Cooking Up Success

By Alan Hughes and Bridget Mccrea

While other children were out playing sports or raising a ruckus, 6-year-old Carl Redding…

By Alan Hughes

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Don’t Let Scam Artists Trap You

By Donald Jay Korn

When John Cummings decided to become an entrepreneur last year, he had little idea…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Website Makeover

Want to keep customers happy? Make it easy for them to order online.

You may have a small or home-based business, but if your Website is top-notch,…

By Dale Coachman

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Winning On Wall Street

By Caroline V. Clarke

If you want to see Carla Harris do something — anything — just tell…

By Caroline Clarke

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Is Your Career Your Calling?

Reverend And Former Basketball Star Paula McGee Explains The Difference Between What You Do And Who You Are Meant To Be

The Rev. Paula Mcgee first came to national attention as a member of the…

By Paula Mcgee

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Evaluating Your Real Compensation Package

Knowing what you're worth can helpsecure your family's financial future

Only a short time ago, American job hunters sat squarely in the driver’s seat.…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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The Resume The Pitch The Close

What you need to know now about finding a job

The economy is bad. Scratch that — it’s in the toilet. As of press…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Tough Times, Tough Choices

In a hardeconomic climate,what are youwilling to doto work?

The sluggish economy turned Steven L. Grevious’ professional life upside down. From the late…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Making More With Less

Winner No. 35 James & Beverly Parks

James and Beverly Parks are coming to terms with a major life change and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Lifetime Of Giving

Matel Dawson Jr. Saved so that others could benefit

Matel (Mat) Dawson Jr. has left a wonderful legacy. The retired forklift operator, who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Downhill Pursuits

Getting your performance gear in order

Successfully navigating the slopes, at any level, takes confidence, skill, and the right gear.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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It’s Not Just The Skiing

Off the slopes, it's about food, ambience, and a great place to stay

While the powder, the bowls, and the crosscountry trails may be exceptional, a number…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Finding The Gap

Q: What is gap insurance? I’ve read that you can get gap insurance…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Protect Your Identity

Prevent bad things from happening to your good name -- and credit line

It was not uncommon for Janice Jackson to receive her neighbor’s mail. When her…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Free Your Mind…

Q: I am a very determined, energetic, smart African American woman. I really…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Guarding Against The Stress Of Success

Recognize the early signs of burnout -- and take proactive steps to prevent it

Lifestyle coach Cheryl Richardson has noticed a recent phenomenon. Whenever she leads her Life…

By Caroline Clarke

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New Direction

Q: I am a 57-year-old African American who has been downsized from my…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Going Global

International projects give your résumé added value

Clark Broughton, an account executive for the government division of Federal Express, is a regular…

By Linda S. Lawson

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Connecting The Dots

Artist on point with business

As an artist, Kyle S. Lane has often been rejected: a prestigious art institution…

By Sonia Alleyne

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An Official Stamp?

The deal on M.B.A. Certification

When 112,000 newly-minted M.B.A. graduates seek employment this year, they will face the fiercest…

By Linda S. Lawson

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Protect Yourself

Q: I’ve heard that identity theft is on the rise. Is this true…

By Dale Coachman

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More Room To Store

As the amount of information we consume increases, so does our need for backup and storage.

Word files, digital media, presentations, and spreadsheets can put a major dent in…

By Dale Coachman

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Naacp Denies Report

Kweisi Mfume, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of…

By Alan Hughes

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New Urban Entertainment Shuts Doors

Black-oriented cable TV station fails to land critical funding

New Urban Entertainment TV (NUE-TV), the fledgling African American-focused cable network, will cease operations…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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A Plan Of Action

Business plan software: Does it make the grade?

Whether you’re starting or expanding a business, you have to be aware of every…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Secrets Of His Success

After 26 years at IBM, Robert Blackwell took a gamble that paid off

In today’s volatile economy, stories of small business success are few and far between.…

By Holly Aguirre

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To Join Or Not To Join

Q: I know that networking is essential to getting my company’s name and…

By Alan Hughes

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Her Job’s A Party

Juli Wyatt proves sports entertainment isn't just a man's game

As a law review student at the District of Columbia School of Law,…

By Demetria Lucas

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Back To Basics

It's the ABCs of entrepreneurship that attract venture capital

The downturn in the U.S. economy and the aftermath of the Internet gold rush…

By Latif Lewis

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Incorporating Facts

Picking the right business structure is one of the first keys to success

Selecting a corporate structure is one of the most important startup decisions that a…

By Bridget McCrea

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Delivering The Goods

This business gains ground in the air

Ricardo Reyes, a sales manager for a parcel shipping firm, was returning from his…

By Alan Hughes

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What Are S.H.I.P. Funds?

Q: I am a single mother of four, and I was told that…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Pay As You Go Education

Upromise uses your spending dollars to save for your child's college education

The rising cost of college tuition has almost everyone wondering how they will…

By Shayna T. Bayard

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The Value Of Discounting

Harold Singleton's discount strategy offset market volatility

Harold Singleton was right last year when he proclaimed that there is value…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Linchpin For Growth

Union Heritage's Derek Batts relies on return on equity for portfolio performance

Over the last two years, the growth economy of the ’90s has been replaced…

By James A. Anderson

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A Precious Portfolio

Funds that focus on gold may still have some luster in 2003

Historically, gold has been a safe, solid shelter for investors the world over. During…

By James A. Anderson

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Risky Business

The Circle of Wealth Investment Club has made a high-stakes investment in a pre-IPO firm

The Circle of Wealth Investment Club celebrated its second anniversary this past September, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Job Insecurity

blackenterprise.com readers are pessimistic about employment picture

While the nation continues to wait for the smoke to clear from the…

By Alan Hughes

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Wanted: Stimulus

Report says GOP is not doing all it can for small business

When President George W. Bush sets a goal he pulls out all the…

By Joyce Jones

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A New Game For Johnson

BET founder looking to acquire baseball franchise

BET founder and CEO Robert L. Johnson is making a play to become the…

By Cliff Hocker

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