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Powerful Women

The Most Powerful Women in Business 2017

The female executives and entrepreneurs on Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Women in Business list continue…

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Weekend Wellness Tips: Top Faves From Fitness Guru Tony Wells

What a 24-hour fitness lifestyle looks like

As a fitness enthusiast, Tony Wells knows what it takes to maintain an optimum workout…

By Sonia Alleyne

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film reel and clapperboard

Don’t Believe Me, Just Watch

These influential creatives and executives are making waves in the entertainment industry

From the big screen to the smallest, the entertainment landscape has been disrupted. A new…

By Kali Wilder

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Remembering Julian Bond As A Champion of Black Enterprise

A consummate journalist, Bond understood the importance of black-owned media as a voice of empowerment and self-determination for African Americans.

Against a backdrop of activism and achievement, it could be easy to forget that Bond…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Cigar Essentials

Kevin Threat sets the environment

“The cigar is not a cigarette and should not be ashed after every puff. As…

By Sonia Alleyne

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How to Preserve Wealth Through Good Health

Amiya Alexander is helping to save her community from the costly disease of obesity

Amiya Alexander has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and got the idea…

By Jennifer Streaks

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Change Agent

Former political fundraiser now focuses on policies affecting LGBT people of color

After a decade as a political fundraiser for members of Congress, Aisha Moodie-Mills shifted her…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How One Black Super Bowl Vendor Achieves Business and Financial Success

Vonda McPherson’s financial savvy landed her a five-figure contract

Do you have dreams of taking your business to the big leagues?

By Glenn Townes

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The Black Enterprise–ABFF Partnership: Why Black Businesses Need Scale

Aligning, joint venturing, and merging with viable black-owned businesses is vital

When I speak before a group of black entrepreneurs, I often challenge my audience by…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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EY offers global mentoring opportunity to entrepreneurs

[Part 5] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In this fifth and final part, successful global entrepreneurs talk more about booming sectors in…

By Cristie Leondis

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[Part 4] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

This is a special feature on conducting business in one of the …

By Cristie Leondis

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[Part 3] Doing Business in Africa

What you need to know about opportunities in the next business frontier

In the third part of the feature ‘Doing Business in Africa’ successful entrepreneur Tony Elumelu…

By Cristie Leondis

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Are Investment Motifs Good for Your Portfolio?

Explore whether idea-based investing is a viable strategy

What if you could invest in an idea, instead of a specific company, industry, or…

By Bridget McCrea

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What You Should Know About the Roth 401(k)

Determining when to pay taxes could make all the difference in your retirement nest egg

While the Roth 401(k) resembles the Roth IRA as far as the tax situation, the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Should You Do a Crowdfunding Campaign?

Using Crowdfunding for College Financing

Students think like entrepreneurs to meet school expenses

Troutman decided to tap into her social media network on Twitter and Facebook, creating a…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Getting Focused on Finding Work

Four common mistakes that sabotage job seekers

The thought is that years of experience equals relevance in the market. “Many have 30-plus…

By Sonia Alleyne


Best-Selling Author Frans Johannsson: ‘Why Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Success’

Frans Johansson and The Medici Group are new-school innovators looking to bring their solutions to the world of business

It’s hard to believe that before the launch of the iPhone, telecom leaders predicted that…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Hampton University Inc.

How Pres. William R. Harvey’s business approach produced an HBCU set for sustainable longevity

Hampton University president William Harvey gives candid insights on HBCU management efficiency and entrepreneurial innovation.

By Janell Hazelwood

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FTC Updates Online Complaint Site

Changes are coming to FTC complaint features

Complaints are entered into the Consumer Sentinel Network database, and are made available to federal,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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