Someone To Watch Over You

NetShield protects networks from malicious viruses

Keeping a single PC virus-free can be trying. Keeping an entire local area…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The Small Office Of Your Dreams

If you're building a SOHO, here are some must-have items

Keeping abreast of the latest technology is important for a SOHO (small office/home office).…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Avoid The IT Cash Crunch

Buying technology for your firm doesn't have to break the bank

No matter what kind of business you’re in, information technology is likely to be…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Quick Meals Offer Sweet Deals ..

Three fast food chains available in one franchise agreement

Clayton Turnbull was first introduced to franchising at age 15, while working at McDonald’s.…

By Melba Newsome

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Resourceful Advice .

Tips for starting a business

Every entrepreneur knows that one of the toughest tasks when starting a business…

By Ann Brown

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Capital Financing

Venture Fair highlights venture capital opportunities

The 1998 Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair, presented by the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group and…

By Black Enterprise

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Auto-Matic Fix .

Firm offers stress-free auto repair

In early 1996, Emilie Kernisan opened Desert Star Claims with the idea of…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Cooking Up A Storm

Mother and son team up as restaurateurs

In 1994, mother and son, Margaret and Robert Gardenhire, decided to transform two…

By Lisa Summerour

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Designs For Success

African American architectural firms snag major projects

Urban areas are undergoing dramatic changes and providing key opportunities for African American architects…

By Bernadette Adams Davis

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Running On Empty

Black Auto Dealers Are Spinning Their Wheels

Glance quickly at the numbers and you’d assume minority auto dealers were in…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Counting on controversy .

Debate rages over 2000 census and statistical sampling

When it comes to conducting the 2000 census, the one thing you can count…

By Joyce Jones

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UNCF Targets South Africa .

Multimillion-dollar agreement will strengthen curriculum, administration and schools

The United Negro College Fund was awarded a five-year, $21.9 million contract aimed…

By Paula M. White

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A daring departure for Gourmet

B.E. 100s concern branches out into campus management

Perhaps managing a multimillion dollar food service empire wasn’t enough to keep Gourmet…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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This Signal’s Loud And Clear

Radio One Inc. purchases Detroit's Bell Broadcasting Co.

Radio One Inc. is kicking up the volume as it makes moves to…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Driving Uphill

Report cites deficiencies in GM's Minority Dealers Development Program

The fact that many African American auto dealers across the country are stuck in…

By Lloyd Gite

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Mix Your Cake And Eat It Too

It will be sweeter if you enjoy the process

If you’re thinking about ditching a project or goal because the results are…

By Black Enterprise

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Give perfectionism the boot

Strive instead to put forth your best effort

Debra Chatman Finley knows no one’s perfect, but it took her years to…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Black Enterprise Auto Guide

Reviews of 36 new vehicles arriving in 1999

The big buzz on the automotive front lately has been about business, overshadowing even…

By Jay Koblenz

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Turning Contacts Into Contracts

B.E.'s Entrepreneurs Conference enabled black business owners to develop lucrative deals.

The annual Black Enterprise/NationsBank Entrepreneurs Conference has proven to be an education of sorts…

By Dorett Smith

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The State Of Small Black

Gerda D. Gallop

AFRICAN AMERICAN-owned businesses have always fought for a larger share of the proverbial American…

By Gerda Gallop

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Bringing It Home

Gail Snowden helps BankBoston lead the nation in community banking

Having grown up in Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood, Gail Snowden knows about the inner…

By Hal Karp

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

You thought it was your dream job, but it isn't--what next?

“I don’t want to go to work, I hate it!” Do these words sound…

By C.J. Hayden

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All in the family

In the book Black Families in Corporate America, author few other sociologists have…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Struggling Up The Legal Ladder

Minorities in corporate law departments are still fighting to break through the glass…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Get The Idea?

Package, pitch and deliver winning ideas at work

You rack your brain for ideas after the boss discussed increasing office productivity.…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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A Year-End Run For Mutual Funds

Do all funds carry the same tax bite?

Conventional wisdom says that investing money in a stock mutual fund late in the…

By James A. Anderson

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A Bull Market…In Bonds?

Mark Lay looks to juice up staid Treasury yields

By now you’ve heard investing experts go on about what had been a bull…

By Melissa Bradford

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Turtle power

Did slow and steady work for Ariel's McKissack?

Talk about getting paid for going out on a limb. In Private Screening…

By James A. Anderson

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The African American Web Ring

www.halcon.com/halcon/1ring.html

Finding sites of interest to African Americans can be tough, especially if you…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Rolling Your Way To Profits

Using vending carts to sell everything from hot dogs to handbags has become big business. Here's how to turn your modular merchandising venture into a moneymaking machine.

Vera moore, owner of vera moore cosmetics, discovered the true meaning–and beauty–of mobile merchandising…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Working The Private Equity Circuit

Are you a prime candidate for venture capital or other private investment backing? Here's how to get in the game.

Buyout specialist john Douglas has seen the best and the worst of private equity…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Safety first

Seligman's Rodney Collins outlines an approach for a sound portfolio

What’s the difference between the stock market and a pleasure cruise? After a long…

By James A. Anderson

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At the Top Of Their Game

These companies emerged as B.E.'s 1998 Small Business Entrepreneurs of the Year-Emerging Company, Business Innovator, Rising Star and Kidpreneur

Despite a host of challenges, including lack of adequate start-up capital, competition from larger…

By Gerda Gallop

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Going solo

Nearly 54% of all travelers traveled alone last year, says the Travel Industry…

By Ann Brown

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Luxury flights return

The recent domestic airline alliances and the overall surge in passengers have many…

By Ann Brown

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Rounding Up Houston

Business travelers can find a warm Southern welcome when the day is done

Now that Houston has made history by electing its first African American mayor, Lee…

By Lloyd Gite

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Staying Healthy On The Road

How business travelers can take charge of their well-being

Business traveler Chris Watkins, owner and manager of a Los Angeles-based sales, marketing…

By Ann Brown

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Will Big-Car Drivers Pay The Price

What the debate over SUVs may mean for owners

William and Janice Lykes believe that only a sport utility vehicle (SUV) can withstand…

By Jacqueline Mitchell

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Call Anxiety’s Bluff

Barry Ray is an attorney and motivational speaker in Dayton, Ohio and play…

By Barry Ra

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Leader Of The Professional Pack

Here are 10 ways to stand out from the crowd
For every business endeavor,…

By Black Enterprise

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Eloquent Numbers

A pro explains how a well-done financial statement can help turn a potential investor into your biggest backer

Raising money from outside investors is fundamentally an act of financial communication. Ultimately, success…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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TECH CAREERS 2001

It is one of the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. Here's where the jobs are and how to get the skills to land them.

If you’ve ever watched daytime or late-night tv you’ve probably seen the commercials for Apex,…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Seeking an Investment Advisor

The Jacksons knew they needed help with their wealth-building strategy--here's how they finally found the right financial planner

Talk about a change of heart. Not so long ago, Dawn and Scott Jackson…

By James A. Anderson

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Keeping It in the Family

Operating a family-owned company takes more than just rounding up mom, dad and the kids. Here are tips to keep your family firm fit.

When he was five years old, Terrance Z. Jackson started working in his family’s…

By Wendy M. Beech

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