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Inside the September 2005 Issue

Features

Retire Rich

Entrepreneurs are good at growing businesses, but when it comes to personal portfolios, many all too often fall short. Experts share tips, strategies and secrets for the best ways you can accumulate wealth and retire rich.

The Real Deal

What's it really like to be embezzled, expand internationally, or sell your product to Target? Get the inside scoop from these entrepreneurs on the ultimate highs (and lows) of business ownership.

Better Than Ever

Mad Science looks back at their year in a Cinderella story after winning Entrepreneur and Xerox's 2004 office makeover contest.

Columns

Be Your Own Boss Features
Stumped about what to charge? Setting prices is both an art and a science--and a little bit of guesswork. Here's how to figure it out.
Be Your Own Boss Features
You don't need big bucks to start a franchise--you just need the right source of funding.
Biz 101
Know what product or service you want? Chances are, others want it, too.
Biz 101
Ask yourself these questions to ensure all systems are go for your business launch.
Biz 101
Who's watching your money? An expert guides you in finding a good financial planner.
Biz 101
Are two heads always better than one? Know the good and the bad sides of business partnerships.
Biz U
A class consulting project can be a great way to learn entrepreneurship.
Innovations
Pair an inventor's idea with your business know-how, and get ready for success.
Opportunities
These former teachers toned up their business savvy with a fitness franchise.
Opportunities
Franchising can help entrepreneurs make a difference in people's lives.
Opportunities
Power napping is the latest stage of sleep.
Smart Ideas
Customized dollhouses, DNA testing and more
Success Coach
Be proud of your success--and fearless in speaking up about it.
Whats Your Problem
Keep another company from stealing your pending trademarked name without spending a dime.
Biz Travel
Keep your company's travelers in line with a clear-cut business travel policy.
Books
Learn how to capture the greatest return on the customers you already have.
Capitol Issues
Congress goes to bat for in-state expansion tax incentives.
Forward Features
Entrepreneurs wonder what effect their businesses have on their kids.
Forward Features
Keep your business alive in an unpredictable economy.
Forward Features
Let tech trendsetters spread the word about your product.
Forward Features
Right-brain skills are gaining ground in the business world.
Forward Features
Without trade quotas, U.S. textile-makers struggle.
Forward Features
Munchkin couture is all the rage with hip parents.
Forward Features
So far this year, small-business hiring has been on pause.
Forward Features
The latest fun team-building trend? Scavenger hunts.
Forward Features
Entrepreneurs make their quirks work for them.
Forward Features
Two companies ring in much-needed new phone systems.
Forward Snapshot
This couple invokes a bygone era with their victorian antiques and reproductions.
It Figures
Hispanic consumers, unhealthy entrepreneurs and more
Tech Toy
Get up close and personal with your computer with these 3-D glasses.
Wheels
A boxy car could be the perfect fit for your business needs.
Women
Women use unique benefits to show employee appreciation.
Almost Famous
Offering a taste of India in a casual setting, these two restaurateurs bring ethnic food to the masses.
Editors Note
While navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, your independence is your best asset.
Feedback
Resources
Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Lead Buzz
Extending daylight-saving time, extending employee hours and more
Lead Snapshot
This socially conscious business is built around environmentally conscious products.
Legal
Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
Real Deal
Don't get roped into a deal before you know it.
Smart Moves
To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.
Staff Smarts
Ease employees' transportation troubles with commuter benefits.
Dollar Signs
To keep up with increasing costs--and big competitors' prices--more small businesses are pulling the trigger on the pricing gun.
Funds
When it comes to investing, banks are where the money is.
Insurance
Take (long-term) care.
Money Buzz
Longer-term mortgages, monitoring your 401(k) provider and more
Money Snapshot
Relocating your business can save money--and make room for some serious growth.
Personal Finance
Federal law allows you to check your credit reports for free every year. Here's how to access them--and protect your credit rating.
Raising Money
Looking for capital? A boutique private equity group could be the perfect funding partner for your small business.
Tax Talk
Tax amnesty offers help for businesses that owe.
Ad Wisdom
Ads infused with nostalgia drive customers your way.
Flash
Can Confucius' wisdom make you a better marketer?
Net Sales
Want more people to visit your website? A link-building campaign could be just the thing to help you draw in shoppers.
Retail Register
Get ahead of the game with the latest retail trends.
Sales Success
Selling to people who are smarter and more experienced than you? Don't be intimidated--be wise to how you can learn from them.
Sell Buzz
Advertising on blogs, mudflaps, taxis and more
Sell Snapshot
An entrepreneur revs up business for his clients with an innovative mobile solution.
Tactics
Freedom of choice motivates American consumers. Learn how to build a winning campaign by giving your customers the power to choose.
Buyers Guide
It's in the cards to double your data storage space with DL technology.
Connections
AOL expands its media reach by stepping up service with VoIP.
Digital Edge
Have all the financial information you need right at your fingertips, and you'll always know the right move to make.
Editors Picks
A vibrant LCD monitor and easy-to-use template software
Gear
Type reports, watch TV and listen to the stereo--all from the comfort of your lap
Net Profits
Add an extra-special feature to your site, and get customers to indulge.
Tech Buzz
Cheap ink, Spyware thieves and more
Tech Snapshot
Natural disasters happen, and this company created just the product to help fix things up.
Wireless
Voice-to-text technology can make text messaging a breeze
Wireless
Don't drop that call--use these power-up options instead.
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