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Features

Fast Forward

Find out how 10 entrepreneurs tapped into the power of eBay and made millions.

The Next Generation

Don't get left behind--try out these new software solutions for your business.

Columns

Almost Famous

In Full Bloom

Everything is coming up roses for this online organic florist.
Biz Travel

Don't Sweat It

Breeze through the summer travel season like a pro.
Books

Fail-Safe?

The power to succeed is at least partly in your hands.
Forward Features

Stuck in Neutral

Where is the SMB revolution?
Forward Features

Seniority Rules

Give the older generation the computing power it wants.
Forward Features

Where the Heart Is

Can you help employees become homeowners?
Forward Features

Intern Affairs

Experience-seeking college students bring an interesting dynamic to any workplace.
Forward Features

Free to Flow?

What would a multitiered internet system mean to you?
Forward Features

Ticket to Ride

The gas crisis is good news for fuel-efficient transportation businesses.
Forward Features

Shhhh!

Can holding your tongue help you gain big-name clients?
Insights

Bid on It

How online auctions will change retail as we know it
Tip Sheet

The Big Picture

Become a superstar by building an irresistible business image.
Wheels

Crossing Over

Find an eco-friendlier alternative to the SUV.
Hot Trend

Designed to Sell

Looking to innovate on a concept that already exists? Ordinary products get new life when they find the perfect blend of form and function.
Innovation Snapshot

A Bite of the Action

An imaginative inventor cashes in by adding some pizazz to the plain old toothbrush.
Global Village

Study Abroad

A cheat sheet to finding customers anywhere
Lead Snapshot

Give a Little

For one international entrepreneur, giving back is just part of smart business.
Legal

Fire Power

Does your employee handbook give you enough authority?
Smart Moves

Supporting Cast

Creating accessories for a hot-selling product line can be the path to quick riches, but it's also a very risky business.
Staff Smarts

On the Rebound

Did a good employee slip through your fingers? You have a second chance.
Dollar Signs

Death and Taxes

If you want your descendants to save on inheritance taxes find out why now's a good time to start handing over the family business.
Funds

Have No Fear

Don't let the lingo scare you off this biotech fund.
Insurance

Know Your Stuff

Make insurance claims easier by documenting what you own.
Money Snapshot

No Sale

Been turned down? You can still come to a profitable arrangement with your prospects.
Personal Finance

Playing House

With interest rates rising and the surge in home prices slowing down, It's time to rethink how you play the financing game.
Raising Money

Sound Structure

There are plenty of strategies you can use to fund your business's growth. The trick is picking the one that suits your company best.
Rich Returns

Common Cause

What's the key to finding the right team? Hire people with a passion for your mission.
Tax Talk

New Set of Rules

Recent changes may affect you--for better or worse.
Net Sales

Rock-Solid Leads

Beef up your subscriber list the right way by making sure your online newsletter only goes to people who really want it.
Real Deal

Mind Games

Find out what's really going on in your opponent's head.
Retail Register

Help Is On the Way

Resuscitate your retail biz without spending big bucks.
Sales Force

The Price Is Right

But what should reps do if the customer disagrees?
Sales Success

Be a Selling Superstar

How can you make sure you shine in your customers' eyes? Adopt the top 5 traits clients say their favorite salespeople share.
Sell Snapshot

See and Be Seen

They may be backstage, but the products in this celeb retreat won't be secrets for long.
Tactics

Crunch Time

Your business may be on a budget, but you can still pump up your visibility. These 8 proven tactics will get you noticed on the cheap.
Biz 101

Web of Neglect

If your site's outdated, you could be paying the price--in customers.
Biz 101

Left in the Lurch?

How one company moved past a partner's sudden departure
Biz 101

Up & Up

Think you have what it takes to start a business in a super-hot market?
Biz U

Help Me, I'm a Student

Hit up power players for advice now--while you're young and nonthreatening.
eBay Entrepreneur

Higher Learning

When it comes to eBay, the more you learn, the more you can earn. Waste no time in wising up with these tools.
Opportunities

A New Model

A franchise adds oomph to an already-thriving moving business.
Opportunities

Deliciously Cool

One franchisee reaps the sweet rewards of owning a frozen custard shop.
Smart Ideas

Smart Ideas 05/06

Thrill-seeking adventures, rockin' music classes and more
Startup Features

Fresh Faces

A look at the top 50 new franchises of 2006
Startup Features

Mother of Invention

What can going to the nation's biggest invention trade show do for your product? We followed one business to find out.
Success Coach

Stop the Madness?

You can't stop the chaos around you, but you can rein in its power.
Whats Your Problem

Can I Lie About My Experience?

How to get real-world experience in a short amount of time
Buyers Guide

Photo Op

Digital cameras keep getting better, and now's a great time to upgrade.
Connections

Battery Included

Power outage? Here's an outlet-free way to revive your dead device.
Digital Edge

The Near Future

The next communications boom will seamlessly connect your devices.
Net Profits

All Fired Up

Should you redesign your site for Firefox?
Net Profits

Taking Off

Partnering with a site like Amazon.com can put the wind in your sails.
Tech Snapshot

Zillow Talk

An innovative site is romancing homeowners, buyers and sellers with juicy data for free.
Wireless

True Blue

Be on the lookout for a new, faster bluetooth.
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