Oldest B.E. 100′s Firm Sells L.A. Subsidiary

C.H. James & Son undergoes major restructuring

To grow his company, Charles “Chuck” James is always looking for the next…

By Derek T. Dingle


The IRS Entrepreneurs’ Rescue Plan

If you haven't been paying taxes quarterly, and don't have the cash, there is hope and help

If you work for yourself, this can be the time of year when dreams…

By Donald Jay Korn


Hit the Bull’s eye

Take steady aim to secure corporate contracts

Cheryl Watkins Snead, president and CEO of Banneker Industries in Lincoln, Rhode Island, provides…

By Gerda Gallop


Don’t Worry, Make Money

The two can go hand-in-hand

When singer/musician Bobby McFerrin belted out that head-bopping “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” tune…

By Mark W. Wright


Thank you!

It's OK to pat yourself on the back

If you’re like some professionals, almost nothing beats the feeling of being recognized…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Smile Awhile

Give your face a rest and your spirits a boost

Have you ever been so angry that you just had to smile? Then,…

By Robyn D. Clarke


Cold Calls, Cold Feet?

Here's how to master your fear

Fear: that’s what Joan Burnett felt whenever she made a cold sales call.…

By Iris Randall



Technology is being taken a step further by a company called Omron Hospitality…

By Ann Brown


Local jazz and blues bands jam the first Friday every month at Omaha’s…

By Ann Brown


Make Cyber Safety a Family Affair

Internet travel guidelines for you and your children

Last fall, Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which…

By Monique R. Brown


Cashing in on TECH STOCKS

They may have tremendous potential, but how do you tell the difference between a sure thing and a pipe dream?

Audray McMillian has become wired into tech stocks. After watching share prices for myriad…

By James A. Anderson


Preparing for the Hereafter

Assist your loved ones in funeral planning

Yudelka Sterrett vividly remembers when the call came that her 43-year-old father had been…

By Monique R. Brown


Hiring Hints

Learn how to find and keep top performers

What’s the best way to improve customer satisfaction and boost your bottom line?…

By Feona Sharhran Huff


Medicine Man

Start-up thrives despite hard times in biotechnology

Biotechnology has taken a hit in recent years as investors have become reluctant…

By Wendy M. Beech


Dollars for Scholars

Accounting firm awards scholarships

This year, Padgett Business Services, an international accounting firm headquartered in Athens, Georgia,…

By Black Enterprise


Turning Calls into Cash

Cellular company expands its market base and bottom line through acquisition

The world has gone wireless. Perhaps no one knows that better than Leroy…

By Wendy M. Beech


Cheap Publicity

Here's how to make headlines without the help and expense of a public relations firm

Hiring a media or public relations firm for your business is a luxury…

By Roz Ayres-Williams


Points of Light

William Spivey helps Lucent shine in the global marketplace

When Lucent Technologies restructured in November of 1997, William Spivey knew that he’d be…

By Hal Karp


Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Who you bring to an office function could make or break your career

Treena Matthews*, a lawyer with a large Los Angeles-based international law firm, attends her…

By Paula Lynn Parks


Allocate Your Assets…

If you want to ride out financial market shifts

Whether it’s saving money to buy a home or planning for your golden years,…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Cruising for Convertibles

These stock-bond hybrids offer higher returns for savvy investors

Now may be the time for you to get in the driver’s seat with…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Are you blue?

Investment clubs put money in blue chips in good and bad times

There is no such thing as a stock for all markets. In seeking…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Wired into Bbargains

Patrick Lyons finds value in the tech sector

Over the past year, technology stocks have been responsible for driving the market to…

By Carolyn M. Brown


High-tech Investing

Elroi picks winning growth stocks

When stock-picker Steven Singleton has an investment suggestion for one of his clients, he…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


Big Brother Works 9 to 5

High-tech surveillance in the workplace is on the rise

In what reads eerily like a corporate version of George Orwell’s 1984, companies…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold


High Wattage

Will J.C. Watts be more than just a black face in the Republican chorus?

A funny thing happened in the middle of the Republican revolution. During November’s mid-term…

By Joyce Jones


A Golden Acquisition

Frank Brooks eyes further expansion with purchase of manufacturing plant

Gold Signature Foods, a newly formed affiliate of Golden West Foods under Brooks…

By Sonja


SPG’s Winning Gamble with P&G

Largest black-owned carton company signs $100 million deal with Procter & Gamble

Just months ago, Specialized Packaging Group (No. 85 on the BE Industrial/Service 100…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman


Reaping Rewards Long Overdue

But is payout to black farmers coming too late?

Is it a classic case of too little too late? U.S. District Judge…

By Eric L. Smith


It’s a Wild, Wireless World

Are you being overcharged for cellular service?Let us show you how to get the most for your money.

Wireless phones, once a luxury of the high-powered business elite, have invaded every space…

By John W. Ellis IV


Leaders Of The Digital Economy

Technological innovation has led to new ways of doing business. find out how to turn a profit in the next millennium from these leaders Of the digital economy

He who tries to seize an opportunity after it has passed him by is…

By Tariq K. Muhammad