Don’t Charge Away Your Benefits

Reward programs that allow consumers to invest while they spend have limitations

When Tabeier Shine finished graduate school in 2002, she was so fed up with…

By Erin Straker


Closing The Gap

Our economists agree that homeownership and retirement planning are a potent pair when it comes to building net worth

Maisha And Eric Davis made a major move last year, literally and financially. “We…

By Donald Jay Korn


Squeeze Play

Is America's offshoring movement hurting black businesses? Many are applying innovative strategies to buck the trend.

It is nothing less than the hot-button labor issue of our times. The unions…

By James A. Anderson


Save Now For Later

Here are 7 everyday strategies to put more cash in your coffers

It may seem hard to believe, but purchasing that 40-inch plasma tv for next…

By Siobhan Leftwich


Student Loan Survival Guide

Drowning in student loans? Save yourself from debt using our simple step-by-step plan.

Philip Jones wanted nothing more than to marry his fiancée, fly away to Costa…

By Chandra M. Hayslett


Open After Dark

Starting a nightclub is tough, but with the right location, look,and a little bit of luck, you can make millions

On a typical Saturday night, Gregory Bowyer can be found moving swiftly and inconspicuously…

By Wendy Harris


Ready for Takeoff

Sound strategies and high risks boost entrepreneurs to the other side of sacrifice—better known as success

What is an astronaut feeling as he’s sitting on the rocket launch pad strapped…

By Nicole Marie Richardson


Funds Of Fund

Fairview Capital used a razor-sharp strategic focus and high-powered talent to build a $1.6 billion private equity enterprise

Fairview Capital Partners was getting ready to face its greatest competitive challenge — and…

By Sakina P. Spruell


Holding Their Ground

To win today's turf wars, BE financial services firms must develop new products and find strategic partners

Squeezed by increased competition and the crucial need to grow customer base, increase capital,…

By Jeffrey McKinney


Growth from Within

E. Morris Communications Inc. gained market share in a less than stellar environment by turning to existing clients

Eugene Morris’ firm was nearing death’s door. Billings at Chicago-based E. Morris Communications Inc.…

By Tanisha A. Sykes


Winds of Change

Amid shifting dynamics, black ad agencies are adapting to stay alive

When it comes to operating an African American-owned ad agency, change is good.
Perhaps no…

By Wendy Harris


Billion-Dollar Dealer

Prestige Automotive is the first black-owned auto dealership to achieve this earnings milestone. Behind the wheel is a CEO focused on maximizing profits while grooming future business leaders

On a sunny springtime morning just outside of Detroit, Gregory Jackson makes his rounds,…

By James C. Johnson


Changing Lanes

In a tough market, auto dealerships make quick moves to boost the bottom line

For black-owned auto dealerships, business in 2004 was a two-way street. While the auto…

By Cliff Hocker


Critical Mass

When Dimensions International acquired fellow BE 100S firm SENTEL Corp., it created a new force in the homeland security sector

High above the court at Washington, D.C.’s MCI Center, Russell Wright watches the action…

By Alan Hughes


Finding The Right Formula for Growth

From joint ventures to divestitures, the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 used a mix of strategies to beat the competition

It was good to be African American and a business owner in 2004. With…

By Sakina P. Spruell


Bold Players New Strategies

Staking a claim in the mainstream

Today’s business environment moves at lightning speed. For the chief executives of the nation’s…

By Derek T. Dingle


Sheltering His Business

James Wiley Uses Tax Strategies To Build Wealth

After nearly 10 years, James Wiley walked away from corporate America. Now he’s on…

By Nicole Lewis


Best Of Bermuda

Sun, sights, and a gourmet taste of the tropics

A rooster crows, symbolically signaling the start of the day for the 65,000…

By Lee Anna Jackson


A Northern Crown

For Keith Baker, Toronto reigns

Keith Baker, a native of Jamaica, has made Toronto his home since age…

By Sonia Alleyne


Changing Spaces

A Georgia couple renovates their new home

Last year, Americans spent an estimated $192 billion on home renovation, according to…

By Maureen Jenkins