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Miami’s First Black City Manager Dies

Bond dealer Howard Gary succumbs to cancer

Howard Gary, prominent bond dealer and Miami’s first black city manager, died due to complications…

By Renita Burns

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Small Business Owners: Be Diligent in Filing Your Taxes This Year

Know how best to proceed to avoid costly penalties

Small business owners nationwide usually find themselves waiting with bated breath for their tax filings’…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Kennedy, Graves Honored at UNCF’s 65th Anniversary Dinner

Ones to Watch Award presented to accomplished graduates

At the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) 65th anniversary dinner in New York, publisher Earl…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Unemployment Rate Soars to 8.1%

At 651,000 Jobs Lost, Number Is Highest Level Since 1983

The unemployment rate surged to 8.1% in February, the highest since late 1983, as employers…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Five Ways to Attract New Customers

Even in tough times, find savvy ways to draw new business

The airlines are full, cruise ships packed, and best restaurants still only available by reservation.…

By Bridget McCrea

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Making Good on Collections

Resolve customers' debt without loss of time, money

Bad debts should be rare, but sometimes even the most well-meaning customers don’t satisfy their…

By Margarette Burnette

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Amsterdam News’ Wilbert A. Tatum Dies

Leading African American journalist leaves great legacy

Wilbert A. Tatum, publisher emeritus, CEO, and chairman of the board of the New York…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for Small Businesses: Part 2

Noting donated equipment, accurate estimates is key

In my last blog post, “Tax Tips for Small Businesses,” I listed a few tax…

By Renita Burns

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The Cutting Edge: Tax Tips for Small Businesses: Part 1

Avoiding an audit is especially vital in difficult economic climate

“Small business owners and entrepreneurs really get focused on products and services, and don’t spend…

By Renita Burns

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Black America’s Answer to Recession: Practicality and Prudence

Black Enterprises exclusive survey reveals how youre handling the economic downturn

Our question: How are you doing? To find the answer, we posted a “Financial Crisis…

By Donald Jay Korn

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When Corporations Celebrate Black History Month

Who offers the best concept to honor our legacy?’s editorial assistant, Renita Burns, and reporter Marcia A. Wade decided to rate the efforts…


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Small Business: Growing in a Downturn

How to maximize your talents, money in an economic crunch

The great thing about the business cycle is that downturns don’t last forever. We’ve seen…

By Renita Burns

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The Stimulus Plan Must Give Minority-Owned Businesses and Minorities a Fair Shake

Despite years of effort, minority-owned businesses are still drastically underrepresented in the U.S. economy.

By Ernesta G. Procope

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John H. Johnson: The Icon

The founder of one of America's largest black business empires used his wealth and power to raise the social and economic status of African Americans

John H. Johnson controlled one of the nation’s largest black business empires and used his…

By Derek T. Dingle

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John Rogers: Inspiring Black Investors

John Rogers’ slow and steady strategy has enriched millions of African Americans

By Derek T. Dingle

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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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How to Hire Talent That Will Complement Your Team and Culture

People make the difference. You can have incredible systems and procedures in place, the right software…

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How to Deal With Grief While at Work

Regardless of where you live in the world, all of us in some way have…

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