- Created on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:15
CHEF TIMOTHY It's that time again – the beginning of another school year. So many emotions are brewing for parents right now. Some are full of joy and relief, while others feel fear of the unknown as to what each day will bring.
It seems like yesterday that we were off to our own first day of school. We were so excited to be embarking on our first day of a new experience; yet we were also very nervous seeing so many strangers and wondering if they were feeling the same way. Then we hear a voice telling us that everything will be fine, because all those strangers were no different than us. They were all going to the same place, and even though they were nervous too, they were also excited and ready to begin their journey of surprises that awaited them.
Go back in time for a moment and reflect on how you felt your first day of school. Remember how you smiled into the mirror at your reflection of what you were wearing, who you met that day and how you got to school. Some children walked a "country mile," some rode an old school bus, and others were dropped off by their parents. They all had the same feeling though, and that was they did not want to leave the comfort of their parents.
- Created on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:05
ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY Over the years I have come across some pretty unique products invented by folks eager to earn a profit from their product development of prototypes, samples and/or creations. From cookies to generators and sauce to hair products, the ideas are plentiful. But it takes a team and a plan to truly succeed on a large scale.
Now there is a difference between having your product placed in a few "mom and pop" stores and having them in Wal-Mart stores across the country. Let's discuss what it takes to bring your product to "retail ready."
Have a plan
An organized plan makes the process much easier to accomplish. The plan is the map to introduce the product and/or brand to retail. Decide early on if the plan is to "go small" or "go big" box retail. But either way, a plan is needed. Consider starting small, which may include flea markets, farmer's markets and smaller retail stores. Once you have a track record and a sales record, larger stores may gain interest.
- Created on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:20
Lee Daniels – best known for directing and producing the Academy Award-lauded film "Precious" – talks about his new picture, "The Butler," a civil rights epic recounting the real-life story of an African American who served in the White House at the pleasure of eight presidents, from 1952 to 1986.
Kam Williams: Hey Lee, what a phenomenal film!
Lee Daniels: Did you like it?
KW: I loved it!
LD: Thanks, Kam.
- Created on Thursday, 01 August 2013 13:22
ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY Stepping out on true faith, Monique Clark voluntarily left Corporate America to start her own company. In partnership with her husband, Kenneth, Mrs. Clark created Infinite Clean, a full service maintenance company with a concentration on public and private sector. Having been moved by the wisdom of their 11-year-old son, The Clarks have not looked back. Join us for a two part article as Monique shares her journey with us.
Carlee McCullough: Tell us about yourself.
Monique Clark: I am originally from Sacramento, Calif. I have been married to Mr. Kenneth B. Clark for 23 years. We have six children and six grandchildren. I moved to Memphis fifteen years ago to assist my husband in caring for his grandmother who was 88 years old at the time.