st Annual College and Career Day on Wednesday, September 27, from 11am to 4pm!

The following organizations are scheduled to be there:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Empire
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Marines
  • Maximus
  • Memphis Fire Department
  • Memphis Police Department
  • Mobile Career Coach
  • National Coast Guard
  • Philander Smith
  • Rust College
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology
  • Union University
  • University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Vanderbilt

 

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Community Job Listings

HELP WANTED

  • Administrative Assistant, Fashion Express, Inc., 1119 S. Bellevue, Memphis (Need experience; Apply in person)
  • Repo Agent/Driver (Call Steve at 338-9322)
  • Carpenter/Installer, Bath Fitter (Apply online at http://www.bathfittersouth.com)
  • Service Department Assistant, Smith Imports, 2965 South Third Street (Need valid driver’s license; Apply in person)
  • Front Desk, DentalCares, 151 North Main Street, Collierville, TN (Call Allison at 337-2211)
  • Cable Tech, CAVO, 5972 Mt. Moriah Rd. (Need valid driver’s license, HS Diploma or GED; Apply in person)
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics, MTI (Call 1-618-553-1504)
  • Drivers/Helpers, All My Sons Moving, 5454 Summer Avenue (Apply in person)
  • Manufacturing, Sedona Group, 4405 S. Mendenhall, Suite 103, Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Machine Operator/Laborers, Midwest Block and Brick, 200 Pierce Road, Oakland, TN (Apply in person)
  • All Positions (Apply in person at 1957 Vanderhorn Drive)

FOODSERVICE

  • Shift Leader/Driver, Insomnia Cookies, 545 S. Highland, Memphis (Apply in person)
  • Servers/Hosts/Food Runners, Porcellino’s, 711 W. Brookhaven Circle (Apply in person)
  • Cooks, Hernando, MS (Call 1-601-467-8716)
  • Server, Belmont Village, 6605 Quail Hollow Rd. (Apply in person)
  • Cook, The Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar Avenue (Apply in person after 2 pm)
  • Hosts, Grimaldi’s, 7605 West Farmington Blvd., Germantown (Apply in person)
  • Kitchen Staff, Hooter’s, 7535 Winchester Rd. (Apply in person)
  • Cooks/Servers (Apply in person 2 – 4 pm at 101 N. Center Street, Collierville)

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Binghampton Kaleidoscope Kitchen

Kaleidoscope Kitchen recently launched in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis. It is intended to help minority entrepreneurs start companies that have something to do with food.  The Binghampton Development Corporation was instrumental in the development of the Kitchen.

Kaleidoscope Kitchen contains a commercial kitchen that people can rent at prices below the market rate.  It also features a training program focused on culinary fundamentals and the basics of running a business.  The entrepreneur training program starts in early 2018.

The kitchen space can be rented and is located at 280 Tillman St. in Memphis.  Prices are $12 per hour for people living in Binghampton and $15 per hour for people living outside the Binghampton neighborhood.

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Chinese Food Cook Job

“Chinese Food Cook, F-T (Southaven, MS).  Prepare traditional Chinese food, including sauce, soup & main dishes; cook specialty foods & banquet; direct cooking assistant to prepare food.  2-yr exp req’d.

“Send resume to L&C Restaurant, Inc. at 7204 Airways Blvd., Southaven, MS 38671”

 

Source:  The Commercial Appeal. (2017, September 3). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(246), p. 4C.

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Chinese Food Cook Job

“Chinese Food Cook, F-T (Southaven, MS).  Prepare traditional Chinese food, including sauce, soup & main dish; cook specialty food & banquet; direct cooking assistant to prepare food.  2-yr exp req’d.  Send resume to L&C Restaurant Inc at 7204 Airways Blvd, Southaven, MS 38671”

 

Source: The Commercial Appeal. (2017, August 27). Localfieds. The Commercial Appeal, 176(239), p. 5C.

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