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Inside the Summer 2007 Issue


What's the Big Idea?

With the right knowledge, a little luck and a lot of perseverance, you, too, can turn your big idea into a million-dollar business.

It's Your Party

Home parties are all the rage. Here's how to get in on the fun.

Direct Hit

No more beating around the bush--these 10 expert tips will help you create a successful direct-sales business.

Straight to the Top

Who says youth is wasted on the young? Meet 7 entrepreneurs who've hit it big before their 25th birthdays.

Art of the Sale

Your sales prospects may not think they have the need, power or budget to invest in your product. Here's how to change their minds.


Biz 101
There's plenty of opportunity in the multibillion-dollar NASCAR scene.
Biz 101
Take advantage of free publicity by playing your PR cards right.
Biz 101
Think before you speak--and watch your words pay off.
Biz 101
Check out these resources that any startup can use.
Biz 101
Young employees add spunk to your startup--if you manage them right.
Biz 101
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Hot Biz
T-shirt businesses are simple to start and have low upfront costs. Did we mention their potential is unlimited?
House Calls
Here's how to tell if medical billing is a viable business opportunity for you.
Launch Pad
A hot recipe and national distribution made sales sizzle for this sauce company.
Legal Qanda
Launching a content-driven site? Protect yourself against lawsuits with these 4 must-have features.
Mom Biz
Get encouragement and advice from other entrepreneurial moms.
Money Matters
Use barter to build your business.
A love of golf and prior sales experience put a franchisee right on course.
A former lifeguard keeps cool with his frozen beverage franchise.
Sales And Marketing
Online marketing is key to business success. Here's how to get started.
Second Act
Retirement savings could be a source of startup funds--but proceed with caution.
Smart Ideas
By giving kids a fun, safe way to learn to surf and skateboard, this pair of avid surfers found more time to play.
Smart Ideas
An innovative way to sell ads brings this entrepreneur success.
Smart Ideas
Helping families archive their memories.
Success Coach
Having doubts about your business or abilities? That's normal--just use them to your advantage.
Success Stories
One woman's search for her favorite threads turned up a cool business.
Success Stories
A desire to help customers--and their owners--spells success.
Success Stories
A tasty opportunity has entrepreneurs asking, "Dinner, anyone?"
Success Stories
This company's approach to direct sales? Let the good times roll.
Tech Talk
Don't miss a beat with business tools that keep you going while on the road.
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