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The Unexpected Sales Tool

They're not just for artists anymore: Portfolios are a great way to show off your work to clients!

A Perfect Match

Finding the franchise that fits you to a tee

Only Fools Ca$h In

The investment world's dynamic duo reveals how to score a hit on the internet.

For What It's Worth

It's never too early to build your business's value.

Best Banks For Small Businesses

The nation's top 100 microloan lenders.

10 Booming Homebased Businesses

Thinking of starting a business from home? We've got 10 great ways to get started!


Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Learning the finer points of negotiating
Business Beat

A Day In The Life

Exploring the ups and downs of life as a small-business lobbyist
Entrepreneurial Woman

Web Feat

Global Vision

Southern Exposure

Exporting to South Africa and more.
Home Inc.

Home Inc.

Audit Alert
Travel Smarts

Travel Smarts

Calling All Cabs
Building Blocks

Get What You Need

A good supplier can be an invaluable business partner.
Checklist For Success

Purchasing A Computer

Make sure to address these important issues when buying.
Computer Ease

Make Money While You Sleep

Turn your Web site into an electronic salesman that generates profits.
Home Front

Anatomy Of A Scam

How to recognize a fraudulent sales pitch before it costs you.
Start-Up Mart

Voice Mail

Remain accessible to your customers by automating your front desk.
Starting Smart

Its Just A State Of Mind

Your source for small-business news, reviews, trends and troubleshooting
Business Hotline

Striking Gold

Can you turn your thriving wholesale business into a successful retail one?
From The Pages Of...

Ice Cream Social

Creating a place for values in your business
Special Events

Mark Your Calendars

Whats Hot

Independence Days

Entrepreneurs offering a compassionate option to nursing homes are fueling the $12 billion assisted living industry.
Capitol Issues

Timely Decision

Republicans and Democrats do battle over employee comp time.
Capitol Issues

Timely Decision

Republicans and Democrats do battle over employee comp time.
Family Business

New Allies

Family businesses and venture capitalists are finally seeing eye to eye.
Leading Edge

Staying Power

Zero defections strategy keeps customers coming back

Hands-Off Policy

What you don't know about sexual harassment can hurt you.
Management Smarts

Hold The Phone

Staff Smarts

Final Score

Get more from employees by upping your EQ.
Advertising Workshop

Treasure Hunt

Searching for some sparkling ad copy? It might be right under your nose.
Guerrilla Marketing

Good Timing

Think time is money? Don't kid yourself--it's far more valuable than dollars and cents.
Marketing Edge

Make The Connection

Networking opportunities are everywhere. Don't let them pass you by.
Marketing Smarts

Name Game

Kid Stuff
Sales Success

Guiding Light

Motivate yourself--and others--by becoming a mentor.
Fund Smarts

Seeing Green

Often overlooked by investors, small fund may lead to buried treasure
Money Smarts

Keeping Score

Personal Finance

Safe Passage

You must remember this: Preparing for the stock market's risks helps you come out ahead.
Raising Money

What Price Advice?

When looking for financing, consider the expertise a value-added investor can offer.
Stock Smarts

Flying High

Recent acquisitions and a focus on quality help airline supplier take flight
Tax Talk

Spreading The Wealth

Transferring part of your business to your children now could lower their taxes later.

Get The Facts

What does business opportunity regulation mean to you?
Opportunity Insider

Recipe For Success

Business Bytes

Close Call

As videoconferencing gains popularity, firms are working quickly to iron out the kinks.
Buyers Guide

All In One

Today's multifunctional modems make getting the word out a snap.
Tech Smarts

Buyer Aware

Web Smarts

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