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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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Film Noir

Distribution is the key to box-office success. Here's how black filmmakers can capitalize on the existing Hollywood network and some innovative alternatives.

Hav Plenty is a quirky ’90s love story about two 20-somethings in denial about…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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It’s Show Time

Our annual listing of internships can help raise the curtain on a terrific career in show business

Interested in making your living in the entertainment field? It’s an exciting, animated industry…

By Nicole Graves

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How To Grow A Ceo

Developing the instincts for running a business starts at a very early age. Here's what the experts say can prepare your child to sit in the CEO's chair.

When children from harlem’s Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship (IYE) had trouble selling the greeting…

By Eleanor D. Branch

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Shopping For A Deal

You can spend a fortune this season--or just look like you did

Shopping is one of the main sources of holiday debt for many americans. Although…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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How To Cut Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Safe-proofing your home can save you money

If you are carrying a mortgage, you know that most lenders require that you…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Is Work Getting Painful?

Get a handle on preventing job-related injuries

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) had a novel idea for employers who…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Calling All Geeks

Black Internet enthusiasts spread IT around

Of the hundreds of black-oriented Web sites, newsgroups and mailing lists on the Internet,…

By Cheryl Coward

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The Internet On Every Corner

The popularity of the Web has pushed access outside of the home and office into everyday life

So you want to surf the Net but don’t have a computer. Now, thanks…

By Marvin V. Greene

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Plan Write From The Start

The right software can put you on the fast track to entrepreneurial success

For years, it’s been nothing more than an idea, but now the time is…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The Computer Industry Show Of Shows

Comdex Fall'97 boasts the biggest names in information technology

Later this month, mavens of the computer world will descend on Las Vegas…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Hot On The Case

For Ariel's McKissack, value stocks are still to be found -- with a little extra effort

If there’s anything remotely close to a thankless investing job in a year when…

By James A. Anderson

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Wise Words

As the year winds down and you consider investment moves either now or…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Not So Durable

GTS Duratek stock slumps after the market finds a few cracks

No matter how good an idea a company is banking on, it often…

By James A. Anderson

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Buying Preferential Treatment

Looking for higher yields? A hybrid offered by blue-chip companies might be your solution

Is the bond investor in you yearning for higher yields? Are you a bit…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Keeping A Little Too Much Company

Loading up your job's stock in your 401(k) might be too much of a good thing

For the most part, the company stock offered as part of your 401(k) plan…

By Kelli D. Herd

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Watch Your Back!

Outsmart the workplace saboteur

Have you ever felt that your supervisor or co-worker was undermining your performance?…

By Monique R. Brown

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The Cost Of A Career Move

Q: I am relocating to another city with my firm. What moving expenses…

By Monique R. Brown

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Work And Pray

When it comes to religion, most employers are fairly accommodating. According to the…

By Monique R. Brown

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Time Your Exit Correctly

Don't lose important benefits that you may have coming

You’ve been offered a better job or perhaps you’re about to take the entrepreneurial…

By Monique R. Brown

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A Woman Of Power

Brenda Jackson lights the way for Texas Utilities' customer service

An eternal optimist, Brenda Jackson has always believed that nothing is impossible and that…

By Hal Karp

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The State Of Small Black Business

An anti-affirmative action firestorm is brewing in the small black business competitive, these firms must build alliances, use technology and exercise their voice.

The 21st century is quickly approaching, but will small black businesses be able to…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Building Black Business Network

B.E.'s 2nd Annual Entrepreneurs Conference positioned African American business owners for the 21st century

It took seven hours to get there, but Boye Akinola was not bothered by…

By Wendy M. Beech

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

These companies emerged as B.E.'s 1997 Small Business Entrepreneurs of the Year

Have You Ever Thought About Becoming. your own boss? Well, in 1996 hundreds of…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Soul Management

The seven dangerous misconceptions AfricanAmericans have of corporate America

You’re ambitious and educated, yet a victim of corporate politics. After years of scaling…

By Cassandra Hayes

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1998 BLACK ENTERPRISE AUTO GUIDE

A look at the year's outstanding vehicles

These are happy times in the automotive industry. A strong economy is keeping demand…

By Jay Koblenz

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Writing A Will Your Way

Do-it-yourself kits can help yousecure your assets without a lawyer

We all know we’ll eventually need a will, but many of us don’t want to…

By Frances A. McMorris

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Smooth Operator

Keep your business running in high gear with a sound operating plan

Getting your business off the ground can be tough. Keeping it fully operational can…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Calling All Entrepreneurs

The Home Shopping Network wants to help you sell your products

Attention all inventors, entrepreneurs, vendors and manufacturers. If you’ve ever dreamed of the…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Helping Hands

Diversity turns temporary agency's part- time placements into full-time profits

When Stephanie Tyler learned how many employers used temporary help to satisfy their…

By Melba Newsome

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A Peak Performer

Rock climbing gym owner reaches new heights in fitness

Azemar King is climbing the mountain of success — literally. Owner of Climb-Max!!!,…

By Lloyd Gite

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Business On A Shoestring

Survival tips for the financially strapped

For the aspiring or fledgling entrepreneur, reading Kimberly Stansell’s Bootstrapper’s Success Secrets: 151…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Holiday Travel Madness

Holiday travel can be nerve-racking, but you can avoid the madness. Here are…

By Ann Brown

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Getting A Bigger Slice Of The Pie

Black-owned food chain buys Pizza Hut franchises

Milwaukee-based V&J Foods Inc., a BE 100s company, has acquired an even larger…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Going — Going — Gone!

Technology firm Sylvest Management is sold

When a successful black-owned company suddenly puts itself on the auction block, many…

By Joyce Jones

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Equity Fund Targets Southern Africa

New Africa Advisers establishes new$120 million pool to invest overseas

A newly formed $120 million equity fund, New Africa Opportunity has been established…

By Nicole Lewis

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Beaming Up A Nue View

New firm creates film and TV shows for urban audience

Taking advantage of the influence urban culture is having on media, Dennis J.…

By Ann Brown

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New Legal Eagle For State Department

David Andrews appointed as top gun

As the top legal advisor in the State Department, David R. Andrews holds…

By Cliff Hocker

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Last Call!

Defense Department sounds an alarm for minority businesses

The Department of Defense (DOD) is rapidly approaching a deadline which requires all…

By Joyce Jones

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Is 8(A) Doing The Two-Step?

Proposed changes to the SBA program would expand to include white business owners

The Small Business Administration recently announced proposed changes to the 8(a) minority procurement program…

By Joyce Jones

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Growing Stronger Together

Large white-owned businesses are forming alliances in growing numbers through short-term ventures to…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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12 Keys To Landing The Big Contract

With the right product, service attitude and approach, you can win a coveted corporate contract

It’s relatively easy not to win corporate business.
Just try a few of these tactics:…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Look Before You Lease

How you search for a business location can spell success or failure. Here's the scoop on negotiating a deal that won't foil your firm

Real estate professionals often say the three most important factors in choosing a business…

By Wendy M. Beech

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The Big Boomer Theory

The baby boom generation has had a long time to accumulate wealth and income. Now it's time for them to reevaluate their portfolios.

Part three of the lifetime investment Guide looks at how baby boomers in their…

By Judith Aidoo

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Atlanta After Hours

When it's time to retire your business cares, soak up 'Hotlanta'

The city of Atlanta, known affectionately as the "Big Peach," is a mecca for black…

By Dari Giles

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New Tune For Reggae Sunsplash

Concert event moves to Ocho Rios from August's heat to February's cool

For nearly 20 years, the venerable Bob Marley has been remembered and celebrated at…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline

The Riverwalk Blues Festival takes place November 7- 9 at Fort Lauderdale’s Bubier…

By Ann Brown

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A Plane Of Your Own

A corporare jet may be one solution to costly business travel. While a…

By Ann Brown

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Soul For Sale

Berry Gordy sells half of Motown catalog for $132 million

Under the 27-year-long guidance of founder Berry Gordy, Motown Records churned out more than…

By Ann Brown

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Deciphering Wall Street’s Alphabet Soup

Confusion over different financial exchanges can leave would-be investors puzzled

In case you missed the news, Carver Federal Savings Bank recently made the…

By Cecelia Concard

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Luxury Auto Dealer Passes Away

Bob Ross was the first African American Mercedes dealer

Robert Paul Ross, a mainstay on the BE AUTO DEALER 100 list and…

By Eric L. Smith

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And Still They Rise

African American and other minority women entrepreneurs are making significant strides in industries…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Putting Your Business Into Perspective

Outline your company's mission and goals in the executive summary

Business plans are often considered blueprints for entrepreneurial success. In the first part…

By Lloyd Gite

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A Basketful Of Dollars

By Lloyd Gite

Some people say “thank you” with flowers. But Jill Patton has found a…

By Lloyd Gite

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A Share Of The Profits

Investment research company finds success in stocks

Charles Payne has had a passion for stocks since he was a teenager.…

By Ann Brown

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Using A Utility Audit

Prevent over-billing with this financial analysis

No need to cringe, utility audits have nothing to do with taxes or…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Internal Moonlighting

Use your day job to branch out on your own

The thought of leaving the security of a corporate job and searching for…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Sister Ceo

A guide to excellence for black business women

If you are stuck in a deed-end job or have fallen victim to…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Utilities Are Like A Box Of Chocolates…

You never quite know what you're going to get, but its a sure bet you need at least one

As more people purchase personal computers, and invariably encounter difficulties, the utilities software market…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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Who’s Zoomin’ Who On The Web?

Internet privacy becomes a major issue for concerned cybernauts

On the Internet, cookies aren’t what they seem. They are mechanisms that allow a…

By Marvin V. Greene

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A Sight For Sore Eyes

Computer displays can be hazardous to your vision

The personal computer has become ubiquitous in the business world since its introduction, but…

By Mildred Nunoo

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High-Yield Twins

Agency bonds are as safe as Treasuries, yet offer more kick

There are few things as secure as Treasury bonds. Named after the department in…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Wise Words

DYWANE A. HALL, A BRANCH MANAGER FOR LINSCO PRIVATE LEDGER FINANCIAL SERVICES (800-514-1112)…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Corn-Fed Gains At Conagra

Food stock looks to keep up the beef

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. When things look uncertain for…

By James A. Anderson

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How Much Is Enough?

Just how many holdings should an investment club have?

Diversification is a word financial planning pundits love to bring up every chance they…

By Laura Washington

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Getting All Dolled Up

Carson Products is looking beyond hair care to grow its profits

After a horrendous first quarter, Carson Inc. (NYSE: CIC) now figures it’s going to…

By Dwight Oestricher

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On The Road With Your Boss

Even though you're out of the office, its still business

You’re about to embark on a three-day business trip with your boss. To…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Online Recruitment Slow

Despite the fact that one out of five companies uses the Internet to…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Separation Pay

Q Are severance packages negotiable?
A A severance package is usually offered to an…

By Cassandra Hayes

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How Much Should Employers Know?

Pocket your privacy by understanding the limits of background checks

Whether you’re in the running for a job as a mailroom clerk or a…

By Audrey Arthur

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Career At A Glance

Occupation: Actuary
Job description: Assembles and analyzes facts, and estimates risks and returns to…

By April Robbins

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A Capital Career Venture

For years, the ranks of venture capital firms were filled by word-of- mouth…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Corporate Plight

For a revealing history of how African Americans broke into professional and managerial…

By April Robbins

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The Feeling Is Mutual

A bevy of black-managed mutual funds is bringing new investors into the market, B.E. checks out what they have to offer.

No, this is one revolution that didn’t get televised or much in the way…

By James A. Anderson

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Which Way Is Up?

Our experts discuss strategies to thrive no matter what the market brings

Sometimes It Seems As If Good News For investors brings up more questions than…

By James A. Anderson

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It’s A Family Affair

Judith Aidoo

Part Two Of The Black Enterprise Lifetime Financial Planning Guide focuses in couples in…

By Judith Aidoo

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Capital Gains Without Tax Pain

For active investors, knowing when to hold 'em and how to fold 'em can help limit your tax ability

“The pain, the pain.” That’s how donald Powells, 40, recalls his experience with the…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Bytes To Bucks

Trading stocks on the internet can save savvy investors a bundle

Their ads are everywhere. From network television, to splashy animated banners on the Internet,…

By Cheryl Coward

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Buying Life Insurance

Choosing the right policy can protect and preserve your assets for your kids without costing their inheritance

No matter who you are, morbid issues like death and dying are totally foreign…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Carson Gets A Makeover

With an African American management team in control, hair care giant Carson Products has repositioned itself for growth.

It may seem a long and somewhat implausible road from the halls of academia…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Take it Light

Don't let business trips weigh you down. Learn about the travel trends and products that can take a load off your mind--and your time.

Female Friendly Stays
Hotels are rolling out the red carpet for women on business
More and…

By Ann Brown

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Represent Yourself

Here's how you can stay one step ahead in small claims court

If you ever have to defend yourself in small claims court, it will pay…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Paying For Good Credit

You may be getting charged for not carrying a balance balance

It used to be that if you paid off your bills on time, you…

By Ann Brown

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The Urge To Merge

Fusion of Georgia's Citizens Trust and First Southern will create fifth largest black bank

“It’s exciting isn’t it?” With a few understated words,Fusion Gregory Baranco, chairman of First…

By Eric L. Smith

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Blind Justice For Minority Firms?

Entrepreneurs await Justice Department findings on affirmative action

Next month, the Department of Justice is expected to issue final rules to “mend”…

By Joyce Jones

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Time For A Change At Wittnauer

Luxury watchmaker now in black hands

Wittnauer International Inc. recently changed hands when the company was acquired by Composite…

By Cliff Hocker

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Black-Owned Radio Stations Tuning Out

Two stations formerly owned byA. G. Gaston are the latest to fall

Booker T. Washington Broadcasting Services (BTWBS) recently sold its two stations to Cox…

By Paula M. White

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Building Hope In Los Angeles

Chase Manhattan Bank leads charge to start home ownership initiative

Owning a home complete with white picket fence, backyard and swimming pool has…

By Dackeyia Q. Simmons

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BEBE Member Promoted To New Post At Joint Center

Black Enterprise Board of Economist member Margaret Simms was recently appointed the first…

By Eric L. Smith

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Keeping An Eye On The Fed

Roger Ferguson's nomination would give blacks voice on powerful governing board

The United States’ current economic expansion is about to enter its seventh straight year,…

By Thomas Boston

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Spend Now, Pay Later

Americans aren’t doing well nearly enough to build and nurture their retirement nest…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Before Hanging Out Your Shingle…

Create a business plan; it can be your road map to success

Whether you are just starting a business or have been in operation for 20…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Creations For The Body And Mind

Clothing designer captures profits and positive attitudes with signature line

For Dean “Shababa” Townsend, what began many years ago as a hobby of…

By Melba Newsome

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A Cut Above The Rest

Catering duo carves niche in continental cuisine

Whenever people see the food catered by husband and wife team J.R. and…

By Lloyd Gite

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Is Voice Mail Hurting Your Business?

Use these tips to keep the calls coming

In many instances, your client’s first impression of your company is made over…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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ABSOLUT EXPRESSIONS

Absolut Expressions celebrates the experiences and the interpretations of 14 established and rising artistic…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The Bill Collector Cometh

Do you need a collection agency to gather receivables?

Generating revenues is the lifeblood of any business. But far too often small…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Tech Tools

Boost sales and customer base

The world of tomorrow is upon us. Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.…

By Ann Brown

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Getting Your Windows Squeaky Clean

Breathing new life into Windows 3.x

Two years after the release of Windows 95, Windows 3.1 has still not relinquished…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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A Slim And Trim Productivity Tool

ClarisWorks 4.0 Internet Edition is great for those pressed for hard-drive space

Mac users should already be familiar with ClarisWorks. Now the Windows 95 crowd…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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To Upgrade Or Not To Upgrade

Get the facts before you add components to your system

Newer, better, faster! If computer hardware and software manufacturers are to be believed, every…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Financial Planning At Your Fingertips

QFP 2 takes the guesswork out of planning for your future

Whether you’re a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional, it’s never too…

By Kenneth Miles

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The Benefits Of Balance

Funds that play both stocks and bonds might shield you in tough times

We wouldn’t be surprised if earlier this year a lot of Dow watchers were…

By James A. Anderson

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Is There Still Fizz In Pepsi?

Its been a flat year for the beverage maker

Although it’s been an effervescent year at Pepsico (NYSE: PEP), the last 12…

By James A. Anderson

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Around The World At Home

Globalt's Bill Roach has a new way to play international markets

He lives in landlocked Atlanta, and doesn’t necessarily believe that things go better with…

By James A. Anderson

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Strip Mining

Treasury strips make sense for the long haul

It sounds almost too good to be true: the safety of a U.S.…

By James A. Anderson

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Making Dollars, Stowing Away Cents

Brooke Stephens' new book pushes financial basics

Fraunces Tavern, a cozy watering hole tucked away in the winding, narrow streets…

By James A. Anderson

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More Than Just A Resume

A career portfolio will give you an edge over the competition

With competition for jobs at an all-time high, job seekers need more than…

By April Robbins

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Working For The Weekend

The phrase “Thank God it’s Friday” may soon become moot if employees continue…

By Nicole Graves

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From Temp To Permanent

Q I have been tempting for months. How do I turn a temporary…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Getting A Helping Hand

How to choose and get the most out of mentors

Whether you’re at the beginning of your career or in its later stages, a…

By Audrey Arthur

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Diligence Is The Mother Of Invention

Shunned by his employer, Donald Latson took his idea to CompuSPEAK and gained an equity stake

Donald Latson says African Americans should never abandon their street smarts. Being aware watching…

By Cassandra Hayes

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ON THE MOVE

Paul E. Cruse Jr. has been appointed vice president/category manager, frozen and health…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Catch The Flying Tiger

African American interest in golf is growing rapidly, but how do we profit from the windfall?

It’s only been five months since Tiger Woods set the world on its ear…

By Eric L. Smith

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Maximizing Your Travel Dollars

The cost of travel may be up, but business fliers can find ways to save

Returning from a business trip, gary bolden found himself delayed at Little Rock National…

By Ann Brown

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Tournament Journal

REMEMBERING THE OLD UGA TOUR
Back in the day — way before Tiger and Earl…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Handling A Civil Lawsuit

Knowing what to do when someone sues can prevent a legal nightmare

With over 40 million civil lawsuits filed annually, your chances of being sued next…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Building A Successful Home-Based Business

Setting up shop at home is not as difficult as you may think. Here are three great business start-ups for the new American workplace

When cynthia brower started Atlantic Optical Framewear (which imports and exports ethnic eyewear) four…

By Wendy M. Beech

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15 Franchises For Under $50,000

Starting your own business need not cost an arm and a leg. Here are some franchises that won't break your budget.

Franchises have long been touted AS great buys for new entrepreneurs because of their…

By Karen Gutloff

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Sowing A New World Harvest

With 20 years of marketing genius behind him, Arnold Donald is leading the Monsanto Co. into the agriculture biotech future

For many, Arnold Donald’s not-too-distant reality could be a scene from a science fiction…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Ringing Up A Career In Retail

Avid consumerism has made this industry a new option for aggressive job seekers. Here's how you can register a good career move.

His uniform: a $2,000 four-button european pinstripe suit, custom- tailored. His calendar: filling up…

By Yolonda Gault Caviness

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Money Matters For Generation X

Investing can be structured to suit any lifestyle and age. The key is making those first steps count.

Financial challenges never end they’re at the root of every obligation we face–raising children,…

By Judith Aidoo

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Hands-On Healing

A good back rub may do morefor your stress level than you think

Stress. It’s the usual suspect behind the neck aches, lower-back pain and clenched jaws…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Doing Business In Chicago?

After the meetings, nix the hotel and take in The Windy City

If you’re headed to Chicago for a business trip: beware. The Windy City offers…

By Noelle C. Collins

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Dataline … Dataline … Dataline … Dataline … Dataline

New York City abounds with cultural parades starting September 1, when the West…

By Ann Brown

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Booking Bed & Breakfasts

Don’t assume that all bed-and-breakfasts are quaint country inns. You may be greeted…

By Ann Brown

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Discount Dining

Dining cards can cut up to 25% off your restaurant bill. Before you…

By Ann Brown

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Let The Home Buyer Beware

Insurance carriers come under fire for racial redlining and price disparities

If you think Nationwide is really on your side, perhaps you ought to think…

By Joyce Jones

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Making The Right Connections

Telecommunication? lock down $150million contract with Lvcent Technologies

Three minority-owned firms plugged themselves into a lucrative $150 million endeavor after signing…

By Paula M. White

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Metters’ Tour Of Duty

Two-year deal with Navy allow firmopportunity to grow and expand services

The continued downsizing of the U.S. military is providing a variety of economic…

By Cliff Hocker

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When The River Runs Dry

Campaign finance reforms could havedisproportionate impact on black legislators

President Clinton’s recent plea to Congress to pass campaign finance reform legislation seems…

By Joyce Jones

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High Flying With The Faa

Pilot program targets prime contractors to mentor small businesses

The Federal Aviation Administration recently unveiled a new pilot program designed to broaden…

By Eric L. Smith

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Signet Bank Woos Minority Contractors

Government and technology division provides much-needed capital business

When Gary Murray started Sylvest Management Systems Corp. 10 years ago, he had nine…

By Joyce Jones

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A Stroke Of Success

Closed-captioningfirm builds profits servicing the hearing-impaired

For Lorraine Carter, the time was right to start her real-time closed captioning…

By Ann Brown

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