Inside the June 2005 Issue
Arm yourself with the information and advice you need for sourcing your product overseas so your effort doesn't get lost in translation.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Wondering what it's really like to buy a franchise? Seven entrepreneurs tell all about their experiences as franchisees.
Be Your Own Boss Features
A look back at the growing pains and gains made by the stars of The Startup, Entrepreneur and AOL's year-long reality series.
Swap meets give entrepreneurs a low-cost way to break into retail.
Get your mind in gear, and start brainstorming with tips and tricks from an idea expert.
To manage your startup risk, put a plan in place to deal with any rough waters up ahead.
Should you pull out the plastic to finance your startup? First, hear what 3 entrepreneurs who did it have to say.
How today's campuses are paving the way for minority entrepreneurship
Learn how to respond to knockoffs so you can put your product back on top.
Selling a business is an emotional event--this franchisee helps ease the pain.
Look no further for that island flavor--the food's right here.
Keep your reputation as the life of the party.
Keepsake board games, secondhand clothing and more
Overcome any challenge through the power of positive thinking.
Whats Your Problem
Think it's time to move into an office? Use this checklist to see if you've outgrown your homebased business.
How to navigate the new slew of low-cost flights between European cities
What do the leaders of top companies have in common? Learn their secrets.
Will congress finally repeal the estate tax for good?
Find what you need with location-based services.
This competition for nonprofits encourages for-profit ideas.
We ask if book smarts or street smarts rule in business.
New guidelines could give a clearer measure of web traffic.
Rising costs have put a damper on small-business hiring.
Learn how to manage the new generation of workers.
Read these entrepreneurs' lips--and eyes, and noses . . .
Minimize the costs of new stock-option expensing rules.
Need a business idea? Take a cue from these entrepreneurs, and try sleeping on it.
Many startups are sending jobs overseas. But does offshoring help or hurt business?
This kilt-maker's customers share fashion sense--and a love for freedom.
Stolen laptops, overworked employees and more
This custom-car creator wows clients like nobody else.
Printing and e-mailing digital photos just went wireless.
With the new crop of low-emission cars, it's easy being green.
Help your business--and yourself--with these reads.
No more nicks and bits of toilet paper--this couple is transforming the business of men's grooming.
Entrepreneurs comprise an incredible, diverse community--be proud of your accomplishments.
Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Bonding in the kitchen, losing vacation days and more
The positive vibes are flowing, and everyone's pitching in at this funky soap city.
Don't even try to fix prices with competitors.
Getting help from a professional negotiator
A joint venture with a big company sounds like a dream--until the company backs out, takes your idea with it and leaves you in the dust.
New hire being courted by another company? Now you can fight back.
Tired of sky-high fees and skimpy service? Smaller audit firms can give you the personalized and professional attention you're seeking.
Large-cap companies are looking attractive again.
What would happen to your business if someone stole your identity?
Three ways to insure your recent graduate
Twentysomethings need financial planners, too--and these entrepreneurs are cashing in.
New IRS guidelines make things a little easier on your home office by allowing you to defer capital gains after a move.
Short on capital? If you've got a proven plan for converting inventory into cash, inventory financing could be the option for you.
A new tax law may let family businesses keep more money in the bank.
What can you say to make prospects say yes?
Spy new business by taking tips from the secret service.
With internet pay-per-call advertising, you can ring up additional sales by inviting potential customers to pick up the phone.
How lesser-known brands help win customers' trust
Think good sales are all about luck? Not exactly. Learn how to take advantage of what comes your way so you never miss a happy accident.
Marketing blogs, broadcasting your expertise and more
No marketing campaign was necessary for these purveyors of positively charged t-shirts.
Looking for a marketing campaign that will get your name in front of new customers? Direct mail takes you right to their mailboxes.
Get your point across in any situation with these portable projectors.
The profile of future smartphones is beginning to materialize.
If you like Wi-Fi and VoIP, you'll love long-range wireless broadband.
All-in-one desktop PC and image-editing software
The need for speed, capacity and more
These simple tools can keep your business safe from payment fraud.
New financing help for small and midsize businesses
A music site's uploading tool cranks up the sales volume to get things rocking and rolling.
New access for mobile warriors
Printers join the wireless pack