July 2007 Issue
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Finding the right VC is a lot like dating-networking, friendly introductions and sheer luck all play a role. Discover how 3 entrepreneurs met their VCs and started lasting relationships that helped their businesses grow.
A company's simple yet refined T-shirts are a perfect fit for customers in more than 20 countries.
How to offset travel's toxic toll on the environment.
Next up? Finding out what'll be big before anyone else does.
The empowerment zone program held lots of promise. So why didn't it deliver?
Mixed martial arts gyms are where the action is.
Look online for funding by the people, for the people.
A child's imagination can make for a bright business idea.
Online video can breathe new life into your business.
How entrepreneurs are coping with the new postal rates.
Is London the new Silicon Valley?
Eyeing a new truck? Here are some to make you swoon.
If you want to get a VC's attention, you need to make a stronger statement than that. Here's how.
Tighter security doesn't mean tougher trade.
That employee who came to work today in a bad mood could actually be a very good thing for your company.
Prevent liability hassles by eliminating hazards.
Sure, hindsight is 20/20, but foresight could be, too. Here's how you can catch more business blunders before they happen.
Doing things the old-fashioned way keeps business booming for these card crafters.
Writing skills are vital for today's employees, but few have them.
Excess inventory can eat up your cash, so ditch the superfluous stock and use better management practices to keep your business booming.
Precious natural resources make this fund a real find.
Find out if you need coverage in case of a terrorist attack.
Pick up your phone to pick up the tab.
There's plenty of room in your portfolio for stocks--but to ride the wave of market volatility, diversify with bonds, too.
Choosing a bank with fewer lending limitations will keep you from hitting a credit roadblock when you need financing most.
You may be passionate about your vision, but are your employees sold on it, too? Get them pumped about your company's mission.
Here's how one insurance company takes corporate philanthropy to the next level.
Why you should steer clear of bogus corporate entities.
Purchasing another home has its perks. To make the most of them, get the facts before you buy.
To attract customers near and far, optimize your blog for search engines.
When making deals, it pays to mind your manners.
Loyalty programs remind customers to buy from you.
To make the sale, you need to do what's difficult.
Promote a charity and your business.
Want better results from your e-mail marketing, but don't know where to start?
Looking for ideas? Check out these three great marketing resources--which also happen to be free.
Devotion to the culture and lifestyle of her core audience keeps this action sports marketer on top of her game.
Create emotionally invested customers by injecting your unique personality into every aspect of your business.
You may be hoping for your big break--but can you actually handle it?
Widgets go mobile--with companies vying for a chunk of the change.
Learn how to negotiate successfully with big companies--even if you're just starting out.
Got questions? eBay's got answers. Here's where to find them.
An angel group could be your startup's savior.
Opening his franchise on a tight schedule wasn't easy, but Jim Solis was up to the challenge.
A staffing agency finds its niche pairing moms and others with jobs that match their schedules.
Where others saw nothing but desert, a couple looking to train divers saw an ocean of possibilities.
What began as a simple hip-hop site has grown into a million-dollar business.
The best part about starting small is that there's no limit to how far you can go. These entrepreneurs launched their businesses with less than $1,000, but now they're making millions--and so can you.
Break down barriers and achieve even your loftiest goals by creating a positive mindset.
Pick up one of these camcorders and join the digital video revolution.
Get cheek-to-cheek with low-cost, personal videoconferencing.
Marrying maps to data is simple--and it can get your business moving.
Need a tool that will help you get a jump on market research and customer feedback? Look no further than online polls.
Free up your crucial resources by outsourcing fulfillment.
It's not just for computers anymore--these guys are bringing broadband to a TV near you.
Is number crunching crashing your computer?
Harness the power of social networking sites.
Before you dish out your dollars for an HDTV, consider its dual purpose.
VoIP is stepping out of the office and hitting the road.