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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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Blue Chips Poised for Share Growth

Michael McGee sees value plays in three big company brands

Michael McGee is a hopeful pragmatist. During 2012’s second half, the Detroit-based independent financial adviser…

By Frank McCoy

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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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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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