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Maynard Jackson: The Ultimate Champion for Black Business

As Atlanta's first black mayor, he helped develop a bevy of B.E.100s companies and created more black millionaires that any other public figure.

In 1973 Maynard Jackson emerged on the scene when he was elected the firstblack mayor…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Maggie Lena Walker: The Making Of A Black Bank

America's first woman president of a financial institution founded one of the nation's oldest surviving black-owned banks

Walker became the country’s first woman president of a financial institution and founded one of…

By Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe

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Oprah Means Business

By focusing on her message and expanding empire, she proved long ago that Harpo Inc. is about more than just talk

For the past 15 years, Oprah Winfrey repeatedly told her team that production of her…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Arthur G. Gaston: A Titan’s First Step

How an unknown coal miner from Birmingham, Alabama, became the 20th century’s preeminent entreprenuer.

By Carol Jenkins

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Liberty Bank Acquires United Bank Branches

Customers to have a larger banking network

After announcing its buyout this week of cross-town bank United Bank and Trust Co., Alden…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Update: Ebony, Jet Orders Reorganization to Avoid Layoffs

Johnson Publishing Co. employees told to reapply for jobs

Even before the stock markets began to crash in September, revenue from advertising, circulation, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Can Green-Collar Jobs Save the Economy?

Activists meet in Washington to promote new opportunities

It’s not often that environmentalists and labor groups see eye to eye. But the nation’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Ebony and Jet to Reorganize Staff

Editorial director to remain with Johnson Publishing Co.

Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co. announced Ebony and JET magazines will be undergoing a reorganization which…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Survival of the Fittest in a Tough Economy

Good leadership separates the strong from the expendable

Call it natural selection: a concept developed by 19th century scientist Charles Darwin that argues…

By Renita Burns

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Small Business Owners: Blogs Don’t Bite

Use this vital tool to give your company more visibility

I can’t imagine how it feels to be thrust into a society where virtually all…

By Renita Burns

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Advertising Mogul Creates Scholarship to Promote Entrepreneurialism

Funds to provide black, Hispanic students with needed aid

For Don Coleman, founder and chairman of GlobalHue (No. 1 on the 2008 B.E. Advertising…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Five Tips for Strengthening Customer Relationships

Five tips for strengthening customer relationships. Providing quality services and products are essential for any…

By Renita Burns

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From Automotive Parts to Retail to Service

Carter Group finds innovative ways to boost dealership

In 2008, new car sales slumped dramatically and the National Automobile Dealers Association said that…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Senate Committee Seeks Ways to Stimulate Small Business

Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Share Their Economic Struggles and Solutions

Small and minority business owners are frustrated, and understandably so. Since the nation’s economy first…

By Joyce Jones

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Simmons ‘Grinds’ Into Social Media

GlobalGrind.com to increase celebrity content, visibility

Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons is ramping up efforts to increase visibility of his latest venture…

By Renita Burns

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Making Their Mark in the Greeting Card Industry

Entrepreneurs give insights on etching a nitch

The greeting card industry is a multi-billion dollar business, but for entrepreneurs looking to establish…

By Arcynta Ali Childs

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Senate Votes to Postpone Digital TV Transition

Delay allows time for more consumer conversion efforts

The Senate voted late Monday to move the deadline for digital television transition to June…

By Renita Burns

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How to Close the Deal in a Sinking Economy

Ways to attract new clients, maximize your profitability

handshakeNearly everyone is cutting back on expenses these days. For small business owners, that…

By Margarette Burnette

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Parsons to Head Citigroup Board

Company hopes to rebound after series of losses

Citigroup Inc. said yesterday that board member Richard D. Parsons will be taking over as…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Businesses Honor King Legacy, Give Back

Companies take torch for service on MLK Day

“President-elect Barack Obama said it best. This election was not about him. It is about…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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