Inside the September 2005 Issue
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.
Mad Science looks back at their year in a Cinderella story after winning Entrepreneur and Xerox's 2004 office makeover contest.
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.
Know what product or service you want? Chances are, others want it, too.
Ask yourself these questions to ensure all systems are go for your business launch.
Who's watching your money? An expert guides you in finding a good financial planner.
Are two heads always better than one? Know the good and the bad sides of business partnerships.
A class consulting project can be a great way to learn entrepreneurship.
Pair an inventor's idea with your business know-how, and get ready for success.
These former teachers toned up their business savvy with a fitness franchise.
Franchising can help entrepreneurs make a difference in people's lives.
Power napping is the latest stage of sleep.
Customized dollhouses, DNA testing and more
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.
Keep your company's travelers in line with a clear-cut business travel policy.
Learn how to capture the greatest return on the customers you already have.
Congress goes to bat for in-state expansion tax incentives.
Entrepreneurs wonder what effect their businesses have on their kids.
Keep your business alive in an unpredictable economy.
Let tech trendsetters spread the word about your product.
Right-brain skills are gaining ground in the business world.
Without trade quotas, U.S. textile-makers struggle.
Munchkin couture is all the rage with hip parents.
So far this year, small-business hiring has been on pause.
The latest fun team-building trend? Scavenger hunts.
Entrepreneurs make their quirks work for them.
Two companies ring in much-needed new phone systems.
This couple invokes a bygone era with their victorian antiques and reproductions.
Hispanic consumers, unhealthy entrepreneurs and more
Get up close and personal with your computer with these 3-D glasses.
A boxy car could be the perfect fit for your business needs.
Women use unique benefits to show employee appreciation.
Offering a taste of India in a casual setting, these two restaurateurs bring ethnic food to the masses.
While navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, your independence is your best asset.
Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Extending daylight-saving time, extending employee hours and more
This socially conscious business is built around environmentally conscious products.
Don't get burned by overly personal personnel files.
Don't get roped into a deal before you know it.
To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.
Ease employees' transportation troubles with commuter benefits.
To keep up with increasing costs--and big competitors' prices--more small businesses are pulling the trigger on the pricing gun.
When it comes to investing, banks are where the money is.
Take (long-term) care.
Longer-term mortgages, monitoring your 401(k) provider and more
Relocating your business can save money--and make room for some serious growth.
Federal law allows you to check your credit reports for free every year. Here's how to access them--and protect your credit rating.
Looking for capital? A boutique private equity group could be the perfect funding partner for your small business.
Tax amnesty offers help for businesses that owe.
Ads infused with nostalgia drive customers your way.
Can Confucius' wisdom make you a better marketer?
Want more people to visit your website? A link-building campaign could be just the thing to help you draw in shoppers.
Get ahead of the game with the latest retail trends.
Selling to people who are smarter and more experienced than you? Don't be intimidated--be wise to how you can learn from them.
Advertising on blogs, mudflaps, taxis and more
An entrepreneur revs up business for his clients with an innovative mobile solution.
Freedom of choice motivates American consumers. Learn how to build a winning campaign by giving your customers the power to choose.
It's in the cards to double your data storage space with DL technology.
AOL expands its media reach by stepping up service with VoIP.
Have all the financial information you need right at your fingertips, and you'll always know the right move to make.
A vibrant LCD monitor and easy-to-use template software
Type reports, watch TV and listen to the stereo--all from the comfort of your lap
Add an extra-special feature to your site, and get customers to indulge.
Cheap ink, Spyware thieves and more
Natural disasters happen, and this company created just the product to help fix things up.
Voice-to-text technology can make text messaging a breeze
Don't drop that call--use these power-up options instead.