TRAVEL LOG

The Music Crab Feast Series, produced for nearly 12 years by the black-owned J.O.B.…

By Ann Brown

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Heartfelt Greetings

Create e-mail cards online with the American Heart Association

A new feature on the American Heart Association’s Web site is just right…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Revving Up To The Motorcycle Craze

The season is open for new riders

Motorcycles have an ability-unique among land-based motor vehicles — to liberate the mind and…

By Jay Koblenz

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Prescription Drug Alert

Errors made at pharmacies could threaten your health

John Fleming was midway through his 30-day prescription for blood pressure medication when he…

By Karen Gutloff

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Service With A Smile

Customer satisfaction depends on your approach

What makes good customer service? “Providing quality service and follow-through to exceed the…

By Angela Acquaye

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2, 4, 6, 8 — 1,001 Ways To Motivate!

Revive your team with some inspiring advice

Do your group projects take longer than expected? Do you and your team…

By Sonja Mack

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The Art Of Communication

Refine your skills now so your business can thrive later

Communication, the heart of business, is the most important of all entrepreneurial skills.…

By Kirk Charles

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The CEO Style

If you want your business to be a success, you'll need to dress the part. Here's some advice to get you started.

Consider this: You’ve finally set up your business, and you’re ready to build your…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Franklin Reigns

Franklin Raines returns to Fannie Mae as the first black CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation

The Spring of 1969 was a combustible time. Vietnam was raging half a world…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Spruce Up for Profits

If you're putting your home up for sale, the right improvements can increase its value by $5,000 or more

One snife, and realtor Janice Brown knew she was in for trouble. Only moments…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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What’s Your Score

Learn how your credit rating can help you get credit easier and faster

For Steve Jones, 44, getting enough credit to run his business had always been…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Women Business Owners Resource Book

Are you starting a business or already on your own? Here is a must-have roster of women-friendly contacts

There’s “women power” in the business arena with minority-women-owned businesses becoming a major force…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of the B.E. 100s

A look at how women CEOs arte running some of today's largest black-owned DK: businesses

The world of the BE 100s is one of exclusivity. The CEOs that run…

By Eric L. Smith

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Business Dynamos

Black women are making inroads in the world of business. Like these three, you can tap exciting markets and achieve entrepreneurial success.

There is a quiet, yet powerful revolution happening right now in the small business…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Upholding The Law Of The Land

U.S. Attorney Sharon Zealey goes to court for Uncle Sam

Sixteen years ago, Sharon J. Zealey worked as a summer law, clerk in the…

By Hal Karp

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Go To The Head Of The Class

Ace the grueling employee-training program and land the job

In 1994, when Rodney D. Brown was selected to enter the Michelin Tires training…

By Monique R. Brown

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Striking Oil

If there is any question whether racism is still olive in corporate America,…

By Sonja Mack

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Delayed Retirement

Do you feel you’ll have to work for the rest of your life…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Manage With A Softer Edge

Don't be the boss that employees love to hate

Boss from hell: out. Kinder, gentler manager: in. Like fashion, management styles change…

By Kirk Charles

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Out of Commissions

James A. Anderson

Cost-conscious investor that you no doubt are, you hate paying too much in…

By James A. Anderson

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Webbed funding

Mortgage shopping made easier thanks to the Internet

What’s the latest marvel of the World Wide Web? It’s nothing less than…

By James A. Anderson

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Was Breaking Up Hard To Do?

Now that Randall Eley is gone, it's Eugene Profit's turn to run things

Here’s a case where investing well is the best revenge. When last we checked…

By James A. Anderson

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Staying On Top Of The World

Two B.E. international fund picks are off to the races in '98

Recently, the benefits of global investing have been a tough sell to anyone…

By James A. Anderson

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Digging Deeper

Richard Garriques says midcaps look like a winner

These days, a good number of analysts will tell you to forget about expecting…

By James A. Anderson

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Is Your Internet Connection Right For You?

Rafiki Cai

With a 28.8 Kbps (kilobits per second) Internet connection, WWW can take on a…

By Rafiki Cai

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Q: Should I upgrade to Windows 98?

A: Maybe. Actually, it depends on what you want from your operating system.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Set Up Shop On The Web

E-commerce solutions for businesses of all sizes

If you’re finally convinced that selling your wares on the Internet is a viable…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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From Entrepreneur To Search Engineer

Former music agent Kevin Henderson is singing a new tune at Infoseek

The information technology (IT) industry is the fastest growing in America today. It’s created…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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No Place Like Home Care

As life expectancy increases, opportunities open up for home healthcare providers

People living to the age of 100 represent one of the fastest growing segments…

By Ann Brown

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Secure And Manage Your Finances

Free booklets on banking

To help small business owners successfully establish banking relationships, SCORE (Service Corps of…

By Black Enterprise

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The write stuff

Publicist sets herself apart with a slick arsenal of PR tools

Regina Lynch-Hudson has always had a flair for writing celebrity and VIP profiles —…

By Gerda Gallop

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Legal Help For Entrepreneurs

Understanding the Law just got easier

As a lawyer and business owner, Deborah L. Jacobs knows firsthand about the…

By Gerda Gallop

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Duplicating For Profits

Three copy pros turn a college dream into an enterprise

What started as a means to make extra money in college has turned…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Getting It Straight From The Best Source

Focus groups help you zero in on what your customers are thinking

Loyal customers who feel good about your company and its products or services will…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Up The Mountain

Securing capital remains a steep challenge for female entrepreneurs

As we reported last year (“And Still They Rise,” Facts & Figures, October…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Affirmative Action Onslaught Persists

Defeat of Higher Education Act amendment not expected to thwart attacks

Republicans on Capitol Hill have developed a more subtle attack strategy since their colleague,…

By Joyce Jones

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Detroit’s Omnibank Seized By FDIC

Bad loans, undercapitalization spelled doom for minority bank

Omnibank, the River Rouge, Michigan-based financial company led by William T. Johnson, chairman…

By Derek T. Dingle

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… And Liberty For All

New Orleans bank partners with Edgar Lomax Co. to create mutual fund

The consolidation of the nation’s largest financial institutions has hit traditional community banks with…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Creating A Little ‘Magic’ At Founders

Jheryl Busby, Janet Jackson and Earvin Johnson purchase California bank

The African American banking industry took on a decidedly Hollywood glitz last March. Basketball…

By Ann Brown

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