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On June 28, 2011 Google launched Google Plus, their latest attempt to establish a social network.  In the first three weeks 10 million users have joined, according to CEO Larry Page and they’ve gained considerable traction and provided some really cool features for users.  To help get you started in establishing your Google Plus account we’ll cover some of the basics:  profiles, circles, sparks, and hangout.  —Hajj Flemings

Google Plus: How to Navigate the New Social Network

Take a tour of Google's new social networking platform

Google takes on FaceBook for the social network crown with their new platform Google Plus.…

By Hajj Flemings

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4 Steps to Efficient Decision Making

CEO and author gives tips on how to arrive at the right decision---quickly

CEO and author Guy A. Hale gives tips on how to arrive at the right…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Build a Low-Risk Business

How hybrid entrepreneurship has changed the small business game

There was a time when entrepreneuers risked their savings, health insurance and nearly everything they…

By Felicia Joy

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5 Things You Should Ask Before Saying “You’re Hired!”

Labor attorney offers tips every employer needs to know

Before starting the interviewing process, labor attorney Charles H. Wilson says there are some guidelines…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Shake Last-Minute Interview Jitters in 5 Minutes

Use these tactics to get rid of nervousness and ace your interview

The weight of the competition and the thought of being dismissed can leave you anxiety-ridden,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Ready for a Career Change? Make That Move Today

Here's four things to consider before stepping out on faith toward a new professional path

If you’re no longer challenged and dread staying where you are in your career, it’s…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Brand Identity: How to Centralize Your Identity Online

Social media can be overwhelming, here's how to simplify things without losing your audience

From Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIN and Ning here are a couple sites that can…

By Hajj Flemings

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How to Get the Most For Your Dollar When Traveling Abroad

Smart travel tips to help you save before and during your trip

Money columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives you smart travel tips that will help you save before…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Get the Pay Raise You Deserve

When it comes to your salary, don't just settle for less

A capable and skilled professional should never feel obligated to continue working for an employer…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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How to Score a Summer Vacation Deal!

Kick off the summer travel season with a sweet deal

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a fun, satisfying summer vacation. There…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The Future of Music: 4 Ways to Protect Your Music from Digital Piracy

In a constantly changing digital world, these expert endorsed tips will keep your music (and cash flow) secure

With music piracy steadily increasing, see what four tips artists can follow to protect themselves…

By Janel Martinez

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Entrepreneur of the Week: 14-Year-Old CEO Chental-Song Bembry

Teen author, illustrator, and entrepreneur gives tips to help other young writers enter the literary field and start their own businesses

Teen author, illustrator, and entrepreneur gives tips to help other young writers get started

By LaToya M. Smith

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Brand Flexibility: 3 Ways to Communicate with Empathy

Being successful in business is not just about what you do but how you do it—take note

For executives looking to build a stellar personal brand, your ability to communicate is as…

By Marshawn Evans

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7 Crowdsourcing Resources to Boost Your Businesses

Increase your productivity and staff with these tools that expand your network

With crowdsourcing businesses are able to use their social media network to locate and utilize…

By Hajj Flemings

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3 Ways to Restore, Reassess & Rejuvenate Your Executive Brand

Follow these steps to help define your personal brand

Career columnist Marshawn Evans tells you what steps to take to help define your personal…

By Marshawn Evans

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No Luck Finding a Job? Widen Your Search Net

Take the nontraditional route to find career opportunities

Columnist Aisha Taylor details nontraditional ways to find a job

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Executive Presence: 6 Ways to Standout at Work

How to tap into your professional "it" factor

Columnist Marshawn Evans details how to tap into your professional “it” factor

By Marshawn Evans

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How to Get Your Warranty Extended for Free

Hold on to your hard-earned cash by making these smart money moves

There are times when a product needs additional coverage because it’s a new technology that…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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6 Ways to Boost Your Business Profits

All businesses want to make money. One author/entrepreneur offers tips on how to effectively turn (and sustain) a profit

All businesses want to make money. One author/entrepreneur offers tips on how to effectively turn…

By Alan Hughes

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Franchising Your Small Business

Is franchising the right choice for your business? Before you make a move, consider these key factors

5 Things you need to know before franchising your small business

By Lauren Lea

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The Startup Phase: Steps to Launching a Tech Company

Six tools and resources to get your company up and running

So you’re great with computers, love the latest apps and often advise friends on what…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Time

Shifting to purpose management can help you focus on your true goals

These days, it’s not uncommon to hear stressed-out professionals bemoaning the fact that there simply…

By Alan Hughes

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7 Ways to Land Your Dream Internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to score the best summer internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to make sure you have the best options

By Tina Wells

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How to Prepare for Job Performance Evaluation

10 ways you can be ready for work evaluation

Madame Noire details 10 ways professionals can prepare for their job performance review

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What is Hybrid Entrepreneurship? (And Why You Should Consider It)

Tips on how to build a business while still working your day job from author Felicia Joy

Thinking about building your own business, while still working your full-time job? Check out these…

By LaToya M. Smith

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5 Steps to Starting a Franchise – Failure is Not an Option

Starting a business is one thing, here's how you take it to the next level without things falling apart

Starting a business is one thing, here’s how you take it to the next level…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Get Hired!: Expert Solutions on How to Land Your Dream Job

Top answers on getting professional training, HR opportunities and changing careers

Black Enterprise editors answer questions from job seekers on advancing their career and finding job…

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All work and no play can make for a dull day at the office, but being productive is what matters most to employers. While having a jovial co-worker that can lighten the mood in the workplace can be a plus, he or she can wind up being a major distraction when there’s a tight deadline looming. The last thing any effective team needs is an internal distraction, be it a talkative co-worker or an unfocused one. Jonathan Smith, better known as Lil Jon, knows firsthand how detrimental a distracting co-worker can be to working efficiently and effectively. For the past several weeks, he and fellow Celebrity Apprentice cast mates had to deal with the always-erratic Gary Busey, who would constantly interrupt, confuse and undermine his team’s progress during each assigned task. With the frustrating actor finally “fired” in last night’s episode, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Lil Jon to get his tips on dealing with a distracting co-worker (named Gary Busey).

Lil Jon’s 5 Tips For Dealing With a Distracting Co-Worker (Named Gary Busey)

The Celebrity Apprentice star explains how to keep your cool in a hostile work environment

The Celebrity Apprentice star explains how to keep your cool in a hostile work environment…

By Anslem Samuel

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4 Ways to Support Black Businesses

How to put your black buying power to use

How to put your black buying power to use

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Monitor your progress.  Use the reports coming in from your distribution portals.  Amazon (via CreateSpace), Barnes & Nobles (via Pubit), and Smashwords all print sales reports.  When you run a promotion or have a flurry of activity, like a series of Twitter chats, be sure to go back and see what worked to spike sales.  Keep that in your arsenal and repeat that successful activity on a regular basis.

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Next Book

Best-selling author L.A. Banks offers tips on how to forget the publishing houses and sell your book your way

Best-selling author L.A. Banks offers tips on how to forget the publishing houses and sell…

By Alan Hughes

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The New Loyalty Is Not Just About Transactions; It's About Interactions

How to Keep Your Customers Happy

4 ways to offer exceptional service and make your business stand out

4 ways to offer exceptional service and make your business stand out

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Best known for his portrayal of Tee Tee on BET’s The Game, Barry Floyd earned his position in the spotlight the hard way. With ambitions of being a writer, the Philadelphia native headed to Hollywood to follow his dreams, but like many aspiring scribes, he saw those dreams deferred. Following a string of production assistant jobs on such TV series as Cuts, Everybody Hates Chris and Girlfriends, Floyd fell into acting when one of the Girlfriends performers was late for rehearsal and he was asked to stand in. Impressed with his performance, the casting director suggested Floyd audition for a part on an upcoming show called The Game. “I had no intention of acting,” he explains. “I was just in the right place at the right time.” 	During the course of the show’s inaugural run on The CW network, Floyd sharpened his acting skills, earning more camera time in the process. Now, at the close of the sitcom’s resurrected season on BET, the actor is refocused on his initial goal, working as the head writer on the online sketch comedy series, Purple Stuff TV.  Managing to navigate his way through the bright lights of Tinseltown, Floyd shares a few of his trade secrets with BlackEnterprise.com.

Barry Floyd’s 6 Steps to Making it in Hollywood

The writer-turned-actor from BET's 'The Game' explains how he made it and you can too

The writer-turned-actor from BET’s ‘The Game’ explains how he made it and you can too

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How to Avoid Tax Audit Triggers

Make sure the tax man has no reason to come knocking

Make sure the tax man has no reason to come knocking

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How to Cope with Rising Prices at the Pump

Tips on what you can do in your everyday life to get you through the ups and downs

Tips on what you can do in your everyday life to get you through the…

By Andre Williams

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Spending less than you earn seems like a simple rule, but as straightforward as it may appear, every year many Americans become the casualty of their spendthrift ways. Making purchases you cannot afford or don’t need, in turn, leads to uncontrollable debt. 	Terry and Tyra Johnson of Yardley, Pennsylvania, have maintained a frugal lifestyle even though they make a combined six-figure salary. Here are four tips from the Johnsons that help them live below their means.

4 Ways to Live Within Your Means

Couple shares tips on how to avoid financial pitfalls

Couple shares tips on how to avoid financial pitfalls

By Glenn Townes

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Tend your bar. Monitor your bartenders. Over-pouring can lead to big financial problems. With formally trained bartenders this is not an issue. But if you’re thinking about hiring someone who learned to bartend at friend’s parties, think again.

10 Tips to Opening Your Own Club

Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs tell you how to build, brand and promote your business and turn it into a hot spot

Industry experts and successful entrepreneurs tell you how to build, brand and promote your business…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Develop a Successful App for Apple’s App Store

Six tips from top developers on increasing downloads and making more money from mobile apps

Six tips from top developers on increasing downloads and making more money from mobile apps

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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5 Rules for a Successful Small Business Partnerships

Partnerships make sense when they increase your competitive advantage. Here's what else you need to consider

Partnerships make sense when they increase your competitive advantage. Here’s what else you need to…

By Alan Hughes

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8 Ways to Save Money on Health Care and Health Insurance

Health care reform was signed into law a year ago but much of it goes into effect in 2014. Here's how to save now!

Health care reform was signed into law a year ago but much of it goes…

By keithmendonsa

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Tribal Marketing: How to Make Sure Your Business Reaches Its Target Audience

Targeting millennials? Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells helps you get into the minds of your customers

Targeting millennials? Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells helps you get into the minds of your…

By Tina Wells

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Anatomy of an Elevator Pitch

5 ways to pitch your small business and guarantee you don't leave money on the table

Okay, so 30-60 seconds may not seem like a lot of time. But in the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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How to Maintain Your Brand New Computer

11 tips and tools that will extend the life of your desktop or laptop

11 tips and tools that will extend the life of your desktop or laptop

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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With over 18 years of experience working with such celebrity clientele as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige and Kimora Lee Simmons, stylist Misa Hylton has turned her passion for fashion into a lucrative career. In addition to running her image consulting company Chyna Doll Enterprises, the savvy businesswoman recently announced the launch of her plus-sized clothing line, Madison Star. Here, Hylton shares a few tips for those wishing to follow in her fashionable footsteps.

Misa Hylton’s 5 Tips For Success in the Fashion Business

The celebrity stylist and businesswoman shares keys to making it in fashion

The celebrity stylist and businesswoman shares keys to making it in fashion

By Jessica Andrews

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3 Ways to Make Your Company Attractive to Venture Capitalists

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

For many companies, venture capital backing provides the best means to quickly expand a business

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Identify a clothing concept and target audience. Determine what garments you will make and study the fabrics you will most likely use. Then conduct market research to see if there is a target audience for your clothes. Talk to owners of retail stores and textile suppliers for information about businesses that produce the same kind of apparel that interests you. These contacts should also be able to tell you the buying patterns within various price points.

10 Ways to Launch Your Own Fashion Line

Here's how to go from fan of fashion to fashion mogul

Here’s how to go from fan of fashion to fashion mogul

By Alan Hughes

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4 Business Plan Musts

How having your business plan on-point can put you ahead of the competition

Whether you have 100 investors or 100 dollars to fund your start-up, your business plan…

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Want to know more about being (or raising) a teenpreneur to become a future CEO? Join us at Black Enterprise's Entrepreneurs Conference taking place in Atlanta May 22-25 and attend out Teenpreneurs Program. Learn from veteran entrepreneurs, develop leadership skills, get tips on starting your business and more. As an incentive, BLACK ENTERPRISE is offering a $200 discount for early registration. Just visit blackenterprise.com/ec to register and enter code BEDG295.

10 Tips for Teenpreneurs

Former teen CEO Tina Wells gives her tips on getting an early start on launching your new business

Check out the photo gallery loaded with tips.

By Tina Wells

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Sixty-nine percent of workers ages 55 and up report their bosses are younger than them, according to a Careerbuilder.com survey (Image: Thinkstock)

How to Deal with a Boss Who’s Younger Than You

How you can learn from--and teach--the young professional

Methods baby boomers can use to cope with the generational gap

By Janel Martinez

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6 Ways to Avoid Small Business Demise

If you are considering entrepreneurship, your venture will likely fail.
That’s not a criticism or negativity,…

By Alan Hughes

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Every Adult Needs a Living Will. Here’s How to Draft One.

When it comes to your healthcare, better smart than sorry

Every adult 21 and older should have a living will, but studies suggest African Americans…

By Elayne Fluker

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although African-American women are at a greater risk of dying from the disease than any other ethnic group, they are least likely to know the risk factors.  The first step in prevention is getting informed about a disease that’s expected to cost the nation approximately $800 billion a year by 2030, according to the American Heart Association. 	Rhonda Medows, MD, chief medical officer and executive vice president of United Healthcare’s government programs shares her heart healthy tips with BlackEnterprise.com. Dr. Medows breaks down her "Dress for Success" formula and how it equals a longer, robust life.

5 Ways to Get Heart Healthy

Here's what Black women need to do to get healthy!

Here’s what Black women need to do to get healthy!

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Reverse Mentorship: How Boomers Can Learn from Generation Y

Let experience and age work to your benefit among a young workforce

Let experience and age work to your benefit among a young workforce

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women at Work: Act Like a Lady, Play Ball Like the Guys

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in business

Five reasons why women should think like athletes to get ahead at work and in…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How to Have a Superstar Career in Social Media

Social media expert James Andrews explains how you can make a splash online

Social media expert James Andrews explains how you can make a splash online

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Anatomy of a Young Boss: The Makings of a Leader

Here's how to nurture the inner workings of a young business leader

Here’s how to nurture the inner workings of a young business leader

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Improving the Investment Options in Your Employer’s 401(k) Plan

Here's how to get your employer to explore more 401(k) options

Here’s how to get your employer to explore more 401(k) options

By Renita Burns

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3 Ways to Deal with a Problem Employee

Having the right team in place is essential to the success of any small business.…

By Alan Hughes

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WATCH: Working Your Style: The Perfect Looks for the Perfect Gentlemen

Daisy Lewellyn shows you how to find a balance between swag and style savvy

By Elayne Fluker

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America Saves Week, but it's our mission to tell you how to save more of your money all year round.  Improving your savings habits takes discipline and effort. Here are a few tips to help you get started.--Sheiresa Ngo

Save More of Your Money!

Simple steps to help you stash more cash

Last week was America Saves Week, but it’s our mission to tell you how to…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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REFLECT ON WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFERMost people go in [to the conference] thinking about what they can get, but think about what you can give, says the author of The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention. Reflecting on your self-worth, from a professional standpoint, will help when it's time to communicate what you can bring to the table. Be clear on your value and what you have to offer.

9 Ways to Optimize Your Conference Experience

Follow these simple tips the next time youre at a conference and see what opportunities emerge

The sixth annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit kicked-off yesterday at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande…

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3 Easy Ways to Solidify Your Personal Brand

Tina Wells explains why marketing yourself matters, whether youre an entrepreneur or not

Marketing is a reality of our everyday lives. Everywhere we turn, we see it, smell…

By Tina Wells

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Women of Power: Debra Langford on Successful Networking Strategies

How to build quality connections for professional and personal advancement

Women of Power speaker Debra Langford, vice president of inclusion and business diversity at NBC…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Financial Pitfalls to Avoid When You Come into New Money

Music producer Chuck Harmony shares advice on how to handle success the fiscally smart way

Over the years, producer <strong>Chuck Harmony</strong> has worked with everyone from <strong>Celine Dion</strong> (“I Got…

By Anslem Samuel

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What You Can Learn from…Iyanla Vanzant’s Flubbed Exit Strategy from Oprah

A few key tips to help you gracefully bow out, while keeping your career on-track

Oprah's response to Iyanla's apology–gracious or passive? (Image: Getty Images)
I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show…

By Sonia Alleyne

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I started my first company, Buzz Marketing Group, when I was just 16. So I definitely have some experience being a teenpreneur. I was so lucky and fortunate to start my business at that age, and to continue to have it grow and be successful all these years later. Even though it was tough, there were so many more benefits to launching a business. So if you’re a teenpreneur or know of a teenpreneur, here are some of my tips to get you started.--Tina Wells (Follow me on Twitter at @tinacwells)

6 Tips for a Stress-Free You

Be Nexter Tina Wells provides her tips on staying calm, cool and collected on the job or in your business

Tina Wells, CEO of Buzz Marketing Group and author of Chasing Youth Culture and Getting…

By Janel Martinez

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Obesity Can Mean Plus-Sized Scrutiny at Work

How to handle bias based on weight and protect your rights

How to handle bias based on weight

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Ways Your Small Business Can Topple the Industry Giant

Successful entrepreneurs who have beaten their Goliaths

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Every small business has to…

By Alan Hughes

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Dealing with Religious Discrimination in the Office

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

Whether a devout believer or an atheist, disputes over religion can wreak havoc

By Anslem Samuel

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Love & Money: How to Bring up a Prenup

Although not pleasant, prenuptial agreements are necessary for some. Here's how to (gently) address the touchy subject

For some couples, the topic of prenuptial agreements can be uncomfortable. Some view prenuptial agreements…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How To Build Your Ultimate Small Biz Support Network

Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells gives 7 steps to gaining support for your small business

Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells gives 7 steps to gaining support for your small…

By Tina Wells

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Mooz-Lum director Qasim Basir steps from behind the camera and into the spotlight (Press)  	A lot goes into making an independent movie. Beyond securing budgets (or the lack thereof), talent and equipment, it takes a lot of patience and perseverance to actually see a screenplay go from just words on a page to a finished reel. Still, the best most indie filmmakers can hope for are a few screenings on the film fest circuit and critical acclaim, but that wasn’t enough for writer/director Qasim “Q” Basir. 	Not only did Basir get to complete his first feature film, Mooz-Lum, but the 30-year-old Michigan native secured an all-star cast—including Nia Long, Danny Glover, Evan Ross, Roger Guenveur Smith and Dorian Missick—and a direct distribution deal with AMC Theatres for his independent picture. Promoted primarily through social media and word of mouth, Mooz-Lum, which took home Best Narrative Feature honors at last year’s Urbanworld Film Festival, garnered so much public support that Eventful reached out to Basir about distributing the film along with AMC, which is virtually unheard of for a non-mainstream project and a first-time feature director. 	“Eventful has worked with films that have been part of a studio and AMC has too,” Basir explains. “But there hasn’t been an independent film that’s had Eventful.com as a primary marketing partner and literally we open in the top 10 cities that demand the film.” 	Thanks to this groundbreaking distribution deal, Mooz-Lum, which tells the coming of age story of a young Muslim American man trying to find a balance between his faith and the secular world, opens today (February 11) in limited release. In the midst of drumming up moviegoer turnout for opening weekend, Basir sat down with BLACKENTERPRISE.COM to share tips for aspiring filmmakers looking to get their film on the silver screen. —Anslem Samuel

5 Keys to Success for Independent Filmmakers

Writer/director behind the critically acclaimed film Mooz-Lum tells you how to make movies by any means necessary

<em>Mooz-Lum director Qasim Basir steps from behind the camera and into the spotlight (Press)</em> <ul>…

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According to the 2010 Ariel Black Investor Survey, African Americans consistently saved and invested less than whites of similar incomes over the past decade. As BLACK ENTERPRISE CEO Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr. wrote in a recent Executive Memo: "Make money work for you, not against you. We must reverse this trend by taking a disciplined approach." For the February issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, I charged our Finance Editor John Simons and our Consumer Affairs Editor Sheiresa Ngo with wwweloping 10 power moves to improve our readers' finances. Follow these tips to better manage your money today an dreap huge benefits tomorrow!--Derek Dingle

10 Power Moves to Help You Better Manage Your Money

Simple steps to help you spend, save and invest smarter

According to the 2010 Ariel Black Investor Survey, African Americans consistently saved and invested less…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How to Ace Your Skype Interview

On-camera interviews can be more difficult that in-person. Here's how to wow them either way

Technology certainly brings with it many business advantages and efficiencies. But with all the benefits…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How To Make Your Small Biz Dreams a Reality

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells you how to go from idea to "open-for-business"

A few years ago, I took a class at my church on visions to strategy…

By Tina Wells

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How to Make the Most of a Career (and a Life) Abroad

Mike Davie moved to Germany to design a Disney cruise ship for kids and adults

Mike Davie moved to Germany to design a Disney cruise ship for kids and adults

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Traveling abroad can bring about great memories, eye-opening experiences and lucrative business connections. But without the proper research and planning, it can also mean memorable faux pas that could inadvertently bring offense or embarrassment, specifically when it comes to a major part of one's trip: dining. Many of the most important business deals and social connections are made over a meal, so knowing the nuances of dining abroad can serve as both an added plus and a necessity. Malla Haridat, CEO of New Designs for Life, a development and training company for entrepreneurs, knows a thing or two about dining globally, having traveled to many countries both for leisure and pleasure. She shares her insights on the do's and don'ts: 

For more travel tips, destinations and best places to stay, eat and play,  visit blackenterprise.com/outofoffice

How to Eat Well While Traveling Abroad

A Black global traveler tells you how knowing the nuances of eating abroad can help you avoid awkward moments

Black entrepreneur tells her experiences dining abroad, from China to Morocco

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Be self-aware and personally responsible. "Learn how to be more comfortable in your own skin," Collier says. The more you understand yourself, the more you can be comfortable in your mannerisms and the more comfortable people are going to be in their interactions with you.  	For more on executive success in the workplace: 	How to Deal with the Boss from Hell 	Step Your Game Up with a Career Coach 	How to manage your feelings

The Boss Effect: How Small Gestures Make Big Impressions

Executives, learn to use executive amplifiers to your benefit

For executives and managers, sweating the small stuff can mean big results. Here’s how to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Women of Power Network!

Whether you're learning or leading the pack, join us for the ultimate networking event for women who mean business

Whether you’re just learning or you’re leading the pack, join us at the ultimate networking…

By Elayne Fluker

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In recent years, more states have placed a focus on personal finance education in our nation's schools, but only 13 states require that a personal finance course be taken as a high school graduation requirement according to the National Council on Economic Education. Although that’s up from seven states in 2007, there's still much to be done.  BlackEnterprise.com and Ylisa Sanford Seymour, CFP Senior Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., created some tips to help parents instill the value of money in their children and help them grow into fiscally responsible adults.--LaToya Smith

4 Tips for Raising Money-Smart Children

You're never too young to start learning about how to save

In recent years, more states have placed a focus on personal finance education in our…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Skilled orators are savvy marketers by definition. Take for instance, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. The rapper-turned-businessman can deem a product cool or passé simply by how he flips it in a verse. But does Jay-Z co-signing a brand in rhyme necessarily equal a boost in its respective sales? Here, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at some products that have been name-checked by the influential orator over the years, and how they fared in the aftermath. —Alvin Blanco (Images: Getty)

Jay-Z’s Marketing Power Decoded

Some people merely speak things into existence, but the influential music mogul speaks brands into profits

Skilled orators are savvy marketers by definition. Take for instance, <strong>Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter</strong>. The rapper-turned-businessman…

By Alvin Blanco

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Who’s your direct and indirect competition? Here’s a tip, you always have an indirect competitor; your customer can choose to simply not spend money. So there is always competition. It’s not impressive to investors to hear that you think you have no competition. We all have competition in business.

12 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Before Writing a Business Plan

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells gives you the questions (and answers) you should consider

While business plans can take all types of forms, they all share the following elements.…

By Tina Wells

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When it comes to salary, know your worth: Wait to discuss salary after you’ve been made an offer. At that point, don’t walk into the situation thinking you should accept the base rate or what the company is offering you. You’ve done your research and know your skill set, so now you can gauge what’s appropriate for you in comparison to your industry. Present a salary range to your employer. They may decline your rebuttal, but chances are they will try to reach a middle ground with you.

Two Deals? One Choice. How to Negotiate So You Make the Right Decision

The founder and CEO of Full Circle NY offers tips to making the best career decision for you

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Karen Nethersole, Esq., founder and CEO of Full Circle NY, about ways…

By Janel Martinez

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Examine your career vision and develop a strategy: What do you want? Where do you want to be in five years? "After you have answered these questions and more, think about what you can get from your current job that prepares you for where you are going," Colemon says. "How might you gain more training? Can you work from home one day a week? Is there a new project, task, or goal that can be led by you? Tuition reimbursement? There are a million things to ask for, but what is relevant to your specific needs, desires and goals?"

4 Ways to Boost Your Salary Today

How to ask for what you're worth and actually get it�even in tough economic times

Expert tips on how to get a salary increase and get what you’re worth

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Statute of Limitations on Debt

Make sure you know the rules of how to deal with long-term debt

The statute of limitations. You’ve most likely heard the term before, but you may not…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Want to Earn a Man’s Salary? Negotiate Like Him

How women can get what they're worth in the workplace by manning up!

African American women earned about 62 cents for every dollar white men made in 2009,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells knows a bit about being a young person with big dreams of launching your own business. At just 18, she launched her company to tap into the needs and interests of young people like her. Twelve years later, Wells and BMG have been recognized as leaders in the industry, having been featured in BLACK ENTERPRISE, Essence and Inc; winning the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award; and boasting more than 9,000 young people who serve as "buzzSpotters" around the country. Now, Wells brings her expertise to BE NEXTERs on BlackEnterprise.com with her weekly column filled with tips, advice and feedback for young entrepreneurs. See her on our site each week! And follow her at on Twitter @fashiontw. For her first post, Wells offers up 10 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs.

Top 10 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Buzz Marketing Group CEO Tina Wells joins BlackEnterprise.com as a weekly blogger offering up advice on how to succeed in business

<strong>Buzz Marketing Group </strong>CEO Tina Wells knows a bit about being a young person with…

By Tina Wells

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On the Job: How to Reinvent Yourself and Land That Dream Gig

A career-advice expert provides 7 ways to recreate your professional persona

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Senior Editor of Monster.com and HotJobs about how networking can lead you…

By Janel Martinez

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Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely affected. That’s why it’s important to do whatever you can to make sure you get the healthcare you deserve from your medical providers. Remember your doctor works for you not the other way around. Here are five simple tips for becoming an empowered patient.  By Sheiresa Ngo

5 Tips For Being An Empowered Patient

People often forget that their doctor works for them. Here are a few ways to make sure you get what you're paying for.

Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Sure, the holidays were a lot of fun. You ate great food, spent time with family, and you gave and received some fabulous gifts. Fast forward a few weeks to mid-January. You just got your credit card statement from December and it's not pretty. Although the season was grand, your bank account is looking quite anemic. All that giving and celebrating caused your finances to take a major hit. Here are five tips on how to recover from your holiday debt hangover. —By Sheiresa Ngo

How to Survive the Holiday Debt Hangover

Spreading holiday cheer last year may have spread your pockets too thin this year. Here are 5 tips to stay out of the red.

</a>Sure, the holidays were a lot of fun. You ate great food, spent time with…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Workplace Security 101: How to Ensure a Safe Environment

Steps to safeguard your employees

In the aftermath of the recent shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left six people dead…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Businesses stray away from “going green” because of the cost, but transitioning to an eco-conscious business doesn’t have to mean shedding out countless amounts of cash. Jennifer Kaplan’s Greening Your Small Business: How to Improve Your Bottom Line, Grow Your Brand, Satisfy Your Customers—and Save the Planet gives boutique businesses an inside view on how they can go green, from start to finish. In the kick off to BlackEnterprise.com's Weekly Top 10 at 1o, we offer you ten ways small businesses can make going green a part of their business plan in the New Year.

Top 10 at 10: Ways to Green Your Small Business without Breaking the Bank

Small businesses can save money and the environment with a few changes

Jennifer Kaplan’s Greening Your Small Business: How to Improve Your Bottom Line, Grow Your Brand,…

By Janel Martinez

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WATCH: How Estate Planning Protects Your Family

The key components you need to put in place

As tough as it is to hear, the reality is that none of us are…

By Elayne Fluker

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Getting Started: Turning Your Blog into a Business

How one enterprising woman went from blogger to entrepreneur

Hays tells how she went from blogger to businesswoman
From entertainment to politics to fashion, fascinating…

By Arlice Nichole

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Managing Food Allergies at Work

Tips for eating and staying safe when food isn't always your friend

In the work world, social connections are often made over lunch or dinner. Food plays…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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11. Create a 2011 file. Start now in organizing for 2011. Make files to plan new projects, organize tax documents that will be needed to file for taxes next year, and other folders (whether digital or physical) that can already be ready for filling with important items. For more on small business success in the new year: 6 New Year Resolutions for New Entrepreneurs 9 Tips to Keep Black Salons in Business

Small Business Checklist: 11 Ways to Get Your House in Order for 2011

Get prepped now to bring in a successful new year

Start the new year off right by being prepared and armed for success.

By Janell Hazelwood

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In 1994 Curtiss Pope's first job was as a grocery store clerk. Only 15, he couldn’t understand why there wasn’t a document to show customers which aisle had the bread and which aisle had the dairy. “I had to be well versed in the store layout,” remembers Pope. Fast-forward to 2008; Pope, now a software engineer, was on a grocery run with his wife when he got a spark of inspiration. He wanted to create a mobile app to help customers navigate their stores. That's exactly what he did. The app, AisleFinder, helps shoppers find their grocery items based on their shopping list. It also provides users with coupons and collects information about shoppers’ habits. Pope’s wife, along with several of his friends and family, thought it was a great idea and gave him moral support; along with $22,000. Unfortunately, the national grocery store chains didn’t feel the same way. It took a year and a half before Pope, and his four-person staff, were able to get a pilot deal with national grocery retailer, Safeway Inc. After a lot of coaxing the store agreed that starting this January they would endorse his app in 40 of their stores across California. Although AisleFinder still has a long way to go, Pope says that the deal with Safeway is already opening doors to other retailers. Here are his 10 tips for closing a deal with a national brand.

How to Get a Deal with National Retailers

10 tips on pitching your idea to the big guys from someone who did it

Curtiss Pope created a mobile app to help shoppers locate their items in grocery stores.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Offer rental space to barbers and braiders. Making room for stylists with multiple talents will bring in a new and diverse clientele.  Now would be a great time to learn to braid well, or brush-up on the services that barbers usually perform.

9 Tips to Keep Black Salons in Business

Expert advice on how to weather the haircare industry storm

Here are 9 tips to keep black salons marketable and in business.

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For more holiday tips, read: Holiday Bonuses: A Thing of the Past or on the Comeback? Holiday Entertaining on a Budget  Holiday Gift-Giving Made Easy

‘Tis the Season to ‘Buy Black’

The Anderson family shares tips on how to check "shop at Black-owned businesses"

Blackenterprise.com spoke with the Andersons, founders of EE, about the importance of supporting black-owned businesses,…

By Janel Martinez

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Go the non-profit route with  ModestNeeds.com  Founded in 2002 by Dr. Keith P. Taylor, Modest Needs offers three types of grants: back-to-work grants, independent living grants and self-sufficiency grants. The site offers  'flouting maximum grants' of up to $1000 or 7.5% of your documented, annual household income per family unit. “They provide bridge grants, basically to kind of get you through times like these,” says Kenneth L. Johnson, president of East Coast Executives (ECE). For more on unemployment benefits, read: Time’s Up: Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire So You’ve Been Fired…Now What

5 Ways To Maintain After Losing Unemployment Benefits

Here�s what you can do to stay afloat post-long-term unemployment benefits

Here are five ways to deal with the ending of extended unemployment benefits.

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8 Ways to Protect Your Smartphone from Viruses

Take precaution because mobile malware is on the rise

Your smartphone is just as vulnerable to virus attacks as your computer. Follow these eight…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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SEO For Jobseekers: How to Search-Optimize Your Resume

Experts weigh in on ways to get your resume to the top of a search engine scan

Blackenterprise.com spoke with Kenneth L. Johnson, president of East Coast Executives (ECE), Vice President of…

By Janel Martinez

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5 Tips for Selling Anything to Anybody

Author gives advice on the best ways to close the deal and sell your product

Buying and selling has been the cornerstone of business since the earliest civilizations. Virtually every…

By Alan Hughes

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How to Affect Positive Change in Your Business

5 tips for putting your company on the fast track to success

A company is operating efficiently when it is achieving three things: retaining old customers, attracting…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Professional Hacker Tells You How to Protect Your PC

If cyber creeps want in, they get in. Security expert Gregory D. Evans tells you ways to stay safe in cyberspace

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Gregory D. Evans, founder of LIGATT Security International, one of the nation’s…

By Janel Martinez

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Middle age. In your 40s and 50s, retirement should be top of mind now more than ever. Make sure that you’re taking full advantage of your company’s retirement plan. Contribute at least enough to receive the full match. Also make sure that you haven’t underestimated your time horizon. You don’t want to run out of money too soon.

Smart Money Moves for Every Stage of Life

You're never too young to start planning for your financial future

No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s never to early–or late–to begin managing…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Navigate Stricter Home Buying Guidelines

5 tips to help you be prepared before closing

Now that credit guidelines are stricter for potential home buyers, some may be wondering how…

By Robin White Goode

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How to Sell Your Online Business

I must sell my online store ASAP. I’ve contacted a broker, but he has no…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Real Estate Insider: 3 Tips for Buying Commercial Real Estate

Real estate news and advice for individuals and investors

In this economy, a foray into commercial real estate may seem like a mistake, but…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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7 Ways to Help Teens Start a Summer Business

With youth unemployment at an all-time high, instead of helping a young person to find a job, how about helping to create one?

As a business coach and someone who built a multi-million dollar company in my 20s,…

By Andrew Morrison

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10 Tips for Writing a Winning E-Book

Use these quick and easy steps to get published

With the advent of technology – we crave information immediately, passionately and succinctly. An electronic…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Do it Yourself!

Today's lesson: Patching a hole in your drywall

From time to time, you may have to make interior improvements to your home such…

By LaToya M. Smith

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How To Get Into Black Enterprise: Pitch The Right Editor

Hint: It's usually NOT the person at the top of the masthead

When it’s time to pitch yourself or your business to Black Enterprise for a possible…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Title Insurance

Understand what title insurance can protect you from before buying a home

Buying a home entails much more than I anticipated. Just when I thought I had…

By LaToya M. Smith

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When Applying to College, Branding Is Key

Five tips to transition from 'student' to 'brand'

Oprah Winfrey and Coca-Cola are probably two of the most recognizable brands in the…

By renita burns

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How to Save $66,000 on Your Mortgage

Bi-monthly loan payments save money and time

What if you could pay off your 30-year mortgage in 22 years?
Would you do it?
Consider…

By Renita Burns

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What You Can Learn From the Wal-Mart Way

Business lessons from the nation's largest retailer

Black Enterprise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle and Alfred Edmond Jr., editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, traveled…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Cutting Edge: Five Tips for Securing a Summer Internship

You may not have a gig yet, but it�s not too late

Summer is approaching, and if you’re bummed because you didn’t get that stellar internship or—let’s…

By Renita Burns

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Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Personal touches can add bang to a wedding without the bucks

Television is overrun with shows about weddings. Some focus on finding a gown, some profile…

By Alisa Gumbs

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How to Plan a Wedding During a Recession

Say "I do" to the marriage but "I don�t" to the debt

There are some things you still need to spend money on, even when the economy’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for First-Time Filers

Don�t let ignorance cost you money, time

If this is your first time filing as an independent, or you’ve just started taking…

By Renita Burns

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1. I Will Live Within My Means

Many people get into a bad habit of spending more than they earn or spending…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3. I Will Effectively Manage my Budget, Credit, Debt, and Tax Obligations

Regardless if you earn $45,000 or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, a budget…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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1. Make sure your investment portfolio has exposure to emerging markets like China and India. They recommend that no more than 10% of your portfolio holdings should be invested in these assets.

4. I Will Save At Least 10% of My Income

It’s not enough to just make ends meet with the salary you are earning. You…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Cutting Edge: Filling Out Your FAFSA

Tap all resources and start early to get the funds you need

If you’re entering college for the first time next fall, or you’re a returning student…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for Small Businesses: Part 2

Noting donated equipment, accurate estimates is key

In my last blog post, “Tax Tips for Small Businesses,” I listed a few tax…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for Small Businesses: Part 1

Avoiding an audit is especially vital in difficult economic climate

“Small business owners and entrepreneurs really get focused on products and services, and don’t spend…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Don’t Get Taken By Your Tax Preparer

Diligence could save you trouble and money

We’re in the heat of tax season and if you haven’t filed yet, a bigger…

By renita burns

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Five Tips for Strengthening Customer Relationships

Five tips for strengthening customer relationships. Providing quality services and products are essential for any…

By Renita Burns

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The Gift of Multi-Purpose Furniture

Save by getting the most use of your key pieces

One (of several) important cost-cutting lessons I learned was to purchase furniture that serves more…

By Renita Burns

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Cutting Edge: My Virtual Trip to the Grocery Store

Put together a meal for under $60!

By Renita Burns

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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