March 2006 Issue
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Good: Learning best business practices by working for a legendary company. Better: Applying that knowledge to a business of your own.
Gulf Coast entrepreneurs put the pieces back together after Hurricane Katrina.
With keen eyes for detail, these longtime friends have mastered the art of creating top-notch nightclubs and restaurants.
Need a bed in the city that never sleeps? Here's where to go.
A simple equation can help boost your sales.
What a housing bubble could mean for your business
Buying software licenses just got a little less expensive.
Watch out for the new wave of computer snooping.
How some states are easing the health-insurance burden
Angel investing in early stage companies lags, but are investors latent or just late?
Products made of unexpected materials showcase creativity.
The trend in SMB hiring is pointing to long-term quality over short-term quantity.
Are tax incentives to attract businesses unconstitutional?
In business, imitation is more than a form of flattery.
Be the star of your next presentation with these tips for wowing your audience.
What exactly is the price of chatting while on the road?
Entrepreneurs are turning environmental problems into opportunities.
A diamond manufacturer is crafting new uses for an age-old treasure.
Don't get swindled by overseas customers.
An entrepreneur learns coming back as CEO requires thinking about business in a new way.
When the corporation doesn't protect its owner
When growing your business, you know you can't do it all on your own. But could you be outsourcing too much?
Is hiring an entrepreneurial-minded employee a big risk or a smart bet?
It's time to give your credit report its annual checkup. If you find any bugs, kill 'em fast to help keep your business nice and healthy.
Spice up your portfolio with a Latin American fund.
Protect employees from a health insurance loophole.
One entrepreneur is making his IPO really pop by advertising directly to his customers.
Negotiating a VC investment can be tricky. So does it pay to spell out your terms to potential investors from the get-go?
Collecting for a good cause may be the sales training your company needs.
New tax laws for 2006 could benefit your business.
Before they go, give your website visitors a reason to stay--or to come back later--with a well-timed exit pop-up.
Partnering up? Know what you're getting into first.
Turn your store into a sensory experience.
Use an elevator speech to captivate customers.
Are you ready to open the doors to a new industry? Here are some strategies for getting up to speed and winning sales.
Want devoted customers? Don't just sell them a product--make an impact on their lives.
Whether it's a parade or a 10K run, make your event sponsorship dollars count for everyone involved by following these tips.
What's the wildest thing you've ever done to grab a client?
Showing great resilience, our young entrepreneur doesn't let unexpected obstacles derail her business plans.
Your startup can make customers smile if you let them design their own retail experiences.
Always the first to spot a trend on campus? Now be the first to profit from it, too.
Build your eBay business on a strong legal foundation to keep the bids coming.
Franchising gives freedom and clarity to a lifetime technophile.
Two Texans ask, "what's easy to make but delicious to eat?" and find an answer in a sandwich shop.
Comfortable gaming, dishes that cool food and more
Get moving with our ranking of the top 101 homebased franchises.
These weekend warriors launched successful businesses in their spare time. Find out how you can put your free hours to work, too.
Though your route may curve, you can still make your way to your goal.
Whats Your Problem
How you can use existing skills to start your own homebased business.
If you need to rev up your wi-fi now, a pre-n router could do the trick.
Take VoIP for a spin to find out if it's right for your company.
If you're a Microsoft office junkie, this accounting program might be the all-in-one tool you need to bring your business's books in line.
When it comes to customer service on the web, think big.
A plan can help you keep your website running in a time of crisis.
Turning cell phone screens into tiny TVs has become big business for this pair.
A new wireless standard is on the way, but when?