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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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Building Up Your Cash Cache

Here’s how to develop a reserve fund to cover emergencies and unexpected expenses

When the National Foundation for Credit Counseling in Washington, D.C., conducted its 2012 Consumer Financial…

By Bridget McCrea

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A Winning Trifecta for Investors

Mark Riddix III counsels investors on where to look for value, income, and growth

Mark Riddix III, founder and owner of New Horizons Financial Management L.L.C.
Mark Riddix III is…

By Frank McCoy

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There Are Still Peaks to Reach in Corporate America

African Americans still represent only about 2% of executives at the top echelons of the…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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We Must Make Our Kids’ Education Our Top Priority

Most of our kids are barely literate: 70% of all American eighth graders cannot read…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Rosalind Brewer’s Second Act

Changing jobs at the height of her career led to the CEO spot at Sam’s Club

“What she’s been able to accomplish is huge,” says Marlon Cousin, managing partner for The…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Paper Chase

Diversification helped this distributor through hard times and has positioned it for future growth

When Smith, Baptiste, and the original management team came up with the business plan for…

By Alan Hughes

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Facing Debt and Winning

After letting credit card bills pile up for years, Casandra Roache mustered the courage to face her financial fears

“I kept putting paying the debt off because I kept saying to myself, ‘He’s going…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Small Business is Big Business

Black Enterprise’s 17th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo Where Deals Are Made

EC panels and presentations hit the mark in addressing the needs of business owners in…

By Joel Lyons

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Heather Shaw's travels opened a new world of opportunities

What it Takes to Recharge Your Career

Two professionals learn that a strong network and a willingness to take risks can lead to stellar career opportunities

What does it take to recharge your career? A big part of it is re-evaluating…

By Brittany Hutson

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How to Get Ready for Golf School

PGA Pro Rodney Green’s advice on how best to prepare for your next golf lesson

“If you have ever thought about picking up a club, either again or for the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Destination: Luxury

A Caribbean hotelier sets a high standard for his guests—and the industry

All visitors receive a personal letter signed by Hopkin thanking them for their stay. When…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Bridging the Gap

An Ivy League academic hopes to influence education policies where they matter: at the ground level

Name: Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Age: 38
Bridwell-Mitchell always had a…

By chrisena_coleman

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Working Class

Students in Clemson University’s computer science program get real-world experience designing apps for entrepreneurs

So what makes this program so special? Research shows that minorities gravitate to social science…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Fast-Track Your Business

Boot-camp accelerator programs help entrepreneurs start and grow their enterprises

Business accelerators offer similar assistance and services, but tend to provide an intense, shorter experience—a…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Artful Owners

Houston-area franchisees find their niche helping people unwind with a paintbrush and a glass of wine

The concept pairs instructional art with friends, drinks, snacks, and a lively instructor to produce…

By Bridget McCrea

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The Lowdown on Medical Sharing Plans

Consider the risks before spending money on this health insurance alternative

But when you get sick, there is no guarantee your ailment will be covered in…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Getting on Track

What college graduates need to know when looking for jobs

The site’s Branding U toolkit specifically focuses on helping graduates with the process of standing…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Help! My Co-worker Is Psycho!

How to work with a manipulative and conniving colleague

The difference, however, between a psychopath and someone operating on the periphery is based on…

By Brittany Hutson

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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