Why Entrepreneurs Need to Know How to Lobby

These seven mistakes can prove costly when dealing with the government

For small business owners, cutting through the red tape in order to deter a local…

By Alan Hughes

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Eight Tips For the Suddenly Wealthy

A checklist for managing an unexpected windfall of cash

If you’ve gone from drowning in debt to swimming in loot, these eight tips will…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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UBR Morning Post: More On Model Entrepreneur B. Smith

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Producer Angelique Westerfield speaks with B. Smith,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Forever Linked to Katrina, Ray Nagin Reflects on His Term

New Orleans mayor concedes mistakes, but 'did the best he could'

The legacy of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will be forever intertwined with the…

By Joyce Jones

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What You Should Know Before Settling Credit Card Debt

Be mindful of the pros and cons of consulting a service

If you’re up to your eyeballs in debt and can’t see the light at the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Memo To Entrepreneurs: Don’t Become Isolated

Four keys to staying visible and connected despite the demands of running your business

One of the biggest threats to successful entrepreneurship is isolation. Many entrepreneurs get so caught…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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New Study Reveals Same Old Reality for Blacks

African Americans continue to lose ground in employment

Even with the news that the black unemployment rate dropped from 15.9% in May to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Black Mayors Press Senate to Pass Energy Bill

Hip Hop Caucus, CBC join push for green initiatives on Capitol Hill

The National Conference of Black Mayors is on a mission to green their cities. At…

By Joyce Jones

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Should You Get a Three-Year College Degree?

Tight economy has some schools offering a short-cut to the bachelor�s degree

Spiraling tuition costs have some students balking at the idea of a traditional four-year…

By Renita Burns

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Sports Franchise CFO Talks Boosting Bottom Lines

Changes in budget policy helped company make gains

As CFO of the parent company of several sports franchises that include the NBA’s Toronto…

By Alan Hughes

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White collar workers spend a significant amount of time sitting at a desk hunched over a computer. In fact, sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950, according to the American Heart Association. Between commuting to and from work, and spending the work day in meetings, on the phone, or rushing to complete projects, the one activity that seems the most expendable is exercising. To help get you motivated, BlackEnterprise.com compiled five exercises you can do in your office in less than 10 or fifteen minutes. Note: Before you begin any physical activity consult with your physician. Problem: Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from any repetitive movements such as typing or using a mouse. Solution: Hand exercises. Hold your right hand straight out in front of you with your palm down. With your left hand, grasp the fingers of your right hand and hold them back. Count to five. Repeat this substituting your right hand for your left hand.

Slideshow: Fit Fitness Into Your Workday

Five exercises you can do at your desk

Getting time in at the gym isn’t always easy. Here are five exercises you can…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Your high school graduate (age 18) should grasp enough about finance to … --Apply systematic decision making to a long-term goal --Schedule bill payments, write a check, reconcile checking or debit account statements, and monitor statements for accuracy --Explain how a negative credit report can affect a person’s future --Identify appropriate investments for accumulating money for a four-year college education, a wedding, a business startup, a house down payment, and retirement For more information on financial literacy benchmarks, and additional suggestions for money-related home-learning, visit the Credit Union National Association’s “Thrive By Five” Website and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Finance Literacy. Look for the full version of this article in the August issue of Black Enterprise.

What Kids Should Know About Money—and When

These benchmarks can be a guide as you share vital lessons with your child

Tips on what your child should know about managing their finances

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Dr. Patricia L. Turner, general surgeon, assistant professor of surgery at the University of  Maryland Medical Center and medical correspondent for news  outlets:  “Being a member of Mensa affords me the opportunity to interact with smart, interesting people in whatever way I choose.  ... I’ve been a member of Mensa for 25 years.” (Click here for more on joining Mensa)

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrating Mensa’s Best and Brightest

Shining a spotlight on notable African American 'geniuses'

BlackEnterprise.com presents nine African American Mensa members who share their reasons for joining the august…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Common Talks Branding, Social Media, and Business Moves

His strategy: Stick to your core values

Grammy-winning artist, actor, and entrepreneur Common spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about successfully building a brand, marketing,…

By Renita Burns

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How to Combat New Banking Fees

As institutions look for ways to cut losses, you can too

You have options to cut back on banking fees.
I’m sure after reading my earlier post,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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5 Rules for Making Money in Hollywood

Here's what it takes to get your film acquired and distributed

Droves of African American directors, producers and screenwriters came to Miami Beach over the past…

By Derek T. Dingle

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For an atmosphere of warm elegance, a liberal dose of live music and stress eliminating hospitality and bold, rewarding cuisine, you can't do better than dinner at 1300 on Fillmore, a supper-club restaurant and lounge in the resurgent Fillmore District in San Francisco, featuring the cuisine of Executive Chef David Lawrence.

Dining Out at 1300 On Fillmore

Executive Chef David Lawrence and wife Monetta White deliver a can't-miss culinary experience. If you're anywhere near 'Frisco, go. Eat.

For an atmosphere of warm elegance, a liberal dose of live music and stress eliminating…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you can consider the Android a transfer player looking to steal some of the quarterback's shine. Earlier this week, Verizon announced the July release of its answer to the iPhone 4:  The Droid X. While many smartphone makers may be hard-pressed to move in on the iPhone’s 25% market share, the Droid has been making waves, accounting for 46% of online mobile traffic compared with Apple's 39%.  But with a competitive smartphone market and iPhones leading among creatives, Gen Y, and techies, and the Blackberry seeming to be the smartphone of choice for the business set, where does the Droid fit in? Check out the new features on the Droid X and see how it stacks up to its competitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Droid X vs. iPhone 4

Verizon�s Droid seeks to make waves in smartphone market

If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you…

By Renita Burns

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Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for professionals looking to advance their careers.  NETWORKING: Networking guru Debra Langford, vice president of Inclusion & Business Diversity at NBC Universal, recommends the following books to help you connect better with people: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company; $27.99) - Gladwell examines the factors that lead to high levels of success. He asserts that one of the keys to success is the number of hours you work toward your goal, which he refers to as the “10,000 Hour Rule”.

PHOTO GALLERY: Books That Can Help You Get a Job

Successful businessmen and women share the books that have positively impacted their work and lives

Black Enterprise’s career experts from the July 2010 Job Readiness Guide offer resourceful books for…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Jobs bill fails in Senate; House narrowly passes campaign finance law; White House gambit to end homelessness

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus sharply criticized Republican senators at a press conference…

By Joyce Jones

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