BLACK ENTERPRISE Associate Photography Director Lonnie Major (right) shows Woolery and Cato outtakes from the photo shoot.

Go Behind the Scenes of Our November Cover Shoot

Here's how inventors Elaine Cato and Andre Woolery's cover story came together

Here’s how inventors Elaine Cato and Andre Woolery’s cover story came together

By Sonja Mack

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The Michelle Obama Fashion Effect Boosts Company Stock Values

A look at Mrs. O's global style influence and designers of color who have shaped her look

She’s the First Lady of the United States–and the First Lady of Fashion–with a style…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Find a Manufacturer for Your Invention

Why digging through your network can land you a partner for your product

In this blog series, Woolery takes readers through the process of bringing his invention to…

By Renita Burns

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Cedric Richmond

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Getting Around (Part 4)

The trains allow you a real sense of daily life

I highly recommend taking public transportation in the three metropolitan cities of Shanghai, Beijing and…

By Malla Haridat

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4 Things You Need to Know About the New MacBook Air

The new notebook is cheaper, thinner, and the battery lasts longer

The New MacBook Air models provide an on-the-go notebook for people who want to produce…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Hansen Clarke

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Find Business Opportunities with Government

Entrepreneurs must be proactive and creative to gain capital and contracts

Entrepreneurs with imagination, chutzpa and hustle will be among those that find lucrative opportunities. DASNY…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Venus Williams on How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Brand

The tennis champion shares her three guiding principles for success

Williams tells Black Enterprise that she attributes her stellar track record to her parents’ mentorship…

By Tomika Anderson

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Venus Williams’ Winning Moments

A look at some of the tennis star's more recent triumphs

A look at some of the tennis star’s more recent triumphs

By Sonja Mack

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EXCLUSIVE: Fired ‘Apprentice’ Journey from Homeless to Trump’s Boardroom

Gene Folkes shares what he learned from his reality TV experience

From hopeless and homeless to TV Nirvana, I was treated wonderfully by the cast and…

By Gene Folkes

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Terri Sewell

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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Help! I’m Desperate to Get Rid of Debt!

I really want to get out of student loan debt. I’ve been paying on my…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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“Liar, liar, pants on fire!” is more than just a schoolyard taunt. When it comes to your finances, lying could burn you in just about every area of your life. So stop taking cues from our friend Pinocchio here and start telling the truth. Here are five financial lies that will really get you in trouble.

5 Financial Lies That Could Land You in Hot Water

If you think you won't get caught, think again.

If you think you won’t get caught, think again.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Midterm Elections: Candidate Tim Scott

A review of Black candidates running for office in the Nov. 2nd elections

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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Help Prioritizing Your Financial Responsibilities

Paying for the kids' college educations shouldn't be top priority

What should my husband and I do first and in what order? Should we pay…

By John Simons

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UBR Morning Post: 9-Year-Old Philanthropic Phenom Joshua Williams

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with 9-year-old philanthropic…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Obama Holds Nationally-Televised News Conference At White House

What’s Really Behind the Frustration With President Obama

Economic woes will only worsen if the President's effectiveness is crippled after only two years in office

President Obama has become the target of frustration from people who are truly suffering and…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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The Midterm Elections: Your Guide to the Black Candidates in the Race

As November 2nd approaches, we take a look at how some of our candidates stack up

To help you be informed and prepared when you go to cast your vote on…

By Joyce Jones

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5 Networking Deal-Breakers

How to maximize your networking opportunities

How to maximize your networking opportunities

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Find a Book Agent

The resources are plenty

I am looking for a literary agent who handles children’s books. Do you know of…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Blair Underwood plays the Role of a Lifetime

Our All Access interview is with one of Hollywood’s favorite actors, Blair Underwood.

By Kenneth Meeks

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Learning The Language (Part 3)

You must study Mandarin and Cantonese if you really want to compete in the global marketplace

In our third installment of Doing Business in China, I am sharing my experiences on…

By Malla Haridat

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 6 Performance Review

Each week as contestants compete for a $250,000 job contract, get the leadership lessons you can use to succeed

Follow along as we offer performance reviews of each task of The Apprentice 2010, with…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Money Management

Avoid these blunders to save your finances.

Avoid these blunders to save your finances.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How Sex Plays Out in the Workplace

What women still do wrong as they try to advance their careers

Knowing the difference between passion vs. emotion makes a world of difference in your business…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Drama, Laughs and Insight From ‘The Apprentice’

Recapping our live chats former Apprentice Kelly Smith Beaty

While Kelly is no longer part of the show, here’s a recap of the drama,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Blair Underwood on Our World with Black Enterprise

Our All Access interview is with one of Hollywood’s favorite actors, Blair Underwood.

By Kenneth Meeks

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Counterpoint: Making the Case Against Money Disorders

Why your poor relationship with money may be deeper than you think

The dysfunctional relationship between some people and their money is not a money disorder. Instead,…

By Renita Burns

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The "forgetful" borrower. Don't be surprised when you lend money to a cousin or your favorite uncle and you never get it back. If you lend money to a family member, consider it a gift. Family members are usually the worst when it comes to repaying a loan. So when Christmas comes around and they find an empty box under the tree, say Christmas came early—when you “lent” them $200 earlier in the year.

6 Financial Deadbeats to Avoid

Make sure you don't turn into one

Make sure you don’t turn into one

By Sheiresa Ngo

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9 Need-to-Know Tips from Top CEOs for New Entrepreneurs

Plus, your chance to network with business luminaries face-to-face

The Black Enterprise Intelligent Performers are top CEOs and leading corporate executives who have…

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Soledad O’Brien on Why Some Black Families Struggle Financially

CNN's 'Black in America: Almighty Debt' host sheds light on the origin of our financial woes

“The impact of decades of slavery, Jim Crow and unfair hiring practices are still…

By Tomika Anderson

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Do Money Disorders Exist?

What it means to have a dysfunctional relationship with money

During one of our daily meetings, I brought up the topic of money disorders and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Tips for Overcoming Sexist Attitudes at Work

Don't let negative views get in your way

I am a woman entering the field of information technology and I feel I’m not…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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‘Black in America’ Shows One Pastor’s Determination to End Debt

Pastor DeForest Soaries installed a four-step wealth building program at his NJ church

Pastor Soaries says debt is equivalent to a kind of slavery
It all started seven years…

By Tomika Anderson

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VIDEO: How to Go From Dreamer to Inventor

Our November cover subjects tell what it takes to file a patent and build a prototype

Bringing an invention to market is no easy task. It takes persistence, creativity and unparalleled…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Could You Have a Money Disorder?

If money controls you, the reason could be deeper than a lack of willpower.

The act of shopping and spending money is a normal activity that we all in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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NAACP President Ben Jealous Honored by ‘Time,’ Rising Star in Politics

Ben Jealous receives award as the organization ramps up pressure on Tea Party

Jealous, the youngest president of the NAACP, was honored by Time magazine as one of…

By Renita Burns

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How to Keep Up With Product Recalls

A couple of government agencies can help

I’m expecting my first child and preparing to buy things she’ll need like a stroller…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Cruise Control

Automotive professional Benny Black makes sure his clients drive the very best

Like most successful businesses, Benny Black’s Platinum Motorcars was born out of desire. Black, who…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A Lifetime of Giving

Food bank CEO fights hunger one mouth at a time

For Valerie Traore, giving back is a family tradition. “When most kids were in summer…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Diversity Continues to Challenge the Military

Branches work on extending outreach to targeted communities

In 2008, Congress formed the Military Leadership Diversity Commission to analyze promotion rates for minorities…

By Joyce Jones

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Finding Work That Makes a Difference

Opportunities in education offer more than just a job

Ky Adderley went from being a first-year teacher at age 26 to founding a charter…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Perfect Chemistry

An operations manager focuses on how to stand out in a competitive market

“Traditional product differentiators lose their effectiveness in overcrowded markets,” says Thaddius Ratliff. “Held hostage by…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Let’s Go Team

When a retail professional leads by example, everyone benefits

You oversee 450 stores that employ approximately 75,000 employees. How do you keep employees motivated…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Let’s Go Team

When a retail professional leads by example, everyone benefits

You oversee 450 stores that employ approximately 75,000 employees. How do you keep employees motivated…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Plug and Play

Tech gifts for people on the go

The words “step into my office” have taken on a whole new meaning. As responsibilities…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Human Capital

When change means terminating an employee

A company is only as good as its workforce. In the second part of our…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Where the Green Opportunities Are

Energy, agriculture, and manufacturing poised to reap the rewards

Two ideas converge in the term “green economy:” To increase efforts toward conservation and sustainability,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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In the Driver’s Seat

Full-service ground transportation business navigates through successes and over speed bumps

Passengers who take the backseat with W&T Travel Services L.L.C. are always in for a…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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What You Should Know Before Settling Credit Card Debt

Be aware of risks before hiring a company to handle negotiations

Many consumers have come to see debt settlement as a quick fix when they’re in…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Don’t Let Your Gift Cards Go to Waste

Exchange websites and new federal rules make them easier to manage

As the holidays approach, many well-meaning relatives will be doling out gift cards—often because they…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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Media Savvy

Tuna Amobi believes investors should tune in to three of the entertainment sector�s largest companies

Tuna Amobi, senior analyst at Standard & Poor’s Equity Research, doesn’t like to mince words…

By John Simons

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Get Ready for Your Annual Insurance Checkup

Why you should review your policies and coverage every year

No one really enjoys shopping for insurance. So, for most people, once the task is…

By Bridget McCrea

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UBR Morning Post: Orchestra Founder Jeri Lynn Johnson

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with arts entrepreneur…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Do the REIT Thing

Why some investment advisers are recommending real estate investment trusts now

If you’re looking to diversify your portfolio, a real estate investment trust, or REIT, is…

By John Simons

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How to Navigate Stricter Home Buying Guidelines

5 tips to help you be prepared before closing

Now that credit guidelines are stricter for potential home buyers, some may be wondering how…

By Robin White Goode

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6 Tips for Crisis Management

Having a strategy in place will help you and your company survive most scandals

Sometimes bad things happen to good companies. A disastrous event or personal scandal (think recent…

By Sonja Mack

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How to Roll a 401k Into a Business Retirement Fund

There are several options

If I leave my job and start my own business, can I create a company…

By John Simons

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A. Barry Rand Appointed to Key Post in Obama Administration

Rand continues his lifelong mission of service

President Obama appointed A. Barry Rand to his Advisory Council on Financial Capability last week.…

By Sonja Mack

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Watch: CNN Tackles Almighty Debt on ‘Black in America’

Host Soledad O�Brien talks to Black Enterprise editors about our community�s struggles with debt management

Soledad O’Brien takes a look at “almighty debt,” its effect on the Black community and…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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UPDATE Breaking News: Mysterious Package Received at NAACP Offices Today

The organization receives death threats as it calls for Tea Party to expel racists

NAACP President Ben Jealous says the organization has seen a number of death threats over…

By Renita Burns

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Four Reasons Midterm Elections Matter

Lawmakers, political analysts warn that changing of the guard will hurt most African Americans

Voter turnout for midterm elections tends to be anemic compared to presidential contests. In 2006,…

By Joyce Jones

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Hill Harper on ‘Waiting for Superman’: “It vilifies teachers”

Harper says don't blame teachers for shortcomings in education system

Black Enterprise caught up with Harper who talked about America’s hot button issue: education–more specifically,…

By Renita Burns

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How to Break into the Accounting Field

I’m a 37-year-old recent graduate with a degree in accounting. Unfortunately, I did not do…

By Annya M. Lott

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This Weekend on “Black Enterprise Business Report”

See what’s airing this weekend’s on “Black Enterprise Business Report.”

By Kenneth Meeks

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Ginuwine on “Our World with Black Enterprise”

Ginuwine discusses his battle with depression, his multiple suicide attempts, and his philanthropic work to…

By Kenneth Meeks

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 5 Performance Review

Each week as contestants compete for a $250,000 job contract, get the leadership lessons you can use to succeed

Follow along as we offer performance reviews of each task of The Apprentice 2010, with…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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McDonald’s COO Gives Three Keys to Career Success

Don Thompson tells how to get ahead in corporate America

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Don Thompson, COO & President of McDonald’s USA, discussed…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Pros and Cons of Windows Phone 7 OS

The new Windows OS integrates great with office, but is short on apps.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, here are a few of the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New Season of Black Enterprise Business Report Premieres This Weekend

Award-winning newsmagazine kicks off season with team of experts

Caroline Clarke returns as host of the nationally syndicated television series Black Enterprise Business Report…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Dysfunctional spending habits could eventually blow up in your face

Four Behaviors That Could Destroy Your Finances

What you don't know about your spending habits can hurt you

Each one of us has a certain “money personality” that drives our financial behavior. And…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Fund a Catering Business

Check out these resources that'll have you cooking in no time

My husband and I have opened a catering business. We’ve assisted several churches and local…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Black CEOs Demand More Diversity in the C-Suite

ELC expands mission to focus on global leadership

With the mission of expanding black corporate leadership across the globe, the Executive Leadership Council,…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Code Name: Inventors

Go from golden idea to agent of invention

For most inventors, bringing their brainchild to market is a rewarding yet taxing process. From…

By Renita Burns

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Protect Your Financial Future

Faruq Hunter is on a mission to grow and preserve the financial stability of his family for generations to come

Faruq Hunter, an entrepreneur with a growing business and family, bought life insurance partly because…

By Dale Coachman

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Kicking Bad Money Habits

The Martins must come to an agreement on their financial priorities and change their spending habits to eliminate a mountain of debt

While on their honeymoon 12 years ago, Tamela and Omar Martin mapped out their lives…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What’s Your Social Media Strategy?

If you�re not connected, you should be�with a plan. Here�s how to make virtual networking work for you

In less than five years, social media has revolutionized not only our communication culture but…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Patents and Profits

Exploring a different kind of entrepreneurialism: inventions

Each November, BLACK ENTERPRISE dedicates the issue to small business. Considered the backbone of the…

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The Giant Slayers

Loop Capital beats out big-name investment banks to land largest minority-led underwriting deal in recent New York City history

It was a collapse of epic proportions. The financial crisis in 2008 created an atmosphere…

By Alan Hughes

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Backtalk with Susan L. Taylor

Focusing on our children with National CARES Mentoring Movement

For nearly four decades Susan L. Taylor was the leading force behind Essence magazine. Today,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Attitude is everything

Many of us continue to be battered by hard times. Economists claim that the Great…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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It's a good idea to have your cards printed in Mandarin, Cantonese or other Chinese dialect before you leave the States.

A Black Businesswoman in China: Don’t Skimp on Business Cards (Part 2)

In America, they are important. In China, they are critical to doing business.

One of the first things that any good cultural guide will share about doing business…

By Malla Haridat

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Midterm Elections: A Test of Our Commitment

Make your voice heard again

The commitment we made to support President Barack Obama as the right person to lead…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’ – Episode 5

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Is Owning Your Own Home Still Ideal?

In some cities it is actually cheaper to rent

Economic conditions may be driving more Americans to choose tenancy over the American dream of…

By Black Enterprise

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How to Deal With Professional Exhaustion

Here's some advice for maintaining a good work/life balance

At work, my department went from a staff of four to just one—me. Now there…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Tools to Curb Holiday Spending

Getting a jump on holiday plans? Here are three resources to get you through the season

Along with browsing for gifts and holiday party wear, you may want to peruse these…

By Renita Burns

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Laila Ali Launches Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Line

The boxing phenom talks product placement and plans for a lifestyle brand

“I think entrepreneurs should start small with a plan to grow big.”–Laila Ali

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chat Live w/ Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice – Episode 5

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to our second chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and contestant…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Biz Expert Q&A: Renting Ad Space on Your Website

Solutions to help you monetize your online content

My girlfriend and I have a website and we are trying to switch Web hosting…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The 5 Sexiest Jobs in Science

Intriguing careers in science, technology, engineering and math that are exciting and lucrative

Black Enterprise comprised a list of some of the sexiest jobs in science. While these…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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UBR Morning Post: Susan Taylor On The Business of Mentoring

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, contributor Renita Young speaks with magazine industry icon…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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5 Ways to Save Money in a Divorce

Getting divorced doesnt mean going broke

Divorce isn’t something that anyone hopes for but life happens. Here are five cost-cutting moves…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Biz Expert Q&A: The Right Projector for a Successful Presentation

I travel a lot and give presentations before small groups. It’s always a hassle to…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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How to Finance Your Small Business

Three reasons factoring companies may be a viable alternative when banks say no

Most business owners would agree that finding funding to start and run a company is…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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A Black Businesswoman in China: Traveling as a Foreigner

During a recent trip to China, Malla Haradat gained valuable insight into Chinese business culture

If you’ve read about the recent successful trip that the National Urban League hosted in…

By Malla Haridat

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Career Expert Q&A: How Do I Advance at Work?

I work with the state of New Jersey as a clerk and don’t know how…

By Dale Coachman

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John Legend Education Outtake

Grammy Award-winning Artist John Legend sits down with Marc Lamont Hill, the new host of…

By Kenneth Meeks

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John Legend on “Our World with Black Enterprise”

Grammy-Award winning Singer John Legend, sits down with Marc Lamont Hill, the new host of…

By Kenneth Meeks

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John Legend Politics Outtake

Grammy Award-winning Artist John Legend sits down with Marc Lamont Hill, the new host of…

By Kenneth Meeks

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John Legend Politics Outtake

John Legend on politics

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5 Easy Ways to Go Green for a Cause

On 10/10/10, join the Global Work Party and do your part to raise awareness about climate change

The international organization 350.org is encouraging everyone around the world to participate in the Global…

By Andre Williams

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Why Financial Fitness Isn’t Just About Getting Married

Honest, open communication--not finger-pointing--is vital in a happy relationship

Let’s take the strategic steps in striving to improve and build a clear path toward…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 4 Performance Review

Each week as contestants compete for a $250,000 job contract, get the leadership lessons you can use to succeed

Follow along as we offer performance reviews of each task of The Apprentice 2010, with…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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6 Ways Your Taxes Could Increase in 2011

What to expect if the Bush Tax Cuts expire

If the Bush Tax Cuts expire, the child tax credit will be reduced and capital…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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POLL: What Age is Too Young to Have a Job?

Or is it never too early to learn how to manage money?

A morning talk show posed an interesting question last week and Black Enterprise was wondering…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Lil Wayne’s Young Money to Debut Prepaid Credit Card

We tell you why having one may cost you more than you think

But I will dive into why prepaid cards can be hazardous to your financial health.…

By Renita Burns

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Living in a committed relationship without the benefit of marriage creates unique challenges for financial planning.

5 Personal Finance Books for Couples

Gain wisdom and intimacy while building riches.

Gain wisdom and intimacy while building riches.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Power of the P: How Women Can Win in a Male-Dominated Industry

Entertainment industry vet Shanti Das gives tips in new book

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Shanti Das, music industry vet and CEO of PressReset.me, on ‘the power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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10 Things You Should NEVER Do in a Job Interview

Don't sabotage your chances at getting the job

Most applicants believe that an interview for a job is how employers select the best…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Kelly Smith Beaty Takes Us Inside ‘The Apprentice’ – Episode 4

Former Black Enterprise intern and Apprentice contestant talks about what you won't see on TV

Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and The Apprentice contestant, takes us behind the…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Marc Lamont Hill is New Host of Our World with Black Enterprise

Syndicated series returns October 9 & 10

Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D. makes his debut as host of the nationally syndicated television series…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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5 Qs for Jamilah B. Creekmur: The Business Mind Behind AllHipHop.com

How she increased the company's value to $17 million

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Jamilah B. Creekmur about the business model behind AllHipHop.com

By Renita Burns

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Thinking About Self-Publishing? Here’s What You Need to Know

Former COO Jamilah Creekmur explains why you need to know how to do more than write

Since her departure as chief operating officer from the highly successful AllHipHop.com, Jamilah B. Creekmur…

By Renita Burns

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6 Steps to Success in Commercial Real Estate

Despite low valuations this investor sees opportunities

There’s no doubt that the commercial real estate market has seen better days. Along with…

By Alan Hughes

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Four IT Basics to Keep Your Small Business Up and Running

See how simple solutions can prevent serious problems later

Being tech savvy isn’t a requirement of business ownership, but to prevent larger problems here…

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40th Anniversary Cupcake Giveaway

Win something sweet from Black Enterprise!

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What would a celebration be without cake? To commemorate four decades of Black Enterprise,…

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Shop Smart, Spend Less Giveaway

Win this style guide from Black Enterprise!

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Want to discover great deals? Five lucky readers will win a copy…

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Chat Live w/ Kelly Smith Beaty from The Apprentice – Episode 4

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what happens during 'The Apprentice'

Welcome to our second chat with Kelly Smith Beaty, former Black Enterprise intern and contestant…

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UBR Morning Post: Reinvention Strategist Marshawn Evans

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, contributor Renita Young speaks with ad industry pioneer…

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Lock-Out: Virginia Moving Co. Says Dreadlocks Reason for Not Hiring a Man

A good candidate should not be turned away because of hair choice

Since when does a hairstyle trump qualifications or a resume full of experience? My two…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Hand Down the Family Business – Part 1

Your resource for working with parents, children, spouses, exes, and others

When passing a business down from an older to younger generation problems are sure to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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White House Offers Support for Women-Owned Small Businesses

With the SBA, the Obama administration aims to push dollars towards women entrepreneurs

The SBA announced the new rule at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by the White…

By Renita Burns

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Liberals, Progressives Rally for Jobs and Voter Turnout

One Nation pushes to keep a Democratic-controlled Congress

A veritable rainbow coalition of thousands recently gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as part of…

By Joyce Jones

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Business Tips From ‘The Apprentice’ – Task 3

Kelly Smith Beaty, former BE intern and Apprentice contestant, imparts some hard-won business knowledge

You don’t get hand-picked by Donald Trump himself to compete on The Apprentice by accident…

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Graduate to a Bigger Paycheck

Black Enterprise reveals how to find the right grad school program to boost your earning power

Looking to boost your income? Try grad school. With the national unemployment rate close to…

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Nonprofit Insider: How to Start a Giving Circle

Information and resources for starting and growing your nonprofit

A giving circle is a philanthropic vehicle in which individual donors pool their money and…

By Tracey Webb

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Ohio State Treasurer Kevin Boyce Not Going Out Without a Fight

His campaign offers promise to boost minority business, financial literacy

Overseeing $5 billion, including a $150 billion public pension fund, Boyce represents one of four…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Apprentice 2010: Task 3 Performance Review

Each week as contestants compete for a $250,000 job contract, get the leadership lessons you can use to succeed

Follow along as we offer performance reviews of each task of The Apprentice 2010, with…

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Shopping Insider: Shopping While Black

How to get the best steals and deals, for people who take their shopping seriously

I’m sure it has happened to you. You’re shopping in a store, minding your own…

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Four Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Don't feel bad about yourself just because your circumstance isn't ideal

Everyone finds him or herself in a slump sometimes; when they are not feeling the…

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How to Introduce Your Brand

3 ways to change public perception about a product or service

Most people know what to expect from a gym membership. So when retired middleweight boxing…

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