Designed For Performance

Black auto designers set the standard for some of the most popular--and stylish--cars on the road

Few consumers buy a car or light truck because they’re enamored of the vehicle’s…

By Blair S. Walker

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Consumer Empowerment Part 3 Of A Series

Your credit report won't have a ghost of a chance unless you avoid these 10 foul-ups

Judith E. Davis had top-notch credit until she hitched herself and her credit to…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Making The Switch

Small businesses will need to take a giant step forward with technology to secure their place in the market

Call it “technophobia” or “PC panic.” The fear of using technology and incorporating it…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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What The New Tax Law Means To You

From lower rates to expanded investment options, find out what breaks you are entitled to

Simone Gans Barefield and Ernest Barefield have mixed feelings about the tax relief package…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Investing 101

Learn how you can make money in today's financial markets

Every Once In A While You Have An “Aha!” Moment, a point in time…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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New Places New Faces

At the 6th Annual B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference, black business owners inked groundbreaking deals while networking the night away in Opryland

Every entrepreneur, no doubt, is well aware of the economic impact of a slowing…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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Never Too Late To Build A Nest Egg

The Beasleys are getting a crash course on investing for retirement

William And Brenda Beasley in the military–serving active duty for over 15 years. Brenda,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Rewards Of Research

To reach your investment goals,you need to stay on top of annual reports and other key data

Last year, Lashambi Britton started working as a shareholder services representative for a Wall…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Baby, Let’s Ride!

Jaguars have always been lick-your-whiskers cool. So what could make the brand even…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Say Parmigiano!

Enjoy an age-old tradition and a cheese the Italians take very seriously

For trends, the world watches us. But for Old World traditions, Americans must always…

By Joseph Dumas

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A Hip Classic

Exotic rhythms stir her body and soul

To the syncopated sounds of Middle Eastern guitars and drums, she began twirling…

By Cheryl Ann Wadlington

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Credit Life After Divorce

Q: I am a 34-year-old single parent who is trying to reestablish herself…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

A Web secretary gets you out from under

Traveling always involves paying attention to details, many of which can easily be…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Heated About Your Gas Bill?

Tips to cool your pocket

By the end of the ’90s, if you switched from oil to natural…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Entrepreneurs Unite

Black chamber of commerce grows businesses and profits

Imagine how powerful the black community would be if the $543 billion that African…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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A New Attitude Toward Used

How to buy a pre-owned car

Why buy a used car? Why not? According to Robby Stamps, automotive consultant and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Seven Soulful Secrets

Use them to your life's benefit

At one time, Karen Taylor, 33, was running away from her purpose in life.…

By Ann Brown

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Speaking With Style And Graise

Despite a genetic illness, Randy Graise uses his gift of gab to motivate others

Randy D. Graise is a natural-born motivator. As founder and owner of Southfield, Michigan-based…

By Quincy L. Lewis

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Secret Service

Name: Evelyn Arnette
Age: 40
Occupation: Mystery shopper
Location: Jonesboro, Georgia
Duties: Performs customer service research while posing…

By Brandi Forte

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When Your Work Is All The Rage–Literally

Get familiar with the many forms of inappropriate workplace anger

As if office politics weren’t enough, every day Karu F. Daniels faced maneuvering in…

By Ann Brown

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More Skills

Q: I work in a family owned business and know there are skills…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Mistakes Will Be Made

Focus on fixing them

Put a bunch of your colleagues–with different backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas about getting…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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How Rude!

Q: I recently e-mailed my staff [a few company] policy changes, but seemed…

By Dale Coachman

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Selling the Experience

By Quincy L. Lewis

Have you ever thought about how life would be in someone else’s shoes?…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Touch and Go

Need a better way to get information into your Palm-based PDA? The Fellowes…

By Dale Coachman

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No Small Task

Microsoft is touting several new features and improvements to its latest Office release,…

By Dale Coachman

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Easy On the Eyes

Nikon has a lot to brag about with the new Coolpix 775. The…

By Dale Coachman

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Top Financial Websites.

To manage your money, check out these sites

When it comes to investing, you’re not exactly plying with Monopoly money: Your cash…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Off To Market

Q: Now that I’ve made the decision to leave the corporate jungle and…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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How Does Your Company Measure Up?

A SWOT analysis will help you meet business objectives

SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. It is a…

By Myra Faye Turner

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Where’s The Money?

Many entrepreneurs find themselves in need of capital to start a business or…

By Gloria McCoy

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Flying High

Montgomery Jet Center takes the hassle out of travel

Very few small business owners can boast client rosters that include former U.S.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Multicultural Gateway

Caribbean businesses expand in the U.S.

The growth of Caribbean businesses has spread westward and in many other directions…

By Quincy L. Lewis

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It’s A Bourgeois City

Making a difference in the Big Easy

When companies started leaving eastern New Orleans–a community where 70% of the residents…

By Michelle Buckley

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Friend Or Foe?

Taking a look at the new head of the SBA

Having grown up watching his Mexican immigrant father, Hector Barreto Sr., build a successful…

By Ann Brown

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Investment Club Search

Q: I am interested in finding an investment club in my city, but…

By Matthew S. Scott

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A Case For Diversifying

Eyeing retirement, California attorney courts stocks and bonds

Just four years ago, Pamela L. Jones was on the outside of the…

By Christine Albano

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A Hard Lesson To Learn

Paul Viera's picks reinforce the need for diversification

Every once in a while, investors need to be reminded of an important investment…

By Marie Evan

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Growth With Lower Volatility

AIM Funds' Craig A. Smith uses earnings as the key to long-term positive returns

Maintaining discipline during good times and bad is what Craig A. Smith, vice president…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Money In The Banks

After taking a two-year beating, bank stock funds could see a comeback

There’s nothing like rate cuts to wake up bank stocks. So imagine how happy…

By James A. Anderson

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Finding The Right Fit

Want to avoid the hassle of starting your own club? Join an existing one.

Three years ago, Andrea M. Stuckey wanted to join an investment club to expand…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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To Your Health (Insurance)

More Americans are getting coverage

The trend suggests that more African Americans are getting health insurance at work.…

By Roger Barnes

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Soaking Up The Success

This year, Lonnie Johnson celebrates the 10th anniversary of his Super SoakerĀ® water…

By Raelyn C. Johnson

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CBC falls for a Republican

Campaign finance reform brings the two together

It’s not often that members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) side with…

By Joyce Jones

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Business Of Fine Arts

Davis raises nearly $300 million toward his $1.5 billion project

With less than a year under his belt as president of Lincoln Center…

By Aaron Bryant

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Accelerating On Import Street

Fairhurst expands dealership despite slowing economy

To combat the auto industry’s decline in sales, Ellenae Fairhurst added a Lexus…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Delayed Response

Q: I tend to procrastinate when it comes time to start working on…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Echapman Makes A Strategic Move To Impress Shareholders

Brokerage firm acquires lifestyle Website to boost revenue and stock price

A little more than a year ago, Nathan A. Chapman Jr. was reeling from…

By Angela G. King

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