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dangerous jobs

Top 10 Safest and Most Dangerous Jobs

Clearly there are some dangerous jobs out there, but someone has got to do it.…

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social circle

5 Fast Ways To Expand Your Social Circle

Expand your "bandwidth" to attract opportunities that can help you become successful

Never eat alone.
That’s according to Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets To…

By Maryann Reid

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5 Ways to Get Thousands of Connections on LinkedIn (Really)

How to leverage LinkedIn profile and expand your professional network

In her book, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work, Nicole Smartt explains…

By Black Enterprise

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big-name contracts

How to Land Big-Name Contracts (Regardless of Your Company Size)

Trust is vital to business success

The secret to landing big contracts isn’t deeper pockets or more manpower—it’s getting prospects to…

By Black Enterprise

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corporate board seats

4 Ways Black Women Can Position Themselves for Corporate Board Seats

How women of color can break the glass ceiling and earn a seat on their corporate board of choice

In 2013, MetricStream Inc. CEO Shellye Archambeau received a call from Verizon Chairman and CEO…

By Derek T. Dingle

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networking

Introverts: 5 Tips for Upping Your Networking Game

Being an introvert doesn't have to inhibit your networking skills

Check out these 5 helpful tips for networking for the shy, uncomfortable, socially awkward, unseasoned,…

By Safon Floyd

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acknowledging others

The Power of Acknowledging Others In 6 Steps

Recognizing others may seem small in practice, but it pays off huge dividends

One of the hardest parts about being homeless was feeling invisible.
I felt like I was…

By Cristie Leondis

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weekend

How to Master and Maximize Your Weekend

The things you can get done while doing nothing at all

Find out how to make your 2 weekend days set you up nicely for the…

By Safon Floyd

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big-name contracts

3 Traits Millennials Need for Long-Term Career Success

Shirley Ann Jackson's insightful advice about what skills millennial professionals need to succeed in an ever-evolving workforce

In assessing the business landscape in the coming decade, there will be only one constant:…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Youtube

How to Get Your Marketing Content Thousands of Views on YouTube

Tips and tricks for boosting brand awareness by creating viral video content

Almost one-third of all Internet users watch YouTube, streaming hundreds of millions of hours of content…

By Black Enterprise

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race

How to Talk to Your Co-workers About Race

Seven tips for navigating this complex conversation

Check out these 7 expert tips for talking to your co-workers about race as we…

By Safon Floyd

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bad habits

10 Bad Habits to Ban From the Workplace

There are some things you just shouldn't do while in a professional setting

Check out this list of 10 bad habits you must avoid at all cost while…

By Safon Floyd

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Office survival kit

21 Items You Need in Your Office Survival Kit

We're all just trying to make it here

Check out this necessary list of 21 essential items you need in order to survive…

By Safon Floyd

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Vision

How to Communicate Your Company’s Vision to Your Employees

Make sure your team is on the same page

Your vision is exactly that: yours. Not everyone has the luxury of immediately understanding the…

By Black Enterprise

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Power back

#PowerTV: 5 Tips to Get Your #Power Back When the Going Gets Tough

Naturi Naughton, star of Starz TV's "Power," shares her secrets for navigating through tough times in business and in love

The following was written by Naturi Naughton, who stars as Tasha St. Patrick on the hit Starz…

By Cristie Leondis

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Friends

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Business With Friends

How to work with your BFF and not ruin a friendship

I first met Jonathan Wasserstrum, one of my best friends and now a co-founder of…

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product

How to Refine Your Idea to Build an Actual Product You Can Sell

For conceptually driven entrepreneurs, these strategies for proactive planning will help you come up with tangible, marketable products or services and bring your great ideas to fruition

Successful companies all start by building around a unique idea. That said, not everyone with…

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interview

10 Questions to NEVER Ask in an Interview

Sometimes curiosity can kill the cat

Find out the 10 questions you want to complete avoid asking in any job interview…

By Safon Floyd

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diversity

Diversity Execs Share the Inside Scoop On How to Get Hired Fast

Black Enterprise spoke to Chief Diversity Executives from Capital One and Pinterest about how diversity benefits business

Decades of scientific research shows that hanging out in groups of people who, for example,…

By Selena Hill

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Knowles

4 Secrets to Success From Mathew Knowles

If you just think of him as Beyoncé's dad, you're not awake. The accomplished businessman and author shares valuable keys to high achievement

Mathew Knowles, accomplished businessman, educator and author—and yes, Beyonce’s dad, shares valuable keys to high…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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hire talent

How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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grief

How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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