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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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Curtis Hoosier (Photo by Quantrell Colbert)

Refocusing Financial Goals

Thirty-one-year-old Curtis Hoosier of Decatur, Georgia, believes he has outgrown his 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home that…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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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…

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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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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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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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