Know Where To Hold ‘Em

Changes in capital gains taxes can work to your benefit. Here's how.

You have a tax-free retirement account, say a 401(k) or individual retirement account. You…

By Donald Jay Korn


Riding The Market’s Twists And Turns

Parnassus' William Thomason sorts out his picks--to sell, buy and hold

The portfolio. Fasten your seat belts. William Thomason of San Francisco’s Parnassus Investments…

By James A. Anderson


Bargain Hunter

Green of Loomis Sayles is always looking for good deals

Loomis Sayles director Isaac Green will tell you value investors like himself come in…

By James A. Anderson


Seek And Ye Shall Find

Use your search engine right!

Search engines are supposed to help you wade through the mounds of information that…

By Monique R. Brown


How To Spot An Internet Hoax

Cyber-sleuths can stem the tide of annoying Net-spiracies

They pop up in Usenet newsgroups from supposedly informed sources or slide into your…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan


Tree-saving technology

Roz Ayres-Williams

Anyone who has done research at the Library of Congress and sifted through reels…

By Roz Ayres-Williams


Out With The Old, And In With The New

Before you buy a new PC, a CPU might do

Technological obsolescence has become an increasing concern as computer makers turn out faster machines…

By Tariq K. Muhammad


Database Marketing

More than a glorified Rolodex, a database is a tool for attracting customers

The key to building a successful business is to maintain long-lasting relationships with business…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish


In Search Of Stock

Investors can provide expansion dollars through private placements

Your company has created a product or service and is marketing it with some…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Dialing For Dollars

You can raise money from online sources if you know where to look

A handful of Web sites has cropped up over the last couple of…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Check It Out

TIS capitalizes on providing background checks for small and mid-size companies

Armed with a laptop computer and $800 in seed money, Mark Moore started Tenant…

By Mark Richard Moss


The Art Of The Turnaround

Husband-and-wife team rebuild existing business

Not every entrepreneur makes his or her way by starting a business from…

By Melba Newsome


Measuring What Your Customers Think

You may think you have a great product and service, but how do your customers really feel?

Each year the Marriott sends out guest satisfaction surveys, meets regularly with corporate meeting…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Tipping The Scales

Reports reveal bias throughout court systems

Minority employees in the courtroom have historically been … well, in the minority.…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold


Mastering The Subtle Art Of Persuasion

Knowing where to look and how to find a lobbyist is half the battle

For many entrepreneurs Washington, D.C., is a tangle of departments, agencies and bureaus intricately…

By Joyce Jones


Business Pioneers Pass Away

The black business community recently lost three trailblazers with the passing of Herbert…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold


7-Eleven Acquisition Sours

B.E. 100s CEO Leslie Corley sells off franchise

When Leslie M. Corley, president of Omaha, Nebraska-based Convenience Corp. of America Inc.…

By Derek T. Dingle


In The Driver’s Seat

Big Three automakers vow to boost minority subcontracting. But at what cost?

The Clinton administration and the Big Three automakers, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, have…

By Hamil R. Harris


Bond To Chair NAACP

“Wherever race is discussed in the Oval Office, in the CEO’s office, in…

By Black Enterprise


The Reclaiming Of BET

Bob Johnson comes full circle as he takes media company private once again

Success buys freedom. It means freedom to do as you please, on your own…

By Joyce Jones