Me First!

Putting others' needs before your own can be hazardous to your career and your health

Andrew J. Milisits Jr. thought he could do it all. The 36-year-old husband and…

By Tamara E. Holmes


Building Your Business

A strong Web presence is a must

“Having a presence online is like being in the phone book,” says Maisha Walker.…

By Tennille M. Robinson


The Rise of Independent Music

Indie labels maximize control

For the first 12 years of her career, six-time Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer Tamia…

By Nicole Marie Richardson


Eliminate Student Loan Debt–NOW!

Here’s a foolproof plan to get rid of your debt while you’re still young

Like most recent college grads, Tamika Gambrell, now 26, left school with hefty student…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


Ready To Go The Distance

B.E. catches up with a few of our 2006 financial fitness contest winners to see if they’re close to the finish line

As part of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Black Wealth Initiative, we hope that an award…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash


The Luxury of Giving

Unique gifts for discriminating tastes

Road Kill
It’s a cruiser truly unlike any other, particularly for the enthusiast who collects…

By Sonia Alleyne


A Bahamas Mancation—Well, Sort Of

Female writer embarks on a manly travel excursion

I didn’t cut my cigar, a huge faux pas, particularly since I’m trying out a…

By Patricia Jacobs

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Smoke Signals

Johnny Drake on what to expect in a fine cigar

By Alan Hughes
Lounging in a soft leather recliner after a long day, a single…



Bright Gift-Giving Ideas

Some best buys this season for under $100

To take some of the headache out of your holiday shopping and the burden…

By Tara Walker


Wanting More

I am a 23-year-old single mother with a full-time and part-time job. I’m also…

By Tennille M. Robinson


’Tis the Season

Have a generous heart with these gifts of glee

The holiday season is upon us and is often the best time to SHOW…

By Tennille M. Robinson


A Click in the Right Direction

Website teaches youth financial literacy

“There are just too many kids out there who are trying for that easy dollar,…

By Nicole Norfleet

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Diversity Hunt

I have been a corporate communications specialist for six months. I would love to…

By Sonia Alleyne


Negotiating Your Move

Been offered a big opportunity? Here�s how to relocate successfully

When Torra Haynes, manager of merchandising operations for Limited Brands in Columbus, Ohio, was…

By Denise Campbell Laidler


Work is an action word

Bernard Bell, senior vice president for TV One, insists that he knows there is…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard


Count On This

How one young professional blends bean counting and financial controls with business savvy

Name: Stacey Ryan-Cornelius
Title: Senior Partner, Regional Controller Corporate
Finance, Ogilvy and Mather
Location: New York
Age: 38

By Faith Chukwudi


Geek, chic, or super [tech] freak?

Find the perfect present for everyone on your list

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, all of the above, or none, one thing’s…

By Dale Coachman


Identify and Conquer

I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur and want to expand my business. I sell body…

By Tennille M. Robinson


Management: Via E-Mail

How to successfully manage virtual teams

In 2004, Timothy A. Wilson took his management consulting and organizational development firm national…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard


Calling All Recruiters

AgentHR puts staffing agents in charge

Unstable markets and slow economic growth have not put the squeeze on the recruiting…

By Chana Garcia


Picture of Success

When filmmaker hit a rough patch, financing and friends helped smooth the way

As the saying goes: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. They…

By Sheiresa Ngo


The Year in Review

My husband and I eventually plan to pick and invest in stocks ourselves; however,…

By Trevor Delaney


Understanding the Fed

Get a handle on how Ben Bernanke’s decisions affect your wallet

If you’ve ever had to bluff your way through a conversation on the Federal…

By Steve Garmhausen


In Control

Tips for navigating a buyer’s market

Samantha Justice needed to make some connections. In May, at a networking event for…

By Erinn R. Johnson


There’s Always One

Stellar portfolio weighed down by Office Depot

When Dawn Alston Paige, co-founder of Durham, North Carolina-based Piedmont Investment Advisors (No. 12…

By Steve Garmhausen


Real Opportunities

Don’t let mortgage mayhem steer you away from sound investments

Problems in the real estate market may make you want to run for the…

By James A. Anderson


There’s Still Time To Save

Three year-end money moves you don’t want to overlook

Though most people find little humor in the subject of taxes, proper tax planning…

By Donald Jay Korn


Green Interests Growing

Black attitudes reflect increasing concern for the environment

Blacks are going “green,” or making more sustain-able decisions that benefit not only their…

By Brenda Porter


McIntosh Family Sells Car Dealership

Charges that Chrysler’s "cut and run" strategy leaves dealers vulnerable

After 12 years in automotive sales, the McIntosh family—well known in Seattle’s metro area—recently…

By Brenda Porter


Bob Johnson Opens Car Dealership

Plans to provide a bridge to create more minority owners

Robert L. Johnson, founder of The RLJ Cos. (parent company of RLJ Development L.L.C.,…

By Wendy Isom



Isiah Thomas to appeal court’s decision to award Anucha Browne Sanders in sexual harassment suit

Former basketball marketing executive Anucha Browne Sanders was awarded $11.6 million in punitive damages…

By Anne Chapman


More Than Hot Air? You Decide

Presidential candidates sound off on their platform issues while BE places its bets on each party’s nominee

Never have the choices been wider. Never have the stakes for 21st-century America been…

By Joyce Jones


Backtalk with Terrie M. Williams

It’s quite ironic that Terrie M. Williams, who is well known as the president…

By Tennille M. Robinson


My Wife, My Partner

Let’s face it: It is extremely difficult to build a multimillion-dollar company from scratch, negotiate…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.


The Hot List

These bold innovators--all under the age of 40--are shaping our world

Making their mark on sectors ranging from finance and medicine to media and entertainment,…

By Carolyn M. Brown