2000 Winter Auto Guide

Reviews of 16 new vehicles

On track to reach a new sales record for 1999, the automotive industry is…

By Jay Koblenz

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Point Click & Shop

Although online shopping is booming, there are some things you should know before you spend a dime

Joseph Mouzon loves the convenience and power of shopping online. For more than two…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Early Withdrawl

Dip into your 401(k) funds penalty-free

Richard Peace recalls the time one of his clients was just fed up with…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Net Resources

Surfing is easy. Finding useful information is hard

The Internet has long been heralded as the great equalizer, a place where neophyte…

By Korey A. Wilson

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Virtual Banking

Customers are becoming more comfortable with on-line banking despite security and y2k concerns

Dwight Ellis is in with the online banking crowd. In his position as vice…

By Allison Keyes

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Cyberspace Finance

There's real money in the virutal world of the Internet

As the influence of the Internet grows, so does people’s reliance on it…

By Ivan Cintron

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Making Lucrative Connections

B.E.'s Fourth Annual Entrepreneurs Conference provided tools for black business owners to form strategic alliances toward building wealth

As the owner of Zee Cee Productions, a growing suburban Atlanta-based marketing firm, Zandra…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Driven to Succeed

These companies emerged as B.E.'s 1999 Small Business Award winners. Here's why.

Certainly the prospect of starting your own business may seem daunting, but each year…

By Gerda Gallop

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201 Great Ideas For Your Small Business

I admit that I am no high-tech guru, but any book full of great…

By Jane Applegate

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Pressing Ahead

Black newspapers continue their fight for readers and advertisers

Showman that he is, Don King has never had a problem drawing crowds. So last…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Straddling Both Worlds

Ready to start your own business but don't want to quit your day job?

Josephine Thomas quit a $30,000 a year job at Mountain Bell in Denver and…

By Iris Taylor

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Full SpeedAhead

Black businesses keep an edge on the competition by leveraging partnerships and tackling technology.

Don’t talk to Richard G. Campbell about Y2K; he doesn’t have time for it.…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Healthier hotel rooms

You can breathe easier in your hotel room-that is, if you’re in one…

By Ann Brown

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Take to the cyber streets

Citysearch.com offers new avenues for travel information

Before you visit your next big city, bring those bright lights to you-via…

By Monique R. Brown

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Air Jamaica soars

Here's what's up with this Caribbean carrier

After celebrating its 30th anniversary this past April, Air Jamaica Ltd. is continuing…

By Korey A. Wilson

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Are you game for bid whist ?

Here’s how black professionals turn cards into contacts

Whenever I have a social affair at the house, there is always a contingent…

By Monique R. Brown

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Battling online credit repair scams

What the government is doing to protect you

Credit repair companies have been around for years and so have credit repair…

By Ann Brown

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Leave them at the door

Q: I tend to let personal problems affect my work. What’s a good…

By Josee Valcourt

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Lend your whole ear

Hearing isn't the same as listening

Successful people are successful because they know how to get what they want.…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Office-worthy workout

Get a better body without leaving your desk

It’s a ubiquitous problem. Your tight schedule leaves you little time to burn…

By Josee Valcourt

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Nobody’s fool

Gary Hill has found his niche as chief financial officer

Who would ever think that half a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich would lead…

By Korey A. Wilson

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Reevaluating your career plan

Now that you're experienced and tenured, should you stay the course or change direction?

Not so long ago, you could hold on to an executive, upper-management position until…

By Iris Randall

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Objectively speaking

I was told by a headhunter to omit the “objective” section on my…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Put rejection up-front

Study shows it's better that way

Nobody likes to receive a rejection letter, whether it pertains to a job,…

By Korey A. Wilson

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For trust funds, set a concrete goal

My mom and I are interested in establishing a trust fund. Are there…

By Ivan Cintron

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The inside scoop

Learn to interpret stock sales made by company insiders

Last spring, shares of Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WMI) were coasting along in…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Stock splits add value

If you have individual stocks in your portfolio, or if you’re just a…

By Ivan Cintron

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There’s a method to merger madness

Profit by purchasing the stock of a potential takeover candidate

Merger mania may be painful to the executives of a company being acquired, but…

By Camille Brown

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Paying themselves first

The Tukufus' retirement plans help fund their business start-up

For Darryl S. Tukufu, a college professor and administrator, rolling over the funds from…

By Carmen Brown

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Steady as she goes

Black-owned stocks show small price gains

In April, when we last reported on them, a number of the companies that…

By L.D. Saunders

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Some growth, some income

Rodney Collins' stock picks fuel slow cruise to profits

When you pick the right growth and income stocks, life can be a…

By Ivan Cintron

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Undiscovered growth stocks

Dawna Edwards of Alpha Capital Management looks for stocks moving into new markets

To boldly go where no company has gone before. That phrase sums up the…

By Kelli D. Herd

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Supercharged performance

High-yield bond funds make a comeback

This hasn’t been a great year for bond investors. Concerns over the robust economy…

By Melissa Bradford

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Same old song

Interest rates, weak dollar produce sour note for the market

In anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s actions on interest rates in late August, market…

By Derek T. Dingle

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To upgrade or not

Q: I have a small office with two PCs running Microsoft Office 97.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Beyond the browser wars

Navigator and Explorer aren't the only games in town

If you surf the Web, chances are you’re using some version of either Netscape…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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The whole world in your Palm

The hottest downloads for your Palm Organizer

Once in a while a software or hardware product captures the imagination of the…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The politics of the Web

Politicallyblack.com uses a new medium to promote an old ideal

Fact: the business of politics can sometimes get downright dirty, especially when it comes…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Food for thought

Q: I have a family recipe for vegetable and meat pies. I have…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Create healthy office environments

Take these steps to prevent workplace injuries

The next time someone says “work is stressing me out,” they may be…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Building on growth

The Design + Development Group builds up emerging communities

In 1997, four friends with a vision collaborated to start a firm that…

By Korey A. Wilson

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Frequently asked questions

An expert discusses franchise ownership issues

Q: I’m considering acquiring a franchise. Do franchise companies have all of the…

By Debbie Smith

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Making capital in the capital

Capitol Hill Building Maintenance Inc. makes a tidy profit in cleaning services

Twenty-five years ago, Sarian Bouma arrived in the United States to create a…

By Femi Lewis

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First impressions

Use these tips to make yourself credible to clients

Depending on the type of home-based business you start, you may require customer or…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Woman on a mission

Alexis Herman roars from the Department of Labor

Don’t let Alexis Herman’s small size and Southern gentility fool you. As the Teamsters…

By Joyce Jones

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Stop the e-mail rumors

Q: There’s a rumor spreading on the Web concerning the Senate passing a…

By Mark Zuckerman

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Score one for Keyshawn

New York Jets wide receiver tackles urban renewal

Keyshawn Johnson. For the pro football faithful, the name may bring to mind…

By Korey A. Wilson

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It’s a whole new league

Isiah Thomas eyes partnership with the NBA after purchasing CBA for $10 million

Why settle for a single basketball team when you can buy an entire league?…

By Eric L. Smith

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Broadcasting the Gospel

Gospel cable network hopes to fill void in African American programming

The Major Broadcasting Corp. (MBC) Gospel Network is poised to breathe in some rarified…

By Sherri McGee

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