New Penalties On Car Rentals

No-shows average nearly 30% nationwide, says Fred Fleischner, vice president of sales and…

By Ann Brown

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Lewis To Lead MPA

B.E. 100s CEO to become first black chair of the Magazine Publishers of America

All posturing aside, the magazine industry by and large remains a “Caucasians-only” club…

By Eric L. Smith

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Is WR Lazard Out For The Count?

Marianne Spraggins departure casts dark shadow over the firms future

In the two weeks between late September and early October, WR Lazard’s chief executive,…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Calendar Guys

Courtney Hines and Adrian Woods use niche marketing to build profits year-round

When shopping for a calendar during the Christmas season two years ago, Adrian…

By Ann Brown

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Stitching On Wheels

Soft Stitch creates new twist in garment industry with mobile unit

Rudy and Sharon Shepard have put a new spin on the embroidery business.…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Countdown To The Year 2000!

Believe it or not, many of the popular worldwide locales for New Year’s…

By Ann Brown

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City of Angels

While you're in town on business, find time to work on L.A.'s after

Angels, maybe, but one thing L.A. does have is stars. From Hollywood to Watts,…

By Dari Giles

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Can bad credit = insurance problems?

How insurance companies use your credit report

You’ve just bought the home of your dreams. The next stop is to protect…

By Ann Brown

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Black Enterprise Unlimited

Black enterprise launches a new division to serve the professional and personal needs of B.E. readers

To coincide with the new year, Earl G. Graves, Publisher and CEO of BLACK…

By Dorett Smith

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Black on Black Management

African American managers can either help or hinder one another.Here's how to help.

Iris Randall is the owner and founder of New Beginnings, a management consulting firm…

By Iris Randall

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Partners For Profit

From limited partnerships to corporations, forming a successful business alliance takes time, planning and research.

Starting a business can mean traveling some rugged terrain. Whether you’re planning to run…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Wanted: High-Tech Help

Once you've made the commitment to upgrade or or overhaul don't go it alone. Here's how to pick the right consultant for the job.

Early last year, Denise Blake realized that her organization’s Web site wasn’t doing its…

By Joyce E. Davis

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A Disturbing Proposition

The ramifications of Proposition 209 pose a chilling problem for minority employment, education and business across the country. With clone bills waiting in the wings, how will its agenda affect YOU? .

When first-year graduate student eric Brooks joined the Rev. Jesse Jackson on a podium…

By Eric L. Smith

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Nothing But Net

You probably can't match their income, but you can benefit from the financial advice professional athletes bank on.

Houston, we have a problem. The 82-game season is only nine games old and…

By Mark W. Wright

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On The Move

James G. Brown Jr. has been promoted to vice president of affiliate sales…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Trial By Employer

How to strive in the workplace after you've sued your company

Mr. Long worked at a major telecommunications company for four years and felt he…

By Monique R. Brown

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Law Of The Land

Q: I’m attending law school in the areas of practice should I consider?
A:…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Executive Risk

For the most part, African American movers and shakers are also big risk-takers.…

By Monique R. Brown

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Picking Up The Slack

Your supervisor constantly misses deadlines, loses paperwork, shows up late for meetings and…

By Monique R. Brown

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Read All About It

Can Wall Streetwise newsletter actually beat the Street?

Wall Street professionals will tell you that stock picking can be a nerve-wracking affair…

By James A. Anderson

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Patient Listed As Critical

For investors in United American Healthcare, this HMO's vital signs are weak

Did someone call for life support? Shareholders of United American Healthcare couldn’t be blamed…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Lucent Makes Communications Pay

An 88% run-up ire price has everyone talking

Maybe it was a case of a little-known corporate division finally getting the…

By James A. Anderson

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WISE WORDS

Too often, it seems money you’ve earmarked for long-term goofs, like retirement, is…

By James A. Anderson

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5 Promise Keepers

Follow up on that resolution to get your finances in order for '98

Ever since mid-December, that little voice in the back of your head has been…

By Carmen Brown

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Smart Home-Buying Made Easy

www.homeshark.com

Whether you are a novice home buyer or a seasoned homeowner, HomeShark has…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Those Incredible Shrinking Files

Compressing your files can save time and hard drive space

Do you ever download large files from the Internet or send them to…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Who Needs A Desktop PC?

Powerful and versatile laptops can replace the average workstation

Thinking about buying a new computer, but can’t decide whether to buy a laptop…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Look Before You LAN

Is a local area network right for your home or office?

Does this sound familiar? You have more than one computer in your home or…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Managing Temporary Employees

Choose workers carefully to keep your business running smoothly

There are pros and cons to hiring temporary employees. The advantages have mostly…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Perception is nine-tenths of reality

If the result of a recent Gallup Poll are any indication, blacks and whites are living in different worlds.

According to the survey, which polled over 3,000 adults across the U.S., whites…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Choosing The Team

The management plan can help outline and define the duties of your key personnel

Choosing the right employees is just as important to the success of your…

By Cliff Hocker

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Getting Into The Loop

New Chicago firm tries to defy odds in the municipal bond market

While consolidation has virtually decimated the ranks of black-owned investment banking firms, there’s…

By Cliff Hocker

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