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Eye on the Prize Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 03 July 2007
Monday Mover
Sometimes a familiar story, with a twist, better makes the point. As five-year-old Sydnie entered the post office, she wanted to know why so many pictures of people were hanging on the wall. Her father responded, “Those are very bad people that the police want to find and catch immediately.” Puzzled, she glanced once again at the more than 30 images and tugged on her father’s shirt. Looking up to her father she said...give me 45 seconds and I’ll finish Sydnie’s statement.
The Basic Six of Online Marketing Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Sherese Duncan   
Sunday, 01 July 2007
Sherese Duncan
Sherese Duncan
As small business owners, we have many options for communicating with our prospective customers. The Internet has become the primary medium for reaching potential clients anywhere across the globe. Online marketing is the use of the Internet to advertise and sell goods and services. Below are Six Basic areas of Online Marketing to start with.
Why Hire a Wedding Planner? Print E-mail
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Written by Elaina M. Jorge   
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Elaina M. Jorge
Elaina M. Jorge
Planning a fairy tale wedding is probably a dream that most brides-to-be have had since they were in pigtails. The dress, the cake, the bridesmaids, the honeymoon all seem like pretty simple subjects to address when the time comes to begin planning the big day. When and if, it becomes too much too handle, do yourself a favor - consult with a wedding planner. You will save time, money and unnecessary stress.
Powerful Conversations: Interviewing - Part 3 of 3 Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Monday Mover
Cirque du Soleil: where problem solving begins with imagination. Cirque du Soleil isn't a circus, it's a global entertainment company. Although they perform under some of the most rigorous physical conditions, they continue to push the experience level for the attendee. What they are setting out to do is create an environment for that type of creative person as Harvard Business School is regarded to businesspeople. Interview day can be a circus like event, chaotic, fast paced and prone to a hiccup.
Barack Obama's White Appeal and the Perverse Racial Politics of the Post-Civil Rights Era Print E-mail
Written by Paul Street   
Thursday, 21 June 2007
Black Agenda Report
Barack Obama's vaunted cross-racial appeal means whites have finally found a Black politician they feel comfortable with - in contrast to their feelings about the great bulk of African Americans. Is that a good thing? Emphatically not, since it is predicated on the belief that Obama isn't really "all that Black." Obama actively encourages notions of his own "exceptionalism" through his "deep willingness to accommodate white supremacy." His declaration that Blacks have already come "90 percent of the way" to racial equality signals to many that the days of having to listen to African American complaints are almost over - when nothing could be further from the truth.
Powerful Conversations: Interviewing - Part 2 of 3 Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
In real estate, professional home stagers are practiced in the art of preparing a home for resale. They target the “flow” of a home, eliminate clutter, rearrange furniture, and assist in enhancing curb-appeal. Some professional stagers keep their basement or garage filled with props - everything from antiques and art to eclectic furniture and knick knacks. With lots of competition in the market, Stagers help your home measure up. In part 2 of this series, I stage a strong interview on your behalf. There is plenty of competition.
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