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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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Reel Soul

African Heritage Movie Network finds niche in syndication of black films

Frank Mercado-Valdes has gone from sleeping in the park to living in the plaza–Trump…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Conducting Employee Reviews

Performance evaluations can help grow you company

Ask people how they feel about being their bosse you’ll get how they…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Maintaining The Apple Of Your Eye

Tips for keeping the MAC operating system in optimum shape

Macintosh computer users hold such faith in their user-friendly operating system (OS) that they…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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The Telecommunications Revolution

Faxes, e-mail and text messages in the palm of your hand

Not long ago, pagers and cellular phones were the crowning achievement In wireless communications.…

By Marvin V. Greene

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Search By Location

www. Iocaleyes. com

When it comes to looking up business addresses the Yellow Pages are the…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Global Warming

Money manager sets out to conquer the world

After two years of the U.S. stock market speeding along with nary a retreat,…

By James A. Anderson

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Wise Words

Realtor JANICE BROWN OF FRED SANDS RESIDENTIAL REAL (818-683-1515) in Pasadena, California says…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Disney’s Not Clowning Around

Entertainment mainstay gains in hot market

It’s no joke when your company’s stock rises more than 30%, outdoing the…

By James A. Anderson

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A Rock For The Ages

The best policy for you could ?well differ according to your ? ageB.E. Personal Finance PART 3 of a SERIES

A 60-year old retiree certainly doesn’t think, dress or live like a recent college…

By Christopher Harris

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Office Enhancements

Redesign your space and increase your productivity

Does your productivity need a boost? If so, redesigning your office may be…

By Monique R. Brown

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Black Women; Different Style

A recent study found that black women manage differently from white women and…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Power Move

Q. What factors should one consider when making a career move?
A. For most…

By Cassandra Hayes

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An Inside Hit

Success in today's workplace includes knowinghow to sell your ideas to colleagues

Do you have what it takes to Simplement your ideas in the face of…

By Cassandra Hayes

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20 Black Women Of Power & Influence

These African American female corporate executives are shaping the way business is done

Will the first african american to head A major corporation be a woman? Maybe,…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The New Rights Agenda

The Urban League is the latest to take aim at removing economic barriers from the pursuit of the American Dream

Are you among the current generation of African Americans who, while enjoying the rights…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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8 Stocks To Bank On

Black Enterprise screen the market for coreholdings with potential for solid returns

Somewhere trading on the NASDAQ, NEW YORK OR American stock exchanges, hidden among the…

By James A. Anderson

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Recipe For Success

It takes more than a little love to make a prized family recipe a winning business. But with pluck, planning and plenty of persistence, it can be profitable.

Remember Grandma’s secret recipe for hot and spicy spaghetti sauce? Year after year, you…

By Wendy M. Beech

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5 Steps To Finding A Lawyer PART 2 OF A SERIES

Starting with the basics will help simplify your search

Finding a good lawyer is just like anything else–you’ve got to shop around. Most…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Seal Of Approval

New BBB service can help consumers weed out online scams

Wondering if a business that’s advertising a product or service online is really…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Travel On Loan

As vacation costs soar, travel vendors have begun offering loans or payment plans.…

By Ann Brown

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Sitting Pretty In Coach

To keep customers happy in the face of growing competition for low-fare carriers,…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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The World Wide Web On A Shoestring Budget

Putting your company online doesn't have to be expensive

If you think setting up shop on the World Wide Web requires deep pockets…

By Cheryl Coward

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Coloring At Home

Your guide to the information superhighway Affordable new printer brings photo-quality images into the home

If color printing is what you need for either your home office or…

By Glenn Jeffers

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Premium Performance

Your financial advisorGive your vehicle the coverage it deserves

In our continued quest to give you tangible tips on making the most of…

By Lisa M. Hamilton

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Midwest Maneuvers

Your financial advisorMercantile's stock rises during buying spree

A year ago, when we recommended Mercantile Bancorp (NYSE: MTL), the St. Louis…

By James A. Anderson

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Patience Pays Off

Your financial advisor Contrarian investor Thomason always stays calm

It’s times like last summer when a cool temperament comes to the aid of…

By James A. Anderson

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Profiling The Black Investor

Your financial advisorA long-neglected market begs to be tapped

We’ve all seen evidence of African Americans’ collective spending power, if merely from the…

By Olayinka Fadahunsi

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Go For What You Know

Your financial advisorThe best stock picks are the ones you recognize

Getting a group of like-minded folks together to form an investment club is the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE

Your career strategistGet the most out of teamwork and team-based pay

As companies seek to empower employees, work teams have fast become the latest…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Controlling Employee Theft

Your business consultant Knowing the signs can help protect your company against pilfering workers

Employee theft is probably something you’d rather not think about, but here are…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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About To Go Bust?

You can turn your business around

If your company is in trouble, no one’s going to hold your hand…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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GOOD PRESS IS ON THE RISE

Your business consultantLow start-up costs and fast returnscreate opportunities in public relations

With an ever-changing marketplace, well-planned, effective communication is critical to the success of today’s…

By Ann Brown

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Jewels And Tools For The Soho

Software to help grow your small office into a big business

Running a business from a SOHO (small office/home office) is no easy task. It…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Businesses Get Help Going High-Tech

Your business consultant Microsoft and Compaq partner withSBA to introduce new technology program

Since 1991, the Small Business Administration’s Business Information Centers (BICs) have provided on-site counseling…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Stock Quotes Anytime, Anyplace

QuoteXpress delivers real-time quotes directly to your pager

Today’s merger and acquisition mania has left almost no quarter untouched. Banks, entertainment conglomerates…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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DVD Ushers In A New Era In File Storage

Your guide to the information superhighway Latest storage device promises tohold seven times as much data as CD-ROMs

Chances are, by now you’ve heard of DVD technology. Initially pushed as a consumer…

By Ron Evans

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Black Enterprise Online

blackenterprise.com

If you haven’t been to the Black Enterprise Web site in a while,…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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WISE WORDS

CHERYL D. BROUSSARD, AUTHOR, FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND PRINCIPAL AT PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA-BASED BROUSSARD…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Domestic Partners Benefit

Your career strategist

More employers are responding to today’s evolving “family” and bringing domestic partners under…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Taking Your Company Public

Raising money via the capital markets offersrewards as well as risks. Here's what to considerbefore making such a move.

After years of playing the lead role of entrepreneur, inventor, marketing guru or titan…

By James A. Anderson

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Freelance!

Karen Gutloff

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Charlene Boudreaux was enjoying the fast-paced life of corporate finance until she was downsized…

By Karen Gutloff

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Electronic Commerce And The Future Of Money

Hello, How may I help you?Would you like to start a new transaction?As more methods of electronic commerce are developed, will we see the demise of cold hard cash?

Are you ready to live in a world where the sense of security proffered…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Tour of corporate duty

Military veterans are entering the job marketin record numbers. Developing the right job-searchstrategy is key to a successful transition.

“My first job interview was scary,” admits Don Spears, a 30-year Navy veteran, who…

By Pamela McBride

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Taking The Mystery Out Of Buying African Art

Commanding record auction prices, art from the Motherland has grown in popularity and profitability.But how can you tell the authentic from the faux?

Art connoisseurs had an extraordinary opportunity last June when the largest collection of African…

By Judith Oringer

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Inside Leimert Park

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guideThis three-sq.-mile commercial center isan example of a community recycling its dollars

With its clean streets, well-kept homes, good schools and central location, Leimert Park is…

By Gil Robertson

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In Search Of Justice

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guideA study of race and the law in the United States

In the epilogue to In the Master of Color, his first volume on…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Keeping Fit On The Road

Great places to get a fabulousworkout when you're away on business

You’ve finally gotten into shape but constant business travel threatens to thwart your…

By Ann Brown

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Decoding A Plane Ticket

Your professional and consumer lifestyle guideThose letters and numbers really do mean something

If you’re like most people, reading a plane ticket is about as easy…

By Gil Robertson

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… Dataline

The National Portrait Gallery (Eighth and F Sts. NW, Washington, D.C.; 202-357-2700) is…

By Ann Brown

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Sleeping With The Enemy

Hotel industry first target of NAACP payback initiative

Money talks. And when you represent some $200 million of it, you can be…

By Joyce Jones

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Well-Furnished In The Motor City

GM awards $50 million contract toblack-owned office furniture distributor

Talk about starting out on the fast track. Just weeks after Detroit- based…

By Joyce Kelly

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The Big Payback

Terry Manufacturing donates $100,000 worth of preferred stock to Morehouse College

Who says alumni don’t give back. At least not Morehouse College, which was…

By Tomika DePriest

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Oil Slick Revisited

Two more oil companies come under fire for racial discriminations

Does this sound familiar? A corporate oil giant is being sued for millions…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Positive Energy

Deregulation in the utility industrycould spell opportunity for entrepreneurs

When entrepreneur Ronald E. Russell served as a commissioner for the Michigan Public Service…

By Joyce Jones

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Jackie Robinson Goes Gold

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Jackie robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s…

By Eric L. Smith

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Riding The Technology Wave

Growing numbers of small business owners–particularly minority business owners–are optimistic about the future…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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A King Of Copies

Your business consultant Office Evolutions markets Xerox equipment and supplies

After working for Xerox, the multibillion dollar copier company, for 13 years as…

By Lloyd Gite

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Dollars In Dirt

Your business consultantDeborah Sawyer clears the air and heftyprofits with environmental consulting firm

In the grimy business of toxic and hazardous waste management, rarely do you…

By Ann Brown

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Need Money Fast?

Your business consultantConvert accounts receivables to cash to finance your business

Your business is amassing an impressive list of clients and receivables are growing.…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Legal Backing

Q When do I need an employment attorney?
A You should build a relationship…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Surviving A Merger

Your career strategist How to make the cut and thrive after corporate matrimony

Welcome to the age of merger mania. In 1996, corporate mergers hit a record…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Networking Notebook

Black films in Mexico

The Black Filmmakers Foundation and UniWorld Group Inc. will resent the first annual…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Selling Million-Dollar Turf

Occupation: Real estate broker
Job description: Helps clients buy or sell real estate. Manages…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Lead The Way

Your career strategist

Since 1980, the Leadership Education And Development Program in Business (LEAD) has partnered…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Unspoken Rules

If the resounding thud of your head hitting the glass ceiling has become…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Running To Win

John W. Thompson leads the pack at IBM

In January, IBM’s John W. Thompson was handed a very big baton in what…

By Hal Karp

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Milestones Of The B.E. 100s

A look at a quarter-century of major events which shaped the growth of the nation's largest black-owned businesses

Whether they’ve used conservative or risky strategies, BLACK ENTERPRISE is proud to have chronicled the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Marathon Men

These CEOs have led their companies to perennial status on the B.E. 100s list. Here are their predictions for the next quarter century.

Many businesses have made the BE 100s over the 25-year history of the list. Several…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Pursuing A Strategic Vision

B.E. 100s CEOs are focused on maintainingtheir competitive edge today, while positioningtheir companies for tomorrow's opportunities

The chief executives of the Black Enterprise 100s, the nation’s largest conglomerate of black-owned…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Branding Of Bet

First, Robert Johnson created a black cable programming company. Then he took BET Holdings public. Now he has alliances with such major players as Microsoft. What will he do for an encore?

It seems appropriate that bet holdings inc. Is headquartered in Washington, D.C., Chocolate City.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Selling Into The Stratosphere

With an empire anchored by four of the covetedSaturn dealerships, Martin Automative Group CEO Cornelius Martin is flying rings around the competition

Growing up on a farm in greenville, kentucky, taught Cornelius Martin that hard work…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Freshman Class Of ’97

This year's neophytes include an operator of convenience stores, a technical services contractorand a former football pro turned sausage magnate

Excuse their swagger. But breaking into an exclusive club such as the largest listing…

By Derek T. Dingle

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United We Stand

The cooperative economics of consolidatingresources is the trend helping black-ownedbanks capture new customers in new markets

It appears that black-owned financial institutions learned some significant lessons in 1996. The conservative…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Liberty And Profit For All

By stepping in when other banks gave up, Liberty Bank & Trust has created a profit centera profit center for Louisiana's black community

Alden J. Mcdonald Jr. has the look of a man being sold a bill…

By Eric L. Smith

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Now That The Smoke Has Cleared…

The year-long repositioning of Black investment banks has produced some unexpected winners andlosers. Here's how the new landscape shapes up.

Sunday evening, september 29: Napoleon Brandford III meets Muriel Siebert over dinner.
There is little…

By Yolonda Gault Caviness

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Sow Entrepreneurship Reap Employment

Black business growth over the last decade hasbeen substantial, but is it enough to change thelarger employment picture for African Americans?

Over the last several years, Nathaniel Goldston, CEO of Atlanta-based Gourmet Companies, has watched…

By Eric L. Smith

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First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide

The hurdles are high, but here aretips for making your first move your best

If you’re thinking of buying your first home, now’s the time. Housing starts are…

By Michelle Webb

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Women of Power

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Day 2: Star Jones Moderates ‘Masterful Moves’ Session for Power Women

Star Jones, president of the Professional Diversity Network and National Association of Professional Women, moderated…

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Day 2: Women of Power Attendees Learn Power of Financial Independence

Financial experts Racquel Oden, Sharon Epperson and Stacey Tisdale talk the importance of financial independence

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