Interview with Angela Crane-Jones, Executive Director of Nashville Business Incubation Center

The Nashville Business Incubation Center is a resource to entrepreneurs providing mentorship, models, and most of all accountability.  Boasting its clients as acorns to mighty oaks is completely intentional; acorns take approximately 6-18 months to mature.  Once mature, they are sturdy and strong.

That is something to be said about the success of some its graduates who are some of  Nashville’s most iconic brands including Christie Cookie, Rolands Photography, and The Grilled Cheeserie.

I share with you an interview with the Executive Director Angela Crane-Jones who’s passion for entrepreneurship is both personal and professional.  Click more to see our conversation!

 

 

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Flexing Maui JIm

When Sunday Funday turns into a photo shoot!  All photos were taken with the iPhone 7 Plus.

Connect with Omari Booker

www.mauijim.com

 

Karla (KB) Burnett is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Life. She loves coffee and donuts.  She is a Nashville Native and Lifestyle Blogger; a Free Spirit, and a Music Lover. Be sure to follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  You can listen to her as she co-hosts “The Scenario Radio Show” by downloading the app “Radio Free Nashville” or streaming the archives
Say hi, I’ll say hi back: karla@nashvillesocialbutterfly.com
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The Jeff Ruby Experience

Thank you, Andrew Angotti, Corporate Sushi Chef for your time and kindness.  My experience at Jeff Ruby restaurant was a welcoming, accommodating and exciting one thanks to you.  The detail and care you took with me made for an amazing fine dining sushi experience.

Hey, Nashville — be sure to read all about the Jeff Ruby restaurant and my experience!

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Bermuda Triangle: Debut of A PowerHouse

While I was out social butterflying at another event, Brittany Howard was debuting her new group Bermuda Triangle at the Basement East.  Nashville is growing so much and I can’t get to every single event not to mention it sold out incredibly fast.

Check out this reader submission from Syr Johnathan of the event and experience below! (THANK YOU)!

(If you attend an event and want to provide coverage and some dope images, email me: info@nashvillesocialbutterfly.com)

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Diva’s Do Divatress

(I did receive some compensation for this post, but as always, these thoughts are my own.)

I love my natural hair!  But guess what, do what works for you!  And who says naturals can’t have fun?  Yours Truly KB is ALL about having fun and spicing up your look – without breaking the budget.  Not only that but wearing wigs can be a great way to give you AND your hair a break.  I know for me, constantly wearing a wash and go can actually start to dry my hair out.  I’ve partnered with Divatress to show you some options on protective styling, as well as giving yourself a summer glow up.

I’ve partnered with Divatress to show you some options on protective styling, as well as giving yourself a summer glow up.

Personally, constantly washing and going can actually start to dry my hair out.  So Divatress, if you’re reading, I could be persuaded into a photo shoot with your product, if you want to collaborate even further!

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Nashville Boutique//Envy Boutique

This edition of Small Business Saturday I highlight the ladies of Envy Boutique. They have a great selection, city-wide pickup, and it’s easy to spend money with ladies with whom you can relate. You couldn’t ask for a better partnership. I get a lot more “no responses” than collaborations, so thanks again for taking a chance on me! Head over to Nashvillesocialbutterfly.com to see the different looks and be inspired by these emerging entrepreneurs!

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Something’s Rotten in Nashville (Literally)

A few months ago I was approved to serve on the media team for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). This means I’m provided with access to the shows, plays, and events coming to Nashville with the opportunity to preview them and share my experience with my readers. I might even get to interview an actor or two (in the future).

My first Broadway musical experience with Something Rotten was hilarious, bright, and high energy.  I loved it.  I found myself cheering the progagonist on, falling in love with the celebrity of Shakespeare, and following along with the popular (and funny spin) of popular Shakespeare quotes.

I’m glad my first Broadway play experience was Something Rotten.

Read on for a brief synopsis and review!

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Yours Truly KB and Women of AT&T 2017 Adult Education Fair

(All Photo Credit:  Deborah Culp, Pride Publishing Group)

If you aren’t familiar, an employee group consists of groups with common interest, for example, women, women in leadership, diversity, LGBT, etc. Women of AT&T focus is women and leadership.

Women of AT&T is an independent (and nationally recognized) 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized as an employee resource group.

Women of AT&T – Nashville seeks not only to serve its employees but the greater Nashville community.

And guess what, men, you are welcome to join as well.

Read on to learn about what I was doing hanging out with the Women of AT&T for their 2017 Women of Education

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Nashvillesocialbutterfly.com selected for sponsored Membership to Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, I’d like to announce that I selected for a year sponsored membership to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce!

I’m legit yall!  I’ve met quite a few of the wonderful ladies that work for the Chamber and I would like to thank the team for recommended my membership.  I can not wait to forge relationships with this connected organization!

But to be honest, for a long time I was unclear of the Chamber of Commerce’s role in the Nashville community (and other communities around the country).  It’s ok — if you didn’t know either.  Click the link and I’ll put you on game.  

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