Entrepreneur magazine
February 2009

February 2009

Entrepreneur | February 2009
February 2009
Entrepreneur Magazine

Laid Off in 2008? Start a Business in 2009

3 budding entrepreneurs share how they made the most of their recent job losses.

10 Ways to Run a Risky Business

Cyndee Sugra, 30, started her digital design and marketing firm, Studio 7 Media, in the middle of the dotcom crash. Last year, her Los Angeles-based company hit sales of $8 million.

Keep Your Team Motivated

A former football player never envisioned owning a men's hair salon. But now he's glad he does.

Secure Cash Before Securing a Diploma

Your business can be up and running before you don a cap and gown if you cash in on your network.

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Make Your New Site Social

It's never too early to integrate social networking into your website. In fact, the sooner, the better.

Success Must be Measured

4 key metrics can help you determine if your brand-building is working.

A Historical Perspective

Some of the most innovative ideas have emerged during times of economic duress.

Special Report: Innovate In a Recession

If the downturn is hurting your entrepreneurial spirit, we have good news for you: Recessions are historically ripe with opportunity for innovation. Don't believe us? Read on.

The New Face of Coffee

Biggby Coffee founder Bob Fish believes in management by walking around. And it's working.

4 Sources for Startup Cash

Raising money in a recession is beyond difficult. Look in these places, because getting started now is a great idea.

Hire Better: Recruiting 2.0

How entrepreneurs are using social networking, blogging and other internet tools to hire the best employees

Five Great--and Necessary--Marketing Makeovers

From logos to retail locations, these businesses upped their image from so-so to stunning.

Get Team-Focused

Let your employees, contractors and consultants know your success is their success.

You Lost Me at Hello

You may be in the interviewer's seat, but keep in mind that you need to make a good first impression, too.

CEO Salaries in the Crosshairs

Pay-for-performance structures are enjoying a resurgence.

Action Backed by Confidence Sells

When learning and action are working in unison, they create the opportunity for sales success.

Top-Tier Laptops

Four companies have new-and-improved laptops for biz owners.

Android Lands on T-Mobile Handheld

A partnership with Google may pay off for late-to-the-3G-game T-Mobile.

Outsourcing vs. Doing It Yourself

When starting a business, it's important to know when to hold tight and when to let go.

Be Green All the Way

Here are three steps entrepreneurs can take to have sustainable practices from the get-go.

How to Deal With a PR Disaster

Especially at startup, negative PR can be bad. Find out how to handle it before it does any damage.

105 Fastest-Growing Franchises

Not all of the names may be familiar, but these franchise systems are growing and looking for franchisees.

Liquid Assets Keep the Credit Flowing

Entrepreneurs with asset liquidity will be able to get loans in a tough environment.

VC vs. Angel Money: A Primer

Don't blow a financing opportunity by approaching the wrong source.

European VC Firms Investing in U.S.

The VC community overseas is smaller than the U.S., but it is looking for U.S.-based companies.

IPOs Getting Rare

Selling to a larger company is now the way to go. Know how to guide your company to a great sale.

Growth Will be Organic

Here are some tips for growing without an external cash infusion.

Top 9 Lies of Venture Capitalists

Guy Kawasaki offers a look at the meanings behind what VCs say.

A Roundup of Apps and Tools

Whether it's payment options or collaboration that's on your mind, we've got you covered.

Lingo for Thriving in a Web Economy

The language of technology moves as fast as the technology itself. Here's a roundup of the latest terms.

Take Your Video Viral

Potential viewers: millions. Potential cost: next to nothing. Online videos are worth a look.

Building Up Teams--and Communities

These entrepreneurs help companies become teams, and they make it easy to give back.

Business Lessons from Alternative Sources

The most valuable business lessons can be found in the places you'd least expect.

The Art of Strategic Alliances

Look for three factors before making a decision on a new ally.

Generate Buzz about Your Business

Sometimes buzz happens. Most times, however, you need to create it.

Greenbox's Gurus Are the New Power Rangers

They're just your average tech moguls--saving the world, one power strip at a time.

Stay Connected Abroad

Know your communications options when you travel.

New Lingo You Should Know

Business vocabulary keeps growing. Here's a primer on the latest terminology.

Tech Hotbed: NYC

Wall Street may be taking its lumps, but tech is flourishing in the Big Apple.

DNA Testing: A Growth Market

The barriers to entry are daunting, but the DNA market provides opportunities.

The "Unblinging" Of Millennials

The generation is affected by current conditions, but members will stay true to their characteristics.

Do Marketing Counterstrikes Work?

It's tempting to answer a competitor's ad campaign, but stick to what makes you unique.

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