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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.

Better Than Ever

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

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.

Columns

Be Your Own Boss Features

Show Me the Money

You don't need big bucks to start a franchise--you just need the right source of funding.
Be Your Own Boss Features

Name Your Price

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.
Biz 101

Pairing Up

Are two heads always better than one? Know the good and the bad sides of business partnerships.
Biz 101

Money Matters

Who's watching your money? An expert guides you in finding a good financial planner.
Biz 101

Ready for Takeoff?

Ask yourself these questions to ensure all systems are go for your business launch.
Biz 101

You're the Inspiration

Know what product or service you want? Chances are, others want it, too.
Biz U

Learning Curve

A class consulting project can be a great way to learn entrepreneurship.
Innovations

Join Hands

Pair an inventor's idea with your business know-how, and get ready for success.
Opportunities

What's New 09/05

Power napping is the latest stage of sleep.
Opportunities

Making the Grade

Franchising can help entrepreneurs make a difference in people's lives.
Opportunities

Shaping Up

These former teachers toned up their business savvy with a fitness franchise.
Smart Ideas

Smart Ideas 09/05

Customized dollhouses, DNA testing and more
Success Coach

Shout It Out

Be proud of your success--and fearless in speaking up about it.
Whats Your Problem

Protecting Your Trademark

Keep another company from stealing your pending trademarked name without spending a dime.
Biz Travel

Who's the Boss?

Keep your company's travelers in line with a clear-cut business travel policy.
Books

Return to Me

Learn how to capture the greatest return on the customers you already have.
Capitol Issues

Border Patrol

Congress goes to bat for in-state expansion tax incentives.
Forward Features

Answer the Call

Two companies ring in much-needed new phone systems.
Forward Features

Disorderly Conduct

Entrepreneurs make their quirks work for them.
Forward Features

Search Party

The latest fun team-building trend? Scavenger hunts.
Forward Features

Holding Pattern

So far this year, small-business hiring has been on pause.
Forward Features

Designer Babies

Munchkin couture is all the rage with hip parents.
Forward Features

Status Quota?

Without trade quotas, U.S. textile-makers struggle.
Forward Features

Taking Sides

Right-brain skills are gaining ground in the business world.
Forward Features

Gadget Gurus

Let tech trendsetters spread the word about your product.
Forward Features

Mixed Signals

Keep your business alive in an unpredictable economy.
Forward Features

Parent Trap

Entrepreneurs wonder what effect their businesses have on their kids.
Forward Snapshot

History Lesson

This couple invokes a bygone era with their victorian antiques and reproductions.
It Figures

It Figures 09/05

Hispanic consumers, unhealthy entrepreneurs and more
Tech Toy

In-Depth View

Get up close and personal with your computer with these 3-D glasses.
Wheels

Boxing Match

A boxy car could be the perfect fit for your business needs.
Women

Central Perks

Women use unique benefits to show employee appreciation.
Almost Famous

Spices of Life

Offering a taste of India in a casual setting, these two restaurateurs bring ethnic food to the masses.
Editors Note

In the Driver's Seat

While navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, your independence is your best asset.
Feedback

Feedback 09/05

Resources

Resources 09/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Lead Buzz

Lead Buzz 09/05

Extending daylight-saving time, extending employee hours and more
Lead Snapshot

Social Grace

This socially conscious business is built around environmentally conscious products.
Legal

It's Not Personal

Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
Real Deal

Without a Sign

Don't get roped into a deal before you know it.
Smart Moves

Fantastic Forum

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

Commuter Gains

Ease employees' transportation troubles with commuter benefits.
Dollar Signs

Price Fix

To keep up with increasing costs--and big competitors' prices--more small businesses are pulling the trigger on the pricing gun.
Funds

Seeing Green

When it comes to investing, banks are where the money is.
Insurance

Thinking Ahead

Take (long-term) care.
Money Buzz

Money Buzz 9/05

Longer-term mortgages, monitoring your 401(k) provider and more
Money Snapshot

Move Over

Relocating your business can save money--and make room for some serious growth.
Personal Finance

Reporting In

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

The Right Fit

Looking for capital? A boutique private equity group could be the perfect funding partner for your small business.
Tax Talk

Second Chance

Tax amnesty offers help for businesses that owe.
Ad Wisdom

Memory Lane

Ads infused with nostalgia drive customers your way.
Flash

Sage Advice

Can Confucius' wisdom make you a better marketer?
Net Sales

The Missing Link?

Want more people to visit your website? A link-building campaign could be just the thing to help you draw in shoppers.
Retail Register

What's In Store?

Get ahead of the game with the latest retail trends.
Sales Success

Good Company

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

Sell Buzz 09/05

Advertising on blogs, mudflaps, taxis and more
Sell Snapshot

Glass Action

An entrepreneur revs up business for his clients with an innovative mobile solution.
Tactics

Give 'Em Liberty

Freedom of choice motivates American consumers. Learn how to build a winning campaign by giving your customers the power to choose.
Buyers Guide

Double Down

It's in the cards to double your data storage space with DL technology.
Connections

More, More, More

AOL expands its media reach by stepping up service with VoIP.
Digital Edge

Stay in Touch

Have all the financial information you need right at your fingertips, and you'll always know the right move to make.
Editors Picks

Editor's Pick 9/05

A vibrant LCD monitor and easy-to-use template software
Gear

Gear 09/05

Type reports, watch TV and listen to the stereo--all from the comfort of your lap
Net Profits

Holiday Bonus

Add an extra-special feature to your site, and get customers to indulge.
Tech Buzz

Tech Buzz 09/05

Cheap ink, Spyware thieves and more
Tech Snapshot

Eye on the Storm

Natural disasters happen, and this company created just the product to help fix things up.
Wireless

Battery Tests

Don't drop that call--use these power-up options instead.
Wireless

It's All Talk

Voice-to-text technology can make text messaging a breeze
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