No Room At The Inn?

You’ve just arrived in town, and a major convention has the hotel rooms…

By Ann Brown

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Are Debit Cards Bad Travel Partners?

It may not be such a good idea to use your bank card…

By Ann Brown

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A Taste Of The Stars

Black-owned celebrity restaurants are opening in cities nationwide

A growing number of African American celebrities, working closely with restaurant industry veterans, are…

By Marcelle Williams Fowler

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Follow My Vision

Here's how to align your employees with your mission

“Without vision, the people perish.” After widespread downsizing efforts in the 1980s, this…

By Iris Randall

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To Ease The Daily Grind …

Pamper yourself with alternative therapy

Carol Johnson-Green used to be able to get her family ready and out…

By June Smith Bryant

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Jack or Jill of all trades

The ability to perform many roles simultaneously is a must

You’ve updated the accounting books in time to make a few sales calls.…

By Kirk Charles

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Taking The LEAP Into Stock Options

Reserving the right to purchase stock later offers both risk and reward. Here's how to carefully get a handle on it all.

Novice or longtime investor, if you’ve been pondering buying stock over the last year…

By James A. Anderson

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Show and Sell

Here are the tricks of the trade show circuit and how to expo your way to profits

Gregory Perkins knows how to stand out in a crowd. When 20,000 publishing industry…

By Karen Gutloff

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Shopping for EQUALITY

Tired of racism in retail, black shoppers are starting to speak up, and the industry is being forced to listen

When Paula D. Hampton, 37, went shopping with her family on April 5, 1996,…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Canady Sledgehammers Black Business

A new Congressional bill is poised to slam affirmative action efforts

After a relatively quiet period earlier in the year, affirmative action rulings are once…

By Hamil R. Harris

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em — Buy ‘Em

Black management group buys 73 Denny's restaurants across the country

These days when Denny’s is in the news and an African American is involved–your…

By Paula M. White

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CFO Bids Farewell To World Of Disney

After a 12-year tenure, Richard Nanula leaves to be CEO at Starwood Hotels

Richard D. Nanula is hanging up his Mickey ears to don a new hat…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Reaching the Apex

B.E. investment company in new hands following sale to Rice Financial Products

The gentlemen at Rice Financial Products Co. have taken what used to be the…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Gospel Rises Again

These soul-filled sounds aren't only lifting up spirits, they're raising new business opportunities

Music industry professionals packed a dimly lit New York restaurant one evening this past…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Bargain Hunting on the web

Cyberspace can be a comparison shopper's dream -- if you know where to look

From zip drives to four-wheel drives, deals abound on the World Wide Web. It’s…

By Cheryl Coward

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Cleaning up Your credit

Here's how to wipe your credit report's slate clean

Anne Harrison knows what it’s like to be caught in a credit crunch. “I…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Point Of Reference

The candidate gave a great interview and her resume is stellar, but how…

By Cassandra Hayes

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A Job With A Backbone

Occupation: Chiropractor
Job description: Specializes in disorders of the nerves, muscles and bones. Uses…

By Monique R. Brown

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You Can Go Home Again–Maybe

Returning to your old job can be a charm if you plan it right

Some things in life are cyclic, and that includes careers. Now that the downsizing…

By Cassandra Hayes

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NO TEAM SPIRIT

Q: I’ve been assigned to a six-person project team, and we’re not working…

By Black Enterprise

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Family Backlash Increasing

“I can’t make the meeting, I have to pick up my child from…

By Black Enterprise

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Climb The Telecommuter Ladder

You can still advance your career from home

As a telecommuter, you’ve enjoyed personal flexibility, reduced your clothing budget and saved…

By Monique R. Brown

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Up, Up And Away

How much should you expect to pay fund managers? Here's the scorecard by fund type.

We all know no two funds are alike. So, it goes without saying that…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Fishing With The Big Boys

Now that Nate Chapman has gone public, what's up for his stock?

A minnow has set out on the waters of investment banking, where whale-size firms…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Was Eight Good Enough?

How good were Black Enterprise's picks last summer? Here's the scoop.

It could have been our ticket to stardom if not for a couple…

By Black Enterprise

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Micro Stocks, Macro Gains?

William Blair's Cappy Price looks for giant values in small companies

It’s hard for small company stock pickers like Cappy E. Price not to feel…

By James A. Anderson

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The best of both worlds

Keeping track of contacts for the individual and the enterprise

For many businesspeople, both entrepreneurs and corporate types, contacts are the building blocks of…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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No HTML Required

Build your own Web sites with easy-to-use applications

Have you been wanting to join the legion of businesses touting their products and…

By Rafiki Cai

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Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

Don't believe everything you read on the Net

The Internet is a wonderful and unique source of information, but you should avoid…

By Monique R. Brown

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When A Bargain Really Isn’t

Sub-$1,000 PCs: how to get the most for your money

You’re familiar with the saying “You get what you pay for.” It’s doubly true…

By Rafiki Cai

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Open your own shopping mall–online

Here's how to set up shop as a cybermall and mind all the stores

When Anthony N. Jones expanded his video wedding invitation business, he built a Web…

By Black Enterprise

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Nothing Is Firm When It Comes To Fees

From hourly rates to photocopies, the fees a lawyer charges your business are negotiable

Failure to investigate the law firm your company uses and its billing practices…

By Melba Newsome

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Timeless Designs For Modern Tastes

Interior designer Sheila Bridges' signature is culturally classic and ageless

It was a fascination with Roman architecture and history that first piqued Sheila…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Individuality Without Compromise

Uniformity makes the grade in designing fashionable school uniforms

When Clatee McAfee began her career in the fashion industry over 20 years…

By Sherri McGee

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Up Close And Personal

Survey your customers to get intimate knowledge of their wants and needs

How intimately do you know your customers? What turns them on? What causes them…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Spending With HEART

The gap between a consumer’s heart strings and a company’s bottom line is…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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