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 …

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 …

RESPECT… We Can’t Continue Like This

 Reflecting on my days of elementary school, I can recall the when I was in the CLUE program (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment). In this program we took many, many field trips. Since we were a small group, the program relied on parents to take us where we need to go. My mother and Read More …

WIDRN Episode 50: Black Owned Businesses in Memphis – YouTube

Alright, there are a lot of annotations on this video. So if you are watching it on a computer you will be able to see it. If you are on a mobile platform you won’t be able to see the links in the video. You can look in the description to see the links. Here Read More …

G’s Wings, Fish, Burgers and More – great food, great service, great value

Source: G’s Wings, Fish, Burgers and More – great food, great service, great value I recently built this website for local, family owned restaurant G’s Wings. The biz is new and needs a little work, but the website is a start. The owner Larry Griffin puts his own spin on the Memphis favorites and I’m Read More …

Police Shootings and Activism

I am not mentioning the multitude of names of people shot by cops. Those names are known. I’m not discussing the obvious tragedy of death. I’m writing a quick word because I typically avoid the discussions on the subject. I don’t dive into Facebook dialogue or comment sections. I typically keep pushing forward with my Read More …

WIDRN Episode 49 The Conscious Consumer Part 8 My Top 5 Thoughts from the TCC – YouTube

It’s A Wrap! What is the final takeaway? In the perfect world the consumer would care more about how they spend their money vs the convenience of where they spend their money. The business person has to realize that convenience drives the economy and you will have to work to become more efficient and more Read More …

WIDRN Episode 48: The Conscious Consumer Part 7-How “Not” To Fail? – YouTube

Part 7 takes the discussion on the conscious consumer and shifts it back to you the startup/new business owner. The question “How Not to Fail?” can be phrased in a number of ways. How to Fail, How Not to Succeed, but it all comes down to a few things and one of the most important Read More …