Taming Disorderly Passengers

During a United Airlines Memphis-to-Chicago flight last year, a passenger lost his temper…

By Ann Brown


New Marriott Opens In Brooklyn

Hotel rooms in New York City are hard to come by; Now, for…

By Ann Brown


The 411 On Traveler’s Insurance

Before you pay for a policy on your next trip, get the inside story

Renay Arthur of Bronx, New York, had been looking forward to her first Caribbean…

By Ann Brown


Stick To The Basics

These three simple techniques can help bring you more business

Iris Randall is an organizational management consultant based In Danbury, Connecticut.
What’s the real…

By Iris Randall


The Aftermath of Wrath

Defuse your anger and save your career

Take a deep breath and count to 10. Better yet, think about how…

By Willie Jolley


Go Ahead: Talk To Yourself!

Self-talk could be your best form of therapy

Bob Bradshaw is a public relations/marketing specialist and motivational speaker based in Douglasville,…

By Bob Bradshaw


Bored-Room Meetings?

Perfect your Presentation skills for your next group session

David Crocker is an organizational change consultant based in Yorktown, Virginia.
Are your co-workers…

By David Crocker


Black Enterprise 1998 SPRING AUTO GUIDE

Our Picks For The Vehicles This Season

In the 1990s, the auto market has remained on a pretty even keel. Trucks…

By Jay Koblenz


The Art Of Being Headhunted

Here's what to do when recruiters are calling, and how to stand up and be noticed when they aren't

An executive recruiter–often referred to as a headhunter–has just called you. We hope you…

By Joanne Charles


Five Great Business Motivators

It's not easy to build a profitable business or a successful career. When the going gets tough, here's who can get you going?

More than ever, the need for motivation has become apparent in the business world.…

By Sonja Mack


Is This A Buyer’s Market?

After three near-phenomenal years, here are the funds shaping up as the best for 1998

For mutual fund investor, 1997 was the best of years–if you’re willing to overlook…

By James A. Anderson


Full Or Self Service?

The amount of help you need investing determines whether you'll need lots of advice or just a firm to clear your trades

After saving for years, Carole Copeland Thomas finally reached a point where she had…

By Donald Jay Korn


How Much Higher?

For the market, 1997 had peaks and valleys. What's to come this year?

Looking at the stock market over the last three years, it’s hard not to…

By James A. Anderson



Ertharin Cousin Moore has been named vice president of government and community affairs…

By Black Enterprise


Reverse Selection

More job seekers are interviewing the employer in order to ensure a better fit

Low unemployment and abundant opportunities are leading more job seekers to screen potential employers…

By Cassandra Hayes


Title It Right

Q: I”m trying to change industries. How can I translate my experience on…

By Cassandra Hayes


Certifiably Tech

With the cost of network administration certification ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, this…

By Cassandra Hayes


From job to job

Quell Job-Hopping Fears With The Right Approach

You’ve had five jobs in as many years, and now fear that your…

By Cassandra Hayes


Ranking Filers

Its tax time again--here's what you can expect from a paid preparer

Not to alarm anyone, but we’re fast approaching April 15. And, if the thought…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


A Personal Assistant Without The Cost

Home Office Voice Mail routes calls, faxes, e-mail and more, without a weekly salary

Ever wished you could afford to hire an assistant for your home office?…

By Tariq K. Muhammad


Riding The Tech Roller Coaster Upward

Parnassus manager says Electro Scientific is good for solid returns

When it comes to tech, sometimes the best investment ideas take a little…

By James A. Anderson


Right Down Main Street

The market applauds how Broadway turned things around

Broadway Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: BYFC) hasn’t made waves in print. One of the top…

By Dwight Oestricher


Wealth-Building Made Easy


Has saving for the future become a chore? If so, log on to…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Keeping The Competition At Bay

Bay Networks' Lloyd Carney pushes networking into the fast lane

Last month, in our technology issue, we profiled 10 technology trailblazers ranging from IT…

By Tariq K. Muhammad


Tax Time Again

TurboTax makes filing easy

It’s tax time again and you’ve done exactly what you promised yourself you…

By Tariq K. Muhammad


One PC To Go, Please

Buying a mail-order PC can be a breeze if you ask the right questions

Are you ready to purchase a computer but don’t want to haggle with pushy…



Low-cost Marketing

Educating the customer is a great way to publicize your business

You’ve got a dilemma: you want to get the word out on your…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish


Programming Success

A diversity of services has put this computer consulting firm in the black

Computers are the wave of the present. And if revenues are any indication,…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis


A Work In Progress

General contractor company builds image through commercial and residential projects

Alisa K. Bowens learned the nuts and bolts of the painting and remodeling…

By Ann Brown


Making Sure You Go The Distance

Show you've planned for the long haul by having a succession plan in place

No business plan is complete without a succession plan. This is the mechanism that…

By Roz Ayres-Williams


Life After (Student) Debt

The growing cost of knowledge is a lesson in itself

Undergraduate and grad students are finding out the hard way just how much…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold


Making A Difference On The Hill

You don't always need piles of loot to influence legislation

Who says a regular guy can’t influence big-city Washington politics? Certainly not Harrison Boyd,…

By Joyce Jones


Thompson Named To FTC Post

Appointment marks second black to sit on commission

Mozelle W. Thompson, a former principle deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Treasury…

By Joyce Jones


Center Of Attention

Los Angeles Laker Shaquille O'Neal opens shop in Compton

Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal is a firm believer in TWISM (“The…

By Sherri McGee


Fastbreak Into Licensing

Growing popularity of Harlem Globetrotters leads to new merchandising subsidiary

When you’re hot, you’re hot. And the Harlem Globetrotters are sizzling. Just five…

By Rick Sherrell


Going Down To The Wire

Percy Sutton invests $835 million in wireless communication network in Africa

Staying confined to the inner city isn’t good enough for BE 100s maven Percy…

By Frank McCoy