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Swimming in the shark tank: appearing on the ABC series helped Tim Talley's U-Lace land financing. Oct 1, 2014 1162
Why this investing expert is bullish on the energy sector: William Heard expects the changing landscape to lead to greater opportunities. Interview Jul 1, 2014 550
What's your business really worth? Here's how real-life sharks determine valuation. Jun 1, 2014 421
What to look for in an IPO: earnings, cash flow, and revenue growth are most important. Jun 1, 2014 644
The formula for growth: through a mixture of vision and partnerships, Leon Richardson has ChemicoMays in expansion mode. Jun 1, 2014 1634
The road warrior: Pamela Rodgers kept Rodgers Chevrolet on course despite numerous obstacles. Jun 1, 2014 1699
Is peer-to-peer lending right for you? Exploring nontraditional sources to fund your business. May 1, 2014 614
Ruben J. King-Shaw Jr. reveals the 'excellent opportunities' in domestic healthcare: aging population expected to continue fueling growth. Interview May 1, 2014 780
Why Quintin Primo is bullish on India: Primo sees economic turnaround and investment opportunity in 12 to 24 months. Apr 1, 2014 617
In for the long haul: why this investor purchased and looks to grow a trucking company. Apr 1, 2014 743
Where the opportunities are in commercial real estate: an aging population, immigration, and domestic oil and gas industries to drive growth. Interview Mar 1, 2014 803
Surviving sequestration: stalled by the political climate, SENTEL Corp. execs look to resume growth. Company overview Mar 1, 2014 906
The money of Mayweather: boxing's undisputed champ headlines our list of the most influential in sports. Mar 1, 2014 2370
Making green by going green: Cedric Franklin built private equity firm Harley Stanfield into a market leader by enriching clients as he developed the next wave of eco-friendly properties. Dec 1, 2013 1045
A rough road to entrepreneurship: leaving the security of his full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership that's paying off. Nov 1, 2013 1169
The 2nd time around: after selling his call center business, Anthony Chase makes his return to BE 100s. Brief article Sep 1, 2013 1302
The maestro of finance. Company overview Sep 1, 2013 2002
The work I do above the clouds: a former military pilot now commands the friendly skies. Jul 1, 2013 572
7 steps to becoming a successful franchisor: you need a lot of support, a lot of capital, and a lot of expertise. Jun 1, 2013 504
The magicians of Madison Avenue: Walton Isaacson combines analysis and creative wizardry to fuel company growth. Jun 1, 2013 1381
The turnaround kings: the Vista Equity Partners team prove themselves masters of rebuild and returns. Jun 1, 2013 1398
You got the merger done ... now what? 6 tips on how to integrate an acquired company. Apr 1, 2013 446
Steering: on the road to profits: Noble Automotive returns to the growth track. Apr 1, 2013 781
Network working for success: Charles Griggsby built his business one relationship at a time. Mar 1, 2013 790
5 things you need to know before going global: how to avoid an international incident when taking your business abroad. Jan 1, 2013 597
Budget adjustments: how Capstone Corp.'s CEO is redifining his business in response to changes in government spending. Interview Jan 1, 2013 967
Paper chase: diversification helped this distributor through hard times and has positioned it for future growth. Company overview Sep 1, 2012 1706
Banking on a new model: how City National's new CEO is turning the institution around; using a rebranding campaign, and offering profitable, consumer-focused products and services. Aug 1, 2012 1588
Full throttle: no longer in neutral, Bill Perkins has shifted his retooled dealership into high gear to zoom past the competition. Jun 1, 2012 1987
Building Capri Capital brick by brick: orchestrating deals from housing to shopping malls, Quintin E. Primo III has hatched a plan to transform one of the nation's largest black-owned real estate investment firms into a global powerhouse. Jun 1, 2012 3001
BE 100s behind the names: how the nation's black-owned businesses develop household products we can't do without. Jun 1, 2012 1022
Fire when ready: former weapon systems designer Marvin Carroll has government contracts in his sights. Apr 1, 2012 1586
The game plan: former major leaguer steers his auto dealerships through the slump. Mar 1, 2012 1561
A strategic alliance: Pride Enterprises CEO partners with Iraq war veteran to build a growing business. Company overview Feb 1, 2012 1437
COO: Commander of Operations: a three-star general offers leadership advice for civilians. Feb 1, 2012 621
Why there are few women & African Americans in STEM. Jan 1, 2012 163
Surviving the meltdown: having outlasted the great depression and recent recession, industrial bank now looks to grow assets. Company overview Jan 1, 2012 1573
Mad science: advertising agency Walton Isaacson takes a holistic approach to influence consumer behavior. Dec 1, 2011 1256
Firing the boss: how Zycron CEO Darrell S. Freeman grew his company by replacing himself. Nov 1, 2011 1436
Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Interview Nov 1, 2011 526
One size doesn't fit all: longtime friends hope shoe store for women with larger feet finds its niche. Personal account Oct 1, 2011 939
7 steps to growing your small business: here's how to position your company to succeed in any economy. Oct 1, 2011 643
Can Bill Gates save our schools? As CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates stressed that performance counts. In this exclusive interview, he applies the same ethic to his latest endeavor: improving public education. Oct 1, 2011 1693
7 ways to avoid a cash flow crunch: dodging these pitfalls can help your small business finances. Sep 1, 2011 699
Prescription pipeline: A1O Clinical Solutions' CEO Leah Brown turned her pain into a thriving enterprise. Sep 1, 2011 1670
Jackmont hospitality takes flight: a master plan to build a chain of restaurant franchises has this Atlanta-based food empire soaring. Aug 1, 2011 1537
Born to build: entrepreneur Sundra Ryce's gutsy leadership has cemented SLR Contracting's reputation as a player in the construction industry. Company overview Jul 1, 2011 1467
Taking a new approach to building your business. Jun 1, 2011 575
Surviving a company-wrecking economy and its CEO's illness, Bridgewater Interiors retools for future growth and profitability. Company overview Jun 1, 2011 1945
Navigating the curves: surviving tragic losses and industry turmoil, Jenell Ross repositions the family dealership to speed past the competition. Jun 1, 2011 2102
The top 5 mistakes business owners made along the way. May 1, 2011 352
Just say no? Five reasons to dump your customer. May 1, 2011 511
Driven by diversification: to spur growth, CEO Leon Richardson is steering ChemicoMays from relying mainly on the auto industry. Interview May 1, 2011 1445
Looking for the next big thing: four new rules for entrepreneurs. Apr 1, 2011 543
Educating the workforce: government contractor SoBran Inc. invests in its employees to boost its bottom line. Apr 1, 2011 1470
Images' digital focus: CEO Robert McNeil leverages interactive media to build revenue and gain the competitive advantage. Mar 1, 2011 1330
Maximum acceleration: Paramount Nissan shifts into expansion mode. Feb 1, 2011 1245
A suite deal: UrbanAmerica hopes for happy returns for Orlando resort acquisition. Jan 1, 2011 1229
Steering toward profitability: auto supplier systems Electro Coating looks to accelerate business following industry slump. Dec 1, 2010 1406
Tapping the global markets: boost your business by selling your product, internationally. Statistical table Dec 1, 2010 1791
The giant slayers: Loop Capital beats out big-name investment banks to land largest minority-led underwriting deal in recent New York City history. Nov 1, 2010 1750
Syncom's new frontier: how negotiating a gravity-defying deal for a $5 billion satellite system helped put this private equity firm in orbit. Oct 1, 2010 1896
Avoiding fatal missteps: Dartmouth College program helps educate minority entrepreneurs. Sep 1, 2010 922
Boosting profits: an international CFO shares the benefits of zero-based budgeting. Interview Sep 1, 2010 656
Mixing the right ingredients for growth: CEO Tilmon Brown's turnaround plan transformed New Horizons into a lean, mean baking machine. Company overview Sep 1, 2010 1702
Ready to take your business global? Viewpoint essay Aug 1, 2010 479
Flying high: a former American Airlines division, American Beacon Advisors thrived by expanding its asset management business during the financial market meltdown. Company overview Aug 1, 2010 1382
Pitch perfect: entrepreneurs compete for $10,000 first prize in elevator pitch competition. Aug 1, 2010 1433
B.E. Auto Dealer Norma J. Ross. Brief article Jun 1, 2010 191
South Africa: be aware of the risks and rewards this country offers. Company overview Jun 1, 2010 853
Lessons from the front lines: B.E.100s CEOs deploy a new battle plan to combat an unforgiving business environment. Cover story Jun 1, 2010 4574
Sizzling returns: after a near-death experience and strategic transformation, Thompson Hospitality proves it's cooking up the right recipe for diversification and growth. Company overview Jun 1, 2010 2177
Steering through the skid: outworking the competition through determination and management prowess, Walter Douglas and his sons have positioned their dealership for a new era of growth. Company overview Jun 1, 2010 2298
Investing lessons from a billionaire: mega-investor Michael Lee-Chin espouses a unique philosophy. Mar 1, 2010 1027
First Independence's sweet song of growth: with lucrative opportunities in mortgage lending, Donald Davis plays a profitable tune for his Detroit-based bank. Mar 1, 2010 1836
Defensive driving: Bill Perkins positions his dealerships to survive the auto industry wreckage. Feb 1, 2010 1602
Green investing: money manager Isaac Green has consistently beaten out the benchmarks. Here s his advice on where to put your money as the economy recovery. Jan 1, 2010 1888
The master builder strikes again! R. Donahue Peebles sold his properties as the real estate market tanked. Now he's looking for the next big deal. Nov 1, 2009 2007
Can Detroit be saved? The Motor City struggles to rise from the ashes of economic depression, and reinvent itself as a center for entrepreneurship and industry. Nov 1, 2009 3894
Why talent matters most: a corporate leader offers advice on staying competitive through this economic downturn. Jul 1, 2009 554
Taming a wild economy: to fix a broken America, Roger Ferguson was one of the experts President Obama tapped. Now, this TIAA-CREF CEO and former Fed vice chairman shares his views about the financial markets and prospects for an economic rebound. Interview Jul 1, 2009 1345
Forged in fire: the new rules of doing business: singed by a scorching downturn, BE 100s CEOs rework their companies to seek out new opportunities. Jun 1, 2009 3849
The many colors of PRWT: once a back-office support provider, this chameleon-like company redefined itself as a player in the pharmaceutical services industry. Company overview Jun 1, 2009 2185
Forged in fire: the new rules of doing business: for the first time ever, industry conditions force us not to name an Auto Dealer of the Year. Brief article Jun 1, 2009 286
Sweet science: Sanders\Wingo has found the right equation to beat the competition: extensive research, new media, and unlimited creativity equal satisfied clients and higher billings. Jun 1, 2009 2117
The king of commercial real estate: Victor MacFarlane reigns Supreme in America's gateway cities. Company overview Jan 1, 2009 2069
CAMAC going public: oil company's subsidiary to trade on Nigerian Stock Exchange. Nov 1, 2008 351
B.E.'s 25 most affordable franchises: recession-resistant industries and low startup costs make these opportunities our top picks. Cover story Sep 1, 2008 2022
Capri Capital goes global: lands $2 billion real estate deal in Saudi Arabia. Aug 1, 2008 555
A thing of the past: African American participation in the manufacturing sector dwindling. Brief article Aug 1, 2008 264
Assembling a winning team: how a sports professional made all the right selections. Interview Aug 1, 2008 761
Bold leadership for the 21st century: innovation. Vision. Guts. Today's CEOs need these qualities to lead their companies to profitability--and growth. Jun 1, 2008 993
Atlanta Life mourns CEO's passing: Ronald D. Brown reinvigorated the century-old institution. In memoriam Jun 1, 2008 603
Unbeatable combination: by merging a venerable insurer, a thriving asset manager, and a revitalized investment bank, Atlanta Life Financial Group has become the industry's latest powerhouse. Company overview Jun 1, 2008 2464
Back talk with Jarome Iginla. Interview Apr 1, 2008 573
Top 25 Hollywood moneymakers: these black powerhouses generate the most green in Tinseltown. Cover story Mar 1, 2008 4928
Back talk with Tim Story. Interview Mar 1, 2008 479
RS Information Systems signs buyout deal: CEO Rodney Hunt to sell B.E. Company of the Year. Feb 1, 2008 513
AT&T to acquire black telecom firm: former BE 100s company to maintain staffing and recruiting business. Jan 1, 2008 212
A piece of the action: to attract top chefs to his sushi restaurant, this entrepreneur used equity as an incentive. Jan 1, 2008 613

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