The Music Crab Feast Series, produced for nearly 12 years by the black-owned J.O.B.…

By Ann Brown


Heartfelt Greetings

Create e-mail cards online with the American Heart Association

A new feature on the American Heart Association’s Web site is just right…

By Valerie Lynn Gray


Revving Up To The Motorcycle Craze

The season is open for new riders

Motorcycles have an ability-unique among land-based motor vehicles — to liberate the mind and…

By Jay Koblenz


Prescription Drug Alert

Errors made at pharmacies could threaten your health

John Fleming was midway through his 30-day prescription for blood pressure medication when he…

By Karen Gutloff


Service With A Smile

Customer satisfaction depends on your approach

What makes good customer service? “Providing quality service and follow-through to exceed the…

By Angela Acquaye


2, 4, 6, 8 — 1,001 Ways To Motivate!

Revive your team with some inspiring advice

Do your group projects take longer than expected? Do you and your team…

By Sonja Mack


The Art Of Communication

Refine your skills now so your business can thrive later

Communication, the heart of business, is the most important of all entrepreneurial skills.…

By Kirk Charles


The CEO Style

If you want your business to be a success, you'll need to dress the part. Here's some advice to get you started.

Consider this: You’ve finally set up your business, and you’re ready to build your…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold


Franklin Reigns

Franklin Raines returns to Fannie Mae as the first black CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation

The Spring of 1969 was a combustible time. Vietnam was raging half a world…

By Hamil R. Harris


Spruce Up for Profits

If you're putting your home up for sale, the right improvements can increase its value by $5,000 or more

One snife, and realtor Janice Brown knew she was in for trouble. Only moments…



What’s Your Score

Learn how your credit rating can help you get credit easier and faster

For Steve Jones, 44, getting enough credit to run his business had always been…

By Donald Jay Korn


Women Business Owners Resource Book

Are you starting a business or already on your own? Here is a must-have roster of women-friendly contacts

There’s “women power” in the business arena with minority-women-owned businesses becoming a major force…

By Carolyn M. Brown


Women of the B.E. 100s

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

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

By Eric L. Smith


Business Dynamos

Black women are making inroads in the world of business. Like these three, you can tap exciting markets and achieve entrepreneurial success.

There is a quiet, yet powerful revolution happening right now in the small business…

By Cassandra Hayes


Upholding The Law Of The Land

U.S. Attorney Sharon Zealey goes to court for Uncle Sam

Sixteen years ago, Sharon J. Zealey worked as a summer law, clerk in the…

By Hal Karp


Go To The Head Of The Class

Ace the grueling employee-training program and land the job

In 1994, when Rodney D. Brown was selected to enter the Michelin Tires training…

By Monique R. Brown


Striking Oil

If there is any question whether racism is still olive in corporate America,…

By Sonja Mack


Delayed Retirement

Do you feel you’ll have to work for the rest of your life…

By Cassandra Hayes


Manage With A Softer Edge

Don't be the boss that employees love to hate

Boss from hell: out. Kinder, gentler manager: in. Like fashion, management styles change…

By Kirk Charles


Out of Commissions

James A. Anderson

Cost-conscious investor that you no doubt are, you hate paying too much in…

By James A. Anderson