Discount Dining

Dining cards can cut up to 25% off your restaurant bill. Before you…

By Ann Brown

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Booking Bed & Breakfasts

Don’t assume that all bed-and-breakfasts are quaint country inns. You may be greeted…

By Ann Brown

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Dataline … Dataline … Dataline … Dataline … Dataline

New York City abounds with cultural parades starting September 1, when the West…

By Ann Brown

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Doing Business In Chicago?

After the meetings, nix the hotel and take in The Windy City

If you’re headed to Chicago for a business trip: beware. The Windy City offers…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Hands-On Healing

A good back rub may do morefor your stress level than you think

Stress. It’s the usual suspect behind the neck aches, lower-back pain and clenched jaws…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Money Matters For Generation X

Investing can be structured to suit any lifestyle and age. The key is making those first steps count.

Financial challenges never end they’re at the root of every obligation we face–raising children,…

By Judith Aidoo

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Ringing Up A Career In Retail

Avid consumerism has made this industry a new option for aggressive job seekers. Here's how you can register a good career move.

His uniform: a $2,000 four-button european pinstripe suit, custom- tailored. His calendar: filling up…

By Yolonda Gault Caviness

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Sowing A New World Harvest

With 20 years of marketing genius behind him, Arnold Donald is leading the Monsanto Co. into the agriculture biotech future

For many, Arnold Donald’s not-too-distant reality could be a scene from a science fiction…

By Cassandra Hayes

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15 Franchises For Under $50,000

Starting your own business need not cost an arm and a leg. Here are some franchises that won't break your budget.

Franchises have long been touted AS great buys for new entrepreneurs because of their…

By Karen Gutloff

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Building A Successful Home-Based Business

Setting up shop at home is not as difficult as you may think. Here are three great business start-ups for the new American workplace

When cynthia brower started Atlantic Optical Framewear (which imports and exports ethnic eyewear) four…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Handling A Civil Lawsuit

Knowing what to do when someone sues can prevent a legal nightmare

With over 40 million civil lawsuits filed annually, your chances of being sued next…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Tournament Journal

REMEMBERING THE OLD UGA TOUR
Back in the day — way before Tiger and Earl…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Maximizing Your Travel Dollars

The cost of travel may be up, but business fliers can find ways to save

Returning from a business trip, gary bolden found himself delayed at Little Rock National…

By Ann Brown

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Catch The Flying Tiger

African American interest in golf is growing rapidly, but how do we profit from the windfall?

It’s only been five months since Tiger Woods set the world on its ear…

By Eric L. Smith

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ON THE MOVE

Paul E. Cruse Jr. has been appointed vice president/category manager, frozen and health…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Diligence Is The Mother Of Invention

Shunned by his employer, Donald Latson took his idea to CompuSPEAK and gained an equity stake

Donald Latson says African Americans should never abandon their street smarts. Being aware watching…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Getting A Helping Hand

How to choose and get the most out of mentors

Whether you’re at the beginning of your career or in its later stages, a…

By Audrey Arthur

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From Temp To Permanent

Q I have been tempting for months. How do I turn a temporary…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Working For The Weekend

The phrase “Thank God it’s Friday” may soon become moot if employees continue…

By Nicole Graves

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More Than Just A Resume

A career portfolio will give you an edge over the competition

With competition for jobs at an all-time high, job seekers need more than…

By April Robbins

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Making Dollars, Stowing Away Cents

Brooke Stephens' new book pushes financial basics

Fraunces Tavern, a cozy watering hole tucked away in the winding, narrow streets…

By James A. Anderson

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Strip Mining

Treasury strips make sense for the long haul

It sounds almost too good to be true: the safety of a U.S.…

By James A. Anderson

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Around The World At Home

Globalt's Bill Roach has a new way to play international markets

He lives in landlocked Atlanta, and doesn’t necessarily believe that things go better with…

By James A. Anderson

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Is There Still Fizz In Pepsi?

Its been a flat year for the beverage maker

Although it’s been an effervescent year at Pepsico (NYSE: PEP), the last 12…

By James A. Anderson

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The Benefits Of Balance

Funds that play both stocks and bonds might shield you in tough times

We wouldn’t be surprised if earlier this year a lot of Dow watchers were…

By James A. Anderson

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Financial Planning At Your Fingertips

QFP 2 takes the guesswork out of planning for your future

Whether you’re a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional, it’s never too…

By Kenneth Miles

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To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade

Get the facts before you add components to your system

Newer, better, faster! If computer hardware and software manufacturers are to be believed, every…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A Slim And Trim Productivity Tool

ClarisWorks 4.0 Internet Edition is great for those pressed for hard-drive space

Mac users should already be familiar with ClarisWorks. Now the Windows 95 crowd…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Getting Your Windows Squeaky Clean

Breathing new life into Windows 3.x

Two years after the release of Windows 95, Windows 3.1 has still not relinquished…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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Tech Tools

Boost sales and customer base

The world of tomorrow is upon us. Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.…

By Ann Brown

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The Bill Collector Cometh

Do you need a collection agency to gather receivables?

Generating revenues is the lifeblood of any business. But far too often small…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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ABSOLUT EXPRESSIONS

Absolut Expressions celebrates the experiences and the interpretations of 14 established and rising artistic…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Is Voice Mail Hurting Your Business?

Use these tips to keep the calls coming

In many instances, your client’s first impression of your company is made over…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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A Cut Above The Rest

Catering duo carves niche in continental cuisine

Whenever people see the food catered by husband and wife team J.R. and…

By Lloyd Gite

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Creations For The Body And Mind

Clothing designer captures profits and positive attitudes with signature line

For Dean “Shababa” Townsend, what began many years ago as a hobby of…

By Melba Newsome

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Before Hanging Out Your Shingle…

Create a business plan; it can be your road map to success

Whether you are just starting a business or have been in operation for 20…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Spend Now, Pay Later

Americans aren’t doing well nearly enough to build and nurture their retirement nest…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Keeping An Eye On The Fed

Roger Ferguson's nomination would give blacks voice on powerful governing board

The United States’ current economic expansion is about to enter its seventh straight year,…

By Thomas Boston

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BEBE Member Promoted To New Post At Joint Center

Black Enterprise Board of Economist member Margaret Simms was recently appointed the first…

By Eric L. Smith

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Building Hope In Los Angeles

Chase Manhattan Bank leads charge to start home ownership initiative

Owning a home complete with white picket fence, backyard and swimming pool has…

By Dackeyia Q. Simmons

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Black-Owned Radio Stations Tuning Out

Two stations formerly owned byA. G. Gaston are the latest to fall

Booker T. Washington Broadcasting Services (BTWBS) recently sold its two stations to Cox…

By Paula M. White

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Time For A Change At Wittnauer

Luxury watchmaker now in black hands

Wittnauer International Inc. recently changed hands when the company was acquired by Composite…

By Cliff Hocker

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Blind Justice For Minority Firms?

Entrepreneurs await Justice Department findings on affirmative action

Next month, the Department of Justice is expected to issue final rules to “mend”…

By Joyce Jones

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