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When a Company Like Facebook Goes Public

Should you invest in initial public offerings?

Does the Facebook price saga indicate that individual investors should shy away from IPOs? Not…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Presidential Politics: What’s at Stake

Unlike the 2008 presidential election, the history-making novelty of a black candidate earning the nomination…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Dream Big, Act Small

According to the Small Business Administration, roughly 90% of businesses fail in their first year.…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Scotch Discoveries

A whisky connoisseur gives a primer on a classic spirit

Often considered a “man’s drink,” the spirit of choice in professional circles and at cigar…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The 2-Hour Job Search

Stop wasting time and focus on where you can get results

“The online job application process is inefficient,” insists Dalton. “Online job postings have destroyed the…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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A Healthy Business

Natural pet food company leverages mobile delivery and e-commerce to help maximize canine wellness

Cook says this business model made sense because not only did e-commerce eliminate the overhead…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Lessons From My Loving Mother

You were the anchor of our family. Although you had to contend with a testosterone-charged…

By Darcel J. Church

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The Eternal Love of My Life

On the many nights I came home exhausted, beaten, bloodied, and bruised from the daily…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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A Designer Venture

Young entrepreneur promotes economic growth in Africa through fashion

So, in 2009, to assist African designers in having an international presence in the industry,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Quiet Power

Manny Halley finds business success through faith, family, hard work, and ownership

Halley is far from the typical image or behavior of what many might expect of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Learning From Experience

A creative experiment helps land a job at a major tech firm

In 2010, Foy created a concept video promoting the virtues of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Blogging Your Professional Brand

Want to be thought of as an industry expert? Become a blogger

Don’t think of blogging as writing several paragraphs per day. Keep it as fluid, dynamic,…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How Is Your Relationship with Your Boss? Do You Know?

Tips for maximizing your standing with your manager

A relationship that seems amicable may not adequately reflect how a manager feels about the…

By Brittany Hutson

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Digital Life with Mario Armstrong: Group Economics

Three tips to successfully “crowdfund” your idea or dream

Crowdfunding is a radical new form of fundraising that happens online and helps you leverage…

By Mario Armstrong

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Ultra Thin, Ultra Fast, Ultra Light

Intel’s ultrabooks take on the future

Ultrabooks are a new breed of portable laptop that is gaining popularity in consumer circles…

By K. T. Bradford

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Have Music, Will Travel

With one foot in music and the other in technology, Dennis Jeter makes software that jives

Jeter, a musician who holds a degree in classical trumpet, started programming computers when he…

By Darcel J. Church

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Winning Government Bids

Minority business owners are making small inroads in getting more federal contracts

Small minority-owned firms are winning as many federal contracts as their mainstream counterparts, but are…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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E-Learning for Entrepreneurs

Dell and Black Enterprise team up to provide courses and solutions to startups

SBU is a free eight-week online video course. Topics include establishing a brand, hiring a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brewing an Empire

Martin Ekechukwu’s passion for wellness and tasty beverages helps push growth of international tea brand

But getting tea suppliers to take him seriously was a major barrier starting out. “I…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Should You Prepay College Tuition?

Weighing the pros and cons of paying tomorrow’s college costs today

However, prepaid tuition plans may not be backed by the full faith of the state.…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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How To

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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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