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Colin Powell Speaks: Mentoring, Reality TV & ‘Baby Mama’ Concept

Leader offers parents alternatives and insights on promoting excellence among young black men

Colin Powell talks the importance of mentoring young men of color and the need to…

By Courtney Connley

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Building Power Networks At The Entrepreneurs Conference

Meet four outstanding entrepreneurs and leaders worth paying attention to.

Meet four outstanding entrepreneurs and leaders worth paying attention to.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Road Traveled Alone: How Millennials Can Find Motivation In Challenging Environments

Four steps to get support you need for strategic career trouble-shooting

Sometimes, the road to success is a lonely one, especially for millennials in challenging environments.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Ways to Find The Right Mentor For Your Business

Your mentor must be as dedicated to your business as you are

How to find a mentor that has a vested interest in learning more about you…

By C. Daniel Baker

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7 Tips for Mentors to Establish an Effective Relationship

Building a lasting relationship is what mentorship is about

Don’t push mentorship on someone

By C. Daniel Baker

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Personality Compatibility: Take note of substantive interactions with your potential mentor. As with any long-term relationship, it's important to make sure your personalities complement each other. Be aware of communication habits, goals and mindset on pursuit of goals. Also, some mentors have personal qualities that one aspires to. If that's the case for you, be sure to choose someone who has positive personality traits you would like to strengthen.

6 Tips for Making Mentorships Work

Mentorship needs commitment from both sides

Here is some advice

By C. Daniel Baker

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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

What do you think a mentor really is?

A mentor relationship doesn’t have to be formal, complicated or time-consuming.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Entrepreneurs Say Mentorship the Key to Women’s Advancement in Business and Tech

Even if you're well past the first-job days, here's how to leverage a vital asset

For women, especially in male-dominated business and technology, mentorship is not only key, it’s a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Mia Hall (right, with me and Zara Green) is a great example of the kind of person who makes mentoring a rewarding experience.

Mentorship Is Earned, Not Owed

It's about what you're willing to do, not just about what a potential mentor is able to do.

It’s about what you’re willing to do, not just what they’re able to do.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Young, Smart, Yet Unsure: How Young Black Men Can Find the Best Mentors

5 steps to getting the educational and career support you need

Young, Smart, Yet Unsure: How Young Black Men Can Find the Best Mentors – Black…

By Antoine Moss

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The Key to Your Career Advancement: An Emotional Intelligence Mentor

Learn from solid leaders how to manage feelings in the workplace

As a young professional, learning how to work through challenges and manage emotions can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Miss the Fail: How Predecessor Mistakes Can Lead To Your Success Today

The example of forerunners can give you the edge you need

Here are top reasons you should notice and take note of the efforts of pioneers…

By Sasha King

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Each One, Teach One: 4 Advantages to Having Peer Mentor

Your pool of friends is a prime place to find career guidance

Tap into your network of successful friend to find a mentor you can relate to…

By Sasha King

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10 Tips for Building a Quality Mentor Relationship

Maximize a vital resource in your career advancement

Mentorships are no good if the relationship is faulty. Here are 10 key ways to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Family Hustle: T.I. & Tiny Prove It’s Never Too Early to Pass on Healthy Work Ethic

Four ways parents can teach importance of the grind to children

Rapper T.I. and savvy wife, Tiny, ensure the Harris family is into the grind, showing…

By Courtney Connley

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Now, That’s Boss: How to Make Your Career Idol Your Mentor

Four ways to let go of the fear and reach out

We all have that one person we look to as a major inspiration. Getting to…

By Courtney Connley

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Thank You For Being a Friend: How Sandy Unites Coworkers

It's never a good look to be Ms. Annie Anti-Social, especially in the workplace

Hurricane Sandy taught me one vital lesson: Connecting with those you see most during the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hello, Nicki Minaj: It’s Best to Make Allies with Seasoned Pros, Not Enemies

Tirade mirrors generational gap and a need for young bosses to take the high road

Recent footage of a spat with Mariah Carey lends lesson on generational gaps and humility…

By Janell Hazelwood

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2. Put a mentor "wish list" together and start recruiting a mentor ASAP.

Motivational Monday: The Weapon of Mass Construction

Don’t underestimate the power of your connections

Being a connector doesn’t have to be an additional job. It simply requires one thing:…

By S. Tia Brown

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Looking Back: Yandy Smith Talks New Ventures and Advantages of Love & Hip Hop

As new season begins with new Atlanta cast, a legacy of greater brand exposure continues

As a new season of Love & Hip Hop hits Atlanta, debuting June 18, we…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Three Things OKC Can Teach Employers About Young Professionals

With motivation and mentorship, newbies can help take companies to the top

Take a page from NBA Finals team Oklahoma City Thunder on how to motivate and…

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Mistake 3: Having a negative or arrogant attitude. 


Seldom in life does anyone rise to the top without paying their dues first. No matter what level you’re at in your career, your job will probably include some form of menial tasks. “Chances are many of the tasks that make you mutter, ‘Why do I have to do this?’ won’t go away with your first (or second, or third) promotion,” Winters says. “Suck it up and realize that everything is a learning opportunity. Then, look forward to the parts of your job that you enjoy.”

From the Mouths of Mentors: Top 4 Mistakes Recent Grads Make on the Job

Avoid these common mishaps to find continued career success

Professionals and career experts weigh in on factors that can contribute to a recent grad’s…

By Jamie Harrison

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Mentorship Checklist: Three Steps to Finding the Right Fit

Determine the right fit for your ultimate career advancement

Before choosing a mentor, be mindful of three key things that will ensure your experience…

By Demetria Irwin

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(Career) Match Made in Heaven: Real-Life Success of Nontraditional Mentorships

How two professionals found the perfect fit

Two real-life mentors and mentees share what makes their career relationship work.

By Demetria Irwin

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SXSW 2012: 13 Things Superwomen Need to Know About Mentorship

Female power players in tech provide tips for mentorship and career success at SXSW Interactive

Founder of Tech by Superwomen Cathryn Posey and panelists explore the keys to fostering a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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WATCH: Phaedra Parks Talks Reality TV Catfights and Her Solid Business Brand

Attorney---and aspiring mortician---prides herself on experience and integrity

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star talks “business of integrity,” reality TV drama, and her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Glass Ceiling of Youth: Three Steps to Fighting Ageism

Use this three-pronged strategy to get the promotion you deserve

Ageism has become an issue not just for senior professionals—who are delaying retirement more and…

By Jullien Gordon

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4 Ways to Boost Your Professional Marketability

Be that job candidate who is sought after and indispensable

Don’t just rest on simply having a degree. Make yourself a job candidate who is…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Fashion business veteran Gerard Murray has seen success both as an independent business owner with the School of Hard Knocks clothing line and with large corporations. After taking a brief hiatus from the industry, he resurfaced in the college licensing business as the president of Final IV Enterprises LLC, parent company of Tradition Ever Since.

With Tradition, Murray has carved out a niche by creating lifestyle apparel for HBCU’s. After severing ties with New Era in 2009, Murray and his partners—Carol Callender-Murray and Tim Gray—decided to take the independent route and the gamble has paid off. Tradition booked $800,000 in sales this past year and the company is projected to double that number in 2012. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Murray, who shared his five tips on how to make it as an independent in the fashion business. —Branden J. Peters

5 Tips for Independent Success in the Fashion Industry

Successful fashion entrepreneur offers up advice on growing a brand independently

School of Hard Knocks founder Gerard Murray returns to fashion industry with Tradition Ever Since,…

By Branden J. Peters

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Actor Coby Bell Puts Family Before Fame

With two sets of twins and a pair of hit shows, the television star is on double duty

BET’s The Game star Coby Bell gives insight into addition of singer Brandy for the…

By Amber McKynzie

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How I Did It: Mikki Taylor Expands Beauty Brand with New Book ‘Commander in Chic’

Motivational expert uses inspiration of Michelle Obama to empower women

Beauty and fashion expert Mikki Taylor expands her brand with new book, Commander in Chic:…

By Janell Hazelwood

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David Banner’s 4 Money Management Lessons for Black America

The rapper/actor shares his perspective on the Black community's misuse of its spending power

Inspired by the Pew Research Center’s minority wealth gap report, rapper/producer/actor David Banner shares his…

By David Banner

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Justin Bieber’s DJ Tay James: The Secret of My Success

The pop star’s personal tour DJ shares his top six money-earning moves to becoming a successful spin doctor

Graduating from Hampton University’s Business School, DJ Tay James followed his dreams and became Justin…

By Amy Andrieux

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Earl G. Graves Sr., Chairman & Publisher, Black Enterprise

Good Entrepreneurs Make Money. Great Ones Make a Difference.

Among the things that come with the territory of being a reasonably successful and visible…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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A New Way to Keep Score: Giving Back

Those words have served as a guiding principle of my life. In our 24/7, pressure-cooker…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Virtual Networking 201: Snagging a Quality Mentor Online

Four steps to get you on the right track to making connections

Career expert Marshawn Evans shares four essentials to courting a virtual mentor

By Marshawn Evans

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Virtual Networking 101: Connect Online and Boost Your Career

Here's how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

Here’s how to create and cultivate fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships

By Marshawn Evans

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WATCH: MC Lyte and her Mother Speak on Mentorship

Just in time for Mother's Day, the celebrated recording artist and her mother share their words of wisdom

During celebrated track coach Beverley Kearney’s 5th annual Minority Mentorship Symposium, MC Lyte and her…

By Anslem Samuel

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The Problem with Traditional Mentoring

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

Columnist Marshawn Evans tells you why being more assertive is crucial to your career success

By Marshawn Evans

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What You Can Learn from…Iyanla Vanzant’s Flubbed Exit Strategy from Oprah

A few key tips to help you gracefully bow out, while keeping your career on-track

Oprah's response to Iyanla's apology–gracious or passive? (Image: Getty Images)
I watched the Oprah Winfrey Show…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Green Insider: Preparing Generation Next for Energy Jobs

Eco-friendly resources for businesses and individuals

How do we adequately prepare our youth for the challenge of leading our nation towards…

By Andre Williams

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7 Ways to Help Teens Start a Summer Business

With youth unemployment at an all-time high, instead of helping a young person to find a job, how about helping to create one?

As a business coach and someone who built a multi-million dollar company in my 20s,…

By Andrew Morrison

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Mentorship Is as Important as Oxygen

The more career altitude you gain, the more necessary supportive relationships become

While the job landscape has changed with the advent of social media, what a mentor…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Changing for the Better?

Small Business Administration to strengthen its 8(a) program

For the first time in several years, the Small Business Administration has conducted a comprehensive…

By Joyce Jones

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Blueprint for Success

Having a winning 'business' game plan

This year is a chance to be better, smarter, prouder, stronger, and take no mess.

By Dale Coachman

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Who Is Your Woman of Power?

They existed long before there was a Summit. Mine is my mother, Enid Jackson.

As I sit on the Greyhound on my way to Palm Springs for the Women…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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A Perfect Fit

How a finance professional found his dream job and is making it work

After reading about Vocation Vacations online, Charles Turner, a finance professional, turned a dream of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Purpose in Your Passion

Harness the energy of what you most enjoy

To counter his chaotic surroundings, then 19-year-old Bill Strickland, a freshman at the University of…

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Wanted: A Hand to Guide Me

If you can't find a mentor, maybe you need to commit to being one.

I believe in mentorship, and study after study shows that it can be the critical…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Johnnetta Cole Shares “The Noah Principles” at the Women of Power Summit

In 2008, Johnnetta B. Cole addressed the third annual Women of Power Summit in La…

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