Franchise Players

NBA execs Steve Mills and Terdema Usseryscore as two of the industry's hottestfront-office players. Will one gain the ultimate prize of NBA commissioner?

Terdema Ussery can easily be spotted at a Dallas Mavericks home game. Standing behind…

By Alan Hughes

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Fashion Forward

How business style really works

Any successful business meeting involves a desired outcome, a well-planned script, a stellar delivery…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Maintaining And Protecting Your Home

From insurance to landscaping, caring for your house will increase its value

Since purchasing their home two years ago, Cora and Cary Johnson have done close…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Franchises That Fit

Looking for a business opportunity that matches your passion and pocketbook? Try these hot and affordable franchises on for size.

Boeing 737s aren’t the only things flying high at the Los Angeles International Airport…

By Wendy Harris

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The Ultimate Champion For Black Business

In 1973 Maynard Jackson emerged on the scene when he was elected the firstblack mayor of atlanta and became a national force in business and politics over the next 30 years, he used his prowess to break the old boys network's hold on contracts and power while expanding opportunities for minority businesses. The result: he helped develop a bevy of B.E.100s companies and created more black millionaires that any other public figure.

The year was 1974. Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr., who had just been inaugurated as…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Budgeting For A Future

Deshawn James hopes a carefully crafted financial plan will pay big dividends to her family

For Deshawn James, raising two teenage daughters as a single mother is more than…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Striving To Be A Millionaire

Charles Glass is studying hard to get his Ph.D. in wealth building

If anyone could devise a mathematical formula for becoming a millionaire before age 40,…

By Nicole Lewis

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The Right Wine

Curtis Green gives us the new rules for fine wine

What makes a great wine? Of course, classification, region, and variety of grape…

By Joseph Dumas

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Destination Dallas

DeDe McGuire shows us around

Home to the NFL’s Cowboys and the NBA’s Mavericks, Dallas, Texas, has a solid…

By Walter Greene

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Fixed Time

Robert Gooden tells you what you need to know about servicing a fine watch

Fine watches are more than great accessories: They’re investments that can become heirlooms.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Jet Set To St. Barths

And then just relax

From St. Maarten, it’s a ten-minute flight with memorable views — the calm, turquoise…

By Joseph Dumas

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Saddle Up

Tammie L. McKnight grabs the reinsfor a national rodeo competition

When your horse takes off, the acceleration can literally pop your back. And…

By Christina Morgan

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It’s Yours, Claim It!

How to find unclaimed property

Unclaimed financial assets such as inheritances, tax refunds, or money from previous bank…

By Jennifer L. Smith

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Buy One, Get One Free

How to use supermarket savings to slash your budget

Neville Bonitto, of Brooklyn, New York, always knows if the price is right. “People…

By Christina Morgan

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Give And Take

Renegotiating with lenders doesn't have to be a daunting task

Good credit goes a long way. Ask Delores Canté, a private banking associate for…

By Kimberly Hamilton-Wright

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And Still I Rise

I’m a 25-year-old, single parent who works 45-plus hours a week at my…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Do Something

Your actions, however small, can make a big difference

About a year ago, a friend of mine found out she had cancer.…

By Caroline Clarke

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From Welfare To Wall Street

Margo Robinson relied on prayer and pure grit to become a financial guru

Margo Robinson has one of those lives littered with ups and downs, fits and…

By Caroline Clarke

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Get It Straight

I am a female in my early 30s seeking fulfilling work that opens…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Reason To Smile

Oral surgeon knows how make patients feel good in her chair

Dr. Ngozi Etufugh
AGE: 37
OCCUPATION: Oral surgeon
DUTIES: Performing dental implants,gum surgeries, biopsies, bone grafts,…

By Ashley Gibson

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The Dress Code

How business style is communicated

Today, business style means being ready for anything. A typical day for a…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Second Chances

My business is growing and I need to purchase equipment for two new…

By Dale Coachman

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Networking Made Easy

Three quick tips for setting up a wired connection

If you have more than one PC and are tired of inserting floppies…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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They’ve Got The Beats

MP3 players let you carry a virtual jukebox on your hip

If you use a CD walkman for your portable music needs, you’re part of…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Soft Landing

James Garrett took a leap of faith and found security

When James F. Garrett decided to go hang gliding, he wasn’t preparing to jump…

By Cristina Gair

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Healthcare Insurance

I have a home-based business, and I’m thinking about expanding and hiring a…

By Alan Hughes

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Reaching For The Stars

This celebrity stylist learned the hard lessons of business

Celebrity hairstylist Gérard Duré doesn’t waste time disclosing the secret to his success.…

By Demetria Lucas

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Avoiding A Communication Breakdown

Keeping employees informed benefits business

At Ariel Capital Management Inc. (No. 1 on the BE ASSET MANAGERS list with…

By John G. Clemons

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Lightening The Workload

Entrepreneurs should know when it's time to delegate

Michelle Benjamin, owner of Benjamin Enterprises, an integrated facility support services company headquartered in…

By Bridget McCrea

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He’s Still Standing

Despite loan rejections, this entrepreneur grew his business

William Burton was denied bank credit five times, but that didn’t stop him from…

By Nicole Lewis

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Investing Too Much?

I am an average guy who puts 10% of my paycheck into my…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Profit From Flexibility

Convertible bond funds offer many of the pluses of stock portfolios with less risk

Convertible bonds were made for times like these. They are a hybrid investment, combining…

By James A. Anderson

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A Rally Deferred

William Young of Buford, Dickson, Harper & Sparrow Inc. needs more time for his momentum strategy

Unfortunately, the war in Iraq, an anemic economy, and slow consumer spending due…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Keep Large And Small In The Mix

Money manager Dawn Alston Paige says diversification makes sense now

At mid-year 2003, investors were at a crossroads. The market’s strong spring seemed to…

By James A. Anderson

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A Golden Opportunity

The Neighborhood Gold Program gives hope to first-time buyers

After five years of dreaming of buying a home, Andre and Yanira Eames thought…

By Aissatou Sidime

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Finding A Winning Strategy

A.B.A.S.I. members use price limits to minimize losses and maximize stock gains

For the members of the African Brothers and Sisters Investors (A.B.A.S.I.), “name your price”…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Saving The Planet

Report debunks myth that African Americans don't care about the environment

When racial discrimination and inadequate education are immediate worries for African Americans, environmental…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Stimulus Or Bust?

By Cliff Hocker

When President George W. Bush signed the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act…

By Cliff Hocker

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Chapman Charged With Fraud

SEC claims former B.E. 100S CEO mismanaged pension funds

A federal grand jury indicted prominent investment banker Nathan A. Chapman Jr., in June,…

By Joyce Jones

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Mistaken Identity

I keep getting harassing phone calls from a creditor who is looking for…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Affirmative Action Upheld

Supreme Court backs use of race as a factor for college admissions

Affirmative action has won a major legal battle, but not the political war. Although…

By Cliff Hocker

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