Tag Archives: networking

Who are you connecting with on social media sites? Who's connecting with you? More importantly, why are you connected, and how are you using your presence in social media to advance your career, business, financial and lifestyle objectives? These are the questions we had in mind when we created this new BlackEnterprise.com feature, Social Media Connection. Lots of magazines, web sites, bloggers, etc. share all kinds of lists of who's who on Twitter and other social media sites. Our goal with Social Media Connection is to go a little deeper. Each week, we'll profile an entrepreneur, business expert, celebrity or other key influencer in a unique way: breaking down their presence on social media site by site—focusing on their favorites—and getting their insights on how they use that presence to achieve their business goals. Our objective is to give you insights and ideas from the most successful entrepreneurs, professionals and experts engaged in social media, insights you can use to achieve your own goals. To introduce this new feature, which will appear every Thursday, I've volunteered, as the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, to be the guinea pig.

Social Media Connection: Alfred Edmond Jr.

The mission of our new weekly feature is to give you first-person accounts of how top entrepreneurs, executives and experts use social media

Who are you connecting with on social media sites? Who’s connecting with you? More importantly,…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Putting Power Into Networking

Strategies to help you connect

Everyone tells you to network your way into job opportunities. What exactly does that mean?…

By Catherine Jewell

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Memo To Entrepreneurs: Don’t Become Isolated

Four keys to staying visible and connected despite the demands of running your business

One of the biggest threats to successful entrepreneurship is isolation. Many entrepreneurs get so caught…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Move Beyond the Hustle: The Myths of Networking

4 great tips to move you beyond the hype to establishing authentic business relationships

Giving a business card does not mean we now have a connection, certainly not a…

By Marshawn Evans

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Facebook App Helps Users Find Jobs

What are friends for? With this tool, they could help you land your next gig.

If your network equals your net worth you may be sitting atop Fort Knox. Hire…

By Renita Burns

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: A Deal Was Made!

Young business owners join forces at BE Next mixer in Atlanta

I’ve said it before—networking is a powerful tool if done correctly. For Atlanta-based candle maker…

By LaToya M. Smith

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CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin was among the panelists who gave #BEEC attendees plenty to tweet about.

2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: Top Takeaways on Twitter

#BEEC attendees tweeted the business advice they found most worth sharing

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference had Twitter on lock down. From Lisa Nichols’ presentation on…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: The Follow-Up

Don't just promise to do it. Do it.

I met a lot of awesome people over the last few days, but I realized…

By Renita Burns

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2010 Entrepreneurs Conference: How to Network at a Conference

Five simple tips for getting the most out of a multiday event

On Sunday, Black Enterprise kicked off its 15th annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo sponsored by…

By LaToya M. Smith

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#FollowFriday for the 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Business experts with active Twitter accounts you'll want to connect with in Atlanta and beyond

Following is my list of all of the speakers for this year’s conference with active…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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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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Building Alliances on the Job

A finance executive explains how the only way to advance your career is with a well-cultivated network

Strong alliances can be career differentiators for strong performers. A strong performer without the alliances…

By Dale Coachman

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Cyberwise

There is a lot of talk on social media sites about diversity in technology and…

By Dale Coachman

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Just Like A Woman: Focused on the Job? Not Always Good

Following the advice "work hard and keep a low profile" will usually leave you overworked and overlooked

The best campaigns are framed by a successful message—one that is well thought out, consistent,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Brush Off Your Old Way of Thinking

Re-invention strategies to transform your business and boost profits

In an unsettled economy everyone must develop a brand new attitude to stand out from…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Positioning Yourself for an Opportunity

15 proven small-business action items to take advantage of the weak economy

With high unemployment, now is the time to position yourself as an authority in your…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Learn the Rules of Effective Networking

Throughout the years, I have found business is personal. Trust, chemistry, and authentic connections represent…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Summit attendees sipped Champagne and enjoyed makeovers during the Macy's-sponsored shopping event. (Source: Lonnie C. Major)

Women of Power Summit in Pictures

Day one of the Summit: From power networking to Legacy Awards dinner

On day one of the Fifth Annual Women of Power Summit, hundreds of women came…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Keeping Former Bosses on Your Radar

Don't miss out on a good networking resource

Just because former employers fall off the bottom of your resume doesn’t mean they should…

By Heather Boerner

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Women of Power: What’s Your Second Act?

Learn the tools to take your life to the next level

Is it time to reinvent yourself? Redefine your purpose? Redirect your life? Whether you’re looking…

By LaToya M. Smith

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