Entrepreneur magazine
November 2004

November 2004

Entrepreneur | November 2004
November 2004
Entrepreneur Magazine

Young Millionaires: Class of 2004

Think it's nearly impossible to become a multimillionaire before you're 40? Meet 23 young entrepreneurs who did just that--and learn the inside secrets to their success.

Do You Copy?

If you've reached the point where you need to invest in a copier, we've got the rundown on choosing one to match your business and your budget.

You Can Count on Me

A friend can make the best kind of business partner.

Broadband Wagon

Greater connectivity is coming to a neighborhood near you. What will it mean for businesses?

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The I's Have It

A more secure wireless standard is on its way.

Air Campaign

Think wireless devices and air travel don't mix? That could soon be changing.

In Search Of . . .

Can customers search your website--and actually find what they need? If not, you're losing dollars.

Hot Disks 11/04

Ridding yourself of unwanted e-mail, secure file transfers and more

Gear 11/04

Workgroup printer and network-attached storage

On the Road Again?

Then don't forget to pack these tech essentials. We take a look at the latest and greatest mobile gadgets that will keep you connected--and keep your business one step ahead.

Let's Do Lunch

Giving new meaning to the term "power lunch"

Tech Buzz 11/04

Browser options, storage devices and more

To the Rescue

''Help! My office is obsolete!'' cried entrepreneurs across the land, but who needed the most help? Xerox and Entrepreneur found out with their office makeover contest--and turned a tragic office ''don't'' into a fabulous office ''do.''

Seeing Is Believing

Will VoIP technology finally make videoconferencing a reality?

A Loan Time

With small-business lending up across the board, now's a great time to get the capital you need.

The Benefits of Convertible Funds

Flexibility is a key feature of convertible funds.

Buy Now, Pay More Later

Paying premiums over time can cost you.

Money Buzz 11/04

IPO options, retirement plans and more

By Gum!

...it is possible to beat everyone--even big companies--to market, as this entrepreneur found out.

Call Forward

No question about it: The mobile phones of tomorrow have a lot in store for you.

Snap n' Print

Your own portable photo lab

Spinoff Doctors

VC firm frees and rehabilitates small tech firms languishing inside large companies.

Snapshot 11/04

Andy Hyman, 44, founder of Distant Replays in Atlanta

Go West

Want a few business pointers? Mosey on over to <i>Deadwood</i>.

Extra Special

Booking sites offer more bang for your buck--and then some.

Club Meds

Could drug-buying clubs cure high prescription costs?

Be Reasonable

If you're buying company cars on a less-than-flexible budget, these midsize sedans are sensible choices.

Common Cents

Approaching investors who share your interests is the first step to getting the dollars you need.

Point of Sale

Software giants focus on selling to small businesses.

In Strictest Confidence

How to instill faith in yourself--and in employees at the same time.

Fast Times

These entrepreneurs learned unexpected lessons from their former fast-food jobs.

Pet Projects

Cats and dogs and babies, oh my! It's just another day at the office for these entrepreneurs.

Backward Thinking

Reverse auctions could help you get more contracts.

Let Them Eat Cake

When it comes to small business, a new tax-cut bill is half-baked.

Lease on Life?

Leasing workers can reduce your paperwork, but don't forget your legal obligations to those employees.

Hire Learning

You can't just throw new hires into the workplace and hope for the best. First, you've got to train them right.

Willing and Able

This incubator targets entrepreneurs with disabilities

Saving Accounts

Pick up a few money-saving tips from these entrepreneurs as they share their startup stories.

Go, Go Gadgets

The winner of our tech makeover contest makes the most of her new gizmos on the road.

Property Reassessment

Is the lease up on this apartment-based business?

Leader of the Pack

A single mother from Belgium finds that good things come in packages of all sizes.

Smoothie Operator

With 4 successful stores, this juice enthusiast has all the right moves.

Intern Burn

Hired the ultimate intern from hell? Here's how to avoid making the same mistake twice.

Smart Ideas 11/04

Golf course advertising, air from paradise and more

A Labor of Love

Have you lost that lovin' feeling for your business? Learn how to get the spark back.

The Write Stuff

Entrepreneurs find success with a new take on a familiar product.

The Big Cheese

With his line of talking toys, this former street vendor brings new meaning to the phrase "Quiet as a mouse."

Resources 11/04

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

It Figures 11/04

Entrepreneurial concerns, wireless growth and more

Just Zip It

A confidentiality agreement can give you the upper hand.

Management Buzz 11/04

Ombudsmen programs, executive wishes and more

A New Leaf

If you want to make changes to help your business soar, you've got to win people over first.

Take the Plunge

Contrary to popular belief, you use "bad news" to create a successful advertisement. Find out how it's done.

Sock It to 'Em

Can a negative marketing campaign have positive results? Here's what to know before you strike the first blow.

Listen Up!

If you're not advertising on internet radio, you could be missing out.

Share the Wealth

If you've got one superstar handling all your top accounts, it's time to redistribute the work--and the risk.

Local Motion

For a competitive edge, offer items made locally.

Planning for Gold

At business plan competitions across the country, judges sift through talented teams of presenters to find out who deserves the precious prizes--cash, services and VC exposure. Could your startup be the next to strike it rich?

Students of Enterprise

When they weren't studying, these students made the smart choice to pursue franchise ownership--and learned that a college education is about more than what goes on in the classroom.

Marketing Buzz 11/04

Getting answers, abandoned shopping carts and more

When to Use Direct Mail

Make the most of your direct-mail campaign

Moving From Networking to Selling

Networking can be key to creating sales opportunities. Here's how to make the moves.

Recipe for Disaster?

Recent storms serve as reminders to review your homeowners policy--or regret it later.

Electric Slide

Sign up for electronic filing, and you could get a tax-penalty refund.

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