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The Dow tops 10,000

How the market milestone will affect your portfolio

Boy, what a climb. In last year’s June issue, black enterprise predicted that…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Scavenger hunt

Dawn Alston Paige of Loomis Sayles looks for undervalued mid-caps

It’s Dawn Alston Paige’s job to conduct a daily stock market scavenger hunt. Instead…

By James A. Anderson

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Standing on shaky ground

Green's portfolio produces spotty returns

The market may have recovered from last year’s seismic third quarter, but some…

By Tania Padgett

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Job search expenses

You can deduct certain costs when looking for a new job

Q: The company I worked for recently relocated to another state. Instead of…

By Black Enterprise

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Evaluating annual reports

How to separate fact from fluff

A man’s best friend is his dog, but the investor’s best buddy is the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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School daze

How a Gen-Xer seeks to maintain her portfolio while in grad school

Kimberly Felder knows she has time on her side. Over the past three years,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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It takes money to make money

How you can gain a sizable return from currency trading

From mid-July to late August 1998, the major stock market averages dropped about 20%,…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Give praise

First, learn how to use it effectively

If you’re like most managers, you know the importance of rewarding employees for…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Find your market value

Don’t know how much your job is worth? Forget about generic, outdated salary…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Cover Story

Do you need a cover letter when you submit your résumé online?

“You should never send a résumé through any medium without a cover letter,”…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Mind your manners

Good behavior makes meetings run more smoothly

If you’re like most professionals, meetings are the bane of your existence. But in…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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A piping hot career

Cuba Wadlington Jr. is striking up deals in the natural-gas industry

When the Williams Group decided to spend $3 billion to buy Houston-based Transco Energy…

By Lloyd Gite

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Born to shop

The process is threefold. First, she sets up a consultation. “I meet with…

By Terri P. Guess

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A follower’s guide

In the business world — and society at large — there are two…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Getting to know you

Understand your personality and improve your work role

Brian Lawrence is an account supervisor for a New York City-based company that provides…

By Sonja Mack

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Laugh a little

Don' t take your work so seriously

With so much pressure to do more in less time, it’s easy to…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Three no-fix mistakes

Fall into these snares and kiss deals good-bye

For advice on how to be a top-notch salesperson, you could easily pick…

By Nashad L. Warfield

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Power tripping

Stay alert to avoid a nasty fall

Power struggles are a part of life. And while the game to achieve…

By Kirk Charles

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Don’t get taken for a ride

Everything you need to know to purchase a used car

Are you in the market for a car? If so, here are three good…

By Jay Koblenz

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Help your kids buy smart

Teach your child healthy spending habits

Kids have more discretionary income than ever before, so it’s important that you…

By Monique R. Brown

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Driver’s license Internet scam

If your driving record is less than perfect, don’t be lured by Internet…

By Ann Brown

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The Magic Touch

Earvin Johnson has worked his wizardry on his urban movie theater chain. But will his mastery continue as he seeks to become the country's leading entertainment entrepreneur?

Earvin “Magic” Johnson personifies celebrity. He wears it with style and a casual ease,…

By Eric L. Smith

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Emerging Markets

BE Green Lights Four Foreign Business Propects

By now, you’ve heard of the BEMs, Big emerging markets. While some of these…

By Monique R. Brown

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Fifteen Fabulous Foreign Fellowships

Get work experience in a distant land while keeping your day job

You’ve paid your dues as a fledgling in your field. Now you want to…

By Keisha Anderson

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Going Global

It may not look like the best time to invest overseas. Think again.

These days, it seems that you need a strong constitution, a bottle of aspirin…

By James A. Anderson

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Choose Your Own Adventure

The islands definitely have the action. Here are a few ways to increase your heart rate and your excitement level.

Are you planning to vacation in the Caribbean-again? If you’ve been to any of…

By Lisa Tabb

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Is less more for Parks Sausage?

Sale of the Baltimore plant marks last-ditch effort to keep company afloat

They came in amid much ballyhoo and fanfare in 1996 — set to chalk…

By Cliff Hocker

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Hank Aaron goes to bat for BMW

Famed baseball player signs on as luxury auto dealer franchisee

Hammering Hank Aaron is at bat again. This time he’s swinging for the corporate…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Fast Layne to profits

Sports financial planner tries the franchise route

In the span of 30 years, Earl Layne has gone through many incarnations.…

By Mark W. Wright

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Home sweet home

Homeownership, long an integral part of the American dream, has eluded too many…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Log on to blackcyberspace.com

Venture seeks to create world's largest black community in cyberspace

At least one be 100s CEO is looking to the next millennium by…

By Cliff Hocker

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Making money on the Web

New Website targets African American investors

At a time when the ranks of African Americans investing in financial markets…

By Paula M. White

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The hues behind the news

Is diversity really alive in America's newsrooms?

Despite some progress, newsrooms across the country still have a long way to…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Meet the 1999 nominees

The B.E. Small Business Awards honor excellence in black entrepreneurship

This year, more than 1,200 African American entrepreneurs and executives are expected to attend…

By Gerda Gallop

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The true measure of success

Keeping track of your visitors can help you make your site even better

Throughout this series we’ve guided you from the conception of your Website to its…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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The art of convergence

Combining computer technology with consumer electronics

Far from just a workplace phenomenon, the rapidly changing face of computing is affecting
all…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The new sound of music

MP3 lets you download your favorite songs from the Net

Record companies are always looking for clearer and more efficient ways to distribute music.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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Will tech stocks short circuit?

Wall Street interprets shifts in the Nasdaq

Investors will continue to absorb tech shocks. Major indices will go haywire based…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Bullish on Europe

MSF's Marcus Smith seeks big gains with foreign shares

Even though emerging markets have been ravaged over the past 18 months, Europe has…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cash in on low mortgage rates

B.E. helps you find the best deals around

The interest rate environment continues to be favorable for mortgage borrowers. Thanks to the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Designing a new life

What one family should do with their lump-sum retirement package

Like many American workers, Debra K. Gay is trying to ride out the tumultuous…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Finding value in a sky-high market

Bargains can be found in out-of-favor industries

When it comes to investing, one of the rules of thumb is to…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Dress up your office

Pay special attention to details

You take great pains to pick out clothes and accessories that project a…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Your scores are ready

If you’re preparing to apply to business school, you already know that the…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Great Expectations

Q: I want to submit my résumé to an executive search firm. How…

By Tamara Feaster

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Meantime manager

Lease your expertise as an executive temp

When Karen Hoy, an accounting manager and controller, was downsized in 1997, she used…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Trains, planes and automobiles

Ernesto Butcher keeps New York/New Jersey travelers on schedule

If you want to enter or exit New York City, you’ll have to go…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A TV guide for entrepreneurs

A few coaching tips to avoid on-air errors

An appearance on local or national television is a great opportunity for a small…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Snack food success

GUBA competes against larger firms for market share in peanut business

Roscoe Allen wasn’t sure what type of business he wanted to start until…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Customizing solutions

Interface Teknologies provides personalized information technology consulting

For a young, growing business like Dallas-based Interface Teknologies, competing in the fast-paced…

By Gerda Gallop

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Surviving scams

Tips for identifying frauds targeting small businesses

Did you know that one out of three frauds target small businesses? Call…

By Gerda Gallop

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Dealing and dining

Win them over with great table manners

Would you like to join me for lunch?” For most salespeople, this question…

By Nashad L. Warfield

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(Self) image is everything

But only when you define it

Labels are a part of life. Throughout it, we are constantly confronted with…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Ergonomically correct

Make your office work as hard as you do

You knew that cradling the phone receiver between your neck and head would…

By June Smith Bryant

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Words of wisdom

Sometimes, it's the little ones that count

In 1989, I decided to leave a 25-year career in corporate America and…

By David Crocker

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Avoid top auto repair rip-offs

Short-circuit the scam to get the car service you need

Auto repair rip-off is among the most common ways consumers are separated from their…

By Jay Koblenz

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Compounded purchasing power

Savvy consumers turn to "Closeout News" for big product savings

In the market for name-brand quality athletic gear, evening wear, electronics, jewelry, gadgets…

By Sherri McGee

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Safeguard your health services

Take steps to keep managed care insurance plans in line

Seven out of 10 employers now offer managed healthcare plans to their employees, and…

By Monique R. Brown

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Dataline

From May 2 to June 6, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (520 North 16th…

By Ann Brown

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The Right Stuff

When it comes to selecting an advisor, options. Here's how to make the best choice.

Have you ever wondered what’s the best way to dig yourself out of debt,…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Lessons From The Top

Three of 11 Titans of the B.E. 100s share their trials and triumphs on the climb up

Who runs the nation’s largest black-owned companies? Bootstrap entrepreneurs. Master dealmakers. Innovative inventors. High-risk…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Carrying the torch

Myiti Sengstacke seeks to keep presses rolling at the legendary "Chicago Defender"

It was the early 20th century, and lynch mobs were rampant throughout the South.…

By Jennifer Golson

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Breaking ground at Newsweek

Mark Whitaker named editor of weekly news magazine

Who knew? Truth be told, too many internships consist of glorified grunt work. You…

By Eric L. Smith

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T.E.A. time

The Transportation Equity Act could mean billions for minority construction firms

Would T.E.A. time come to a premature end? That was the fear of some…

By Joyce Jones

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Clark gets carved out of bank’s future

Carver Federal terminates CEO following multimillion-dollar loss

He arrived with much fanfare and may have well been one of the most…

By Eric L. Smith

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Moving on up!

Robust economy creates a surge in minority home buying

Investors weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the stock market windfall last year.…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Picking the perfect PR partner

Hiring someone to toot your company's horn? Here's how to avoid any sour notes

One of the joys of growing your business is hiring good people to…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Turning trash into cash

Goode expands horizons with garbage collection enterprise

Willie K. Goode admits the trash business is not an easy undertaking, but…

By Gerda Gallop

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Temporary challenges

Owner of staffing agency treats growing pains

Patricia Troy is proof positive it pays to persevere. Troy, 43, is president…

By Gerda Gallop

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FAQs

Experts answer your frequently questions about franchising

Q: How much will my initial investment be?
A: Forty-six percent of franchise companies…

By Melba Newsome

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Successful promotional strategies

E&S Gallery hosts a grand re-opening

Sometimes solutions make more sense when they come straight from the source-entrepreneur to entrepreneur.…

By Walter Shannon Jr.

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Have modem will travel

John Williams Jr. runs one of the best travel sites on the Web

Like most busy executives John Williams Jr. travels to business meetings twice a week.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Don’t get stranded in cyberspace

Attract attention to your site on and off the Web

If you’ve followed the tips in this series, you should be well on your…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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What’s in a chip?

The real difference between Intel, AMD and Cyrix processors

If you’re in the market for a new PC, you’ve likely been inundated with…

By Gregg Bishop

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Those internal hurdles

They can trip you up the most

The road to achievement is often long and full of twists and turns.…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Take a stretch break!

Your computer can actually help

Stress and tension is pretty commonplace in the world of work. Throw in…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Think BIG!

Expand your mind and enrich your life

While a student at Yale University in the 1960s, Frederick W. Smith came…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The source of success

It's closer than you know

What if you could pay one flat fee to take three different seminars…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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Put your mechanic in check

Manage your visit to the car repair shop with these savvy strategies

Getting satisfaction on car repairs is one of the most challenging and, all too…

By Jay Koblenz

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IRS drops per-mile driving rate

Business drivers lose 1.5 cents in deductions

For businesspeople who travel by car, any change in the per-mile driving rate…

By Ann Brown

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Making hotels more hospitable

You can influence how you're served when away from home

frican Americans spend $4 billion on travel each year according to the NAACP,…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Travel hassle relief

Advice for trouble-free business and personal trips

Trouble-Free Travel…And What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Attorneys Stephen D. Colwell and…

By Monique R. Brown

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… DATALINE… DATALINE

In celebration of the centennial birthday of music legend Duke Ellington, Marilyn McCoo and…

By Ann Brown

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Spring Auto Guide, 1999

Our picks of the best vehicles this season

1998 proved to be one of the best and most profitable years the auto…

By Jay Koblenz

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COOKING UP DEALS

How two black food companies whipped up lucative partnerships with a major firm

When it comes to forming corporate relationships, Michele Hoskins, founder and president of Michele…

By Mark Anthony Moss

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GOING THE DISTANCE

Many schools are offering graduate degrees via the World Wide Web. Here's what to consider before you decide to log on.

While other night students gulped down fast food en route to their local universities,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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All in the Family

Rating the best and worst fund companies

An oft-quoted maxim is that you can’t choose your family. That may be true-unless…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The 1999 B.E. Guide to Investing

Will the Dow pass the 12,000 mark? Which country will present us with…

By Derek T. Dingle

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A ROCKY CLIMB

Fund investors profited in 1998, but not without some bumps. Here's what's up in 1999.

Mutual fund investors couldn’t help but be dazzled by a Houdini of a stock…

By James A. Anderson

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Taking Stock of Your Retirement Plan

As more companies make a pension switch, you may find that you have lost ground. Here's what you can do to preserve your nest : egg.

When Nicole Johnson-Reece changed jobs 14 months ago, she never realized that the price…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Smart Market Moves

You don't need to gamble in today's market. Our panel of experts give you the best bets for 1999.

Oh, what a ride. Over the past six months, we have witnessed the market’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The best defense?

Market uncertainty forces recession-proof stocks to retreat

The American economy is robust. Fourth-quarter corporate earnings have exceeded expectations. Consumer confidence…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Wired for growth

Analyst Kevin Moore finds hot telecom buys

Even though a myriad of stocks were shot down in last year’s turbulent market,…

By Tania Padgett

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Small caps think big

Companies restructure operations to boost earnings

It seems as if small caps are learning from their large cap cousins: restructure…

By Derek T. Dingle

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In search of high yields

Money funds, CDs provide a stash for your cash

With such vigorous returns from the stock market, you’re probably wondering why anyone would…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Lesson plan for a single parent

How one mother plans her children's college education

LaWanda Greer is like most people who attended college during the Reagan era. As…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Submerging markets

How you can play distressed markets overseas

In reviewing international investments in 1998, the term emerging markets seems like an…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Leaders Of The Digital Economy

Technological innovation has led to new ways of doing business. find out how to turn a profit in the next millennium from these leaders Of the digital economy

He who tries to seize an opportunity after it has passed him by is…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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It’s a Wild, Wireless World

Are you being overcharged for cellular service?Let us show you how to get the most for your money.

Wireless phones, once a luxury of the high-powered business elite, have invaded every space…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Reaping Rewards Long Overdue

But is payout to black farmers coming too late?

Is it a classic case of too little too late? U.S. District Judge…

By Eric L. Smith

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SPG’s Winning Gamble with P&G

Largest black-owned carton company signs $100 million deal with Procter & Gamble

Just months ago, Specialized Packaging Group (No. 85 on the BE Industrial/Service 100…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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A Golden Acquisition

Frank Brooks eyes further expansion with purchase of manufacturing plant

Gold Signature Foods, a newly formed affiliate of Golden West Foods under Brooks…

By Sonja Mack

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High Wattage

Will J.C. Watts be more than just a black face in the Republican chorus?

A funny thing happened in the middle of the Republican revolution. During November’s mid-term…

By Joyce Jones

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Big Brother Works 9 to 5

High-tech surveillance in the workplace is on the rise

In what reads eerily like a corporate version of George Orwell’s 1984, companies…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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High-tech Investing

Elroi picks winning growth stocks

When stock-picker Steven Singleton has an investment suggestion for one of his clients, he…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Wired into Bbargains

Patrick Lyons finds value in the tech sector

Over the past year, technology stocks have been responsible for driving the market to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Are you blue?

Investment clubs put money in blue chips in good and bad times

There is no such thing as a stock for all markets. In seeking…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Cruising for Convertibles

These stock-bond hybrids offer higher returns for savvy investors

Now may be the time for you to get in the driver’s seat with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Allocate Your Assets…

If you want to ride out financial market shifts

Whether it’s saving money to buy a home or planning for your golden years,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Who you bring to an office function could make or break your career

Treena Matthews*, a lawyer with a large Los Angeles-based international law firm, attends her…

By Paula Lynn Parks

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Points of Light

William Spivey helps Lucent shine in the global marketplace

When Lucent Technologies restructured in November of 1997, William Spivey knew that he’d be…

By Hal Karp

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Cheap Publicity

Here's how to make headlines without the help and expense of a public relations firm

Hiring a media or public relations firm for your business is a luxury…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Turning Calls into Cash

Cellular company expands its market base and bottom line through acquisition

The world has gone wireless. Perhaps no one knows that better than Leroy…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Dollars for Scholars

Accounting firm awards scholarships

This year, Padgett Business Services, an international accounting firm headquartered in Athens, Georgia,…

By Black Enterprise

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Medicine Man

Start-up thrives despite hard times in biotechnology

Biotechnology has taken a hit in recent years as investors have become reluctant…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Hiring Hints

Learn how to find and keep top performers

What’s the best way to improve customer satisfaction and boost your bottom line?…

By Feona Sharhran Huff

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Preparing for the Hereafter

Assist your loved ones in funeral planning

Yudelka Sterrett vividly remembers when the call came that her 43-year-old father had been…

By Monique R. Brown

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Cashing in on TECH STOCKS

They may have tremendous potential, but how do you tell the difference between a sure thing and a pipe dream?

Audray McMillian has become wired into tech stocks. After watching share prices for myriad…

By James A. Anderson

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Make Cyber Safety a Family Affair

Internet travel guidelines for you and your children

Last fall, Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which…

By Monique R. Brown

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Local jazz and blues bands jam the first Friday every month at Omaha’s…

By Ann Brown

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HIGH-TECH HOTELS

Technology is being taken a step further by a company called Omron Hospitality…

By Ann Brown

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Cold Calls, Cold Feet?

Here's how to master your fear

Fear: that’s what Joan Burnett felt whenever she made a cold sales call.…

By Iris Randall

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Smile Awhile

Give your face a rest and your spirits a boost

Have you ever been so angry that you just had to smile? Then,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Thank you!

It's OK to pat yourself on the back

If you’re like some professionals, almost nothing beats the feeling of being recognized…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Don’t Worry, Make Money

The two can go hand-in-hand

When singer/musician Bobby McFerrin belted out that head-bopping “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” tune…

By Mark W. Wright

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Hit the Bull’s eye

Take steady aim to secure corporate contracts

Cheryl Watkins Snead, president and CEO of Banneker Industries in Lincoln, Rhode Island, provides…

By Gerda Gallop

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The IRS Entrepreneurs’ Rescue Plan

If you haven't been paying taxes quarterly, and don't have the cash, there is hope and help

If you work for yourself, this can be the time of year when dreams…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Oldest B.E. 100′s Firm Sells L.A. Subsidiary

C.H. James & Son undergoes major restructuring

To grow his company, Charles “Chuck” James is always looking for the next…

By Derek T. Dingle

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First & Goal

These movers and shakers are scoring touchdowns in the NFL

Watching Minnesota Vikings head coach dennis green roam the sidelines during a football game…

By Sherie Holder

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Get In The Game

How to take advantage of public procurement opportunities

Doing business with the federal government for 12 years has been a prosperous roller…

By Gerda Gallop

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Buy the Book

Black bookstores may be the way of the dinosaur. Here's what retailers must do to survive and thrive.

On a warm Sunday afternoon in mid-August, Sherry McGee stood near the front of…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Feeling sluggish?

The reason may be sitting on your plate

To say the least, the macaroni and cheese, barbecue chicken and collard greens…

By June Smith Bryant

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Defying The Myth About Black Companies

Contrary to what you may have heard, working for one can yield many rewards. Here are just a few of them.

Wanted: a hassle-free first job at a great company with unparalleled pay. Where can…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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America’s Most Wanted J-O-B-S

Here are the 10 hottest employment opportunities for the next millennium

Whether you’re just entering the job market or you want to jump-start your current…

By Monique R. Brown

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Seven Keys to a Profitable Investment Club

These three clubs show high returns can be had by following the right path to investing

It was a BLACK ENTERPRISE story about an African American family who gained substantial…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Honey, I Shrunk The Mortgage

Rates are low, and seldom has there been a better time to refinance your mortgage. Here's how, step by step.

Interest rates have fallen to some of the lowest levels in 30 years, and…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Sure & Steady Securities

They may be a boring bunch, but treasuries, munis and utilities look like solid investments this year

For Iris Atkinson-Kirkland, municipal bonds not only represent a security blanket but also a…

By James A. Anderson

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Tees That Bind

Five years of the B.E./Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge has netted numerous business and personal relationships

It couldn’t have worked out better if you’d written it yourself. You’re a small…

By Dorett Smith

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Dancing to a Different Beat

These individuals have bucked convention and found fulfilling jobs off the beaten path

Each February, BLACK ENTERPRISE scopes out unique careers to bring to you. In the…

By Caroline Clarke

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Riding the Wave

The job market is good and your prospects are high. Here's how you can bulletproof your career.

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Mirroring any…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Maintaining grace under fire

Here's how to handle the press when you've got some serious explaining to do

Over the next several issues, Enterprise will present a series of articles on building…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Strategies for spicy profits

Gaining control of distribution spells success for spice firm

Cooking has been in Wendell E. Turner’s blood for years. His father, who…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Engineering know-how

Landing contracts takes determination and preparation

The thought: start a successful minority-owned firm. The plan: obtain the proper degree…

By Sonya Bernard

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Preparing for the euro

What this currency change may mean to your business

The saying “money makes the world go around” has taken on new meaning.…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Bartering bonanza

Trading goods and services with other firms can save you money

A couple of years after starting a graphic arts business in Brooklyn, New York,…

By Paula Lynn Parks

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Capturing top candidates

When the labor market's tight, here's how to attract good employees

Taxes, government regulations and low demand were once the small business owner’s biggest concerns.…

By Melba Newsome

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Peak management

Enhance negotiation and decision-making skills

The American Management Association presents two seminars: Critical Thinking: New Paradigm for Peak…

By Gerda Gallop

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Bouncing back

Tania Padgett

Wall Street’s portfolio managers spent the third quarter of 1998 grimly watching their swan-like…

By Tania Padgett

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When hot stocks turn cold…

Bail out or hold on until they heat up again?

What happens when a stock you love no longer loves you back? Well, in…

By Tania Padgett

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The world according to GARP

Tenured stock-picker Lou Holland outlasts bull and bear markets

Louis A. Holland has been in the stock-picking business since 1968, so he’s used…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Women of Power

Lisa Nichols

Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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Susan L. Taylor Talks Mentorship and Passing on a Legacy via CARES

Sharing tips on passing on a legacy and the need for mentorship, Susan L. Taylor…

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