Entrepreneur magazine
May 2007

May 2007

Entrepreneur | May 2007
May 2007
Entrepreneur Magazine

Movers & Shakers

Entrepreneurs who rocked our world.

Pick a Card

Personalized gift credit cards are the latest trend in corporate gifting.

Cuckoo for Cocoa

Move over, Willy Wonka. This chocolate connoisseur is set to steal the hearts of chocolate-lovers worldwide.

Fantasy Finance

The funding is fake, but the knowledge is real in this online stock market game.

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Risky Business

With the economy looking up, taking some spending risks now can strengthen your company--just be sure to invest wisely.

You've Got People

These IRS offices have staff ready to stand up for you.

Got It Covered?

Don't take chances--know what your policy covers.

Follow the Lead

Seeking capital to finance expansion? Streamline your search for the perfect investor by using an online database.

Finding Pearls

This precious fund invests its assets all over the world.

401(k) Reform

Keeping your company's program transparent.

Crunching Numbers

When in doubt, let the data tell you what to do.

It Adds Up

New research reveals that most investors are leaving money on the table. Here's how to cash in on that sizable chunk of change.

Passion Play

Investors looking to expand their portfolios are putting their money where their hobbies are.

We Knew Them When

They were just upstarts when we first featured them in the pages of Entrepreneur, but now they've become big names. Revisit entrepreneurs from the past 30 years who have since become seriously successful.

Take the Lead

Who's in charge of the future? You are. A look at how entrepreneurs are transforming the world.

The Finer Things

A line of high-priced, ultraluxury cosmetics is making heads turn--and wallets open.

Cut to the Chase

Sales cycle dragging? These 6 tips will make it shorter--and sweeter.

Make Room

Giving customers space to create can really pay off.

Welcome, Visitors

Get your own web spokesperson.

Labor Pains

How to ensure your workers in China are treated fairly.

Change Agents

30 years ago, corporate was king--but the business landscape has changed. Here's a closer look at the forces that have shaped the face of entrepreneurship.

Empty Net?

Will snagging a government contract ever get easier?

When to Fold 'Em

Wondering if you should cut your losses and move on?

Where It All Began

America's entrepreneurial roots go way back.

Get the Word Out

Boost business with some modern-day marketing.

Locks and Keys

New laws dictate how you can squirrel away customer data.

Is That a Stretch?

Know when to expand outside your geographical area.

I Am Woman

An empowering day was had by all at our recent conference.

Visual Appeal

How to add video to your site.

Under the Influence

To gain favor online, target those whose opinions count.

Never Been Done

What is true innovation, and how do you get there? Your first step is to keep reading.

Maternal Instincts

Some entrepreneurs' moms are always in their business.

Following Protocol

What will the next phase of the web mean for you?

Off the Clock

Flexibility is the workstyle of the future.

In Drive

A slew of sites let consumers power through car shopping.

Rooms for Rent

Apartments let travelers savor the comforts of home.

Danger Ahead

Entrepreneurs, don't let employees call and drive.

Most Likely to Succeed

A social networking site for the high school set is already making it big in the world.

Join the Crowd

No man is an island, especially with the myriad networking sites out there today. Find out what's next in the social revolution.

Seize the Day

Launching a deal-a-day site could be a boon to your business.

Victory Laptop

With a winning laptop, you can conquer your fears of leaving the office.

Strong Signals

Happiness is never having to ask "Can you hear me now?" again.

Tag, You're It

You can be RFID-compliant, even on a tight budget.

Do It Yourself

A site to self-publish your content.

Girl Talk

One company goes straight to the source to help brands reach their target market.

Sell Swell

You can snag the investors, employees and customers you need if you know how to sell.

Keep Up!

Your business is improving its offerings--and that's a good thing. The problem is, your customers don't always see it that way.

You Know Who?

Where to find that perfect new employee? Ask the ones you already have.

Border Busters

Check out these websites to keep you going global.

Play It Safe

Protect your business information when you subcontract.

New Lease on Life

When he wanted out of his car lease, this entrepreneur didn't take no for an answer--he started a business instead.

Lucky Charms

Medical ID tags have become high fashion thanks to this creative entrepreneur.

Pie in the Sky

This website owner is making authentic New York pizza available anywhere, anytime.

Crafty Cause

Raising awareness for a cause helped this handbag-maker raise her profile.

Keep On Truckin'

Offer your customers convenience by making your business mobile.

Funny Business

Using humor in your marketing.

It's Raining Men

In advertising, a good man is sometimes hard to find. So avoiding the stereotype trap can pay off with a barrage of male customers.

Turn the Tables

Do you hate to negotiate? It's time to learn to love it.

Not So Fast . . .

Don't just throw more money at pay-per-click--make it work for you.

Secret Service

A stint in the underground can provide valuable training for restaurateurs.

Point of Interest

You'll definitely need a map for this entrepreneurial adventure.

Point of Interest

You'll definitely need a map for this entrepreneurial adventure.

Turn Up the Crazy

Why a little madness can be your best business weapon.

It's All Relative

You can ask your family to fork over funds, but make it worth their while.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

If you raised your hand, take a cue from 7 savvy entrepreneurs who used eBay to build million-dollar businesses.

What a Ride!

Take a look at how franchising has evolved over the past 30 years.

Back to Business

School's out and there's no better time to heat up your business plans.

Cool Factor

One taste of gelato wasn't enough--so this entrepreneur bought the business.

Along for the Ride

Find out how search engines can drive visitors to your eBay listings.

Quick Getaway

Business beckons, but you need a vacation to recharge. Take these steps and you're on your way.

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