Dataline

The 9th Annual Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, kicks off September 11.…

By Ann Brown

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The Costs Of Laptop Travel

Need to send a few e-mails from your hotel room? You might want…

By Ann Brown

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Airlines Join Hands

Earlier this year, the major carriers announced plans to market flights and services…

By Ann Brown

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The Telemarketing Hoax

How to protect yourself from fraudulent phone sales

Congratulations! You are one of 50 lucky winners of a luxurious five-day, four-night cruise…

By Joyce Jones

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Sealing The Deal

You can get the sale without high-pressure tactics

Have you ever bought something you didn’t want just to get away from…

By Iris Randall

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Climb Any Mountain

Achieve your biggest goals by taking smaller steps

If you’ve ever wanted to do something big, say, change careers or start…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Business Before Pleasure

Frugality is key to keeping your company running

No business can survive without sufficient cash flow. If you fail to invest…

By Kirk Charles

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1998 BLACK ENTERPRISE/PEPSI Golf & Tennis Challenge

If you got game, financial backers will come; if you don't, expect to go it alone

By age 17, she had already taken the tennis world by storm. Finally, a…

By Black Enterprise

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Partnering for Success

Historically black colleges and universities are increasing their competitiveness by teaming up with major corporations and government agencies

A few years ago, the sitcom A Different World–the highly rated spinoff of The…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Merger Maestro

Bruce Gordon answers the call for Bell Atlantic by helping to build one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies

For telephone customers from New York to Maine, the hit was direct and swift.…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Shopping for an Enterprise

Buying an existing business may be more lucrative than starting one from scratch. Here's how to tell what might work for you.

Buying an existing company can put a neophyte business-type on the fast track to…

By Joyce Jones

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5 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business

Having these basic truths under your belt will help your chances of a successful launch

There are countless opportunities to run into brick walls in the exciting world of…

By Gerda Gallop

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Investment Tip-Offs From Management

Here are 4 ways executives let you know business is good and company stocks may be headed upward

Psst. Want a hot stock tip? Looking for the scoop on what’s going on…

By Laura Egodigwe

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The Road to Winning Credit

Keeping yourself on track takes planning, practice and loads of discipline

NONMORTGAGE consumer debt in the U.S. is currently $1.3 trillion. That equals about $4,600…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Diversity Watch

Two companies' diversity efforts are screened and evaluated by the experts

Diversity initiatives continue to make inroads in American corporations. According to a 1998 study…

By Shari Caudron

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15 Franchises You Can Run From Home

You don't have to leave the house to become an entrepreneur. You just need to grab one of these great franchise opportunities.

If your desk can be found in your den rather than an office building,…

By Gerda Gallop

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Manufacturing Genius

Roy Perry is moving production full speed ahead at Dell Computer

When Roy Perry went to work for Dell Computer, it took him only two…

By Hal Karp

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High-Tech Tools Shorten The Job Search

Successfully maneuver through the new interviewing technology and get the job

Answering a classified for an account executive, Keith Davis dialed the toll-free number listed.…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Convention Buy In

Q: I want to attend one of the national black professional conferences this…

By S.R. Mitchell

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Launching a satellite career

Satellite television and cable have served up a bevy of entertainment options for…

By Black Enterprise

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A Tempest In A Teapot

How to manage the emotional employee

You’ve just promoted a staff member. Another employee, who thought he should have…

By Monique R. Brown

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The Quest To Leverage Capital

COBI espouses an investment mindset for building black wealth

What does a hip-hop recording have to do with investing? A lot, says Duane…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Giving Uncle Sam His Dues

The IRS wants your club's capital gains. Here's how to lessen your tax liability.

If you’re in an investment club, there’s more to November 26 than Thanksgiving and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Globetrotting The Market

Bill Roach's stocks set off for a journey around the world

The portfolio. This year, it’s been hard to ignore the effect overseas markets…

By James A. Anderson

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Crunching The Numbers For Profit

Portfolio manager Ken Johnson doesn't necessarily take the company line

You might say Kenneth Johnson has a philosophy that’s in step with this era…

By James A. Anderson

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An Ounce Of Prevention

Copy your hard drive before upgrading your operating system

You couldn’t wait until Windows 98 hit the street, but are you really…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A New Kind Of Internet Chat

Telephone companies are charging into the Internet telephony

Sure, the Internet can provide your business with a worldwide audience, but what about…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Make the Upgrade

Taking apart o computer isn’t rocket science. In fact, in his latest book,…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Say ‘So Long’ To Snail Mail

E-mail: squeeze more power from a great business tool

We laughed at the Beverly Hillbillies for hauling water into the mansion from the…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Choosing The Best Corporate Structure

Selecting the right legal entity is key for your business

One of the most fundamental decisions you make when getting your business off the…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Catering Creative Occasions

Successful California entrepreneur hosts events for all reasons and seasons

Rena Puebla, 44, knew she had a knack for event planning. As an employee…

By Jayne Cubbage

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Lending a Hand

New network keeps start-ups on track

The National Business Alliance, a newly formed not-for-profit network of CPAs, attorneys, lending…

By Black Enterprise

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Jamaican Eatery Creates Spicy Revenues

Jerk Machine Inc. is on the way to franchising

The name for Jerk Machine Inc., Desmond and Catherine Malcolm’s south Florida chain…

By Mark Richard Moss

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New And Improved Service

Product sampling and test-marketing can help you refine your business

Major manufacturers are constantly touting new and improved versions of existing products or claiming…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Costly Matter Of Life Or Death

Taxpayers pay a high price for capital punishment

As weighty issues go, the death penalty certainly incites passionate debate. But emotional…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Dellums to Head HIM

After serving 27 years as the distinguished congressman from Berkeley, California, Ronald V.…

By Joyce Jones

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Will New Bill Help Africa Or Exploit It?

African Growth and Opportunity Act splits CBC and other black officials

What could possibly be wrong with a bill that pledges to strengthen the economy…

By Joyce Jones

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Making a special acquisition

Specialized Packaging Inc. finalizes purchase of Canadian carton company

BE 100s CEO Carlton L. Highsmith has been busy of late designing more…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due

First Municipal Credit Corp. wins lucrative contract from Maryland

First Municipal Credit Corp. (FMCC), a black-owned lease finance company, was recently awarded…

By Paula M. White

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A Direct Path To The Public Market

Advanced Engineering Design hopes DPO will raise $2 million

Small business owners who don’t exactly meet the specifications for a professional underwriter to…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Hair Care Firms Get Ownership Makeover

The sale of Soft Sheen and Johnson Products signal industry consolidation

It’s on! The battle to dominate the ethnic hair care market started in earnest…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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The Entrepreneur in You

One of the most powerful and uniquely American passions of our times is…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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