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Shopping for EQUALITY

Tired of racism in retail, black shoppers are starting to speak up, and the industry is being forced to listen

When Paula D. Hampton, 37, went shopping with her family on April 5, 1996,…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Show and Sell

Here are the tricks of the trade show circuit and how to expo your way to profits

Gregory Perkins knows how to stand out in a crowd. When 20,000 publishing industry…

By Karen Gutloff

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Taking The LEAP Into Stock Options

Reserving the right to purchase stock later offers both risk and reward. Here's how to carefully get a handle on it all.

Novice or longtime investor, if you’ve been pondering buying stock over the last year…

By James A. Anderson

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Jack or Jill of all trades

The ability to perform many roles simultaneously is a must

You’ve updated the accounting books in time to make a few sales calls.…

By Kirk Charles

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To Ease The Daily Grind …

Pamper yourself with alternative therapy

Carol Johnson-Green used to be able to get her family ready and out…

By June Smith Bryant

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Follow My Vision

Here's how to align your employees with your mission

“Without vision, the people perish.” After widespread downsizing efforts in the 1980s, this…

By Iris Randall

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A Taste Of The Stars

Black-owned celebrity restaurants are opening in cities nationwide

A growing number of African American celebrities, working closely with restaurant industry veterans, are…

By Marcelle Williams Fowler

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Are Debit Cards Bad Travel Partners?

It may not be such a good idea to use your bank card…

By Ann Brown

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No Room At The Inn?

You’ve just arrived in town, and a major convention has the hotel rooms…

By Ann Brown

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Everybody In The Poll!

Clubs change over time. Surveying members keeps you up to date

Roy Rogers used to say: Even if you are on the right track, you’ll…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Watch Out For The Sneakiest Fee

12b-1 fees crop up even on no-load mutual fund

After three straight years of knockout stock market gains, you probably haven’t noticed the…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Resume Slip-Ups

Five mistakes that can cost you the job

You’re just about to mail your resume when you spot a small faux…

By Monique R. Brown

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Engineering Jobs Slipping Away

A booming U.S. engineering industry has meant extraordinary gains for foreign engineers and…

By Monique R. Brown

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TEAMING UP ON YOU?

Q: My job interview was with a team of people. I was overwhelmed.…

By Black Enterprise

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It’s Time For A Career Workout

Seasoned business professionals can get in shape with an executive coach

In October 1995, Bill Franklin accepted an offer with a New Jersey insurance company…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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The Strategy Of A Shadow Warrior

Paget Alves leads Sprint's charge on wholesale long distance

Even if Sprint’s not your long-distance provider, you’ve probably used a service or product…

By Hal Karp

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A Gem Of A Job

Occupation: Gemologist
Job description: Grade and identify diamonds and colored stones for retail, wholesale…

By Monique R. Brown

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Take A Biological Approach

The Biomedical Science Careers Project is bridging the gap between minorities and careers…

By Monique R. Brown

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A WOMAN’S RIGHTS

Have you ever been asked about your child care plans in an interview?…

By April Robbins

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Dawn Of The Black Millennium

The B.E. 100s have ridden the wave of economic prosperity to great heights, but will the good times continue into the next century?

America’s largest black-owned businesses have been in perpetual motion. With activities ranging from massive…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Motor City’s Man Of Steel

After a legendary career in the NBA, The Bing Group CEO David Bing has carved an impressive niche into the auto industry

it’s 1:15 in the afternoon. Riding in the back of a Detroit taxi presumably…

By Eric L. Smith

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Shining In The Lone Star State

It's just over a year, Davis Automotive Inc. has nearly tripled its revenues to become the largest Buick dealer in Texas

There’s something unusual going on just off 1-20 in Dallas. On the third Saturday…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Making The Grade

These new companies are blazing; hot trails as the newest additions to the B.E. 100s universe

It’s the same every ear. Without fail, a small group of brash and hungry…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Life-Sustaining Measures

Black insurance companies search for strategies to halt the erosion of their ranks

This october, prominent african american entrepreneurs, CEOs of some of the nation’s largest black-owned…

By Frank McCoy

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Changing Of The Guard

Dynamic, new money managers are setting up shop and expanding their offerings

Nathan chapman jr. Can’t forget the butterflies that took wing in his stomach the…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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A Battle For Billings

Black advertising agencies face untold opportunities, but must fight intensely with mainstream agencies determined to own it all

Al Anderson couldn’t believe his eyes. it was THE first time he had ever…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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A Creative Point Of View

A fresh perspective and client partnerships have given Don Coleman Advertising the designing edge

“How do you take your advertising?” READS THE caption under a picture of a…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Heat Is On

Faced with competition by mega-banks, black-owned banks are fighting to retain their customers and their capital base

Black-owned financial institutions forged full steam ahead in 1997, in the battle-ready stance they…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Scoring In The Big League

The sun is shining on Ronald E. Blaylock and his firm, Blaylock & Partners, as they stake big claims on Wall Street

Ronald E. Blaylock is in the zone. Much like his play with the Georgetown…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Countdown To The 21st Century

How can black companies thrive in the new millennium? Our economists offer imperatives CEOs must embrace now

As the year 2000 beckons, few could argue with the impressive strides black-owned businesses…

By Eric L. Smith

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Detroit’s Renaissance

An economic rebirth spawned by a new administration is bringing both people and business back into the city

Leaving the sun and mountains of the picturesque Southwest behind him two and a…

By Paula Farmer

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Don’t Let the Bull Market Pass You By

One survey suggests that black investment in the stock market is lagging. Is a wealth-building opportunity being missed?

As the Dow Jones industrial average continues breaking barriers on its way to the…

By Matthew S. Scott

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40 Acres And A Mall

Staking a claim in one of America's biggest gold mines--commercial real estate--requires know-how, connections and staying power

On his 29th birthday, at an age when most people are still deciding whether…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Taming Your Student Loan

Graduating was the easy part. Now, here's how to tackle one of your biggest debts.

It was only a stack of paper in a rainbow of pastel shades. Two…

By James A. Anderson

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Want To Be A Big-Time Consultant

Here's how to get into this lucrative field from African Americans already in the mix

When Kim Crawford was younger, she dreamed of becoming an attorney. But while attending…

By Hal Karp

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Small Biz Goes High Tech

The tools are readily available, but a technology plan is crucial for success in today's business environment

For Jeanette Sanderson Patterson, integrating technology into her business was not a choice, but…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Going it Alone

The most successful entrepreneurs have certain traits in common. Take this quiz to find out if you have them, too.

If you think you want to become an entrepreneur, you’re definitely not alone. According…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Assuming The Risks

Do you have what it takes to embrace the uncertainty of entrepreneurship?

Kirk Charles .
Kirk Charles is a motivational speaker and writer based in Linden,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Joy Of Reading

Bronx bookseller resolves to spread the love of words in the black community

It’s tough taking the entrepreneurial plunge when those around you predict you’ll sink…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Crafting A Sound Bite

You're four steps closer to leaving a memorable impression

Iris Randall is an organizational management consultant based in Danbury, Connecticut
You know the…

By Iris Randall

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BOTTOM LINES

“Money doesn’t equal success; it’s only a by-product of it.”
–Cheryl D. Broussard, CEO…

By Black Enterprise

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Keeping The Faith

Look inward and renew your sense of self

If you’re seeking relief from the stress. of professional and everyday life, consider…

By Kim Ford

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Milking The Cash Cow

L.A. entrepreneur persevered to head the nation's only black-owned dairy

Kevin Copeland’s got milk 330,000 gallons a day to be exact. President and CEO…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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How The Unemployed Stay Insured

Find out how health coverage could be lost if you retire or lose your job

It’s never too early to find out exactly what kind of health insurance coverage…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Recording The Black Athlete

HBO chronicles progress of sports figures

In this 119-minute video, The Journey of the African American Athlete, HBO Sports…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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www.octobergallery.com

Site allows consumers to buy black art online

Art lovers will find a haven in an innovative site created by the…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Car Of The Future

Vehicle developed by the Big Three promises safety, savings and style

Imagine a mid-sized family sedan as roomy as a Ford Taurus, but weighing less…

By Jacqueline Mitchell

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Vacation Home Exchanges

How to cut your travel expenses by staying in someone's home

Travelers can considerably reduce vacation expenses by trying out a home exchange. Trade…

By Ann Brown

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TRAVEL LOG

The Windy City gets the spirit with the Chicago Gospel Festival, June 12-14…

By Ann Brown

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Congress Takes Issue With Airfares

American Express says that airline ticket prices are expected to rise about 6%…

By Ann Brown

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Black Museums Worth A Summer Visit

Across the country, more museums are focusing on African American culture. The National…

By Ann Brown

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B.E.’s SUCCESSPERT SPEAKS

“Your dreams are the seeds for your success,” says Willie Jolley, president of…

By Black Enterprise

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The Black Wealth Imperative

Whether it is a result of omnipresent, relentless marketing, or a natural fascination with…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Courting The Bull Market

Nathan Chapman takes his investment firm public

As one of the largest blackowned investment and brokerage firms, Baltimorebased the Chapman Co.…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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The Reclaiming Of BET

Bob Johnson comes full circle as he takes media company private once again

Success buys freedom. It means freedom to do as you please, on your own…

By Joyce Jones

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Bond To Chair NAACP

“Wherever race is discussed in the Oval Office, in the CEO’s office, in…

By Black Enterprise

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In The Driver’s Seat

Big Three automakers vow to boost minority subcontracting. But at what cost?

The Clinton administration and the Big Three automakers, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, have…

By Hamil R. Harris

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7-Eleven Acquisition Sours

B.E. 100s CEO Leslie Corley sells off franchise

When Leslie M. Corley, president of Omaha, Nebraska-based Convenience Corp. of America Inc.…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Business Pioneers Pass Away

The black business community recently lost three trailblazers with the passing of Herbert…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Mastering The Subtle Art Of Persuasion

Knowing where to look and how to find a lobbyist is half the battle

For many entrepreneurs Washington, D.C., is a tangle of departments, agencies and bureaus intricately…

By Joyce Jones

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Tipping The Scales

Reports reveal bias throughout court systems

Minority employees in the courtroom have historically been … well, in the minority.…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Measuring What Your Customers Think

You may think you have a great product and service, but how do your customers really feel?

Each year the Marriott sends out guest satisfaction surveys, meets regularly with corporate meeting…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Art Of The Turnaround

Husband-and-wife team rebuild existing business

Not every entrepreneur makes his or her way by starting a business from…

By Melba Newsome

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Check It Out

TIS capitalizes on providing background checks for small and mid-size companies

Armed with a laptop computer and $800 in seed money, Mark Moore started Tenant…

By Mark Richard Moss

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Dialing For Dollars

You can raise money from online sources if you know where to look

A handful of Web sites has cropped up over the last couple of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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In Search Of Stock

Investors can provide expansion dollars through private placements

Your company has created a product or service and is marketing it with some…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Database Marketing

More than a glorified Rolodex, a database is a tool for attracting customers

The key to building a successful business is to maintain long-lasting relationships with business…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Out With The Old, And In With The New

Before you buy a new PC, a CPU might do

Technological obsolescence has become an increasing concern as computer makers turn out faster machines…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Tree-saving technology

Roz Ayres-Williams

Anyone who has done research at the Library of Congress and sifted through reels…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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How To Spot An Internet Hoax

Cyber-sleuths can stem the tide of annoying Net-spiracies

They pop up in Usenet newsgroups from supposedly informed sources or slide into your…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Seek And Ye Shall Find

Use your search engine right!

Search engines are supposed to help you wade through the mounds of information that…

By Monique R. Brown

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Bargain Hunter

Green of Loomis Sayles is always looking for good deals

Loomis Sayles director Isaac Green will tell you value investors like himself come in…

By James A. Anderson

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Riding The Market’s Twists And Turns

Parnassus' William Thomason sorts out his picks--to sell, buy and hold

The portfolio. Fasten your seat belts. William Thomason of San Francisco’s Parnassus Investments…

By James A. Anderson

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Know Where To Hold ‘Em

Changes in capital gains taxes can work to your benefit. Here's how.

You have a tax-free retirement account, say a 401(k) or individual retirement account. You…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Deal To Bank On

Carver Bancorp sells bank branch to City National

Banking has long been a business of relationships. It’s a truism black-owned banks have…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Cochran Holds Court Courtside

Defense attorney makes move to sports management

Johnnie Cochran is in his natural element in a court of law. His…

By Eric L. Smith

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Magic Has Something Brewing

Johnson partners with Starbucks to open restaurants across the country

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a busy camper. In between opening up a movie…

By Ann Brown

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Ward Tapped For Second Spot At Maytag

Promotion moves Lloyd Ward within arm's length of CEO chair

Is that a crack forming in the fabled glass ceiling? Well, maybe not…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Checking For Static

NAACP sends out new round of surveys to telecommunications companies

Just a few months removed from issuing a blistering report on. the hotel…

By Joyce Jones

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A Stamp For You, Madam

Walker becomes first black entrepreneur honored by Postal Service

If the name Madam C.J. Walker doesn’t automatically ring a bell, shame on…

By Tammy Warren

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Home Suite Home

Telecommuters shorten the gap between work and home

Imagine your corporate dress code to be a ferry cloth robe and slippers–the…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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The Art Of The Lobby

Knowing the ABCs of getting your issues heard on the Hill is critical to your survival

Ever wonder why some small-business owners seem to get a majority of the breaks…

By Joyce Jones

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Third Annual Small Business Award Finalists

B.E. Small Business Award nominees are transcending barriers and breaking new ground

In keeping with the tradition of honoring African American entrepreneurs who have made tremendous…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Playing It Safe

Davis Safety Supply Inc. turns ordinary products into extraordinary profits

Free delivery and a well-stocked inventory of safety and first-aid products helped James…

By Jayne Cubbage

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Another Guerrilla In Our Midst

Marketing guru by Jay Conrad Levinson has made a career and a business…

By Black Enterprise

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Share And Share Alike

Cut costs and boost cash flow by sharing office space with another company

One of the greatest challenges facing businesses during the critical years of start-up is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Literary Giant In The Making

For a virtual bookstore, reading is fundamental to success

It was an interest in books that first brought Net-preneurs Gigi Roane and Willie…

By Rafiki Cai

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Video Phones Call Home

New cameras and PC hardware make it easier (and cheaper) to see that special someone

A few years ago, videoconferencing was a high-cost item limited to businesses, with…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Revenge Of The Cookie Monsters

Cookie cutter applications protect your privacy on the Net

By now, you’ve heard of Internet “cookies” and realize they’re not just a tasty…

By Monique R. Brown

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Move Over, Iomega

SyQuest's SparQ 1.0 gigabyte drive heats up the removable storage battle

If you use a computer, it’s a sure bet that at some point…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Mr. Smith Goes Abroad

MFS's Marcus Smith thinks Europe has a few surprises for 1998

How easily we’ve forgotten Europe. Last year, with a zooming U.S. stock market and…

By James A. Anderson

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All Clear For Takeoff

Money manager Lou Holland is still high on his portfolio picks

The portfolio.
Last year, Chicago-based institutional and mutual fund portfolio manager Lou Holland launched…

By James A. Anderson

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Nothing Comes Free

When shopping for funds, it's good to know what management charges

While you can’t predict a fund’s performance from one year to the next, you…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Good Things In Large Packages

Eddie Brown's Equity Fund looks to cap risk by sticking with brand names

Just how do you value those go-go large-cap stocks these days? After leading the…

By James A. Anderson

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Didn’t Know I Had It In Me

Turn life experience into a career opportunity

Whoever said that you need to have a job in order to get…

By Cassandra Hayes

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A Financial Switch

With flexible work schedules becoming increasingly more appealing, many financial executives say that…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Performance Issues

Q : What do I do if I get a poor performance appraisal?
A:…

By Monique R. Brown

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Pulling A Rabbit Out Of A Hat

How to reward employees when a raise isn't possible

One of your employees has just helped you complete a challenging and highly visible…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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The Journey Of An Artist

How Kimberly Camp came to lead the world's largest African American museum

Kimberly Camp sold her first painting when she was 12. In the years that…

By Hal Karp

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ON THE MOVE

Tanya Peebles has been promoted to vice president in the Los Angeles office…

By Black Enterprise

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Casting Your Net Abroad

Black Americans are leaving the U.S. to start businesses overseas. Here's what you'll need to launch your enterprise on foreign shores.

Now more than ever, african Americans are realizing that a world of business opportunities…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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BARDEN’S Excellent Adventure

Intrepid entrepreneur Don Barden teams up with General Motors to conquer the Namibian auto market. Can he triumph over stiff tariffs and tough labor issues?

It was only a matter of time before North America became a bit too…

By Eric L. Smith

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World Class Learning

More African Americans are getting advanced degrees overseas. Here's a snapshot view on how to make the most of it.

Imagine jaunting past double-decker buses and looking right instead of left as you cross…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Maximum Protection Insurance

The time to increase your homeowner's policy may come sooner than you think

Madelyn flannagan got the shock of her life in two installments. The first came…

By Laura Washington

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Communication is key to a productive work environment

“You’re not listening to me!” Truth be told, most people are either good…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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A Kinder, Gentler Supervising Style

It takes balance--not brawn--to manage a winning team

Do you lead with an iron fist? Do you cut off employees in…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Deregulation: Bonanza Or Bust?

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 vowed to break up communications monopolies and spark competition. Here's how you can take advantage of a multibillion dollar industry.

For the savvy small entrepreneur who can strategically position his or her company to…

By Wendy M. Beech

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The Changing Face of Nonprofits

Forecasters predict that the nonprofit sector is the wellspring of employment opportunities for tomorrow. Here are the talent and skills needed to give this area heart.

Three years ago, tracy smith, age 28, was a whiz kid on Wall Street…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Romancing in the Caribbean

Whether you're saying "I do" or need a couple's getaway, the islands are ready and waiting

The sun-warmed beaches, crystal clear waters and breathtaking sunsets of the Caribbean are naturally…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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You Can Bounce Back!

Get over slumps in your personal and professional life step-by-step

Are you pondering how to get back into the flow of life after…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Alternative Therapy Finally Gets The Nod

Consumer demand is prompting insurance companies to change their ways

B.J. Shelby jokingly calls herself the self the “Bionic Woman.” Painful arthritis left the…

By Karen Gutloff

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Insider’s Secrets To Buying Antiques

Before you start your collection, find out what the experts know

The prospect of buying antiques can be as daunting as preparing an oral presentation.…

By Joyce Jones

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New on the Web

These sites offer useful tips and money-saving features

Day by day, the Internet is becoming more consumer-friendly. A plethora of sites…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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At-A-Glance Travel Guide

Finally, A Directory For Black Travelers

Anyone who has ventured into an unfamiliar city can testify to the frustration…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Going Down To The Wire

Percy Sutton invests $835 million in wireless communication network in Africa

Staying confined to the inner city isn’t good enough for BE 100s maven Percy…

By Frank McCoy

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Fastbreak Into Licensing

Growing popularity of Harlem Globetrotters leads to new merchandising subsidiary

When you’re hot, you’re hot. And the Harlem Globetrotters are sizzling. Just five…

By Rick Sherrell

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Center Of Attention

Los Angeles Laker Shaquille O'Neal opens shop in Compton

Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal is a firm believer in TWISM (“The…

By Sherri McGee

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Thompson Named To FTC Post

Appointment marks second black to sit on commission

Mozelle W. Thompson, a former principle deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Treasury…

By Joyce Jones

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Making A Difference On The Hill

You don't always need piles of loot to influence legislation

Who says a regular guy can’t influence big-city Washington politics? Certainly not Harrison Boyd,…

By Joyce Jones

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Life After (Student) Debt

The growing cost of knowledge is a lesson in itself

Undergraduate and grad students are finding out the hard way just how much…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Making Sure You Go The Distance

Show you've planned for the long haul by having a succession plan in place

No business plan is complete without a succession plan. This is the mechanism that…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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A Work In Progress

General contractor company builds image through commercial and residential projects

Alisa K. Bowens learned the nuts and bolts of the painting and remodeling…

By Ann Brown

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Programming Success

A diversity of services has put this computer consulting firm in the black

Computers are the wave of the present. And if revenues are any indication,…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Low-cost Marketing

Educating the customer is a great way to publicize your business

You’ve got a dilemma: you want to get the word out on your…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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One PC To Go, Please

Buying a mail-order PC can be a breeze if you ask the right questions

Are you ready to purchase a computer but don’t want to haggle with pushy…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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Tax Time Again

TurboTax makes filing easy

It’s tax time again and you’ve done exactly what you promised yourself you…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Keeping The Competition At Bay

Bay Networks' Lloyd Carney pushes networking into the fast lane

Last month, in our technology issue, we profiled 10 technology trailblazers ranging from IT…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Wealth-Building Made Easy

www.armchairmillionaire.com

Has saving for the future become a chore? If so, log on to…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Right Down Main Street

The market applauds how Broadway turned things around

Broadway Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: BYFC) hasn’t made waves in print. One of the top…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Riding The Tech Roller Coaster Upward

Parnassus manager says Electro Scientific is good for solid returns

When it comes to tech, sometimes the best investment ideas take a little…

By James A. Anderson

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A Personal Assistant Without The Cost

Home Office Voice Mail routes calls, faxes, e-mail and more, without a weekly salary

Ever wished you could afford to hire an assistant for your home office?…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Ranking Filers

Its tax time again--here's what you can expect from a paid preparer

Not to alarm anyone, but we’re fast approaching April 15. And, if the thought…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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From job to job

Quell Job-Hopping Fears With The Right Approach

You’ve had five jobs in as many years, and now fear that your…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Certifiably Tech

With the cost of network administration certification ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, this…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Title It Right

Q: I”m trying to change industries. How can I translate my experience on…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Reverse Selection

More job seekers are interviewing the employer in order to ensure a better fit

Low unemployment and abundant opportunities are leading more job seekers to screen potential employers…

By Cassandra Hayes

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ON THE MOVE

Ertharin Cousin Moore has been named vice president of government and community affairs…

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How Much Higher?

For the market, 1997 had peaks and valleys. What's to come this year?

Looking at the stock market over the last three years, it’s hard not to…

By James A. Anderson

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Full Or Self Service?

The amount of help you need investing determines whether you'll need lots of advice or just a firm to clear your trades

After saving for years, Carole Copeland Thomas finally reached a point where she had…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Is This A Buyer’s Market?

After three near-phenomenal years, here are the funds shaping up as the best for 1998

For mutual fund investor, 1997 was the best of years–if you’re willing to overlook…

By James A. Anderson

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ive Great Business Motivators

It's not easy to build a profitable business or a successful career. When the going gets tough, here's who can get you going?

More than ever, the need for motivation has become apparent in the business world.…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Art Of Being Headhunted

Here's what to do when recruiters are calling, and how to stand up and be noticed when they aren't

An executive recruiter–often referred to as a headhunter–has just called you. We hope you…

By Joanne Charles

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Black Enterprise 1998 SPRING AUTO GUIDE

Our Picks For The Vehicles This Season

In the 1990s, the auto market has remained on a pretty even keel. Trucks…

By Jay Koblenz

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Bored-Room Meetings?

Perfect your Presentation skills for your next group session

David Crocker is an organizational change consultant based in Yorktown, Virginia.
Are your co-workers…

By David Crocker

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Go Ahead: Talk To Yourself!

Self-talk could be your best form of therapy

Bob Bradshaw is a public relations/marketing specialist and motivational speaker based in Douglasville,…

By Bob Bradshaw

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The Aftermath of Wrath

Defuse your anger and save your career

Take a deep breath and count to 10. Better yet, think about how…

By Willie Jolley

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Stick To The Basics

These three simple techniques can help bring you more business

Iris Randall is an organizational management consultant based In Danbury, Connecticut.
What’s the real…

By Iris Randall

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The 411 On Traveler’s Insurance

Before you pay for a policy on your next trip, get the inside story

Renay Arthur of Bronx, New York, had been looking forward to her first Caribbean…

By Ann Brown

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New Marriott Opens In Brooklyn

Hotel rooms in New York City are hard to come by; Now, for…

By Ann Brown

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Taming Disorderly Passengers

During a United Airlines Memphis-to-Chicago flight last year, a passenger lost his temper…

By Ann Brown

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Women of Power

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Women of Power: 10 Education Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In honor of Dr. Beverly Tatum receiving the 2015 Black Enterprise Women of Power Barbara…

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Women of Power: 10 Entrepreneurs at the Top of Their Game

With research showing women as the leading forces in entrepreneurship, we rounded up a list…

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