Entrepreneur magazine
August 2006

August 2006

Entrepreneur | August 2006
August 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine

Sales Shape-Up

Ready to ramp up your sales--fast? Our 30-day action plan takes your business to new heights.

Be My Neighbor

This philanthropic fund is encouraging business growth, but will it start a trend?

That's My Lawyer

Is it OK to share a lawyer with a close competitor?

Supermarket Sweep

When online grocers started closing shop, a family-owned store grabbed the market.

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Do Young Employees Want a Retirement Plan?

If you think a retirement plan doesn't matter to recent college graduates, think again.

Adding Long-Term Care Insurance

Consider offering employees long-term care insurance.

Odd Man In

Don't go on luck: Know the odds.

Organic Energy

Innovations in battery life.

Setting the Mood

Spur brilliant ideas by spicing up employees' surroundings.

International Shipping Tip

Here's a cheaper way to ship international orders.

Investing in "Hybrid" Funds

Stocks or bonds? How about something in between?

Investors Resume Funding Online Startups

Investors are making a cautious return to online startups.

Cash In on Sudoku

An addictive brainteaser can beget entrepreneurial gold.

Burning Bright

A Burning Man bohemian and business owner helps clean up after Katrina.

Feel Cheated?

The SBA's corruption scandals should fuel your fire.

Stuff It

Why some consumers just say no to new purchases

Check 'Em Out on MySpace

Social networking sites spark unofficial background checks.

Trading Up

The basics on Section 1031 exchanges.

Bring In eBay Customers With Your Site

New customers are out there, but they might not be on eBay--yet. Use a website to show them the way to your business.

Dashing Looks

Want to see your company's latest data? A dashboard puts all the information you need in one clear display.

Negotiating Your Cell Contract

It's a wild ride, but haggling with your cell carrier can pay off.

Cable Company Wars Benefit Entrepreneurs

Who wins the battle between the bells and cable companies? You do.

Speed Up Your Network

Pick up the pace with a gigabit ethernet switch for your network.

Sparking Bright Ideas

Seeking company innovation? Look to your staff for collaboration.

Exception to the Rules

A new book doesn't bend to old business adages.

Game Plans

Students are learning business strategy by playing entrepreneur.

Paying for Perks

Want the travel amenities you're used to? Be ready to pay up.


Turn a secret family recipe into a not-so-secret success.

Start a Business Abroad

Love to travel? Look abroad for new entrepreneurship opportunities.

Free Style

An entrepreneur takes his blues to the streets.

Hot New Marketing Trends

Make these top trends part of your marketing mix.

Beachy Keen

Celebs, fashion editors and beach-goers give the stamp of approval to mix-and-match bathing suits with an international flair.

Smart Ideas 08/06

Inflatable chairs, pest-repelling trash bags and internet marketing.

VoIP Goes Wireless

VoIP is wasting no time in going wireless.

Exotic Car Options

Look hot and feel even hotter in an exotic car.

Broadband for Rural Regions

Broadband internet access for rural regions.

Close to Home

No need to look overseas--thanks to one entrepreneur, tech talent is just around the corner.

Tax Credit for Innovation

Go on--get some credit for your company's research.

4 Elements of a Winning Brand

When it comes to your image, are you hitting hard or striking out? Cover all your bases with these 4 critical elements of a winning brand.

Relating to Customers

Want to improve business? The secret is in how you relate to customers.

Running a Family Franchise

Love, money, relationships, contracts... learn to navigate the complexities of owning a family franchise.

Tap Into Your Network for Business Funding

Looking to raise capital for your new business? Start by approaching the people who know you best.

Objective Edge

Office ombuds help smooth conflicts--without litigation.

Glow On

This entrepreneur found a business idea in a material that sparked his creativity.

How to Prepare for a Pandemic

Prepare your business for the outbreak of bird flu or any other possible pandemic before you're really in trouble.

Field of Dreams

This entrepreneur is making a difference for women in tech--and her SMB clients.

David vs. Goliath

In the war against Starbucks, independent coffeehouses have a viral marketer on their side.

Knock, Knock...

Door-to-door sales are back.

Rebound From Rejection

Rejection got you down? Pick yourself up, and turn that no into a yes.

Top of the Heap

However hard high oil prices hit the economy, you can be prepared.

Teen Dream

Wake up to a market that could bring you big bucks.

Friendly Fire?

Don't let a deal destroy your friendship.

Exit Visa

With export financing options limited, some states are helping U.S. businesses go global. Could your company do with a ticket abroad?

How Much Do You Need to Retire?

Retirement might be easy, but it's not free--it takes some serious saving. How much exactly? That's the million-dollar question.

Wine Hits the Franchise World

Entrepreneurs tap into America's taste for fine wine with new wine bar and retail store opportunities.

Attracting Readers to Your Blog

Having trouble attracting readers to your blog? With the right voice, your popularity in cyberspace will soar.

Keeping Your Domain Current

Don't risk losing your corner of the web by letting it expire.

Marketing with a Microsite

Looking for new markets? A microsite could help you reach them.

United They Stand

One man is improving fellow entrepreneurs' odds of winning government contracts.

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