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BE 100s: 6 Success Strategies for Beating the Competition

Industry leader and ChemicoMays CEO Leon Richardson shares path to growth

Find out how you can grow your small business from industry leader and BE 100s…

By Alan Hughes

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The African Americans Directing America’s Largest Corporations

Our exclusive list of the most powerful guardians of shareholder value

We created our exclusive BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors to place a spotlight on…

By Derek T. Dingle

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estate planning

Estate Planning With Your Children in Mind

Leaving money to pay for burial costs as well as to heirs is just part of the estate planning process.

Life insurance payouts can be used to pay off debts and loans, making it possible…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Chicagoland

How competitive collaboration and political dvocacy makes “the City of Broad Shoulders” a model for growing black business

No single industry truly dominates the Chicago landscape. So while Detroit is rebounding alongside the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New Hope for Mortgage Relief

Struggling homeowners are benefiting from efforts by the government and nonprofits to provide permanent loan modifications, refinancing, and other solutions

Because of the complexity of the mortgage market and the agreement, which will be executed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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New Leader’s Success Plan

How to win at your job in the first 100 days

Almost half of all new hires fail in their first 18 months on the job,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Breaking Out of the Box

New media platform Qubeey offers entertainment and interactivity around every corner

Built with several programming languages including Flex, hypertext preprocessor (PHP), and C++, Qubeey’s application interface…

By Terrance Gaines

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Peak Performance

Entrepreneurs use custom training programs to secure financing and spur business growth

The Count Me In Business Accelerator Program is designed to help business owners hit the…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Drink to Your Health

A naturopath offers a program of healing

DeLuz received her wakeup call in 1987 when multiple health problems nearly left her bedridden.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Hot Retail Spot

Enterprising mother and daughter scouted out the ideal location for their baked goods biz

Finding the right spot for Classic Cobbler was painstaking. Key criteria included an affordable lease…

By Bridget McCrea

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Financial Aid Programs for Breast Cancer Patients

Defray crippling costs with these programs

“Just yesterday a woman was telling me her house was in foreclosure because of the…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Don’t Forget Your Digital Estate Plan

Make sure directives for online accounts are in place before you die

You might have key estate planning documents such as a will, trust, power of attorney,…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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Your Credit Score Is Your GPA for Life

I vividly remember my school days. It was a time when my parents relentlessly reviewed…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Where Are Our Next Leaders?

The next Maynard Jacksons and Constance Baker Motleys are out there. Serving in Afghanistan. Struggling…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Be Promotable

Insider secrets for moving up in your company

But simply delivering good work won’t be enough, she warns: “Professionals will have to do…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Boys to Men

Making a commitment to improving lives

As campaign manager, Dove and his philanthropic team of six dole out grants ranging from…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Digital Life with Mario Armstrong: Stay Powerful

These 3 easy gadgets will keep you charged and revving to go

While smartphone and tablet technology has had a profound effect on how we do business…

By Mario Armstrong

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The Mobile Retail Habits of African Americans

The Integer Group, a brand marketing and retail promotions agency, recently reported that African Americans…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tracking Minority Contracting

Has Dodd-Frank helped black-owned businesses land more deals with federal agencies?

All told, the agencies allocated nearly $700 million in providing new contracts to minority and…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Smart Choice

How this healthy school provider turned his business around and drove revenues

The Harlem-based business cooks from scratch; packages; and delivers breakfast, lunch, and snacks to public,…

By Renita Burns

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How To

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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