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Celebrating the Business of Black Music

June is Black Music Month and all month BlackEnterprise.com looks at the business of music. Log on each day to see, and learn from, those who are rising, rocking and ruling

June is Black Music Month and all month BlackEnterprise.com looks at the business of music.…

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6 Common Lies Debt Collectors Will Tell You

And how to spot them a mile away...plus know the truth about your rights as a consumer

If you’ve ever had to deal with debt collectors, you know that many of them…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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5 Reasons to Consider Moving to the Cloud

Mobile technologies help to reduce costs and risk of data loss but increase scalability

When Miami-based law firm, delancyhill decided to downsize and work remotely from home, client locations,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Prepping Players for Life after the NFL

Despite the lockout, Troy Vincent looks to prepare players for life after retirement

Despite the lockout, former NFL defensive end Troy Vincent looks to prepare football players for…

By Jason Wingard

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How Not to Get Scammed by Movers

Moving season is around the corner. Be sure follow these tips to protect yourself from movers who mean you harm

Summer is just around the corner, and moving season will soon be in full swing.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Oprah Follows 33 People on Twitter, But Who Are They?

Despite having more than 6 million followers on Twitter, Oprah Winfrey has only returned the favor to a handful—see who they are

Boasting more than 6 million followers on Twitter, Oprah Winfrey commands serious social media clout…

By Anslem Samuel

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‘Single Ladies’ Creator Stacy Littlejohn on TV’s Image of Black Women

The veteran writer explains the premise of VH1's first-ever hour-long scripted series and introduces a new Black reality

The lack of diversity in prime-time and, in general, network television programming has long been…

By Janel Martinez

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You Wore That To Work? Really? No, Really?

They say clothes make the man (or woman) so be mindful of what message your wardrobe is conveying about you

Every dress code shouldn’t be like that of a white shoe law firm. What makes…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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3 Mobile Apps That’ll Help You Find the Cheapest Gas Prices

With gas prices on the rise, getting the most out of your tank is a must. Don't worry there's an app for that!

To help you manage the rising price of gas, I recommend these three mobile apps…

By John Simons

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Black Blogger Month: Young, Fat & Fabulous, Micro-Sizing Business

Juggling corporate brands with her own, Gabi Gregg is thriving in social media with tweets that empower women

MTV’s first Twitter Jockey Gabi Gregg speaks on the rise of her plus-size blog Young,…

By Janel Martinez

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Race Matters: 7 Trailblazing African American Racecar Drivers

Think again if you thought racecar driving was a White-only sport, these Black drivers are as fast & furious as they come

With African American race car driver Bill Lester’s historic win at the Grand-Am Road Racing,…

By Aliya Ewing

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10 Highest-Paying College Degrees

Find out which majors can get you paid in a major way

Find out what majors can get you paid in a major way

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Black Blogger Month: Full Figure Plus, Big Business Move

Noticing a need in the marketplace, Glen Johnson caters to both men and women in the plus-size market with his niche blog, Full Figure Plus

Noticing a need in the marketplace, Glen Johnson caters to both men and women in…

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Your 2011 EC Experience Is Only a Click Away

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

Relive the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference virtually with exclusive video footage and photos

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Oprah Winfrey Decoded: Makings of a Multimedia Master

Over the past 25 years Oprah Winfrey has inspired us as a billionaire businesswoman. Here's a snapshot of her financial power

Oprah Winfrey airs the finale of her top-rated talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show today,…

By Tamara Warren

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Twitter is one of the hottest social networking tools on the planet with 190 million users.  It’s a great communication channel that can be used to build brand awareness and provide direct contact with consumers and contacts. The question any smart business owner in the 21st century has to ask is this, “Does my Twitter presence reflect my brand?” For some the response may be a simple yes or no, but to truly answer the question you have to first determine what type of account fits your needs: personal branded, business branded or a combination of the two. Branding your Twitter identity goes beyond simply selecting a handle and should include visual elements and Twitter apps to help you manage your accounts. Here are six steps to get you off to a good start. —Hajj E. Flemings

6 Ways To Effectively Brand Yourself on Twitter

Signing up for Twitter is only the first step, here are a few tips for you and your brand to get the most out of each tweet

Signing up for Twitter is only the first step, tech expert Hajj E. Flemings offers…

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Black Blogger Month: Mario Armstrong, Multi-Media Master

Gadget guru takes technology to minorities with entertaining content that also fulfills small business needs

Technology expert Mario Armstrong preaches social media literacy and small business principles online through his…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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UBR Morning Post: Pamela Eudaric-Amiri’s Chocolate Enterprise

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Annette Flournoy sits down with Pamela…

By Alfred Edmond Jr.

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Business Credit Cards Might Put Your Personal Credit at Risk

Business never personal, except when it comes to the company credit card as the CARD Act has left small business owners unprotected

The Pew Charitable Trust’s Safe Credit Cards Project recently released a study showing millions of…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Watch LIVE Today: Day 2: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

The 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference is broadcasting live from Atlanta. Tune in now!!

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The Black Enterprise…

By Janel Martinez

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Farewell, Oprah: 5 Possible Replacements for the Talk Show Queen

With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a new crop of promising African American TV personalities are set to carry the torch

With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a new crop of promising African American…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Miss Jessie’s Founders Explain the Business of Natural Hair

Pioneers of the au naturel hair care business, these sisters share why their brand remains on top

Founders of natural hair care line Miss Jessie’s, Titi and Miko Branch share their brand…

By Janel Martinez

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Black Blogger Month: Very Smart Brothas, Separate But Equal

Working exclusively online, Damon Young and Panama Jackson have built Very Smart Brothas into a respected blog and book brand

Relationship bloggers build their brand into a platform for their first book without even meeting…

By Christina Tapper

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Washington Report: Small Business Tax Credit Bill; USDA to Clean Up Discrimination; U.S. Hits Debt Ceiling

Small businesses get a boost, while Black farmers fight for equality and the US maxes out its debt

Small businesses get a boost, while Black farmers fight for equality and the US maxes…

By Joyce Jones

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8 Signs of a Successful Entrepreneur

A great idea is only the beginning, here are some key elements every successful entrepreneur should possess

Having a great idea doesn’t mean you’ll make a great entrepreneur, Tina Wells shares some…

By Tina Wells

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2011 B.E. Small Business Award Winners

These companies nab top honors at this year's Entrepreneurs Conference

These companies nab top honors at this year’s Entrepreneurs Conference

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The Pros and Cons of hiring remote workers

Virtual Networking 201: Snagging a Quality Mentor Online

Four steps to get you on the right track to making connections

Career expert Marshawn Evans shares four essentials to courting a virtual mentor

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Black Blogger Month: Kitty Bradshaw, The Main Event

More than a blogger, Kitty Bradshaw connects big brands to audiences online and beyond

Kitty Bradshaw makes a business out of blogging and brand building through the digital space…

By Starrene Rhett

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Watch LIVE Today: 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference Keynote Address

The 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference is broadcasting live from Atlanta. Tune in now!!

Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr. addresses the attendees
Good morning, entrepreneurs. The first full day of…

By Anslem Samuel

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In the News: Sean Bell Community Center Opens in Queens; Maya Moore Signs Jordan Brand Deal; Google Advisor Launches

Headlines around the web

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Almost 5 Years Later, Sean Bell Community…

By Janel Martinez

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Entrepreneur Stephen Pierce: From Homeless to Multimillionaire

Live from our annual Entrepreneurs Conference, see the Internet marketing guru and other business leaders via our live stream

At first glance, this self-made brother’s rags-to-riches story may remind you of Tyler Perry’s.
An Internet…

By Tomika Anderson

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7 Ways To Create Opportunities at the B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference

It's not enough to just talk business with fellow attendees. You need to come prepared to DO business.

One of the keys to the success of your business is the economic vitality of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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LeBron James Decoded: A Slam Dunk Brand

Moving to Miami only amplified LeBron James' stock in the NBA and is having a similar effect on his business and bank account

Since joining Dwayne Wade on the Miami Heat, LeBron James has made millions more and…

By Andreas Hale

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Arnold Schwarzenegger & 5 Men Whose Finances Were Impacted by a Sex Scandal

Infidelity could really cost you

From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Tiger Woods, sex scandal can not only destroy a career but…

By Larry Gilchrist

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End of the World Checklist: Do You Have Your Financial House in Order?

What will your financial legacy say about you when your world ends?

BlackEnterprise.com’s checklist to prepare to leave behind your financial legacy via estate planning and living…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Don’t Be Afraid to Consider Relocating to Get Your Dream Job

Proper research and planning are key in a long-distance job search

Job search expert Aisha Taylor says, though a long-distance job search can be stressful and…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Buyer’s Guide: BMW X5 Brings More Swag to the SUV Market

Providing more legroom and nifty features, BMW's stylish SUV carves out its own lane

BMW’s latest SUV delivers both style and innovation with several luxurious features that give you…

By Jeff Fortson

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Black Blogger Month: The YBF, Downloading Dividends

Taking the blogging world by storm with The YBF, Natasha Eubanks breaks news and the bank at the same time

In a few short years celebrity gossip blogger Natasha Eubanks transformed the YBF from a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Saying Goodbye to Barden

In the wake of Don Barden's passing, we remember the casino tycoon at his best and share his lasting words of wisdom

Casino tycoon and millionaire Don Barden passes away from cancer. Black Enterprise editor Alan Hughes…

By Alan Hughes

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Obama Holds Nationally-Televised News Conference At White House

In the News: President Obama Supports Establishment of Palestinian State; LinkedIn Shares & Smartphone Sales Increase

Headlines around the Web

President Obama supports a democratic Middle East (Image: File)

President Obama Supports Establishment of…

By Janel Martinez

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10 Twitter Accounts for the Social Media-Savvy Entrepreneur

Let social media take your business to the next level; follow these 10 Twitter handles

Ten ways social media can take your business to the next level

By Janel Martinez

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My Oprah Experience: The Final Taping of Oprah’s Legendary Talk Show

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the star-studded finale of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and talks about the soul-stirring day

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the grand start-studded finale,…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Black Enterprise Titan, Casino Mogul Don Barden Dies

Visionary cable TV, casino industry entrepreneur succumbs to lung cancer at 67

Don Barden, a visionary entrepreneur who built successful businesses in the cable television and gaming…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Power Moves: 5 Ways You Can Become A Clutch Player in Business and Life

These strategies can offer clues on how you can thrive under pressure

The quality of clutch among a set of professionals and executives who not only met…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Black Blogger Month: Indie Business Blog, Making the Net Work

Providing a haven for small business owners looking to grow their brand, Donna Maria Coles Johnson is an independent woman on a mission

Providing a haven for small business owners looking to grow their brand, Donna Maria Coles…

By Christina Tapper

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Virtual Networking 101: Connect Online and Boost Your Career

Here's how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

Here’s how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

By Marshawn Evans

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When it comes to managing a workforce, it’s often the most basic elements of effective leadership that are overlooked. When productivity is stressed and managers struggle to do more with fewer resources in a lean economy, proper management strategies often fall by the wayside in favor of keeping the wheels turning. 	Scott J. Allen, assistant professor of management at John Carroll  University says two-way communication is at the heart of effective management. In The Little Book of Leadership Development: 50 Ways to Bring out the Leader in Every Employee  (co-written by Mitchell Kusy, a 2005 Fulbright Scholar and professor in the Ph.D. Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University), Allen and Kusy highlight effective methods by which employers can get the most out of their workforce, while employees can get the most out of their job. Here are a few of the authors’ recommendations.

10 Leadership Tips for Effective Management

How to get the most out of your workforce—and let them get the most out of the company

<ul> <li>When it comes to managing a workforce, it’s often the most basic elements of…

By Alan Hughes

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The Digital Divide: Are African American’s Being Left Behind?

People of color may consume a lot of technology but oftentimes we fail to use it in a way that moves us forward

In today’s world everything is digital, still many people of color fail to keep up…

By Hajj Flemings

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Black Blogger Month: My Brown Baby, The Mother of Invention

Addressing issues relevant to the Black family, Denene Millner provides an online forum for parents with My Brown Baby

Addressing issues relevant to the Black family, writer and mother Denene Millner provides an online…

By Shenelle Wallace

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UBR Morning Post: How Milton Latrell Sows Success With Agriculture Menswear

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young introduces us to Milton…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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6 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Get the Job

These tweets can bring you that much closer to job seeking success

Twitter accounts that can help you get that much closer to the job of your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pay Your Bills…With a Gift Card

A new way to pay

If you don’t know what to do with those unused gift cards, not to fear.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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2011 B.E. Small Business Award Nominees

Our finalists exceed expectations and seize opportunity to take home top honors at this year's Entrepreneurs Conference

Our finalists exceed expectations and seize opportunity to take home top honors at this year’s…

By Renita Burns

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In the News: CNN’s Don Lemon Tweets Sexuality; Donald Trump Ditches Presidential Bid;Bill Lester: First Black Grand-Am Winner

Headlines around the web

CNN anchor Don Lemon came out on Twitter (Image: Press)

CNN’s Don Lemon…

By Janel Martinez

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Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman Graduation and Urges Graduates to Pursue Life of Service

Historically Black women's college welcomes first lady after 4 years of campaigning for her to appear

On May 15, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2011 at Spelman College,…

By Joyce E. Davis

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Black Blogger Month: Flanboyant Eats, The Cuisine Connoisseur

Food blogger Bren Herrera turned her early introduction to Cuban cuisine into an unconventional yet profitable business venture

In addition to her work in the kitchen, Bren Herrera cooked up a popular business…

By Janel Martinez

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4 Tips to Keep Your HUD Home Out of Foreclosure

With the HUD mortgage counseling budget eliminated, more homeowners are at risk for foreclosure

The ongoing foreclosure problem facing U.S. homeowners is about to get worse now that Congress…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Atlanta V103 DJ Frank Ski Receives Community Champion Award at BE Entrepreneurs Conference

The legendary radio man and his wife are honored for their work with children through the Frank Ski Kids Foundation

Legendary Atlanta DJ Frank Ski receives honors for his community work with his organization Frak…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Congratulations to Our Resume Makeover Winner!

Not selected in this round? Don't fret--other offers on the way!

Not selected this time around? Don’t fret–other offers on the way!

By Elayne Fluker

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How to Get Your Warranty Extended for Free

Hold on to your hard-earned cash by making these smart money moves

There are times when a product needs additional coverage because it’s a new technology that…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Kick Off Your 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference Experience at Atlanta’s Powerpreneur Spotlight Series

Meet Atlanta's business heavyweights and emerging entrepreneurs at this free networking event

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Atlanta, are you…

By Janel Martinez

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Elevator Pitch Competition Finalists – Who’ll Win $10,000

Introducing the young entrepreneurs vying for a chance to win 10 grand at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

After submitting their elevator pitch, these young entrepreneurs advance to the finals of Black Enterprise’s…

By Anslem Samuel

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Black Blogger Month: 2DopeBoyz, Business Never Personal

Co-founder of popular music site, 2DopeBoyz.com, Meka Udoh reveals the pros and cons of joining an ad network

Co-founder of popular music site, 2DopeBoyz.com, Meka Udoh reveals the pros and cons of joining…

By Starrene Rhett

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Take A White Person to See ‘My Big Fly Black Wedding’

If you really want to see more great films about black people, urge your non-black friends to see "Jumping The Broom"

I am not satisfied with just black people going out to see Jumping The Broom,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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‘America’s Next Best Restaurant’ Winner Jamawn Woods Talks Healthy Soul Food Inspired By His Daddy

Jobless for six months, Woods won a spot on TV and made his entrepreneurial dreams a reality

Jamawn Woods went from dreams of being a restaurateur to opening three Soul Daddy locations…

By alexisstodghill

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In the News: WATCH Common Perform at the White House; 7.5 Million Facebook Users Are Under 13; Microsoft Acquires Skype for $ 8.5 Billion

Headlines around the web

Hip-hop star Common performed at the White House Poetry night Wednesday (Image: File)…

By Janel Martinez

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We all could use more ways to save money. And why not conserve the earth while doing it? Here are a few ways you can conserve energy -- and cut expenses -- by being eco-friendly.

5 High-Paying Jobs and How to Get Them

Mix fulfillment and financial prosperity with a career in these industries

Columnist Aisha Taylor offers a guide to careers in high-paying industries

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Black Blogger Month, Necole Bitchie, Brand Queen

Gossip blogger Necole Bitchie transformed her blog into a profitable business and powerful brand

As the brains behind popular gossip blog NecoleBitchie.com, Necole Bitchie reveals her humble beginnings and…

By Anslem Samuel

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5 Things Hybrid Entrepreneurs Should Avoid

Author Felicia Joy tells you what you need to know when it comes to launching your new business

Author Felicia Joy tells you what you need to know when it comes to launching…

By LaToya M. Smith

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5 Tips on How to Handle Sudden Wealth

Whether you just signed a multi-million dollar contract or inherited property from a wealthy relative, here are some tips to help you keep—and grow—your wealth responsibly

Whether you’ve just signed a multi-million dollar contract, won the lottery, or inherited property from…

By Robert J. Gordon

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Cloud Clash: Is the Cloud Reliable Enough to Store Your Data?

Two IT experts face off about the pros and cons of cloud computing and tell you what you need to know before signing up

After a debate that started on Twitter, I asked IT experts Thaddeus Howze (@ebonstorm) and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Winging It: Technology, the Etiquette Killer

Despite our advances in technology it's done nothing for our social skills and simple common courtesy

As much as technology helps makes our daily lives easier it also works against us…

By Caroline Clarke

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Black Blogger Month, Social Wayne, Digital Revolutionary

Technology and social media marketing has skyrocketed Wayne Sutton above the social stratosphere

Technology and social media marketing expert Wayne Sutton made a business out of blogging with…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

Columnist details how poor financial fitness can cost grads jobs

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Power Moves: Why We Must Fight For Media Diversity

From the Washington to Hollywood, African Americans must make our voices heard and get our stories told

From broadcast news to animated television shows, the media industry gets an F when it…

By Derek T. Dingle

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6 Ways to Boost Your Business Profits

All businesses want to make money. One author/entrepreneur offers tips on how to effectively turn (and sustain) a profit

All businesses want to make money. One author/entrepreneur offers tips on how to effectively turn…

By Alan Hughes

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8 Mobile Apps That Will Increase Your Business Productivity

There's no telling when and where business can happen, so make sure these apps are downloaded on your phone

Take your business to the next level and on-the-go by being sure to optimize your…

By Hajj Flemings

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Black Blogger Month: Afrobella, Natural Entrepreneur

With Afrobella.com, Patrice Yursik created a thriving business for herself by providing a haven for women who love being natural

Founder of the award-winning hair and beauty site Afrobella.com, Patrice Yursik shares her thoughts on…

By Shenelle Wallace

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Buyer’s Guide: Hyundai Packs Luxury & Comfort in New Compact

Hyundai's new Elantra proves that good things (and deals) come in small packages

The 2011 Hundai Elantra Limited provides consumers with a compact sedan that fuel efficient and…

By Jeff Fortson

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UBR Morning Post: Tyson Toussant Spins Bionic Yarn Into Dollars

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Tyson…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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10 People You Need to Catch at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

Our annual Entrepreneurs Conference is less than two weeks away; see which power players will be in attendance

Maybe it’s the alluring lineup—a compilation of brand barons, company founders, and other business executives—that…

By Janel Martinez

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Will Bankruptcy Stop Tupac’s Biopic from Hitting the Screen?

15 years later, financial harships threaten to keep the rapper's long-awaited story out of theaters

15 years later, financial hardships threaten to keep the rapper’s long-awaited story out of theaters

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Franchising Your Small Business

Is franchising the right choice for your business? Before you make a move, consider these key factors

5 Things you need to know before franchising your small business

By Lauren Lea

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In the News: President Obama Talks Candidly on ‘60 Minutes’; OWN CEO Christina Norman Dismissed; Ad Age Ranks GlobalHue No. 1 African American Agency

Headlines around the web

President Barack Obama talks Osama takedown on '60 Minutes' (Image: File)

President Obama Talks…

By Janel Martinez

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The Startup Phase: Steps to Launching a Tech Company

Six tools and resources to get your company up and running

So you’re great with computers, love the latest apps and often advise friends on what…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Black Blogger Month: Black & Married With Kids, Family Business

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make it their business to promote positive images of the Black family online and beyond

With their parenting and relationship blog, Black and Married with Kids, husband and wife Lamar…

By Jozen Cummings

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Black Blogger Month: The Fashion Bomb, Creating New Threads

Claire Sulmers transforms her passion for fashion into a international blog for women of color

With the Fashion Bomb, style expert Claire Sulmers provides women of color with a daily…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Things to Look for in a Virtual Mentor

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells how to expand your options with a 'virtual' network

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells how to expand your options by creating a virtual network

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Film Executive Will Packer: Bounce TV Will Be Nothing Like BET

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he's making a mark in Hollywood

With new Steve Harvey movie, Packer tells how he’s making a mark in Hollywood

By Tomika Anderson

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Time

Shifting to purpose management can help you focus on your true goals

These days, it’s not uncommon to hear stressed-out professionals bemoaning the fact that there simply…

By Alan Hughes

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WATCH: MC Lyte and her Mother Speak on Mentorship

Just in time for Mother's Day, the celebrated recording artist and her mother share their words of wisdom

During celebrated track coach Beverley Kearney’s 5th annual Minority Mentorship Symposium, MC Lyte and her…

By Anslem Samuel

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Black Celebrity Moms: Setting the Stage for Their Children’s Success

For Mother's Day, we highlight famous moms whose kids are following in their star-studded career steps

BlackEnterprise.com honors celebrity mother’s who have set industry standards of excellence and passed the torch…

By Janell Hazelwood

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20 Editors and Writers to Follow on Twitter

From business editors to hip-hop journalists, here are 20 voices you should "follow" on Twitter

From business editors to hip-hop journalists, here are 20 voices you should “follow” on Twitter

By Janel Martinez

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7 Ways to Land Your Dream Internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to score the best summer internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to make sure you have the best options

By Tina Wells

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: From Persistent Faith to Prosperous Brand

The pastor and entrepreneur has expanded his empire to include award-winning books, music, and films

The pastor and entrepreneur has expanded his empire to include award-winning books, music, and films

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Prepare for Job Performance Evaluation

10 ways you can be ready for work evaluation

Madame Noire details 10 ways professionals can prepare for their job performance review

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Black Blogger Month, Johnica Reed, Worldwide Woman

Travel blogger and jetsetter Johnica Reed gets paid to circle the globe and connect brands with audiences online

Travel blogger Johnica Reed of JohnicaReed.com shares her jetsetter lifestyle and networking tips with BlackEnterprise.com…

By Jozen Cummings

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Bishop T.D. Jakes ‘Jumping the Broom’ Into Film & TV

The Dallas Bishop has faith that his new film, "Jumping the Broom," will earn box office praise and usher in a wave of faith-based projects

Bishop T.D. Jakes speaks on the inspiration for Jumping the Broom and the push for…

By LaToya M. Smith

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: President Obama Pays Homage to 9/11 Victims

Images from the memorial service with Pres. Obama, first responders and families of those lost on 9/11

See images from today’s memorial service with President Obama, first responders and the families of…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Watch: Comedy or Buffoonery? You Tell Us

Actor and impressionist Iman Crosson spoofs President Obama's weighty speech on the capture of Osama bin Laden. Does he take it too far?

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It is difficult to strike a perfect balance between political satire and completely…

By Elayne Fluker

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Why Facebook’s New Offer Is Kind of a Big Deal

See how the social network lets you save on events and activities

If you thought the folks over at Facebook were done making changes, you were wrong.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Black Blogger Month: Nah Right, The Business of Music

Responsible for one of the most popular music sites, Ahsmi “Eskay” Rawlins marches to the beats of his own blog

Ranked as one of the No. 1 hip-hop websites, NahRight.com, delivers new music and news…

By Amber McKynzie

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Winging It: Will Smith Was Wrong, Sometimes Parents DO Understand

A cooler version of her own mother, the author relives embarrassing moments while touring colleges with her teenage daughter

Touring college campuses is a rite of passage for many teenagers, so is the embarrassing…

By Caroline Clarke

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Coworking: Having a At-Home Business Doesn’t Mean Working Alone

BE technology columnist Hajj Flemings tells how coworking spaces are changing how and where work gets done

BE technology columnist Hajj Flemings tells how coworking spaces are changing how and where work…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Keeping Employees Happy

What companies should anticipate as workers become restless

“Talent is increasingly the only sustainable differentiator organizations have,” says Douglas Matthews, president and…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Buyer’s Guide: Chevy Drops the Top on Low-Priced Camaro Convertible

The 2011 Chevy Camaro offers a sporty convertible at an affordable price

Chevy crafts an affordable convertible with the 2011 Camaro that a great looking vehicle with…

By Jeff Fortson

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Relocation is Down

The recession and slump in the housing market continue to hinder the process of moving to find work

Only 7.6% of job hunters relocated last year, down from 13.3% in 2009 and 11.6%…

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Excitement at Sea

An engineer helps create a magical experience for travelers abroad

Having begun his career in Detroit as a civil engineer who focused on plans for…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Looking for the Next Big Thing

Four new rules for entrepreneurs

Andy Kessler, author of the book Eat People: and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs,…

By Alan Hughes

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New Tax App

Thanks to SnapTax, a free app created by TurboTax, you’ll now be able to file…

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What to Buy in April

If you’re in the market for a new laptop, April is the best time to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Braxton Family Values: Highlights of Love and Money Among Sisters

Toni Braxton and her superstar family on 'new money' and financial marital woes

Toni Braxton and her superstar family on ‘new money’ and financial marital woes

By Janell Hazelwood

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Tamar Braxton: On Living in Toni’s Shadow, Gold-Digger Accusations and Plastic Surgery

Little sister goes on record about critics of her marriage, sibling rivalries, and spending her money her way

The fiesty little sister and co-star of We TV’s ‘Braxton Family Values’ opens up about…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Black Blogger Month: The Frugalista, Blogging on a Budget

Being frugal pays off for personal finance blogger and author Natalie P. McNeal

Journalist turned finance blogger Natalie P. McNeal specializes in budgeting while still enjoying life’s luxuries.…

By Souleo

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UBR Morning Post: Mobile Tech and Social Media Maven Corvida Raven

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Corida…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Power Moves: 6 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Obama’s Bin Laden Raid

Our commander-in-chief’s strategic approach offer tips to achieving your business success

Obama’s oversight of the daring raid to capture and kill Osama bin Laden offers a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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In the News: 2011 Tony Nominations Recognize Black Broadway; Oklahoma House Takes Action Against Rep. Sally Kern; TV Ownership Declines

Headlines around the web

Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announce 2011 Tony Award nominees (Image: Press)

2011…

By Janel Martinez

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Washington Report: Moving Forward After Bin Laden’s Demise

Counterterrorism expert provides a glimpse into the Situation Room as president’s orders were executed

The world’s most dangerous man Osam bin Laden is now dead but President Barack Obama’s…

By Joyce Jones

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How the Government Can Help Reduce the Jobless Rate for African Americans

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells why the government needs to step in

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells how government help would remedy problem

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6 Smart and Sexy Eco-friendly Cars

When it comes to fuel-effficient vehicles, you no longer have to sacrifice style for smarts. These cars offer the perfect balance

Toyota’s Prius v, the Chevrolet Volt, Mercedes’ S400 HYBRID Sedan, the Fiat 500, Volkswagen’s Touareg…

By Sonia Alleyne

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GALLERY: Bishop T.D. Jakes’ ‘Jumping the Broom’ Dallas Premiere

Highlights from Bishop T.D. Jakes' Easter premiere of his new movie, Jumping the Broom

Bishop T.D. Jakes invited Black Enterprise down to Dallas for the Easter weekend premiere of…

By Alfred Edmond Jr.

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Book Review: Produced By Faith By Devon Franklin

Christian and top film executive Devon Franklin shows how to succeed in Hollywood--or any industry--without selling your soul

Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success Without Losing Your True Self is an excellent book…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Black Blogger Month: Black Snob, Providing Power for the People

With the BlackSnob.com, writer Danielle Belton educates and entertains readers with her political commentary and honest perspective

Opinionated writer and creator of the BlackSnob.com, Danielle Belton shares the secrets of her success…

By Amber McKynzie

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The Problem with Traditional Mentoring

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

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What is Hybrid Entrepreneurship? (And Why You Should Consider It)

Tips on how to build a business while still working your day job from author Felicia Joy

Thinking about building your own business, while still working your full-time job? Check out these…

By LaToya M. Smith

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In the News: Donald Trump Butt of Obama’s Jokes; President Announces Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

Headlines around the web

Obama takes a stand (Image: Getty)

President Obama Jokes on Donald Trump at White…

By Janel Martinez

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Soldier On

War veteran overcomes personal tragedy to continue a life of service

As a former teacher, preacher, and police chief, Anthony Smith lived to serve others. So…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Charging Ahead

Lonnie Johnson takes a different road to alternative energy

President Barack Obama’s administration has made it a priority to put 1 million electric cars…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Plus-size Profits

Entrepreneur finds clothing line for the full-figured woman to be a perfect fit

As a full-figured woman, Monif Clarke was frustrated by the lack of fashionable clothing choices…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Green Tax Credit Extension

If you missed the deadline for making energy-efficient home improvements in time for the 2010…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Prepare For an Audit

Here's what to do when the tax man pays a visit

Here’s how to handle this unpleasant surprise—along with pointers on avoiding an audit in the…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Keep It Moving

Recovery-minded investors can benefit from owning stock in select railroad and freight companies

Like most investors, Joe A. Gilbert pays close attention to a company’s business fundamentals and…

By John Simons

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Forget Fear

A new way to look at the classic tradeoff between investing risk and reward

Clearly, we’ve witnessed a strong rebound after a very difficult financial crisis. And yet, in…

By Mellody Hobson

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Why You Need a Living Will

This often-ignored estate planning component offers greater control over your future--and makes a difficult time easier on your loved ones

Studies suggest African Americans are largely unaware of living wills and their value. According to…

By Bridget McCrea

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Black Blogger Month: A Belle in Brooklyn, Making Relationships Work

Author Demetria L. Lucas transforms her successful blog, A Belle in Brooklyn, into a powerful business and brand

Relationship expert/author Demetria L. Lucas of A Belle in Brooklyn shares the keys to her…

By Anslem Samuel

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Osama bin Laden Killed by U.S. Forces

President says "justice is done" in most significant act as commander-in-chief, death of Al Queda leader Osam bin Laden

President Obama announced to the world late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Doing What You Love

To follow his newfound passion for teaching, William Hampton must learn to live on a smaller income

Last year, William Hampton, 27, decided that he’d rather shape young minds than build automobiles.…

By Jason Evers Roberson

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Is Franchising Right For You?

Not all entrepreneurs thrive on a predetermined business model

Money is at stake and risks are involved, but careful calculation, research, and preparedness can…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Green Home Improvement Guide

Use this blueprint to save money with eco-friendly renovations

Many American homeowners are finding they can save money over time by taking on a…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Educating the Workforce

Government contractor SoBran Inc. invests in its employees to boost its bottom line

“Workforce readiness” has become a buzz phrase to describe the ability—or lack thereof—of America’s current…

By Alan Hughes

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One-on-One With Obama’s Money Man

In an exclusive interview with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle reality checks the White House's plan to save our economy

Job No. 1 for the Obama administration continues to be fixing the economy. The unemployment…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Buy Black

A circle of Atlanta professionals turns high-minded talk into community action

If there’s one thing Chandra R. Thomas knows for sure, it’s that you can support…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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