March 2005 Issue
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Over 20 years ago, Jay Conrad Levinson changed the way entrepreneurs thought about marketing with his book, Guerrilla Marketing. Now, he shows you how to master guerrilla marketing for the 21st century.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to grow your business. Get ready for liftoff with these 7 expansion strategies.
Can a newcomer revitalize a family business--without igniting a family feud? Learn from 3 entrepreneurs who did just that.
Entrepreneurs are sick of sky-high health insurance premiums, and the government is scrambling for reform. But can Uncle Sam save the deteriorating state of health care?
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Get in the game with one of these 105 top homebased franchises.
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Ready to start a retail business? Don't get stuck at the fork in the road--we've mapped out 3 different retail paths so you can choose the one that's right for you.
Making friends with your rivals can help you grow--in life and in business.
Find out how to make bank with a powerful business plan.
What's next for our "Biz 101" tech makeover winner? See the exciting plans she's got in store for 2005.
Dreaming of starting your own jewelry business? Be prepared--it's more elbow grease than glitz and glamour.
Turn a little style into a lot of profit by trying your hand at dorm room design.
How building your brand and expanding your line can be the key to your success
Hone your culinary can-do with epicurian education for aspiring chefs.
Bringing together busy female execs can be big business.
This sports franchisee turned a love for coaching into a lucrative business.
Part-time job matching, hauling with your bike and more
Create a successful day from the start by taking these steps to get motivated.
Whats Your Problem
It is possible to start a business in a small community.
Don't get taken for a ride by your rental car bill--look out for these hazards.
Set the scene for success in your workplace with the art of visual management.
The FDA doesn't want any more lies on dietary supplement labels.
Before a defective product becomes your downfall, learn how to protect yourself.
GPS-equipped cell phones are the latest way to keep tabs on mobile employees.
Fingerprint readers mean better security--and no more tricky passwords.
Many states are luring small businesses with big promises--so what's in it for you?
With stronger marketing efforts, VC firms are making sure their message gets heard.
From prison bars to brownie bars, what's next for Martha Stewart?
Tired of ugly tech gadgets taking over the living room? New gear adds a homey touch.
Some entrepreneurs are turning to astrology to chart their business courses.
Can't imagine your office without java? Take a moment to learn how it got there.
Survey says hiring is up, but paychecks are down in the small-business world.
Lara Merriken, 36, founder of Denver-based Humm Foods
Tricking Uncle Sam, Bill Gates' inbox and more
This new system helps your laptop chill out.
No need to panic--we've got tips to help you cut your car insurance costs.
Awards can boost your self-esteem--and your business.
Tapping into a widespread passion, these entrepreneurs hope to make everyone's favorite breakfast food an all-day event.
Entrepreneur's redesign is moving us forward and giving you even more of what you want.
Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Well-written business documents, leadership qualities and more
One entrepreneur brings business--and spirituality--to new heights.
A new bill aims to shoot down frivolous lawsuits.
An opening move may make or break a deal--so step lightly.
Playing the blame game is out. More CEOs are taking responsibility for their actions--and building stronger businesses as a result.
Keeping mom or dad busy in their retirement years may be a noble reason to hire them, but be sure you know what you're getting into first.
Small businesses need better education, access to finances and forward thinking to begin exporting products to overseas markets.
Go international with a Global Resources Fund.
Insuring your homebased business is easier than ever.
Financing for rural entrepreneurs, increasing wages and more
After this entrepreneur sold his company, he gained even more business control.
Using the internet, it's easy to do a thorough job of checking up on do-gooders to make sure your money will be helping a good cause.
Now called active capital, the former ACE-Net website is completely revamped and ready to help match companies with angel capital.
There's still time to save on your taxes--we can show you how.
An intriguing introduction keeps potential customers from skipping your ad.
Tap into these resources to prepare your business for tomorrow's trends.
They've got questions, you've got answers. Now you can reach out to your prospects and keep them happy with live chat on your site.
Turn your store into a destination by making shopping an event.
Need some surefire ways to seal the deal with customers? Master these 5 tips, and you'll be ready for any sales situation.
Customer feedback, loyalty programs and more
A keen eye for trends helps this style-setter attract all the right people to her boutique.
With cinema advertising, you can reach a captive audience--and make your marketing message the feature presentation.
With so many features and styles to choose from, these nifty digital cameras will put a smile on anybody's face.
Get the best in IP phone bennies without a PBX or even a VoIP provider.
With larger PC-makers struggling, why is Alienware doing so well?
Reviews of wireless routers and web-enabled cell phones for mobile warriors
Is your website accessible to consumers with disabilities? If not, you might be missing out on a valuable audience.
New domain options, secure ISPs and more
Necessity was the mother of invention for these executives-turned-entrepreneurs.
It's a snap to set up a hot spot with these package solutions.
Is it the end for Bluetooth?