African Brews

Imported beers are cooling off the season and heating up the market

While dining out with friends over the years, Edmund Nosegbe, president and CEO of…

By Joyce Jones

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Baggage Heaven

Lost any luggage at the airport lately? It may just wind up at…

By Ann Brown

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Miles for your mortgage

These days you can earn frequent flier miles with just about any purchase,…

By Ann Brown

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Returning Lemons

A look at how defective products are recalled

Ever wonder how a product comes to be recalled? Nicolette Humphries, spokesperson at…

By Ann Brown

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Sorting Through The Mail

Beware: your mailbox could be a magnet for fraud

Mary Ann Campbell is still scratching her head, wondering how her name and address…

By Joyce Jones

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Time is Money

So Get Organized To Make The Most Of It

Macey Bullock’s ebony desk is usually hidden beneath piles of documents. After answering…

By Nicole Graves

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Failed But Not Defeated

You can start over after temporary setbacks

Michael A. Grant, J.D., is a motivational consultant and speaker in Nashville, Tennessee
Charles…

By Michael A. Grant

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Racing Toward Excellence

Here's how you can reach the finish line

Do you want to achieve independence of mind, pocket and soul? Read about…

By MarcArthur St. Juste

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Faith at Work

It is possible to be spiritual at the office

An unspoken phenomenon is resurfacing in the workplace, and slowly forcing corporations to…

By June Smith Bryant

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Buying Luxuries On A Budget

How to save and invest on big ticket luxury items, just like the experts do

We all like nice things. Purchasing a luxury item now and then transports us…

By Jeff Bredenberg

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Get More Out Of Your Career

Work Less, Make More tells how to find job fulfillment and earn more money to boot

You have many reasons why you’re not working less and making more. I’ve heard…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Business Factory

Small business incubators are vital to creating thriving new enterprises. Here's how urban communities can band together to build their own.

Della L. Clark compares the West Philadelphia Enterprise Center (WPEC) to major league baseball’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Wall Street Project: What Does It Mean For You?

How Jesse Jackson's focus on the financial markets could make a difference

Jesse Jackson has one of the most distinctive voices in the world. No doubt…

By Eric L. Smith

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THE FUNDMASTER

New york state comptroller H. Carl Mccall is leveraging pension fund dollars into fiscal activism

The squint that sometimes wrinkles his brow could easily be mistaken for a scowl,…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Screening for Investment Gold

Thanks to new online software, you can tailor your stock portfolio like the pros

Investors, behold. HERE, in the guise of a simple software package, is your miracle.…

By James A. Anderson

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Those Wedding Bell … Greens?

Making sure your fiscal goals are compatible before you hit the altar makes sense. Here's how to ensure a smooth financial road together.

All too often, newlyweds barely make it through the honeymoon phase. They’re soon at…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Where There’s A Will

Having a comprehensive estate plan is not just for the rich. Plan now to make your loved ones' lives easier after you're gone.

For Cicily O’bryant, it was the Death of her husband. For Eugene Parker, it…

By Donald Jay Korn

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How To Survive In A Volatile Stock Market

Until the market slowed, a bang-up start to 1998 had investors eager for more. Our experts map out what to expect now.

For investors young and old, experienced or green, it’s head-scratching time. And what’s got…

By James A. Anderson

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In The Lead

If you want to be more persuasive and influential in your career, Getting…

By Black Enterprise

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Down Home Hospitality

In 1993, after five and a half years as a naval air traffic…

By Donna Ladson

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Time For A Break?

Take a sabbatical and return with an expertise that enriches both you and the company

When Craig Owen White turned 40 last year, he took stock of his life.…

By Paula Lynn Parks

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The Rising Costs Of Meetings

Corporate meetings not only cost you time–they may also be costing your company…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Motivating Your Mentor

Q: I’ve been assigned a company mentor. However, our relationship is not what…

By Black Enterprise

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Interview Blunders

Five things you didn't know that can mar your first impression

During an interview, your answers to questions are not all that matters. Nowadays,…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Investing As Child’s Play

There are funds for children that put their weekly allowance to work now for the future

Learning financial responsibility, like eating leafy green veggies, is obviously good for your children.…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Blue Revenues For Big Blue’s Client

IBM's computer outsourcing whims cause OAO woes

In business, small companies will always tell you that it helps to have influential…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Knights Of The Roundtable

Here's how our panel of experts fared this past year

They came. They foresaw. And, by and large, they conquered. Last year, BE…

By James A. Anderson

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Searching Hot Sectors For Big Gains

TIAA-CREF's Martin hunts for big players in growth industries

Pity the working portfolio manager. He or she is doomed to butt heads with…

By James A. Anderson

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Apple Bites Back

Can the computer maker's latest offerings stall the wolf at the Gates?

Apple’s bumper crop of new products has generated a level of attention and optimism…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Computing On-The-Go

Technology has made it possible to have a virtual office no matter how…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Tricks Of The Trail

Make the most of your digital life on the road

Juggling a laptop, spare battery, cables and printer isn’t as much of a problem…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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You Can Take It With You

Mobile computing took to make your business trip a pleasure

Size does matter, especially in the world of mobile computing. Professionals on the run…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Environmental Know-How

Small businesses can tap into the EPA to learn about compliance

Business owners in the auto service and repair, agriculture and printing industries, among…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Citigroup Banks On Small Business

Major financial institution commits $115 billion in loans and investments

Citigroup, the product of the merger between Citicorp and Travelers Group, has made…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Alaska On Tour

Alaskan tour operator opens market to African Americans

Before Grady O’Bryant came along, Fairbanks, Alaska, was a town with a lot…

By Kevin Anderson

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A Designing Woman

Regional designer is working to make it big in retail

Tamika Riley is your average Type A personality–she moves quickly, talks even faster…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Turn Customer Data Into Company Profits

Customer feedback: It's how you use it that impacts your bottom line

How much is your average customer worth to you? Whether you operate a tire…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Closing the retirement savings gap

There's Still Time To Build A Golden Nest Egg

Americans–particularly women and minorities–must start saving more aggressively today for a financially secure…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Leveling The Field

Clinton's new rules offer 10% price credit to minority firms

For three years, the black business community has waited patiently for President Clinton to…

By Joyce Jones

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TLC Sells Beverage Biz

Not quite a year removed from divesting itself of a mammoth fond division…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Carving A New Path

Carver Bancorp teams with McCall, NYBDC to increase minority loans by $200 million

Often the biggest obstacle for African American businesses to hurdle is access to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Essence Of Entertainment

Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) expanded its influence recently with the establishment of a…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Wells Fargo Commits $1 Billion In Loans

Loan program eyes small business growth nationwide

Wells Fargo just gave small business owners about I billion reasons to smile.…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Laying Out The Welcome Mat

Cendant Corp. signs hotel franchise deals with black ownership groups

Cendant Corp. is looking for a few good innkeepers. Hot on the heels of…

By Herbert L. White

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