December 2006 Issue
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Now that we've uncovered the most popular business trends for 2007, it's up to you to strike while they're hot.
The latest commercial vehicles are green, mean and loaded with extras.
Get the answers to your crucial business questions in the last of our three-part series.
This trendy beverage boutique attracts the youth market in droves.
Using a corporate credit card has some material advantages.
Ever wonder what makes successful people tick? One book works it out.
Is it time to spin off part of your company?
IPOs have gotten tougher, but entrepreneurs have some alternatives up their sleeves.
Keep gas prices from pushing employees over the edge.
Your good habits can rub off on your business.
Don't let technology get the better of your behavior.
Instant messaging is gaining favor as a business tool.
The middle class is scaling back, but you need not pay the price.
Hiring may be down, but paychecks are still growing.
With the mobile web changing, sites are getting ready to go.
How one entrepreneur built something out of nothing
The latest luxury cars combine comfort and fuel efficiency.
How customers can help you get creative.
You could uncover your next big product using tech transfer.
Banking on biotech, this innovator sees a cleaner future in enzymes.
Flexible display technologies will change the way you do business.
Protect against losses with trade credit insurance.
Should you conduct ongoing background checks on your employees?
Can you keep spouses from working together?
Your employees are feeling more socially isolated. Should you help?
Don't let the peace and quiet of rural life fool you--it could make your business boom.
Establishing ethics standards makes sense for your bottom line.
Have stock options lost their sparkle? Maybe--but this compensation tool can still be useful if you know how to do it right.
A fund tunes in to growing media & telecom industries.
The right EAP is good for employees--and for you.
Pitfalls to avoid when setting up a college fund.
Adding cash to your investment portfolio.
Hiring fiduciary advisors for your employees.
Finding credible investment advice in the endless supply online can be a daunting task. Here's how to get started.
Even successful businesses have debt, but how much is too much? Learning how to manage debt is what can put you ahead.
Do your problems stem from a lost company mission?
A new virtual marketplace takes the subjectivity out of valuing a business.
Lower your tax bill with last-minute adjustments.
So you made a bad deal. Learn from it, and move on.
Grow your bottom line by pumping up individual sales.
Everyone gets burned out at times, but you can take steps to recharge.
Ideas for holiday gift-giving.
A marketing agency taps into the selling power of businesses on their best behavior.
And as a marketing method, it's downright unbeatable. Get customers to spread the word about your business with 3 simple strategies.
Fundraising, marketing and location shopping are all in a day's work.
Take your business where you want it by networking.
Your academic experience doesn't have to be all about the grade.
Use eBay's security measures to avoid falling prey to online scams.
Does your bank go above and beyond?
A TV show built nationwide buzz. Now these franchisees are serving it up in their local community.
A franchisee finds her calling selling cell phones.
To lessen the pain of a family tragedy, one woman dressed up her crutches and found a fashionable calling.
Making money off university rivalries.
Keeping startup costs low put this golf aficionado in the green.
If you have a passion for a cause, starting a nonprofit could be for you.
Getting laid off may feel like an unhappy ending, but it could be where your franchise story begins.
To help boost your business, focus on what you do best.
No matter where your business travels take you, one of these GPS devices will help you find the best route to get there.
Power solutions keep the gabbing going in out-of-the-way places.
Upgrading your site is an investment, but it could pay off handsomely.
Other small businesses could be some of your site's best customers.
Draw in new business by writing a helpful, well-researched web article.
Thinking inside the box led this entrepreneur to develop a novel shipping system.
Keeping track of search engine marketing.
Tools to keep you on top of your company's reputation
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