Teamplayers

Successful partnerships don't just happen. These young entrepreneurs have discovered the key to combining their unique talents.

Camera flashes pop during a photo shoot in an intimate studio located in downtown…

By Wendy Harris

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Opportunities Business Best for 2007

Are you ready to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? We've identified this year's five most promising markets.

For some entrepreneurs, hanging out a shingle marks an opportunity to build wealth or…

By Wendy Harris

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The Rules Of Reinvention

Starting from scratch isn't an easy feat, but it can be done. Here's our take on how to open new doors andcreate the life you'vealways wanted.

In April 2004, Joy Harris and DaWayne Brashear became co-owners of Edit Interiors, a…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Building vs. Buying A Home

The options for homeownership may be more complicated than you think. Make sure you make the right choice.

After the pipes burst in the house that Will and Tina Alston were planning…

By Chauntelle Folds

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Taking Stock Of Your Assets

The Keesee family has built a significant investment and real estate portfoli0. Now they plan to safeguard it.

The real estate market has been very good to Leon and Terri Keesee. Just…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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More Bang For The Buck

Moving to georgia saved the Salmon family thousands in education costs and property taxes

High property taxes, deteriorating infrastructure, and an undesirable urban environment drove Amir and Gilda…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Finishing Touches

The fashion statement is in the detail

The suit is usually the most challenging purchase in a man’s wardrobe. But…

By Sonia Alleyne

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¿Habla Ingles?

Clifton Chestnut teaches language in Madrid

Madrid is an urban lover’s dream. sophisticated, affluent, and cultured, it is Spain’s economic…

By Maureen Jenkins

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In A Glass By Itself

Stemware is essential to the wine experience

According to Tony Lawrence, a sommelier and wine educator based in Philadelphia, the…

By Robin White Goode

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Real Estate Ambitions

My wife and I have a 10-acre track of land in middle Georgia…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Get Educated

If you want to get your kids to dive into learning, why not…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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By Land, Air, And Sea

New passport rules in effect

If you’re planning to travel abroad in the new year, you may want…

By Stephanie Young

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Touchdown!

Tips on securing hard-to-get tickets

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard stories of the great extremes fans will go to in order…

By Alexis McCombs

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Seeds Of Change

Buying black farm products enriches the health and wealth of our community

David Roach learned of the economic crisis facing black farmers while studying business finance…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Going Back To College

I am 48 years old and have spent most of my life taking…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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It’s A New Year

These motivational items can help you start it right

Whether you are at home, at work, or in the car, don’t miss…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Slaying The Green-Eyed Monster

Take steps to conquer your envy and live your life satisfied

Antwea Redic recalls the sick feeling she got when she encountered alumni of her…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Never Too Late to Start

I am a 50-year-old woman returning to school, and I have no idea…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Managerial Rudeness

Bad attitudes can demoralize your staff

When Maurice Moragne became vice president of sales administration in 2004 at a beauty…

By Chauntelle Folds

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Leadership Training

With a pending merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy, Duke Energy’s Group Vice President…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Working It Out!

How a young executive overcomes obstacles on the job

Name Susan Chapman
Title: Global Head of Operations, Citigroup Realty Services Location New York
Age:…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Tee Off Online

I would like to start an e-commerce T-shirt and accessories business and I…

By James C. Johnson

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Tomtom Go 910

On the road again

Plan your next road trip with this GPS navigator. The TomTom GO 910…

By Stephanie Young

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Vonage V-Phone

Use your laptop to make calls via the Internet

For millions of business travelers, a cell phone or a cell-capable PDA is…

By James C. Johnson

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Information Technology At Its Best

How to build a flourishing IT enterprise in a competitive market

Building a thriving business in the fast-paced, highly competitive information technology market is…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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Content With A Kick

Tony Cort combines marketing experience with a black belt to start an online martial arts channel

Eighteen years of tae kwon do taught Tony Cort a thing or two about…

By Bridget McCrea

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Avoiding Invention Scams

I have an invention I came up with for cars. The Patent &…

By James C. Johnson

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Pain Reliever

Six common and costly management mistakes -- and advice to help you avoid each one

Life as a business owner means dealing with a daily dose of challenging decisions,…

By Bill Lynott

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Build Your Own Franchise

Nemos Seafood partners are growing a chain of healthy take-out restaurants

With a growing number of health-conscious diners looking for nutritional dishes on fast-food restaurant…

By Stacy Gilliam

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Pet Practitioners

Surgeons take the plunge into entrepreneurship and become owners of a thriving veterinary clinic

When Paris The chihuahua Took a tumble a few months ago, owner Tracey Brown…

By Bridget McCrea

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Kid-Friendly Business Sources

My 13-year-old son is always looking for ways to make money, and he…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Inflation Woes

Secure your portfolio against rising prices

Each year it seems you need more money to pay for the same things,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Yearning To Learn

Miami youth put stock-picking skills to the test

When Better Investing trustee Ann McNeill showed up last summer at the organization’s annual…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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Lagging The Market

Randell Cain's picks go south in 2006

A year ago when Randell Cain, principal and portfolio manager at Atlanta Life…

By Nicole Lewis

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Stocks You Can Bank On

Raymond Stewart sees above-average gains in financial institutions

Raymond Stewart, president and chief investment officer of RASARA Strategies Inc., has an…

By Nicole Lewis

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Kids Say: You’re Fired! To Schools

Survey shows serious problems in teaching environment

Foul language, drug and alcohol abuse, and unruly classrooms are what students are…

By Mashaun D. Simon

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Black Churches Missing Out On Federal Aid

Only 2.6% received funding for programs

African American church leaders from across the country were invited to the White House…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Ed Bradley Made Our Stories Prime-Time News

Veteran CBS News correspondent succumbs to leukemia

During Ed Bradley’s 25 seasons with CBS’s 60 Minutes, he earned 20 Emmy…

By Wendy Isom

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Protesters Put Pressure On The Hill

Government cuts affect early detection program for cervical and breast cancers

At age 23, Kimberly Higginbotham got the news many women her age don’t…

By Kiara Ashanti

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Developer Lands $600m Deal

Full Spectrum NY scores project to revitalize downtown Jackson, Mississippi

New York-based urban development company Full Spectrum NY recently landed its first major…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Thompson Hospitality Buys Restaurant Chain

Food service co. sees move as recipe for growth

Thompson Hospitality Inc. (No. 22 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 list with $188 million in…

By K. Terrell Reed

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With…

Chris Gardner

Why risk homelessness to take your son in?
I made myself a promise as a…

By Kenneth Meeks

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Carrying On The Legacy Of Ed Bradley

The world knows that we lost a giant of American journalism when 60 Minutes…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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