Entrepreneur magazine
June 2004

June 2004

Entrepreneur | June 2004
June 2004
Entrepreneur Magazine

Heat Wave

Which new businesses are on the fast track to success? The companies in <i>Entrepreneur</i> and D&B's 10th Annual Hot 100 listing are blazing their way to the top.

Parallel Universe

A new kind of entrepreneur boldly goes where few business owners have gone before.

Hosts With the Most

Web hosts are beginning to cater to your business's every desire.

Get a Clue!

This author offers big nuggets of small-business wisdom.

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Here's a Tip

Want good tax advice? You might not find it at the IRS.

Trading Up?

Free trade deals offer a world of possibility for entrepreneurs.

Die Hard?

Could smartphones really put laptops 6 feet under?

Good Measure

The SBA is looking for new ways to size up small businesses.

Taking Charge

Should government help entrepreneurs create jobs, or just get out of their way?

It Figures 06/04

Protecting the boss, where we log on and more

You're Hired!

"The Apprentice" walked in an entrepreneur . . . and walked away a winner.

Not-So-Good Fellas

Keep the bad guys at bay with these steps to improve your company's computer security.

Power to Go

Get the benefits of a laptop in your handheld.

Call the Shots

An OS phone gives you all the convenience and flexibility you need.

Seal the Deal

Easy solutions to keep your online customers from ditching their shopping carts during checkout

Wi Not?

With so much hardware to choose from, it's easier and cheaper than ever to go wireless. Find out how.

Hot Disks 06/04

Do-it-yourself DVDs, protecting your network and data, and more

Tech Buzz 06/04

Internet security updates, spims and more

Catch Your Cash

If it feels like your cash only flows in one direction--out--then cash-management basics can help.

Urine the Money

One athlete's waste is this company's treasure.

Train Storming

Taking a train from the airport to the city? Now that's a bright idea.

Snapshot 06/04

Orlando Robinson, 31, founder of D&D Innovations in Southfield, Michigan

Taking It Personally

Consumers want to make their mark&#151;in more ways than one.

Drive 'n' Save

Goodbye, high gas prices--hello, fuel-efficient sedans!

In Your Pocket

Use this mobile micro-gadget to print with ease

All Work and Play

With the new wave of tech convergence, your home office won't be the same.

Crib Notes

With her infant bedding and nursery designs, Wendy Bellissimo ushers in the newest additions with beauty and style.

Hit or Miss

Jumping on a hot trend at just the right time can be a great way to launch a business. But how can you tell if a trend has enough staying power to stake your startup on it?

Go Forth and Multiply

Multiunit franchising is on the rise as many entrepreneurs look for more ways to grow. Could this expansion trend be in your future?

How Tech Got Its Groove Back

After the dotcom bust, the tech industry is picking itself up and dusting itself off for another dance--with the help of some innovative entrepreneurs.

Woman of the Year

Competitive, compassionate and visionary, today's women business owners refuse to be ignored. Find out how they're making their mark.

No Train, No Gain

With sweat and hard work, this franchisee whipped his business into perfect shape.

Fair Share?

10 ways to know if you're getting an equal slice of the pie

Rock the Vote?

When you're trying to help get a candidate elected, noncompliance with campaign rules can cost your business a lot more than just a fat donation check.

Broken Promises

Breakdown insurance can assure a quick fix.

Attention, Please

The art of creating buzz isn't hard to master--just keep these points in mind.

On the Move

Could transferring a business idea to another city translate into more profits?

A New You

Introducing the winner of our "Biz 101" Tech Makeover contest

Using Your Computer to Start a Business

The equipment you already have could be the key to a home business.

Got Skills?

Franchising is becoming a beacon for experienced workers.

Learning From Your Employees

You may be the boss, but that doesn't mean you can't let your employees teach you a thing or two.

Shooting for the Stars

Think the sky's the limit? Not when fireworks are involved.

What's New 06/04

Take a wok on the wild side.

The Search Is On

Will our entrepreneur find his way through the funding maze to land the investors he needs?

Smart Ideas 06/04

Networking pajama parties, biblical bobbles and more

The Trust Factor

How to build rapport and inspire people to do business with you

Spread It Around

Find the best way to distribute your product, and you'll rake in the profits.

Together at Last

In the near future, phones and computers may be inseparable. What will it mean for your business?

Resources 06/04

Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

Management Buzz 06/04

Getting female managers to advocate themselves, working around traffic and more

The Right Way to Innovate

Rather than selling products you think people ought to buy, put out things they'll actually use.

Give a Little

Make your prospects an offer they can't refuse--a little something for nothing.

In Short Supply

5 ways to use scarcity and exclusivity to fuel sales and boost your bottom line

Taken Out of Context?

You might be part of a contextual ad program without even knowing it.

Got Stress?

If your sales reps are under pressure and burning out, try these tips to get them back on track.

Tourist Trade

Find out how to capture a customer base that's on the move.

Marketing Buzz 06/04

Building a fan base, inexpensive market research and more

Small Changes Spark Big Sales

Need help taking your business to a higher level? Try making small changes to create the transformation you've been looking for.

Rooting Around

When you're looking to invest in a mutual fund, dig deeper than past performance.

Looking East

A tight focus on China's emerging markets keeps this fund in the black.

Public Works

Looking for a capital infusion? Don't ignore public funding sources in your own backyard.

Estate of Affairs

Don't play beneficiary roulette when it comes to your estate plan.

Money Buzz 06/04

Angel capital groups and accepting credit on the go

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