Entrepreneur magazine
May 2006

May 2006

Entrepreneur | May 2006
May 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine

Success Secrets of eBay Millionaires

Find out how 10 entrepreneurs tapped into the power of eBay and made millions.

The Benefits of Learning on eBay

When it comes to eBay, the more you learn, the more you can earn. Waste no time in wising up with these tools.

Give a Little

For one international entrepreneur, giving back is just part of smart business.

Creating Proof of Ownership

Make insurance claims easier by documenting what you own.

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Bid on It

How online auctions will change retail as we know it

Innovate With Existing Products

Looking to innovate on a concept that already exists? Ordinary products get new life when they find the perfect blend of form and function.

Have No Fear

Don't let the lingo scare you off this biotech fund.

Stuck in Neutral

Where is the SMB revolution?

Seniority Rules

Give the older generation the computing power it wants.

Where the Heart Is

Can you help employees become homeowners?

Hiring College Students as Interns

Experience-seeking college students bring an interesting dynamic to any workplace.

VIP Internet Service

What would a multitiered internet system mean to you?

Ticket to Ride

The gas crisis is good news for fuel-efficient transportation businesses.


Can holding your tongue help you gain big-name clients?

How Good Is Your Employee Handbook

Does your employee handbook give you enough authority?

Passing Your Business To Your Heirs

If you want your descendants to save on inheritance taxes find out why now's a good time to start handing over the family business.

The Future in Seamless Connectivity

The next communications boom will seamlessly connect your devices.

Alternatives to Batteries

Power outage? Here's an outlet-free way to revive your dead device.

Photo Op

Digital cameras keep getting better, and now's a great time to upgrade.


The power to succeed is at least partly in your hands.

Help Me, I'm a Student

Hit up power players for advice now--while you're young and nonthreatening.

Don't Sweat It

Breeze through the summer travel season like a pro.

Is Your Site Outdated?

If your site's outdated, you could be paying the price--in customers.

Left in the Lurch?

How one company moved past a partner's sudden departure

Starting Up in a Hot Market

Think you have what it takes to start a business in a super-hot market?

The Next Generation

Don't get left behind--try out these new software solutions for your business.

In Full Bloom

Everything is coming up roses for this online organic florist.

See and Be Seen

They may be backstage, but the products in this celeb retreat won't be secrets for long.

The Car-SUV Hybrid

Find an eco-friendlier alternative to the SUV.

Can I Lie About My Experience?

How to get real-world experience in a short amount of time

5 Ways to Build Up Your Business Image

Become a superstar by building an irresistible business image.

Zillow Talk

An innovative site is romancing homeowners, buyers and sellers with juicy data for free.

New Set of Rules

Recent changes may affect you--for better or worse.

8 Ways to Improve Your Visibility

Your business may be on a budget, but you can still pump up your visibility. These 8 proven tactics will get you noticed on the cheap.

Stop the Madness?

You can't stop the chaos around you, but you can rein in its power.

Fresh Faces

A look at the top 50 new franchises of 2006

Tag Along to an Invention Trade Show

What can going to the nation's biggest invention trade show do for your product? We followed one business to find out.

On the Rebound

Did a good employee slip through your fingers? You have a second chance.

A Bite of the Action

An imaginative inventor cashes in by adding some pizazz to the plain old toothbrush.

Supporting Cast

Creating accessories for a hot-selling product line can be the path to quick riches, but it's also a very risky business.

Smart Ideas 05/06

Thrill-seeking adventures, rockin' music classes and more

Bluetooth is Now Faster

Be on the lookout for a new, faster bluetooth.

Be a Selling Superstar

How can you make sure you shine in your customers' eyes? Adopt the top 5 traits clients say their favorite salespeople share.

The Price Is Right

But what should reps do if the customer disagrees?

The Key to Hiring Right

What's the key to finding the right team? Hire people with a passion for your mission.

Help Is On the Way

Resuscitate your retail biz without spending big bucks.

Mind Games

Find out what's really going on in your opponent's head.

Choosing The Best Funding Strategy For You

There are plenty of strategies you can use to fund your business's growth. The trick is picking the one that suits your company best.

Is It Time to Refinance?

With interest rates rising and the surge in home prices slowing down, It's time to rethink how you play the financing game.

Mixing Real Estate and Moving Services

A franchise adds oomph to an already-thriving moving business.

Deliciously Cool

One franchisee reaps the sweet rewards of owning a frozen custard shop.

Avoid Becoming a Spammer

Beef up your subscriber list the right way by making sure your online newsletter only goes to people who really want it.

Is Affiliate Marketing Right For You?

Partnering with a site like Amazon.com can put the wind in your sails.

No Sale

Been turned down? You can still come to a profitable arrangement with your prospects.

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