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Speak up! Get it together! Fireproof your life Break the rules Look back to go forth Printing in the black Siméus Foods eyes expansion Terry takes to the ice UniWorld launches film division Black art appreciation Across the airwaves Should Social Security be privatized? Creating supply for the new workforce Casual for an Interview CLASSIFIED INFORMATION Marriages can last even when jobs don’t Top flight gig A CEO Tale Managing child’s play Let freedom ring Battle of the titans Investing in timeshares Choosing your electric company Free your mind Dataline Cellars in the sky Airlines Tighten Security The big buyback Foreign auto makers tap minority dealers Striking out Held in high esteem Full speed ahead! Making the merger happen GOING FOR THE GOAL! Look out! Carver’s in for a fight A deal turned sour Don’t stay mad… Too scared for words? Up for arbitration Black Investment for the 21st Century Building a better Web site Surf the Web hands free! The future of computer monitors Getting nickeled and dimed? Getting a handle on road rage DATALINE Golf course etiquette Organize those T&E receipts Boost your bottom line through referrals Y2K Rx Profits in print Profiting from promotional products Follow the leaders Safety for less Forecast ’99 3Winning Portfolios TOP 50 COLLEGES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS Global traveler’s guidebook Pro-Line links with venture capital firm Not a temporary gig IntelliSys bids adieu to the B.E. 100s Only in Coming soon to a theater near The debate over Getting high on the More aid for black-owned Heavenly pursuits A cut above the rest Safeguard against sexual harassment . Cyberwise private Battling PC obsolescence Winning the war on bugs Honest Abe gives you a fair Check public records online Low expectations–big gain The power of diversification You’re never too young Our new friend the tax man? To tell the truth Dual benefits The career path less traveled Bouncing back after the ax Casting a wide net Working rights The power behind the stars Partying for profits ‘Role’ call The business of selling your business Opening your doors Investing from scratch Going digital Beyond the call of duty . Ready, set, sell! You snooze, you lose Web sites designed with small firms in mind The aloha spirit B.E.’s Successpert speak Reading for the fun of it New digs for business travelers . Last-minute holiday travel Hillside Inn spreads its wings Beware of airport delays . Global traveler’s guidebook Keeping It in the Family Seeking an Investment Advisor TECH CAREERS 2001 Eloquent Numbers Leader Of The Professional Pack Call Anxiety’s Bluff Will Big-Car Drivers Pay The Price Staying Healthy On The Road Rounding Up Houston Luxury flights return Going solo At the Top Of Their Game Safety first Working The Private Equity Circuit Rolling Your Way To Profits The African American Web Ring Turtle power A Bull Market…In Bonds? A Year-End Run For Mutual Funds Get The Idea? Struggling Up The Legal Ladder All in the family The Grass Isn’t Always Greener Bringing It Home The State Of Small Black Turning Contacts Into Contracts Black Enterprise Auto Guide Give perfectionism the boot Mix Your Cake And Eat It Too Driving Uphill This Signal’s Loud And Clear A daring departure for Gourmet UNCF Targets South Africa . Counting on controversy . Running On Empty Designs For Success Cooking Up A Storm Auto-Matic Fix . Capital Financing Resourceful Advice . Quick Meals Offer Sweet Deals .. Avoid The IT Cash Crunch The Small Office Of Your Dreams Someone To Watch Over You Laying Out The Welcome Mat Wells Fargo Commits $1 Billion In Loans

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Speak up!

Your opinions count too

Kyla Tilton isn’t afraid to make her voice heard. As the former West…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Get it together!

Take control and take off

Ready to gain mastery over your space and time? For self-paced training that…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Fireproof your life

Here's how to avoid burnout

It can happen while you’re working for someone else, or while you’re trying…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Break the rules

…and still be successful

Think there’s only one path to success? If so, pick up No Rules:…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Look back to go forth

A young entrepreneur shares how

I made the first contract bid for my legal transcription company four years…

By Kirk Charles

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Printing in the black

Detroit-based Wintor-Swan Associates presses ahead

Wintor-Swan Associates Inc., a $25 million Detroit-based printer whose clientele include Kmart, National…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Siméus Foods eyes expansion

Largest black-owned food manufacturer acquires North Carolina facility

SimĂ©us Foods International (SFI), a leading food sup- plier for some of the…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Terry takes to the ice

Terry Manufacturing shoots and scores with Major League Hockey gear

Terry Manufacturing Co. Inc. (TMC), will be doing more than simply watching from…

By Cliff Hocker

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UniWorld launches film division

New branch will market Hollywood films to black audience

Capitalizing on the growing demand for black-themed theatrical films, UniWorld Group Inc. announced…

By Eric L. Smith

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Black art appreciation

Two major sales noted in African American art

Gently, gently. Handle that piece of original African American art hanging over your…

By Sonja Mack

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Across the airwaves

Radio One continues expansion with purchase of Allur-Detroit

Radio One is at it again. Following on the recent acquisition of Bell…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Should Social Security be privatized?

BE economist members look at both sides of the issue

The Social Security Board of Trustees 1998 report estimates that income from FICA payroll…

By Eric L. Smith

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Creating supply for the new workforce

U.S. companies struggle to fill worker shortage gap in Information Technology

As the millennium approaches, American companies are scrambling to fill a growing worker…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Casual for an Interview

When every day is "dress down," what should you wear?

These days, it’s more common to see professionals dressed in khakis and sport…

By Cassandra Hayes

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CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

Q: What is the most effective way to answer a want ad?
A: Classified…

By Donna Ladson

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Marriages can last even when jobs don’t

Respect, understanding and love kept this couple afloat when their jobs bottomed out

Shirlee and Harold Haizlip are enormously successful by every measure. Confident and dynamic, Shirlee,…

By Caroline Clarke

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Top flight gig

Name: Stephanie M. Malby
Occupation: Flight engineer
Duties: Assist captain and first officer by monitoring…

By Donna Ladson

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A CEO Tale

Think you’re ready for the CEO seat? If you’re a senior manager or…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Managing child’s play

Gary White takes the playground indoors and Gymboree's profits upward

Gary White wants to have the biggest and best sandbox on the playground. As…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Let freedom ring

Atlanta-based firm champions African American Web sites

Where do you go when you want to find African American content on the…

By Jacqueline Jones

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Battle of the titans

Quicken 99 and Money 99 go head to head

Rather than try to topple Intuit’s strangle-hold on the personal finance software market, Microsoft…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Investing in timeshares

Today's vacation clubs offer good value and accommodations for consumers looking to get away

For their 10th anniversary, Willie and Elizabeth Hurd wanted to spend four days at…

By W. Roger Witherspoon

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Choosing your electric company

More of us are getting to decide who's going to turn on the lights at home

After sifting through a mountain of off-the-wall enticements, consumers in New England became the…

By Cheryl Coward

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Free your mind

New and noteworthy books about, by and for African Americans

Anthology
Sacred Bond: Black Men and Their Mothers by Keith Michael Brown (Little, Brown &…

By Sonja Mack

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Dataline

PBS launches its Black History Month programs with “I’ll Make Me A World:…

By Ann Brown

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Cellars in the sky

Frequent fliers are frequent wine drinkers, according to a study done by American…

By Ann Brown

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Airlines Tighten Security

Stop. No longer can you check your bags curbside, then dash off and…

By Ann Brown

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The big buyback

Williams Capital Group employees take full stock of future

When Williams Capital Group CEO Christopher Williams makes up his mind to do…

By Denise K. Douglas

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Foreign auto makers tap minority dealers

Jaguar, Nissan put black dealers behind the wheel

After years of talking about adding color to its dealer base, Jaguar is…

By Eric L. Smith

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Striking out

Black coaches find closed doors in the college ranks

African American players may dominate college football fields and basketball courts, but behind…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Held in high esteem

Here' s how to give your self-worth a boost

Never have anything good to say about yourself? Do you always tend to…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Full speed ahead!

Gas up your success tank with these strategies

Looking for a good book to start off the year? Try Success Strategies…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Making the merger happen

Willard Brittain paves the way for PricewaterhouseCoopers

In the summer of 1997, when Price Waterhouse set its sights on merging with…

By Hal Karp

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GOING FOR THE GOAL!

Forget half-hearted resolutions. Here's a surefire plan to help you meet your objectives this year.

Every New Year’s Eve, the ritual is the same. Loved ones and strangers come…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Look out!

S&P newsletter is chock full of market skinny

We’d all have to agree that a sure, dependable source for the lowdown…

By James A. Anderson

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Carver’s in for a fight

Shareholders tell Harlem bank they're not buying its plans

You might say Carver Bancorp (Amex: CNY) has a plate full of worries. During…

By Dwight Oestricher

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A deal turned sour

Kevin Copeland is seeking to reclaim Copeland Beverage Group

Why cry over spilled milk if you can file a lawsuit instead? That’s what…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Don’t stay mad…

Make disappointment work for you

It took Anita Bunkley roughly five years to write Emily, The Yellow Rose,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Too scared for words?

Learn how to give stage fright the boot

Franchella Slater was always sociable and outgoing. So when she was asked to…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Up for arbitration

How to get the most out of alternative dispute resolution programs

That’s it! You’re convinced that you didn’t get the promotion because of your age.…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Black Investment for the 21st Century

As calls for blacks to invest more aggressively become more insistent, our Board of economists examines the potential for building wealth in the new millennium

Well, the blinders had to come off at some point. After decades of being…

By Eric L. Smith

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Building a better Web site

A great site starts with a great plan

Web surfers are ready to spend money. With a small investment of time and…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Surf the Web hands free!

Conversa Web lets your voice do the clicking

Surfing the Web no longer has to be strictly point and click. Conversa…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The future of computer monitors

Flat panel displays are making their way to your desktop

Is your computer monitor hogging space on your desk? Soon you’ll be able to…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Getting nickeled and dimed?

Here's how phone companies are simplifying your phone bill Karen Gutloff

Does your phone bill read more like the phone book? Endless pages of charges…

By Karen Gutloff

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Getting a handle on road rage

What you need to know to put your anger at bay

It begins with a stiff neck, an occasional leg cramp or a racing…

By Kevin Anderson

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DATALINE

Bold costumes, music, dance and 10,000 people are the ingredients for the Bahamas…

By Ann Brown

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Golf course etiquette

Carl Williams, founder of Sports & Entertainment, Inc., an L.A.-based company that manages…

By Ann Brown

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Organize those T&E receipts

Tired of having your travel and entertainment receipts in disarray? Make organizing them…

By Ann Brown

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Boost your bottom line through referrals

How others can help increase your profits

No doubt you’ve asked a friend or colleague to recommend a good plumber or…

By Gerda Gallop

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Y2K Rx

IMRI finds technical solutions for firms with computer woes

Even techno-phobes have heard of the millennium bug-the glitch that could cause a…

By Melba Newsome

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Profits in print

Regional magazine targets African Americans

A successful magazine launch is no small feat-about 400-500 magazines start each year,…

By Lisa Summerour

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Profiting from promotional products

Follow these steps to market your business

Troy Nalls, president of Answer Austin Inc., an Austin, Texas, voice-mail service, likes…

By Mark Richard Moss

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Follow the leaders

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em in the market, says Paradigm's Russ Ewing

As a strategy, it can be summed up in one word: tailgating. Portfolio manager…

By James A. Anderson

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Safety for less

A lower price makes treasury bonds more affordable for all

There’s good news and bad news for bond investors. First, if the tremors,…

By Olayinka Fadahunsi

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Forecast ’99

What are the best financial moves to make this year? Here's a look at key investments to build wealth while buffering market bumps.

Goldilocks finally choked on her porridge. For years, the U.S. has enjoyed a "not…

By Donald Jay Korn

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3Winning Portfolios

If you had $10,000 to invest, wherewould you put your money? We ask top money managers to share their strategies and picks.

Dear Mr. or Ms. Overachiever, you with the tower of resolutions so high you’ll…

By James A. Anderson

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TOP 50 COLLEGES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

Daystar Research's exclusive report for Black Enterprise reveals the schools with the best environments for black collegians

When Lisa Hollingsworth was searching for a college three years ago, she could have…

By Thomas LaVeist

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Global traveler’s guidebook

When you’re traveling to an unfamiliar country on business, it helps to know…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Pro-Line links with venture capital firm

Haircare company plans to use financing to grow market share

Pro-Line Corp. recently received a $5 million investment–with access to an additional $15 million-from…

By Paula M. White

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Not a temporary gig

Blair Temporaries wins share of $50 million contract from BellSouth

Blair Temporaries and Staffing Inc. (BTSI) was selected as the only minority-owned agency…

By Paula M. White

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IntelliSys bids adieu to the B.E. 100s

New partnership leaves company no longer majority black-owned

For years, CEO Reginald English’s dream was to place his company, IntelliSys Technology…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Only in

Boxing promoter Don King purchases black-owned newspaper

Over the past several decades, the dubious trials and tribulations of boxing promoter…

By Ann Brown

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Coming soon to a theater near

BET moves ahead with plans to create movie production company

It’s been an idyllic fantasy of black entertainers in Hollywood for decades–a black-owned…

By Kevin Anderson

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The debate over

Hate-crime bill stirs rancor on the Hill

Few can shake the grisly images evoked by the brutal killing of James Byrd…

By Joyce Jones

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Getting high on the

Companies pay the price for employee substance abuse

When you picture a drug abuser, do you imagine someone in a suit…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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More aid for black-owned

Loan funds made available through diversity initiatives

A new partnership between the NAACP and the U.S. Small Business Administration is proving…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Heavenly pursuits

Stafford's Ethnic Collectibles creates holiday keepsakes

When we die and go to heaven, don’t we all turn into white…

By Melba Newsome

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A cut above the rest

Barbershop offers more than just haircuts

Robert Freeman is dispelling the notion that barbershops are just for haircuts and…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Safeguard against sexual harassment .

Changes in the law encourage employers to strengthen policies

A recent Supreme Court ruling that an employer can be held liable for…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Cyberwise private

Cyveillance protects copyright and trademark rights on the Internet

Often called the new frontier, the World Wide Web conforms to few rules, including…

By Joyce Jones

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Battling PC obsolescence

Nexar's computers keep you in step with technology

Has the inexorable march of technological innovation kept you waiting on the sidelines for…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Winning the war on bugs

Keep up-to-date on the latest computer viruses

You can never have enough information on computer viruses. With vindictive virus programmers…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Honest Abe gives you a fair

Music producer Kashif's software gives you the lowdown before the deal

How many times have you heard about record artists who sign contracts only…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Check public records online

Get the facts on potential clients and business associates

Public records have always been a good source of information on companies and…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Low expectations–big gain

Quinn Stills says neglected stocks often pack a surprise punch

Growth, growth and more growth. It seems that everywhere you turn, there are mutual…

By James A. Anderson

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The power of diversification

Electronics retailer's stock helps Hamilton Lewis' portfolio finish up for the year

The portfolio: There’s a good reason why investment pros keep harping on diversification:…

By James A. Anderson

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You’re never too young

Investment clubs help teens conquer the world of stocks

The stock market is kid stuff for the S.G. Junior In,vestment Club (SGJIC). That…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Our new friend the tax man?

So the IRS is changing... what does it mean for you?

If you’ve ever been audited, you know them as tough tax folks who don’t…

By Olayinka Fadahunsi

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To tell the truth

Be frank, but constructive, on 360-degree appraisals

The tables have finally turned. You’ve been asked to rate your boss performance…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Dual benefits

With dual-career couples representing 45% of the workforce, the demand for more family-friendly employee benefits…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The career path less traveled

Q: I’ve been in marketing for the past three years and want to…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Bouncing back after the ax

Out of work? Don't sulk; you can make a quick career comeback.

After punching the clock for four years at Chase Manhattan Bank, getting laid off…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Casting a wide net

Can't place the face? Kimberly Hardin does, on Hollywood's big and small screens

How would you like to be the person who cast Halle Berry and Chris…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Working rights

Donna Ladson

How can you tell when workplace events go from unpleasant to illegal? The…

By Donna Ladson

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The power behind the stars

If these professionals didn't handle their business, our favorite entertainers wouldn't shine so brightly

Sinclair Jones was a frustrated New York lawyer with a penchant for the entertainment…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Partying for profits

A handful of aggressive entrepreneurs are learning there's money to be made in managing entertainment festivals around the globe--but corporate sponsorship is still the key to success

Summertime has its rituals. For some, that means a romantic Memorial Day picnic for…

By Eric L. Smith

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‘Role’ call

The right internship can help you land the career of a lifetime

“No experience necessary” is music to the ears of anyone in search of a…

By MarcArthur St. Juste

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The business of selling your business

Time to let go of your company? Well, don't rush it. Here's how to get that final handshake with something to show for your efforts.

Gary Murray started Sylvest Management Systems Corp., a computer systems integration company, out of…

By Mark Richard Moss

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Opening your doors

African American innkeepers share the ups and downs of operating a bed and-breakfast

The idea of owning and managing a bed-and-breakfast or country inn may seem like…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Investing from scratch

If a lack of cash has kept you out of the market, here are three low-cost ways to get in

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses. When it comes to getting into the stockman, there always seems…

By James A. Anderson

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Going digital

Here's what you need to modernize your home-theater system

With the new digital look of home Theater that’s being touted this holiday season,…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Beyond the call of duty .

If you want to succeed--overachieve!

Like most professionals, Bakari Adeyemi is only required to work about 40 hours…

By MarcArthur St. Juste

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Ready, set, sell!

Can you be an Olympic caliber salesperson?

As a child, you had the best-selling lemonade stand on your block. People…

By Iris Randall

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You snooze, you lose

Robyn D. Clarke

Sleep attacks: they always seem to creep up at the wrong time. Whether…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Web sites designed with small firms in mind

With one click of the mouse, the free information from these Web sites can save you time and money--and help give your business a competitive edge.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (www.usps.com). This Web site is guaranteed to cut down on…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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The aloha spirit

California native flexes his entrepreneurial muscles in Hawaii

When Paul a. Staples went on vacation to Hawaii in 1984, he had no…

By Denolyn Carroll

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B.E.’s Successpert speak

“Staples’ ambitious attitude is that of a true entrepreneurial champion,” says Lakisha Marie…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Reading for the fun of it

Here's what it takes to start your very own book club

In bookstores and living rooms across the country, African American book lovers are having…

By Joyce Jones

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New digs for business travelers .

An alternative to the same old hotel rooms

Tired of hotel rooms that all look alike? A short-term apartment rental may…

By Ann Brown

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Last-minute holiday travel

Q: I still need to make holiday travel plans, but I’ve missed out…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Hillside Inn spreads its wings

Black-owned Pocono resort plans $5 million expansion

Albert and Odetta Murray fulfilled a dream of providing old-fashioned warmth, good food and…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Beware of airport delays .

Ann Brown

During this busy travel season, airport construction nationwide may cause a few hassles.…

By Ann Brown

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Global traveler’s guidebook

When you’re traveling to an unfamiliar country on business, it helps to know…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Keeping It in the Family

Operating a family-owned company takes more than just rounding up mom, dad and the kids. Here are tips to keep your family firm fit.

When he was five years old, Terrance Z. Jackson started working in his family’s…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Seeking an Investment Advisor

The Jacksons knew they needed help with their wealth-building strategy--here's how they finally found the right financial planner

Talk about a change of heart. Not so long ago, Dawn and Scott Jackson…

By James A. Anderson

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TECH CAREERS 2001

It is one of the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. Here's where the jobs are and how to get the skills to land them.

If you’ve ever watched daytime or late-night tv you’ve probably seen the commercials for Apex,…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Eloquent Numbers

A pro explains how a well-done financial statement can help turn a potential investor into your biggest backer

Raising money from outside investors is fundamentally an act of financial communication. Ultimately, success…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Leader Of The Professional Pack

Here are 10 ways to stand out from the crowd
For every business endeavor,…

By Black Enterprise

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Call Anxiety’s Bluff

Barry Ray is an attorney and motivational speaker in Dayton, Ohio and play…

By Barry Ra

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Will Big-Car Drivers Pay The Price

What the debate over SUVs may mean for owners

William and Janice Lykes believe that only a sport utility vehicle (SUV) can withstand…

By Jacqueline Mitchell

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Staying Healthy On The Road

How business travelers can take charge of their well-being

Business traveler Chris Watkins, owner and manager of a Los Angeles-based sales, marketing…

By Ann Brown

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Rounding Up Houston

Business travelers can find a warm Southern welcome when the day is done

Now that Houston has made history by electing its first African American mayor, Lee…

By Lloyd Gite

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Luxury flights return

The recent domestic airline alliances and the overall surge in passengers have many…

By Ann Brown

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Going solo

Nearly 54% of all travelers traveled alone last year, says the Travel Industry…

By Ann Brown

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At the Top Of Their Game

These companies emerged as B.E.'s 1998 Small Business Entrepreneurs of the Year-Emerging Company, Business Innovator, Rising Star and Kidpreneur

Despite a host of challenges, including lack of adequate start-up capital, competition from larger…

By Gerda Gallop

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Safety first

Seligman's Rodney Collins outlines an approach for a sound portfolio

What’s the difference between the stock market and a pleasure cruise? After a long…

By James A. Anderson

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Working The Private Equity Circuit

Are you a prime candidate for venture capital or other private investment backing? Here's how to get in the game.

Buyout specialist john Douglas has seen the best and the worst of private equity…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Rolling Your Way To Profits

Using vending carts to sell everything from hot dogs to handbags has become big business. Here's how to turn your modular merchandising venture into a moneymaking machine.

Vera moore, owner of vera moore cosmetics, discovered the true meaning–and beauty–of mobile merchandising…

By Wendy M. Beech

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The African American Web Ring

www.halcon.com/halcon/1ring.html

Finding sites of interest to African Americans can be tough, especially if you…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Turtle power

Did slow and steady work for Ariel's McKissack?

Talk about getting paid for going out on a limb. In Private Screening…

By James A. Anderson

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A Bull Market…In Bonds?

Mark Lay looks to juice up staid Treasury yields

By now you’ve heard investing experts go on about what had been a bull…

By Melissa Bradford

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A Year-End Run For Mutual Funds

Do all funds carry the same tax bite?

Conventional wisdom says that investing money in a stock mutual fund late in the…

By James A. Anderson

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Get The Idea?

Package, pitch and deliver winning ideas at work

You rack your brain for ideas after the boss discussed increasing office productivity.…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Struggling Up The Legal Ladder

Minorities in corporate law departments are still fighting to break through the glass…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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All in the family

In the book Black Families in Corporate America, author few other sociologists have…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

You thought it was your dream job, but it isn't--what next?

“I don’t want to go to work, I hate it!” Do these words sound…

By C.J. Hayden

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Bringing It Home

Gail Snowden helps BankBoston lead the nation in community banking

Having grown up in Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood, Gail Snowden knows about the inner…

By Hal Karp

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The State Of Small Black

Gerda D. Gallop

AFRICAN AMERICAN-owned businesses have always fought for a larger share of the proverbial American…

By Gerda Gallop

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Turning Contacts Into Contracts

B.E.'s Entrepreneurs Conference enabled black business owners to develop lucrative deals.

The annual Black Enterprise/NationsBank Entrepreneurs Conference has proven to be an education of sorts…

By Dorett Smith

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Black Enterprise Auto Guide

Reviews of 36 new vehicles arriving in 1999

The big buzz on the automotive front lately has been about business, overshadowing even…

By Jay Koblenz

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Give perfectionism the boot

Strive instead to put forth your best effort

Debra Chatman Finley knows no one’s perfect, but it took her years to…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Mix Your Cake And Eat It Too

It will be sweeter if you enjoy the process

If you’re thinking about ditching a project or goal because the results are…

By Black Enterprise

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Driving Uphill

Report cites deficiencies in GM's Minority Dealers Development Program

The fact that many African American auto dealers across the country are stuck in…

By Lloyd Gite

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This Signal’s Loud And Clear

Radio One Inc. purchases Detroit's Bell Broadcasting Co.

Radio One Inc. is kicking up the volume as it makes moves to…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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A daring departure for Gourmet

B.E. 100s concern branches out into campus management

Perhaps managing a multimillion dollar food service empire wasn’t enough to keep Gourmet…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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UNCF Targets South Africa .

Multimillion-dollar agreement will strengthen curriculum, administration and schools

The United Negro College Fund was awarded a five-year, $21.9 million contract aimed…

By Paula M. White

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Counting on controversy .

Debate rages over 2000 census and statistical sampling

When it comes to conducting the 2000 census, the one thing you can count…

By Joyce Jones

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Running On Empty

Black Auto Dealers Are Spinning Their Wheels

Glance quickly at the numbers and you’d assume minority auto dealers were in…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Designs For Success

African American architectural firms snag major projects

Urban areas are undergoing dramatic changes and providing key opportunities for African American architects…

By Bernadette Adams Davis

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Cooking Up A Storm

Mother and son team up as restaurateurs

In 1994, mother and son, Margaret and Robert Gardenhire, decided to transform two…

By Lisa Summerour

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Auto-Matic Fix .

Firm offers stress-free auto repair

In early 1996, Emilie Kernisan opened Desert Star Claims with the idea of…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Capital Financing

Venture Fair highlights venture capital opportunities

The 1998 Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair, presented by the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group and…

By Black Enterprise

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Resourceful Advice .

Tips for starting a business

Every entrepreneur knows that one of the toughest tasks when starting a business…

By Ann Brown

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Quick Meals Offer Sweet Deals ..

Three fast food chains available in one franchise agreement

Clayton Turnbull was first introduced to franchising at age 15, while working at McDonald’s.…

By Melba Newsome

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Avoid The IT Cash Crunch

Buying technology for your firm doesn't have to break the bank

No matter what kind of business you’re in, information technology is likely to be…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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The Small Office Of Your Dreams

If you're building a SOHO, here are some must-have items

Keeping abreast of the latest technology is important for a SOHO (small office/home office).…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Someone To Watch Over You

NetShield protects networks from malicious viruses

Keeping a single PC virus-free can be trying. Keeping an entire local area…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Laying Out The Welcome Mat

Cendant Corp. signs hotel franchise deals with black ownership groups

Cendant Corp. is looking for a few good innkeepers. Hot on the heels of…

By Herbert L. White

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Wells Fargo Commits $1 Billion In Loans

Loan program eyes small business growth nationwide

Wells Fargo just gave small business owners about I billion reasons to smile.…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Women of Power

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10 African Women of Power

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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