New app pairs Alicia Keys and child-rearing

Fourteen-time Grammy winner and new mother Alicia Keys has launched an app for kids.

The app, which was created through her company, AK Worldwide and Bento Box Interactive, was partly inspired by her experiences in raising her 2-year-old son, Egypt, the singer and entrepreneur told The Associated Press.


Real Times Media inks agreement with CNN

Real Times Media recently closed on a licensing agreement with CNN News Source to exchange news and information for use in its print and digital properties. The relationship includes text-based news and or information content related to:


Success Unlimited

People often use the phrase "ball of energy." Natasha Donerson is that plus more. She is the queen of follow through. As the CEO of Success Unlimited, LLC she is about the business of helping others win.

Carlee McCullough: Natasha, please tell me about yourself and your business.


What does Medicare cover?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for elderly persons and certain disabled individuals. In 1965, Medicare was enacted to provide a "safety net" of health-care coverage for qualifying individuals.

Medicare is packaged in two major parts. Part A is hospital insurance protection.


Land Bank to market surplus city, county properties

Real estate agents, land developers and prospective buyers will now find it easier to invest in surplus properties that belong to Shelby County and/or the City of Memphis.

The Shelby County Commission and Memphis City Council gave approval last week to allow the Shelby County Land Bank to coordinate the sale or donation of thousands of properties owned by Shelby County and/or the City of Memphis, which are scattered throughout Memphis and Shelby County.


4 key things ‘iPad mini’ should pack

Just as expected, Apple held its cards till the very end – a smaller less expensive iPad is in production. Though there hasn't been an official announcement from the company, the Wall Street Journal recently confirmed that an Asian supplier for Apple has started production on the rumored tablet.

This comes on the heels of Amazon's newly released Kindle Fire HD models and Barnes & Noble's new Nook HD (which will be available on Nov. 13).


‘Plan C’ mindset works for home-based business champion

Thousands of businesses nationwide operate in a silo from their homes.  But one Memphian, Beverly Anderson, had the great idea to create the Home Based Business Chamber of Commerce to serve as a support system to those operating a business from home. I am sure that many of you are thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Carlee McCullough: Please tell me about yourself and your business.

Beverly Anderson: I have a bookkeeping business and currently I serve as a small business mentor with SCORE.


College savings plans – some options

When it comes to college savings plans – as it does with any financial planning decision – the choice that's best for you will depend on your unique situation, including your risk tolerance and the number of years until your child begins college.

Another consideration is your child's plans. Does he or she even plan on attending college? If so, has he or she chosen a school? Talk with your child about college, then make an appointment with your financial advisor to find the plan that best suits your needs.


Second ‘Wing’ has Rick Ross flying high about Memphis

wingstop1Memphis now has two Wingstop locations owned by Rick Ross, Maybach Music Group CEO and platinum recording artist.

Excited Memphians and even a few out-of-towners lined up outside the new restaurant for a special meet and great last Saturday (Oct. 13). His second local Wingston franchise is located in East Memphis near the Oak Court Mall at 4697 Poplar Avenue.


Women in Business: Making their presence known

Biz-Oprah WinfreyThis month, we salute women in business by looking at models of success

on the national and local levels.

Oprah Winfrey, OWN

No conversation regarding women in business is complete without referencing Oprah. This year alone, we have watched her launch not a new show or movie, but a new network called OWN. If there was ever a role model of what to do in business, she has created the plan book.


Unemployment reaches lowest point under Obama

WASHINGTON – After receiving poor marks for his performance in his nationally-televised debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama received a much-needed boost from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' report showing that unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in September, the lowest it has been in nearly four years.


Clinic to help delinquent city taxpayers

The fifth of six scheduled tax clinics to assist Memphians delinquent in paying their city property taxes will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Ed-Rice Frayser Community Center at 2907 N. Watkins.


Neely’s close restaurants for makeover

Neely's Restaurants in Memphis closed on Friday (Oct. 5) for renovations.

Pat and Gina Neely, the owners of the Memphis locations on Jefferson and Mt. Moriah, decided to close the locations while the restaurants undergo renovations.