Schmoozing For The Shy

It’s no secret that networking is the name of the game when it…

By Robyn D. Clarke

Posted:

DotCom Feaver

Websites are finally attracting capital. Here's how to get your share.

If you haven’t caught the bug by now, chances are you know someone who…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

Posted:

Black Enterprise Financial Fitness Contest

Winner #3, Laurie A, Henry

These days, nothing is more important to Jennifer Jones than building her nest egg.…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted:

Buying Power

Plugging into savvy consumer shopping habits can add up to substantial savings over the long run .

It’s been more than 20 years since Debbie Slater was caught in the clutches…

By Monique R. Brown

Posted:

Mapping Out Your Firm’s Success

Planning long term while working short teerm requires an effective strategic plan

“If you recognize that the only constant is change, that will encourage you to…

By Mark Richard Moss

Posted:

Gracious Guadalajara

A mecca full of life's finest and most fun pastimes

Truth be told, you’re not likely to bump into other African Americans while…

By Monique R. Brown

Posted:

Voyager of the Seas

It's Royal Caribbean's biggest vessel

Royal Caribbean’s latest megaship, Voyager of the Seas, is the world’s largest cruise…

By David Mills

Posted:

Kick off 2000 with tequila

Distillery introduces new premium blend

United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) North America unveiled its premium 1800 Single Barrel…

By Monique R. Brown

Posted:

More than a corporate climb

Marketing consultant scales mountains during spare time

Hugh Barrington often finds himself on top of the world. “When I’m sitting…

By Ann Brown

Posted:

Saving Your Way to Wealth

A comprehensive savings strategy can help secure your financial future

So you want to be a millionaire? Of course you do. WHO doesn’t? But…

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted:

Financing Faux Pas

Q: I think I got a terrible financing deal on my car loan.…

By Monique R. Brown

Posted:

"Sunny Money" savings

Discount coupons available for San Diego's brightest sites

Since for most travelers vacation savings are always welcome, the San Diego Visitors…

By Ann Brown

Posted:

If the price tag fits . . .

Get your favorite shoes at bargain basement prices

Even if your shoe fetish draws you to high-priced footwear, you don’t have…

By Ann Brown

Posted:

Thinking of venturing abroad?

Travel consolidators offer huge savings on overseas excursions

Do you want to take a trip abroad but don’t think you can spring…

By George Alexander

Posted:

Going once, going twice . . . no sale

Here's how you can protect yourself from online auction scams

Are you anxious to scoop up deals by bidding on items over the Net?…

By Monique R. Brown

Posted:

Avoiding vexation

Q: Given that some days are busier and more frustrating than others, how…

By Robyn D. Clarke

Posted:

Obliterate obstacles

It's easy if you've got what it takes to make them vanish

Barrier-breakers are people who are purposeful and embrace adventure and who keep forcing…

By Robyn D. Clarke

Posted:

Speak the truth

You’ve repeatedly thought about how great it would be if you could just…

By Robyn D. Clarke

Posted:

Fly without fatigue

Stop jet lag before it starts

Maybe you have a love/hate relationship with your job. You love the fact…

By Robyn D. Clarke

Posted:

From ‘Ho-Hum’ To More Fun

Here are five ways to make a boring job better

Ticktock, ticktock: time to type the labels. Ticktock, ticktock: time to schedule next week’s…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

Posted:

His Effects Are Truly Special

Name: Edward L. Williams
Age: 41
Occupation: Visual effects producer
Location: Los Angeles
Shreveport, Louisiana, native Edward…

By Deborah Wilkinson

Posted:

Which Letters After My Name?

Q: I am a 27-year-old senior financial analyst aiming to obtain a chief…

By Robyn D. Clarke

Posted:

Finding A Job On the Web

Here's what you need to know before you post your résumé online

Baraka Dorsey started off on the traditional route in his job search. Formerly a…

By Joanne Charles

Posted:

Go home, already!

Here are five ways to leave work on time

The office officially closes at 5 p.m., but you rarely leave before 6:30-and…

By Robyn D. Clarke

Posted:

Y2K in Review

Q: I turned my computer clock back to 1998 in December. Would I…

By L. Britton

Posted:

Ten Commandments For Safe And Sane Connectivity

Rules to live by to help protect your computer

The World Wide Web is becoming not unlike the real world. It has its…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

Posted:

Bad for your health

How harmful are cell phones and what preventive measures can you take?

Conspiracies involving major government cover-ups and big business hush-ups, with the poor, innocent bystander…

By Carolyn M. Brown

Posted:

Cuisine Company

Q: I am considering launching a catering business and would like a list…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

Posted:

Dial up for profits

Don't lose sales from failing to follow up on incoming calls

Each year, companies lose billions of dollars in sales by failing to follow…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

Posted:

How To Implement A Marketing Plan That Boosts Profits

For any business owner, a sales and marketing plan is crucial toward identifying…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

Posted:

Making connections

KNC Software L.L.C. meets online educational needs

There are two things every aspiring entrepreneur needs: cash and a great idea.…

By Bernadette Adams Davis

Posted:

N.Y. Undercover

AeroTech Services' president and CEO reveals secrets to success

Success can be elusive in any industry, but Marc Cormier, 35, says that…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

Posted:

Tips For Tax Season

1999 IRS rules have implications for small business owners

In the often unpredictable world of business, there’s one constant every business owner can…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

Posted:

Investing On A Budget

Q: How do I start investing in a mutual fund if I have…

By Ivan Cintron

Posted:

Phantom shares, real profits

Tracking stocks of company divisions grow more popular

Investors are hot on the trail of tracking stocks. Consider the case of…

By Christine Verdi

Posted:

On Her Own Again

Divorced single mother sticks with her long-term savings goals

Camille Harris, 32, started investing when she was a reserved 27-year-old college student majoring…

By Carmen Brown

Posted:

Locking In Yields

Tailor certificates of deposit for specific cash needs

Certificates of deposit may not be your or your father’s investment. More likely, they’re…

By Donald Jay Korn

Posted:

High-tech equals high returns

Elroi helps Steven Singleton pick winners

It’s a brave new world for stock pickers. While in the past investors…

By Christine Verdi

Posted:

Large-cap bargains

Lakefront's Nate Carter Likes Them Big And Inexpensive

Nate Carter, president and chief investment officer of Cleveland-based Lakefront Capital and an investor…

By Ivan Cintron

Posted:

The Trouble With Treasuries

Government bond fund managers navigate bear market

As is the case for realtors, the three most important rules for government bond…

By Ivan Cintron

Posted:

Getting Sentimental

Use investor sentiment to gauge market moves

Over the past year, the market has continued to move in a pronounced…

By Derek T. Dingle

Posted:

Across the Great Divide

Studies find black households are bridging the technology gap

The good news about the “digital divide” that the Department of Commerce (DOC)…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

Posted:

Racing for Dollars

Washington Erving Motorsports team on the fast track

African American ownership in sports has been a long sought after goal. Many have…

By Eric L. Smith

Posted:

Lakers Star Buys Half Of Italian Team

Bryant becomes new co-owner of professional basketball club

With his multimillion-dollar endorsement deals and his All-Star NBA status, Kobe Bryant, 21,…

By Hersch Doby

Posted:

Mr. Jordan Goes to Wall Street

Washington insider joins Lazard Freres

Lazard Freres & Co., the venerable New York investment house, has lured power…

By Joyce Jones

Posted:

Alan Bond Indicted In Fraud Scheme

Popular New York money manager allegedly skimmed $7 million in kickbacks

With the specter of top bond trader Joseph Jett still lingering over Wall Street,…

By Hersch Doby

Posted:

Rush’s New Venture

Simmons partners with Deutsch Inc. to strengthen ad agency

At 43, music and entertainment mogul Russell Simmons is still looking to expand into…

By Hersch Doby

Posted: