San Antonio sites

Take on this Texas town

San Antonio may never forget the Alamo, but African Americans have also left…

By Ann Brown

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Entertainment executive on wheels

Cyclist tackles cross-country ride during down time

Remember the thrill you got from racing around the neighborhood on your bicycle…

By George Alexander

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2000 Spring Auto Guide

The best vehicles for this season

Happy days continue for the automotive industry. Perhaps no other major industry is as…

By Jay Koblenz

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Growing Pains

Hire the right employees to take your firm to the next level

Beginning with our January 2000 issue, the Business Management series has explored the key…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Stay In The Game

An executive coach can help you develop a winning strategy to take your career to new heights. Here's how to net the best one for you.

Have you ever been in a meeting and wondered how your colleague acquired a…

By Rosemary Levinsky

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Anatomy of a Mutual Fund

A peek at how MDL Capital Management handles its investors' money provides clues to how your mutual fund is run

Mark D. Lay, chairman and CEO of MDL Capital Management, wants you to buy…

By Ivan Cintron

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Charting Your Course

How to translate last year's market lessons into this year's profits

How did mutual funds do in 1999? It depends who you ask. The year…

By Donald Jay Korn

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This Bull Has Legs

The longest bull market in history stampedes on

The bull may be getting long in the horns, but it still rages on,…

By Ivan Cintron

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Black Enterprise Financial Fitness Contest

Winner #4 Sondra Helenese

Sondra Helenese defines wealth in simple, direct terms: “To me, wealth is having the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The True Meaning Of Wealth

How much are you worth? Read on to find out.

Take a lesson. In our January issue, we shared with you the steps it…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Flowers from the tropics

Make the right impression by choosing blossoms from afar

If you want to make an impression, send tropical flowers,” advises Debra Williams-Rich,…

By Monique R. Brown

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Unwanted services

There was a lot of talk about telephone cramming last year. Has anything…

By Monique R. Brown

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Suit yourself

Designer work gear at affordable prices

Armani suits for 50% off retail? Yes, discriminating shoppers can find bargains on…

By Ann Brown

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Is car leasing for you?

Decipher the disclosures before you seal the deal

For your next car acquisition, are you tempted to try the more popular, less…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Keep it professional

Communication skills are more important than ever on the job. But how do…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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You’re such a charmer!

Here's how to increase your charisma quotient

You know who they are. They’re the people in the office who seem to…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Motor-vation

Take inspiration on the road

Road rage: every TV news magazine has done a story on the dangers…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Are you your own worst enemy?

Identify the monsters that bring on self-destruction at work

The company president has created a position that would double your salary, increase…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Campaigning for office

Helping to manage company politics will be crucial to your success

You’re no stranger to office politics. In your early career days, you may have…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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What’s love got to do with it?

Everything, if you want to establish a great professional relationship with your employer

In most relationships, there are good times and bad, ups and downs, minutes of…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Work now, get paid later?

I was promoted in May 1999 and told that I would get a…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Stay inside

Where can you find new talent that will stick around at your company?…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Ulterior motives, anyone?

Here's how to uncover these teamwork-sappers

There’s at least one in every bunch, that person who never agrees with…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Web Commerce

I am in the process of launching my business on the Internet. Do…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Wireless Web

Cell phones expand to provide easy Internet access

Let’s face it. Everyone is in a rush and no one wants to do…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Home office 2000

A guide to the latest home-business hardware and software

Running a business from home is easy to do if you have the right…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A piece of friendly advice

Question-and-answer Websites are helpful, but are they reliable?

Just about any article or report you come across claims to have information from…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A new way of doing business

ViaNovus's software takes the guesswork out of construction management

We’re over budget and behind schedule” is news that can make the owners of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Starting a B&B

I inherited a house located in a popular tourist area. I think it…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Satisfy Stockholders

Use annual reports to communicate with core investment constituencies

Broadway Federal Bank (No. 12 on the black enterprise banks list and a member…

By Paula Lynn Parks

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Finding her own niche

Missouri Office Systems & Supplies zeroes in on profitable growth

Virgie Dillard, 56, had a successful corporate career before the seeds of entrepreneurism…

By Melba Newsome

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Trump card

Ultimate Line-Up lands lucrative licensing deal

Rick Moses, 36, has collected sports trading cards since he was a teenager.…

By Melba Newsome

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Valuing your company

Fairness opinions make good business sense

Compared with other types of businesses, both privately and publicly held, family-owned businesses present…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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A second opinion

Although I trust my financial planner, should I have my portfolio periodically reviewed…

By Ivan Cintron

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Getting something for nothing

There are rewards for owning zero-coupon bonds

For a true “fire-and-forget” investment, zero in on zero-coupon bonds. Do you have a…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Exit strategy

To retire early, sales manager adds a little risk to his portfolio

Steve Lowe wants to retire at age 60. As a means to that end,…

By Christine Albano

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Each one, teach one

Overseas clubs are bringing everyone along for the bull ride

The growth of African American investment clubs isn’t restricted to the U.S. In fact,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Phone home for profits?

Several of analyst Kevin Moore's telecom picks encountered static

One year ago, the telecommunications sector was red-hot. What’s changed? The sector is…

By Christine Verdi

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He’s got the whole world in his hands

William Roach Jr. searches for globally oriented stocks

To William Roach Jr., president of Atlanta-based Globalt Inc., the whole world is his…

By Ivan Cintron

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Fantastic voyage

Black-run mutual funds cruise to outstanding performances

For several mutual funds owned and operated by African Americans, it was a very…

By Ivan Cintron

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In search of bond opportunities

Investors should consider high-grade fixed-income securities

Watching the performance of the bond market in 1999 was like bearing witness…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Look who’s investing now

Led by GenXers, African Americans are getting savvier about their finances

The vast majority of African Americans (88%) are saving and investing money outside…

By Elizabeth Janice

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Running camp Gore

Donna Brazile is pulling the strings behind the scenes as Al Gore's campaign manager

If you’ve read or heard anything about Donna Brazile, campaign manager for Gore 2000,…

By Joyce Jones

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Networks bow to NAACP heat

CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC agree to promote diversity

When he talks, people in high places often listen. NAACP CEO Kweisi Mfume recently…

By Hersch Doby

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End of the road?

Financial troubles at Chicago Defender force owners to seek new investors

It appears there will be no fairy-tale ending or last-minute rescue this time around.…

By Hersch Doby

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Changing the rules

NMSDC now allows new business category, paving the way for 30% minority-owned ventures

After listening to weeks of heated debate among those in the minority business community,…

By Hersch Doby

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The wealth builder in you

At the beginning of 2000, we announced the BLACK ENTERPRISE Black Wealth Initiative. In…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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