Work At Home

Q: I am currently seeking to supplement my income through part-time telecommuting. However,…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Switching Tracks

BITco USA, a Florida-based installations company, makes a bid for a better Website

When J.C. Gamboa, CEO of BITco USA Inc. (www.bitcousa.com), put in her bid for…

By Dale Coachman

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Buy, Sell & Rent

Managing investment property takes a keen understanding ofhousing laws and regulations. Here's what you need to know before you take the plunge.

Steven Perkins had been in court the day before. “I was involved in a…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Discharging A Debt

By Ellis Cose

If success in winning reparations for historical wrongs is largely about politics, then what…

By Kenneth Meeks

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How To Choose An Annuity

If carefully constructed, an annuity can be an important part of your retirement plan–but they're not right for everyone

Pathologist Arthur Bracey works in an environment of rising malpractice judgments. But he’s no…

By Aissatou Sidime

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Top Cities For African Americans

The results are in. Here are readers' and editors' picks for the best places to work, live, and play.

“The best place to be” is very likely whatever location you feel most fits…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Learning To Live Through A Layoff

The Williams family must make major adjustments to keep their financial dreams within reach

Six years after Whitney Williams was laid off from his IT job at a…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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The $5 Million Retirement Plan

Focusing On A Positive Net Worth Is Leading The Thomas Family To Early Retirement

Like so many couples in their mid-30s, Stephen and Rachel Thomas have their financial…

By Nicole Lewis

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Stone Perfect

Leslie Rinehardt and Marvin Miller are in the cut

”For our clients, we enjoy experimenting with different patterns and stones. Natural stones–such…

By Joseph Dumas

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Checking In: Chicago

Cheryl Burton whirls through the Windy City

People come to Chicago in search of dreams and to start new lives…

By Maureen Jenkins

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Island Delights

Time out in Tobago

The tiny island of Tobago hovers just below the radar of luxe-life aficionados who…

By Sean Drakes

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On The Fly

Sterling Burke builds his plane by the book

“If you go to my mom’s house and go to the airplane section…

By Carla Thompson

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Taking Care Of Business

Downloadable programs for your enterprise

Take care of business for less. Download office programs to help keep information…

By Jennifer L. Smith

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Gas Saving Strategies

On your next trip to the pump, try these tips

The surge in gasoline prices may make you hesitate on your next trip…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Vacation Time!

Best places to find travel bargains

For many of us, summer vacations evoke memories of friends, family, and exotic…

By Siobhan Leftwich

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Forgive Us Our Debts …

The creditor may, but the IRS won't

Many people are excited to hear that companies such as mortgage lenders, car…

By Leslie E. Royal

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A Market Of One

Q: I have two great ideas, but I lack the knowledge to see…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Inspiring Tales For All

Book offers quotations to live by

If you need a little pick-me-up, it might be time to take a…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Is Your Mate Ready For Your Success?

Garner the personal support you need to professionally achieve

Your business investments are beginning to pay off–big time. The years of balancing your…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Charting Your Course

Q: I have an undergraduate degree in business administration. I am interested in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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About My Raise…

How to ask for and get more money

Yuri Brown landed her first job after college at Merck Pharmaceuticals. She earned…

By Carla Thompson

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Membership Privileges

How to benefit from joining a professional organization.

Cherine Anderson, 39, a marketing manager for Nickelodeon, always wanted to work for MTV.…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Much Higher Learning

Exploring the benefits of an academic career

“What I enjoyed the most [at the bank] was developing my employees–training them and…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Brave New Tech World

Q: The most technologically advanced thing my parents own is a microwave oven.…

By Dale Coachman

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And The Award Goes To …

Whether you want to wow prospective clients or spice up your company’s video…

By Anthony Calypso

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Giving Where It Counts

Blackgiving.com lets consumers choose their charities

In varying degrees, we’ve all heard the gloomy statistics that often paint perceptions…

By Anthony Calypso

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Wireless Freedom

Installing an AirPort network can be a breeze

Last Christmas, Santa Claus came down our “chimney” with two iBook G4s for our…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Starting From Zero

Entrepreneur reaps success during rocky tech times

Glenn Davis picked a strange time to leave his $110,000-a-year position as a technology…

By Bridget McCrea

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Strong Structure

Q: I am launching my own small business venture, but I have some…

By Alan Hughes

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Caribbean Connection

This shipping professional is taking his company overseas

Franklin “Bobby” Vieira may have learned the shipping business in Trinidad, but he…

By Arlene McKanic

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Avoiding A Cashflow Crunch

Accurate projections are key to your business' survival

Eugene Ball, director and board member of Colbert/Ball Tax Service based in Houston, says…

By Nicole Lewis

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When Is The Price Right?

Effective pricing is crucial to remain competitive and move product

During the business downturn of 2001–2002, many businesses of all sizes were forced to…

By Bridget McCrea

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Corporate Ties

This entrepreneur turned to her former employer to get her business started

When Alice Turner Byrd left CIGNA Corp. six years ago and formed Turner Training…

By Nicole Lewis

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Opening An Ira

Q: How do you open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?
– C. Martin, New…

By Matthew S. Scott

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It’s Business … And Personal

Anthony Harris is balancing his business needs against his retirement goals

Last summer, Anthony Harris, the 32-year-old owner of Popular Demand clothing store and…

By Aissatou Sidime

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Follow The Banker

Bank-loan funds allow you to capitalize on the nation's need to borrow money

With interest rates at historically low levels, it seems like there’s no place for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Finding Value In Foreign Lands

Ron Holt of Hansberger Global Investors says there are attractive buys overseas

Value investing is the core philosophy that portfolio manager Ron Holt uses to make…

By Wayne Devonish

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Women Gone To Market

Just Us Ladies Investing is enlighteningmore women about stocks and bonds

Working on a stock market presentation for a course she was taking while pursuing…

By Patrice D. Johnson

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National Urban League: State Of Black America

Report shows African American status is less than that of whites in economics, housing, education, and healthcare

If African Americans were considered three-fifths (60%) of a person in 1788 when…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Anthony Chase Appointed To Dallas Fed Board

A black businessman in Houston has been named to the board of directors…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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B-School Gets Stamp Of Approval

Medgar Evers College, one of the few Historically Black Colleges and Universities in…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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2005 Budget Shortchanges Blacks

Congressional report shows Bush's budget hurts African American families

A report released by Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives says that…

By David C. Ruffin

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Top Black Executive Leaves Morgan Stanley For Lazard

One of the who’s who among black Wall Street executives, William M. Lewis…

By Melissa S. Monroe

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Black Hopefuls Join U.S. Senate Race

Perhaps it was the overwhelming victory of state Sen. Barack Obama in the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cochran Firm Wins Record $1.62 Billion Insurance Fraud Case

A landmark $1.62 billion verdict in a single plaintiff insurance fraud case won…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fannie Mae Faces Off With Federal Regulators

Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO Franklin D. Raines, one of BLACK ENTERPRISE’s Wall…

By Aissatou Sidime

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