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Excellence by the Graham

CNBC President and CEO Pamela Thomas-Graham is worth her weight in gold as the highest-ranking African American in the ultracompetitive cable news industry

It’s nearly 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in mid-July. Outside CNBC headquarters in Fort…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Affordable Franchises

Choosing a franchise was never this easy. We've presented opportunities that are sure to fit within your budget.

In 1990 Walter Turner started his milwaukee-based Coverall Cleaning Concepts franchise, Turner Coverall Cleaning…

By Bridget McCrea

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Tools for your financial life

Upgraded software packages create user-friendly budgeting

Whether you’re a recent college graduate with meager resources or an accomplished professional, you’re…

By Tanisha Hopson

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Top 10 Reasons To Dump Your Bank

Use these red flags to determine when you should make a switch

When Jeanine Cooper-Taylor moved to Atlanta in the winter of 1996 and opened a…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Virtual Communities

African American Websites are hooking people up in more ways than one

Over the past couple of years, the Web has become a powerful medium for…

By Jason P. McKay

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Building urban communities

Construction Project Management Services has designs on success

Like many entrepreneurs, Eugene Marsh, president and CEO of Construction Management Services Inc., gained…

By Jayne Cubbage

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Internetworking

Imagine a star-studded awards show held at one of New York City’s posh night spots,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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investing on the homefront

How to use your time and money to build wealth in your community

Nearly 20 years ago, a group of frat brothers and graduates of Atlanta’s Morehouse…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Most Home For Your Money

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO GETTING A MORTGAGE YOU CAN LIVE WITH

Midway through last year, Deirdre Brown-Postell discovered the house of her dreams–or so she…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The Art of Savvy Budgeting

Before you can invest, you must figure out how to keep track of your cash

In our January issue, black enterprise began one of its most ambitious projects to…

By Ivan Cintron

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Two Tongues are Better Than One

Fluency in a foreign language can translate into a world of professional possibilities.

Three years ago, Edward Harley was an English teacher at the Nova Language School…

By Sonja Mack

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This Bull Has Legs

The longest bull market in history stampedes on

The bull may be getting long in the horns, but it still rages on,…

By Ivan Cintron

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Driven to Succeed

These companies emerged as B.E.'s 1999 Small Business Award winners. Here's why.

Certainly the prospect of starting your own business may seem daunting, but each year…

By Gerda Gallop

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Headstart

Young investors funnel spare change into the market

The springtime of life marks growth-mental, physical and social. It is a time when…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Saving is fundamental

Groups teach teens the value of financial responsibility

Remember receiving your allowance with a stern warning to save it rather than…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Life of a Day Trader

Vanita Jones reveals the promise and peril of online investing

With the explosive growth of online brokerage firms, it seems that practically everyone is…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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On Top of the World

David Steward, CEO of World Wide Technology, has propelled his company by focusing on internal growth

David Steward is a firm believer in the power of faith and perseverance. Yet…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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First & Goal

These movers and shakers are scoring touchdowns in the NFL

Watching Minnesota Vikings head coach dennis green roam the sidelines during a football game…

By Sherie Holder

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Buy the Book

Black bookstores may be the way of the dinosaur. Here's what retailers must do to survive and thrive.

On a warm Sunday afternoon in mid-August, Sherry McGee stood near the front of…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Riding the Wave

The job market is good and your prospects are high. Here's how you can bulletproof your career.

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Mirroring any…

By Cassandra Hayes

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‘Role’ call

The right internship can help you land the career of a lifetime

“No experience necessary” is music to the ears of anyone in search of a…

By MarcArthur St. Juste

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Investing from scratch

If a lack of cash has kept you out of the market, here are three low-cost ways to get in

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses. When it comes to getting into the stockman, there always seems…

By James A. Anderson

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Seeking an Investment Advisor

The Jacksons knew they needed help with their wealth-building strategy--here's how they finally found the right financial planner

Talk about a change of heart. Not so long ago, Dawn and Scott Jackson…

By James A. Anderson

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At the Top Of Their Game

These companies emerged as B.E.'s 1998 Small Business Entrepreneurs of the Year-Emerging Company, Business Innovator, Rising Star and Kidpreneur

Despite a host of challenges, including lack of adequate start-up capital, competition from larger…

By Gerda Gallop

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Shopping for an Enterprise

Buying an existing business may be more lucrative than starting one from scratch. Here's how to tell what might work for you.

Buying an existing company can put a neophyte business-type on the fast track to…

By Joyce Jones

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1998 BLACK ENTERPRISE/PEPSI Golf & Tennis Challenge

If you got game, financial backers will come; if you don't, expect to go it alone

By age 17, she had already taken the tennis world by storm. Finally, a…

By Black Enterprise

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Women of the B.E. 100s

A look at how women CEOs arte running some of today's largest black-owned DK: businesses

The world of the BE 100s is one of exclusivity. The CEOs that run…

By Eric L. Smith

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Scoring In The Big League

The sun is shining on Ronald E. Blaylock and his firm, Blaylock & Partners, as they stake big claims on Wall Street

Ronald E. Blaylock is in the zone. Much like his play with the Georgetown…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Full Or Self Service?

The amount of help you need investing determines whether you'll need lots of advice or just a firm to clear your trades

After saving for years, Carole Copeland Thomas finally reached a point where she had…

By Donald Jay Korn

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25 HOT Web Sites

We've scoured cyberspace so you won't have to. Here's our list of "must stops" to make the next time you're traveling the Net.

Tired of getting lost in cyberspace and ending up at Web sites that don’t…

By Hiawatha Bray

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Correction… Crash… Or Crisis?

Money manager Randall Eley shows how to pick stocks that can stand any seismic disturbance

Beginning this month, BE is expanding “Wise Words” to cover more questions you, the…

By James A. Anderson

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Life Atop The Crystal Stair

Rising to the executive suite may seem lofty. These top decision makers tell what price they have to pay for success.

Some say the route to the upper climes of corporate America is along a…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Nothing But Net

You probably can't match their income, but you can benefit from the financial advice professional athletes bank on.

Houston, we have a problem. The 82-game season is only nine games old and…

By Mark W. Wright

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The Feeling Is Mutual

A bevy of black-managed mutual funds is bringing new investors into the market, B.E. checks out what they have to offer.

No, this is one revolution that didn’t get televised or much in the way…

By James A. Anderson

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The Urge To Merge

Fusion of Georgia's Citizens Trust and First Southern will create fifth largest black bank

“It’s exciting isn’t it?” With a few understated words,Fusion Gregory Baranco, chairman of First…

By Eric L. Smith

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20 Black Women Of Power & Influence

These African American female corporate executives are shaping the way business is done

Will the first african american to head A major corporation be a woman? Maybe,…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Taking Your Company Public

Raising money via the capital markets offersrewards as well as risks. Here's what to considerbefore making such a move.

After years of playing the lead role of entrepreneur, inventor, marketing guru or titan…

By James A. Anderson

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A Fund Manager Is Born

Randall Eley ranked No. 1 on the "A" list of all U.S. equity managers last year, but can he duplicate that stellar performance managing Eugene Profit's new mutual fund?:

Suppose you decided to quit your job and start a mutual fund tomorrow and,…

By James A. Anderson

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Go For It!

If working is making you feel as though you want to turn in your resignation, you're not alone. Draw inspiration from these busy professionals, who took time off to relax, reassess and find new meaning in their lives.

Bailing out from the workday world can be exhilarating–and hair- raising. Throwing caution to…

By Cassandra Hayes

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