Global traveler’s guidebook

When you’re traveling to an unfamiliar country on business, it helps to know…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Beware of airport delays .

Ann Brown

During this busy travel season, airport construction nationwide may cause a few hassles.…

By Ann Brown

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Hillside Inn spreads its wings

Black-owned Pocono resort plans $5 million expansion

Albert and Odetta Murray fulfilled a dream of providing old-fashioned warmth, good food and…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Last-minute holiday travel

Q: I still need to make holiday travel plans, but I’ve missed out…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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New digs for business travelers .

An alternative to the same old hotel rooms

Tired of hotel rooms that all look alike? A short-term apartment rental may…

By Ann Brown

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Reading for the fun of it

Here's what it takes to start your very own book club

In bookstores and living rooms across the country, African American book lovers are having…

By Joyce Jones

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B.E.’s Successpert speak

“Staples’ ambitious attitude is that of a true entrepreneurial champion,” says Lakisha Marie…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The aloha spirit

California native flexes his entrepreneurial muscles in Hawaii

When Paul a. Staples went on vacation to Hawaii in 1984, he had no…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Web sites designed with small firms in mind

With one click of the mouse, the free information from these Web sites can save you time and money--and help give your business a competitive edge.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (www.usps.com). This Web site is guaranteed to cut down on…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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You snooze, you lose

Robyn D. Clarke

Sleep attacks: they always seem to creep up at the wrong time. Whether…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Ready, set, sell!

Can you be an Olympic caliber salesperson?

As a child, you had the best-selling lemonade stand on your block. People…

By Iris Randall

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Beyond the call of duty .

If you want to succeed--overachieve!

Like most professionals, Bakari Adeyemi is only required to work about 40 hours…

By MarcArthur St. Juste

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Going digital

Here's what you need to modernize your home-theater system

With the new digital look of home Theater that’s being touted this holiday season,…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Investing from scratch

If a lack of cash has kept you out of the market, here are three low-cost ways to get in

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses. When it comes to getting into the stockman, there always seems…

By James A. Anderson

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Opening your doors

African American innkeepers share the ups and downs of operating a bed and-breakfast

The idea of owning and managing a bed-and-breakfast or country inn may seem like…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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The business of selling your business

Time to let go of your company? Well, don't rush it. Here's how to get that final handshake with something to show for your efforts.

Gary Murray started Sylvest Management Systems Corp., a computer systems integration company, out of…

By Mark Richard Moss

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‘Role’ call

The right internship can help you land the career of a lifetime

“No experience necessary” is music to the ears of anyone in search of a…

By MarcArthur St. Juste

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Partying for profits

A handful of aggressive entrepreneurs are learning there's money to be made in managing entertainment festivals around the globe--but corporate sponsorship is still the key to success

Summertime has its rituals. For some, that means a romantic Memorial Day picnic for…

By Eric L. Smith

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The power behind the stars

If these professionals didn't handle their business, our favorite entertainers wouldn't shine so brightly

Sinclair Jones was a frustrated New York lawyer with a penchant for the entertainment…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Working rights

Donna Ladson

How can you tell when workplace events go from unpleasant to illegal? The…

By Donna Ladson

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Casting a wide net

Can't place the face? Kimberly Hardin does, on Hollywood's big and small screens

How would you like to be the person who cast Halle Berry and Chris…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Bouncing back after the ax

Out of work? Don't sulk; you can make a quick career comeback.

After punching the clock for four years at Chase Manhattan Bank, getting laid off…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The career path less traveled

Q: I’ve been in marketing for the past three years and want to…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Dual benefits

With dual-career couples representing 45% of the workforce, the demand for more family-friendly employee benefits…

By Cassandra Hayes

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To tell the truth

Be frank, but constructive, on 360-degree appraisals

The tables have finally turned. You’ve been asked to rate your boss performance…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Our new friend the tax man?

So the IRS is changing... what does it mean for you?

If you’ve ever been audited, you know them as tough tax folks who don’t…

By Olayinka Fadahunsi

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You’re never too young

Investment clubs help teens conquer the world of stocks

The stock market is kid stuff for the S.G. Junior In,vestment Club (SGJIC). That…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The power of diversification

Electronics retailer's stock helps Hamilton Lewis' portfolio finish up for the year

The portfolio: There’s a good reason why investment pros keep harping on diversification:…

By James A. Anderson

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Low expectations–big gain

Quinn Stills says neglected stocks often pack a surprise punch

Growth, growth and more growth. It seems that everywhere you turn, there are mutual…

By James A. Anderson

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Check public records online

Get the facts on potential clients and business associates

Public records have always been a good source of information on companies and…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Honest Abe gives you a fair

Music producer Kashif's software gives you the lowdown before the deal

How many times have you heard about record artists who sign contracts only…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Winning the war on bugs

Keep up-to-date on the latest computer viruses

You can never have enough information on computer viruses. With vindictive virus programmers…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Battling PC obsolescence

Nexar's computers keep you in step with technology

Has the inexorable march of technological innovation kept you waiting on the sidelines for…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Cyberwise private

Cyveillance protects copyright and trademark rights on the Internet

Often called the new frontier, the World Wide Web conforms to few rules, including…

By Joyce Jones

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Safeguard against sexual harassment .

Changes in the law encourage employers to strengthen policies

A recent Supreme Court ruling that an employer can be held liable for…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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A cut above the rest

Barbershop offers more than just haircuts

Robert Freeman is dispelling the notion that barbershops are just for haircuts and…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Heavenly pursuits

Stafford's Ethnic Collectibles creates holiday keepsakes

When we die and go to heaven, don’t we all turn into white…

By Melba Newsome

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More aid for black-owned

Loan funds made available through diversity initiatives

A new partnership between the NAACP and the U.S. Small Business Administration is proving…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Getting high on the

Companies pay the price for employee substance abuse

When you picture a drug abuser, do you imagine someone in a suit…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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The debate over

Hate-crime bill stirs rancor on the Hill

Few can shake the grisly images evoked by the brutal killing of James Byrd…

By Joyce Jones

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Coming soon to a theater near

BET moves ahead with plans to create movie production company

It’s been an idyllic fantasy of black entertainers in Hollywood for decades–a black-owned…

By Kevin Anderson

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Only in

Boxing promoter Don King purchases black-owned newspaper

Over the past several decades, the dubious trials and tribulations of boxing promoter…

By Ann Brown

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IntelliSys bids adieu to the B.E. 100s

New partnership leaves company no longer majority black-owned

For years, CEO Reginald English’s dream was to place his company, IntelliSys Technology…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Not a temporary gig

Blair Temporaries wins share of $50 million contract from BellSouth

Blair Temporaries and Staffing Inc. (BTSI) was selected as the only minority-owned agency…

By Paula M. White

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Pro-Line links with venture capital firm

Haircare company plans to use financing to grow market share

Pro-Line Corp. recently received a $5 million investment–with access to an additional $15 million-from…

By Paula M. White

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Global traveler’s guidebook

When you’re traveling to an unfamiliar country on business, it helps to know…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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