Funding Your Green Business

Position yourself to be considered for venture capital

Carolyn L. Green is co-founder and managing partner of EnerGreen Capital Management, a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based…

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St. Louis Entrepreneurs Get New Help Launching Businesses

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Louis’ Big-City Feel

An entrepreneur finds opportunity and support in the Midwestern city of St. Louis

As Devin James (above) sought to expand his portfolio of businesses, the native of Memphis,…

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Favorite suit designer Martin Greenfield hand-tailored suits. He’s made suits for the best of them. They’re American made, and you know the suit will still be perfect 30 years from now. They are expensive, quality suits but worth every dollar.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hello, Brooklyn

Ouigi Theodore cultivates a timeless sense of style

Ouigi Theodore, inspired by distinctive fashion that transcends time, sells items in his boutique that…

By Dale Coachman

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How-To: Effective Marketing on Twitter

Four strategies to grow your business

A recent study on Twitter usage by Edison Research shows that African Americans make up…

By Renita Burns

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Senate panel fast-tracks Johns' SBA nomination; Congress reconciles reform bills

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship voted unanimously on Thursday to move the…

By Joyce Jones

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Pep Talk: Be Clear About Your Role

You can't fulfill your responsibilities if you don't know what they are

When the roles and responsibilities in a current position aren’t clear, how do you ask…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Outrunning Fate

Track coach defies doctors� expectations to live, walk, and coach again

Award-winning track and field coach Beverly Kearney defies doctors’ expectations to live, walk, and coach…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Keep in Mind

Three considerations for entrepreneurs looking to tap into the South African economy

Craig Allen, senior commercial officer for the U.S. Embassy, commercial section, offers tips for American…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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grow+your+business

Ten Steps to Grow Your Business

A supplier diversity executive divulges the secrets to landing contracts

Ten tips to help entrepreneurs best position their companies to gain business from major corporations.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Since You Asked: Free Professional Training

Educational and career development resources for the unemployed at the right price: nothing

While I’ve been unemployed for quite some time, I’m aggressively seeking full-time employment in a…

By Dale Coachman

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Are You Sticky?

An executive learns how to create messages that resonate in the workplace

Élan Corp. plc., a neuroscience biotechnology company specializing in biopharmaceuticals and drug technologies that support…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Pick Your Partner

Three ways to identify charitable organizations to partner with to help drive business

Small businesses can partner with charitable organizations and/or causes to create win-win relationships. Donating a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Building Open Minds

Garage door entrepreneurs stress education as a marketing tool

“People don’t realize that a garage door can improve the aesthetics of a home and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Nonprofit: Doing Well by Doing Good

Ted Trabue knew he was ready for a career change. In 2002, his company, Washington,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Making a Connection

A telecommunications professional utilizes innovative strategies to advance company growth

We recognized that the marketplace was saturated so we opened the network to unleash a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Cyberwise: Live-Streaming Advice

Adding a new dimension to an event planning business.

I have a small events planning business and would like to do some events that…

By Dale Coachman

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e-Reading is Fundamental

Making sense of the electronic book reader marketplace

It’s no secret that in the past year, the e-reader market has witnessed a flood…

By Dale Coachman

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Chill Pill’s Mobile Speakers ($49.99); let you have big fun along the way. The speakers pack a powerful sound in a tiny, portable 2- by-4-inch form. Retractable USB cables (included) mean they won’t get tangled—and you can use the cables to charge your iPod and iPhone from the speakers. Chill Pill’s Rapcap Mini Microphone ($14.99) for the iPod lets you capture and save in WAV format for easy playback.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tiny Tech Tools for Traveling

Traveling for business or pleasure? These tools will help you take a load off

April might have been the “cruelest month” for poet T.S. Eliot, but when it comes…

By Dale Coachman

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Savvy Solutions: Starting A Record Company

You can sign artists and put out your own music, but you can't do it alone

It isn’t impossible to put out signed artists or your own music. You just can’t…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Doing Business In … South Africa

Be aware of the risks and rewards this country offers

About 9,000 miles from American shores, Georgia native Mary L. Harris calls the shots. As…

By Alan Hughes

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Standing Firm

Getting the most from customers without lowering your prices

Gray Haile, a corporate law firm in Washington, D.C., ended 2008 on a high note,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Right on Track

An unconventional venture and smart partnership open doors for two brothers

For brothers Jamon and Taj Jones, entrepreneurship is in the blood. “Our grandfather started a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Ask Your Advocate: Charge, Credit, Debit—What’s The Diff?

They're all plastic, but the features are not the same

I recently got an offer in the mail for a charge card. How is this…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Color of Money

Four Ways to Give Your Business a Green Tint

Don’t think scientists and manufacturers are the only professionals needed in the green space.

By Maya Payne Smart

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Part II: Score A-List PR on a Shoestring Budget

Leverage your presence among professional networks and on the Web

Now that you’ve begun to implement the steps from “Part I: Score A-List PR on…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Cutting Edge: Protect Your Assets in Long-Term Relationships

Unmarried couples have a lot to lose, too

What are your legal rights when it comes to claiming assets at the end of…

By Renita Burns

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Bank of America Offers Bailout

Help is on the way for burdened homeowners

If you have a mortgage with Bank of America, and you owe more on your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Enterprise and a team of educators and business leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields held a STEM Forum hosted by ExxonMobil at Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center in Atlanta on May 19, 2010. The forum, moderated by Derek T. Dingle, editor-in-chief of Black Enterprise Magazine, focused on the long-term and the short-term workforce preparedness in the fields of science and technology, with an emphasis on education (college and K-12) and workforce retraining. Panelists included Donna Ennis, project director of the Georgia Minority Business Enterprise Center; Thomas D. Boston, Ph.D., a member of the faculty of Georgia Tech and of the Black Enterprise Board of Economists; Sylvia T. Bozeman, director of the Center for the Scientific Applications of Mathematics at Spelman College; Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., a NASA astronaut, physician and president of The Harris Foundation; and Kevin M. Warren, chairman, president and CEO of Xerox Canada. (All Photos by Lonnie C. Major)

PHOTO GALLERY: Black Enterprise STEM Forum

Experts focus on education and workforce preparedness in science, technology, mathematics and engineering

BLACK ENTERPRISE and a team of educators and business leaders in the science, technology, engineering…

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2010 BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year

Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. set the pace as Wall Street's fastest-growing public finance firm

Led by CEO Suzanne Shank, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. L.L.C. became Wall Street’s fastest-growing…

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Who Should Have Your Social Security Number?

Protect one of your most valuable pieces of information

Last July, Harrine Freeman was at a gas station when thieves busted her car window…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Money Matters: Books to Boost Your Financial I.Q.

5 selections that offer valuable lessons on all things related to money

What books would you recommend I study to increase my financial I.Q?

By John Simons

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Charge Up Your Portfolio with Small Caps

Dawn Alston Paige of Piedmont Investment Advisors recommends stocks that are benefiting from�and helping to power�economic recovery

Like all portfolio managers, Dawn Alston Paige uses complex formulas and algorithms to identify stellar…

By John Simons

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College Aid 101

How to save the most money for college and still remain eligible for the best financial aid package

If your children are destined for college, one thing is certain: You can expect to…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Credit Where It’s Due

As large banks fall out of favor, more consumers are turning to credit unions. Here�s why.

When Jeremy Treadwell needed a car loan, the recent college graduate turned to the financial…

By Robin White Goode

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Talking Points: Poll Says Retire ‘Negro’

African Americans unemployed longer; minorities not encouraged to pursue STEM education

In a BlackEnterprise.com poll on whether the 2010 Census form should have used the word…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The B.E. 100s: Bloodied, But Unbowed

A year ago, I told you that our most recent economic downturn, one of the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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2010 BE 100s Auto Dealer of The Year

Avis Ford Inc. defies the odds and the economy to bounce back in one of America's hardest hit industries

Outworking the competition through determination and management prowess, Walter Douglas and his sons have positioned…

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One of the most highly anticipated events at the 15th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, hosted by ExxonMobil at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, was the 2010 Black Enterprise Small Business Awards Luncheon hosted by Ariel Investments. The Small Business Awards recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs in four award categories: Teenpreneur (ages 19 or younger), BE Next (ages 21-35), Innovator of the Year and Small Business of the Year. Above, Black Enterprise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle poses with 2010 award winners Amos Winbush III of CyberSynchs L.L.C., Jamail Larkins of Ascension Aircraft, Gabrielle McBay of Crumbs by Gabrielle, and Frank Kendrick and Timothy Jackson of NuJak Cos. (All Photos by Lonnie C. Major)

PHOTO GALLERY: Black Enterprise 2010 Small Business Awards Luncheon

Some of America's best entrepreneurs were honored at the Entrepreneurs Conference

One of the most highly anticipated events at the 15th Annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

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Use Tech to Beat the Clock

8 ways to create work-life balance with gadgets, applications and online tools

Lisa J. Whaley knows a thing or two about balancing life, work, and family. She…

By Bridget McCrea

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Could Gender Quotas Work in Corporate America?

A policy of one German company would be a tough sell in the U.S., despite the lack of women execs

In 1968, Virginia Slims celebrated with “You’ve come a long way, baby.” Over 40 years…

By Gregg Smith

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Building Strong Bonds

How Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. L.L.C. became Wall Street�s fastest-growing public finance firm

It’s a little after 7 a.m. on A mild April morning, and Suzanne Shank is…

By John Simons

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The Business of Green

Opportunities (still) exist. You just have to know where to look and how to seize them.

Jeffrey Taylor earns a living creating 2-D and 3-D animations to illustrate engineering processes and…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Fighting Diabetes One Cut at a Time

Dr. Bill Releford leads a barbershop-based effort to screen Black men for the potentially deadly disease

Dr. Bill Releford's community outreach is saving lives
Many black men will go years before scheduling…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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What Healthcare Reform Means for You

President Obama recently signed historic legislation to make healthcare available and affordable to millions of Americans. Here�s how the new law could affect you.

After more than a year of political wrangling, searing debate, and vitriolic protests, President…

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ACTION!

A new generation of black filmmakers has been fighting to get their movies to the big screen. Through innovation, guerilla marketing, and new technology, this group of directors that has raised the curtain in Tinseltown

As 41 million people tuned into the 82nd Academy Awards, a segment of viewers wondered…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Sizzling Returns

After a near-death experience and strategic transformation, Thompson Hospitality proves it�s cooking up the right recipe for diversification and growth

Thompson hospitality was in crisis mode. Founded a few months earlier in 1992 when CEO…

By Alan Hughes

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Escaping the Boomerang Life

If tough times have forced you to fly back to your parents' nest, take heart. B.W. shows you how you can fly back out�for good.

Tondalah Stroud never imagined that as a 37-year-old married mother she’d be sleeping in her…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Making Cultural Connections

With its bold strategic vision, GlobalHue produces a powerful and profitable campaigns for clients seeking to reach a multicultural world.

Donald A. Coleman isn’t concerned about his daughter taking over the reins of his business.…

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Lessons From the Front Lines

B.E.100s CEOs deploy a new battle plan to combat an unforgiving business environment

Legendary Chinese military general Sun Tzu once said, “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” …

By Alan Hughes

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Letting Go

Nobody wants to walk away from a dream, but sometimes you just might have to

Despite the mantras of “Never give up” and “Keep fighting” that many achievers subscribe to,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Women & Money: Lessons From the Financially Independent

Living below your means is a tried and true method to gain�and keep�your wealth

Financial independence can sometimes be an illusive concept. So I think it is always helpful…

By Patricia Stallworth

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2010 BE 100s Industrial/Service Company of The Year

Thompson Hospitality delivers phenomenal financial performance in one of the nation's worst economic downturns

Led by CEO Warren Thompson, Thompson Hospitality Corp. has delivered double-digit revenue growth each year…

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Steering Thru the Skid

Outworking the competition through determination and management prowess, Walter Douglas and his sons have positioned their dealership

Spring comes to the Detroit metropolitan area later than most parts of the country and…

By Alan Hughes

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Poll: Show Me the Funding!

Tell us where you're finding the capital to sustain your business

Happy Small Business Week! As a small business owner/entrepreneur where have you found capital needed…

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Backtalk with Earvin “Magic” Johnson

The entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer talks about the mindset necessary to build real wealth

It’s been 14 years since Earvin “Magic” Johnson has donned his No. 32 purple and…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Your House is a Home—Not an ATM

Although property can serve as a valuable wealth-building too, it also serves a practical purpose�it's where you live

The nation may be in recovery mode but millions are still stuck in a financial…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Atlanta rapper Yung Joc poses with Teenpreneur Conference attendees after addressing the class.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2010 Teenpreneur Conference

Our 2-day youth entrepreneurship education program marks its 15th year of training future business leaders

A major feature of the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in Atlanta is the Teenpreneurs…

By Lonnie C. Major

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: A Deal Was Made!

Young business owners join forces at BE Next mixer in Atlanta

I’ve said it before—networking is a powerful tool if done correctly. For Atlanta-based candle maker…

By LaToya M. Smith

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: Top Takeaways on Twitter

#BEEC attendees tweeted the business advice they found most worth sharing

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference had Twitter on lock down. From Lisa Nichols’ presentation on…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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iPhone Apps that Save You Money

Tools to help you keep a handle on debt, score great deals, and save some hard-earned cash

If you own an iPhone, you probably have dozens of apps and can’t wait for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders converged at the nightspot Rare for some power-networking at the Atlanta BE Next Premiere hosted by CNN during the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference. Above are members of the Atlanta Chapter of the New Leaders Council: Kevin Grimes, Kwanza Hall, Travis Townsend, Jahnisa Tate, Lisa Borders, Menyuan Smith, Amani Channel, and Justin Tanner. (All photos by Lonnie Major)

PHOTO GALLERY: BE Next Mixer at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Young entrepreneurs converge for some power-networking at the Atlanta nightspot Rare

Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders converged at the nightspot Rare for some power-networking at…

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: The Nitty Gritty of Government Contracts

There's more to doing business with Uncle Sam than forms and certification

I’ve long been fascinated with the process of securing a government contract. The largest purchaser…

By Renita Burns

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: Legendary Inspirations

The BE 100s Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner at the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Malla Haridat
It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to network with 1,200+ of…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Rand Paul backtracks on race comments; Small business bill advances

Fresh off his victory in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary in which he defeated a mainstream…

By Joyce Jones

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Steer Clear of Moving Scams

From hidden fees to damaged belongings, unscrupulous movers can take you for a ride

Whether you’re relocating to another state or moving into your dream home, you should be…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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WATCH: Work Behind the Scenes in Entertainment

Mary Major offers some tips on breaking into the entertainment industry, behind the scenes

Mary Major is president of Major Jack productions, a television and live-event production company…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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WATCH: How to Make a Strong Start in Tech

Amos Winbush III, founder and CEO of CyberSynchs LLC, gives advice to entrepreneurs in technology

CyberSynchs LLC CEO Amos Winbush III, winner of the 2010 Black Enterprise Innovator of the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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NAACP Joins Boycott of Arizona

Civil rights group supports lawsuit challenging immigration law

The NAACP has become the latest organization to boycott Arizona over the state’s new immigration…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Score A-List Public Relations on a Shoestring Budget

Find success with do-it-yourself marketing

So, how do A-list celebrities and corporations secure that ultimate public relations campaign that has…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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WATCH: Judge Hatchett Drops by the Entrepreneurs Conference

The judge talks about her new social networking site and congratulates B.E. on its 40th Anniversary

Judge Glenda Hatchett talks about her new social networking site and congratulates Black Enterprise on…

By LaToya M. Smith

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WATCH: Transitioning Into Entrepreneurship

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses "hybrid" entrepreneurship: working a full-time job while running a business.

Felicia Joy, host of the Ms. CEO Show, discusses “hybrid” entrepreneurship: working a full-time job…

By LaToya M. Smith

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: The Follow-Up

Don't just promise to do it. Do it.

I met a lot of awesome people over the last few days, but I realized…

By Renita Burns

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WATCH: 2010 BE 100s Award Winners

Avis Ford, Thompson Hospitality, GlobalHue, and Barden Cos. are honored this year.

The chief executives of Avis Ford, Thompson Hospitality, GlobalHue, and Barden Cos. share what it…

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: What I Learned From the Elevator Pitch

Both contestants and judges provide insights into how to effectively sell your business idea

If you had only 60 seconds to deliver your best business pitch, what would you…

By Malla Haridat

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WATCH: How to Increase Your Online Presence

Chris Curtis, founder of Web Business Ownership LLC, gives tips on how to up your Web visibility

Web Business Owner LLC Founder Chris Curtis stresses the need for small businesses to have…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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WATCH: How to Get Into the Global Marketplace

Greg Marchand, founder of Gizmos L.L.C., gives three strategies for going global with your business.

Greg Marchand, founder of Zambia-based Gizmos L.L.C., gives three strategies for going global with your…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Some of the 1,200 pre-registered Black Enterprise Conference attendees check in at the registration booths and pick up the credentials they'll need for the next couple of days, including an ID badge, wristband, conference journal, and conference bag.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Some of the 1,200 pre-registered Black Enterprise Conference attendees check in at the registration booths…

By Lonnie C. Major

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Women & Investing: Are You a Reluctant Investor?

Gain confidence by educating yourself and developing a financial strategy

Are you a reluctant investor? If so, you aren’t alone. Many women are hesitant to…

By Patricia Stallworth

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: How NOT to Seek Financing

Seeking startup capital? Don't do this.

We’re about halfway through the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference and I’ve got information overload…

By Renita Burns

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African American Wealth Gap Quadruples

High-income blacks have less wealth than middle-class whites

The wealth gap between white and African-American families has increased more than four times between…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: Get Money!

Business coach C. Alexander West gives three tips for securing startup capital

C. Alexander West
There is one thing that the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo will…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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I Am Black Enterprise. Are You?

When's the last time you checked out Black Enterprise? You might be surprised at what you find.

Are you on the rise in your company? Have you started a successful one of…

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WATCH: How to Make the Most of a Conference

Entrepreneurs converge on Atlanta with strategies for getting their biggest networking ROI

Attendees of the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in Atlanta share their strategies for getting…

By Renita Burns

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WATCH: One-on-One with Magnus Greaves

Founder & CEO of The Cashflow talks about what investors look for in entrepreneurs

Magnus Greaves, CEO of TheCASHFLOW, explains what makes a great elevator pitch. TheCASHFLOW served as…

By LaToya M. Smith

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WATCH the $10,000 Elevator Pitch at 6:30 EST!

Couldn’t make it to the 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference? Well, you don’t have to…

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: How to Network at a Conference

Five simple tips for getting the most out of a multiday event

On Sunday, Black Enterprise kicked off its 15th annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo sponsored by…

By LaToya M. Smith

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: Free Up Your Bottom Line

Shoe designers Shane and Shawn Ward explain how licensing kept their business in step

Business comeback artists Shane and Shawn Ward
How do you make a comeback? That question is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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06WFL-Malcolm-Johnson

Rewriting the Financial Playbook

Pro athlete turned corporate executive Malcolm Johnson is on his game in helping his family prosper

Malcolm Johnson has had a good handle on his money since retiring seven years ago…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Liberal Dems raise eyebrow on Kagan nomination; Fattah move puts seniority rule in question

Kagan Nomination Raising Concerns Among Liberal Democrats

From the moment Solicitor General Elena Kagan was nominated…

By Joyce Jones

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Eight Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting Online

Boost your chances of finding your dream job on the Web

The fact that job-hunting is faster online doesn’t make it any easier. Anyone who expects…

By Bridget McCrea

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#FollowFriday for the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Business experts with active Twitter accounts you'll want to connect with in Atlanta and beyond

Following is my list of all of the speakers for this year’s conference with active…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Cutting Edge: 9 Tweeters for the Cost-Conscious

Twitter accounts sure to help you save a buck or two

I like to consider myself a connoisseur of “free.” Not just of free, but of…

By Renita Burns

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FUBU Founder Talks About Building Your Brand

Daymond John helps your brand get noticed

Your brand is your business. Establishing a trusted reputation amongst consumers can mean the difference…

By Renita Burns

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End Your Comfortable Relationship With Debt

Financial freedom gives you real control over your life, but it comes at a price

In many cases, the biggest determiner of whether or not you achieve financial independence lies…

By Patricia Stallworth

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Love, Money, and Marriage 101

Personal finance expert Dawn Brown, Senior Financial Advisor for Altfest, shares the money rules every…

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What? You Mean I Have to Read?

Despite the social media revolution, the wealthiest, most influential people read books. My advice: Do what they do.

“Good article. Catchy title. Just wish it had more practical advice. Now I have to…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Celebrating Life Beyond Mother’s Day

All About You Day Conference to explore ways for women to enjoy the "rich" life all year long

All About You Day Conference on May 8 at the Schomburg Center for Research in…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Jobless rate at 16.5 % for African Americans; Fattah jockeys for chairmanship

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is looking for individuals to serve on a National Advisory Council…

By Joyce Jones

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Re-Invention After The Storm

How one mother channeled the pain of tragic loss into a new purpose and passion for life

How do you re-invent, much less find the strength to get up and go on,…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Report Criticizes Lack of Diversity in Super Bowl Ads

Ninety-four percent of ad agency creative directors were white males, none were people of color

Of the 52 professionally produced ads by advertising agencies aired during Super Bowl XILV this…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Low-Cost Eco-Friendly Design Options for Your Home

Affordable strategies for greening your abode

Most families hear the word “green” or “eco-friendly” and immediately think that it means unaffordable.…

By Robin Wilson

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Cutting Edge: Beware of Selling Your Investment

Be sure that you understand the capital gains tax before you cash out

It was the final semester of my senior year in college and I was in…

By Renita Burns

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Millions Available to Pay for School

College scholarships for single mothers�and fathers, too

Women Who Rule the World, a one-day networking and dinner event sponsored by eLearners.com, a…

By Dale Coachman

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Shaq Challenges You to Step Up and Save a Life

National Marrow Donor Program and Shaquille ONeal team up for bone marrow awareness

O’Neal is leading the National Marrow Donor Program’s newest campaign, Do Something Big, which encourages…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Who’s The Money Role Model for Your Kids?

Bring children along on your financial journey and teach them as you learn

When should you start teaching your kids about money? It’s best to start early, as…

By Patricia Stallworth

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How to Turn Stagnation into Motivation

Lisa Nichols offers five tips for rebounding from derailed dreams

It’s been almost two years since you built your vision board and everything seemed to…

By Renita Burns

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Luxury Brand Advertising Often Absent in Black Media

Experts say black buying power often overlooked

In some affluent circles, the expectation to wear luxury apparel is the same across all…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Global Diversity Ranks Last

Report exposes the most essential requirements for leadership success. Guess what�s at the bottom of the list?

As we embark on a new decade, a number of factors have reshaped the business…

By Brittany Hutson

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