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The 5 Best Cities for Women Owned Business

Some of the best cities for women owned business include Boulder, Colorado, Sante Fe Mexico…

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[WATCH] Black Enterprise and Combs Enterprises’ Kenny Burns Celebrate the ‘Good Life’ with Google Hangout

Lifestyle specialist talks fulfilling career, brand management and inspiration

Black Enterprise hosted a Google Hangout, sponsored by Lexus, with Kenny Burns, SVP of brand…

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Survey Says Bad Bosses are the Leading Cause of Bad Work-Life Balance

Participants offer solutions to help improve employees work-life balance

New survey from Workfront says that a bad boss is the No. 1 cause of…

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3 Things You Must Do to Achieve Post Promotion Success

Three counterintuitive things that will improve your chance of success after a promotion

Here are three counterintuitive things you must do to reach success after a promotion.

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3 Big Tips to Brand Following Success

Founder of Curls Understood, Sylvia Kerali, reveals her insights on building a successful following

Sylvia Kerali gives her three big tips on how to achieve brand following success.

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Post Interview Etiquette: 5 Tips for Handwriting Proper Thank You Notes

Jotting down a proper thank you is a sure way to stand out from the rest

Tips to handwritten thank you notes that help interview candidates stand out from the crowd.

By Brittany Dandy

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Female Professionals Winning: 5 Work-Life Balance Tips to Stay Sane

Steps to reach your highest potential and tap into your power

Five successful professional women share their tips on maintaining a healthy work-life balance while climbing…

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[JOIN US LIVE] Kenny Burns and Black Enterprise Celebrating the ‘Good Life’

Google Hangout to be hosted April 22 to talk ultimate success with Combs Enterprises executive

Lexus and Black Enterprise is hosting a Google Hangout with Combs Enterprises executive Kenny Burns…

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6 Fool-Proof Career Advancement Tips from Powerful Women

'The success of every single woman is an inspiration for another'

Some the best career advice from some of the world’s most influential women of our…

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Best Answer to the Question: What are your salary requirements?

Gain control over your new salary in your next interview

Get interviewers to make first offer and gain control over your new salary during an…

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5 Unconventional Places to Network This Spring

Don't forget to add a few places to network to your social calendar

In the midst of making plans to enjoy warmer temperatures don’t forget to add a…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

Active ways millennial women can make a difference today

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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Young Professionals: 7 Boss Moves to Make Before Attending Any Conference

A smart leader's guide to maximizing your experience

If you’re a millennial, entry-level employee or boss on the come-up attending a professional, don’t…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Three Ways to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

Tips for helping companies engage millennials in the workforce

Executive leadership expert, Curtis Odom, shares tips for helping companies attract and retain top millennial…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Signs It’s Time To Divorce Your Employer

Career coach shares cues for saying goodbye to your employer

Nicole K. Webb, a human resource consultant and founder of the NK Webb Group, shares…

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Jovian Zayne Talks Living on Purpose, Plus Partying with FLOTUS

The jovial expert helps others to live their best lives, purposely

Chances are that if you check in multiple times a day via Instagram to obsess…

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Interview and Get the Job With These Winning Tips

Ace your next meeting with this advice

Use these tips to ace your next interview.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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3 Strategies for Ultimate Time Management

At the top of the week, it's great to get a good start in protecting a valuable asset

Use these strategies to make a bigger impact in the workplace, increasing productivity and reducing…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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6 Women of Power Quotes that Will Inspire You to Elevate Your Career

Motivating quotes from Women of Power speakers and honorees

Six inspiring quotes from Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of Power Summit

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Women of Power Summit: 5 Career-Boosting Lessons from Mellody Hobson

Tips from the power woman and president of Ariel Investments L.L.C.

A list of five career lessons we learned from Mellody Hobson’s one-on-one conversation at the…

By Courtney Connley

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Lisa Nichols gave women the power to manifest goals through creative visualization

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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Beware Toxic Employess

Five Tips for Handling Tough Workplace Personalities

How to use emotional intelligence with office peers

Learn how to not only deal with different personalities at work, but get along with…

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Women’s History Month: 5 Tips to Get What You’re Worth

Don't shortchange yourself from getting the best for your life

If you’re a professional woman, you won’t want to forget these four pivotal tips in…

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4 Savvy Things Every Recruiter Must Do to Find Good Talent

Expert shares how recruiters and human resources professionals can find great talent effectively and efficiently.

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The 4 Cs of Being a Powerbroker

Skilled negotiator and business leader Harold W. Johnson II shares secrets

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A powerbroker is defined as “a person or group having the ability…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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3 Ways to Escalate Career Development for Rookies

Use these strategies to get ahead

You’ve just started a career that you love. And while your education—and likely your charisma—helped you…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Black Women Who Work Night Shifts at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Working the night shift may be wearing on your health

A study published in Diabetologia used data from the Black Women’s Health Study to conclude that…

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Deidre Jefferies Talks ‘Kingdom’, Shares Wealth with Fashion Designers

This rising designer talks her label and fashion's money resources

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Deidre Jefferies was born and raised in D.C. where she was inspired by the…

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Leadership and Standing Alone

She is not afraid to stand against the majority

Some of the most successful women in the world are women who are simply not…

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8 Tips to Accelerate Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

With this strategy you can boost your chances to get the corner office you deserve

This strategy can help you boost your visibility and get the corner office you deserve.

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Leadership at Work: 3 Ways to Sharpen Your Communication Skills

These steps will help you enhance dialogue and listening skills

Use these strategies to enhance your dialogue in the workplace for leadership success.

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Boss Habits: 5 Steps to Boost Your Executive Presence

Can you thrive in unpredictable circumstances? Relate to an audience? Learn how

Whether a manager, entry-level professional or budding entrepreneur, this strategy can help you enhance your…

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6 Kinds of Small Businesses That Don’t Qualify for Bank Loans

Do your research to find alternatives if starting one of these

Funding a new business is not something that most people can do on their own,…

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A Perfect Pair: The Role of Competence and Confidence in Business

Understanding this vital match will help boost your success

Don’t underestimate the necessity of this vital pair to your professional success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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A Winning Network: 3 Critical Relationships for Career Survival

These people will ensure your professional success can be sustained

As you climb the ladder, it’s vital to ensure you have established several critical relationships…

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Lucidity CEO Michele Gilliam Morrissey Talks Tips for Communicating Competence

Knowing how language and relatability correlate with your skills is vital

Michele Gilliam Morrissey, CEO of Lucidity, a corporate communications and consulting firm, shares strategies to…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Why You Should Ditch Your Traditional Five-Year Career Plan

Three tips for developing a scalable strategy that works for you

As you grow, develop, acquire new skills, and stumble upon new dreams it is important…

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Setting Intentions: How to Get Your Desired Outcome

This four-step strategy will help you focus and see results

Check out this four-step strategy to produce the ideal outcome in any situation—from home to…

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From Tech to Style: Web Developer Launches E-Commerce Fashion Retailer

ERIN/ANDERSON provides quality at an affordable price

There’s no doubt that millennial women are hustlers. Avonda Turner is the definition of a…

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Why Procrastination Hurts Your Performance

It's a choice you make, that postpones the opportunity to take action

Ever get a sinking feeling when you set out to complete a task—especially one that’s…

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15 Quotes to Inspire Business Growth and Leadership

Here are some words of wisdom from top leaders

Whether you’re a small business owner, corporate executive or new employee climbing the corporate ladder,…

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Workplace Conflict Resolution: Two of the Most Useful Models

Try these strategies to best manage issues and diffuse problems in the office

Based on research, collaboration and accommodation play a major role in resolving conflict at work.…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Job Search Success: 3 Résumé Myths Debunked

Executive recruiter offers tips for more success in getting a new gig

Deborah Manning, senior Partner of Human Resources Search Division at Lucas Group, a recruitment…

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7 ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Career Moves We Can Learn from Missy Elliott

Here are some of her bossiest moves, from her start to Super Bowl stardom

Top-selling, legendary music start Missy Elliott’s major career moves started well before the Super Bowl.…

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How To Get Hired…Even With A Few Employment Blemishes

4 tips to explain flaws in your employment history during a job interview

Whether it’s a layoff, termination or abrupt resignation, chances are you’ll have to face a…

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Part Two: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

The Google SVP answers common resume questions

After “The Biggest Mistakes I see on Resumes, and How to Correct Them“ received over…

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Part One: Google SVP Reveals Top Resume Mistakes

Laszlo Bock reveals big resume don'ts

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of People Operations at Google, wrote a two-part feature on…

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Five Steps to Own Your Dreams

Ona Brown, founder of World Impact Now shares how to turn vision into reality

Ona Brown, life coach and founder of World Impact Now (WIN), shares steps in order…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Tech leader and panelist Angela Pitter shares the 5 tough truths and strategy

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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6 Things You Should be Doing While You’re Unemployed

Unemployed? Don’t wait for things to happen, get out and make them happen

Regardless if you’re a recent graduate looking to begin a new career or a seasoned…

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Success Today: My Message to Millennials

As I gratefully celebrate my 80th birthday, here's business advice key to your success no matter what generation you claim membership in.

While I am decades removed, in terms of age and lifestyle, from where you may…

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[Infographic] 13 Tips for Happiness in the Workplace

What does it really take to be happy at work?

In a study by Happify, only 47% Americans reported being satisfied with their job. Men…

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New Year,New You: The Best Jobs For Your Personality Type

How to find a suitable career for your personality

There are some of us who decide on a career path very early in life.…

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5 Seeds to Sow and Reap Big in 2015

If you want different results, you must plant different seeds

Have you ever read a book and received a profound take away? What about watching…

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Get Connected in the New Year: 5 Professional Networks for Black Women

Get connected and better your career in the new year

Network, network, network. It’s probably one of the most said words among professionals. Whether you’re on…

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Hate Your Job? Quit…But Not Before You Read This

Check out these five tips before making your decision

Per a Gallup report released on October 10, 2013, there are way more unhappy people…

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New Year, New You: 6 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Learn to do better in time management and productivity with these tips

Next year should be about working smarter to reach your goals. Here’s how.

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Gallup: Employees Favor Men Bosses, Though Women Prove Better

Do you prefer a male or female boss?

In 1953, 66% of Americans preferred working for a male boss, only 5% preferred working…

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Women of Power Summit panelist Lauren "LC" Johnson talks using platform to boost careers

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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6 Perfect Work-From-Home Jobs for Family-Focused Women

Have the best of both worlds with these stay-at-home jobs

These jobs are ideal for family-focused women and stay-at-home moms who want to maximize time…

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The Tech Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

From data mining to user interface design, Linked In research reveals advantageous qualifications

Tech skills dominated LinkedIn’s end-of-year list of skills in demand, ranging from data mining to…

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Do Your Career Resolutions Pack a Punch?

Follow these 3 strategies to get ahead of the game for 2015

Do your career resolutions inspire you to get up early or stay up to achieve…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Two Young and Powerful Lawyers Are Successfully Building Their Firm

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers

Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards provide advice for young lawyers, and tell us how they…

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Expat Life: Young Professional Relocates Family from Atlanta to Abu Dhabi

The Founder of The Global Gazette moved so her husband could fulfill his career dream

Thinking of relocating overseas? Then consider this family’s relocation tips.
Tamara Clark, Founder of The Global…

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From Prison to Purpose: 3 Steps to Owning Your Power

Find the key to unlock the door of determination and encouragement

Entrepreneur Lucinda Cross details how prison taught her valuable lessons about the human spirit and…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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3 Ways to Separate Work From Personal on Your Mobile Device

Try these tips to avoid messy fallout or conflicts of interest

Take heed to these tips as to avoid messy mishaps, conflicts of interest or embarrassing…

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Keke Taught Us: 7 Power Moves We Can All Learn From the Young Star

The multi-talented celebrity proves she's just as bright as she is beautiful

Big star Keke Palmer has been getting much attention lately, and rightfully so. The actress…

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

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5 Quick Steps to Ensure You Look Like a Boss

Take heed to these grooming tips to be taken seriously in the workplace

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It’s a man’s world when it comes to the corporate and business arenas.…

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6 Ways to Snap into Greater Success in 2015

Take this advice to see success

The new year is coming. Are you prepared?

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10 Motivation Career Insights from the Bible

Check out these powerful scriptures for any challenges climbing up the ladder

These ten inspirational verses from the Bible, known as the world’s best-selling book, inspire…

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Cool Jobs: Get Hip To ‘Black & Sexy TV,’ The Now Generation’s Netflix

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are beautifying the game

Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier are two of the four founders of Black & Sexy…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Study Shows Why American’s Don’t Take Vacation

Have Americans adopted an all work no play culture?

Are you one of the many U.S. workers who are not using their vacation time?…

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Business Etiquette 101: 5 Rules Every Professional Should Know

These nuances could make or break an opportunity

Sometimes opportunities are lost and gained simply because of business courtesy or nuances. Here’s etiquette…

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3 Sage Tips to Overcome Career Setbacks

Failure is a common part of life that should motivate and inspire. Here's why

Whether you’re a professional or entrepreneur, here’s a strategy to help you recover from setbacks.

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Student Athlete Career Readiness: Howard University Athletic Director Talks Advocacy

Louis “Skip" Perkins details how undergrads can prep for employment

For many years there has been a universal stereotype that the majority of collegiate athletes…

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Relocating? How to Build a New Professional Network

Whether it's your next opportunity or a fresh start, here's how to expand your network

Relocating for a new opportunity or just a fresh start? Check out these tips on…

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Relax, Relate, Release: 4 Calm Steps to Accomplish Any Goal

This approach can ensure you're effectively approaching issues with a clear head

This four-step approach will ensure you’re approaching issues effectively and with a clear head.

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3 Essential Steps to Discouraging Social Loafing

Nip this productivity-stealing habit in the bud with this strategy

Have you ever worked in a group where some members contributed and others did not?…

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4 Ways To Get Noticed for the Job You Want

Don't let another opportunity pass you by

Figuring out how to climb the ladder within your company is no easy task. You’ve…

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership (Part 2)

The 28-year-old exec shares her career advice

Naysayers might tell you that you’re not ready for a big opportunity, but you have…

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NOBEL Women Executive Director Waikinya Clanton Talks Leadership

Organization teaches women how to become exceptional leaders

One organization that has made an effort to help women become powerful leaders is Washington,…

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Young PR Pro Hosts National Empowerment Events to Elevate Career

Founder and CEO Lillie Mae gives advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

Founder of Lillie Mae Public Relations firm,  talks how empowering others to succeed helps her…

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3 Career Lessons You can Learn From Hip-Hop Cash King Jay-Z

Get the blueprint to success here

As Jay-Z continues to evolve, and reinvent the game of artistry and business there are…

By Daron Pressley

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15 Business Quotes For Every Successful Entrepreneur

The feeling of winning has never felt better

Greatness requires work, skill, a bit of luck, and a whole lot of faith. As…

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3 Ways to Empower Yourself Outside the Office

Clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares tips on finding power

Author and clinical therapist Terrie Williams shares three tips on professional and personal empowerment.

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From Frustration into Profit: Former Dancer Talks Journey to Launch Eco-Friendly Undergarments

Erin Carpenter, founder of Nude Barre, saw void in the market and decided to fill it

Erin Carpenter, CEO of Nude Barre, a specialty line of eco friendly undergarments, talks turning…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Reasons Working For Free Can Get You Paid

Sometimes it's worth the risk when you can get a return on your time investment

Working for free can be a gamble, but keeping these six things in mind will…

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Why Your Personal Life Impacts Your Professional Brand

Brands don’t only pertain to businesses, but people, as well.

We can’t help it. Whether we hear Apple, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, or Target, we habitually create…

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Staring a side business is scary, and most times this will be your first time stepping out on faith but you are not alone. Finding a mentor or someone who has already paved the way can be beneficial in your own success. He or she can offer advice on what mistakes to avoid and what steps to make to ensure success. "Don't be afraid,” says Speller. “Just do it."

The Career Advice You Rarely Hear…..

Your mindset determines your success

One of the many reasons why people get stuck in a job rut is they…

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Are Your Emotions Sabotaging Your Success?

Learn how to manage your emotions to increase your success

Psychology Today defines emotional intelligence as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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How to Access High-Powered Business Networking on LinkedIn

Learn how to expand your business network

LinkedIn offers a goldmine of opportunity for business savvy professionals who want to capitalize on…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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How To Handle Workplace Gossip and Stay Productive On the Job

Learn the 3 tips necessary to deal with trash talk in the office

3 ways to effectively handle the trash talking and gossip that takes place in your…

By Daron Pressley

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10 African Proverbs to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

From Xhosa to Ashanti, these quotes will inspire

In life and business, these African Proverbs can help you find motivation to achieve success.

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Why Management Is Not Leadership

It's vital to know the difference between the two

Although management and leadership are complementary, they are, by no means, the same thing. In…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Singer Avant Talks Music Business and Changing Landscape of R&B

With more than 10 years in the business, he offers wisdom for young talent

Singer-songwriter Avant talks the business behind the music industry, longevity and advice for young talent…

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10 Career-Building Tips For Aspiring Publicists

PR professional Kandis Knight offers advice to rookies

Kandis Knight, the knowledgeable publicist, offers some tools and tips for any aspiring PR personality…

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Branding Out: 4 Strategies for Perception Management

Finding a balance between what's real and what's not can help you leverage success

Use these tips for better business branding.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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[RECAP] Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend’ in Washington, D.C.

Check out highlights from this East Coast stop

Now is the time to escalate your passion, purpose, vision, and mission. The key to…

By Daron Pressley

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Present Like a Pro: 3 Tips for Mastering Professional Presentations

Use this strategy to make a vital part of business that much easier

Check out this quick guide on how to give a polished, professional presentation.

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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WIE Symposium Inspires and Connects Female Power Players

Media and business leaders offer insights on success and advancement

WIE Symposium inspires NYC businesswomen with empowering event that includes insights from top power players…

By Courtney Connley

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National Black MBA Conference: How to Rule the Corner Office

Cub Foods' Keith Wyche shares 6 unavoidable realities of being the boss

Keith Wyche, president and CEO of Cub Foods, talks unavoidable realities executives face and strategy…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How To Manage Emotions In The Workplace

Carrying too much emotional baggage could result in a total breakdown

Emotions are a touchy subject because we like to act like they don’t have an…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Take Advantage of Workplace Opportunities to Enhance Your Career

This strategy will get you on the right track

As we get wrapped up in our daily grind it is important for us to…

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Texting Etiquette Every Professional Needs to Know

With popularity of non-verbal communication, there are still rules to follow

Don’t let a few hundred characters derail your career success. Though texting has become more…

By Daron Pressley

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Flawless Leadership Lessons from Beyoncé: 3 #PowerMoves for Success 


Even if you're not part of the Bey Hive, these tips will help you upgrade your skills

Not part of the Bey hive who loves superstar Beyonce? Doesn’t matter. Her killer work…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Men: Dress to Impress and Make Boss Moves With Your Office Style

If you want to upgrade your professional life, take heed to how you look

Fellas, let’s take a minute out of our schedules to clear the lines between appropriate…

By Daron Pressley

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4 Awesome Ways to Use Instagram to Make Better Career Moves

How to make the popular platform work for you in connecting with companies

Most use Instagram for posting pictures of leisure, but the truth is, Instagram is bigger…

By Daron Pressley

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How to Hack Performance Gaps

Maximize your career success with this strategy

Take these four steps to solve performance challenges in your career.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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5 Smart Steps for Safeguarding Your Career

Learn how to set professional boundaries

Manage how you show up and how others treat you at work. Here’s how.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Hosts Chats With Industry Leaders on the Green

Power players in business, media and public service, talk success and strategy

“Conversations with Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr.,” set for August 27 at 4:00 pm, with top…

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HAVE A SINCERE & COHESIVE TEAM 

“The saying, ‘It takes a village’ is something that I live every single day. And having a team that really believes in the brand, really understands me—we sit at the table together as a family and work on this together—is what carries that vision forward and makes it less difficult. It’s more challenging when everybody at the table has a different agenda.”

Best of Breed: 4 Fundamental Benefits of Leveraging Expert Advisers

It’s better to hire a specialized team of experts (even if only on a contract…

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Golf Professional Rodney Green Shares Passion for Game and the Business of It All

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis challenge instructor gives real deal on career asset

Rodney Green—who will conducting golf classes at this year’s Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge—…

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Unplug From Your Digital Device and Plug Into Your Career Potential

Tips to ensure smartphone use is contributing to career success---not emptying your pockets

Millennials, play time is over. It’s time to shut down the mobile apps that are…

By Daron Pressley

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Five Tips to Enhance Productivity at Work

Use this strategy to save you time and stress

Try this strategy to take the stress out of your workday and get productive.

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4 Creative Ways to Stay Productive During the Work Day

This strategy will ensure you start on the right track

Time is money and we have to efficiently deliver on goals and objectives regardless of…

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Bevy Smith to Bring ‘Life with Vision’ to Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

TV personality will empower attendees to follow their passions

Television personality and entrepreneur, Bevy Smith, to bring her “Life with Vision” event to Black…

By Courtney Connley

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With Multidimensional Actor Lamman Rucker

Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr., BCT Partners CEO Randal Pinkett and IBOM LLC CEO Anie Akpe set to share success and leadership strategies

The From The Corner Office Twitter Chat series continues with actor, speaker/activist and entrepreneur Lamman…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: Get Business Strategy from the Greats, Presented by BMW

Get a view from a position of power via special content offerings

BMW presents ‘From the Corner Office,’ offering insights via special content, social media events and…

By Courtney Connley

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Career Crisis? 5 Keys to Managing Through It

When the going gets tough, don’t leave…LEAD!

Proven advice from corporate executives who have managed crisis in ways that enabled them and…

By Caroline Clarke

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New Study: Does Shape of a Man’s Face Impact Career Success?

Research finds men with wider faces tend to negotiate higher salary

A study from the University of California, Riverside and Columbia University concludes that wider-face men…

By Courtney Connley

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How to Build a Proactive Workforce

Study: Satisfied employees will aggressively help your business grow and succeed

Check out these tips on how to nurture a productive workforce at your business.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

Investor and marketer Lauren Maillan Bias shows what it takes to survive

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Skip the objective. Objectives are outdated and rarely used in today’s world of professional resume writing. The purpose of the objective was to tell employers what you were seeking, i.e. “a challenging sales position.” Instead, the objective has now been replaced with a career profile or a summary of qualifications which tells employers exactly what you have to offer, i.e. “accomplished professional with 10 years sales experience.” Your resume should include a concise yet quality career profile which clearly indicates what you have to offer, rather than just what you desire. Employers are far more attracted to a candidate who actually brings something to the table.

The Sports Resume: 3 Applicant Tracking Systems That Affect Hiring

Learn how to tailor your job seeking documents for each position

From The Sports Resume: Learn all you can about this platform, used by employers, to…

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Dynamic Do-Gooder: 4 Reasons Giving Back Can Benefit Your Career

How volunteering and philanthropy can open professional doors

Though it’s just a good look to be charitable, the professional benefits go beyond the…

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Career Opportunities Start With A Great Second Impression

It’s no secret that you may never get a second chance to make a first…

By Daron Pressley

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6 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

These steps will ensure you boost visibility and results

If you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level and never…

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Red Hammer: 3 Great Reasons to Position Yourself as an Expert

How to leverage your knowledge to expand your professional brand

Don’t just be an “Average Joe” worker. Find ways to leverage your knowledge as a…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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10 Reasons You’re Still Unemployed

Unable to find work? You may suffer from these bad habits

Unemployment is slowly receding and getting back on track, but if you’re unable to find…

By Kevin L. Clark

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#BossMoves: 3 Smart Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Day

Shake off the Monday blahs with these steps

Mondays aren’t always welcomed but these three questions will get you through on a good…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Key Aspects of Workplace Culture

How these factors impact your performance

Are you conscious of workplace culture and how you fit into it—or don’t? Being aware…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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The Sports Résumé: Developing the Perfect Job Description

Knowing how to describe your previous duties can make or break your opportunity

Learn how to separate your candidacy from the competition by composing winning job descriptions on…

By George Bowser, Jr.

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Why ‘No New Friends’ May Be Blocking Your Success

The success we seek is directly related to the success of our relationships

While we may have few true friends in life, we mustn’t block potential success by…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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Pre-Holiday Weekend Boss Moves: A Plan for Refocus for the Office

Plan today to enjoy your holiday without back-to-work anxiety

Young professionals, don’t wait until the night before holiday weekend ends to prep for work.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Sports Résumé: Is Functional or Chronological Best?

Find out the preferred format for winning employment results

Find out what resume—chronological or functional—is preferred by sports industry employers.

By George Bowser, Jr.

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5 Master Networking Tips for Successful Connections

Use this checklist to prep for your next professional event

Here are five ways to make supreme connections at any networking event.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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African American Festival: Business Star Kwame Jackson Talks Black Male Leadership

"Apprentice" alumnus and entrepreneur details how to get past 'no' for the win

At the Baltimore African American Festival, BlackEnterprise.com talked with featured guest Kwame Jackson on black…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career v. Relationship: Watch an Exclusive Clip of Bravo’s ‘Married to Medicine’

Catch a sneak peek of this weekend's episode debate on careers and relationships

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday’s ‘Married to Medicine’ episode where a heated debate ensues…

By Courtney Connley

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The Power of Chunking: 5 Steps That Radically Reduce Burnout

Use this strategy to be productive without overwhelming yourself

For all the super-multitaskers, here’s how to set goals and effectively accomplish them, without overwheming…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Swizz Beatz Joins Monster as Investor, Board Member

CEO Status: 6 Career Lessons from Swizz Beatz Breakfast Club Interview

Award-winning producer schools millennials on the importance of ownership

Producer Swizz Beatz stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his enrollment in Harvard…

By Courtney Connley

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Rihanna Reveal: How Millennials Can Channel the Greats for Career Wins

Pop superstar's CFDA fashion lends nod to vitality of professional muses

Like Rihanna channeled icon Josephine Baker for her CFDA win, millennnials can channel greats in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Things My Former Co-worker’s New Job Taught Me

How a colleague inspired one writer to step her career advancement game up

Writer details how her former co-worker inspired her to step up her career advancement skills.…

By Robin White Goode

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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships

With news of Apple’s purchase of Beats, millennials, be inspired to know your value and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Hopper? Employers More Accepting, Survey Says

Research finds constant transition from role to role not totally shunned

A recent CareerBuilder survey has found that job-hopping might not be deemed as taboo as…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Executive Leadership: What Is Your Professional Reality?

How to navigate management in order to adequately produce results

Executive coach Michelle Awuku-Tatum shares tips on how Corporate America professionals can define leadership reality…

By Michelle Awuku-Tatum

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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