Certification – the cornerstone of supplier diversity programs – is our month-long focus for "On Our Way To Wealthy."
A supplier diversity program is a business program, which encourages public entities and the private sector to use historically under-utilized firms.
(NEW YORK) – Instagram voluntarily pulled the plug on its Twitter photo integration on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a growing turf war between the rival social networks.
Previously, when Instagram users tweeted about their latest Instagram photos, the image would appear inline with the tweet. At the moment, those inline images are cropped and improperly formatted in mobile apps. Going forward, the images will cease to exist at all in any Twitter product, according to Instagram.
With the "fiscal cliff" looming, many Tennesseans are wondering what the Dec. 31st deadline to address expiring tax and spending cuts means for them.
Some of the changes under consideration in Washington to avert the nation's financial conundrum could have a significant impact on the health and financial security of Tennessee seniors, their children and grandchildren, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has found.
Our month-long focus on bankruptcies concludes with a focus on the Chapter 11 version. The key word is reorganization. Under Chapter 11, the debtor – commonly referred to as the debtor in possession (DIP) – retains control of the business and the assets. Individuals with high levels of debt also may file under Chapter 11.
FedEx Express emerged as the Corporation of the Year winner during the Annual Robert R. Church Awards Luncheon held earlier this month at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.
The awards are presented yearly by the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum.
In February, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke coined the phrase "fiscal cliff" to warn Congress about the potentially harmful combination of nearly $600 billion in federal tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, unless lawmakers address the deficit, taxes, and government spending.
The City of Memphis' declared commitment to "an environment of inclusion" was the backdrop for a recent Legislative Forum that put the spotlight on doing businesses with "minority and women-owned" firms.
Local stakeholders were invited to City Hall (Nov. 13) for an update on MWBE (Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise) programs generally and the city's program in particular.