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Inside the May 2008 Issue


Shining Stars

Business is booming for the fastest-growing businesses in America. What can you learn from their success?

How Sweet It Is

The Farid brothers knew exactly what customers were craving: a fresh and tasty take on floral bouquets.

When Duty Calls

For the military, only the best will do. So Denise Gilchrist sets her company apart by emphasizing quality.

Water Works

Who says entrepreneurial success and environmental conservation can't go hand in hand? Certainly not this pair.

Ahead of the Pack

The sales keep piling up for this self-storage company, thanks to some major investments and a spectacular team.


Almost Famous
A focus on the environment brings in the dough for these pizza entrepreneurs.
Doing Good
For some, starting a business is all about natural beauty.
Edge Features
Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, Xing--the glut of social networking sites can make it impossible to decide where to spend your time and energy. Here are a few new networks to consider.
Edge Features
Don't be afraid to lighten up--especially if you're the boss.
Edge Features
Whether it's the love of a good bargain, the shaky economy or the growing desire to reduce, reuse and recycle, shoppers are flocking to resale shops.
Edge Features
Here's one handout you don't want to pass up.
Edge Features
In the world of nanotechnology, good things come in really small packages.
Moving On
For most entrepreneurs, quality of life will be a key consideration in any relocation decision.
Don't want to have your next meeting in a hotel? There are plenty of stunning spaces in museums, parks and municipal buildings that break the stale conference room mold.
GMC's new Topkick is a versatile solution for all your commercial needs.
Excitement roared into Florida as women entrepreneurs took over the Miami Beach Convention Center for the second annual Women in Charge conference, hosted by Entrepreneur and OPEN from American Express.
Check out a few of the latest must-haves for when you're on the road.
Our travel picks for 2008 offer the best in comfort, innovation and convenience--so you can get the most out of your trip.
Rich Returns
To succeed in business, your power players must be social, stable and smart, but most of all, they must win.
With the U.S. housing market in a shambles, investors are betting on foreign real estate.
Today, looks matter more than ever in our society. Are you and your staff facing the facts?
Wise Guy
Make sure your message is loud and clear by following the 10/20/30 rule of Powerpoint.
How can I play one bank against another to get a lower interest rate on my business loan?
Better safe than sorry, right? Here's how to safeguard your business from customers' credit woes.
Money Buzz
Raise money for your business before the downturn catches up with you first.
Money Buzz
The top 5 signs that you're relying too much on your business credit card
Could a new wave of social lending sites be a good place for your investment dollars?
Raising Money
Entrepreneurs are competing for the gold--and getting much more in the process.
When market pressures forced these entrepreneurs to re-evaluate, going nuts was not an option.
Biz U
Searching for a business partner in college? Don't rule out your professors.
Make the most of everyone you meet by turning acquaintances into contacts.
These days, everyone's blogging. Is it time for your business to join the club?
Get your books on track with tips from author and expert Julie Aydlott.
Money Matters
Check out these wise ways to benefit from today's low interest rates--without hurting tomorrow.
Net Profits
Mobile devices with internet connectivity are becoming the norm. Is your website ready?
Net Profits
Online video is heating up, which means big opportunities for startups.
With their unique concept, a couple is helping seniors in more ways than one.
An entrepreneur brings something new to the place she calls home.
Smart Ideas
Give Your plastic some style.
Smart Ideas
A former flight attendant is raking in profits as she seals in flavor
Smart Ideas
These self-taught repairmen became self-made successes
Startup Features
We asked the author of Making Millions Selling on QVC, Nick Romer, about what it takes to get your product on their network.
Startup Features
Be ready to roll when the cameras do, and you'll be a home shopping star.
Startup Features
Opportunities abound for entrepreneurs as home shopping hits its peak.
Startup Features
With millions of viewers tuning in, home shopping networks are the perfect place to launch and grow your business.
Startup Features
Presenting the 110 leading franchises in their categories
Success Coach
One small step for you can mean giant leaps for your business.
Best Practices
A slow economy doesn't have to spell trouble. There are always new ways to move forward.
This month's books focus on fun and future.
If your employees' dining habits are breaking deals, teach them to mind their manners.
Make the most of local search--and watch your sales soar.
Business ethics aren't the same everywhere, so stay on the right side of the law.
Make outdoor events your ticket to getting noticed this spring.
Feeling stale? Head into uncharted territory to see opportunities with new eyes.
How did one couple reach out to the Hispanic business community? By speaking the same language.
Work Force
If you rely on teenage workers, you may have noticed there's a shortage. What's going on?
Buyers Guide
The big screen makes its debut in the office.
Free up your hands with an adapter that streams calls and tunes through your car speakers.
Digital Edge
The new crop of online databases is the most worker-friendly yet.
Editors Pick
Need more viewing space but can't spare desk space? Look to your right.
Online video testimonials let your customers do the talking.
One company grabbed the spotlight at the biggest tech trade show of all.
Tech Buzz
Tools for boosting your web presence
Tech Buzz
Here are 3 smart, stylish ways to tote your laptop.
Web Sight
Boost sales by getting to know your online customers, no matter where they are.
Stop hauling countless power adapters and plug in to convenience.
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