Sir Marlon Brooks Mobile DJWeddings / Parties / Corporate / School Events
Sir Marlon Brooks Entertainment is a Mobile DJ Service and Entertainment Group who has served the Knoxville, TN area since 2004.
Eternal Marketing GroupWeb Design / Graphic Design / Marketing
Corporate Marketing on a Mom & Pop Budget!
P3 Financial Group KnoxvilleDaVett Jones, Financial Advisor.
For over 13 years, DaVett (D.) Jones has served as a Financial Services professional working with the top investment companies in the US. With a personal understanding and depth of knowledge, she is able to encourage Knoxvillians to pursue their financial goals.
Commercial Grade Heat Press Printing & Graphic Design — Logos, Stationary, & Branding Campaigns
Why we should pay full price whenever possible.
No one wants to talk about it but someone has to say it. When buying from a friend or neighbor you should always attempt to pay full price unless they…
Three tips for keeping more money in your neighborhood.
The old saying, “Cherish what you have, before it’s gone” is true in love, but also true in business. If you don’t spend money where you live, the companies closest to you will either go out of business or move to where the money is. It’s unfortunate that within some industries there will not be an urban owned establishment to support. When that is the case you should to pick a company that is rooted close to where you live. All companies pay taxes and city lawmakers give a lot of attention to the areas sending in the most money. Here’s three tips to help keep some of our money from driving across town. Purchase gas at the station closest to you. If you plan to never let your gas gauge drop below a quarter of a tank, you should always have enough to make it back to your “home” gas station. Buy groceries from the grocery store closest to you. If the store doesn’t have an item you need, request it and offer to order or pay in advance. Eat at the restaurants near your home and tip the server well. Many times these servers have kids that go […]
UrbanKnox.com wants you to buy local
A few years ago we watched Maggie Andersons TED-Talk on the Economic lifespan of a dollar. (see video below) She is the author of “Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy.” After diving a little into her book, we looked around Knoxville and wondered if we could spend a year or just six months buying from not just only black owned companies, but from companies that created jobs in our community, gave back to our community and cared/fought for the concerns of the Urban community. Based on our current knowledge, No. We figured that it was possible these companies existed and we just didn’t know about them. We searched online and noticed that East Tennessee didn’t have a centralized list of businesses that supported our communities. There wasn’t a list of companies or professionals that we could turn to for specialized urban care. Where were the companies that carried products for my skin type? Where were the restaurants and bars that played the music that we loved? Driving around it was easy to find a Salon or Bar-B-Que spot. Finding a Dentist, Realtor, Locksmith or Doctor was difficult. Then what about the online […]