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Providing food and services to the incarcerated

Providing food and services to the incarcerated

Across the country, attention is focused on economics and crime. Too many times the two are intertwined and the result is incarceration. From Los Angeles to New York, Chicago to Detroit, Atlanta to Memphis, crime is an area of discussion and focus. From prevention to budget, the subject matter always gets its fair share of attention.

But what only a few entrepreneurs focus on is the opportunity to provide goods and services to the incarcerated population. Unfortunately the prison population is not decreasing. It is increasing steadily.  With the increase comes the need for goods and services. While no one is encouraging the increase in the population behind bars, the need and opportunity to service the occupants is real. Someone is currently serving the prisoners, so why should other business owners not consider the opportunity to provide goods and services.

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Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Less than half of small-business owners said they would take a summer vacation lasting at least one week in 2013. Many self-employed individuals are reluctant to take time off because they worry about disappointing clients, missing opportunities, or losing income while they are away.

Unfortunately, working too hard and waiting too long between vacations may not be good for your health or the future of your business. One long-term cardiovascular study reported a link between frequent vacations and longer, healthier lives, and another found that men who skipped vacations for several years were 30 percent more likely to have heart attacks than those who took at least one week off from work each year.

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Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK – The formation of the marketing communications industry’s first wholly minority-owned holding company was announced on Tuesday (Oct. 14th).

Determined to “transform the industry” is a group trailblazers who formed Commonground/MGS. The partnership unites the strengths of eight multicultural companies covering several disciplines.

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ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

The holidays are fast approaching, which means that we will have days filled with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and pies and Christmas. While enjoying the feasts of the holidays remember those waistlines will ultimately pay the price. But have no fear, even if you over do it on the portions. Jack Douglas is waiting in the wings to train you – before or after. With years of experience and a physique that would rival men half his age, Jack practices what he preaches.

Carlee McCullough: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.
Jack Douglas: I am a father, grandfather and husband. I have been a personal trainer for 15 years and a fitness instructor for 25 years.  I am a certified fitness trainer and personal trainer through AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.  I currently train 48 clients in the personal training studios of Forever Fit located at 6745 Lenox Center Drive, Suite 112 Memphis, Tennessee 38118.

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ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One funeral at a time

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One funeral at a time

Unfortunately this month I experienced the death of my mother. As her only child I had the responsibility of preparing her “home going.” As someone who never attended funerals, I was absolutely clueless regarding the process and procedures. But with the help of a great funeral home taking me by the hand, what could have been disastrous was made to be more than beautiful.

During my planning and grieving, I was surprised by the many businesses that participated during the various phases of the farewell to Anne McCullough.

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One bar of soap at a time – Part 2

One bar of soap at a time – Part 2
Soap has come a long way from its original state. Today it comes in almost every scent imaginable. Kimeli Wade has developed a product that is chemical free with skin soothing properties. This week she continues the story of her journey in Part 2.

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