From Blogging to Business

How to find entrepreneurial success in social media

For Angela Benton, a layoff two years ago gave her the opportunity to explore a…

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What’s A Short Sale In The Long Run?

It's not a foreclosure, but it could still make it harder to buy another home

Yesterday afternoon I was in an attorney’s office and a gentleman came in for a…

By Kirk Charles

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Poll Results: Who Will Take Oprah’s Daytime TV Crown?

New queen will need as much influence as popularity

When BlackEnterprise.com readers were given the choice between Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, and Wendy Williams,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Free and Low-Cost Resources to Help College Students Stay Afloat

Tuition is expensive, but living doesn�t have to be

There’s no question that college is one of the most memorable experiences in the transition…

By Renita Burns

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Former Chicago Urban League President Runs for Senate Seat

Candidate focusing on job creation, small business success

Initially, Cheryle R. Jackson was flattered that then President-elect Barack Obama had added her to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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An Action Plan for Black Friday

Tips to help you brave the crowds and get the best deals

While the holiday shopping season is in full swing, the “official” kick off is nigh:…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The FDIC’s ‘Red’ Menace

The fund protecting your bank deposits has sunk "into the negative." Should you worry?

A few hours ago, news came across the transom that the government insurance fund that…

By John Simons

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Report: Without Healthcare Reform, Plight of the Uninsured Bleak

Coverage expansion remains top debate in legislation

If health insurance costs are left unchecked, the number of uninsured Americans will increase by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Foreclosures of the Rich and Famous

A look back at celebrity homeownership woes

Since the highly publicized foreclosure woes of Evander Holyfield and Michael Jackson, more celebrities have…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Picking the Right Financial Planner

Dwight Raiford, a financial advisor at Met Life, and John Simons, Senior Personal Finance Editor,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Taking Advantage of Takeovers

Benefit from an expected boom in mergers, acquisitions

When stocks rise, corporate takeovers usually aren’t far behind. Those takeovers can generate profits for…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Why Buy Retail Stocks?

Experts say stocks have strong growth potential

As investors hunt for bargain stocks with strong growth potential, many are taking a closer…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Apps and Electronics for the Busy Executive

Tech expert Omar Wasow shows how the latest phone apps are making life easy for…

By B. Jahdy Lancelot

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Angela Guy

Angela Guy, General Manager, Soft Sheen-Carson, discusses her strategy to expand her market-share in the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Kedar Massenburg takes a new Direction

Music Mogul Kedar Massenburg talks about music and his new found venture Wine.

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The Bond Between Blacks & Latinos

A discussion on the relationship between Blacks & Latinos with panelists David Lamb, playwright; Maylene…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 16- Nov. 20

By Joyce Jones

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Money Attitudes and Budgeting

Homeownership means learning to understand and manage your finances

Last weekend I attended The Money Conference for Women in Hartford, CT. A 26-year-old woman…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Oprah Winfrey to End Talk Show in 2011

Queen of Daytime says it is time to go

Oprah Winfrey announced Friday that her television show, the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Nerjyzing Diversity in the Video Gaming Industry

Company CEO takes HBCU football to next level

Some people sit and watch on the sidelines, while others play the game. Jacqueline S.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Treasury Secretary, SBA Chief Host Listening Session for Entrepreneurs

Forum focuses on getting cash to small businesses

Last month the Obama administration announced with great fanfare a plan to increase small business…

By Joyce Jones

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Straight from the Bosses’ Mouths

What managers say makes a great intern

For students looking to clinch that ideal job, landing an internship can bring you closer…

By Renita Burns

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Before hitting stores, take the NFCC's Holiday Spending Quiz

Once again, it’s the time of year when pressure on consumers to do their part…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Slash Your College Prep Expenses

How to cut the costs of pursuing higher education

Your college prep budget doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these quick tips…

By Renita Burns

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Identity Protection Programs: How Do They Stack Up?

What to look for when trying to secure your information

You can’t stop identity theft, but you can take measures to protect your personal information.…

By Renita Burns

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ARMed And Dangerous? Don’t File For Bankruptcy

An adjustable rate mortgage can turn a Chapter 13 filing from bad to ugly

Just got a phone call from a couple thinking of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy. …

By Kirk Charles

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off

Kauffman Foundation promotes innovation in events

Entrepreneurs from around the world gathered Monday to kick off the Global Entrepreneurship Week. With…

By Renita Burns

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Making the Right Moves on the Net

Use social networking, new media to boom your business

When Candi Carter launched a line of educational DVDs for children in March, she had…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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High Healthcare Costs Linked to Preventable Diseases

Blacks increasingly at risk for obesity

Smoking, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise are contributing to an epidemic of chronic,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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An Eye for Innovation

David Saunders of Credo Capital Management prefers growth companies with one-of-a-kind technologies

David E. Saunders II is the very definition of a growth investor. Saunders seeks high…

By John Simons

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Beyond Our Borders

It’s clear we no longer live in an American-centric society but in a global economy.…

By Dale Coachman

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Zipping Around Town

Zipcars a new convenient, affordable way to get around town.

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Resources for The Sandwich Generation

Lori Anne Douglass, partner at Moses and Singer, and John Simons, Senior Personal Finance Editor,…

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Matt Carter

Matt Carter, CEO, Boost Mobile, shares his strategy to shake up the pre-paid wireless phone…

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Historical Election of Pres. Barack Obama, Part 1

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first year in office with panelists Michelle Bernard,…

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Historical Election of Pres. Barack Obama, Part 2

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first year in office with panelists Michelle Bernard,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Historical Election of Pres. Barack Obama, Part 3

An in-depth analysis of Pres. Barack Obama’s first year in office with panelists Michelle Bernard,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9-13

By Joyce Jones

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Open Enrollment: Strategies to Reduce Costs of Health Insurance Coverage

Knowing your options can help you save money

For the companies that are able to offer this important benefit to their employees, the…

By Margarette Burnette

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Pop-Up Stores Provide Lucrative Alternative For Small Businesses

Temporary spaces serve as effective marketing tools

Savvy entrepreneurs and larger retailers are opening up temporary stores, or “pop-ups” in empty storefronts,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tech Guru Helps You Choose Right Phone For Your Lifestyle

BlackBerry or iPhone? You be the judge

When thinking about a new phone, consider “the network coverage in your area, what unique…

By Renita Burns

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Don't panic, you'll get your money. FDIC makes insured funds available to depositors quickly, usually on the first business day after the bank is closed.

BE 100s Bank Acquires Home Federal Savings

Regulators shut down two black-owned institutions

Liberty Bank and Trust of New Orleans acquired Detroit-based Home Federal Savings Bank after the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Eight Tips to Ward off Employee Theft

Loss prevention measures to reduce your liability

Since the beginning of the recession not only has fraudulent activity increased, but the amount…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Boost Your Credit Score

A few simple steps can make a difference

The rules for boosting credit have not changed in light of the new Credit CARD…

By Lauren Lea

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Key Players

The role of the realtor, attorney and home inspector

Buying a home is a personal decision, but the process is not so private. Generally,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Top 10 Tax Issues to Consider When Your Job Status Changes

If the economy has forced you into self-employment, sole proprietorship, or freelance consulting, heres a guide to help you manage your new tax obligations

Many workers have been pushed into self-employment and freelance work this year. A leap into…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Shaking Things Up

Now is the time to go after new market niches

With the economic downturn persisting and companies continuing to tighten their belts, it seems that…

By Bridget McCrea

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Candace Matthews

Candace Matthews, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Amway and Black Enterprise’s 2009 Corporate Executive of the…

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Financial Scams

Sandra Thompson, Director, Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, FDIC, and John Simons, Senior Personal…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Secrets to reduce Work-related Stress

Apothecary products that will help the busy professional reduce stress using herbs, teas, and scents…

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Vanessa Williams and her Legacy Part I

Vanessa Williams discusses her new album, The Real Thing, and her long lasting entertainment career.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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The Importance of Mentorship

A discussion on the power of mentorship in the Black community with panelists Phillip Banks,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Vanessa Williams and her Legacy Part II

Vanessa Williams discusses her career in music, recurring role on ABC’s Ugly Betty, and her…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE Broadcast Group

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9 – Nov. 13

By Joyce Jones

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Congress Expands Homeowner Tax Breaks

First-time homebuyer tax credit extended to June

If you were rushing to close on a house before the end of the year,…

By Renita Burns

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How I Found My Opportunity

Freelancer turns social networking into dollars

Aliya S. King worked as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years, but six months…

By Brittany Hutson

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Haiti Competes for Grant to Tackle Deforestation

Celebrities join cause to improve Haiti's environment

With less than two weeks until voting ends for the fifth annual BBC World Challenge…

By LaToya M. Smith

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6 Things You Can Do To Stop Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, a chance to make difference in your community

Through the American Diabetes Association I have been able to reach thousands of individuals with…

By Vanessa Jones Briscoe

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Financial Expert Learns Hard, Valuable Lesson After ID Theft

How to rebound after being victim of fraud

“I felt violated and victimized,” Harrine Freeman says of the day her purse was stolen…

By Letita M. Aaron

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Republicans Make Significant Gains After Long Drought

Is this a wake-up call for Democrats?

Suddenly being Republican is a whole lot more satisfying than it has been for a…

By Joyce Jones

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Is Your Job Search Tax Deductible?

If you�re on the job prowl, Uncle Sam can help

Just the thought of searching for a job can be exhausting. With all these necessary…

By Renita Burns

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Getting the Most Out of Your College Tour

Tap into a vital resource in choosing the right school

Here are one guidance counselor’s recommendations to assist students of color to choose schools that…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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One Year Later: Why My First Vote Won’t Be My Last

Election '09 can't match the thrill of voting for Obama, but it's still important to me

In 2000, I had my first taste of the democratic voting process. I was in…

By Christine L. Edmond

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One Year Later: Has Obama Lived Up to the Promise?

Pundits say the jury is still out on progress

What a difference a year makes. On Election Day 2008, a wave of euphoria swept…

By Joyce Jones

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Author Talks Journey Into Global Influence of Black Culture

Global trip will give insight for social networking site

Now as the face of BlackAtlas.com, an interactive social networking site for black travelers, author…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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2007 Women of Power Legacy Award Winner
Judith Jamison: Former Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Backtalk with Judith Jamison

Trailblazing choreographer discusses her barrier-breaking career

World renowned choreographer, dancer, and author Judith Jamison has broken many barriers in her career.…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Qualifying For A Mortgage

Know your options for financing your purchase�and paying off the loan

“What happens when you go to a lender,” asked Deborah Johnson, vice president and relationship…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Five Ways to Reach Mature Consumers

Are you overlooking a viable market?

Companies spend a lot of time studying up on baby boomers, Generation X and Generation…

By Bridget McCrea

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Image Innovator

Public relations entrepreneur finds success by going against the grain

Unlike the many entrepreneurs who learn the ropes by working full time in their field…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Skepticism vs. Cynicism

While occasional doubt can lead to smart decisions, pure pessimism can block success

As president of The Franciscan Center, a Baltimore-based organization providing services to the poor, Karen…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A New Agenda for Small Business?

No segment of American industry has been pummeled by the Great Recession more than minority…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Ready, Set, Grow

Taking your business to the next level is a strategic process that requires consideration and planning

We all know that entrepreneurs rock to the beat of a different drummer. That’s how…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Go With Your Gut

Honing intuition can sharpen business decisions

In 1969, as the first black woman to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School,…

By Maya Payne Smart

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The “Coming Out” Challenge

African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals are trying to gain more ground in corporate America, but unchecked discrimination still exists.

Since the start of her career, Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, 59, has always been clear about…

By Brittany Hutson

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Live Large With Less Cash

Living well on a limited budget means maximizing what you get out of life for…

By Lauren Lea

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The King of Commercial Real Estate

Victor MacFarlane Reigns Supreme in Americas gateway cities

Victor MacFarlane’s proudest business accomplishment isn’t his involvement in the grand, 80-story Time Warner Center…

By Alan Hughes

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Rising Up the Corporate Ladder

Climbing past personal obstacles to a greater level of success

Despite enjoying more than 26 years in human resources, personnel veteran Mike Guyton recently took…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Road Test

They offer great looks and stellar performance, but for 2010 these cars really drive value

These vehicles offer great looks, stellar performance, and value

By Sonia Alleyne

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West African Treats

Former footballer Amos Zereou scores a culinary victory

After a seven-year career as an NFL running back, Amos Zereoué finds running his West…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Talkin Points: African Americans & Africans

What you need to know

What you need to know: African Americans and Africans; racial profiling on the rise; and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Strengthening Your Skill Set

Rapid changes in todays economy and workplace require a focus on updated skills.

How to strengthen you skill set.

By Brittany Hutson

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Managing Diabetes

One professional learns that her diabetes diagnosis is not a death sentence, but a disease where she can alter the outcome with proper diet and exercise

Karen Chambers, the director of product development for IMAN Cosmetics in New York City—and an…

By Dale Coachman

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Talking Points

Minority Female Firms Outpace All Others
Businesses owned by minority women are growing faster than those…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Embrace Technology to Boost Your Company’s Productivity

If you haven’t noticed, the brave new, digital world has arrived. All I have to…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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The Art of Effective Communication

Strategies for clear instructions

A healthcare industry maven with more than 25 years of experience in the field, Jesse…

By Benice Atufunwa

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Healthcare Reform Is Up to All of Us

Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange: a one-stop shopping marketplace where you…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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The Master Builder Strikes Again!

R. Donahue Peebles sold his properties as the real estate market tanked. Now hes looking for the next big deal

If the flames that forge successful, resilient enterprises are the fires of adversity and contention,…

By Alan Hughes

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Another Web Revolution?

In 2000, as the dot-com bubble was experiencing its last burst, black enterprise assessed how…

By Dale Coachman

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Banking on (Small) Business

Big companies leverage social networking to build customer base

Connecting small business owners and entrepreneurs, financial institutions are leveraging the social networking platform. …

By Renita Burns

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Money Matters

Unusual places to find small business funding in a challenging environment

Securing capital remains a difficult feat for most entrepreneurs. And with banks keeping the purse…

By Bridget McCrea

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11WFL-Battles

Making Changes

Richard Battles adjusts his finances after retiring from the military

Richard Battles created a lifetime of memories during his 20-year Naval career. He lived in…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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black family business

Uplifting the Next Generation

Thirteen years ago, Larry Quick realized there was a growing need for a place where…

By Dale Coachman

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Is Twitter a Fad or a Solid Business Tool?

Businesses large and small are all atwitter about Twitter, a free service that lets users…

By Sandra Beckwith

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Don’t Be Bamboozled

Recession-fueled scams are on the rise. Heres how to avoid financial fraud

Tips for avoiding financial fraud

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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