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B.E. Small Biz Awards Now a Spike Lee Joint

Award-winning director to address the 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit

Emmy award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer and actor Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business

The following is an excerpt of You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread:…

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You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread

Book gives insight on how to build a business with a friend

On the surface, Kristen Poe Hill and Renee E. Warren appear to be super successful…

By Ann Brown

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Taking a Page From Obama’s Book

The authors of Barack 2.0 show how you can use his winning social media plan to grow your business

In January 2007, a junior senator from Illinois announced his improbable candidacy for the presidency…

By Bridget McCrea

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Barack 2.0: Barack Obama’s Social Media Lessons for Business

The tools and principles included in this workbook can help you win friends and influence millions

This book and its accompanying interactive online companion addendum make up the definitive reference on…

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Unemployment Rate Hits 8.5%

Companies shed 663,000 jobs in March

The nation’s unemployment rate soared to 8.5% in March, according to the Bureau of Labor…

By Renita Burns

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Auto Suppliers: A Sinking Industry Could Mean Drastic Depletion

Companies on the ropes in wake of GM and Chrysler news

Business became more complex in the U.S. auto supplier world after General Motors Corp. and…

By Josee Valcourt

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Building a Green Economy Is No Overnight Feat

With push for jobs creation, minority inclusion a work in progress

Chicago native Mario Brownlow, 31, is quick to proclaim his love of green-collar jobs and…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Auto Industry Leaders Weigh In On Obama’s GM Strategy

Many hope Wagoner's resignation is for better, not worse

After billions of federal bailout dollars put President Barack Obama in the automobile industry’s driver’s…

By Cliff Hocker

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The Power of Persistence

How entrepreneurs harness resilience for success

Working for free is never fun, but it’s a big part of entrepreneurship. Marketing and…

By Heather Boerner

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Carver Federal Savings Bank Turns 60

Bank to invest TARP capital for growth

While many large commercial banks cling to life or become engulfed by the specter of…

By Renita Burns

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From Bad Boy to Young Music Executive

Aaron Arnold's leap of faith led to a dream realized

Aaron Arnold, 30, founder and CEO of Music Is My Business, made that decision, leaving…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How the Recovery Act Encourages Small Businesses to Increase Hiring

Incentives include additional funding, fee reduction

The recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act promises to help small businesses increase their…

By Margarette Burnette

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John Hope Franklin Dead at Age 94

Historian traced African American history from slavery to presidency

John Hope Franklin, a chronicler of history who also shaped it, died this morning from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Report Alleges Wells Fargo Engaged in Discriminatory Lending

Organization asking for programs to end racial disparities

Accusations of predatory lending at Wells Fargo are making news once again. African Americans paid…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Six Effective E-mail Marketing Strategies

How to get your e-mails opened, read, and acted upon

In challenging economic conditions, companies seek out the fastest, most affordable ways to reach customers.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

Your mission: to prove your mettle in a tough economic environment

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Black Auto Dealers Using Uncommon Tactics to Keep Doors Open

In tough economy, top companies struggling to stay afloat

Frantic acts are being played out among minority dealers across the country as they grapple…

By Josee Valcourt

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Tidjane Thiam First Black CEO of FTSE 100 Company

U.K. business leader brings international experience to post

British insurance giant Prudential P.L.C. yesterday named Finance Chief Tidjane Thiam as chief executive effective…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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From Pollution-Based to Inclusively Green

Green For All strategist: The time is now for small firms to get involved

With the American Recovery and Investment Act allotting millions of dollars in support of green-collar…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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