Get Affairs in Order After Death of Spouse


Serial entrepreneur Susan Alpert captured the good life with her husband of 46 years, Larry. She had a great family and a successful career, including running several multimillion dollar companies. “After a fairy-tale wedding, we lived ‘happily ever after’ – as happy as real-life gets –except, of course, that’s not really the end of the […]

Avoid Card Skimming Scams


It’s National Consumer Protection Week ,and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is proud to join the effort to educate consumers and businesses from becoming victims of fraud and scams. National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. […]

Do You Qualify for the Estate Tax Exemption?

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It’s nice to be able to share some good news with you!  When I can put the word “down” in the same sentence with the word “tax”, I think that is a really good thing!  The federal estate tax impact has gone down.  The exemption amount, which is the amount of assets one can pass […]

Chez Jules: Over the Moon, Crazy about Macarons

Deborah painstakingly creates her macarons in her kitchen at home.

By Allison Meyer If you want to meet someone who is passionate about what she does, then seek out Deborah Johnson, owner and operator of Chez Jules, who has spent years in France learning and perfecting her skills in French cuisine. Now back in the United States, Deborah has channeled her talents into her home-based […]

Starting a Business Workshop 1/11 at CSU-Fayette


Starting a Business Workshop 1/11 at CSU-Fayette If you are considering starting a small business, this workshop is a crucial first step. Topics for discussion include: traits of successful entrepreneurs market research legal structures for your business estimating start-up costs & cash flow projections financing alternatives business failure factors business planning Since lack of planning […]

Fayette Job Fair Sept. 20

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  Hosted by New Hope Baptist Church In Partnership with the Newnan-Peachtree City Area Employer Committee and the Newnan Career Center Thursday, September 20th 4 pm to 7 pm New Hope Baptist Church 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214 Contact: Lesley Deyton Email: Phone: 770-461-4337

Speaking “Skill Set” Translates to Better Careers

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Most of us have heard the term “translating a skill set,” but many aren’t quite sure what it means, how it works, or why it’s important. As the economy continues to struggle and the world changes, jobs can become insecure or obsolete. New job titles emerge and each available position attracts multiple candidates. The ability […]

Resume Workshop: “Objective Statement” versus “Summary”


by Linda Wells In resumes, Objective statements are generally very vague and worthless. Consider the following objectives I have seen on resumes: “Position with an honest company” (Does anyone really want to work for a dishonest company?); “To find a place where I can use my skills to improve the company’s bottom line” (What skills?); […]