Decisions Decisions

Confused about whether you should be investing in stocks or mutual funds? Read on.

A self-professed aggressive investor for the past two years, Joseph Smith can enjoy hobbies…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Onward & Upward

B.E.'s 2000 Small Business Award winners are flying high. Here's why.

Whether they’ve decided to make a career move into unknown territory, made the transition from…

By Mark Richard Moss

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Deals Deals Deals!

Making connections at the B.E./Bank of America Entrepreneurs Conference, the premiere networking event for black businesses

Wanna make a deal? You know, the bottom-line-enhancing kind of deal? If the answer…

By Mark Richard Moss

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Gaining The Competitive Edge

Small black firms are forging alliances and applying new technology in order to increase market share and boost profits

Deborah Sawyer has found a brass tacks way to position her $6 million engineering…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Filling The Right Prescription For Wealth Building

B.E. gives this year's financial fitness contest winners a check-up

Providing remedies for the financial problems of African Americans has been one of the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Bad Hair Days

Today, few ethnic haircare products are owned by black companies. Their decades-long legacy has been lost to mainstream manufacturers.

After growing the haircare market from the roots, black-owned haircare manufacturers are splitting at…

By Cliff Hocker

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Where The Present Meets The Past

Jerusalem is rich with historic ambience

The echoes of the past combined with the hurly-burly of today reverberate in…

By Bertha Rush Summers

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The Need For Speed

Account exec goes mountain biking for thrills

Most people would slow down if they were approaching a cliff on a…

By Sonja Mack

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6 Degrees Of Motivation

They're the sources of inspiration for the new worker. Find out which ones stimulate you to perform at your peak.

The project team had gone the limit, putting in several all-nighters and weekends to…

By Barbara Moses, Ph.D.

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Just Like New

Q: Are there any laws that protect the consumer when purchasing refurbished products,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Online Shoppers Beware

Tips for buying over the web

Consumers are expected to spend 20% of their holiday budget shopping online. To…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Save Time And Money On The Net

Online discount sites comparison shop for you

It’s Christmas time again and a great alternative to yuletide shopping in the…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Winter Auto Guide

Reviews of 16 vehicles arriving in 2001

Acura MDX | www.acuracars.com
Based on the Honda’s leading Odyssey minivan, the Acura MDX solves…

By Jay Koblenz

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A Smooth Ride

Smart cars that dispatch emergency help and purchase hard-to-get tickets

Imagine driving late at night in a part of town totally unfamiliar to you.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Smart Credit Card Use

Looking out for your own interests

As you gear up for the bustling holiday season, you’ll be shopping for the…

By Leslie E. Royal

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The Art Of A Comeback

See how gallery owner Simone Dewey changed her tune and redesigned her life

Simone Dewey has always been able to navigate the detours that have sprung up…

By Brenda Campbell

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Keep On Moving

You’ve set your goals, and you’re on the path to achieve them. But…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Give It A Rest

Follow these and get your zzz's

Remember the good ol’ days when sleep was a reward for a hard…

By Hasani Pettiford

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The Long Day Ahead

A streamlined workload is the ticket to more time spent outside the office

Cell phones. E-mail. These modern wonders of the work world were supposed to make…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Make The Connection

It’s one thing to work a room full of strangers and come away…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Plastic Makes Perfect

Name: Dr. Anthony C. Griffin
Age: 40
Occupation: Plastic surgeon
Location: Beverly Hills, California
Duties: Consults with…

By Kenneth Miles

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What Should I Wear?

A: My employer has a casual dress code. I’m looking for a new…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Give Good Guidance

Six pitfalls manager-mentors should avoid

In addition to your regular supervisory duties, you’ve decided to personally mentor the…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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What’s In A Name?

A: I have seen a couple of ads for registering with .ws or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Wireless LANs

Connect two or more computers using radio signals

Small business and home office users alike have long craved the freedom to connect…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Free at last

You have your pick of free Net services, but are they worth it?

You might be thinking “free at last” when it comes to free ISPs. Of…

By Lashambi Britton

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Sharp Idea

A fax machine that saves money on long distance calls

If you are among the more than 9 million folk who telecommute, then…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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She’s Fresh

Donna Auguste of Freshwater Software provides Web-monitoring solutions for e-businesses

It was as early as age 4 that Donna Auguste developed a passion and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Photographers United

I’m 21 years old and have started my own photography company. Please let…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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No Ticket To Easy Street

Is franchising your entrance into entrepreneurship?

There are approximately 320,000 franchised small businesses operating in the U.S., collectively accounting…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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Every Business Is A Growth Business

“Successful companies grow because growth is in the corporate mind-set, created by the…

By Ann Brown

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An Affordable Solution

Access 1 Computers is determined to span the digital divide

For most who attended the Million Man March in 1995, the event was…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Breaking the Barriers

Manzi Metals Inc. president and CEO talks shop with the best of them

As a schoolgirl, Barbara Manzi was advised by a high school teacher to learn…

By Bridget McCrea

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Taking Advantage Of Technology

Small business owners should use digital tools as extensions of their companies

Small business owners should not discount being creative when it comes to saving…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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Credit scoring gets an ‘A’

Use credit scoring to your advantage

Credit scoring can be a foe for credit seekers whose credit reports are…

By Iris Taylor

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Financing your child’s education

Q: I purchase bonds for my daughter, who turned 11 on July 27.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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investing abroad at home

Foreign bonds offer more risk and higher returns

Earn more than 13% on a government bond? That sounds pretty tempting in today’s…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Top 10 Reasons To Dump Your Bank

Use these red flags to determine when you should make a switch

When Jeanine Cooper-Taylor moved to Atlanta in the winter of 1996 and opened a…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Entrepreneurial spirit

Independent literary agent eyes financial freedom

Marlene Connor Lynch is married to her job-plus she has a husband, two young…

By Christine Albano

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Tools for your financial life

Upgraded software packages create user-friendly budgeting

Whether you’re a recent college graduate with meager resources or an accomplished professional, you’re…

By Tanisha Hopson

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Growth potential

Dawna Edwards' picks in a turbulent market

Dawna Edwards selects growth companies that dominate their industries. They also have the…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Back to Basics

EARNEST Partners' Paul Viera uses fundamentals to pick top performers

Paul Viera believes in doing his homework. The CEO of EARNEST Partners L.L.C. (No.…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Open House For Real Estate

REIT funds offer you another way to invest in property

Investing in real estate usually means making a six-figure commitment and dealing with the…

By Donald Jay Korn

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High Energy

Guess what's one of the best-performing sectors this year? Oil

Veteran fund manager and Wall Street Week guru Lou Holland had called it…

By Derek T. Dingle

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A House Divides Us

Home ownership contributes to wealth gap between minorities and whites

Home equity remains the cornerstone of wealth building for most American families. Thanks…

By Nicole Marie Richardson

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A Pioneer Exits

Seventeen years ago, Julia W. Taylor took the helm at North Carolina-based Mechanics…

By Herbert L. White

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No Growth For The Little Big Guy

Marketplace Holdings denied chance to bid on Food Lion stores

Johnny Johnson, president and CEO of Marketplace Holdings Inc. (No. 26 on the…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Cox Shuts Down Blackfamilies.com

One may figure that as long as a Website has a strong, resourceful…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Gwynn Up To Bat At Church’s Plate

Padres' outfielder opens 100 chicken restaurants

At bat, Tony Gwynn is famous for being able to hit whatever ball…

By Cliff Hocker

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The Black Vote Is Crucial

Both candidates are reaching for the swing votes that lie within the black community

Months ago, if he were a betting man, David Bositis, senior political analyst at…

By Joyce Jones

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