A Plane Of Your Own

A corporare jet may be one solution to costly business travel. While a…

By Ann Brown

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline

The Riverwalk Blues Festival takes place November 7- 9 at Fort Lauderdale’s Bubier…

By Ann Brown

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New Tune For Reggae Sunsplash

Concert event moves to Ocho Rios from August's heat to February's cool

For nearly 20 years, the venerable Bob Marley has been remembered and celebrated at…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Atlanta After Hours

When it's time to retire your business cares, soak up 'Hotlanta'

The city of Atlanta, known affectionately as the "Big Peach," is a mecca for black…

By Dari Giles

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The Big Boomer Theory

The baby boom generation has had a long time to accumulate wealth and income. Now it's time for them to reevaluate their portfolios.

Part three of the lifetime investment Guide looks at how baby boomers in their…

By Judith Aidoo

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Look Before You Lease

How you search for a business location can spell success or failure. Here's the scoop on negotiating a deal that won't foil your firm

Real estate professionals often say the three most important factors in choosing a business…

By Wendy M. Beech

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12 Keys To Landing The Big Contract

With the right product, service attitude and approach, you can win a coveted corporate contract

It’s relatively easy not to win corporate business.
Just try a few of these tactics:…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Growing Stronger Together

Large white-owned businesses are forming alliances in growing numbers through short-term ventures to…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Is 8(A) Doing The Two-Step?

Proposed changes to the SBA program would expand to include white business owners

The Small Business Administration recently announced proposed changes to the 8(a) minority procurement program…

By Joyce Jones

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Last Call!

Defense Department sounds an alarm for minority businesses

The Department of Defense (DOD) is rapidly approaching a deadline which requires all…

By Joyce Jones

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New Legal Eagle For State Department

David Andrews appointed as top gun

As the top legal advisor in the State Department, David R. Andrews holds…

By Cliff Hocker

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Beaming Up A Nue View

New firm creates film and TV shows for urban audience

Taking advantage of the influence urban culture is having on media, Dennis J.…

By Ann Brown

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Equity Fund Targets Southern Africa

New Africa Advisers establishes new$120 million pool to invest overseas

A newly formed $120 million equity fund, New Africa Opportunity has been established…

By Nicole Lewis

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Going — Going — Gone!

Technology firm Sylvest Management is sold

When a successful black-owned company suddenly puts itself on the auction block, many…

By Joyce Jones

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Getting A Bigger Slice Of The Pie

Black-owned food chain buys Pizza Hut franchises

Milwaukee-based V&J Foods Inc., a BE 100s company, has acquired an even larger…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Holiday Travel Madness

Holiday travel can be nerve-racking, but you can avoid the madness. Here are…

By Ann Brown

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Business On A Shoestring

Survival tips for the financially strapped

For the aspiring or fledgling entrepreneur, reading Kimberly Stansell’s Bootstrapper’s Success Secrets: 151…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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A Peak Performer

Rock climbing gym owner reaches new heights in fitness

Azemar King is climbing the mountain of success — literally. Owner of Climb-Max!!!,…

By Lloyd Gite

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Helping Hands

Diversity turns temporary agency's part- time placements into full-time profits

When Stephanie Tyler learned how many employers used temporary help to satisfy their…

By Melba Newsome

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Calling All Entrepreneurs

The Home Shopping Network wants to help you sell your products

Attention all inventors, entrepreneurs, vendors and manufacturers. If you’ve ever dreamed of the…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Smooth Operator

Keep your business running in high gear with a sound operating plan

Getting your business off the ground can be tough. Keeping it fully operational can…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Writing A Will Your Way

Do-it-yourself kits can help yousecure your assets without a lawyer

We all know we’ll eventually need a will, but many of us don’t want to…

By Frances A. McMorris

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1998 BLACK ENTERPRISE AUTO GUIDE

A look at the year's outstanding vehicles

These are happy times in the automotive industry. A strong economy is keeping demand…

By Jay Koblenz

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Soul Management

The seven dangerous misconceptions AfricanAmericans have of corporate America

You’re ambitious and educated, yet a victim of corporate politics. After years of scaling…

By Cassandra Hayes

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

These companies emerged as B.E.'s 1997 Small Business Entrepreneurs of the Year

Have You Ever Thought About Becoming. your own boss? Well, in 1996 hundreds of…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Building Black Business Network

B.E.'s 2nd Annual Entrepreneurs Conference positioned African American business owners for the 21st century

It took seven hours to get there, but Boye Akinola was not bothered by…

By Wendy M. Beech

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The State Of Small Black Business

An anti-affirmative action firestorm is brewing in the small black business competitive, these firms must build alliances, use technology and exercise their voice.

The 21st century is quickly approaching, but will small black businesses be able to…

By Wendy M. Beech

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A Woman Of Power

Brenda Jackson lights the way for Texas Utilities' customer service

An eternal optimist, Brenda Jackson has always believed that nothing is impossible and that…

By Hal Karp

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Time Your Exit Correctly

Don't lose important benefits that you may have coming

You’ve been offered a better job or perhaps you’re about to take the entrepreneurial…

By Monique R. Brown

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Work And Pray

When it comes to religion, most employers are fairly accommodating. According to the…

By Monique R. Brown

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The Cost Of A Career Move

Q: I am relocating to another city with my firm. What moving expenses…

By Monique R. Brown

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Watch Your Back!

Outsmart the workplace saboteur

Have you ever felt that your supervisor or co-worker was undermining your performance?…

By Monique R. Brown

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Keeping A Little Too Much Company

Loading up your job's stock in your 401(k) might be too much of a good thing

For the most part, the company stock offered as part of your 401(k) plan…

By Kelli D. Herd

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Buying Preferential Treatment

Looking for higher yields? A hybrid offered by blue-chip companies might be your solution

Is the bond investor in you yearning for higher yields? Are you a bit…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Not So Durable

GTS Duratek stock slumps after the market finds a few cracks

No matter how good an idea a company is banking on, it often…

By James A. Anderson

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Wise Words

As the year winds down and you consider investment moves either now or…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Hot On The Case

For Ariel's McKissack, value stocks are still to be found -- with a little extra effort

If there’s anything remotely close to a thankless investing job in a year when…

By James A. Anderson

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The Computer Industry Show Of Shows

Comdex Fall'97 boasts the biggest names in information technology

Later this month, mavens of the computer world will descend on Las Vegas…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Plan Write From The Start

The right software can put you on the fast track to entrepreneurial success

For years, it’s been nothing more than an idea, but now the time is…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The Internet On Every Corner

The popularity of the Web has pushed access outside of the home and office into everyday life

So you want to surf the Net but don’t have a computer. Now, thanks…

By Marvin V. Greene

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Calling All Geeks

Black Internet enthusiasts spread IT around

Of the hundreds of black-oriented Web sites, newsgroups and mailing lists on the Internet,…

By Cheryl Coward

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