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To Franchise or Not to Franchise How to Integrate your Website with Traditional Advertising A Guide to Franchising Hurricane Gustav Downgraded to Tropical Depression B.E.’s Most Affordable Franchises 2008 SBA Implements Revised Loan Processing Procedures Teenpreneur Battles Snoop Dogg for Brand Name Film Festival Marketing Russert's Successor is Newsweek Veteran Change May Be Brewing Film Financing Victoria’s Secret Pink Adds HBCU Flair Avoiding Insurance Fraud On a Lonely Highway D.C.’s Green (and Pink) Cash Infusion Dr. 'Green' House Sean Combs Receives Reginald F. Lewis Award A Whopper of a Franchise Dead Air Strategies to Small Business Success Jaguar Dealers Take Final Drive Beyond Government Just Because You Build It… Feeling the Pinch Capri Capital Goes Global The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 6 The Business of the NBA Finals—Part 3 The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 2 Fate of Federal Contracting Agency Black-Owned Car Dealership is Certified Gold Radio One's Digital Unit Partners with AllHipHop.com Business Protection Green Fashion SEC Sues Birmingham Mayor Coming to a Monitor Near You Atlanta Life Mourns CEO’s Passing P&G Enters Music Business Small Business Guide for Success National Small Business Week Kicks Off A Healthy Perspective SCORE Free Online Radio One Buys BlackPlanet.com Building Brand Awareness On the Inside U.S. Recession–Are We or Aren’t We There Yet? High School Dropout: A Silent Epidemic By the Numbers Green Product Guide Getting the Greenbacks for your Green Venture Green Pastures Fed Cuts Good for Banks but Not Seniors Halle Berry to Deliver New Perfume Best Buy Seeks Magic Path of Destruction Microsoft’s Big Assist to Small Business An American Airlines Departure for GlobalHue Harvard Makes History–Twice A Cheerleader for Team Green After the Storm Getting Inside Customer’s Heads Inspiring the Masses Oprah Store is Open for Business M&F Bancorp Acquires Mutual Community Savings Seeing Green under a Different Light Eco-Friendly Events Final Chapter Driving the Green Movement Home Green Interests Growing A Dismal Outlook Oprah Winfrey to Launch Television Channel Bob Johnson’s New Liberia Venture Former Football Pro Closes Doors to Car Dealership PRWT Services Acquires Pharmaceutical Plant The Great Escape

Small Business

To Franchise or Not to Franchise

Is your business ready to take the next step?

Today’s tough economic environment has created heightened interest in an alternative to traditional small business…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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How to Integrate your Website with Traditional Advertising

One of the most popular buzz words in the advertising field right now is "integration"

One of the most popular buzz words in the advertising field right now is “integration,”…

By Bridget McCrea

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A Guide to Franchising

Navigate the process using these steps

According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), there are more than 900,000 franchised businesses representing…

By Wendy Harris

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Hurricane Gustav Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Hurricane downgraded to a tropical depression

Images of the calamity of Hurricane Katrina replayed in the minds of the public as…

By Renita Burns

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B.E.’s Most Affordable Franchises 2008

Black Enterprise's best franchising opportunities for African Americans.

Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE identifies the best franchising opportunities for African Americans. This year, to…

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SBA Implements Revised Loan Processing Procedures

Are lenders ready for the revised SOP 50-10?

The relationship between the Small Business Association (SBA) and small business lenders has reached a…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Teenpreneur Battles Snoop Dogg for Brand Name

Rapper says SnoopTunes technology inventor must change moniker

Kristyn Heath, CEO of Passive Devices and BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 2008 Teenpreneur of the Year, is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Film Festival Marketing

Strategies for connecting with executives, movie houses

Film festival fever is in the air. This week the 12th annual American Black Film…

By George Alexander

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Russert's Successor is Newsweek Veteran

When Mark Whitaker was selected earlier this week to head NBC News’s Washington Bureau, a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Change May Be Brewing

Belgian company takes over Anheuser-Busch

The Budweiser and Bud Light family of beer have a new home with the $52…

By Cliff Hocker

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Film Financing

Tax incentives offer attractive options

Making a film has never been easy. Raising the cash, securing a bankable cast and…

By George Alexander

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Victoria’s Secret Pink Adds HBCU Flair

Collegiate apparel to showcase black colleges

When Victoria’s Secret Pink rolled out its nationwide collegiate collection in June, featuring the names…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Avoiding Insurance Fraud

Tips for finding a health insurer your business can depend on

There are a lot of health insurance scams out there. Not only must small business…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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On a Lonely Highway

RV franchisor offers tips for carving out a niche in an untapped market

As the owner of one of the nation’s first RV rental companies, Las Vegas-based Bates…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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D.C.’s Green (and Pink) Cash Infusion

AKA members flex buying power during centennial convention

When Melanie Burke Delaney arrived in Washington, D.C., for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s…

By Donna M. Owens

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Dr. 'Green' House

Former neurochemist builds healthy houses in the South

When Freeman Ledbetter was nearing the end of his post-doctorate program in neurochemistry at Duke…

By Wendy Harris

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Sean Combs Receives Reginald F. Lewis Award

Icon gets inaugural honor for strides in business

Business mogul and entrepreneur, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs was honored with the inaugural Reginald F.…

By Renita Burns

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A Whopper of a Franchise

C.H. James & Co. expands Burger King restaurant business unit

Charles H. “Chuck” James III continues to reposition his family-owned company into the quick-service restaurant…

By Cliff Hocker

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Dead Air

Lawmakers fear minorities will be shut out in Sirius/XM merger

Lawmakers fear minorities will be shut out in Sirius/XM merger

By Anthony Calypso

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Strategies to Small Business Success

Down economy has many entrepreneurs struggling to stay afloat

Junior’s company, which teaches large and small businesses brand development, strategic planning, implementation, marketing, and…

By Wendy Harris

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Jaguar Dealers Take Final Drive

Luxury automaker suffers from sales declines

As Ford Motor Co. struggles to maintain competitive and return to profitability, at press time…

By Jeff Fortson

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Beyond Government

The federal government is not the only source of support for small business owners. A…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Just Because You Build It…

How to turn online tire kickers into actual customers

They flock to your Website in droves, looking for the latest information on a certain…

By Bridget McCrea

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Feeling the Pinch

Vallejo bankruptcy filing may be the tip of iceberg

Encumbered with ballooning labor costs and years of recurring debt that led to a $16…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Capri Capital Goes Global

Lands $2 billion real estate deal in Saudi Arabia

Capri Capital Partners L.L.C. (No. 4 on the BE ASSET MANAGERS list with $4.48 billion…

By Alan Hughes

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The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 6

The Advertisers

With so many entertainment options available today—ranging from 500+ cable channels and pay-per-view programming, to…

By Alexis McCombs

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The Business of the NBA Finals—Part 3

The Network

Television networks search the high seas to find programming that will appeal to a large…

By Alexis McCombs

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The Business of the NBA Finals – Part 2

The League

Last summer, the NBA made headlines when former referee Tim Donaghy admitted betting on games…

By Alexis McCombs

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Fate of Federal Contracting Agency

GSA seeks to move beyond dark cloud after Lurita Doan's controversial departure

Following repeated calls for her resignation and investigations into some of her dealings at the…

By Ann Brown

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Black-Owned Car Dealership is Certified Gold

Steve Jackson's Toyota of Rockwall dealership is eco-friendly

Before auto dealer Steve Jackson opened his Toyota store, being green wasn’t part of his…

By Cliff Hocker

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Radio One's Digital Unit Partners with AllHipHop.com

The broadcasting company adds hip-hop demographic to its online community

Interactive One, the digital arm of Radio One Inc., has announced a five-year, multimillion-dollar partnership…

By Anthony Calypso

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Business Protection

Before investing money in your enterprise, write a business prenup

The day you and your business partner launch your company–or some time soon after–you’ll need…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Green Fashion

Owner of LaTrice Designs makes fashion statement with repurposed materials

It’s all about recycling for LaTonya Banes, owner and designer of LaTrice Designs in Dallas.…

By Delmetria l. Millener

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SEC Sues Birmingham Mayor

Larry Langford charged with taking undisclosed payments

Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Larry Langford was sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Coming to a Monitor Near You

TV producer and social networking giant team up

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. has partnered with popular social networking site MySpace to become…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Atlanta Life Mourns CEO’s Passing

Ronald D. Brown reinvigorated the century-old institution

The black business community lost one of its leaders Tuesday morning. Ronald D. Brown, 55,…

By Alan Hughes

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P&G Enters Music Business

TAG deodorant gets record label through Island Def Jam partnership

Procter & Gamble has partnered with Island Def Jam to launch TAG Records in an…

By Ann Brown

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Small Business Guide for Success

Launching a business? Here are tips to get you started--the right way!

Matters entrepreneurs should consider in forming a business, courtesy of Kevin Freeman, a Chicago-based corporate…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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National Small Business Week Kicks Off

SBA celebrates 45th year of event

Entrepreneurs around the nation are marking their calendars for April 21-25, officially National Small Business…

By Ann Brown

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A Healthy Perspective

A Washington, D.C.-area doctor goes green

When the Warners decided to open a second medical office to accommodate their expanding services…

By Steve Garmhausen

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SCORE Free Online

Agency expands online resources to help minority entrepreneurs succeed

Anyone who wants to start or improve a small business venture has come to know…

By Nadirah Z. Sabir

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Radio One Buys BlackPlanet.com

The $38 million deal gives company ownership of multiple community Websites

With its acquisition of Community Connect Inc. for $38 million, Radio One Inc. is expanding…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Building Brand Awareness

Making the most of the Web to let consumers know you are in business

Small businesses have an identity problem. Not enough customers know they even exist. The average…

By Brent Leary

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On the Inside

Interior designer Courtney Sloane gives insight on how to green your home dcor

With an increasing awareness of eco-friendly living, Courtney Sloane and her employees offer sustainable design…

By Erinn R. Johnson

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U.S. Recession–Are We or Aren’t We There Yet?

Nations economic outlook remains grim

As the debate continues over whether the nation is officially in a recession, some economists…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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High School Dropout: A Silent Epidemic

Civil rights groups call for better tracking of educational progress

Underscoring the release of a landmark study on high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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By the Numbers

Green opportunities are growing like ivy

Environmentalism by the Numbers

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Green Product Guide

Black Enterprise's eco-starter kit

Environmental responsibility has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, which means that there’s an…

By Alyssa Danigelis

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Getting the Greenbacks for your Green Venture

Organizations that are involved in financing companies with green products and services

To find green investors, it may be worth looking into these organizations that are involved…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Green Pastures

A former model runs her familys organic farm

For the past 13 years, the Kwelis have used earthworms to produce one of nature’s…

By Sana Butler

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Fed Cuts Good for Banks but Not Seniors

Last weeks moves may offer little relief to the average consumer

Last week investors bore witness to JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s shocking and historic $2…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Halle Berry to Deliver New Perfume

Actress partners with world's largest fragrance company

Halle Berry is set to deliver a new fragrance line in spring 2009 after inking…

By Ann Brown

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Best Buy Seeks Magic

Consumer Electronics Company Inks Deal With Magic Johnson Enterprises

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. is turning to Magic Johnson Enterprises in hopes…

By Ann Brown

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Path of Destruction

Historic neighborhood and black businesses suffered structural damages from devastating tornado

Historic neighborhood and black businesses suffered structural damages from devastating tornado

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Microsoft’s Big Assist to Small Business

Software giant sponsors free online summit

Current and would-be entrepreneurs hungry for help to start or better manage their enterprises can…

By Brent Leary

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An American Airlines Departure for GlobalHue

Top BE 100 ad agency exits one wing of its business

The nation’s largest multicultural advertising agency has walked away from its longstanding relationship with the…

By Cliff Hocker

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Harvard Makes History–Twice

Appoints First African American, Woman Dean

Harvard University made history twice in one day when it named Evelynn M. Hammonds dean…

By Ann Brown

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A Cheerleader for Team Green

Leonard Robinson helps industries become eco-friendly

Leonard Robinson helps industries become eco-friendly.

By Bridget McCrea

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After the Storm

New Orleans-based bank emerging strong post--Hurricane Katrina

Three years ago, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (No. 8 on the BE BANKS list…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Getting Inside Customer’s Heads

Five market research strategies that will give your business an edge

Market research–the process of gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information about a market; a product or…

By Bridget McCrea

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Inspiring the Masses

Eco group leader wants to bring blacks into the green

When it comes to America’s reliance on foreign oil, Jerome Ringo likens his mission to…

By Bridget McCrea

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Oprah Store is Open for Business

Media mogul enters the retail arena with Chicago store

If you like Oprah Winfrey’s “Favorite Things” you can now buy them in a store…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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M&F Bancorp Acquires Mutual Community Savings

Chairman eyes other buyout deals in the southeast

Hot on the heels of the pending acquisition of Mutual Community Savings Bank Inc. (MCSB)…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Seeing Green under a Different Light

The National Conference of Black Mayors oppose stricter clean air standards

Environmentalists claim that the National Conference of Black Mayors is trading the health of their…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Eco-Friendly Events

"Greening" your business meetings may be easier than you think

“Greening” your business meetings may be easier than you think.

By Erinn R. Johnson

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Final Chapter

Famed black book store chain shuts doors

Karibu Books, based in Prince George County’s Temple Hills, had become the largest chain of…

By Ann Brown

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Driving the Green Movement Home

NFL star does his part to help the environment

NFL star does his part to help the environment

By Bridget McCrea

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Green Interests Growing

Black attitudes reflect increasing concern for the environment

Black attitudes reflect increasing concern for the environment.

By Brenda Porter

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A Dismal Outlook

Survey reveals small businesses are doubtful about the nation's economy

Survey reveals small businesses are doubtful about the nation’s economy.

By Tennille M. Robinson

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Oprah Winfrey to Launch Television Channel

OWN is Primed for Success

Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with Discovery Communications to form her own television network called…

By George Alexander

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Bob Johnson’s New Liberia Venture

BET founder set to open luxury African hotel

BET founder set to open luxury African hotel

By Ann Brown

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Former Football Pro Closes Doors to Car Dealership

Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Aeneas Williams Automotive Group was performing poorly

Lincoln-Mercury dealership of Aeneas Williams Automotive Group was performing poorly

By Brenda Porter

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PRWT Services Acquires Pharmaceutical Plant

Company to manufacture antibiotic ingredients for Merck

Philadelphia-based PRWT Services is expanding its reach with the acquisition of a chemical manufacturing plant…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Great Escape

Day spas serve as a respite from the often overwhelming stress and hectic pace…

By Alan Hughes

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Women of Power

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

Syndicated show that caters to African American women, Cafe Mocha, partners with MadameNoire.com to expand…

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Women of Power: The Award-Winning Legacy of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter–Gault will receive the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Legacy Award…

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