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Entrepreneur Update: Esther Renee Shirk

Entrepreneur Update: Esther Renee Shirk

Esther Renee Jewelry

Aspiring entrepreneur and jewelry designer, Esther Renee Shirk, stepped into a fine jewelry store to purchase a silver polishing cloth for her business and walked out with a job. When the manager learned that Esther had a small jewelry design business, she hired her part-time as a seasonal employee for the holidays. After the holidays, Esther was asked to continue working and before long was offered a full-time position as an Apprentice in their jewelry repair department. Though the job would take time away from her own business, Esther saw an opportunity to learn and couldn't turn it down.

Since then, Esther has been increasing her design and repair skills, learning the ins and outs of running a shop and the back-office work involved, as well as growing the vision for her own business beyond beads and wire, to precious metals and gemstones.

Esther continues to sell her own designs on Etsy, as well as at craft fairs and street markets. In addition, her hand-crafted jewelry can be found at Flying High and Volumes Bookcafe--two local Chicago merchants.


 


 

 

 


 

 

 


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Nurse 'N Go Gets a New Name and a New Look!

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One Last Prayer

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mox.E Workshop - W/MBE Certification Process

mox.E Workshop - W/MBE Certification Process

September 21 – 21, 2017 / Chicago, IL
Registration Deadline:September 21, 2017

Introducing the mox.E Workshop Series--one to two hour informative and interactive sessions with business professionals on a variety of topics to help you launch/grow your business.Join us Sept 21st for Dr. Hazel A. King's expert assistance regarding the ins and outs of Women/Minority Business Enterprise Certification and whether or not it's right for your business.Cost: $10

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StartingUp Now Facilitator Training

StartingUp Now Facilitator Training

October 10 – 13, 2017 / Chicago, IL
Registration Deadline:September 30, 2017

Guide new entrepreneurs through the business planning process without losing their minds and ideas. Help existing business owners create a plan and operate with greater efficiencies. Explore how to earn revenue as a Business Coach helping entrepreneurs launch their dreams.

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Moxe Overview

Moxe, located in Chicago's South Loop, provides a professional co-working space and coaching services for entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business.

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mox.E Women

Introducing mox.E Women--a group of Christian women entrepreneurs in Chicago who meet monthly to encourage, inspire and help one another grow personally and in business.

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Entrenuity Summer Business Camp

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Significant Insights with Entrenuity Founder Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins, founder of the non-profit Entrenuity and the for-profit Starting Up Now talks about his background, and the challenges facing the black community in the conclusion of this four-part series for Black History Month. He also discusses why he founded his ministry Entrenuity, which teaches urban youth foundational principals of entrepreneurship based on biblical principles.

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Significant Insights with Entrenuity Founder Brian Jenkins
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