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Inside the June 2007 Issue
The bottom line is that your business comes down to one thing: sales. That's why we went straight to the source--the experts, entrepreneurs and even customers--to find out what really works.
With the instant success of their quirky creations, these toy-makers prove beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
How to bring new hands on deck--and keep them there.
Check-in kiosks are saving business travelers tons of time.
Quick, clever ways to boost your business' sales.
Would a strategic alliance be profitable for your business?
Can the ailing health insurance system be revived?
How some entrepreneurs handle sharing their handles.
These days, breakfast is the sunny side of the food business.
Let the ideas roll--with a little help from the R&E tax credit.
How to make your company a singular sensation.
Apple's foray into cell phones could make you drool.
Small businesses show more signs of optimism.
When you hit the beach this summer, hit these books, too.
A recent court ruling could put a damper on licensing.
The hope of easy access to space sparks sky-high innovation.
Keep your customer and employee data on lockdown.
Exercise your options with the latest high-tech features.
Want big buzz and stellar sales? Reap the rewards of building a community that gives you feedback about your product.
Some countries are easier to deal with than others.
Managing employees in Second Life.
Is your English-only policy open for misinterpretation?
Your competitor has just been taken over by a huge corporation. To stay ahead of the game, what should your next move be?
This entrepreneur's sales are on the rise after she cooked up a new company image.
A business coach may be just what your employees need to do their best.
Bankruptcy can sneak up on you if you aren't paying attention. To keep your business safe, be on the lookout for these warning signs.
It pays to find out more about Eastern European funds.
Look after employees' off-the-job health, too.
Save money with PIN-based transactions.
The scoop on funds of funds.
Possible changes coming in small business checking accounts.
Want help putting together your portfolio? Investment clubs are a great way to network and learn about stocks--while having fun, too.
Being dropped by your lender may feel like a huge setback, but your business is far from over. Here's how to rise above it.
Do you have the right bait to entice investors? Get them hooked--and get money for your business--with these tips.
This brewery's online venture soured, so its owners poured energy into their brick-and-mortar.
Get informed so you can do your taxes right.
Investing in a pal's business doesn't have to compromise your friendship--or your bank account.
On the web, customer testimonials speak louder than advertising.
Confidential data should be handled with care.
Learn how to steer clear of counterfeit merchandise.
Giving a formal sales presentation? Here are tips to make it memorable.
Make your business relevant to what's happening in the world.
Get a leg up on the competition by supporting charities.
Transforming promotional tees from drab to fab is this company's specialty.
When customers ask "why should I buy?" you can win their dollars--and their loyalty--by showing your competitive advantage.
The cost of your product can make or break a deal. Is your price on point?
Get the most bang for your marketing buck with these tips from an expert.
In tough times, which comes first: your business or your education? Start by exploring your options.
Get some attention and speed up your sales with an eBay blog.
Don't have the cash for big-ticket items? Look to leasing instead.
Think owning a franchise will stifle your creative side? These companies show how fun franchising can be.
A mother-daughter duo looks to the past to turn a kitchen staple into a modern fashion statement.
An eco-friendly solution to the ubiquitous wire hanger.
With a lot of knowledge and a little money, one man made it his mission to help companies get site visitors.
Find out all you can about patents, trademarks and copyrights now--your business will thank you later.
Your business won't make any headway without stellar sales. Here's all you need to know to grow at a rapid clip.
Brainstorming sessions can help you explore new ideas, discover solutions and reach your goals.
Print, scan, copy, fax--laser multifunctions do it all in a jiffy.
Netgear's handset lets you take both VoIP and traditional calls.
Wish there was some way you could manage all your critical business functions from anywhere? Meet NetSuite.
Spice up your customers' shopping experience with web tools that let you do just about anything, from one-click calling to webcasting.
For the man who started Wikipedia, community control means endless opportunity.
New mobile offerings add functionality to your phone.
Earphones for when you just want peace and quiet.
Kiss your cables goodbye--USB is going wireless.