Looks Do Matter

Website isn't attracting customers? Maybe it's time to call an expert.

Bad websites do happen to good businesses. And online, as in art, beauty is…

By Dale Coachman

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Staying Power

Winning strategies to secure your job

Brenda Ross-Dulan Cut and sharpened her teeth as a vice president in the real estate…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Take Safety In Bonds

Here's how diversifying your portfolio with fixed-income investments can cushion the effects of market volatility

William Lowry and Teri Gonzales-Lowry made it a point not to overreact during the…

By Olayinka Fadahunsi

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Which Way Is Up?

B.E. provides the answer by offering a slate of funds that will boost the performance of your portfolio

Alex A. Brown, a stuntman who has performed in films from Glory to Rush…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Getting The Scoop On Investing

Tune in to our panel of financial news commentators as they offer the best strategies for building your portfolio

YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN.
That’s just part of the harsh new realities of investing in…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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What Investors Can Learn From The Enron Mess

The largest bankruptcy in u.s. history offers valuable lessons on how you should invest in today's market

Joyce Barrett didn’t die, but she lost her life. The former human resources professional…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Building On Success

Good budgeting practices have helped Kysa and Derwin Daniels handle a layoff

Big ambitions require big results. Freddie Lee Sherman and his wife, Yolanda, are ambitious…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Prepare For Emergencies

Good budgeting practices have helped kysa and derwin daniels handle a layoff

It’s an old adage, perhaps overused, but fitting just the same: Put something away…

By Lisa Armstrong

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What Revs His Engine

Stan Eason's classic collection

While millions of car enthusiasts are filing into traveling auto shows to sneak…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Drive To The Top

Looking for the best car to meet your needs? Stop here for direction.

Like the clothes you wear, the car you drive says something about you. These…

By Jay Koblenz

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Kick These Tires

Website puts the brakes on scams

In pointed language, www.carbuyingtips.com pulls no punches busting scams by auto dealers to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Total Recall

What's your recourse on a faulty auto?

Alan Marks purchased a 2000 Ford Explorer in October 1999. He soon noticed the…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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In The Driver’s Seat

Getting the best deal on your old car

So, you’re buying a new car. Have you decided what to do with your…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Talking The Talk

Q: People have always told me how I enlighten them and give them…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Mrs., Mom, And CEO

Vickie Clark runs a thriving home-based transportation business for kids

In 1995, when Vickie Clark voiced her desire to start a business transporting kids…

By Monique R. Brown

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I Was Doing So Well

Q: I worked with a company for three years that was sold to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Smart and steady win the race

NAME: DeWayne Cassel
OCCUPATION: Race Car Driver
LOCATION: Peoria, Illinois
SALARY RANGE: Range: $100,000 to $5…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Prescription For Success

Woodrow A. Myers Jr. is just what the doctor ordered

Woodrow A. Myers Jr., M.D.
AGE: 48
TITLE: Executive vice president and chief medical officer, Healthcare…

By Ronald E. Childs

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Stiff Upper Lips

Are your employees happy or just biding their time?

Downsized employees are stressed. But in a sense they may suffer from less anxiety…

By Sonia Alleyne

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No More Boxes

Q: Not too long ago, you mentioned that ASPs were going to be…

By Dale Coachman

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High Quality, Premium Price

If you’re looking for a high resolution, megapixel camera, Olympus offers one of…

By Dale Coachman

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Out Of This World

Apple unveils new flat-panel iMac

Just when you were getting used to the iPod, Apple springs the new…

By Dale Coachman

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Money Talks

New technology helps visually impaired hear ATM transactions

For most of us, going to the ATM is a breeze. But for…

By Holly Aguirre

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Crossing The Digital Divide

Is owning a computer enough? Not anymore

A couple of years ago, the digital divide — generally defined as the schism…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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E-Biz Baffled

Q: I am looking for some inspirational literature about starting an e-commerce consulting…

By Alan Hughes

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A Matter Of Safety

Tragic loss leads entrepreneur to develop seatbelt-monitoring device

On the morning of Dec. 4, 1997, Orlando Robinson, then a 25-year-old law school…

By Alan Hughes

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Franchise To Go

Despite a recession some of these businesses are hot

Franchising has always been a popular entrepreneurial venture. According to the International Franchise Association…

By Alan Hughes

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Picking Up The Pieces

Terrorist attacks leave small information technology firm bent but not broken

September 11 began as a normal workday for Patrick Duroseau. Arriving at his office…

By Bridget McCrea

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Boosting Morale

Just because times are tough doesn't mean the workplace has to be glum

A sluggish economy has thrown many companies into survival mode. Reports of sweeping cutbacks,…

By Bridget McCrea

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How Many Shares?

Q: When buying stocks, how many shares should you purchase from a company?
–D.…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Healthy Prospects

A commercial real estate program offers investment opportunities

Juanita Simmons always wanted her own health spa. In fact, 15 years ago,…

By Wendy C. Pelle

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Technical Difficulties

Rodney Smith's tech infrastructure picks showed signs of collapse

When we turned to equity research firm Wall Street Strategies Inc. in New…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Focus On Emerging Markets

Nathan Lewis of Jackson Securities believes minority-owned firms can show the way to profits

Nathan L. Lewis, head of the Equity Research Group at Jackson Securities Inc. (JSI)…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Slow Recovery

Black-managed mutual funds are picking up the pieces after a tough 2001

For mutual fund managers, style mattered in 2001. Although Morningstar Inc., the Chicago-based mutual…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Long-Distance Stock Picking

Making things work when members move away but want to stay invested

Every investment club has to deal with members leaving from time to time, but…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Making Strides, But Losing Ground ?

Black, woman-owned firms growing, but at a slower pace than other groups

Female minority-owned businesses are growing at a greater rate than all women-owned firms…

By Alan Hughes

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On The Fast Track

Shawn Baldwin is building a financial services firm one acquisition at a time

Though merger and acquisition activity may have slowed down on Wall Street, Shawn…

By Alan Hughes

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Microsoft Partnership

Software giant signs on as title sponsor of B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference

Microsoft Corp. was named title sponsor of the Seventh Annual Black Enterprise/Microsoft Entrepreneurs…

By Alan Hughes

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This Isn’t Italian

Pizza anyone? If so, consider Reggio’s Pizza Inc., which just may be the…

By Monique R. Brown

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Spirited Leadership

Carl Horton named President & CEO of Absolut

T here’s a new general in the multibillion dollar booze wars. Last November,…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Financing Façade

Dealerships don't offer the best deals

Consumers have become increasingly savvy about getting the best possible deal on car…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Driving In A New Direction?

Mel Farr Automotive to sell all its Ford dealerships

In a move that surprised many, Mel Farr, president of Mel Farr Automotive in…

By Alan Hughes

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