A commitment to quality

Alliance Relocation Services strives to perfect customer satisfaction

The logistics of moving to a new city can be daunting, but one…

By Jayne Cubbage


In the dough

V&J Holdings acquires 41 more Pizza Huts

Yes, she’s truly raking in the dough now. Valerie Daniels-Carter, president and CEO…

By Nyasha Laing


Back From the Brink

B.E. Board of Economists member David Swinton leads charge in salvaging black bank

Swinton led a group of investors to purchase some of the assets of Victory Savings…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Windy City theater owner looks to expand

Donzell Starks now controls 20% of movie screens in Chicago

His name might not be Magic, but Donzell Starks seems to have the city…

By Cliff Hocker


Reuben named to Fed

Black Enterprise Board of Economists member Lucy J. Reuben was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Reuben is currently a dean and professor at South Carolina State University School…

By Femi Lewis


Going for a bull ride

Citizens Trust becomes third publicly traded black bank

Another black-owned bank just went public. Well, sort of. In truth, Citizens Bancshares Corp.,…

By Paula M. White


Gore on deck

As he eyes the presidency in 2000, Al Gore casts an eye toward black America

After seven years in the background, Vice President Al Gore is ready to take…

By Eric L. Smith


Let’s make a deal

Your ability to negotiate will determine the salary and benefits you get

So how much money are you looking to earn?” It’s never the first question…

By Phaedra Brotherton


Moving your business

Tips on negotiating a lease agreement

Q: I’m in the market for new office space. What do I need…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman


Not Just Kid Stuff

Putting your child through private school takes more than lunch money

James and Patty Ballentine live in Prince George’s County, Maryland, one of the nation’s…

By Joyce Jones


Shooting Stocks

Follow the clues growth managers look for to pick stocks that are ready to soar

As far as investing styles go, growth has been the most popular choice since…

By James A. Anderson


TLC’s Final Act

For a decade this billion-dollar behemoth was among the most successful leveraged buyouts. Its curtain call serves as a model for black wealth creation.

Enter the midtown Manhattan offices of TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc. these days and…

By Derek T. Dingle


5 Hot Business Fields For Women

Thinking of starting a company? These sectors are proving to be particularly lucrative for entrepreneurial sisters.

Marina Grant, president of Grant Communications Inc., initially started her business out of a…

By Roz Ayres-Williams


Look Before You Leep

Ready to take your first entrepreneurial steps? Consider these tips to find the right venture for you.

Do you have an idea for a business that you’ve always wanted to explore?…

By Wendy M. Beech


15 Great Low-cost Franchises

If you thought buying a franchise operation was out of reach, think again. We offer profitable ventures that will make you, not break you.

In 1984, Agnes Davis made a decision that would change her life. Armed with…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman


Leadership Has Its Rewards

Ken Chenault's low-key yet competitive style has pushed him up the executive ladder and to the CEO's chair

It’s a warm evening in May, and once again Ken Chenault is being honored.…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir


2000 travel trips

It may be the ultimate party. An estimated 2 billion people worldwide plan to…

By Ann Brown


A comprehensive educational tool

Help your child choose the right college

The African American Student’s Guide to College offers a wealth of information for…

By Monique R. Brown


Help your kids buy smart

Teach your child healthy spending habits

Kids have more discretionary income than ever before, so it’s important that you…

By Monique R. Brown


Give injuries the one-two punch

Safety tips for Tae-Bo and other martial arts enthusiasts

Have you kicked your way into the latest exercise craze? If not, the hype…

By Monique R. Brown