Setting Your Career In Motion

After several years of experience, mid-level professionals get ready for the next move

You might say it’s in her blood. Amber E. Okoye’s brother is a civil…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Technology Makes A Comeback

Fizzling dotcoms were last year's news. Now, technology gets back to basics. B.E.'s experts discuss how you can find the capital to fund your venture.

Last year, dotcom implosions, scarce venture financing, and the Internet bust were the buzzwords…

By Dale Coachman

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Just because a technology solution works for one company, doesn't mean it's best for yours. The key is tailoring the tools to fit your needs.

Whether you are just starting out in business or need to upgrade your equipment…

By Holly Aguirre

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Brand Yourself

Whether you work for a corporation, run your own business, or freelance, use your name to gain significant power and influence

Little did Tavis Smiley know that being fired, after five years, as thehost and…

By Ann Brown

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Planning For Matrimony

Stephanie blackman is willing to make the necessary financial adjustments as she gets ready for marriage

Preparing to walk down the aisle is a monumental process for 26-year-old desktop support…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Know Your True Net Worth

Finding out how much you're worth is a major step toward building wealth

When Kimberly Suggs’ retail company, Right On Casual, announced that it would be ending…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Posh Paper Mate

Sign off with Passion Red, or initial with Pacific Blue. Jorg Hysek’s writing…

By Sonia Alleyne

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No Easy Rider

Sharon Cancel burns rubber

Sharon Cancel is determined, aggressive, and passionate about motorcycling. She has the bad…

By Sonia Alleyne

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An Action Guide

Help for the proactive consumer

Got a complaint? Want purchasing tips? Need legal advice? Get The Consumer Action…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Got You Covered

Why you need travel insurance

September 11 marked the end of Los Angeles resident Leisha D. Smith’s two-week…

By Michael Bennett

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Disconnecting The Telemarketer

How to permanently hang up on telephone sales

Agnes Mason, a longtime city dweller, moved to the serene state of West Virginia…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Wake-Up Call

Q: I started a nonprofit organization called the Embattled Fathers Group in 1997…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Bottom Line

Don’t overestimate the importance of networking…don’t expect a network of strangers or acquaintances…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Taking The ‘Dis’ Out Of Disability

Carmen Jones triumphed over a crippling car accident to build a marketing firm serving disabled consumers

In 1986, Carmen Jones, then a junior at Hampton University in Virginia, was returning…

By Alan Hughes

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Find What Works — And Pays

Q: I am searching for a new career and feel really stuck. I’m…

By Sonia Alleyne

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No Small Change

NAME: Joyce Harris
AGE: 38
OCCUPATION: Division chief, Web Content Office of Application Development at…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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The Case Against Disorganization

How to arrest this time bandit

If you were to visit career consultant Peggy Duncan online (www.peggydun can.com), you…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Stop, Thief

Q: I recently purchased a new computer that was pre-loaded with Windows XP.…

By Dale Coachman

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B.E. Digerati Sells Company For $147 Million

News from the Valley to the Alley -- and all points in between

Tech pays off. While other tech companies were floundering, Donna Auguste’s Freshwater Software…

By Dale Coachman

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Ahead Of The Curve

Apple has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative…

By Dale Coachman

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Very Fine Printing

If you expect crisp, bright images from your color printer, look no further…

By Dale Coachman

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Life After Napster

New file-sharing method keeps record labels happy

Amid the furor over Napster, Gnutella, and the like, one start-up says it has…

By Jason P. McKay

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Credit Hassles

Q: I own a small business that provides mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and…

By Alan Hughes

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Answering The Call

Security firm is expanding as demand increases

There’s a call out for increased security in the U.S. that MarkAnthony L.…

By Alan Hughes

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Handing It Over

Businesses need a plan for passing the torch

Here’s a test for the sole proprietors out there. Look over your business plan.…

By Alan Hughes

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Avoid litigation

Business owners can protect themselves from lawsuits

For small businesses, lawsuits can be a death knell. Already strapped for time, money,…

By Bridget McCrea

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Searching For The Futures

Q: I’m interested in any information or books that will show me how…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Retiring In Style

Maintaining retirement income requires smart planning

When Baltimore transplant Charlotte H. Brown retired from her job at the Bank…

By Carmen Brown

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Sell — And Buy Back

Market conditions caused Peggy Woodford Forbes to adjust her strategy to avoid losses

Learning to cut your losses is one of the most valuable lessons a…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Search For Faster Growth

Larry Jones of NCM Capital Management prefers stocks with earnings that outpace industry peers

In the stock market, change is not to be feared. After four years with…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Betting On Biotechnology

Biotech funds may have a bright future ahead in spite of a down 2001

If you’re looking over mutual funds that focus on biotechnology stocks, you may find…

By James A. Anderson

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Taking A Leap Of Faith

After pooling $100,000 to invest, the People of Faith investment group is surviving a turbulent market

The People of Faith L.L.C. in Atlanta began as an initiative of the St.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Better Luck Next Year?

blackenterprise.com readers see economic recovery after fourth quarter 2002

It’s no secret that the United States is in a recession — a…

By Alan Hughes

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Licences & Retirements

The 1,000th Chick-fil-A franchise landed in the hands of Anthony Royal (pictured above,…

By Monique R. Brown

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He’s Got Gaming

Barden enters gambling's largest market with casino purchase

D on H. Barden is not afraid to let it ride. Having recently…

By Cliff Hocker

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Early Warning

Pacific Bell CEO says dotcom meltdown signaled a slowdown in business

Not many can find positive things to say signaled last year’s dotcom meltdown.…

By Alan Hughes

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Looking Ahead

With the death of its co-founder, what's next for Glory Foods?

With the death of Glory Foods Inc.’s co-founder and president William F. Williams,…

By Alan Hughes

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Bullish On Minority Business

MBDA director sees better days ahead

There may be an economic recession, but Ronald N. Langston, national director of…

By Alan Hughes

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Good Offer Or Bad Deal?

Q: I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot about 0% financing. I’ve also…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Behind The Hype

Can the economic stimulus plan push the right buttons?

After months of bickering and finger pointing by both the Democratic and Republican parties…

By Alan Hughes

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