Entrepreneur magazine
February 2005

February 2005

Entrepreneur | February 2005
February 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Make a List, Check it Twice

Can you check off all the items on our list? If not, fine-tune your business skills with these insider tips from entrepreneurial guru Guy Kawasaki.

Tech Buzz 02/05

iPods for business, protecting Linux and more

Out of Reach

Some say that the SBA is withholding contracts--and important information.

United Nation

Post-election, can the parties reach out to entrepreneurs on the issues that matter most?

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No More Ms. Nice Guy

Do nice girls really finish last in the business world?

It Figures 02/05

Fraud capitals, entrepreneurial vets and more

Making Book

Take control of your company's finances with new accounting software from Microsoft.

Old the Phone

Find out where you can recycle your cell phone.

Data to Go

When you're on the move, stay connected for less.

Sharing the Wealth

Want to get a piece of the eBay pie? Joining its affiliate program can be a good way to do just that.

Tip Over?

Things to think about before adding a tip jar to your place of business

The Light Fantastic

The latest ultraportables are light on weight, but not on features.

Gear 02/05

Reviewing the latest monitors and laser printers for the office

Tying the Knot

With a new generation of routers, VoIP and Wi-Fi form a union to benefit your business.

New Way to 7(a)

With no more federal subsidy, entrepreneurs are uncertain about the future of small-business loans.

Fees of Danger

When assessing commercial loan costs, the interest rate is often only a drop in the bucket.

FAM Matters

This is not your father's equity-income fund.

Stake a Claim

With liability insurance, timing is everything.

Makeover Magic

Real-world business advice from a hit makeover TV show

Just Dreamy

With beds like these, you'll never want to leave your hotel.

At Your Service

In the service industry? This tracking survey will help you get the information you need.

TV or PC?

This monitor is the answer to all your computer and entertainment needs.

Getting Personal

Take a closer look at the up-and-coming personalized search engine.

Meth to Their Madness

Do some of your employees have a need for speed? Find out how to handle it.

Force of Habit

Here's one leadership rut you don't want to get out of.

What a Concept!

Look at these concept cars to see what the future holds for your fleet.

Slip-Slidin' Away?

Will a decline in businesses be a downer for entrepreneurs?

Snapshot 02/05

Daniel Lubetzky, 36, founder of PeaceWorks LLC in New York City

Soul to Soul

Lord, have mercy--your mama's down-home cooking has gone gourmet.

Falling Behind

Has dependence on tech made us less productive?

Resources 02/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

Click It

Our "Biz 101" tech makeover winner learns to save time and money.

Workplace 2005

Telecommuting, virtual offices, dispersed staff . . . if you're worried that you can't keep up with the ever-changing workplace, never fear. Here's a jump-start on new trends and technologies to help you ease your business into the future.

Managing Remote Workers

Sounds like it's as easy as pushing a button, but managing workers remotely takes a lot of learning, communication and trust, as these entrepreneurs found out.

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Stay connected with these technology systems that give you and your employees the ultimate freedom of mobility.

Speed Demons

These 105 franchises put the pedal to the metal and are looking to smash records with their full-throttle growth.

Labor for Love

Learn what this romantic holiday can teach small-business owners.

Strike a Pose

Yoga improved these entrepreneurs' well-being. Now they're bringing it to the masses.

Breaking the Ice

Want skeptical customers to warm up to your product? Here's the scoop on how to win them over.

What's the Big Idea?

Feeling stuck in a rut? Rethink your predicament, make a plan, and succeed.

Getting No Respect?

You're still a student, but by being polished, poised and professional, you can get the respect you deserve as an entrepreneur.

Smart Ideas 02/05

Celebrity-shaped cookies and in-home teachers

Finding Contract Work Online

Follow these five tips to make freelance bidding sites work for you.

Never Too Old to Party

A party franchise proves business and pleasure do go together.

Heir Raising

This family plans to make franchising part of its future for generations to come.

Funny Stuff

Laughter is the best marketing, so find your sense of humor.

Size Doesn't Matter

Sample these microenterprise programs to help you start small.

Skill Bill

Changing fields? Your industrial evolution still relies on your old skill sets.

It's Settled

A new law makes it easier to reach settlements.

Cover Me

How to spread the risk of a deal around

Lower Your Employee Expectations

Are your first impressions of new hires forcing them out the door? Then it's time to open your eyes.

Management Buzz 02/05

Employee auctions, the value of employee reviews and more

Keeping Mums

Want a fiercely loyal work force? It's no secret--it pays to treat working mothers right.

Spread the Word

Get customers talking, and they'll do your advertising for you.

Close to Home

Geographic-targeting features get your online message to customers right around the corner.

6 Tips for Getting Press

Need exposure? Follow these 6 tips to win press coverage for your growing business.

Capture the Tag

Are RFID tags in danger of being hacked?

Marketing Buzz 02/05

Benefiting from blogs, satisfied e-customers and more

Right on Target

Hit the mark with prospective customers by learning how to find their hot buttons.

Wheel Charity

Fair market value is out, while the actual sale price is in for setting car-donation write-offs.

Money Buzz 02/05

Hybrid securities, female purchasing power and more

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