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The Foy Family (Photo by Quantrell Colbert)

Slow & Steady Savings

Their portfolio is a mix of long- and short-term investments that also include domestic and…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Adriane Brown, President & COO, Intellectual Ventures (Photo by Rick Dahms)

Disrupting the Status Quo

Adriane Brown left her position as president and CEO of Honeywell’s transportation division, but when…

By Sonia Alleyne

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On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Black Enterprise teamed up with Walmart to host 20/20 Vision: Supplier Diversity in the 21st Century, a forum to explore opportunities with corporate entities and the City of Chicago. The economic forum was designed to explore how entrepreneurs can best position their ventures to form profitable partnerships with large corporations as part of their supply chain. The day long event, which was held at the Chicago Hilton, covered topics like “Navigating the Procurement Maze” and “Scaling Up To Meet The Right Contract.” Here are some of the highlights from the program:

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Highlights from the 2012 Vision 20/20 Forum hosted by Black Enterprise and Wal-mart

Black Enterprise and Walmart hosts the Vision 20/20 Forum to help small businesses become more…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Dr. Jane Cooke Wright (Photo: Library of Congress)

7 Black Female Trailblazers in Medicine

Pioneering physicians, researchers and surgeons

Take a look at black women making big strides as physicians and researches.

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Maria Hannah, owner of The Clean Dog Inc. (Photo by Craig Bromley)

Out of the Doghouse

Failure to upgrade hardware can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance of antiquated…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cindy McField-Asamoah, a vice president with the Corcoran Group (left) and Robin A. Young, president of Women Behaving Wealthy (Photo by Rayon Richards)

Peek In Your Purse

“A woman behaving wealthy spends on the basis of what is important to her on…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Brian and Robin McLean and daughter Autumn (Photo by Paul Nurnberg)

Beyond Homeownership

Military benefits gave Brian McLean, 27, and his wife, Robin, 29, a great head start…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Dorian Boyland (Photo by Ryan Ketterman)

The Game Plan

Dorian S. Boyland revenues at his Orlando-based chain of dealerships expected to exceed $400 million…

By Alan Hughes

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Elsie MCabe Thompson (Photo by Lonnie C. Major)

Leading While Learning

It’s McCabe Thompson’s ability to harness perceived challenges as strengths that led her to the…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Speller is all smiles at her ballooning business

Entrepreneur Follows Her Passion & Finds Ballooning Success

Shanta Speller finds success with Bunch of Balloons, her balloon decorating company

Juggling a full-time job with her passion, Shanta Speller launched Bunch of Balloons, her own…

By Jenisha Watts

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Rodd Herbert (Photo by Kevin Foley)

Coping With Unexpected Health Issues

“When you’re 40 and the doctor tells you that you may not be able to…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Creshinda Clark (Photo by Aaron Raymond)

Think Like a Woman … Manage Your Money Like a Man

According to sociologist Mariko Chang, women’s earnings are currently at about 78% of men’s, yet…

By Bridget McCrea

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Craig T. Williams, CEO and president of Pride Enterprises Inc. (right) and Iraq War veteran Richard Bennett (Photo by Rayon Richards)

A Strategic Alliance

CEO and president of Pride Enterprises Inc. learned about how a young, black Iraq War…

By Alan Hughes

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Lt. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin (Photo courtesy of Lt. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin)

COO: Commander of Operations

Currently deputy chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Gaskin has a leadership role…

By Alan Hughes

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Jeremy McMullen (Photo by Brian Dressler)

Portfolio Repair

Many people would love to be in Jeremy McMullen’s shoes. At 30, he has little…

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Create Your Own Financial Recovery

Although the unemployment rate among workers 55 and older is relatively low at 6.4%, it…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Michael A. Rashid (Photo by Nick Antony)

Hiring the Least Likely

When Michael A. Rashid joined AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, he grew the organization from…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Monique Harps (Photo by Jeremy Charles)

Debt-Free Diet

Four years ago Monique A. Harps contended with more than $104,000 in debt. Although the…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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B. Doyle Mitchell Jr., president and CEO, Industrial Bank and sister Patricia Mitchell, executive vice president, sales and operations, Industrial Bank (Photo by Kevin Allen)

Surviving the Meltdown

Mitchell, president and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based Industrial Bank (No. 8 on the BE banks…

By Alan Hughes

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Selling Without a Store

According to a new report by Forrester Research and Shop.org, e-commerce sites continue to snag…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Business of Broadway

Alicia Keys, Kenny Leon, Lydia Diamond and others represent the new look of Broadway

This current season may be historic because three African American female playwrights—out of six shows…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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D. Michael Bennett (Photo by Kevin Allen)

System Upgrade

Younger people may be more instinctive about technology, but it’s not rocket science and it’s…

By Caroline Clarke

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Chantay Bridges (Photo by Kevin Foley)

The Team You Need for Your Year-End Financial Checkup

At a time when it’s about the parties and festivities, it can be hard to…

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Bryan Mitchell (Photo by Jerry Jack)

Financial Fitness Performance Review

With $2,000 to get them started, our previous winners managed to navigate a volatile market…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Otha Thornton, president-elect, National PTA and senior vice president of business development, Capital Commercial Development Group L.L.C. (Photo by Al Ferreira)

Education Means Business

To paraphrase an old maxim: In the 21st century, the business of America is education.…

By Robin White Goode

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3 Capital Raising Ideas

Every artist faces the daunting task of scraping together enough money to finance their pet…

By Pamela K. Johnson

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Walton Isaacson founders Aaron Walton (l) and Cory Isaacson (Photo by Kevin Foley)

Mad Science

Walton Isaacson (No. 8 on the BE Advertising Agencies list with $12 million in revenues)…

By Alan Hughes

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Chris White (Photo by Rayon Richards)

Getting On Track

White, who at one time had a credit score of 710 before filing for Chapter…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Living Solo in the Big City

Erica Horne braces for unexpected expenses as she becomes a homeowner in New York

New York native Erica Horne, 35, wonders how she will continue to make ends meet…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Inflation-Proof Your Portfolio

How you can craft an investment plan that keeps pace

Short-term signs of inflation are easy to spot, from the higher tab to fill the…

By James A. Anderson

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5 Tips for Revving Up Your Business

Innovation and value are among the major revenue drivers

Jamilah Barnes Creekmur earned her stripes leading business development efforts for AllHipHop.com (and won the…

By Renita Burns

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Throughout history people have been persecuted for everything from gender and race to religion and sexuality. While there have been many strides made across the board, the latter has proven to be perhaps the last group to get a fair shake at equality—that’s especially true for double minorities who happen to be Black and gay. Thankfully, there have been brave individuals who have challenged society’s norms, ideals and deeply rooted fears to redefine what it means to be an LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] person of color in a historically oppressive world. As BlackEnterprise.com documents the struggles and triumphs of the Black LGBT community, we compiled a list of 10 of the most significant openly gay LGBT people of color.   —Souleo

10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud

A celebration of notable public figures that were unafraid to be Black (and gay) and proud

Members of the Black LGBT community often remain hidden but out and proud figures like…

By Souleo

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Let your voice be heard: One of the first Black radio talk show hosts, Taliaferro used the San Francisco Bay Area's airwaves for 40 years to "speak his mind," debating political and cultural issues as well as breaking racial barriers. To fix today's institutions, he says, requires the creation of forums where diverse voices can be heard. "I hope that talk becomes the theme of what we do in the United States from government across [other areas] so we can have a stronger nation with tremendous, insightful understanding," says Ray Taliaferro.

6 Life Lessons from Media Trailblazers

At an NABJ event honoring the late Ed Bradley, Hall of Fame journalists share their rules for success

<strong>Let your voice be heard:</strong> One of the first Black radio talk show hosts, Taliaferro…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Taking Control

Kyla Acie knows how to save, but she needs to set investment goals for retirement and her child�s education

Investing for long-term goals is important to Acie. Many African Americans, regardless of age or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Ten Steps to Grow Your Business

A supplier diversity executive divulges the secrets to landing contracts

Ten tips to help entrepreneurs best position their companies to gain business from major corporations.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Top 5 Strategies for Diverse Supplier Success Tips allow organizations to more competitively seek contracts and growth opportunities

Tapping Supplier Diversity To Energize Your Business

Key advice for entrepreneurs who want to establish and grow business with major corporations

Black Enterprise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle led an insightful panel for Minority Enterprise Development…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Opportunities in Supplier Diversity

Innovation drives a business model for finding new companies

Despite the tentative economy, Karen Blackwell, manager of supplier diversity and development for Nestlé Business…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Women of Power

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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