Travel to the Motherland

If you want to visit Africa in celebration of Black History Month but…

By Ann Brown

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This book proves that it’s possible to have…

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Before signing up for that yearly special, give your gym a once-over

Is Your Health Club Good For You?

You’ve finally joined your local gym. But beware. A recent study by Boston Medical…

By Ann Brown

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How To Spot A Pyramid Scheme

Beware of friends who look you into selling get-rich-quick products

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans fall victim to one of the most…

By Cheryl Coward

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Do You Hire In-Home Help?

Here's how to protect yourself from problems down the road

What happens if the professional you’ve hired to help with your children or elderly…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Realizing The Dream Deferred

Here are six ways to overcome procrastination and achieve your objective--now

Your deadline is only three hours away, and you Still haven’t started the…

By Iris Randall

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A Tough Act To Copy

Susan Reese beat the odds to start her own reprographics business

Like many self-starters, Susan Reese doesn’t put much stock in the word “can’t.” As…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Copping a ‘Tude

A better outlook can be one of the keys to your success

Vernest Dickson’s superYisors in the accounting department of a heavy equipment manufacturing company…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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You’ve Got The Power

David Crocker is an organizational change consultant and president of Crocker Associates in…

By David Crocker

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Take a load off

Learn How To Achieve More Area Stress Less

You’ve finally secured that breakthrough contract, and your company is performing at maximum efficiency.…

By Kirk Charles

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Car Surfing On The Web

Here's a glimpse at the latest auto news, from buying a car on the Internet to choosing a pre-owned car

Are you ready to buy that new car but dread the haggling and headaches…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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5 Ways to Make Your Investment Club Prosper

Belonging to an investment club can be a sociable and educational experience. But it takes commitment to make it a money-making venture.

It’s always easiest at the beginning. Whenever your investment clubs meets, everyone is bustling…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Set Up A Chamber of Commerce

African America chambers offer black entrepreneurs administrative, technical and financial support. Here's how to get one started in your community.

When a. Bruce Crawley launched the African American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia in…

By Karen Gutloff

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Graduation Day From 8(a)

Here are the steps you need to follow to survive the SBA program

The horror stories are common -place. A wide-eyed black small-business owner enters the Small…

By Joyce Jones

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1997 B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge

The 1997 Black Enteprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge scores another year of business deals, fun in the sun and some serious competition

The key to doing business is knowing how to play. Play tennis, play golf…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Diversity Watch

Two companies' diversity efforts are screened and evaluated by the experts

Last February, we published a special report, “Are Diversity Programs Benefiting African Americans?” The…

By Shari Caudron

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Get A Job!… After College

You're about to earn the degree -- now follow these five tips to land your first full-time job

Imagine that graduation day has come and gone. Your college buddy has been accepted…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Challenged But Not Disabled

It's tough breaking into the job market when you're physically challenged. However, with planning and persistence you can overcome barriers to your success.

Since graduating from william paterson University a year ago, Howard Jenkins, a 26-year old…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Blazing A Path Less Traveled

Find a job you love and you'll never work another day in your life. These individuals have found happiness in unconventional careers.

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”…

By Caroline Clarke

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Life Atop The Crystal Stair

Rising to the executive suite may seem lofty. These top decision makers tell what price they have to pay for success.

Some say the route to the upper climes of corporate America is along a…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Working Doubletime

Having two (or more!) careers is ultrademanding, but the rewards can be just as great

Consider superman: A diligent newspaper reporter by day, he was also a superhero. On…

By Caroline Clarke

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The Calm After The Storm

After years of high anxiety, today's skilled and flexible workers can finally breathe a sigh of relief

Times have definitely changed. Last year, as the economy became increasingly robust, employers once…

By Cassandra Hayes

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ON THE MOVE

Lisa Crutchfield has been named vice president of energy policy and strategy at…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Just Desserts

If you’ve ever wondered how to get people to view you in ways…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Y.E.S. You Can

Do you know a teenager who could someday produce a track better than…

By Tamara Feaster

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In The Public Eye

Occupation: Public relations representative
Job description: Design and execute public relations and promotions campaigns…

By Monique R. Brown

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Worth More Than A Hill Of Beans

Vincent Eades leads Starbucks Coffee into the air and beyond

“According to the laws of aerodynamics, a butterfly shouldn’t be able to fly. But…

By Hal Karp

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Management By Delegation

Don't be a micro manager: share the responsibility

When Danette Jordan, a brand manager at Austin, Nichols Soft Drinks, began her career,…

By Monique R. Brown

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COVERING YOUR EXIT

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During an interview, do I have to tell a potential employer that I…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Calling All Fellows

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 11 prestigious business…

By Tamara Feaster

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When The Boss Is Wrong

Offer constructive criticism and still keep your job

“So how am I doing?” It’s a great question from any manager, but…

By Monique R. Brown

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No Curves Thrown Here

Investors can turn to the yield curve to get the scoop on the bond market

Okay, so we all know there’s no 100%, on-the-money way of correctly predicting the…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Michael Green's a stickler for value, even in an overheated market

After this past fall’s correction, you’d think things would be a lot easier for…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Correction… Crash… Or Crisis?

Money manager Randall Eley shows how to pick stocks that can stand any seismic disturbance

Beginning this month, BE is expanding “Wise Words” to cover more questions you, the…

By James A. Anderson

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Tandemonium!

Computer maker's stock is up 155% since last year

A funny thing happened to Tandem Computers Inc. on its way to a…

By James A. Anderson

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A Strategy For A Turbulent Market

Rob Lamb's new fund sticks to themes and wins big

We’ve heard you loud and clear! After our recent feature on Black Mutual Funds…

By James A. Anderson

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A Road Map For The 21st Century

Black futurists in the Information Age

We are at a critical crossroads in the socioeconomic evolution of our society.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Rex In Effect

A PC companion that fits in your wallet

Move over PalmPilot — there’s something leaner. Franklin Electronic Publishers’ Rex PC companion…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A New Kind Of Safety Net

Online data backup takes hold

If you lost your computer in a natural disaster, would you be able to…

By Cheryl Coward

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From Inventor To Entrepreneur

Safeguard your inventions and your profits

Voila! The technological innovation you’ve been harboring for years has finally been transformed into…

By Monique R. Brown

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More Than Just Connecting The Wires

It takes a serious plan to perfect a LAN

Last month, we explained how to assess your network readiness and gave tips on…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Save On Printing Costs

The right type of printing can reduce your office expenses

Are your printing costs too high? If so, maybe you’re using the wrong process.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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A Lighter Side To Soul Food

Healthy Concepts Inc. finds success in development of ethnic cuisine

To some, nutrition means bean sprouts and beet juice. But eating healthy doesn’t necessarily…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Soaring In Profits

Airborne Innovation Technologies customizes and refurbishes aircraft for the jet set

When William Hurt hears that the aviation industry has grown to a $4 trillion-a-year…

By Ann Brown

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Reduce Risks On The Job

Free booklet shows business owners how to minimize property and liability losses

What if a customer suffers a heart attack after slipping on a wet…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Protecting Your Company Name

Q: I recently chose a name and logo for my business, but I’m…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Creating Your Financial Package

Here are the best ways to showcase your bottom line

To some entrepreneurs, the financial plan is the most difficult and important part of…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Moving Up A Slippery Slope

The struggle continues for black women managers seeking economic quality. According to a…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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A Call To Arms

Mounted opposition forces federal version of Prop 209 into recess -- for now

It was a grass-roots affair. Led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California), the Congressional Black…

By Joyce Jones

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FCC’s New Top Gun

William Kennard takes helm as first black chairperson at the FCC

William E. Kennard formerly the feds’ top legal gun in regulating the telecommunications…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Jesse Goes To Africa

Jackson receives appointment as special envoy to promote democracy

One of the chief criticisms against Jesse Jackson during his runs for President…

By Joyce Jones

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Techno-Systems $20 Million Ride

Georgia firm wins contract to transport Medicaid recipients

Techno-Systems Inc. beat out more than 30 companies to win a $20 million,…

By Paula M. White

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A Deal In Bloom

Amalgamated agreement will provide black newspapers with more financial coverage

If you’re a subscriber to many of the African American-owned newspapers across the…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Motown Sings A Different Tune

Record label looks to former film executive George Jackson to revive luster

Does this sound familiar? Once dominant but now ailing music label hires high-profile name…

By Rick Sherrell

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Plug In, Log On At The Airport

Working on the road may get a bit easier with the innovation of…

By Ann Brown

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