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Making Deals

For entrepreneurs and small business owners, the 5th Annual Black Enterprise/Bank of America Entrepreneurs Conference was the place to be seen--and make deals. The event, held at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, drew more than 1,400 attendees who were ready to make connections, gain resources, and increase their bottom lines. Log on to to view a Webcast of the conference.

Boot the Bank?

Is your bank giving you a reason to say bye-bye? If your bank isn't offering competitive features--such as online banking or convenient ATM locations--or if you're just a number rather than a name, it may be time to reconsider the relationship. We'll help you identify the warning signs of bad service.


B.E. Smarter

Ever thought of contacting a financial professional to answer your money questions? Well, now you can as BLACK ENTERPRISE and Charles Schwab team up to give you winning financial advice with "B.E. Smarter with Schwab." Just log on to through December and submit your investment question. If it's selected and answered by a Schwab Investment Specialist, you'll receive a special prize--and be eligible to win a Palm V. Winners will be posted daily during each month. So log on to and ask; you just might win.

Black Wealth Initiative

Have you put your dreams on hold because of money problems? At BE, we're striving for financial freedom through more saving and investing. Our readers are responding by requesting their own Wealth Building Kit. So dust off that dream and click on Investing at


For whom the bell tolls

In "Before the Bell," Executive Editor Dingle reviews picks, pans, and sector plays before the market opens. Get the scoop here. Also, check out Dingle's live cybercast on Yahoo! every, Wednesday at 9:10 a.m. E.S.T.

All in a day's work

Counting the hours until quitting time? Need a change? BE Careers Editor Clarke shows you how to motivate, market, and win that dream job.

Down to the wire

Maximize your money with Consumer Affairs Editor Brown as she guides you around product pitfalls. From appetizers to vacation spots--you'll know how to live large without breaking the bank.

Growing money

More African Americans are pooling their resources to start investment clubs. Brown profiled some clubs in her book, The Millionaires' Club (John Wiley & Sons, $19.95). Read excerpts online.
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