CBP Music: The Vince Allen Project

Since I started working on music as a business I basically purchased finished projects and released them through the label. I attempted to start booking studio time and find artists to work with, but that was easier said than done. The thing about artists is that they want to do things their way. After experiencing Read More …

The Conscious Consumer (YouTube Video Series)

After being in business for a while I’ve noticed that the saying, “The Consumer is always right,” ain’t right. The consumer is often oblivious and their ignorance makes starting and staying in business harder than ever. In this series I discuss some very important topics and analyze how the consumer is the person that decides Read More …

A Glimmer of Hope for Black-Owned Bookstores

After years of closings that have decimated the number of black-owned independent bookstores, things could be turning around. Source: A Glimmer of Hope for Black-Owned Bookstores I’m sharing three different posts about a very important topic. Please click the link and share each one. This is the third. I could have easily tweeted or shared Read More …

Black-owned bookstores look to the next chapter | Fusion

“So much stems from ignorance. I think people need to read a book.” Source: Black-owned bookstores look to the next chapter | Fusion I’m sharing three different posts about a very important topic. Please click the link and share each one. This is the second. I could have easily tweeted or shared it on Facebook, Read More …

Black-owned Bookstores Soldier-on in the Fight to Survive and Thrive | Caribbean Book Blog

There is a feeling among writers of color in America that the publishing industry is not giving them a fair shake. Many of them say that they are being marginalised by a publishing establishment th… Source: Black-owned Bookstores Soldier-on in the Fight to Survive and Thrive | Caribbean Book Blog I’m sharing three different posts Read More …

Angels and Tomboys Pitch – Shark Tank – YouTube

From Commercial Appeal: Ten-year-old Mallory and 12-year-old Madison Boyd, joined by their mother, appeared on an episode of “Shark Tank” that aired Friday night. In the show, in which budding entrepreneurs present ideas to panel of “sharks,” or would-be investors, the girls danced and spoke while making a pitch for their company, Angels and Tomboys LLC. Read More …

Kirin Bets on Future of Craft Beer With Brooklyn Brewery Stake – Bloomberg

A trans-Pacific deal to spread the taste of Brooklyn’s best-known beer globally was inspired by a few chugs of lager in a New York City bar. Source: Kirin Bets on Future of Craft Beer With Brooklyn Brewery Stake – Bloomberg I thought this was an interesting article for one reason Japanese investment into an American Read More …

CBP Business: LinkedIn Next Wave VC and Finance Investors List Under 35

They’re smart, talented, ambitious – and you have to know them now. Source: LinkedIn Next Wave: VC and Finance Everyday a small biz person looks for the financing to keep a dream alive. The one thing that is always missing is access to “patient” capital. Loans are great, but paying them back immediately creates added Read More …

Spotify is in ‘advanced talks’ to buy rival SoundCloud

Source: Spotify is in ‘advanced talks’ to buy rival SoundCloud Remember when I write this? http://www.cbpublish.com/cbp-music-spotify-vs-soundcloud/ I had a discussion where I said Soundcloud had zero ability to beat Spotify. It seems I was right. SoundClouds discussion of monetization was enough to generate exactly what the CEO above Alex Ljung wanted which was an out. SoundCloud was Read More …

Bern Nadette Stanis In Memphis!

One of my ex co-workers, Professor Jerome Wilson, is hosting a book signing with Bern Nadette Stanis. This is actually really cool. At one point I was actually working on a website for Ms. Stanis. The information is below. Bern Nadette Stanis is best known as the quick witted, attractive daughter (Thelma Evans) on the Read More …

CBP Business: Memorable Essay: University Admissions Consulting & Writing Coaching

Want An Admissions Essay That Stands Out? Need Help Getting Into Graduate School? I help ambitious college and graduate school applicants like you win. Source: Memorable Essay: University Admissions Consulting & Writing Coaching As a former educator, I’m still an educator I’m just not in the classroom everyday, when I see awesome opportunities, mixed with Read More …

Memphis Hi-Lites: Brooks Museum – River of Fundament

The Brooks is always providing some great outlets any time you want to appease your artsy side. This one is a serious challenge for those of you who are willing to experience something that is the definition of art house film. http://www.brooksmuseum.org/ Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament The final worldwide screenings of Barney’s seven act film based Read More …

WIDRN Episode 54 Part 1: My Amazon Ad Isn’t Helping – YouTube

I got an e-mail from http://www.4period.co/ founder and as a fellow entrepreneur the one thing I hate is being alone when I’m frustrated. She was feeling stress about having a lot of inventory and not being able to sell through it quickly. I understand the feeling as I am going through this myself. In these Read More …

Memphis Jobs: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Right now, all three Williams-Sonoma Distribution Centers in the Memphis area are looking to add holiday-spirited people to our seasonal team. You’ll enjoy a fulfilling job – one where you’re actually fulfilling the holiday happiness of Williams-Sonoma customers across the country and around the world. Seasonal Hiring Event! Come by Saturday, September 24 10 a.m. Read More …

Stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Sign Now!

Source: Stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which endangers the water supply to Native American reservations. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government Some people are made to fight on the inside, some on the outside, some with silence and others with voices. If you are of the silent majority and stand Read More …

Three days after removing human editors, Facebook is already trending fake news – The Washington Post

The lead story about Megyn Kelly on Facebook’s Trending list described the Fox News personality as a “traitor.” Source: Three days after removing human editors, Facebook is already trending fake news – The Washington Post In what is becoming a weekly thing, Facebook continues to prove why everyone devoting so much time and effort in Read More …

Macy’s is closing 100 stores: Does yours stand a chance? – The Washington Post

The end of a Macy’s could mean a death sentence for more malls. But which ones? Source: Macy’s is closing 100 stores: Does yours stand a chance? – The Washington Post I ran across this during my morning browsing and immediately thought to share it to ARCH. I’ve been discussing e-commerce heavy on the site Read More …

CBP Business: Shows To Support Your Hustle

I had a challenge thinking of a cool title, but everyone is using the word hustle in the place of small business or entrepreneur. When I first started my businesses these shows weren’t around. I also didn’t have a mentor. Everything about business was basically guess work for me; trial and error, mostly error. Shark Read More …

Facebook suspends Domain Insights, – Digiday

New publishers no longer have access to Facebook Domain Insights or third-party share data, thanks to a change Facebook made quietly this week. Source: Facebook suspends Domain Insights, changing rules of the road for new publishers – Digiday I’m not some famous dude writing a blog, so in general people don’t listen to what I Read More …

Frank Ocean Just Went Independent And Ignited A Music Streaming War – Forbes

Frank Ocean is now an independent artist and Universal Music Group is not happy about that. Source: Frank Ocean Just Went Independent And Ignited A Music Streaming War – Forbes You have to read the source link on this and it’s long, but this is a discussion that requires a lot of interest and patience Read More …

Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. Application Manager – 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

Launched in 2015, the Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional chapbook-length manuscripts by black poets. Award: Winner receives $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books in 2017, 10 copies of the chapbook, a residency from April 1-7, 2017 at The Writer’s Room at The Betsy Hotel in Miami and Read More …