Someone To Watch Over You

NetShield protects networks from malicious viruses

Keeping a single PC virus-free can be trying. Keeping an entire local area…

By Tariq K. Muhammad


The Small Office Of Your Dreams

If you're building a SOHO, here are some must-have items

Keeping abreast of the latest technology is important for a SOHO (small office/home office).…

By John W. Ellis IV


Avoid The IT Cash Crunch

Buying technology for your firm doesn't have to break the bank

No matter what kind of business you’re in, information technology is likely to be…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan


Quick Meals Offer Sweet Deals ..

Three fast food chains available in one franchise agreement

Clayton Turnbull was first introduced to franchising at age 15, while working at McDonald’s.…

By Melba Newsome


Resourceful Advice .

Tips for starting a business

Every entrepreneur knows that one of the toughest tasks when starting a business…

By Ann Brown


Capital Financing

Venture Fair highlights venture capital opportunities

The 1998 Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair, presented by the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group and…

By Black Enterprise


Auto-Matic Fix .

Firm offers stress-free auto repair

In early 1996, Emilie Kernisan opened Desert Star Claims with the idea of…

By Kellye M. Garrett


Cooking Up A Storm

Mother and son team up as restaurateurs

In 1994, mother and son, Margaret and Robert Gardenhire, decided to transform two…

By Lisa Summerour


Designs For Success

African American architectural firms snag major projects

Urban areas are undergoing dramatic changes and providing key opportunities for African American architects…

By Bernadette Adams Davis


Running On Empty

Black Auto Dealers Are Spinning Their Wheels

Glance quickly at the numbers and you’d assume minority auto dealers were in…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold


Counting on controversy .

Debate rages over 2000 census and statistical sampling

When it comes to conducting the 2000 census, the one thing you can count…

By Joyce Jones


UNCF Targets South Africa .

Multimillion-dollar agreement will strengthen curriculum, administration and schools

The United Negro College Fund was awarded a five-year, $21.9 million contract aimed…

By Paula M. White


A daring departure for Gourmet

B.E. 100s concern branches out into campus management

Perhaps managing a multimillion dollar food service empire wasn’t enough to keep Gourmet…

By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman


This Signal’s Loud And Clear

Radio One Inc. purchases Detroit's Bell Broadcasting Co.

Radio One Inc. is kicking up the volume as it makes moves to…

By Chandrika M. Jones


Driving Uphill

Report cites deficiencies in GM's Minority Dealers Development Program

The fact that many African American auto dealers across the country are stuck in…

By Lloyd Gite


Mix Your Cake And Eat It Too

It will be sweeter if you enjoy the process

If you’re thinking about ditching a project or goal because the results are…

By Black Enterprise


Give perfectionism the boot

Strive instead to put forth your best effort

Debra Chatman Finley knows no one’s perfect, but it took her years to…

By Kellye M. Garrett


Black Enterprise Auto Guide

Reviews of 36 new vehicles arriving in 1999

The big buzz on the automotive front lately has been about business, overshadowing even…

By Jay Koblenz


Turning Contacts Into Contracts

B.E.'s Entrepreneurs Conference enabled black business owners to develop lucrative deals.

The annual Black Enterprise/NationsBank Entrepreneurs Conference has proven to be an education of sorts…

By Dorett Smith


The State Of Small Black

Gerda D. Gallop

AFRICAN AMERICAN-owned businesses have always fought for a larger share of the proverbial American…

By Gerda Gallop