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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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Bow Wow Joins Cast of CSI:CYBER

TV host and actor will play teenaged hacker

Shad Moss AKA Bow Wow, will play 19 year old hacker, Brody “Baby Face” Nelson…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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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Verizon Foundation Offers CUNY Student Entrepreneurs Prizes, Mentoring to Launch Business Ventures

#BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know Black Students & Education

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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Social Entrepreneur Scores Big Globally With the Soccket

Jessica Matthews talks using technology to empower African youth

Social entrepreneur Jessica Matthews is using technology to empower youth in Africa, and you can…

By Daron Pressley

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4 Creative Ways to Stay Productive During the Work Day

This strategy will ensure you start on the right track

Time is money and we have to efficiently deliver on goals and objectives regardless of…

By Daron Pressley

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From Homeless to Motivator: How One Man Turned His Story Into National Inspiration

'We’re so good at destruction, I want to make constructing cool again'

Motivational Speaker, Rob Hill. Sr. has been homeless and has turned his struggles into inspiration…

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Power Brunch LA: Professionals Gather for Networking and Fun

Leader discuss how to make the biggest impact in your career

Check out photos from the Power Brunch LA, a soiree of networking and fun held…

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Careers in Demand: Two Young CPAs Who Started Early Share Advice

An overview of career options in personal finance

Robyn Fuller and Ashley Johnson began their journey toward becoming certified public accountants while still…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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Infographic: Grandparents Influence Grandchildren’s Money Views

Seniors have more impact than you think

Grandchildren are open about talking money with their grandparents.

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Keke Palmer to Play Cinderella on Broadway

Actress making history as first black actress to portray character on Broadway

Keke Palmer will reportedly make history when she takes on the role of Cinderella on…

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How To Get To The Top On Your Own Terms

Investor and marketer Lauren Maillan Bias shows what it takes to survive

At age 19, Lauren Maillian Bias founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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3 Steps to Success for Young Bosses

Millennials, be inspired to get what's yours with these quick tips

Here are three quick tips to finding success inspired by those who’ve found it from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Career Opportunities Start With A Great Second Impression

It’s no secret that you may never get a second chance to make a first…

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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

Learn the power of humility and making requests to get results

Pride is the biggest deterrent to success in life. Many go through life with the…

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Generation Next: President Obama Welcomes 500 Students Poised To Lead Africa

Young leaders welcomed at Washington D.C. Town hall

Five hundred African students chosen from 50,000 welcomed at Washington DC Town hall.

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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.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love Hosts Empowerment Event for Women Professionals

Female Industry leaders inspire with insights on love, career and business

Check out highlights from Yandy Smith’s Everything Girls Love event “Girls Love Girl Talk,” held…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Bravo TV’s Todd Tucker Talks Boss Moves Up Front and Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneur discusses his rise through the ranks, tips for young professionals

Todd Tucker, TV production exec and star on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares…

By Daron Pressley

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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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Pregnant Woman Allegedly Choked By NYPD Over BBQ Grill

This comes two weeks after Eric Garner's death

Rosan Miller, 27, who is seven-months-pregnant, was choked out by the NYPD. This follows the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Red Hammer: 3 Great Reasons to Position Yourself as an Expert

How to leverage your knowledge to expand your professional brand

Don’t just be an “Average Joe” worker. Find ways to leverage your knowledge as a…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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President Obama Announces Expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper”

Update includes educators, athletes, companies, and foundations setting commitment

President Obama announced expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper” that includes commitments from educators, athletes, companies…

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Young Entrepreneur Uses Soap Business to Help the Homeless

Donovan Smith, 11, donates 20% of sales to Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico

Donovan Smith, 11, of Albuquerque, NM, is using proceeds from his bath product business to…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: U.S. Millennials Waiting Longer to Buy Homes

Findings link college education and marriage to delay

A report done by online real estate firm Trulia shows that education and marriage rates…

By Courtney Connley

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grade Metal Band Signs Major Record Deal with Sony

Young musicians could earn up to $1.7 million from record deal

A Brooklyn eighth-grade metal band inks a major record deal with Sony that could earn…

By Courtney Connley

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13 Facets of An Effective Business Partnership

Shared vision, complementary skills, honesty, and much more make it work

BlackEnterprise.com polled members of the Young Entrepreneur Council to find out the one thing you…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs

If you possess these traits you will have a better chance of long-term success

These traits lead to winning results for small business owners.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#BossMoves: 3 Smart Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Day

Shake off the Monday blahs with these steps

Mondays aren’t always welcomed but these three questions will get you through on a good…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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From Beauty Guru to Filmmaker: One Young Woman’s Savvy Journey to National TV

Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, "Comeback Dad" debut on Uptv

Beauty-guru-turned-filmmaker Kimberly Walker rebounded from a loss to having her screenplay, “Comeback Dad” debut on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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The 10 Most Inspiring ‘Humans Of NY’ Stories You Should See

Photoblog's telling visuals and commentary have gone viral on social media

Photographer Brandon Stanton started “Humans of New York” a New York City-based photoblog that has…

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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Uber Lowers Prices to Compete with NYC Taxis

Fares are now cheaper for customers of popular transport company

The mobile car service app, Uber, has lowered its prices to offer car rides cheaper…

By Courtney Connley

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Birthday Girl: Malia Obama Receives a Car for Sweet 16

First daughter's latest gift shows signs of new driver at the White House

Malia Obama celebrates her sweet 16 in style with a brand new car for her…

By Courtney Connley

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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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Pre-Holiday Weekend Boss Moves: A Plan for Refocus for the Office

Plan today to enjoy your holiday without back-to-work anxiety

Young professionals, don’t wait until the night before holiday weekend ends to prep for work.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free

Partnership with Code School augment Google’s Women Techmakers Program

Google’s Women Techmakers initiative is giving women and minorities interested in programming three months of…

By Patrick Austin

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Millennial Women Must Save, Prepare for Retirement

Suzanna de Baca of Ameriprise Financial details more on women and money

It’s important to create emergency savings, pay down debt, and lay down the foundation for…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: Millennial Women Face Finances and Balancing Challenges

Suzanna de Baca of Ameriprise Financial details more on women and money

Ameriprise Financial finds that millennial women have challenges managing money while Boomers are confidence in…

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Exclusive: Keke Palmer’s Television Takeover

Young star talks history-making new show, “Just Keke,” and why age ain’t nothing but a number

In an exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com, Keke Palmer speaks on why her new talk show…

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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5 Master Networking Tips for Successful Connections

Use this checklist to prep for your next professional event

Here are five ways to make supreme connections at any networking event.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Revolt TV Launches ‘HELLO Harlem’ Initiative With Kick-Off Event

Who's who attends to support community initiative

More than 500 leaders in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered recently to celebrate launch of…

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Teen Entrepreneur Chase Reed Opens Sneaker Pawn Shop

This 16-year-old created a business no one else thought to do

Teen entrepreneur Chase Reed has done what no other sneaker head or collector has thought…

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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.

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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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.

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Top 10 Cities for Worker Satisfaction

Austin, Atlanta, and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings

Huntsville, Atlanta and other southern cities have the highest job approval ratings among employees, according…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Rihanna Reveal: How Millennials Can Channel the Greats for Career Wins

Pop superstar's CFDA fashion lends nod to vitality of professional muses

Like Rihanna channeled icon Josephine Baker for her CFDA win, millennnials can channel greats in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships

With news of Apple’s purchase of Beats, millennials, be inspired to know your value and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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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Preferred Companies for Teens: What the CIA, Walt Disney Co., & Apple Have in Common

National Society of High School Scholars' research reflects youth career aspirations

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), conducted Annual Career Survey, reflecting preferences of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nigeria Schoolgirls’ Abduction: U.S. Government Weighs In

White House lends support to #BringBackOurGirls

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. government will work with Nigeria to help…

By Courtney Connley

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Mad Men Motivation: How to Roll with Career Punches, Don Draper Style

Last night's show lends nod for millennials on how to rebound after failure

Last night’s episode of Mad Men lends nod to how young professionals can roll with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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More Than Just ‘Likes’: How Millennials Can Leverage Social Media Popularity for Career Wins

Three tips to turn the virtual popularity contest into professional capital

Who hates the satisfying feeling of getting lots of likes or double taps on your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Money Team Tactics: 3 Tips for Leveraging Your Network & Connections

Ricki Brazil and James McNair talk tips for building career relationships

Ricki Brazil and James McNair of The Money Team talk Floyd Mayweather Jr. and tips…

By Daron Pressley

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The Nicki Minaj Factor: 3 Career Lessons on Rebranding For Milliennials

Millennials: Take a cue on tone-down image when making career transitions

Nicki Minaj’s toned-down image teaches not only a lesson or two in style, but in…

By Courtney Connley

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Month of the Man: Producer & Reality TV Alum Talks Success on His Own Terms

Producer Fred Thomas Jr. talks success for minority men in entertainment

Producer and director Fred Thomas Jr., of R&B Divas franchise, talks success in entertainment and…

By Daron Pressley

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Diddy’s Revolt: 3 Lessons On Disruption, Reinvention & Millennials Changing the Game

Sean Combs talks evolution of music TV at NYC upfront event

Sean “Diddy” Combs, along with Revolt TV executives and staff, held an upfront event in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Author & Marketer Sabrina Kizzie

Key people in your circles you should always stay connected with

Author and Baruch College lecturer Sabrina Kizzie shares the importance of keeping in touch with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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STEM Wins: Science & Tech Fields Dominate Best Jobs

CareerCast: Ranking highlights continued importance of science & tech vocations

CareerCast ranks 200 best and worst jobs based on salary, stress, and environment and STEM…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Employers To Increase Hiring of Class of 2014 College Grads

Skills in business, engineering, and computer sciences in top demand

Recent survey finds that companies plan to hire more graduates from Class of 2014 than…

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#FamousLies: 3 Career Fibs That Could Ruin Your Future

Understand the myths and lies in order to avoid professional flops

These work-related myths and lies could make or break your career.

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Just Say No to Coffee Meetings: Effective or Nah?

Time management and kind declines are just business---not always personal

When it comes to effective networking, saying no is a business norm, but does that…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Africa-America Institute Hosting STEM-Focused Talent Summit

Panels and one-on-one conversations to be highlights of event

The AAI will host Second Annual Talent Summit, an event for mid-career professionals seeking employment…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sweet Success: 10 Minutes with ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie

Restaurateur gives tips on career longevity and prepping for expansion

Restaurateur and OWN network TV star Miss Robbie Montgomery talks career longevity and plans for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Money Motivation: Does Growing Up With a Silver Spoon Foster or Inhibit Boss Moves?

Anderson Cooper's insights on inheritance raises question on young ambition

One of my favorite media crushes professionals was recently interviewed by shock jock Howard Stern,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Work & Watch: 6 Career-Inspiring Shows Not To Miss

These will intrigue and inspire---or at least provide a much-needed mental vacation

Check out six stand-out shows with career themes that will intrigue and inspire—or at least…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Success Quips: 3 Quickfire Networking Tips with Boss Network’s Cameka Smith

How to diffuse the most awkward situations when trying to connect

In this special BlackEnterprise.com series, we share quick and dirty tips on career enhancement and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Survey: Generation Y Most Equipped to Handle Today’s Greatest Challenges

Poll examines the issues that drive young people to action

Survey of 17- to 26-year-olds finds an generation that believes it is better equipped than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: How a Simple ‘Thank You’ Can Revive Your Network

To give instead of making the ask can actually boost your network and advancement

Millennials, in a work world full of gloating, fierce competition and quotas, a simple ‘thank…

By Janell Hazelwood

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American Society of Landscape Architects Promotes Unique Career Options for Minorities

Advocacy efforts start April to promote African-American study and occupation pursuit

Landscape architects will work in April to promote the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Power Women of the Diaspora: Facebook Chief of Staff Defines Her Career on Her Own Terms

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to successful social media career

How Morin Oluwole transitioned from science to success social media career at Facebook.

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Millennials: What You Have in Common with the Nation’s Top Trusted Brands

Take a cue from leading companies on how you can be a leader in your industry

Entrepreneur magazine listed nation’s most trusted brands. You can take a cue from these leading…

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The Pharrell Effect: Millennials, Find Your ‘Buffalo Hat’ Moment

How to capture that 'it' chance or trait and leverage it for big wins

Musician Pharrell Williams gained global attention with his buffalo hat. Millennials, here’s how you capture…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young Leaders: Karen Civil Talks Fighting Female Stereotypes in the Hip-Hop & Media Industries

Branding strategist gives tips for success for young women

Brand strategist and entertainment professional Karen Civil shares how young women can succeed in male-dominated…

By Daron Pressley

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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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At A Career Crossroad? Here Are 7 Key Questions to Consider

Use this strategy before making important decisions

One professional shares her personal story with taking successful career leap and how she came…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Post-Interview Flops That Ensure a Lost Job Opportunity

Don't kill chances of landing a gig with a horrible follow up

If you’ve aced the interview, you don’t want to make a follow-up mistake that could…

By Daron Pressley

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Top 10 Cliches That Have No Place on Your Resume

Worst words that are turn-offs for prospective employers

Hiring managers reveal the worst phrases that are commonly included on resumes that lead to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Make an All-Star Follow-Up to a Winning Interview

Four steps to avoid flopping and missing your opportunity

So you’ve aced the interview and await a call, only to hear nothing from the…

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Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Tech, healthcare and business careers dominate Forbes' list

Forbes released its list for the top-paying jobs for women. However, in powerhouse careers, pay…

By Janell Hazelwood

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White House Seeks to Hold For-Profit Colleges, Career-Prep Programs Responsible for Results

Industry criticizing the proposed regulations citing unfair targeting

New “gainful employment” regulations related to “gainful employment” would mean programs could lose eligibility for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: How to Determine Your Personal Brand and Market It

Learn how to do it like the pros to find job-seeking success

Believe it or not, you are a brand, whether you’re a senior executive or millennial…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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Boredom or Sloth: 5 Steps to Get Rid of a Case of the Lazies

Millennials, don't become the hype. Try these steps to stay motivated

It’s a popular stereotype that millennials are lazy. For those who embody the hype, here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: The LinkedIn Edition

Young professional shows rude job site owner power of social media

Head of a popular online job bank in Cleveland gets a lesson in the power…

By Janell Hazelwood

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I’m ‘Bossy’ … And There’s Nothing Wrong With That

Sheryl Sandberg's campaign is a little shortsighted, missing the point

Sheryl Sandberg has called for a ban of the word ‘bossy,’ but one columnist encourages…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women’s History Month: U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat Finds Career Success in Caribbean

How Krystal Norman expanded her career horizons by working abroad

Through her work abroad, Krystle Norman has organized and spearheaded global as well as local…

By Kimberly Wilson

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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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5 Rookie Mistakes People Make at Their First Job

Job interview consultant offers advice for recent grads

If you’re a young professional looking to start off on the right foot in your…

By Alan Hughes

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When Blogging Goes Wrong: 3 Common Branding Mistakes to Avoid

How to ensure the message you're sending is the right one

It seems everyone is a blogger—but not a good one. If you want to leverage…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 10 Happiest Jobs for 2014

Employees rate top industries for fulfillment

CareerBliss released its list of jobs with the highest happy factors based on employee ratings.

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High Turnover: 3 Ways Managers Can Motivate Millennial Workers to Stay

How to keep great young talent at your offices---not the competition's

With 60% of millennials quitting their jobs within three years of being hired, turnover can…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Month of the Man: 3 Steps to Prepare for Your Career Advancement

Corporate leader Byron Spruell talks tools for success

Byron Spruell, central region and Chicago managing principal at Deloitte shares his career journey and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Is 30 the New 20? Research Says, Yes

Research finds innovators see great breakthroughs during late 30s

Recent research says innovators reach career peaks not in their 20s, but in their late…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Young, Leading Stylist Talks Breaking Into Fashion and the Power of Mentor Mojo

How Joy Adaeze went from medical school labs to Fashion Week runways

Leading stylist and blogger Joy Adaeze details her career journey in fashion and how she’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Feeling Different: Research Links Self-Perception In Office to Success

Findings point to importance of diversity and inclusion

Feeling like an outcast at this office doesn’t just have emotional repercussions. It can be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama Launches Initiative to Help Advancement of Young Black Men

Plans to organize efforts of foundations and companies to aid in education, employment

President Obama plans to launch a new effort Feb 13 to aid in the advancement…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Build Your Voice, Build Your Brand: 3 Steps to Gaining a Professional Platform

Create a winning image of yourself with these tips

As a young professional, it’s best to know how to build a platform for yourself…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: CBS Corp.’s Josie Thomas Talks Diversity and Young Female Advancement

CBS Corp. executive offers empowering words for women of color

CBS Corp. executive Josie Thomas talks diversity and how young women can truly map out…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Sell The Brand That is You—Without Turning People Off

3 steps to self-promotion that wins

Young professionals: Check out these tips to self-promote without gaining enemies.

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Study: Generation X Most Popular Group In Leadership Perception

Millennials looked over in terms of potential and trust

A recent Ketchum study revealed Generation X (ages 35-50) are looked to more for leadership…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stressed Millennials: 3 Tips to Combat a Career Killer

Learn to turn perceived negatives into positives that can motivate you toward success

With a recent survey reporting millennials as the most stressed group, it’s important to be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Prepardness

Here's how you can change the game and defeat the stereotypes

A recent study released by Bentley University found that nearly 70% of corporate recruiters say…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Young Leader Teaches Girls Importance of ‘Going Global’

How Martice Sutton used international adventures to spark social enterprise

Young voyager Martice Sutton details how global travel enriched her life and career and sparked…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Job Hopping: How Millennials Can Remain Fulfilled and Pay Their Dues

Career expert Lindsey Pollak shares tips for making right professional moves

Gen Y career expert Lindsey Pollak shares the do’s and don’ts of exiting entry-level jobs…

By Jamie Harrison

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5 Good Reasons You’re a Prime Job Candidate … And Don’t Even Know It

Young professionals: Know the value you bring to the table

If you know your value, you’re several steps ahead of the pack. Check out these…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Pre-Grad is the New Post-Grad: 5 Benefits to Building Your Brand While Still In College

Don't wait until after graduation to position yourself for success

Waiting until after graduation to position yourself and your professional brand? Don’t. Here are five…

By Shelby Ivey Christie

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New Balancing Act: Juggling Your Day Job, Side Hustle and Life

Millennials: Five steps to juggling it all

If you’re like many enterprising millennials, you have a side hustle or two, plus your…

By Jaimee Ratliff

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Millennials: What’s the State of Your (Career) Union?

Three steps to realistically assess and set goals for advancement

Young professionals, take cues from one of the oldest practices in U.S. government–the State of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Author and Life Coach Demetria Lucas Talks Branding and Reality TV Boss Moves

Castmate opens up about catfights, career advancement and black power women

‘A Belle In Brooklyn’ author and life coach, Demetria Lucas, talks expanding her multi-platform brand…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Women of Power: Healthcare Industry Leader Talks Career-Boosting Communication

Young phenom executive Chekesha Kidd gives insider details on effective leadership

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If you’re a young professional, your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Surefire Signs That Event Has Nothing to Do With Professional Development

If you want to be strategic with your time, take heed to these red flags

If you’re into strategic time management and seeking to expand your network, be sure to…

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power of Awkward: 3 Ways to Leverage a Valuable Quirk in Leadership

Use your wacky, out-of-the-box fabness to stand out among the pack

Celebrities like Issa Rae have made it cool—and marketable—to be awkward, and you can too.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Women of Power: Nationwide Executive Gale King Talks Millennials and Branding for Advancement

A commitment to excellence and engagement can lead to stellar career results

Corporate powerhouse Gale King talks about her career ascension and how young professionals can build…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Month of the Man: University of Maryland Athletic Director Talks Leadership and Diversity

Kevin Anderson details the x's and o's of success

University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson details keys to leadership success for young men…

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Boss Moves Lessons from a Woman of Power: American Express EVP Glenda Goodly McNeal

Then and now: 3 key insights on career positioning from a female who beat the odds

A millennial gets a chance meeting with American Express executive Glenda McNeal and is inspired…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Yeezy Taught Me: Five Ways Kanye’s Rants Inspire Career Revival

Within the tirades, there's a gold mine of motivation for leadership

What some may deem as arrogant tirades, one young professional deems inspiration. Here’s how Kanye…

By Lenora Houseworth

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Bankable Advice: 3 Major Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Millionaires

It's the intangible capital that keeps on giving

With inspiration from Paul C. Brunson, one millennial recalls the millionaires she’s encountered and the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Awesome (Paid) Internships That Promote Diversity

These programs offer hands-on experience in booming industries

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There has been quite a bit of criticism and dialogue about unpaid internships,…

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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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Career #Selfie: How to Take Assessment of Your Professional Goals

Three vital questions to determine your next professional steps

Millennials love posting selfies on social media, but there’s one that affects your happiness and…

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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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Career Swagger: When Cultural Code Switching Equals Success, Not Sell-Out

Author and 'gentleman' shares tips for black men to upgrade power moves

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Through the years, the African-American community has been struggling with the ability to brand…

By Antoine Moss

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Humility is the New Black: A Millennial’s Hard Truth About Leadership and Bosshood

That age-old, super-aggressive model of career climbing can be faulty at best

After maturity and experience kicks in, one young professional finds that age-old, super-aggressive model of…

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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Grooming Entrepreneur Talks Transition from Helming Corporate Brands to Brand of His Own

Michael James gives leadership advice for young men of color

Entrepreneur Michael James, of Frederick Benjamin Grooming, details golden nuggets of business success only learned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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TV One Host & Former ESPN Correspondent Shares Advice on Navigating a Male-Dominated Industry

Shannon Cross talks winning career strategy for women

TV personality and TV One host Shannon Cross give details on her career advancement and…

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First-Quarter Presentations: How to be a Hit

The Levo League offers tips for engaging and invigorating meetings

PowerPoint is the age-old, tried-and-true tool for presentations but its not the end all, be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Steps to Acing Your First Business Trip

Don't make amateur mistakes that could cost you your job

Don’t make silly mistakes on your first business trip that could cost you workplace respect…

By Janell Hazelwood

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