At-A-Glance Travel Guide

Finally, A Directory For Black Travelers

Anyone who has ventured into an unfamiliar city can testify to the frustration…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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New on the Web

These sites offer useful tips and money-saving features

Day by day, the Internet is becoming more consumer-friendly. A plethora of sites…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Insider’s Secrets To Buying Antiques

Before you start your collection, find out what the experts know

The prospect of buying antiques can be as daunting as preparing an oral presentation.…

By Joyce Jones

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Alternative Therapy Finally Gets The Nod

Consumer demand is prompting insurance companies to change their ways

B.J. Shelby jokingly calls herself the self the “Bionic Woman.” Painful arthritis left the…

By Karen Gutloff

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You Can Bounce Back!

Get over slumps in your personal and professional life step-by-step

Are you pondering how to get back into the flow of life after…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Romancing in the Caribbean

Whether you're saying "I do" or need a couple's getaway, the islands are ready and waiting

The sun-warmed beaches, crystal clear waters and breathtaking sunsets of the Caribbean are naturally…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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The Changing Face of Nonprofits

Forecasters predict that the nonprofit sector is the wellspring of employment opportunities for tomorrow. Here are the talent and skills needed to give this area heart.

Three years ago, tracy smith, age 28, was a whiz kid on Wall Street…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Deregulation: Bonanza Or Bust?

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 vowed to break up communications monopolies and spark competition. Here's how you can take advantage of a multibillion dollar industry.

For the savvy small entrepreneur who can strategically position his or her company to…

By Wendy M. Beech

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A Kinder, Gentler Supervising Style

It takes balance--not brawn--to manage a winning team

Do you lead with an iron fist? Do you cut off employees in…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Communication is key to a productive work environment

“You’re not listening to me!” Truth be told, most people are either good…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Maximum Protection Insurance

The time to increase your homeowner's policy may come sooner than you think

Madelyn flannagan got the shock of her life in two installments. The first came…

By Laura Washington

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World Class Learning

More African Americans are getting advanced degrees overseas. Here's a snapshot view on how to make the most of it.

Imagine jaunting past double-decker buses and looking right instead of left as you cross…

By Cassandra Hayes

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BARDEN’S Excellent Adventure

Intrepid entrepreneur Don Barden teams up with General Motors to conquer the Namibian auto market. Can he triumph over stiff tariffs and tough labor issues?

It was only a matter of time before North America became a bit too…

By Eric L. Smith

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Casting Your Net Abroad

Black Americans are leaving the U.S. to start businesses overseas. Here's what you'll need to launch your enterprise on foreign shores.

Now more than ever, african Americans are realizing that a world of business opportunities…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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ON THE MOVE

Tanya Peebles has been promoted to vice president in the Los Angeles office…

By Black Enterprise

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The Journey Of An Artist

How Kimberly Camp came to lead the world's largest African American museum

Kimberly Camp sold her first painting when she was 12. In the years that…

By Hal Karp

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Pulling A Rabbit Out Of A Hat

How to reward employees when a raise isn't possible

One of your employees has just helped you complete a challenging and highly visible…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Performance Issues

Q : What do I do if I get a poor performance appraisal?
A:…

By Monique R. Brown

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A Financial Switch

With flexible work schedules becoming increasingly more appealing, many financial executives say that…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Didn’t Know I Had It In Me

Turn life experience into a career opportunity

Whoever said that you need to have a job in order to get…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Good Things In Large Packages

Eddie Brown's Equity Fund looks to cap risk by sticking with brand names

Just how do you value those go-go large-cap stocks these days? After leading the…

By James A. Anderson

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Nothing Comes Free

When shopping for funds, it's good to know what management charges

While you can’t predict a fund’s performance from one year to the next, you…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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All Clear For Takeoff

Money manager Lou Holland is still high on his portfolio picks

The portfolio.
Last year, Chicago-based institutional and mutual fund portfolio manager Lou Holland launched…

By James A. Anderson

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Mr. Smith Goes Abroad

MFS's Marcus Smith thinks Europe has a few surprises for 1998

How easily we’ve forgotten Europe. Last year, with a zooming U.S. stock market and…

By James A. Anderson

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Move Over, Iomega

SyQuest's SparQ 1.0 gigabyte drive heats up the removable storage battle

If you use a computer, it’s a sure bet that at some point…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Revenge Of The Cookie Monsters

Cookie cutter applications protect your privacy on the Net

By now, you’ve heard of Internet “cookies” and realize they’re not just a tasty…

By Monique R. Brown

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Video Phones Call Home

New cameras and PC hardware make it easier (and cheaper) to see that special someone

A few years ago, videoconferencing was a high-cost item limited to businesses, with…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A Literary Giant In The Making

For a virtual bookstore, reading is fundamental to success

It was an interest in books that first brought Net-preneurs Gigi Roane and Willie…

By Rafiki Cai

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Share And Share Alike

Cut costs and boost cash flow by sharing office space with another company

One of the greatest challenges facing businesses during the critical years of start-up is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Another Guerrilla In Our Midst

Marketing guru by Jay Conrad Levinson has made a career and a business…

By Black Enterprise

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Playing It Safe

Davis Safety Supply Inc. turns ordinary products into extraordinary profits

Free delivery and a well-stocked inventory of safety and first-aid products helped James…

By Jayne Cubbage

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Third Annual Small Business Award Finalists

B.E. Small Business Award nominees are transcending barriers and breaking new ground

In keeping with the tradition of honoring African American entrepreneurs who have made tremendous…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Art Of The Lobby

Knowing the ABCs of getting your issues heard on the Hill is critical to your survival

Ever wonder why some small-business owners seem to get a majority of the breaks…

By Joyce Jones

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Home Suite Home

Telecommuters shorten the gap between work and home

Imagine your corporate dress code to be a ferry cloth robe and slippers–the…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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A Stamp For You, Madam

Walker becomes first black entrepreneur honored by Postal Service

If the name Madam C.J. Walker doesn’t automatically ring a bell, shame on…

By Tammy Warren

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Checking For Static

NAACP sends out new round of surveys to telecommunications companies

Just a few months removed from issuing a blistering report on. the hotel…

By Joyce Jones

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Ward Tapped For Second Spot At Maytag

Promotion moves Lloyd Ward within arm's length of CEO chair

Is that a crack forming in the fabled glass ceiling? Well, maybe not…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Magic Has Something Brewing

Johnson partners with Starbucks to open restaurants across the country

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a busy camper. In between opening up a movie…

By Ann Brown

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Cochran Holds Court Courtside

Defense attorney makes move to sports management

Johnnie Cochran is in his natural element in a court of law. His…

By Eric L. Smith

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A Deal To Bank On

Carver Bancorp sells bank branch to City National

Banking has long been a business of relationships. It’s a truism black-owned banks have…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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