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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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Bullish on Consumer Brands

Lazetta Rainey Braxton favors companies in health, automotive, and footwear

Braxton believes that the U.S. economy will continue to grow slowly as the lingering housing…

By Frank McCoy

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When Opportunity Comes Knocking

Over the last decade, the Bradleys, with their two sons, Che, 12, and Antonio, 8,…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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Building Capri Capital Brick By Brick

Orchestrating deals from housing to shopping malls, Quintin E. Primo III has hatched a plan to transform one of the nation’s largest black-owned real estate investment firms into a global powerhouse

Nestled between Baldwin Hills Estates—one of the country’s wealthiest majority African American neighborhoods—and Crenshaw—the location…

By Alan Hughes

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BE 100s: Behind the Names

How the nation’s black-owned businesses develop household products we can’t do without

Long lines at tollbooths are becoming a thing of the past for motorists using E-ZPass.…

By Alan Hughes

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Full Throttle

No longer in neutral, Bill Perkins has shifted his retooled dealership into high gear to zoom past the competition

It looks as if the domestic auto industry has got its mojo back. “I think…

By Alan Hughes

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Service Leadership

Janice Bryant Howroyd created the largest black female-owned business based on exceeding client expectations

In 30 years Janice Bryant Howroyd has created a billion-dollar juggernaut using a business model…

By Sonia Alleyne

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The Winner’s Edge

Emerging from our generation’s toughest downturn, the BE 100s seek to recapture the innovative spirit that will position these companies for unparalleled growth

Just like “Trouble Man,” Marvin Gaye’s anthem of determination, the BE 100s at 40 share…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Hooking Investors

ABC’s Shark Tank co-stars share tips on pitching your business to private financiers

Al Nelson STK night club in Miami, FLAl Nelson landed a deal with two of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Debt Snowball Method

How Cornell and Jammie Brooks paid off $54,200 in debt in 13 months

By February 2011, they started eliminating credit cards with the smallest balance while continuing to…

By LaToya M. Smith

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A Succession Story

Jimmy Walker had left Laurel Ford Lincoln Kia Inc. (No. 59 on the BE Auto…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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A Champion for Black Business

For educator Isha Edwards, strengthening minority-owned businesses is a personal and professional goal

Whether she’s teaching, consulting, or mentoring a minority entrepreneur, Edwards’ philosophy remains the same. “While…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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My Cool STEM Career

The truth is that a STEM degree is whatever you make of it. If you’re…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

When couples come together, they must undergo the unromantic process of figuring out how to…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Don’t Just Retire Cash Rich, Retire Wealthy

If you start with a $200 monthly contribution at age 25 that earns 6% interest,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Marvin Carroll (Photo by Sheri O'Neal)

Fire When Ready

When Marvin Carroll’s Tec-Masters Inc. landed its first military contract—a $25,000 deal to support a…

By Alan Hughes

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Jhanay Harris' house is in financial order (Photo by Lonnie C. Major)

How to Keep a Good Financial Start Going

“My parents were both teachers. They always taught me to save and the value of…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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