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Inside the Spring 2008 Issue

Features

Up & Running

You can do a lot in 30 days--like start a business. Follow these steps to get going in less than a month.

Feel the Heat

We've got the hottest business ideas for 2008--and sizzling tips for getting in on the action.

Strapped for Cash?

Getting money to fund a startup can be a major challenge for newbie entrepreneurs--but don't worry, we've got some ideas.

The More, the Merrier?

Make sure your business doesn't have too many cooks.

I Now Pronounce You...

Running a business with your spouse has its share of hurdles, but the finish line can be worth the effort.

Two's Company

Is your dynamic duo likely to become an explosive one? Before jumping into a business partnership, ask yourself these 7 key questions.

The Next Steps

You've decided to take the plunge. Now what?

10 Reasons to Buy a Franchise

When it comes to buying a franchise, the ultimate question isn't "Should I?" but "Why not?"

Columns

Ask a Lawyer
What you need to juggle several startups at once.
Ask Jim(R)
Ask the answer man and you shall receive.
Features
Could the military be knocking at your door--your business's door, that is?
Features
Here are a few of the easiest ways to do it
Features
Is your idea destined for the big leagues? See if it meets these standards first.
Features
Need a manufacturer that understands you and your business? Research is key.
Features
Using contests to garner interest in your products is a win-win.
Features
When it comes to getting help, business owners are finding it pays to go virtual.
Money Matters
While enticing, credit cards may not be the best way to finance your startup.
Success Coach
Get your business flying with a little inspiration and watch as impossible feats seem more and more possible.
Tech Talk
On the road, in the office or somewhere in between? Here's how to stay connected.
Ecopreneur
It's a jungle out there with all the green products and services to choose from. So start a business that helps consumers sort through it all.
Hot Biz
Uncover trends before everyone else does--and build a business with staying power.
Launch Pad
Allison O'Kelly helps working moms like herself climb the ranks--without sacrificing the mom part along the way.
Opportunities
A hurricane and marketing woes couldn't keep these persistent franchisees down.
Opportunities
Between raising kids and raising sales, these franchisees found a way to have it all.
Sales And Marketing
Want a formula for overcoming objections? The key is to ask the right questions.
Smart Ideas
This entrepreneur's painting the town--and doing it comfortably.
Smart Ideas
This sports nut turned a childhood game into a successful business.
Smart Ideas
For Julie Dix, adding soft satin tags to her son's blanket led to the creation of a multimillion-dollar business.
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