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We're spotlighting a new generation of gifted, innovative business achievers. Is that you or someone you know? Tell us all about it!

Black Enterprise is looking for the brightest, current and future corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Doing Business in South Africa: Taking Ethnic Haircare Back

J.M. Products is accomplishing what's been lost in the U.S.�ownership in the black hair industry

Mary L. Harris is doing her own thing and accomplishing in South Africa what was…

By Alan Hughes

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Doing Business in South Africa: Call Him Mr. Flexible

Gizmos CEO Greg Marchand stresses thorough planning�and a willingness to adapt

Greg Marchand is founder and managing director of Gizmos LLC, a communication, computer and technology…

By Alan Hughes

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10 Things to Remember Before Applying for a Business Loan

Maximize your chances of getting one

It’s a well-documented fact that banks are less risk tolerant than in years past. But…

By Alan Hughes

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Yohance and Di Yonna Mitchell won a $25,000 grant for their company, Vision Tutoring, based in Rex, Ga. Their business provides high-quality, one-on-one instruction to students in grades 1 through 12. Their services are free of charge to qualified students at eligible schools through a contract secured with the Georgia Department of Education.

Urban Entrepreneurs Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

2009 business plan competition winners earn $200,000 in grants, for decade total of $1.4 million

Celebrating 10 years of economic empowerment through it’s MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series (MUES) and Business…

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Atlanta Named Host City of 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Mayor Kasim Reed joins Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr. to make it official

The buzz among black entrepreneurs around the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference coming to Atlanta this…

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Utendahl Joins Deutsche Bank Americas as Vice Chairman

Utendahl Capital Partners founder will help increase presence of minorities on Wall Street

John O. Utendahl, founder of Utendahl Capital Partners L.P., has joined Deutsche Bank Americas Holding…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Brush Off Your Old Way of Thinking

Re-invention strategies to transform your business and boost profits

In an unsettled economy everyone must develop a brand new attitude to stand out from…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Cutting Edge: Free Resources for Navigating Web 2.0

No-cost classes and Website building services to get you up and running

Here are a few Websites and free resources to help you keep up with new…

By Renita Burns

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Urban League Report Offers Solutions to Economic Crisis

'State of Black America' details plan to offset effects of recession

In the 34th edition of the its State of Black America report, the National Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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Doing Business in South Africa: One CEO’s Formula

Detroit native Christopher Whitfield shares key challenges for entrepreneurs

Detroit native Christopher Whitfield’s typical day is not unlike any other entrepreneur. He gets up…

By Alan Hughes

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Cyberwise: Belated Blogger?

Am I too late in the game?

I want to begin a blog for my event planning business, but every time I…

By Dale Coachman

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Wealth Gap is Greatest for Women of Color

Study shows wealth inequality is much greater than income gap

Women of all races experience a gender wealth gap compared to white men, but the…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Countdown to Reform?

Small business owners continue to struggle with employee health benefits as the healthcare bill hangs in the balance.

While the rush continues for Congress to deliver a cohesive healthcare reform bill, small…

By Brittany Hutson

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From Tiger to Elephants, Lizards And Frogs

Has your image taken a hit? Take a cue from Accenture's new re-branding strategy

Accenture may have gotten lost in the “woods,” but they somehow ended up in the…

By Marshawn Evans

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Ten Cool Products to Give Your Business a Boost

10 cool products to give your business a boost

A lot has been said about the benefits of social media, and it’s all true.…

By Dale Coachman

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Downturn’s the Right Time for Expansion

Four reasons small business owners should hire now

Dana Smith-Rogers, owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga in Maryland, has seen the effects of the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Tips From the Top of the Food Chain

Copreneurs offer three things every entrepreneur needs to know

Angela Cauley and Ian Blount discovered the perfect recipe for success. Mixing three tablespoons of…

By Renita Burns

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A Natural Advantage

How one entrepreneur educates consumers to forge a strong brand impression

Companies must do more than slap the words “organic” or “all-natural” on their packaging to…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Happy Anniversary, Investors!

One year into the financial market rally, will booming stock performance continue?

Financial experts weigh in on why the S&P 500 market has bounced back so powerfully,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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African American Unemployment Rate Shrinks to 15.8%

Overall joblessness remains steady at 9.7%

The unemployment rate among African Americans improved slightly in February, shrinking from 16.5% to 15.8%…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Our World with Black Enterprise Host Ed Gordon gets warmed up for his one-on-one interview with Spike Lee.

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

To get an idea of the networking at the nation's largest annual gathering of black entrepreneurs, check out these images of the 2009 B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference.

The 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo will be held in Atlanta, May 16-19.…

By B. Jahdy Lancelot

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Building Paradise

Include these three strategies in the foundation of your success

Fleeing famine and communism in Ethiopia, Tadiwos Belete came to America in the 1980s for…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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A Selective Solution

Exclusivity helps a natural haircare system grow

Jane Carter has spent more than 20 years styling hair as a salon owner and…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Recipe for Success

Copreneurs blend their knowledge and resources to produce $20 million company

It did not take long for Angela Cauley and Ian Blount to concoct an alluring…

By Renita Burns

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Delta Air Lines Launches New Online Tool for Diverse Suppliers

Delta seeks to increase its partnership with vendors through the launch of a new Web-based technology.

Delta Air Lines is seeking to increase its partnership with suppliers through the launch of…

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No Business Without Technology

You can�t credibly start any business today without having a strong online presence.

I received an e-mail recently from a pair of intrepid college graduates seeking my advice…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Talking Points: UNCF Colleges More Affordable Than Their Peers

The 39 HBCUs that are members of the UNCF cost less than comparable institutions.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Savvy Solutions: Jumping Into the Toy Industry

The business of play

I have created a board game. I’ve gone to a variety of toy and board…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Better Way to Work

Ten cool products to give your business a boost

A lot has been said about the benefits of social media, and it’s all true.…

By Dale Coachman

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Changing for the Better?

Small Business Administration to strengthen its 8(a) program

For the first time in several years, the Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive…

By Joyce Jones

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Overcoming Gender Differences

A new report adds a different perspective to the glass ceiling discussion

As women of color continue to make strides in the workforce, the rate at which…

By Brittany Hutson

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A Tech Makeover Story

Three entrepreneurs tell Black Enterprise how they are using technology to renovate their businesses in a tough year�and reaping the rewards.

Last year was no cakewalk for many Americans: The fallout from the near collapse of…

By Dale Coachman

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Pep Talk: Multitasking to Achieve Your Goals

How to manage your daily life while starting a business

I’ve always dreamed of opening a clothing boutique. With low overheard, I’ve launched it online.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Healthcare Reform Summit Yields Little Consensus

Obama challenges lawmakers to finalize legislation in six weeks or less

Thursday’s healthcare reform summit was, in many ways, a last-ditch opportunity for President Barack Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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Positioning Yourself for an Opportunity

15 proven small-business action items to take advantage of the weak economy

With high unemployment, now is the time to position yourself as an authority in your…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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One For All

With strategic partnering, entrepreneurs hunker down together

In November 2008 Jenkins invited a group of designers that are regularly carried in The…

By Ayana Dixon

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Will Ford Profit in 2010?

Automaker looks to fuel efficiency, black consumers for the new year

While Ford stands alone as the only American automaker that didn’t solicit bailout money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Savvy Solutions: Social Media Marketing 101

Doing more online and off to attract customers

To promote my character entertainment business I use a Website and MySpace account, and I…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Is Your Brand Bold, Beautiful, & Determined?

It may be trite but it is very true: First impressions are everything

How do you create the perfect brand – in life and in business? Branding is…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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USDA, Black Farmers Reach Settlement

Government to pay $1.25 billion in restitution

The USDA announced that it will pay $1.25 billion to settle claims from black farmers…

By Joyce Jones

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Preparing for Startup Success

The right education, experience can be vital to your longevity

While it’s clear that amassing education and experience is helpful, there’s no right way to…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Blueprint for Success

Having a winning 'business' game plan

This year is a chance to be better, smarter, prouder, stronger, and take no mess.

By Dale Coachman

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CDFI Small Business Lending Program Finally a Go

With new terms, community banks are ready to start lending

The Treasury department announced last week that it will provide up to $1 billion in…

By Joyce Jones

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Mission to Beijing: From Dialogue To Partnership

Chinese and African American exchange program and Confucius Institute planned

More than 40 of black America’s best and brightest joined the National Urban League on…

By Dale Coachman

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Auto Dealers Expedite Repairs After Toyota Recall

Experts say setback won't have long-term effect on automaker

Last week Toyota announced the recall of some of its most popular vehicles. The recall,…

By Cliff Hocker

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SBA Works to Strengthen Its 8(a) Program

Proposals set to open up access to more businesses

The Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive review of its 8(a) program and will…

By Joyce Jones

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Mission to Beijing: Seeking Equal Opportunity in China

An exclusive inside look at the Urban League's effort to bring Chinese investment to African-American communities

The National Urban League’s 40 plus member delegation has embarked on a historic cultural and…

By Dale Coachman

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Savvy Solutions: How to Get Paid as a Consultant

Establishing (and sticking to) a pricing strategy is key

I presented a marketing proposal to a company where I formerly interned. We are into…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Building Security for Business Success

Savvy CEO tells how to get the most out of your business

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Savvy Solutions: When It’s A Good Idea to Self-Publish

Great resources for aspiring book authors

I’ve been trying to print a children’s book. I don’t want to do the traditional…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Accelerated Assistance

Business incubators step in where start ups fall short

For a start up, the first few years of life are most critical. It’s a…

By Margarette Burnette

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From One Company to Another

Catapult to the next level with profitable business-to-business relationships

When sisters Eve Lane and Holly Lane-Mixon launched Zebra Lane on a shoestring budget in…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Organize Your Life

Mobile apps help users keep it simple

Anyone using a smartphone already knows how great it is to have everything you want…

By David Hudson

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Approach the Right Strategy With B-to-B

How to effectively transition into profitable business-to-business

One opportunity entrepreneurs should consider when revising or creating a new business plan is making…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Letting Go

Expanding management team allows CEO to lead

When corporate downsizing resulted in a job change from manufacturing supervisor to security guard, Mary…

By Maya Payne Smart

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BE Forum Explores Solutions for Economic Revival

African Americans, small business key for economic turnaround

Black Enterprise hosted a forum to explore strategies and solutions that will ensure that African…

By Joyce Jones

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BE, Walmart to Host Economic Forum

BE100s CEOs, government officials to develop policy recommendations for White House

As President Barack Obama unveils initiatives to bolster the middle class, create jobs and assist…

By Renita Burns

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How to Capture the Eyes (and Wallets) of Web Users

Ten tips that will make your online content shine

To ensure that your Web videos reach their intended audience and keep viewers engaged, here…

By Bridget McCrea

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Black Broadcasting Network Launches on Verizon Fios

Distribution deal makes BBN programming available on demand

The Black Broadcasting Network has inked its first distribution deal with Verizon Fios TV Video…

By Renita Burns

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Black Unemployment Spikes to 16%

National jobless rate holds steady, but expected to continue rising

As the beleaguered economy hobbles along, employers shed 85,000 jobs last month holding the unemployment…

By Renita Burns

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Ebony Co-Founder Eunice Johnson Dies

Fashion icon brought African American style center stage

Eunice W. Johnson, widow of John H. Johnson and co-founder of Johnson Publishing Co., died…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cut Small Business Costs

Make ends meet without sacrificing profit

Today, Tricialee Riley, 35, applies the skills she learned managing MAC stores to her New…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Start Your Business on the Right Foot For 2010

Essential steps to protect your brand, ideas

Running your own business is an exciting but challenging prospect. In addition to wearing…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Reinvent Your Business

A first-hand account of a companys rebirth

Randal D. Pinkett and Lawrence M. Hibbert watched their educational training firm MBS Educational Services…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Washington Report

Dispatches from Capitol Hill

Dispatches from Capitol Hill: Healthcare reform

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Hide & Seek

The first step in accessing capital is to identify internal cash

“Cash is always king,” says entrepreneur Robert L. Wallace. “If you have cash, it doesn’t…

By Maya Payne Smart

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A Helping Hand

Major corporations are mentoring small businesses to become competitive suppliers

Mentoring programs help small minority companies learn about a company’s culture and expectations, develop a…

By Brittany Hutson

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Poll: Majority Says Bonuses for Bailed Out CEOs Unfair to Taxpayers

Job creation cited as a better option

Poll results: If you were an executive at a Wall Street firm that received government…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rev Up Your Startup

Get a little help from a business incubator

Here are five tips on how to find a reputable incubator that can give your…

By Brittany Hutson

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Lincoln University Repeals Controversial Health Requirement

School will promote fitness class for all students

After Lincoln University received widespread media attention and negative criticism, faculty voted this month to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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A View to a Killer Business Model

Gen2Media helps companies add video to Web 2.0 marketing strategies

In the last three years, Web 2.0 technologies have brought innovations to the entrepreneurial and…

By Dale Coachman

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Knowledge-Sharing is King

There is no question that social networking sites have begun to reshape the business landscape.…

By Dale Coachman

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Obama on Global Warming: ‘Time For Talk is Over’

President urges action, transparency at climate change conference

President urges action, transparency at climate change conference

By LaToya M. Smith

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BE Next 2010: Blazing a Path to Success

Meet the sophomore class changing the game

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the 2010 BE Next subjects and talked about everything from their…

By Renita Burns

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Washington Report

Dispatches from Capitol Hill

Dispatches from Capitol Hill: House passes jobs bill; small business owners get a lifeline; Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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Through New Doors

EMC's chief diversity officer says going beyond what's familiar could lead to your next opportunity

Jackie Glenn, chief diversity officer and senior director of human resources for EMC Corp., a…

By Brittany Hutson

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BE Next 2009: Where Are They Now?

Young, fearless business leaders staking their claim

In January 2009, Black Enterprise launched BE Next, introducing the world to the new face…

By Renita Burns

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Obama on the Record: ‘We Can Act Boldly’ About Climate Change

Full transcript of the president's remarks at the climate change conference

Full transcript of the president’s remarks at the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Secure Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Brand

Invest in the necessary steps for protection

When Homer Bair and his partner, Susan Kreitman, conceptualized a T-shirt and screen-printing venture on…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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GlobalHue Named Multicultural Agency of the Decade

AdWeek lauds agency's evolution into mainstream

GlobalHue, the largest multicultural advertising and marketing agency in the U.S., was named Multicultural Agency…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Poll: Sponsors Snub Tiger Woods, but Consumers Remain Loyal

Purchases not influenced by golf phenom's infidelity

Results from a BlackEnterprise.com poll reveal that the majority of respondents won’t let the infidelity…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Tweak Your Social Media Strategy

Goals, standards vital in using a valuable tool

For business owners hoping to cash in on social media, consistency is the key. “Think…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Blacks Getting a Seat at the Green Table

Leaders discuss inclusion at Copenhagen conference

BlackEnteprise.com spoke with Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All, and the Gina E. Wood,…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Washington Report

Dispatches from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Dec. 7-11

By Joyce Jones

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Location, Location, Location

Choose a commercial retail space that suits your business

Finding the right location for your small business may seem as simple as finding a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Accepts Nobel Peace Prize

President acknowledges critics at ceremony

Amid criticism, President Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize.

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama’s Nobel Acceptance Speech

Official transcript of the president's remarks

Full transcript of President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

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DOT Partners With Carver Bank in Loan Program

Small, disenfranchised businesses gain access to contracts

The United States Department of Transportation announced that Carver Bank has been selected as New…

By LaToya M. Smith

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White House Says It’s Planting Seeds for Jobs of Tomorrow

Economist Jared Bernstein talks new plan for job creation

“These new programs are targeted at getting the quickest and the biggest bang for the…

By John Simons

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Beyond Our Borders

Professionals step out of their cultural comfort zone and find opportunities in international business

It’s clear we no longer live in an American-centric society but in a global economy.…

By Dale Coachman

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Carrying the Load Together

Cooperative buying gives businesses a competitive edge

During periods of economic uncertainty, people tend to find ways to band together and minimize…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Poll: Was the Jobs Summit Political or Productive?

Majority said it was necessary to boost the economy

Majority of respondents to a BlackEnterprise.com poll said the White House Forum on Jobs and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Unveils New Job Creation Plan

President outlines a new effort to spur job growth

President Barack Obama unveiled a package of new enhancements to his administration’s efforts to revive…

By John Simons

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Obama on the Record: Job Creation and Economic Growth

Full text of the president's address at the Brookings Institute, as prepared for delivery

Full text of President Obama’s plan to increase job creation and spur economic growth.

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Fighting For Recovery With Jobs

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett talks strategy, teamwork

Black Enterprise Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle conducted a one-on-one interview with White House Senior Adviser…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Transforming Web Traffic into Foot Traffic

Turn online prospects into paying customers

It’s the holy grail for bricks-and-mortar businesses with a Web presence: The online prospect who…

By Bridget McCrea

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Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs

Increase agility and save money with virtual resources

As the Internet has become a fundamental resource for many small businesses, there are more…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

By Joyce Jones

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Black Unemployment Still High Despite Rate Decrease

Men, youth share disproportionate burden of joblessness

While the unemployment rate seems to be taking a slight turn for the better, in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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White House Forum Seeks Strategies to Put America Back to Work

Obama, CEOs present ideas to reduce unemployment

The White House brought together 130 business leaders, entrepreneurs, labor officials, economists and mayors Thursday…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Why I Hate The Hookup

Want to support black entrepreneurs? Stop hitting them up for freebies

One of the biggest drags on black economic empowerment is the “hookup”: black people expecting…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Quick Tips: What to Ask Yourself Before Applying for Financing

The right questions to ask, financing options to try

While most business owners are at least familiar with some common forms of financing –…

By Renita Burns

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FDIC: Black Households Don’t Use Banks Regularly

Report highlights need for resources for minority families

Minorities and low-income households are less likely to have a bank account or more likely…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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National Urban League’s Green Jobs Summit Focuses on Minority Inclusion

Group's solutions include awareness, education

It is very trendy these days to talk about being green. The greening of America,…

By Joyce Jones

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Things You Should Know Before Applying for an ARC Loan

In addressing difficulties, be aware of the qualifications

For struggling small business owners, there may be help with the government’s ARC Loan Program.…

By Renita Burns

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Things to Know Before Applying for an ARC Loan

For struggling small business owners, there may be help with the government’s ARC Loan Program.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Helping Hand

Major corporations are mentoring small businesses to become competitive suppliers

Margaret Garner, president of Broadway Consolidated Cos. Inc., a general contracting firm based in Chicago,…

By Brittany Hutson

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Hunting Season

Five ways to position your company for Recovery Act dollars

As the economy continues to struggle, the federal government is working to dole out procurement…

By Brittany Hutson

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Do You NO?

Theres some wear and tear involved in successfully launching a T-shirt company

Ten years ago, New Orleans resident Ayo Y. Scott and three college friends each put…

By Letita M. Aaron

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Failing Forward

Lawrence M. Hibbert and Randal D. Pinketts first line of business didnt survive the recessionthank goodness

Every recession has its casualties. But if the story of Newark, New Jersey-based BCT Partners…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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From Blogging to Business

How to find entrepreneurial success in social media

For Angela Benton, a layoff two years ago gave her the opportunity to explore a…

By Renita Burns

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Poll Results: Who Will Take Oprah’s Daytime TV Crown?

New queen will need as much influence as popularity

When BlackEnterprise.com readers were given the choice between Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, and Wendy Williams,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Former Chicago Urban League President Runs for Senate Seat

Candidate focusing on job creation, small business success

Initially, Cheryle R. Jackson was flattered that then President-elect Barack Obama had added her to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Report: Without Healthcare Reform, Plight of the Uninsured Bleak

Coverage expansion remains top debate in legislation

If health insurance costs are left unchecked, the number of uninsured Americans will increase by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 16- Nov. 20

By Joyce Jones

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Nerjyzing Diversity in the Video Gaming Industry

Company CEO takes HBCU football to next level

Some people sit and watch on the sidelines, while others play the game. Jacqueline S.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Treasury Secretary, SBA Chief Host Listening Session for Entrepreneurs

Forum focuses on getting cash to small businesses

Last month the Obama administration announced with great fanfare a plan to increase small business…

By Joyce Jones

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off

Kauffman Foundation promotes innovation in events

Entrepreneurs from around the world gathered Monday to kick off the Global Entrepreneurship Week. With…

By Renita Burns

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Making the Right Moves on the Net

Use social networking, new media to boom your business

When Candi Carter launched a line of educational DVDs for children in March, she had…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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High Healthcare Costs Linked to Preventable Diseases

Blacks increasingly at risk for obesity

Smoking, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise are contributing to an epidemic of chronic,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9-13

By Joyce Jones

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Pop-Up Stores Provide Lucrative Alternative For Small Businesses

Temporary spaces serve as effective marketing tools

Savvy entrepreneurs and larger retailers are opening up temporary stores, or “pop-ups” in empty storefronts,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Don't panic, you'll get your money. FDIC makes insured funds available to depositors quickly, usually on the first business day after the bank is closed.

BE 100s Bank Acquires Home Federal Savings

Regulators shut down two black-owned institutions

Liberty Bank and Trust of New Orleans acquired Detroit-based Home Federal Savings Bank after the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Eight Tips to Ward off Employee Theft

Loss prevention measures to reduce your liability

Since the beginning of the recession not only has fraudulent activity increased, but the amount…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Shaking Things Up

Now is the time to go after new market niches

With the economic downturn persisting and companies continuing to tighten their belts, it seems that…

By Bridget McCrea

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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9 – Nov. 13

By Joyce Jones

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Haiti Competes for Grant to Tackle Deforestation

Celebrities join cause to improve Haiti's environment

With less than two weeks until voting ends for the fifth annual BBC World Challenge…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Republicans Make Significant Gains After Long Drought

Is this a wake-up call for Democrats?

Suddenly being Republican is a whole lot more satisfying than it has been for a…

By Joyce Jones

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One Year Later: Has Obama Lived Up to the Promise?

Pundits say the jury is still out on progress

What a difference a year makes. On Election Day 2008, a wave of euphoria swept…

By Joyce Jones

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Five Ways to Reach Mature Consumers

Are you overlooking a viable market?

Companies spend a lot of time studying up on baby boomers, Generation X and Generation…

By Bridget McCrea

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Ready, Set, Grow

Taking your business to the next level is a strategic process that requires consideration and planning

We all know that entrepreneurs rock to the beat of a different drummer. That’s how…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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The “Coming Out” Challenge

African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals are trying to gain more ground in corporate America, but unchecked discrimination still exists.

Since the start of her career, Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, 59, has always been clear about…

By Brittany Hutson

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The Master Builder Strikes Again!

R. Donahue Peebles sold his properties as the real estate market tanked. Now hes looking for the next big deal

If the flames that forge successful, resilient enterprises are the fires of adversity and contention,…

By Alan Hughes

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Is Twitter a Fad or a Solid Business Tool?

Businesses large and small are all atwitter about Twitter, a free service that lets users…

By Sandra Beckwith

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Young Entrepreneurs Take Front Seat Navigating Road to Success

How they stay motivated, keep the gears moving

With a penchant for making money and a grasp of their life’s passions, these young…

By Renita Burns

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White House Discusses Nation’s Economy

Economic weatherman, Orszag, gives encouraging forecast

The nation’s economy grew during the months of July, August, and September, after a year…

By John Simons

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Teen Tips for Entrepreneurship

Young business owners give insight on finding balance

In this, the third article of a four- part series about youth entrepreneurship, three teens…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Lesson Plans for Young Entrepreneurs

Teach your children and teens to become business minded

In part two of BlackEnterprise.com’s four-part series on youth entrepreneurship, we’ll be looking at resources…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Announces Plans to Boost Small Business Lending

Credit lines to be made available under TARP

Flanked by thousands of boxes of paper records stored by Metropolitan Archives, a Maryland-based business…

By Joyce Jones

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Youth Use Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to Success

National business plan competition nurtures dreams

Running a successful business is not an easy feat no matter what your age. Yet…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Natural Born Hustler

Is entrepreneurship learned or innate?

Is entrepreneurship learned or innate? While working on a young entrepreneurs package slated to run…

By Renita Burns

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An Affinity for Philanthropy

Resource groups aim to give back to communities

More recently affinity groups are asking their employers to return that favor by investing in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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An App a Day

Tools to help you manage your finances

Here are seven noteworthy applications you may want to phone a friend about.

By Benice Atufunwa

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Dare to Take a Chance

With one risky move, an entrepreneur scores big

One executive with Waterlicious, a Marina Del Rey, California-based water manufacturer found an unconventional way…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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How to Benefit from a Business Incubator

Resources to help you get your startup off the ground

Incubators are mentoring centers that provide coaching, networking opportunities, and even affordable office space, says…

By Margarette Burnette

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Don’t be Afraid–Twitter Won’t Bite

What some think is a beast can be consumer's best friend

There’s a monster lurking in the shadows. The million-headed beast reveals itself from the midst…

By Renita Burns

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News Roundup: Week of Oct. 4 – Oct. 10

Small firms remain resilient; Wives show more money savvy

News Roundup: Week of Oct. 4 – Oct. 10

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If Diversity Is America’s “Secret Weapon”…

...The Executive Leadership Council's mission is to get corporations to use it to full effect

Over the past two days the Executive Leadership Council has been holding its annual series…

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Businesses feel healthcare pinch; Global warming top issue

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

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Women of Power

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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