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Taking Stock of the Wall Street Project

Jackson-led group marks King holiday with three-day conference

It takes a momentous occasion to shut down the fabled New York Stock Exchange…

By Ann Brown

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Reaching a McMilestone

Black McDonald's franchise owners celebrate 25th anniversary

Call it a McMilestone. The National Black McDonald’s Operators Association is celebrating its…

By Paula M. White

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Ungraceful Exits

Rocked by ethical and criminal misdeeds, the NAACP ousts four board members

The NAACP may still be the preeminent civil rights group waging war for…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Turning Brass Into Gold

New black-owned hockey team takes the ice

Looks can be very deceiving in professional sports. A look at any NBA,…

By Cliff Hocker

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NEWSMAKER

Henry Louis Gates, an author and scholar of African American literature, was recently…

By Eric L. Smith

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Riding The Tech Wave

Information technology, particularly the Internet, continues to shape the way entrepreneurs think and…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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In It For The Long Haul

Establish new business goals and objectives in your long-range plan

Statistics indicate that nearly half of all businesses fail within the first four years…

By Wendy M. Beech

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A Whole New Seating Arrangement

The 101 Group develops classroom furniture with a high-tech feel

Classroom furniture for kids K-6 has gone high-tech, thanks to Burnett Nelson, president and…

By Lloyd Gite

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FYI

Growing Your Business Through New Office Communications,” a free one-day seminar, jointly sponsored…

By Black Enterprise

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Pulling it all together

Choosing a network operating system for your local area network

So you’ve decided that a client/server network is best for you and have even…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Students Can Surf On Their Home Turf

Community technology centers give students access to computers after school

President Clinton has made access to the Information Superhighway a priority for our nation’s…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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Creating A Human IT Network

Black technology group reaches out to the community

What’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA),…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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There’s Strength In Tech Stocks

NCMs Lyons says some stocks in the sector are practically on sale

Ever get the feeling tech stocks are a mystery only Wall Street can solve?…

By James A. Anderson

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Attracting The Right Suitor

How cable equipment maker Amphenol coupled up just right

If you thought Amphenol (NYSE: APH) sounded like a stock on the rise…

By James A. Anderson

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Investing Philanthropically

Your club can make money doing well--if you use your head

There’s a point that successful investment clubs reach after they’ve been around long enough.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Damage Control

You can bounce back from an office blunder

Face it, you’ve goofed! As a result, you’ve lost an important account or…

By Monique R. Brown

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Scientific Pursuits

Interested in a career in science? The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Rather Fight Than Switch

Q: My new boss seems to be trying to push me out, but…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Overtime No More

15 ways to be more productive and avoid working long hours

For many, the five-day, 40-hour work week is a distant memory. More individuals are…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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ON THE MOVE

Pamela K. El has been named vice president of marketing communications at U…

By Black Enterprise

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Five Alternative Ways To Finance Your Business

Just because the bank says no, doesn't mean you have to do without .

Are bank loan officers giving you the bum’s rush to the door when you…

By Karen Gutloff

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Snapshot Of A Decade

Trial-and-error has taught this photographer some tough? lessons

Growth requires learning, even if the lessons don’t come easy. Just ask Eric Marshall,…

By Hersch Doby

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How To Get Lucky In Business

Here's the secret to putting the odds in your favor

In Karen Gear’s line of work, dentists’ conventions pop up about as often…

By Kirk Charles

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Scale great heights…

and reach your potential

Dennis P. Kimbro Ph.D., one of the preeminent African American speakers in the…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Black Digerati

Contrary to popular belief, African Americans are masters and creators of the Information Age. Major players in the field tell us what the future holds. .

Whoever said silicon valley doesn’t have any soul obviously didn’t look in the right…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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25 HOT Web Sites

We've scoured cyberspace so you won't have to. Here's our list of "must stops" to make the next time you're traveling the Net.

Tired of getting lost in cyberspace and ending up at Web sites that don’t…

By Hiawatha Bray

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Reading, Writing & Ram

Our schools need private industry and government aid to make education and technology a winning combination .

Enter a third-grade classroom and sweet nostalgia instantly transports you to the magical days…

By Hiawatha Bray

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The New Array Of IRAs

Here's a tax break that just got better. B.E. checks out the new rules and regulations helping you save for retirement helping you save for retirement or college. .

Jim Miller, 54, knows a good deal when he comes across one. When he…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Battling Insurance Fraud

These scams cost the insurance industry $120 billion year--don't be a victim

Like many owners of auto insurance policies, Tanya Greene, 26, thought for sure that…

By Cheryl Coward

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Cruisin’ Miami

While you're in town on lousiness, find time to explore black life in the city

Sunny Miami is a beautiful city, for both business and pleasure. The people, the…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Parcels & Passengers

If you’ve booked a vacation package to Mexico or Puerto Rico, don’t be…

By Ann Brown

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Hotel House Calls

If you get sick while staying at a hotel and don’t know who…

By Ann Brown

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Plug In, Log On At The Airport

Working on the road may get a bit easier with the innovation of…

By Ann Brown

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Motown Sings A Different Tune

Record label looks to former film executive George Jackson to revive luster

Does this sound familiar? Once dominant but now ailing music label hires high-profile name…

By Rick Sherrell

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A Deal In Bloom

Amalgamated agreement will provide black newspapers with more financial coverage

If you’re a subscriber to many of the African American-owned newspapers across the…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Techno-Systems $20 Million Ride

Georgia firm wins contract to transport Medicaid recipients

Techno-Systems Inc. beat out more than 30 companies to win a $20 million,…

By Paula M. White

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Jesse Goes To Africa

Jackson receives appointment as special envoy to promote democracy

One of the chief criticisms against Jesse Jackson during his runs for President…

By Joyce Jones

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FCC’s New Top Gun

William Kennard takes helm as first black chairperson at the FCC

William E. Kennard formerly the feds’ top legal gun in regulating the telecommunications…

By Hamil R. Harris

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A Call To Arms

Mounted opposition forces federal version of Prop 209 into recess -- for now

It was a grass-roots affair. Led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California), the Congressional Black…

By Joyce Jones

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Moving Up A Slippery Slope

The struggle continues for black women managers seeking economic quality. According to a…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Creating Your Financial Package

Here are the best ways to showcase your bottom line

To some entrepreneurs, the financial plan is the most difficult and important part of…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Protecting Your Company Name

Q: I recently chose a name and logo for my business, but I’m…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Reduce Risks On The Job

Free booklet shows business owners how to minimize property and liability losses

What if a customer suffers a heart attack after slipping on a wet…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Soaring In Profits

Airborne Innovation Technologies customizes and refurbishes aircraft for the jet set

When William Hurt hears that the aviation industry has grown to a $4 trillion-a-year…

By Ann Brown

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A Lighter Side To Soul Food

Healthy Concepts Inc. finds success in development of ethnic cuisine

To some, nutrition means bean sprouts and beet juice. But eating healthy doesn’t necessarily…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Save On Printing Costs

The right type of printing can reduce your office expenses

Are your printing costs too high? If so, maybe you’re using the wrong process.…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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More Than Just Connecting The Wires

It takes a serious plan to perfect a LAN

Last month, we explained how to assess your network readiness and gave tips on…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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From Inventor To Entrepreneur

Safeguard your inventions and your profits

Voila! The technological innovation you’ve been harboring for years has finally been transformed into…

By Monique R. Brown

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A New Kind Of Safety Net

Online data backup takes hold

If you lost your computer in a natural disaster, would you be able to…

By Cheryl Coward

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Rex In Effect

A PC companion that fits in your wallet

Move over PalmPilot — there’s something leaner. Franklin Electronic Publishers’ Rex PC companion…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A Road Map For The 21st Century

Black futurists in the Information Age

We are at a critical crossroads in the socioeconomic evolution of our society.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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A Strategy For A Turbulent Market

Rob Lamb's new fund sticks to themes and wins big

We’ve heard you loud and clear! After our recent feature on Black Mutual Funds…

By James A. Anderson

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Tandemonium!

Computer maker's stock is up 155% since last year

A funny thing happened to Tandem Computers Inc. on its way to a…

By James A. Anderson

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Correction… Crash… Or Crisis?

Money manager Randall Eley shows how to pick stocks that can stand any seismic disturbance

Beginning this month, BE is expanding “Wise Words” to cover more questions you, the…

By James A. Anderson

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Michael Green's a stickler for value, even in an overheated market

After this past fall’s correction, you’d think things would be a lot easier for…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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No Curves Thrown Here

Investors can turn to the yield curve to get the scoop on the bond market

Okay, so we all know there’s no 100%, on-the-money way of correctly predicting the…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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When The Boss Is Wrong

Offer constructive criticism and still keep your job

“So how am I doing?” It’s a great question from any manager, but…

By Monique R. Brown

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Calling All Fellows

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 11 prestigious business…

By Tamara Feaster

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COVERING YOUR EXIT

Q
During an interview, do I have to tell a potential employer that I…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Management By Delegation

Don't be a micro manager: share the responsibility

When Danette Jordan, a brand manager at Austin, Nichols Soft Drinks, began her career,…

By Monique R. Brown

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Worth More Than A Hill Of Beans

Vincent Eades leads Starbucks Coffee into the air and beyond

“According to the laws of aerodynamics, a butterfly shouldn’t be able to fly. But…

By Hal Karp

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In The Public Eye

Occupation: Public relations representative
Job description: Design and execute public relations and promotions campaigns…

By Monique R. Brown

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Y.E.S. You Can

Do you know a teenager who could someday produce a track better than…

By Tamara Feaster

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Just Desserts

If you’ve ever wondered how to get people to view you in ways…

By Matthew S. Scott

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ON THE MOVE

Lisa Crutchfield has been named vice president of energy policy and strategy at…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Calm After The Storm

After years of high anxiety, today's skilled and flexible workers can finally breathe a sigh of relief

Times have definitely changed. Last year, as the economy became increasingly robust, employers once…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Working Doubletime

Having two (or more!) careers is ultrademanding, but the rewards can be just as great

Consider superman: A diligent newspaper reporter by day, he was also a superhero. On…

By Caroline Clarke

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Life Atop The Crystal Stair

Rising to the executive suite may seem lofty. These top decision makers tell what price they have to pay for success.

Some say the route to the upper climes of corporate America is along a…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Blazing A Path Less Traveled

Find a job you love and you'll never work another day in your life. These individuals have found happiness in unconventional careers.

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”…

By Caroline Clarke

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Challenged But Not Disabled

It's tough breaking into the job market when you're physically challenged. However, with planning and persistence you can overcome barriers to your success.

Since graduating from william paterson University a year ago, Howard Jenkins, a 26-year old…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Get A Job!… After College

You're about to earn the degree -- now follow these five tips to land your first full-time job

Imagine that graduation day has come and gone. Your college buddy has been accepted…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Diversity Watch

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

Last February, we published a special report, “Are Diversity Programs Benefiting African Americans?” The…

By Shari Caudron

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1997 B.E. Golf & Tennis Challenge

The 1997 Black Enteprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge scores another year of business deals, fun in the sun and some serious competition

The key to doing business is knowing how to play. Play tennis, play golf…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Graduation Day From 8(a)

Here are the steps you need to follow to survive the SBA program

The horror stories are common -place. A wide-eyed black small-business owner enters the Small…

By Joyce Jones

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How To Set Up A Chamber of Commerce

African America chambers offer black entrepreneurs administrative, technical and financial support. Here's how to get one started in your community.

When a. Bruce Crawley launched the African American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia in…

By Karen Gutloff

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5 Ways to Make Your Investment Club Prosper

Belonging to an investment club can be a sociable and educational experience. But it takes commitment to make it a money-making venture.

It’s always easiest at the beginning. Whenever your investment clubs meets, everyone is bustling…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Car Surfing On The Web

Here's a glimpse at the latest auto news, from buying a car on the Internet to choosing a pre-owned car

Are you ready to buy that new car but dread the haggling and headaches…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Take a load off

Learn How To Achieve More Area Stress Less

You’ve finally secured that breakthrough contract, and your company is performing at maximum efficiency.…

By Kirk Charles

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You’ve Got The Power

David Crocker is an organizational change consultant and president of Crocker Associates in…

By David Crocker

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Copping a ‘Tude

A better outlook can be one of the keys to your success

Vernest Dickson’s superYisors in the accounting department of a heavy equipment manufacturing company…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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A Tough Act To Copy

Susan Reese beat the odds to start her own reprographics business

Like many self-starters, Susan Reese doesn’t put much stock in the word “can’t.” As…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Realizing The Dream Deferred

Here are six ways to overcome procrastination and achieve your objective--now

Your deadline is only three hours away, and you Still haven’t started the…

By Iris Randall

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Do You Hire In-Home Help?

Here's how to protect yourself from problems down the road

What happens if the professional you’ve hired to help with your children or elderly…

By Noelle C. Collins

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How To Spot A Pyramid Scheme

Beware of friends who look you into selling get-rich-quick products

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans fall victim to one of the most…

By Cheryl Coward

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Before signing up for that yearly special, give your gym a once-over

Is Your Health Club Good For You?

You’ve finally joined your local gym. But beware. A recent study by Boston Medical…

By Ann Brown

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BOOK: Down Home Wholesome

AUTHOR: Danella Carter
PUBLISHER: Dutton
PRICE: $24.95
CALL: 800-253-6476
This book proves that it’s possible to have…

By Black Enterprise

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Travel to the Motherland

If you want to visit Africa in celebration of Black History Month but…

By Ann Brown

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Getting Into The Loop

New Chicago firm tries to defy odds in the municipal bond market

While consolidation has virtually decimated the ranks of black-owned investment banking firms, there’s…

By Cliff Hocker

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Choosing The Team

The management plan can help outline and define the duties of your key personnel

Choosing the right employees is just as important to the success of your…

By Cliff Hocker

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Perception is nine-tenths of reality

If the result of a recent Gallup Poll are any indication, blacks and whites are living in different worlds.

According to the survey, which polled over 3,000 adults across the U.S., whites…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Managing Temporary Employees

Choose workers carefully to keep your business running smoothly

There are pros and cons to hiring temporary employees. The advantages have mostly…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Look Before You LAN

Is a local area network right for your home or office?

Does this sound familiar? You have more than one computer in your home or…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Who Needs A Desktop PC?

Powerful and versatile laptops can replace the average workstation

Thinking about buying a new computer, but can’t decide whether to buy a laptop…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Those Incredible Shrinking Files

Compressing your files can save time and hard drive space

Do you ever download large files from the Internet or send them to…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Smart Home-Buying Made Easy

www.homeshark.com

Whether you are a novice home buyer or a seasoned homeowner, HomeShark has…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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5 Promise Keepers

Follow up on that resolution to get your finances in order for '98

Ever since mid-December, that little voice in the back of your head has been…

By Carmen Brown

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WISE WORDS

Too often, it seems money you’ve earmarked for long-term goofs, like retirement, is…

By James A. Anderson

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Lucent Makes Communications Pay

An 88% run-up ire price has everyone talking

Maybe it was a case of a little-known corporate division finally getting the…

By James A. Anderson

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Patient Listed As Critical

For investors in United American Healthcare, this HMO's vital signs are weak

Did someone call for life support? Shareholders of United American Healthcare couldn’t be blamed…

By Dwight Oestricher

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Read All About It

Can Wall Streetwise newsletter actually beat the Street?

Wall Street professionals will tell you that stock picking can be a nerve-wracking affair…

By James A. Anderson

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Picking Up The Slack

Your supervisor constantly misses deadlines, loses paperwork, shows up late for meetings and…

By Monique R. Brown

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Executive Risk

For the most part, African American movers and shakers are also big risk-takers.…

By Monique R. Brown

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Law Of The Land

Q: I’m attending law school in the areas of practice should I consider?
A:…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Trial By Employer

How to strive in the workplace after you've sued your company

Mr. Long worked at a major telecommunications company for four years and felt he…

By Monique R. Brown

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On The Move

James G. Brown Jr. has been promoted to vice president of affiliate sales…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Nothing But Net

You probably can't match their income, but you can benefit from the financial advice professional athletes bank on.

Houston, we have a problem. The 82-game season is only nine games old and…

By Mark W. Wright

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A Disturbing Proposition

The ramifications of Proposition 209 pose a chilling problem for minority employment, education and business across the country. With clone bills waiting in the wings, how will its agenda affect YOU? .

When first-year graduate student eric Brooks joined the Rev. Jesse Jackson on a podium…

By Eric L. Smith

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Wanted: High-Tech Help

Once you've made the commitment to upgrade or or overhaul don't go it alone. Here's how to pick the right consultant for the job.

Early last year, Denise Blake realized that her organization’s Web site wasn’t doing its…

By Joyce E. Davis

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Partners For Profit

From limited partnerships to corporations, forming a successful business alliance takes time, planning and research.

Starting a business can mean traveling some rugged terrain. Whether you’re planning to run…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Black on Black Management

African American managers can either help or hinder one another.Here's how to help.

Iris Randall is the owner and founder of New Beginnings, a management consulting firm…

By Iris Randall

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Black Enterprise Unlimited

Black enterprise launches a new division to serve the professional and personal needs of B.E. readers

To coincide with the new year, Earl G. Graves, Publisher and CEO of BLACK…

By Dorett Smith

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Can bad credit = insurance problems?

How insurance companies use your credit report

You’ve just bought the home of your dreams. The next stop is to protect…

By Ann Brown

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City of Angels

While you're in town on business, find time to work on L.A.'s after

Angels, maybe, but one thing L.A. does have is stars. From Hollywood to Watts,…

By Dari Giles

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Countdown To The Year 2000!

Believe it or not, many of the popular worldwide locales for New Year’s…

By Ann Brown

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Stitching On Wheels

Soft Stitch creates new twist in garment industry with mobile unit

Rudy and Sharon Shepard have put a new spin on the embroidery business.…

By Sonya Kimble-Ellis

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Calendar Guys

Courtney Hines and Adrian Woods use niche marketing to build profits year-round

When shopping for a calendar during the Christmas season two years ago, Adrian…

By Ann Brown

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Is WR Lazard Out For The Count?

Marianne Spraggins departure casts dark shadow over the firms future

In the two weeks between late September and early October, WR Lazard’s chief executive,…

By Kimberly Seals McDonald

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Lewis To Lead MPA

B.E. 100s CEO to become first black chair of the Magazine Publishers of America

All posturing aside, the magazine industry by and large remains a “Caucasians-only” club…

By Eric L. Smith

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New Penalties On Car Rentals

No-shows average nearly 30% nationwide, says Fred Fleischner, vice president of sales and…

By Ann Brown

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Getting Behind The Wheel

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guide Test-driving is more than just a spin around the block

There is nothing like the heady, enticing aroma of the fresh carpet, fabric and…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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TLC Beatrice Sells Off Major Food Division

B.E. 100s top concern sells French food branch for $573 million

A recent mega-deal by TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc., No. 1 on the BE…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Grabbing Another Slice

Continued Pizza Hut restructuring spells opportunity for hungry entrepreneurs

Pizza Hut is making news again with another blockbuster sale of its franchise…

By Nicole St. James

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Implosion Of Am-Pro

Did this B.E. 100 firm self-destruct or was it forced out of business?

It was a modern-day success story. A graduate of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a)…

By Rick Sherrell

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Betting On The Private Sector?

Bob Johnson's offer to buy outstanding stock meets shareholder resistance

There’s nothing like a little shareholder revolt to raise the cost of your company’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Fade To Black

By the number of minority performers appearing on screen, you might get the…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Crafting Your Sales Technique

With a marketing plan, you can put your sales and promotion strategies in place

Undoubtedly, there are several businesses in your area that offer the same product or…

By Wendy M. Beech

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A Shooting Star

Teen modeling agency puts more minority faces on fashion map

While working as receptionist for a major New York modeling agency six years…

By Shirley Hawkins

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House Of Style

Using personalized service this fashion designing duo is sewing up the profits

Dion Lattimore and Scott Torrellas have always had a flair for fashion. Now the…

By Lloyd Gite

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Family-Owned Firms

Here are some tools for keeping your family business fit

In The Family Business: Power Tools for Survival, Success, and Succession, brothers Russell…

By Kenneth Miles

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Training Done Right

To get the most out of your sessions, assess goals and follow up

Whatever size business you may operate, chances are your staff has engaged in some…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Around The World Through Cyberspace

Give your child an international experience without leaving home

Would you like to take your child for a trip around the world with…

By Monique R. Brown

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The Fun-Damentals Of Learning

This holiday season, leave the video games in the store and give the gift of knowledge instead

It’s that time of year again, and the annual video game scavenger hunt is…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Just So You Know

Computer lingo made easy for technophytes

As information technology permeates our world, so to’ does its vernacular, leaving many…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Hollywood Connections Online

www.blacktalentnews.com

Get the latest on the film, television, music or theater industries, via the…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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More Than Instinct Alone

A methodical Hamilton Lewis checks out the market before investing

Call it intuition. Chalk it up to clairvoyance. However you explain it, money manager
Hamilton…

By James A. Anderson

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Gray Panther

Healthcare provider Genesis outperforms the market and still has momentum

Investors in Genesis Health Ventures (NYSE: GHV) couldn’t ask for better. Had you…

By James A. Anderson

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The Fund Manager’s Crib Sheet

Share in the reading list that these money managers have used

Financial guidebooks have become something of a cottage industry of late. Gurus and…

By James A. Anderson

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NYSE Goes To Decimals

The New York Stock Exchange’s price quote switch will narrow spread for investors
It…

By Angela Acquaye

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Casting The Widest Net

Fresh stats are a must for investors. Here's how to get them on the World Wide Web.

As an investment club member, you have to research potential stock picks before actually…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Don’t Wait To Be Asked

Take the initiative and open doors

Do you duck your boss when he or she requests volunteers? You wouldn’t…

By Monique R. Brown

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Taking Undue Credit

Q What do you do when a colleague steals your idea and takes…

By Monique R. Brown

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How To Be A Stress-Free Retiree

The key to retirement is replacing worry with a solid portfolio. Here's how to structure your investments to carry you through the golden years.

Part four of the lifetime investment guide looks at how investors in their 50s…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Hold The Phone!

Don’t call from the road to the office just yet. Domestically and internationally,…

By Ann Brown

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Medical Rx Overseas

You’re abroad and a medical emergency hits. How do you get adequate care?…

By Ann Brown

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Gordon Bussey Jr.

If you’re considering getting married, it might be wise to think about buying…

By James A. Anderson

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Ease Of Movement

Today, employees are less apprehensive about leaving their jobs than in prior years.…

By Monique R. Brown

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Don’t Mince Your Words

Deflect racist remarks in the workplace with finesse

Joyce Scott was invited to be the keynote speaker at a seminar on leadership…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Producing More Than Results

Brett King brings his diverse background to Paramount Television

If you’ve watched any television over the past decade, chances are you’ve seen something…

By Hal Karp

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Hip-Hop Preneurs

A new breed of hungry hip-hop artist are using hit records as a stepping-stone from the recording studio to the boardroom

Los Angeles and Russell Simmons is in cruise control. Motoring down Wilshire Boulevard in…

By Eric L. Smith

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Turning Melodies Into Royalties

The real revenue in the music business lies in the ownership rights to the hits. Here's how to publish and not perish.

If you are even remotely familiar with popular music these days, you’ve probably heard…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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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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