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Sprint Overcharges Customers, Fined $105 Million

Company found to be practicing 'cramming' by U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sprint overcharges customers and faces a $105 million lawsuit.

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

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4 Steps to Developing Solid Business Relationships

Use this strategy to create a network that is long-standing and lucrative

This strategy will ensure your relationships are lucrative, longstanding and not a flash in the…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Black Wealth: 4 Top Billionaires of Africa

These business tycoons' hard work paid off in a big way

Here are four leading African billionaires Africa who have built empires.

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5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season

8 Ways To Shop For Gifts That Give Back

Sometimes, the best gifts are those that pay it forward to someone in need.

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4 Easy Apps To Manage and Track Your Money

Get a great start on the New Year with these resources

The best mobile solutions for your finances can help you monitor your bank account, and…

By Kandia Johnson

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Apps to Ease Your Parking Woes in New York City and San Francisco

Luxe, an on demand parking and valet service, takes the hassle and headache out of…

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Cheers to Holiday Party Etiquette

Take heed to these tips to ensure you have a great time without losing your job

These office party nuances can have lasting impact long after the holidays are over.

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3 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

You can avoid cheating on her health plan with these tech tools

Before you attend a work-related dinner or holiday party, try these apps to stay on…

By Kandia Johnson

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Three Alternatives To Your Bad Password

One password to rule them all

Passwords are hard to remember and often insecure, but biometrics offer unique and secure passwords…

By Patrick Austin

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5 Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Upgrade your holiday experience with these savvy ideas

Feel like you’re in a holiday rut? Try these tips to upgrade your experience.

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Attorney Jo-Ná Williams Details How She Helps Artists Protect Their Art

Business adviser shares tips on the importance of trademarks and copyrights

Attorney and business adviser Jo-Ná A. Williams is passionate about helping entrepreneurs protect what they…

By Michelle Y. Talbert, Esq.

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Score Holiday Deals on Twitter

Snag discounts on social media

Many stores advertise special discount codes for the holiday on their Twitter feed.

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

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Deck the Halls With Savings: 5 Tips to Slash Your 2014 Tax Liability

Before you ring in the New Year, take a look into last-minute savings

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but don’t forget about those last-minute tax strategies you…

By Marquita Miller

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Iconic Artist and Humanitarian Annie Lee Dies at 79

The internationally acclaimed woman was known for her faceless paintings

Artist Annie Lee passed away on November 24th at age 79, leaving behind her daughter,…

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Impress Your Guests With a Holiday Brunch

Celebrity chef James "JR" Robinson shows you how to put a new twist on usual gathering

Hell’s Kitchen contestant chef James “JR” Robinson shows you how to throw a holiday brunch…

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How to Use Life Insurance To Protect Your Wealth

Find the right policy to ensure security at any age

Being financially prepared for a breadwinner’s death saves families from the added grief of losing…

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On Nov. 20, Black Enterprise celebrated 'The Good Life,' with a special VIP event in New York City, sponsored by Lexus.  The special interactive mixer hosted top influencers and entertainers, who detailed what it took to take their careers and lives to the next level via power networking and an exclusive Google hangout. Top-rated Power 105 radio host Angela Yee, seen, left, with Our World with Black Enterprise host, Paul C. Brunson, was the featured power woman who hosted an in-vehicle experience and chat.

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise and Lexus Celebrate ‘The Good Life’ With Industry Influencers

Black Enterprise hosted a special VIP event in New York City to celebrate “The Good…

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Google Hangout: What Does It Mean to Live ‘The Good Life’?

Black Enterprise, with Lexus, explores topic with industry leaders and celebs

Black Enterprise and Lexus explored ‘The Good Life’ at a VIP Google Hangout with influencers…

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How to Manage Finances for Senior Family Members

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares insights on healthcare and cost-of-living planning

Finance leader Carla A. Harris shares how to manage finances for the elderly.

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Business Etiquette 101: 5 Rules Every Professional Should Know

These nuances could make or break an opportunity

Sometimes opportunities are lost and gained simply because of business courtesy or nuances. Here’s etiquette…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

By Kandia Johnson

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Why Everyone Should Care About Net Neutrality

The battle for how data across the Web and access to it is handled rages on

With President Obama in support of net neutrality and the Internet as a utility, now…

By Patrick Austin

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Plan for the Holidays

From Thanksgiving into the New Year, these will help erase stress and save time

These apps, from Thanksgiving into the New Year, will make planning for the holidays less…

By Kandia Johnson

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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
According to Reuters, Apple…

By Patrick Austin

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3 Signs You May Need To Seek Counseling

The negative stigma attached to therapy has been a topic of discussion for years.  The…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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3 Awesome Global Destinations for a Working Vacation

When you're forced to combine work with play, these locales are ideal for both

Many professionals work while at play, so why not enjoy a great locale that suits…

By Kandia Johnson

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Survey: African Americans Put Family First When Making Financial Decisions

Who influences your money choices? Voice your opinions on key financial topics below

The presence or absence of a sound financial foundation directly impacts overall well-being.

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6 Awesome Winter Wine and Arts Festivals

Gather the family and friends and enjoy these beautiful activities

Throw on a layered outfit, gather up the friends and family, and enjoy the best…

By Kandia Johnson

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Life After Service: How Veterans Can Live American Dream of Entrepreneurship

Three steps to getting started in running your own business

There are so many entrepreneurial opportunities available during life after service for military veterans. Here’s…

By Marquita Miller

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Going Global? International Etiquette for Business Travelers

Take heed to these tips for a successful international trip

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Regardless if you’re a frequent international traveler or someone doing business overseas via email…

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10 Apps That Make Global Business Travel Easy

These will ensure your trip is less stressful and more enjoyable

For international business travelers, mobile technology is a saving grace. Check out these apps that…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Signs You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Find out if you're making moves of a boss---or at least embody the qualities

If you embody these traits or have these habits, you have the soul of a…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Need That Extra Boost? Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts

For a quick escape via your smartphone, check out these accounts

When you can’t find the motivation to crawl out of bed in the morning, check…

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American Express OPEN Inspires Women Entrepreneurs at CEO BootCamp

Event gathers business leaders and experts to discuss how to grow enterprises

American Express OPEN hosts CEO Bootcamp for female entrepreneurs in New York.

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P.O.O.R. in Your Business? Using a Mastermind to Overcome Fear

How you can move your business to the next level

Whether starting a new business or positioning an existing business for growth, conquering fear can…

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Relocating? How to Build a New Professional Network

Whether it's your next opportunity or a fresh start, here's how to expand your network

Relocating for a new opportunity or just a fresh start? Check out these tips on…

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Rent a Coworking Space

Take heed and do your research for an optimal experience that's worth the investment

Before you sign a contract for a coworking space, consider a few vital questions to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Election Day: Why You Should Get Out and Vote Nov. 4

Need help with the process? We've got you covered

If you aren’t familiar with the voting process or why you should vote this Nov.…

By Cristie Leondis

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City Eats: Discovering Best Dishes in the Nation’s Capital

Five great picks to visit the next time you're in the District

As a midway point between New England and the Mason Dixon line, Washington D.C. is…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Voting Impact: Black Turnout and 2014 Midterms Findings Released

The results came out in a report by the Joint Center today

The Joint Center for Political and Economic studies released the results of the Black Turnout…

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Freelancer

Sometimes the client isn't always right

Don’t find yourself as a client suddenly “fired” by your freelancer. Sometimes, the customer isn’t…

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What To Expect From Apple’s Thursday Event

New iPads, new iMacs, but no new notebooks

With Apple’s October event set to kick off Thursday, many expect to see a refresh…

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6 Reasons Working For Free Can Get You Paid

Sometimes it's worth the risk when you can get a return on your time investment

Working for free can be a gamble, but keeping these six things in mind will…

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National Coming Out Day: Is It Safe To Be LGBTQ?

Fear of possibly losing a job, friends, and even one's life keeps many people in the closet

The LGBTQ community is one of which, in extreme cases, vehemently rejects. And there remains…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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7 Savvy Year-End Tax Tips for Smart Consumers

It's never to early to plan, saving time and stress

These tax tips will help you save time and money. It’s never too early to…

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8 Vital Components of a Winning Entrepreneur’s Pitch

How to create a great pitch deck to raise capital

In terms of raising capital and support for your business, the proof is in the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Things No One Has Ever Told You About Budgeting

Before you make a financial plan, take these steps

There are some hard truths you must know before creating a good budget that will…

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12 Tips to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Boost your energy and productivity at work by taking heed

To maintain efficiency, we should be catching six to eight hours worth of Z’s. Many…

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Three Ways to Avoid Office Gossips

Keep your productivity in check with these tips

Keep your productivity at a maximum with this strategy to avoid office chatterboxes.

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Miami’s PlungeCon Will Highlight Tech and Innovators

Innovation Slam will let inventors present to experts and tastemakers

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, Miami’s Eden Roc Resort will host the Plunge Culture…

By Patrick Austin

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Present Like a Pro: 3 Tips for Mastering Professional Presentations

Use this strategy to make a vital part of business that much easier

Check out this quick guide on how to give a polished, professional presentation.

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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Top of the Upper Class: 155 New Billionaires Minted in 2014

Few people of color: 2 are African American and several hail from Africa

Michael Jordan and other new faces join the billionaire club, bringing total accumulated wealth to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Poll: 65% Of DC Likely Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

Latest findings indicate voters in the nation's capital overwhelmingly in support

Latest poll finds voters in the nation’s capital overwhelmingly in support legalizing marijuana.

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National Black MBA Conference: How to Rule the Corner Office

Cub Foods' Keith Wyche shares 6 unavoidable realities of being the boss

Keith Wyche, president and CEO of Cub Foods, talks unavoidable realities executives face and strategy…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[HIGHLIGHTS] National Black MBA Conference and Expo

Networking, business development resources, dynamic speakers and more this week in Atlanta

The National Black MBA Association Inc.’s 36th Annual Conference and Exposition is in Atlanta for…

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National Black MBA Association Inc. Hosting 36th Annual Conference and Expo

Speakers include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Lisa Price, Robin Roberts and more

The National Black MBA Association Inc. presents its 36th Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta…

By Janell Hazelwood

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4 Savvy Tips for Hiring a Winning Team

Entrepreneurs, this strategy will ensure you have the right people working for you

Finding and keeping great talent at your company can be a challenge, but here’s a…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Take Advantage of Workplace Opportunities to Enhance Your Career

This strategy will get you on the right track

As we get wrapped up in our daily grind it is important for us to…

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Women of Power: 10 Savvy Books to Help Elevate Your Career

Top professional leadership resources written for women and by women

Offering professional advice, tips and wisdom for how women can succeed in the workplace, we’ve…

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Building Business Muscles: 7 Steps to Maintain a Healthy Enterprise

If you're not taking time daily to 'work out' your business activity, then your business health may suffer

Whether a “solopreneur” or a corporate exec, if you’re not taking time to “work out”…

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

An overview of life insurance buying habits

Many people put off buying life insurance until a major life event occurs. That’s not…

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Delphi CEO Rodney O’Neal to Retire in March 2015

CFO Kevin Clark will take the helm

According to reports, Delphi Automotive Plc announced CEO Rodney O’Neal will retire from his post…

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How To Achieve Balance in a Hectic Life

Key tools on keep it all together and win

How does one satisfy both desires? Balance. Too often we are running around like chickens…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 3 Begins

More spa, tennis, networking and fun at the PGA National Resort and Spa

Day three of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge continues with more spa, golf,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[PHOTOS] Night of Comedy and Entertainment at the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

Mark Curry, Chris Spencer, Nicki Carr and Bell Biv Devoe wow at the PGA National Resort and Spa

Top moments of comedy and live entertainment from powerhouse group Bell Biv Devoe at the…

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[PHOTOS] Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: Day 1 Best Pics

Highlights from Florida's premier leisure and networking event

Day one of the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has begun. Check out top…

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Infographic: Ways to Tame Your Spending

Tips for keeping cash in your pocket

Check out these quick tips on how to tame your spending and save more money.

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Ready, Set, No: The #1 Reason You Should Not Launch Your Business

Budding entrepreneurs, don’t get distracted by the hype

Budding entrepreneurs, don’t get distracted by the hype. Starting a business requires research and market…

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New Survey Shows African Americans Possess More Inner Peace

Most Americans believe success is more about happiness than money and fame

Forty-one percent of African Americans describe themselves as possessing inner peace, according to new research.

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Motivation Monday: Create A Playlist To Help Alleviate Stress

Here's a great way to get the creative juices flowing

In a mental rut at work? No problem. Here’s a strategy to get the creative…

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Golf Professional Rodney Green Shares Passion for Game and the Business of It All

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis challenge instructor gives real deal on career asset

Rodney Green—who will conducting golf classes at this year’s Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge—…

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Top 20 Global Locales for Billionaires

Data show cities that house the most wealthy

Here’s a breakdown of where the most billionaires are located and why.

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Unplug From Your Digital Device and Plug Into Your Career Potential

Tips to ensure smartphone use is contributing to career success---not emptying your pockets

Millennials, play time is over. It’s time to shut down the mobile apps that are…

By Daron Pressley

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FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: Get Business Strategy from the Greats, Presented by BMW

Get a view from a position of power via special content offerings

BMW presents ‘From the Corner Office,’ offering insights via special content, social media events and…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

The Latest iPhone Could Debut Next Month

Also, a new smartwatch and Retina MacBook Air could be in the pipeline

Apple’s newest iPhone (or iPhones) could debut September 9 with a slew of new features…

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America’s Most Powerful Black CEOs in Corporate America

African-American business leaders across the nation

What makes the departure of Clarence Otis as CEO of Darden Restaurants so significant is…

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

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Infographic: The Cost of Summer Fun Then and Now

A comparison of summer fun throughout the years

Nowadays, fun is going to cost you.

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Industry Leaders in Business and Entertainment to be Honored at F.A.C.E List Awards

Model Alek Wek and Afrobeat pioneer Femi Kuti among honorees for weekend event

African diaspora leaders in industries including entertainment and business will be honored at the 2014…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Anniversary of the Moon Walk: 10 African American Space Pioneers

Astronauts of color who broke barriers to explore the unknown

During this month 45 years ago, the U.S. set foot on the moon. In commemoration…

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6 Key Aspects of Workplace Culture

How these factors impact your performance

Are you conscious of workplace culture and how you fit into it—or don’t? Being aware…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Love Netflix? Get Paid To Watch It

Making a living watching movies may seem like a dream job, but it's more important than you think

Netflix is offering a position where you’ll be watching movies all day while tagging the…

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

These tools will help you save time---and money

Who knew the cell phone would end up being one of the most innovative forms…

By Teri Harrison

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BE 100s: Nation’s Most Successful Black-Owned Businesses

Check out the full list for the best of the best in auto, financial services and more

Black Enterprise ranks the most successful black-owned businesses via its 42nd annual BE 100s list.…

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Small Business Employment Continues Improvement

Firms add 20,000 jobs in June

Small businesses added 20,000 jobs added for the month of June, according Intuit Inc. Small…

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[PHOTOS] #Freedom50: 10 Riveting Civil Rights Moments That Inspire

In commemoration of the Civil Rights Act anniversary, take a look at iconic moments of activism.

Today, July 1, marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act on…

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Franchise Spotlight: Amada Senior Care Embraces ‘Silver Tsunami’

Graying of America becoming a booming business for the enterprising

In this franchise spotlight, Amanda Senior Care talks ‘silver tsunami’ and why providing elderly home…

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Ikea To Raise Company Minimum Wages In U.S.

Popular Swedish retailer is raising wages by 17%

Swedish furniture retailer is answering claims of economic inequality by raising the minimum wage level…

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AARP and SBA Share Start Up Advice on Entrepreneurship for the 50 Plus

Senior Sensibilities: How to Talk to Aging Parents About Money

Use this strategy to help senior loved ones manage their finances in retirement

Talking about money can be challenging, but it gets even more tricky when it’s your…

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Scale is King: Top Lessons From Nation’s Largest Black Businesses

How CEOs of Black Enterprise's BE 100s have remodeled firms for expansion

What will boost your business’ bottom line? Learn from the top black-owned businesses in the…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Travel Lover

If you like employment that includes jet-setting, this is for you

If you love adventure and never staying in one spot for a long time, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for the Fashion Crazed

If you have a knack for style and flair, these options are for you

Love shopping or all that is fashion? These cool jobs are right up your alley.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

For Boomers who want more than the sedentary, here are a few interesting options

If your over age 55 and looking for a cool job that’s beyond the sedentary,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Social Media Fanatics

These options are perfect for the Web savvy

If you love being on the Web and have a knack for social media, these…

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Top 5 Cool Jobs for Extroverts

Check out these top options for employment

If you’re an extrovert, these are the perfect fit for you.

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Top 5 Cool Jobs Perfect for Introverts

If you're more inclined to work 'inward,' these options are worth exploring

If you’re an introvert, these cool jobs are perfect for you.

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Analysis: As Baby Boomers See Job Gains, Millennials See Stagnation

Senior and young professionals face opposing challenges in the market

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI) released employment analysis of two key groups: millennials…

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Office vs. Remote: A Breakdown of Happiness Factors

Recent survey finds pros and cons of desk and non-desk jobs

Recent survey reveals pros and cons of working in an office vs. a non-desk job…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Fired at 50′ Author Phyllis Green Shares Tips for Mid to Senior-Career Professionals

Phyllis Green discusses tips in her book for bouncing back after a career setback

“Fired at 50″ author Phyllis Green offers tips for mid to senior-career professionals on how…

By Courtney Connley

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Throwback Thursday: 3 Vital ‘Old-School’ Career Advancement Practices That Still Work

How young professionals can incorporate business habits of yesteryear to find success

Traditional communication? On-site experiences? Remember those? Though technology is awesome, “old-school” business practices still lead…

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Top 10 Jobs With High Temp Hiring Growth

Highest median hourly wage for these jobs at more than $26

Viable options exists for unemployed professionals to get their foot in the door via temp…

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The Importance of Making Connections at Business Conferences

Here’s how an entrepreneur grows his business by networking at conferences

For Facility Interiors, relationships often are forged at business conferences

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Not Feeling Your Career? Here’s How to Get the Love Back

Before you put in your resignation, try these steps to spice things up

Before you put in your two-weeks notice and trail off into an oblivion of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Still Making Boss Moves: 3 Lessons on Longevity from the Legacy of Cicely Tyson

Take cues from a woman who embodies grace and professional tenacity

Cicely Tyson is a legend in her own right who many young professionals should be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

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Virtual Virtuoso: How to Network at Online Events and Career Fairs

Don't miss the boat on a booming employment trend

With today’s tech-focused business environment, Web-based meetups and career fairs are booming. Here’s how to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Quick, Easy—and Free— Steps to Boost Your Job Prospects

Try these options that will take a bit of the stress out of your search

So, you haven’t yet landed that dream gig yet, and money is getting tighter and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Then and Now: 10 Gigs That Didn’t Exist Before, But Are Now Booming

Tech, fitness-related jobs lead as high in demand and big on salary potential

These jobs weren’t even a thought for companies to invest in before and are now…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Turning Career Anger Into Passion… and Then, Into Professional Calling

Facing workplace issues that grind your gears? Here's the best way to channel the rage

We’ve all witnessed business faux pas that grind our gears. But don’t get angry. Get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey Details Workers’ Most Ridiculous Excuses for Missing Work

More than 30% of workers call out sick when they aren't

New survey finds that more than 30 percent of workers called out sick when they…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Twin Educators Talk Balancing Career and Passion for the Business of Art

Sharon and Karen Mackey prove that anyone can re-pave and reinvent professional paths

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We…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes

Take a page from developers to entice millennials to excel in the workplace

One writer says that if managers can tap into the strategy game developers use, they…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur

You don't need the CEO title to truly be a boss

You don’t necessarily have to own the business or be the CEO to really be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

By Antoine Moss

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Top 5 Most Underrated Jobs in America

Veterinarian and market research analyst among awesome job options often overlooked

CareerCast recently released its report of the top most underrated jobs in the U.S., based…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Speed Up Job Prospects Before Thanksgiving

Survey: Most employment success found between Labor Day and Easter

According to a survey, job seekers indicate they’ve had the most success between Labor Day…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Employers Seeing Value of Older Employees

Companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance of seniors

As the working population—and the unemployed—continue to age, companies including AT&T and Google recognize importance…

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Africa-America Institute Will Kick Off 60th Anniversary with Career Expo

Global organization to honor who's who in international leadership and philanthropy

The Africa-America Institute will celebrate 60 years of global education and employment advocacy with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: 5 Good Reasons Not to Rest on Your (Career) Laurels

Who cares about age or career stage? These stars continue hitting and surpassing the success bar

After watching Sheryl Lee Ralph on TV One’s “Life After,” I’m reminded to keep pushing…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Toughest Career Questions and How to Gain Clarity

One writer says this process helps her become clear on her next big steps

Questions and answers are part of self-evaluation, but some are backed by fear and insecurity.…

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Unhappy at the Office? 4 Steps to Turn Your Career Around

Leave the ranks of that unhappy 70% with these tips

Don’t be part of the disgruntled 70% of workers who are unhappy at the office.…

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Fib Faux Pas: Job Interview Lies That Work — or Don’t

Risks and rewards of embellishing or telling half-truths in job seeking

In a tough job market, some candidates are taking major risks, even lying. But is…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: Nonprofit CEO Talks Corporate Leadership for Young Men of Color

William Goodloe gives career insights and tips for success

William Goodloe, president and CEO at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, gives success tips for young…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Need Resume Help? Hire a Writer

If you're not having any luck in job seeking, time to get some help

There are resources to help you can maximize your job-seeking efforts, especially when it comes…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss from Hell? Learn How to ‘Manage Up’

Use this strategy to turn a toxic situation into a beneficial one

Sometimes you can’t just quit, and oftentimes you have to find the lesson in going…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Steps to Reset Your Brand This Summer

Find your groove again at the midway point in the year

Dust that list of New Year’s resolutions off and give yourself a progress report.

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Want to Make Bigger Boss Moves? Here’s How Move On Up

Use this strategy to position yourself for more career responsibility

This strategy will help you position yourself for more career responsibility and advancement.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Out-of-Office: 5 Hot Jobs for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If cubicles make you cringe, here are better options

Whether you love working with your hands or you hate being cooped up indoors, these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Tips for Using Instagram Video for Job-Seeking Success

Use these tips to optimize your efforts on social media

With Instagram adding 15-second videos to the mix, the dynamic of communication via the Web…

By Joshua Perrin

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Cool Jobs: Tourism Executive Takes His Roots Global, Showcasing the Beauty of Jamaica

Lyndon Taylor talks philanthropy and importance of Caribbean Heritage Month

Part of BlackEnterprise.com’s “Month of The Man,” Lyndon Taylor talks career in tourism and the…

By Kimberly Wilson

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3 Signs You’re a Wanna-Be Leader

Check out these surefire indicators

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Many people feel they have what it takes to lead. From being super-confident…

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Professional Reinvention: 3 Savvy Tips to Get Motivated and Get Started

Author Dorie Clark talks career courage and professional transitions

Dorie Clark, author Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, talks career courage and…

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Leverage Tech Careers

Leaders weigh in on balancing your day job with side hustle and turning ideas into profits

Leaders including Eric Hamilton, co-founder of Around-the-Way app, and tech developer Muoyo Okome talk keys…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Negative to Positive: 5 Tips to Turn Conflict Into Creativity

Some difficult situations facilitate unique problem-solving

Not all conflict is bad, and sometimes, even the most sticky difficulties can be turned…

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Early Riser? You’re Probably Making Bigger Boss Moves

Here's what you should do upon waking and before work

There’s more than the worm to catch if you’re a go-getter who rises before the…

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Stay Sharp This Summer: 5 Affordable Online Courses

Web resources to help you beef up your skills---and your resume

These Web classes will help you beef up your skills and your resume.

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From Newbie to Senior: Six Leaders Who Found Success Early—and Later—In Their Careers

Be inspired, from Cicely Tyson to Ithaca N.Y. mayor Svante Myrick

Major accomplishments can come at any age, proving it’s never too late—or too early—to make…

By Joshua Perrin

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6 Steps to Refreshing and Recharging Your Career

Assess and fast-track your professional path with this strategy

It’s six months into 2013. Are you where you think you should be? Did you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Knowing and Understanding Stats Can Boost Your Career

The numbers game can be tedious but analytics can be an asset

The numbers game can be boring, but check out how seemingly boring stats can help…

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Cubicle Hype: 5 Career Lies to Stop Telling Yourself

Thoughts and beliefs that hinder professional progress

We all hold beliefs that could either help our advancement or hinder our success. Be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Popularity vs. Proficiency: How Managers Can Motivate Teams for Effective Leadership

Sure, you want to be likeable, but productivity should be No. 1

As a boss, you want to be liked, but popularity shouldn’t trump productivity goals. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Fail: Top Worst Management Strategies

Traditional fads may have stood the test of time, but some are obsolete

In terms of management, fad can come and go, but some ineffective ones have stood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The One Valuable Job Skill Employers Will Love You For

No matter what industry, this knowledge will make you that much more marketable

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With almost every industry being influenced by tech, it’s not rocket science that having…

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3 Valuable Reasons Soft Skills Can Trump Experience

Just having done the work just isn't always enough

Sometimes it’s not just about doing the work. You must come to the table with…

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Brand Building for the Intrapreneur

How a solid personal brand can lead to internal success

Crafting a great personal brand can mean the difference between being seen as a great…

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6 Smart Ways to Attract Quality Interns

Get the best talent to start their career at your company

These tactics will ensure you attract the top young talent to work for your company

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