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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