Inside the May 2008 Issue
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Features

Shining Stars

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

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.

How Sweet It Is

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

Ahead of the Pack

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

Columns

Almost Famous

Pizza Fusion

A focus on the environment brings in the dough for these pizza entrepreneurs.
Doing Good

Friend or Foam

For some, starting a business is all about natural beauty.
Edge Features

All in Good Fun

Don't be afraid to lighten up--especially if you're the boss.
Edge Features

Need a Boost?

Here's one handout you don't want to pass up.
Edge Features

Good as New

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

Reach Out

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

Small Wonders

In the world of nanotechnology, good things come in really small packages.
Moving On

That's Life

For most entrepreneurs, quality of life will be a key consideration in any relocation decision.
Travel

Set the Scene

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.
Wheels

Tough Trucks

GMC's new Topkick is a versatile solution for all your commercial needs.
Women

Wonder Women

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.
Features

Travel Tech Tidbits

Check out a few of the latest must-haves for when you're on the road.
Features

First Class

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

Playing to Win

To succeed in business, your power players must be social, stable and smart, but most of all, they must win.
TheStreet.com

Not in My Backyard

With the U.S. housing market in a shambles, investors are betting on foreign real estate.
View

Looking Good

Today, looks matter more than ever in our society. Are you and your staff facing the facts?
Wise Guy

Rule of Thumb

Make sure your message is loud and clear by following the 10/20/30 rule of Powerpoint.
Advisor

The Going Rate

How can I play one bank against another to get a lower interest rate on my business loan?
Currency

In a Pinch

Better safe than sorry, right? Here's how to safeguard your business from customers' credit woes.
Money Buzz

In Too Deep?

The top 5 signs that you're relying too much on your business credit card
Money Buzz

It's Go Time

Raise money for your business before the downturn catches up with you first.
Portfolio

Between Peers

Could a new wave of social lending sites be a good place for your investment dollars?
Raising Money

Prize Surprise

Entrepreneurs are competing for the gold--and getting much more in the process.
Snapshot

Snack Attack

When market pressures forced these entrepreneurs to re-evaluate, going nuts was not an option.
Biz U

Teacher's Pet

Searching for a business partner in college? Don't rule out your professors.
First

3-2-1 Contacts

Make the most of everyone you meet by turning acquaintances into contacts.
Hype

The New Frontier

These days, everyone's blogging. Is it time for your business to join the club?
Launch

Budget Sense

Get your books on track with tips from author and expert Julie Aydlott.
Money Matters

Smart Moves

Check out these wise ways to benefit from today's low interest rates--without hurting tomorrow.
Net Profits

Jump In

Online video is heating up, which means big opportunities for startups.
Net Profits

Cool Tool

Mobile devices with internet connectivity are becoming the norm. Is your website ready?
Opportunities

Coffee Talk

An entrepreneur brings something new to the place she calls home.
Opportunities

Help is Here

With their unique concept, a couple is helping seniors in more ways than one.
Smart Ideas

Pictures That Pop

Give Your plastic some style.
Smart Ideas

Quick Fix

These self-taught repairmen became self-made successes
Smart Ideas

Keep it Fresh

A former flight attendant is raking in profits as she seals in flavor
Startup Features

Big Break

With millions of viewers tuning in, home shopping networks are the perfect place to launch and grow your business.
Startup Features

Hot Stuff

Opportunities abound for entrepreneurs as home shopping hits its peak.
Startup Features

Your Big Debut

Be ready to roll when the cameras do, and you'll be a home shopping star.
Startup Features

All The Best

Presenting the 110 leading franchises in their categories
Startup Features

Q & A With a QVC Veteran

We asked the author of Making Millions Selling on QVC, Nick Romer, about what it takes to get your product on their network.
Success Coach

Step by Step

One small step for you can mean giant leaps for your business.
Best Practices

Buckle Down

A slow economy doesn't have to spell trouble. There are always new ways to move forward.
Books

'Levity' and 'Awakening'

This month's books focus on fun and future.
Buzz

How Rude!

If your employees' dining habits are breaking deals, teach them to mind their manners.
Clicks

Close to Home

Make the most of local search--and watch your sales soar.
Global

Do the Right Thing

Business ethics aren't the same everywhere, so stay on the right side of the law.
Marketing

Word on the Street

Make outdoor events your ticket to getting noticed this spring.
Sell

Fresh Perspective

Feeling stale? Head into uncharted territory to see opportunities with new eyes.
Snapshot

Talk to Me

How did one couple reach out to the Hispanic business community? By speaking the same language.
Work Force

The Young and the Restless

If you rely on teenage workers, you may have noticed there's a shortage. What's going on?
Buyers Guide

Now See This

The big screen makes its debut in the office.
Connections

How Handy

Free up your hands with an adapter that streams calls and tunes through your car speakers.
Digital Edge

Make it Easy

The new crop of online databases is the most worker-friendly yet.
Editors Pick

Side Order

Need more viewing space but can't spare desk space? Look to your right.
Mobility

Show and Tell

Online video testimonials let your customers do the talking.
Snapshot

Show Stopper

One company grabbed the spotlight at the biggest tech trade show of all.
Tech Buzz

Bag It

Here are 3 smart, stylish ways to tote your laptop.
Tech Buzz

Weave Your Web

Tools for boosting your web presence
Web Sight

The Personal Touch

Boost sales by getting to know your online customers, no matter where they are.
Wireless

Learn to Adapt

Stop hauling countless power adapters and plug in to convenience.
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