Inside the November 2004 Issue
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Young Millionaires: Class of 2004

Think it's nearly impossible to become a multimillionaire before you're 40? Meet 23 young entrepreneurs who did just that--and learn the inside secrets to their success.

To the Rescue

''Help! My office is obsolete!'' cried entrepreneurs across the land, but who needed the most help? Xerox and Entrepreneur found out with their office makeover contest--and turned a tragic office ''don't'' into a fabulous office ''do.''

On the Road Again?

Then don't forget to pack these tech essentials. We take a look at the latest and greatest mobile gadgets that will keep you connected--and keep your business one step ahead.

Columns

Be Your Own Boss Features

Planning for Gold

At business plan competitions across the country, judges sift through talented teams of presenters to find out who deserves the precious prizes--cash, services and VC exposure. Could your startup be the next to strike it rich?
Be Your Own Boss Features

Students of Enterprise

When they weren't studying, these students made the smart choice to pursue franchise ownership--and learned that a college education is about more than what goes on in the classroom.
Biz 101

Go, Go Gadgets

The winner of our tech makeover contest makes the most of her new gizmos on the road.
Biz 101

Saving Accounts

Pick up a few money-saving tips from these entrepreneurs as they share their startup stories.
Biz 101

Willing and Able

This incubator targets entrepreneurs with disabilities
Biz 101

Hire Learning

You can't just throw new hires into the workplace and hope for the best. First, you've got to train them right.
Innovations

The Write Stuff

Entrepreneurs find success with a new take on a familiar product.
Opportunities

What's New 11/04

Profits on tap
Opportunities

Smoothie Operator

With 4 successful stores, this juice enthusiast has all the right moves.
Opportunities

Leader of the Pack

A single mother from Belgium finds that good things come in packages of all sizes.
Smart Ideas

Smart Ideas 11/04

Golf course advertising, air from paradise and more
Success Coach

A Labor of Love

Have you lost that lovin' feeling for your business? Learn how to get the spark back.
Whats Your Problem

Property Reassessment

Is the lease up on this apartment-based business?
Almost Famous

The Big Cheese

With his line of talking toys, this former street vendor brings new meaning to the phrase "Quiet as a mouse."
Editors Note

Pearls of Wisdom

Feedback

Feedback 11/04

Letters from our readers
Resources

Resources 11/04

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Legal

Lease on Life?

Leasing workers can reduce your paperwork, but don't forget your legal obligations to those employees.
Management Buzz

Management Buzz 11/04

Ombudsmen programs, executive wishes and more
Real Deal

Just Zip It

A confidentiality agreement can give you the upper hand.
Smart Moves

A New Leaf

If you want to make changes to help your business soar, you've got to win people over first.
Staff Smarts

Intern Burn

Hired the ultimate intern from hell? Here's how to avoid making the same mistake twice.
A+ Ads

Take the Plunge

Contrary to popular belief, you use "bad news" to create a successful advertisement. Find out how it's done.
Ask the Expert

Direct Effect

Make the most of your direct-mail campaign
Marketing Buzz

Marketing Buzz 11/04

Getting answers, abandoned shopping carts and more
Net Sales

Listen Up!

If you're not advertising on internet radio, you could be missing out.
Retail Register

Local Motion

For a competitive edge, offer items made locally.
Sales Force

Share the Wealth

If you've got one superstar handling all your top accounts, it's time to redistribute the work--and the risk.
Sales Success

Bridging the Gap

Networking can be key to creating sales opportunities. Here's how to make the moves.
Tactics

Sock It to 'Em

Can a negative marketing campaign have positive results? Here's what to know before you strike the first blow.
Dollar Signs

A Loan Time

With small-business lending up across the board, now's a great time to get the capital you need.
Funds

Switch Gears

Flexibility is a key feature of convertible funds.
Insurance

Buy Now, Pay More Later

Paying premiums over time can cost you.
Money Buzz

Money Buzz 11/04

IPO options, retirement plans and more
Personal Finance

Recipe for Disaster?

Recent storms serve as reminders to review your homeowners policy--or regret it later.
Raising Money

Common Cents

Approaching investors who share your interests is the first step to getting the dollars you need.
Tax Talk

Electric Slide

Sign up for electronic filing, and you could get a tax-penalty refund.
Biz Travel

Extra Special

Booking sites offer more bang for your buck--and then some.
Books

In Strictest Confidence

How to instill faith in yourself--and in employees at the same time.
Capitol Issues

Let Them Eat Cake

When it comes to small business, a new tax-cut bill is half-baked.
It Figures

It Figures 11/04

Entrepreneurial concerns, wireless growth and more
Smarts Features

Let's Do Lunch

Giving new meaning to the term "power lunch"
Smarts Features

Backward Thinking

Reverse auctions could help you get more contracts.
Smarts Features

Pet Projects

Cats and dogs and babies, oh my! It's just another day at the office for these entrepreneurs.
Smarts Features

Fast Times

These entrepreneurs learned unexpected lessons from their former fast-food jobs.
Smarts Features

Point of Sale

Software giants focus on selling to small businesses.
Smarts Features

By Gum!

...it is possible to beat everyone--even big companies--to market, as this entrepreneur found out.
Smarts Features

Club Meds

Could drug-buying clubs cure high prescription costs?
Smarts Features

Go West

Want a few business pointers? Mosey on over to Deadwood.
Smarts Features

Spinoff Doctors

VC firm frees and rehabilitates small tech firms languishing inside large companies.
Smarts Features

Call Forward

No question about it: The mobile phones of tomorrow have a lot in store for you.
Snapshot

Snapshot 11/04

Andy Hyman, 44, founder of Distant Replays in Atlanta
Tech Toy

Snap n' Print

Your own portable photo lab
Wheels

Be Reasonable

If you're buying company cars on a less-than-flexible budget, these midsize sedans are sensible choices.
Women

You Can Count on Me

A friend can make the best kind of business partner.
Buyers Guide

Do You Copy?

If you've reached the point where you need to invest in a copier, we've got the rundown on choosing one to match your business and your budget.
Connections

Seeing Is Believing

Will VoIP technology finally make videoconferencing a reality?
Digital Edge

Broadband Wagon

Greater connectivity is coming to a neighborhood near you. What will it mean for businesses?
Gear

Gear 11/04

Workgroup printer and network-attached storage
Hot Disks

Hot Disks 11/04

Ridding yourself of unwanted e-mail, secure file transfers and more
Net Profits

In Search Of . . .

Can customers search your website--and actually find what they need? If not, you're losing dollars.
Tech Buzz

Tech Buzz 11/04

Browser options, storage devices and more
Wireless

Air Campaign

Think wireless devices and air travel don't mix? That could soon be changing.
Wireless

The I's Have It

A more secure wireless standard is on its way.
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