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Inside the August 2006 Issue
Ready to ramp up your sales--fast? Our 30-day action plan takes your business to new heights.
Make these top trends part of your marketing mix.
Celebs, fashion editors and beach-goers give the stamp of approval to mix-and-match bathing suits with an international flair.
Want the travel amenities you're used to? Be ready to pay up.
A new book doesn't bend to old business adages.
Why some consumers just say no to new purchases
Social networking sites spark unofficial background checks.
Investors are making a cautious return to online startups.
An addictive brainteaser can beget entrepreneurial gold.
This philanthropic fund is encouraging business growth, but will it start a trend?
The SBA's corruption scandals should fuel your fire.
A Burning Man bohemian and business owner helps clean up after Katrina.
Don't go on luck: Know the odds.
Look hot and feel even hotter in an exotic car.
This entrepreneur is making a difference for women in tech--and her SMB clients.
An entrepreneur takes his blues to the streets.
Seeking company innovation? Look to your staff for collaboration.
Spur brilliant ideas by spicing up employees' surroundings.
Innovations in battery life.
This entrepreneur found a business idea in a material that sparked his creativity.
Here's a cheaper way to ship international orders.
If you think a retirement plan doesn't matter to recent college graduates, think again.
When online grocers started closing shop, a family-owned store grabbed the market.
Is it OK to share a lawyer with a close competitor?
Prepare your business for the outbreak of bird flu or any other possible pandemic before you're really in trouble.
Office ombuds help smooth conflicts--without litigation.
Want to see your company's latest data? A dashboard puts all the information you need in one clear display.
Stocks or bonds? How about something in between?
Consider offering employees long-term care insurance.
An investment alternative for risky times
The basics on Section 1031 exchanges.
One man is improving fellow entrepreneurs' odds of winning government contracts.
Retirement might be easy, but it's not free--it takes some serious saving. How much exactly? That's the million-dollar question.
With export financing options limited, some states are helping U.S. businesses go global. Could your company do with a ticket abroad?
However hard high oil prices hit the economy, you can be prepared.
Go on--get some credit for your company's research.
Don't let a deal destroy your friendship.
Wake up to a market that could bring you big bucks.
Rejection got you down? Pick yourself up, and turn that no into a yes.
Door-to-door sales are back.
In the war against Starbucks, independent coffeehouses have a viral marketer on their side.
When it comes to your image, are you hitting hard or striking out? Cover all your bases with these 4 critical elements of a winning brand.
Turn a secret family recipe into a not-so-secret success.
Love to travel? Look abroad for new entrepreneurship opportunities.
Students are learning business strategy by playing entrepreneur.
New customers are out there, but they might not be on eBay--yet. Use a website to show them the way to your business.
Entrepreneurs tap into America's taste for fine wine with new wine bar and retail store opportunities.
Inflatable chairs, pest-repelling trash bags and internet marketing.
Looking to raise capital for your new business? Start by approaching the people who know you best.
Love, money, relationships, contracts... learn to navigate the complexities of owning a family franchise.
Want to improve business? The secret is in how you relate to customers.
Whats Your Problem
Insure your business from the start.
Pick up the pace with a gigabit ethernet switch for your network.
Who wins the battle between the bells and cable companies? You do.
It's a wild ride, but haggling with your cell carrier can pay off.
Looking for new markets? A microsite could help you reach them.
Don't risk losing your corner of the web by letting it expire.
Having trouble attracting readers to your blog? With the right voice, your popularity in cyberspace will soar.
Time for a new mouse?
Learn how podcasting can help your business.
Broadband internet access for rural regions.
No need to look overseas--thanks to one entrepreneur, tech talent is just around the corner.
VoIP is wasting no time in going wireless.