So You Want To Be Published?

The market for black writers is hotter than ever. Here's your guide to landing your first book deal.

For six years, writer Walter Mosley has enjoyed a successful relationship with his publisher, W.W.…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Not Your Average 9 To 5

These individuals have found professional and personalfulfillment in jobs most people only dream about

When it comes to carving out a career. African Americans have never had the…

By Caroline Clarke

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Job Feast Or Famine?

Unemployment rates are down, job creation is up. In the wake of an election year, job prospects always look good, but is this the calm before the storm? What career opportunities really lie ahead?

The good news came as no surprise. By election day, the Dow Jones was…

By Keisha Anderson

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Go For It!

If working is making you feel as though you want to turn in your resignation, you're not alone. Draw inspiration from these busy professionals, who took time off to relax, reassess and find new meaning in their lives.

Bailing out from the workday world can be exhilarating–and hair- raising. Throwing caution to…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Free M.B.A.

In an effort to increase the number of African American in business school,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Internships With World Vision

After television shows like Melrose Place and Moesha become hits, they go through…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Tracking The Market

Name: Kendra Hatcher
Occupation: Account planner (market researcher)
Job Description: Collect and analyze demographic information…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Build Alliances On The Slopes

The National Brotherhood of Skiers will hold its 1997 Summit from February 22-March…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Share And Share Alike

College career placement offices, even if not atyour alma mater, provide great job resources

Your job search is in full swing and you’d like to use the career…

By Audrey Arthur

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Be Discreet

Q: When conducting a job search without your employer’s knowledge, what are some…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Marketing: The Route To The Top

The best route to the top of the corporate ladder begins in marketing.…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Lift Those Spirits

Spot the telltale signs of a demoralized staff

History has proven that as employers continue to find ways to increase productivity…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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The Investor’s Passport

ADRs provide you access to companies abroad

Go global. It’s the rallying cry that the entire investment community has adopted of…

By James A. Anderson

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Winning Over Converts

Convertible bond funds can be a prudent entry into an uncertain market

Maybe you suffered a touch of acrophobia, a fear of heights, once the Dow…

By James A. Anderson

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STOCKPILE

John Miller, vice president of research for Ariel Capital Management (312-726-0140), thinks Wall…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Awaiting A Suitor

Merger wave bypasses Jersey thrift

You might call it a shotgun courtship, and certainly not the type of…

By James A. Anderson

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A Measure For Market Jitters

Are you a nervous investor? Then know your beta.

Are you prone to nail-biting fits over the stocks you own? Do market…

By James A. Anderson

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WISE WORDS

Charles Self III, senior vice president of LaSalle Street Capital Management Ltd. (312-220-7598),…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Meeting Of The Minds

Here are some helpful hints on how to run yourmonthly meetings effectively and smoothly

Your investment club is a business and should be run like one. Anyone who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cyber-Bration Of Black History Month

Taste African American culture on the Web

The online world mirrors the real world in ever increasing ways. Online malls, publications,…

By Rafiki Cai

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Weapons For The Road Warrior

Mobile technology that will make business trips easier

Choosing the right equipment for the road is essential for the mobile business person.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Tips For Mobile Professionals

Keep your laptop ready, willing and able

Conserve energy: Keep brightness and volume settings low when on the road, and…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Mobile Computing Solutions

What to know before you buy portable hardware

As business travelers’ computing needs grow, so does the market for mobile computing equipment.…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Gidron’s Ride With Gm Comes To An End

Auto dealer files $357 million lawsuit charging civil rights violations

Despite securing 30,000 new customers as a General Motors franchisee between 1972 and…

By Cliff Hocker

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Doing The Credit Card Dance

Using credit can help your business just be aware of the pitfalls

For entrepreneurs with bright ideas but no cash flow, credit card financing can be…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Entrepreneurial Tips

Getting your business started right

The lovable comic strip characters, the Peanuts gang, teach the basics of entrepreneurship…

By Tonia L. Shakespeare

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Solid Foundations

Real estate development company finds success in urban projects

It took vision and preplanning to open the doors of Metroventures/USA Inc., a…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Saucy Success

Promotional efforts help a family business thrive

Great traditions are handed down from one generation to another. So it was fitting…

By Ann Brown

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Crafting A Personnel Handbook

Your legal guide to establishing company policies and procedures

Looking for a way to convey your company’s philosophy while laying out guidelines for…

By Tonia L. Shakespeare

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Moving Toward A Darker Shade

America’s population is becoming increasingly diverse, and by the mid- 21st century “people…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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California Torpedoes Affirmative Action

The passage of Proposition 209 could havedire consequences across the country

Voters in California recently passed the California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) by a comfortable…

By Cecelia Concard

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Black-Owned Insurance Firm Could Set Trend

The good news: The commercial/casualty insurance industry hauled in nearly $259 billion in…

By Joyce Jones

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Gidron’s Ride With Gm Comes To An End

Auto dealer files $357 million lawsuit charging civil rights violations

Despite securing 30,000 new customers as a General Motors franchisee between 1972 and…

By Cliff Hocker

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NAACP BACK IN THE BLACK

Perennial civil rights group retires $3.2 million debt

When Kweisi Mfume officially took the helm of the NAACP last February, the…

By Paula M. White

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Deal Provides Food For Thought

Former TLC Beatrice president goes joint ventureroute to purchase manufacturing company

When Dumas M. Simeus left TLC Beatrice in 1992 he was president and…

By Lloyd Gite

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Harlem Renaissance–Take Two

After years of neglect, will empowerment zones allow Harlem to thrive once again?

Perhaps a little skepticism is to be expected. The thought that Harlem, after years…

By Eric L. Smith

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Detroit’s Black History Museum

Slated to be one of the country’s largest black cultural centers, Detroit’s Museum…

By Ann Brown

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Keep in touch

Traveling for business could jeopardize your job if you don’t stay in the…

By Ann Brown

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Dataline

Many events are scheduled in Chicago for Black History Month. The Harold Washington…

By Ann Brown

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Vegetarians’ Restaurant Row

Boosted by culinary demand, vegetarian cuisine is spawning new eateries around the country

A growing and increasingly vocal minority, vegetarians now make up 1% of the total U.S.…

By Zana Billue

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Great Reads

Black books and authors continue to break new ground. Here's a selection from among the best this season.

Warmed by the millions that African Americans are spending, mainstream publishers are producing more…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Getting Together With Family

The key to having a great family reunion lies in the planning

Haven’t seen cousin Carol in a month of Sundays, or heard Aunt Ruth’s howling…

By Dari Giles

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Getting The Message Straight

Changes in telecommunications laws have opened up the telephone service marketplace. But how do youknow which service is best for you?

Have you been bombarded at home by telephone calls from telemarketers trying to get…

By Keisha Anderson

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Economic Deliverance Thru The Church

Black churches are bringing the gospel of economic development to Inner city communities. Here's how.

In the heart of the Martin Luther King Jr. historical district in Atlanta lies…

By Tomika DePriest

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Bridging The Gap In Healthcare Costs

If you're between jobs, COBRA can provide affordablemedical coverage for you and your family. Here'swhat you former employer won't tell you.

The day you leave your job may be the day you assume a financial,…

By James A. Anderson

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The Executive Swing

The 1996 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge offers more than fun and sun it's where deals are done

It’s been three years since the black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge took its…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Cashing In On Coupons

Persistence and a dose of "faith" are pushing Nia Directenvelopes into the hands of black consumers

Nearly everyone at some point has received envelopes full of coupons stuffed in their…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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The Next Generation Of CEOs

Many of the B.E. 100s must prepare now to enterthe next millennium with new leadership

It’s been six years since “the chairman” gave up his seat. But in the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Executive Recruiter Directory

This year's listing of the nation's black-owned executive recruiter firms

Though they may be tiny fish in a big sea of contenders, minority-owned…

By Keisha Anderson

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Are Diversity Programs Benefiting African Americans?

While it promises to be the key to true multiculturalism in the workplace, its benefits have eluded the peopleit was originally intended to help.

The term “diversity” has become a corporate catchphrase, as American companies struggle to come…

By Shari Caudron

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