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Essence Of Entertainment

Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) expanded its influence recently with the establishment of a…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Carving A New Path

Carver Bancorp teams with McCall, NYBDC to increase minority loans by $200 million

Often the biggest obstacle for African American businesses to hurdle is access to…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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TLC Sells Beverage Biz

Not quite a year removed from divesting itself of a mammoth fond division…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Leveling The Field

Clinton's new rules offer 10% price credit to minority firms

For three years, the black business community has waited patiently for President Clinton to…

By Joyce Jones

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Closing the retirement savings gap

There's Still Time To Build A Golden Nest Egg

Americans–particularly women and minorities–must start saving more aggressively today for a financially secure…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Turn Customer Data Into Company Profits

Customer feedback: It's how you use it that impacts your bottom line

How much is your average customer worth to you? Whether you operate a tire…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Designing Woman

Regional designer is working to make it big in retail

Tamika Riley is your average Type A personality–she moves quickly, talks even faster…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Alaska On Tour

Alaskan tour operator opens market to African Americans

Before Grady O’Bryant came along, Fairbanks, Alaska, was a town with a lot…

By Kevin Anderson

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Citigroup Banks On Small Business

Major financial institution commits $115 billion in loans and investments

Citigroup, the product of the merger between Citicorp and Travelers Group, has made…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman

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Environmental Know-How

Small businesses can tap into the EPA to learn about compliance

Business owners in the auto service and repair, agriculture and printing industries, among…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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You Can Take It With You

Mobile computing took to make your business trip a pleasure

Size does matter, especially in the world of mobile computing. Professionals on the run…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Tricks Of The Trail

Make the most of your digital life on the road

Juggling a laptop, spare battery, cables and printer isn’t as much of a problem…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Computing On-The-Go

Technology has made it possible to have a virtual office no matter how…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Apple Bites Back

Can the computer maker's latest offerings stall the wolf at the Gates?

Apple’s bumper crop of new products has generated a level of attention and optimism…

By John W. Ellis IV

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Searching Hot Sectors For Big Gains

TIAA-CREF's Martin hunts for big players in growth industries

Pity the working portfolio manager. He or she is doomed to butt heads with…

By James A. Anderson

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Knights Of The Roundtable

Here's how our panel of experts fared this past year

They came. They foresaw. And, by and large, they conquered. Last year, BE…

By James A. Anderson

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Blue Revenues For Big Blue’s Client

IBM's computer outsourcing whims cause OAO woes

In business, small companies will always tell you that it helps to have influential…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Investing As Child’s Play

There are funds for children that put their weekly allowance to work now for the future

Learning financial responsibility, like eating leafy green veggies, is obviously good for your children.…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Interview Blunders

Five things you didn't know that can mar your first impression

During an interview, your answers to questions are not all that matters. Nowadays,…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Motivating Your Mentor

Q: I’ve been assigned a company mentor. However, our relationship is not what…

By Black Enterprise

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The Rising Costs Of Meetings

Corporate meetings not only cost you time–they may also be costing your company…

By Kellye M. Garrett

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Time For A Break?

Take a sabbatical and return with an expertise that enriches both you and the company

When Craig Owen White turned 40 last year, he took stock of his life.…

By Paula Lynn Parks

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Down Home Hospitality

In 1993, after five and a half years as a naval air traffic…

By Donna Ladson

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In The Lead

If you want to be more persuasive and influential in your career, Getting…

By Black Enterprise

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How To Survive In A Volatile Stock Market

Until the market slowed, a bang-up start to 1998 had investors eager for more. Our experts map out what to expect now.

For investors young and old, experienced or green, it’s head-scratching time. And what’s got…

By James A. Anderson

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Where There’s A Will

Having a comprehensive estate plan is not just for the rich. Plan now to make your loved ones' lives easier after you're gone.

For Cicily O’bryant, it was the Death of her husband. For Eugene Parker, it…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Those Wedding Bell … Greens?

Making sure your fiscal goals are compatible before you hit the altar makes sense. Here's how to ensure a smooth financial road together.

All too often, newlyweds barely make it through the honeymoon phase. They’re soon at…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Screening for Investment Gold

Thanks to new online software, you can tailor your stock portfolio like the pros

Investors, behold. HERE, in the guise of a simple software package, is your miracle.…

By James A. Anderson

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THE FUNDMASTER

New york state comptroller H. Carl Mccall is leveraging pension fund dollars into fiscal activism

The squint that sometimes wrinkles his brow could easily be mistaken for a scowl,…

By Matthew S. Scott

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The Wall Street Project: What Does It Mean For You?

How Jesse Jackson's focus on the financial markets could make a difference

Jesse Jackson has one of the most distinctive voices in the world. No doubt…

By Eric L. Smith

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The Business Factory

Small business incubators are vital to creating thriving new enterprises. Here's how urban communities can band together to build their own.

Della L. Clark compares the West Philadelphia Enterprise Center (WPEC) to major league baseball’s…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Get More Out Of Your Career

Work Less, Make More tells how to find job fulfillment and earn more money to boot

You have many reasons why you’re not working less and making more. I’ve heard…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Buying Luxuries On A Budget

How to save and invest on big ticket luxury items, just like the experts do

We all like nice things. Purchasing a luxury item now and then transports us…

By Jeff Bredenberg

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Faith at Work

It is possible to be spiritual at the office

An unspoken phenomenon is resurfacing in the workplace, and slowly forcing corporations to…

By June Smith Bryant

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Racing Toward Excellence

Here's how you can reach the finish line

Do you want to achieve independence of mind, pocket and soul? Read about…

By MarcArthur St. Juste

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Failed But Not Defeated

You can start over after temporary setbacks

Michael A. Grant, J.D., is a motivational consultant and speaker in Nashville, Tennessee
Charles…

By Michael A. Grant

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Time is Money

So Get Organized To Make The Most Of It

Macey Bullock’s ebony desk is usually hidden beneath piles of documents. After answering…

By Nicole Graves

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Sorting Through The Mail

Beware: your mailbox could be a magnet for fraud

Mary Ann Campbell is still scratching her head, wondering how her name and address…

By Joyce Jones

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Returning Lemons

A look at how defective products are recalled

Ever wonder how a product comes to be recalled? Nicolette Humphries, spokesperson at…

By Ann Brown

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Miles for your mortgage

These days you can earn frequent flier miles with just about any purchase,…

By Ann Brown

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Baggage Heaven

Lost any luggage at the airport lately? It may just wind up at…

By Ann Brown

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African Brews

Imported beers are cooling off the season and heating up the market

While dining out with friends over the years, Edmund Nosegbe, president and CEO of…

By Joyce Jones

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The Entrepreneur in You

One of the most powerful and uniquely American passions of our times is…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Hair Care Firms Get Ownership Makeover

The sale of Soft Sheen and Johnson Products signal industry consolidation

It’s on! The battle to dominate the ethnic hair care market started in earnest…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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A Direct Path To The Public Market

Advanced Engineering Design hopes DPO will raise $2 million

Small business owners who don’t exactly meet the specifications for a professional underwriter to…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due

First Municipal Credit Corp. wins lucrative contract from Maryland

First Municipal Credit Corp. (FMCC), a black-owned lease finance company, was recently awarded…

By Paula M. White

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Making a special acquisition

Specialized Packaging Inc. finalizes purchase of Canadian carton company

BE 100s CEO Carlton L. Highsmith has been busy of late designing more…

By Chandrika M. Jones

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Will New Bill Help Africa Or Exploit It?

African Growth and Opportunity Act splits CBC and other black officials

What could possibly be wrong with a bill that pledges to strengthen the economy…

By Joyce Jones

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Dellums to Head HIM

After serving 27 years as the distinguished congressman from Berkeley, California, Ronald V.…

By Joyce Jones

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A Costly Matter Of Life Or Death

Taxpayers pay a high price for capital punishment

As weighty issues go, the death penalty certainly incites passionate debate. But emotional…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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New And Improved Service

Product sampling and test-marketing can help you refine your business

Major manufacturers are constantly touting new and improved versions of existing products or claiming…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Jamaican Eatery Creates Spicy Revenues

Jerk Machine Inc. is on the way to franchising

The name for Jerk Machine Inc., Desmond and Catherine Malcolm’s south Florida chain…

By Mark Richard Moss

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Lending a Hand

New network keeps start-ups on track

The National Business Alliance, a newly formed not-for-profit network of CPAs, attorneys, lending…

By Black Enterprise

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Catering Creative Occasions

Successful California entrepreneur hosts events for all reasons and seasons

Rena Puebla, 44, knew she had a knack for event planning. As an employee…

By Jayne Cubbage

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Choosing The Best Corporate Structure

Selecting the right legal entity is key for your business

One of the most fundamental decisions you make when getting your business off the…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Say ‘So Long’ To Snail Mail

E-mail: squeeze more power from a great business tool

We laughed at the Beverly Hillbillies for hauling water into the mansion from the…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Make the Upgrade

Taking apart o computer isn’t rocket science. In fact, in his latest book,…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A New Kind Of Internet Chat

Telephone companies are charging into the Internet telephony

Sure, the Internet can provide your business with a worldwide audience, but what about…

By John W. Ellis IV

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An Ounce Of Prevention

Copy your hard drive before upgrading your operating system

You couldn’t wait until Windows 98 hit the street, but are you really…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Crunching The Numbers For Profit

Portfolio manager Ken Johnson doesn't necessarily take the company line

You might say Kenneth Johnson has a philosophy that’s in step with this era…

By James A. Anderson

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Globetrotting The Market

Bill Roach's stocks set off for a journey around the world

The portfolio. This year, it’s been hard to ignore the effect overseas markets…

By James A. Anderson

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Giving Uncle Sam His Dues

The IRS wants your club's capital gains. Here's how to lessen your tax liability.

If you’re in an investment club, there’s more to November 26 than Thanksgiving and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Quest To Leverage Capital

COBI espouses an investment mindset for building black wealth

What does a hip-hop recording have to do with investing? A lot, says Duane…

By Laura Egodigwe

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A Tempest In A Teapot

How to manage the emotional employee

You’ve just promoted a staff member. Another employee, who thought he should have…

By Monique R. Brown

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Launching a satellite career

Satellite television and cable have served up a bevy of entertainment options for…

By Black Enterprise

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Convention Buy In

Q: I want to attend one of the national black professional conferences this…

By S.R. Mitchell

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High-Tech Tools Shorten The Job Search

Successfully maneuver through the new interviewing technology and get the job

Answering a classified for an account executive, Keith Davis dialed the toll-free number listed.…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Manufacturing Genius

Roy Perry is moving production full speed ahead at Dell Computer

When Roy Perry went to work for Dell Computer, it took him only two…

By Hal Karp

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15 Franchises You Can Run From Home

You don't have to leave the house to become an entrepreneur. You just need to grab one of these great franchise opportunities.

If your desk can be found in your den rather than an office building,…

By Gerda Gallop

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Diversity Watch

Two companies' diversity efforts are screened and evaluated by the experts

Diversity initiatives continue to make inroads in American corporations. According to a 1998 study…

By Shari Caudron

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The Road to Winning Credit

Keeping yourself on track takes planning, practice and loads of discipline

NONMORTGAGE consumer debt in the U.S. is currently $1.3 trillion. That equals about $4,600…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Investment Tip-Offs From Management

Here are 4 ways executives let you know business is good and company stocks may be headed upward

Psst. Want a hot stock tip? Looking for the scoop on what’s going on…

By Laura Egodigwe

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5 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business

Having these basic truths under your belt will help your chances of a successful launch

There are countless opportunities to run into brick walls in the exciting world of…

By Gerda Gallop

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Shopping for an Enterprise

Buying an existing business may be more lucrative than starting one from scratch. Here's how to tell what might work for you.

Buying an existing company can put a neophyte business-type on the fast track to…

By Joyce Jones

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Merger Maestro

Bruce Gordon answers the call for Bell Atlantic by helping to build one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies

For telephone customers from New York to Maine, the hit was direct and swift.…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Partnering for Success

Historically black colleges and universities are increasing their competitiveness by teaming up with major corporations and government agencies

A few years ago, the sitcom A Different World–the highly rated spinoff of The…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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1998 BLACK ENTERPRISE/PEPSI Golf & Tennis Challenge

If you got game, financial backers will come; if you don't, expect to go it alone

By age 17, she had already taken the tennis world by storm. Finally, a…

By Black Enterprise

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Business Before Pleasure

Frugality is key to keeping your company running

No business can survive without sufficient cash flow. If you fail to invest…

By Kirk Charles

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Climb Any Mountain

Achieve your biggest goals by taking smaller steps

If you’ve ever wanted to do something big, say, change careers or start…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Sealing The Deal

You can get the sale without high-pressure tactics

Have you ever bought something you didn’t want just to get away from…

By Iris Randall

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The Telemarketing Hoax

How to protect yourself from fraudulent phone sales

Congratulations! You are one of 50 lucky winners of a luxurious five-day, four-night cruise…

By Joyce Jones

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Airlines Join Hands

Earlier this year, the major carriers announced plans to market flights and services…

By Ann Brown

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The Costs Of Laptop Travel

Need to send a few e-mails from your hotel room? You might want…

By Ann Brown

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Dataline

The 9th Annual Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, kicks off September 11.…

By Ann Brown

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Creating A Little ‘Magic’ At Founders

Jheryl Busby, Janet Jackson and Earvin Johnson purchase California bank

The African American banking industry took on a decidedly Hollywood glitz last March. Basketball…

By Ann Brown

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… And Liberty For All

New Orleans bank partners with Edgar Lomax Co. to create mutual fund

The consolidation of the nation’s largest financial institutions has hit traditional community banks with…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Detroit’s Omnibank Seized By FDIC

Bad loans, undercapitalization spelled doom for minority bank

Omnibank, the River Rouge, Michigan-based financial company led by William T. Johnson, chairman…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Affirmative Action Onslaught Persists

Defeat of Higher Education Act amendment not expected to thwart attacks

Republicans on Capitol Hill have developed a more subtle attack strategy since their colleague,…

By Joyce Jones

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Up The Mountain

Securing capital remains a steep challenge for female entrepreneurs

As we reported last year (“And Still They Rise,” Facts & Figures, October…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Getting It Straight From The Best Source

Focus groups help you zero in on what your customers are thinking

Loyal customers who feel good about your company and its products or services will…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Duplicating For Profits

Three copy pros turn a college dream into an enterprise

What started as a means to make extra money in college has turned…

By Gerda Gallop-Goodman

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Legal Help For Entrepreneurs

Understanding the Law just got easier

As a lawyer and business owner, Deborah L. Jacobs knows firsthand about the…

By Gerda Gallop

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The write stuff

Publicist sets herself apart with a slick arsenal of PR tools

Regina Lynch-Hudson has always had a flair for writing celebrity and VIP profiles —…

By Gerda Gallop

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Secure And Manage Your Finances

Free booklets on banking

To help small business owners successfully establish banking relationships, SCORE (Service Corps of…

By Black Enterprise

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No Place Like Home Care

As life expectancy increases, opportunities open up for home healthcare providers

People living to the age of 100 represent one of the fastest growing segments…

By Ann Brown

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From Entrepreneur To Search Engineer

Former music agent Kevin Henderson is singing a new tune at Infoseek

The information technology (IT) industry is the fastest growing in America today. It’s created…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Set Up Shop On The Web

E-commerce solutions for businesses of all sizes

If you’re finally convinced that selling your wares on the Internet is a viable…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Q: Should I upgrade to Windows 98?

A: Maybe. Actually, it depends on what you want from your operating system.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Is Your Internet Connection Right For You?

Rafiki Cai

With a 28.8 Kbps (kilobits per second) Internet connection, WWW can take on a…

By Rafiki Cai

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Digging Deeper

Richard Garriques says midcaps look like a winner

These days, a good number of analysts will tell you to forget about expecting…

By James A. Anderson

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Staying On Top Of The World

Two B.E. international fund picks are off to the races in '98

Recently, the benefits of global investing have been a tough sell to anyone…

By James A. Anderson

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Was Breaking Up Hard To Do?

Now that Randall Eley is gone, it's Eugene Profit's turn to run things

Here’s a case where investing well is the best revenge. When last we checked…

By James A. Anderson

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Webbed funding

Mortgage shopping made easier thanks to the Internet

What’s the latest marvel of the World Wide Web? It’s nothing less than…

By James A. Anderson

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Out of Commissions

James A. Anderson

Cost-conscious investor that you no doubt are, you hate paying too much in…

By James A. Anderson

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Manage With A Softer Edge

Don't be the boss that employees love to hate

Boss from hell: out. Kinder, gentler manager: in. Like fashion, management styles change…

By Kirk Charles

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Delayed Retirement

Do you feel you’ll have to work for the rest of your life…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Striking Oil

If there is any question whether racism is still olive in corporate America,…

By Sonja Mack

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Go To The Head Of The Class

Ace the grueling employee-training program and land the job

In 1994, when Rodney D. Brown was selected to enter the Michelin Tires training…

By Monique R. Brown

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Upholding The Law Of The Land

U.S. Attorney Sharon Zealey goes to court for Uncle Sam

Sixteen years ago, Sharon J. Zealey worked as a summer law, clerk in the…

By Hal Karp

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Business Dynamos

Black women are making inroads in the world of business. Like these three, you can tap exciting markets and achieve entrepreneurial success.

There is a quiet, yet powerful revolution happening right now in the small business…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Women of the B.E. 100s

A look at how women CEOs arte running some of today's largest black-owned DK: businesses

The world of the BE 100s is one of exclusivity. The CEOs that run…

By Eric L. Smith

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Women Business Owners Resource Book

Are you starting a business or already on your own? Here is a must-have roster of women-friendly contacts

There’s “women power” in the business arena with minority-women-owned businesses becoming a major force…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What’s Your Score

Learn how your credit rating can help you get credit easier and faster

For Steve Jones, 44, getting enough credit to run his business had always been…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Spruce Up for Profits

If you're putting your home up for sale, the right improvements can increase its value by $5,000 or more

One snife, and realtor Janice Brown knew she was in for trouble. Only moments…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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Franklin Reigns

Franklin Raines returns to Fannie Mae as the first black CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation

The Spring of 1969 was a combustible time. Vietnam was raging half a world…

By Hamil R. Harris

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The CEO Style

If you want your business to be a success, you'll need to dress the part. Here's some advice to get you started.

Consider this: You’ve finally set up your business, and you’re ready to build your…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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The Art Of Communication

Refine your skills now so your business can thrive later

Communication, the heart of business, is the most important of all entrepreneurial skills.…

By Kirk Charles

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2, 4, 6, 8 — 1,001 Ways To Motivate!

Revive your team with some inspiring advice

Do your group projects take longer than expected? Do you and your team…

By Sonja Mack

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Service With A Smile

Customer satisfaction depends on your approach

What makes good customer service? “Providing quality service and follow-through to exceed the…

By Angela Acquaye

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Prescription Drug Alert

Errors made at pharmacies could threaten your health

John Fleming was midway through his 30-day prescription for blood pressure medication when he…

By Karen Gutloff

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Revving Up To The Motorcycle Craze

The season is open for new riders

Motorcycles have an ability-unique among land-based motor vehicles — to liberate the mind and…

By Jay Koblenz

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Heartfelt Greetings

Create e-mail cards online with the American Heart Association

A new feature on the American Heart Association’s Web site is just right…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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TRAVEL LOG

The Music Crab Feast Series, produced for nearly 12 years by the black-owned J.O.B.…

By Ann Brown

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Spending With HEART

The gap between a consumer’s heart strings and a company’s bottom line is…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Up Close And Personal

Survey your customers to get intimate knowledge of their wants and needs

How intimately do you know your customers? What turns them on? What causes them…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Individuality Without Compromise

Uniformity makes the grade in designing fashionable school uniforms

When Clatee McAfee began her career in the fashion industry over 20 years…

By Sherri McGee

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Timeless Designs For Modern Tastes

Interior designer Sheila Bridges' signature is culturally classic and ageless

It was a fascination with Roman architecture and history that first piqued Sheila…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nothing Is Firm When It Comes To Fees

From hourly rates to photocopies, the fees a lawyer charges your business are negotiable

Failure to investigate the law firm your company uses and its billing practices…

By Melba Newsome

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Open your own shopping mall–online

Here's how to set up shop as a cybermall and mind all the stores

When Anthony N. Jones expanded his video wedding invitation business, he built a Web…

By Black Enterprise

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When A Bargain Really Isn’t

Sub-$1,000 PCs: how to get the most for your money

You’re familiar with the saying “You get what you pay for.” It’s doubly true…

By Rafiki Cai

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Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

Don't believe everything you read on the Net

The Internet is a wonderful and unique source of information, but you should avoid…

By Monique R. Brown

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No HTML Required

Build your own Web sites with easy-to-use applications

Have you been wanting to join the legion of businesses touting their products and…

By Rafiki Cai

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The best of both worlds

Keeping track of contacts for the individual and the enterprise

For many businesspeople, both entrepreneurs and corporate types, contacts are the building blocks of…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Micro Stocks, Macro Gains?

William Blair's Cappy Price looks for giant values in small companies

It’s hard for small company stock pickers like Cappy E. Price not to feel…

By James A. Anderson

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Was Eight Good Enough?

How good were Black Enterprise's picks last summer? Here's the scoop.

It could have been our ticket to stardom if not for a couple…

By Black Enterprise

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Fishing With The Big Boys

Now that Nate Chapman has gone public, what's up for his stock?

A minnow has set out on the waters of investment banking, where whale-size firms…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Up, Up And Away

How much should you expect to pay fund managers? Here's the scorecard by fund type.

We all know no two funds are alike. So, it goes without saying that…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Climb The Telecommuter Ladder

You can still advance your career from home

As a telecommuter, you’ve enjoyed personal flexibility, reduced your clothing budget and saved…

By Monique R. Brown

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Family Backlash Increasing

“I can’t make the meeting, I have to pick up my child from…

By Black Enterprise

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NO TEAM SPIRIT

Q: I’ve been assigned to a six-person project team, and we’re not working…

By Black Enterprise

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You Can Go Home Again–Maybe

Returning to your old job can be a charm if you plan it right

Some things in life are cyclic, and that includes careers. Now that the downsizing…

By Cassandra Hayes

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A Job With A Backbone

Occupation: Chiropractor
Job description: Specializes in disorders of the nerves, muscles and bones. Uses…

By Monique R. Brown

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A Point Of Reference

The candidate gave a great interview and her resume is stellar, but how…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Cleaning up Your credit

Here's how to wipe your credit report's slate clean

Anne Harrison knows what it’s like to be caught in a credit crunch. “I…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Bargain Hunting on the web

Cyberspace can be a comparison shopper's dream -- if you know where to look

From zip drives to four-wheel drives, deals abound on the World Wide Web. It’s…

By Cheryl Coward

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Gospel Rises Again

These soul-filled sounds aren't only lifting up spirits, they're raising new business opportunities

Music industry professionals packed a dimly lit New York restaurant one evening this past…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Reaching the Apex

B.E. investment company in new hands following sale to Rice Financial Products

The gentlemen at Rice Financial Products Co. have taken what used to be the…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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CFO Bids Farewell To World Of Disney

After a 12-year tenure, Richard Nanula leaves to be CEO at Starwood Hotels

Richard D. Nanula is hanging up his Mickey ears to don a new hat…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em — Buy ‘Em

Black management group buys 73 Denny's restaurants across the country

These days when Denny’s is in the news and an African American is involved–your…

By Paula M. White

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Canady Sledgehammers Black Business

A new Congressional bill is poised to slam affirmative action efforts

After a relatively quiet period earlier in the year, affirmative action rulings are once…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Women of Power

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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