The 30 Best Companies For Diversity

When it comes to minority representation, these corporations mean business

–Additional reporting by Carolyn M. Brown, Kenneth Meeks, Matthew S. Scott & Sakina P.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Rewards and Risks of Forming a Partnership

Millions of people co-own privately held companies, family businesses, and business partnerships, but establishing them–and keeping them together–is never easy. You might want to read this before you say "I do" to your next partner.

“Partnership” is a seductive buzzword in the business world today. My phone company wants…

By David Gage

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Online Banking: Are You Ready?

Taking the leap is as easy as point, click, and save

When Vanessa and Cyril Bright married last year, they merged their banking styles. For…

By Krissah Williams

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Midyear Investment Strategies

Savvy investors monitor their portfolios all year long. Here are some adjustments to consider now.

Whether preparing income taxes or squeezing in last-minute charitable contributions, most financial planning occurs at…

By Ilana Polyak

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Game On!

Video games are a multibillion-dollar industry where few african americans manage to get at the controls. Some insiders are taking aim at this sector's invisible hurdle.

As a boy, Mike Chubb was intrigued by computer-generated special effects. Whether watching Star…

By Wendy Harris

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Never Too Soon To Save

Megan J. Stewart is committed to staying on the fast track to early retirement

Megan J. Stewart is unlike many of her associates who have a closet overflowing…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Exotic Blooms

Francis Queeley makes a grand floral statement

Designing hundreds of floral arrangements for productions such as the Trumpet Awards and…

By Sean Drakes

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Bella Figura

Florence makes its best impression

With a history steeped in the arts, Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region,…

By Maureen Jenkins

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An Intoxicating Retreat

American seeds sow a Tuscan experience

For a pampering, Italian-style getaway, embrace la dolce vita in northern California with a…

By Patricia Jacobs

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Sky Writing

Astrophysicist has a pen collection that is out of this world

Whenever the universe flinches, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson fields a barrage of calls from…

By Sean Drakes

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Increasing A FICO Score

Q; My FICO score is 698. Last year, I paid off a debt…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Don’t Go Phish

New Internet scam is no game

By Raelyn Johnson
It’s hook, line, and sinker: Phishing — a new high-tech scam…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Cleaning Up Your Credit

Here is a new book to help you get there

So you wanna know about credit but don’t know the first place to…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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One Man’s Trash…

Donating your unusual household treasures

Don’t know what to do with grandma’s antique grand piano or that 1985 Chevy…

By Keisha Anderson

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Homeowners Associations

Breaking the rules can cost you more than the monthly fee

In 1992, Connie Cross was excited about purchasing her first home, a townhouse in…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Finding Your Passion

Q: I’m a 23-year-old single mom and I’m completing my degree this fall.…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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What Part Of ‘N-O’ Don’t They Understand?

Learn to decline with finesse

It’s tougher to turn down an offer, an invitation, or an assignment when…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A Defining Moment

Deborah C. Wright of Carver Bancorp sayssuccess goes beyond the surface

In February 2005, Deborah C. Wright, president and CEO of Carver Bancorp, holding company…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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‘Yes’ Can Lead To Stress

Here's how to say no without feeling guilty

Thank goodness it’s Saturday! Your workweek was scheduled to the hilt, and you are…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A Travel Bug?

Q: I am trying to establish a career as an independent consultant in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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