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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tree-saving technology

Roz Ayres-Williams

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

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Business Pioneers Pass Away

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

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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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

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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

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Bond To Chair NAACP

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

By Black Enterprise

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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

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Courting The Bull Market

Nathan Chapman takes his investment firm public

As one of the largest blackowned investment and brokerage firms, Baltimorebased the Chapman Co.…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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The Black Wealth Imperative

Whether it is a result of omnipresent, relentless marketing, or a natural fascination with…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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B.E.’s SUCCESSPERT SPEAKS

“Your dreams are the seeds for your success,” says Willie Jolley, president of…

By Black Enterprise

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Black Museums Worth A Summer Visit

Across the country, more museums are focusing on African American culture. The National…

By Ann Brown

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Congress Takes Issue With Airfares

American Express says that airline ticket prices are expected to rise about 6%…

By Ann Brown

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TRAVEL LOG

The Windy City gets the spirit with the Chicago Gospel Festival, June 12-14…

By Ann Brown

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Vacation Home Exchanges

How to cut your travel expenses by staying in someone's home

Travelers can considerably reduce vacation expenses by trying out a home exchange. Trade…

By Ann Brown

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Car Of The Future

Vehicle developed by the Big Three promises safety, savings and style

Imagine a mid-sized family sedan as roomy as a Ford Taurus, but weighing less…

By Jacqueline Mitchell

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www.octobergallery.com

Site allows consumers to buy black art online

Art lovers will find a haven in an innovative site created by the…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Recording The Black Athlete

HBO chronicles progress of sports figures

In this 119-minute video, The Journey of the African American Athlete, HBO Sports…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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How The Unemployed Stay Insured

Find out how health coverage could be lost if you retire or lose your job

It’s never too early to find out exactly what kind of health insurance coverage…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Milking The Cash Cow

L.A. entrepreneur persevered to head the nation's only black-owned dairy

Kevin Copeland’s got milk 330,000 gallons a day to be exact. President and CEO…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Keeping The Faith

Look inward and renew your sense of self

If you’re seeking relief from the stress. of professional and everyday life, consider…

By Kim Ford

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BOTTOM LINES

“Money doesn’t equal success; it’s only a by-product of it.”
–Cheryl D. Broussard, CEO…

By Black Enterprise

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Crafting A Sound Bite

You're four steps closer to leaving a memorable impression

Iris Randall is an organizational management consultant based in Danbury, Connecticut
You know the…

By Iris Randall

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The Joy Of Reading

Bronx bookseller resolves to spread the love of words in the black community

It’s tough taking the entrepreneurial plunge when those around you predict you’ll sink…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Assuming The Risks

Do you have what it takes to embrace the uncertainty of entrepreneurship?

Kirk Charles .
Kirk Charles is a motivational speaker and writer based in Linden,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Going it Alone

The most successful entrepreneurs have certain traits in common. Take this quiz to find out if you have them, too.

If you think you want to become an entrepreneur, you’re definitely not alone. According…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Small Biz Goes High Tech

The tools are readily available, but a technology plan is crucial for success in today's business environment

For Jeanette Sanderson Patterson, integrating technology into her business was not a choice, but…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Want To Be A Big-Time Consultant

Here's how to get into this lucrative field from African Americans already in the mix

When Kim Crawford was younger, she dreamed of becoming an attorney. But while attending…

By Hal Karp

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Taming Your Student Loan

Graduating was the easy part. Now, here's how to tackle one of your biggest debts.

It was only a stack of paper in a rainbow of pastel shades. Two…

By James A. Anderson

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40 Acres And A Mall

Staking a claim in one of America's biggest gold mines--commercial real estate--requires know-how, connections and staying power

On his 29th birthday, at an age when most people are still deciding whether…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Don’t Let the Bull Market Pass You By

One survey suggests that black investment in the stock market is lagging. Is a wealth-building opportunity being missed?

As the Dow Jones industrial average continues breaking barriers on its way to the…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Detroit’s Renaissance

An economic rebirth spawned by a new administration is bringing both people and business back into the city

Leaving the sun and mountains of the picturesque Southwest behind him two and a…

By Paula Farmer

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Countdown To The 21st Century

How can black companies thrive in the new millennium? Our economists offer imperatives CEOs must embrace now

As the year 2000 beckons, few could argue with the impressive strides black-owned businesses…

By Eric L. Smith

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Scoring In The Big League

The sun is shining on Ronald E. Blaylock and his firm, Blaylock & Partners, as they stake big claims on Wall Street

Ronald E. Blaylock is in the zone. Much like his play with the Georgetown…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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The Heat Is On

Faced with competition by mega-banks, black-owned banks are fighting to retain their customers and their capital base

Black-owned financial institutions forged full steam ahead in 1997, in the battle-ready stance they…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Creative Point Of View

A fresh perspective and client partnerships have given Don Coleman Advertising the designing edge

“How do you take your advertising?” READS THE caption under a picture of a…

By Cassandra Hayes

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A Battle For Billings

Black advertising agencies face untold opportunities, but must fight intensely with mainstream agencies determined to own it all

Al Anderson couldn’t believe his eyes. it was THE first time he had ever…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Changing Of The Guard

Dynamic, new money managers are setting up shop and expanding their offerings

Nathan chapman jr. Can’t forget the butterflies that took wing in his stomach the…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Life-Sustaining Measures

Black insurance companies search for strategies to halt the erosion of their ranks

This october, prominent african american entrepreneurs, CEOs of some of the nation’s largest black-owned…

By Frank McCoy

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Making The Grade

These new companies are blazing; hot trails as the newest additions to the B.E. 100s universe

It’s the same every ear. Without fail, a small group of brash and hungry…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Shining In The Lone Star State

It's just over a year, Davis Automotive Inc. has nearly tripled its revenues to become the largest Buick dealer in Texas

There’s something unusual going on just off 1-20 in Dallas. On the third Saturday…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Motor City’s Man Of Steel

After a legendary career in the NBA, The Bing Group CEO David Bing has carved an impressive niche into the auto industry

it’s 1:15 in the afternoon. Riding in the back of a Detroit taxi presumably…

By Eric L. Smith

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Dawn Of The Black Millennium

The B.E. 100s have ridden the wave of economic prosperity to great heights, but will the good times continue into the next century?

America’s largest black-owned businesses have been in perpetual motion. With activities ranging from massive…

By Derek T. Dingle

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A WOMAN’S RIGHTS

Have you ever been asked about your child care plans in an interview?…

By April Robbins

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Take A Biological Approach

The Biomedical Science Careers Project is bridging the gap between minorities and careers…

By Monique R. Brown

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A Gem Of A Job

Occupation: Gemologist
Job description: Grade and identify diamonds and colored stones for retail, wholesale…

By Monique R. Brown

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The Strategy Of A Shadow Warrior

Paget Alves leads Sprint's charge on wholesale long distance

Even if Sprint’s not your long-distance provider, you’ve probably used a service or product…

By Hal Karp

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It’s Time For A Career Workout

Seasoned business professionals can get in shape with an executive coach

In October 1995, Bill Franklin accepted an offer with a New Jersey insurance company…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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TEAMING UP ON YOU?

Q: My job interview was with a team of people. I was overwhelmed.…

By Black Enterprise

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Engineering Jobs Slipping Away

A booming U.S. engineering industry has meant extraordinary gains for foreign engineers and…

By Monique R. Brown

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Resume Slip-Ups

Five mistakes that can cost you the job

You’re just about to mail your resume when you spot a small faux…

By Monique R. Brown

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Watch Out For The Sneakiest Fee

12b-1 fees crop up even on no-load mutual fund

After three straight years of knockout stock market gains, you probably haven’t noticed the…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Everybody In The Poll!

Clubs change over time. Surveying members keeps you up to date

Roy Rogers used to say: Even if you are on the right track, you’ll…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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