Airlines Tighten Security

Stop. No longer can you check your bags curbside, then dash off and…

By Ann Brown

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Cellars in the sky

Frequent fliers are frequent wine drinkers, according to a study done by American…

By Ann Brown

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Dataline

PBS launches its Black History Month programs with “I’ll Make Me A World:…

By Ann Brown

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Free your mind

New and noteworthy books about, by and for African Americans

Anthology
Sacred Bond: Black Men and Their Mothers by Keith Michael Brown (Little, Brown &…

By Sonja Mack

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Choosing your electric company

More of us are getting to decide who's going to turn on the lights at home

After sifting through a mountain of off-the-wall enticements, consumers in New England became the…

By Cheryl Coward

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Investing in timeshares

Today's vacation clubs offer good value and accommodations for consumers looking to get away

For their 10th anniversary, Willie and Elizabeth Hurd wanted to spend four days at…

By W. Roger Witherspoon

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Battle of the titans

Quicken 99 and Money 99 go head to head

Rather than try to topple Intuit’s strangle-hold on the personal finance software market, Microsoft…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Let freedom ring

Atlanta-based firm champions African American Web sites

Where do you go when you want to find African American content on the…

By Jacqueline Jones

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Managing child’s play

Gary White takes the playground indoors and Gymboree's profits upward

Gary White wants to have the biggest and best sandbox on the playground. As…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A CEO Tale

Think you’re ready for the CEO seat? If you’re a senior manager or…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Top flight gig

Name: Stephanie M. Malby
Occupation: Flight engineer
Duties: Assist captain and first officer by monitoring…

By Donna Ladson

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Marriages can last even when jobs don’t

Respect, understanding and love kept this couple afloat when their jobs bottomed out

Shirlee and Harold Haizlip are enormously successful by every measure. Confident and dynamic, Shirlee,…

By Caroline Clarke

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CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

Q: What is the most effective way to answer a want ad?
A: Classified…

By Donna Ladson

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Casual for an Interview

When every day is "dress down," what should you wear?

These days, it’s more common to see professionals dressed in khakis and sport…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Creating supply for the new workforce

U.S. companies struggle to fill worker shortage gap in Information Technology

As the millennium approaches, American companies are scrambling to fill a growing worker…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Should Social Security be privatized?

BE economist members look at both sides of the issue

The Social Security Board of Trustees 1998 report estimates that income from FICA payroll…

By Eric L. Smith

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Across the airwaves

Radio One continues expansion with purchase of Allur-Detroit

Radio One is at it again. Following on the recent acquisition of Bell…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Black art appreciation

Two major sales noted in African American art

Gently, gently. Handle that piece of original African American art hanging over your…

By Sonja Mack

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UniWorld launches film division

New branch will market Hollywood films to black audience

Capitalizing on the growing demand for black-themed theatrical films, UniWorld Group Inc. announced…

By Eric L. Smith

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Terry takes to the ice

Terry Manufacturing shoots and scores with Major League Hockey gear

Terry Manufacturing Co. Inc. (TMC), will be doing more than simply watching from…

By Cliff Hocker

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Siméus Foods eyes expansion

Largest black-owned food manufacturer acquires North Carolina facility

Siméus Foods International (SFI), a leading food sup- plier for some of the…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Printing in the black

Detroit-based Wintor-Swan Associates presses ahead

Wintor-Swan Associates Inc., a $25 million Detroit-based printer whose clientele include Kmart, National…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Look back to go forth

A young entrepreneur shares how

I made the first contract bid for my legal transcription company four years…

By Kirk Charles

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Break the rules

…and still be successful

Think there’s only one path to success? If so, pick up No Rules:…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Fireproof your life

Here's how to avoid burnout

It can happen while you’re working for someone else, or while you’re trying…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Get it together!

Take control and take off

Ready to gain mastery over your space and time? For self-paced training that…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Speak up!

Your opinions count too

Kyla Tilton isn’t afraid to make her voice heard. As the former West…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Just say no

Here are three ways to do it

Maybe you’re the type of person who always tries to help teammates out.…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Making the grade

Do state college tuition plans pass or fail in giving parents huge savings?

Were you to look at a report card on state college savings and prepaid…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Make your money talk

Individual shareholders are having their say in corporate management

Barbara Talley has always been a political activist, missing the mayoral candidacy a year…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The world according to GARP

Tenured stock-picker Lou Holland outlasts bull and bear markets

Louis A. Holland has been in the stock-picking business since 1968, so he’s used…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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When hot stocks turn cold…

Bail out or hold on until they heat up again?

What happens when a stock you love no longer loves you back? Well, in…

By Tania Padgett

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Bouncing back

Tania Padgett

Wall Street’s portfolio managers spent the third quarter of 1998 grimly watching their swan-like…

By Tania Padgett

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Peak management

Enhance negotiation and decision-making skills

The American Management Association presents two seminars: Critical Thinking: New Paradigm for Peak…

By Gerda Gallop

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Capturing top candidates

When the labor market's tight, here's how to attract good employees

Taxes, government regulations and low demand were once the small business owner’s biggest concerns.…

By Melba Newsome

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Bartering bonanza

Trading goods and services with other firms can save you money

A couple of years after starting a graphic arts business in Brooklyn, New York,…

By Paula Lynn Parks

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Preparing for the euro

What this currency change may mean to your business

The saying “money makes the world go around” has taken on new meaning.…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Engineering know-how

Landing contracts takes determination and preparation

The thought: start a successful minority-owned firm. The plan: obtain the proper degree…

By Sonya Bernard

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Strategies for spicy profits

Gaining control of distribution spells success for spice firm

Cooking has been in Wendell E. Turner’s blood for years. His father, who…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Maintaining grace under fire

Here's how to handle the press when you've got some serious explaining to do

Over the next several issues, Enterprise will present a series of articles on building…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Riding the Wave

The job market is good and your prospects are high. Here's how you can bulletproof your career.

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Mirroring any…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Dancing to a Different Beat

These individuals have bucked convention and found fulfilling jobs off the beaten path

Each February, BLACK ENTERPRISE scopes out unique careers to bring to you. In the…

By Caroline Clarke

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Tees That Bind

Five years of the B.E./Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge has netted numerous business and personal relationships

It couldn’t have worked out better if you’d written it yourself. You’re a small…

By Dorett Smith

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Sure & Steady Securities

They may be a boring bunch, but treasuries, munis and utilities look like solid investments this year

For Iris Atkinson-Kirkland, municipal bonds not only represent a security blanket but also a…

By James A. Anderson

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Honey, I Shrunk The Mortgage

Rates are low, and seldom has there been a better time to refinance your mortgage. Here's how, step by step.

Interest rates have fallen to some of the lowest levels in 30 years, and…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Seven Keys to a Profitable Investment Club

These three clubs show high returns can be had by following the right path to investing

It was a BLACK ENTERPRISE story about an African American family who gained substantial…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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America’s Most Wanted J-O-B-S

Here are the 10 hottest employment opportunities for the next millennium

Whether you’re just entering the job market or you want to jump-start your current…

By Monique R. Brown

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Defying The Myth About Black Companies

Contrary to what you may have heard, working for one can yield many rewards. Here are just a few of them.

Wanted: a hassle-free first job at a great company with unparalleled pay. Where can…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Feeling sluggish?

The reason may be sitting on your plate

To say the least, the macaroni and cheese, barbecue chicken and collard greens…

By June Smith Bryant

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Buy the Book

Black bookstores may be the way of the dinosaur. Here's what retailers must do to survive and thrive.

On a warm Sunday afternoon in mid-August, Sherry McGee stood near the front of…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Get In The Game

How to take advantage of public procurement opportunities

Doing business with the federal government for 12 years has been a prosperous roller…

By Gerda Gallop

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First & Goal

These movers and shakers are scoring touchdowns in the NFL

Watching Minnesota Vikings head coach dennis green roam the sidelines during a football game…

By Sherie Holder

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