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Inside the June 2005 Issue

Features

On Foreign Soil

Arm yourself with the information and advice you need for sourcing your product overseas so your effort doesn't get lost in translation.

Smokin'

The companies in Entrepreneur and PriceWaterhouseCoopers' 11th Annual Hot 100 couldn't be any hotter.

Columns

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.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Wondering what it's really like to buy a franchise? Seven entrepreneurs tell all about their experiences as franchisees.
Biz 101
Should you pull out the plastic to finance your startup? First, hear what 3 entrepreneurs who did it have to say.
Biz 101
Get your mind in gear, and start brainstorming with tips and tricks from an idea expert.
Biz 101
Swap meets give entrepreneurs a low-cost way to break into retail.
Biz 101
To manage your startup risk, put a plan in place to deal with any rough waters up ahead.
Biz U
How today's campuses are paving the way for minority entrepreneurship
Innovations
Learn how to respond to knockoffs so you can put your product back on top.
Opportunities
Selling a business is an emotional event--this franchisee helps ease the pain.
Opportunities
Look no further for that island flavor--the food's right here.
Opportunities
Keep your reputation as the life of the party.
Smart Ideas
Keepsake board games, secondhand clothing and more
Success Coach
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.
Biz Travel
How to navigate the new slew of low-cost flights between European cities
Books
What do the leaders of top companies have in common? Learn their secrets.
Capitol Issues
Will congress finally repeal the estate tax for good?
Forward Features
Find what you need with location-based services.
Forward Features
This competition for nonprofits encourages for-profit ideas.
Forward Features
We ask if book smarts or street smarts rule in business.
Forward Features
New guidelines could give a clearer measure of web traffic.
Forward Features
Rising costs have put a damper on small-business hiring.
Forward Features
Need a business idea? Take a cue from these entrepreneurs, and try sleeping on it.
Forward Features
Learn how to manage the new generation of workers.
Forward Features
Read these entrepreneurs' lips--and eyes, and noses . . .
Forward Features
Minimize the costs of new stock-option expensing rules.
Forward Features
Many startups are sending jobs overseas. But does offshoring help or hurt business?
Forward Snapshot
This kilt-maker's customers share fashion sense--and a love for freedom.
It Figures
Stolen laptops, overworked employees and more
Rule Breakers
This custom-car creator wows clients like nobody else.
Tech Toy
Printing and e-mailing digital photos just went wireless.
Wheels
With the new crop of low-emission cars, it's easy being green.
Women
Help your business--and yourself--with these reads.
Almost Famous
No more nicks and bits of toilet paper--this couple is transforming the business of men's grooming.
Editors Note
Entrepreneurs comprise an incredible, diverse community--be proud of your accomplishments.
Feedback
Resources
Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Lead Buzz
Bonding in the kitchen, losing vacation days and more
Lead Snapshot
The positive vibes are flowing, and everyone's pitching in at this funky soap city.
Legal
Don't even try to fix prices with competitors.
Real Deal
Getting help from a professional negotiator
Smart Moves
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.
Staff Smarts
New hire being courted by another company? Now you can fight back.
Dollar Signs
Tired of sky-high fees and skimpy service? Smaller audit firms can give you the personalized and professional attention you're seeking.
Funds
Large-cap companies are looking attractive again.
Insurance
What would happen to your business if someone stole your identity?
Money Buzz
Three ways to insure your recent graduate
Money Snapshot
Twentysomethings need financial planners, too--and these entrepreneurs are cashing in.
Personal Finance
New IRS guidelines make things a little easier on your home office by allowing you to defer capital gains after a move.
Raising Money
Short on capital? If you've got a proven plan for converting inventory into cash, inventory financing could be the option for you.
Tax Talk
A new tax law may let family businesses keep more money in the bank.
Ad Wisdom
What can you say to make prospects say yes?
Flash
Spy new business by taking tips from the secret service.
Net Sales
With internet pay-per-call advertising, you can ring up additional sales by inviting potential customers to pick up the phone.
Retail Register
How lesser-known brands help win customers' trust
Sales Success
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.
Sell Buzz
Marketing blogs, broadcasting your expertise and more
Sell Snapshot
No marketing campaign was necessary for these purveyors of positively charged t-shirts.
Tactics
Looking for a marketing campaign that will get your name in front of new customers? Direct mail takes you right to their mailboxes.
Buyers Guide
Get your point across in any situation with these portable projectors.
Connections
The profile of future smartphones is beginning to materialize.
Digital Edge
If you like Wi-Fi and VoIP, you'll love long-range wireless broadband.
Editors Picks
All-in-one desktop PC and image-editing software
Gear
The need for speed, capacity and more
Net Profits
These simple tools can keep your business safe from payment fraud.
Tech Buzz
New financing help for small and midsize businesses
Tech Snapshot
A music site's uploading tool cranks up the sales volume to get things rocking and rolling.
Wireless
New access for mobile warriors
Wireless
Printers join the wireless pack
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