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Inside the Summer 2008 Issue
Discover how to take your crafting hobby from downtime to big time.
Let's Get It Started
Follow these 50 steps to finding the franchise of your dreams.
Opening a tech support franchise gave Chris Long the freedom to be himself.
How did Craig Taylor build his franchise? By getting his hands dirty.
The most common question asked by prospective franchisees is, 'How much money can I make with this franchise?'
How one woman went from enduring corporate gloom to living the sweet life.
Brian Samilian took a swing at being a franchisee--and it's paying off.
Brad Cannon is finding fulfillment--and profits--through his senior-care franchise.
Uncle Sam wants you. You just have to know how to sell to him.
Government agencies often have websites with directories, resources and free online help for companies seeking their business.
Shoppers can't use their five senses online, so make sure your product photos say it all.
Maximize your talent by drawing from your other areas of expertise.
Here's a short list of what you must do and what you should consider before going after government business.
Ask a Lawyer
Can a startup on a budget use stock rather than cash as a hiring incentive?
Jim offers a few tips on how to structure your business and hit the ground running.
Joining a discussion group can help you handle your entrepreneurial fears.
College is one of the best times to start a business--just don't forget to have fun.
How you look and act can say a lot to your customers about your business.
Ready to move out of your house and into a real office? Here are some tips.
3 entrepreneurs reveal how they solved their startups' malfunctions.
A 10-step guide to transforming your obsession into a successful, moneymaking venture.
Websites, organizations, events and other tools to grow your business.
Is taking money out of your 401(k) to start a business ever a good idea?
Start up without breaking the bank. You can get all of these 3 tools for less than $1,000.
With worries about health, safety and the environment on everyone's mind, getting clean is going green. You, too, can join the cleanup crew--and watch sales sparkle.
There's never been a better time to start a children's enrichment business.
Entrepreneurs don't have to look any further than the nearest school to find a proper venue for their enrichment programs.
2 bookworms capitalize on a novel idea: putting the library online and book rentals in the mailbox.
Learn how to pinch your pennies during startup and build a successful business.
From the Air Force to entrepreneurship, this franchisee is flying higher than ever.
3 friends head to the garage to help customers get their acts together.
Sales And Marketing
Word-of-mouth from key influencers can get your business' stream of referrals flowing. Here's how.
Janet Lau's attempt to keep files organized resulted in a paper clip evolution.
One parent turned a small volunteer project into a fundraising powerhouse.
This entrepreneur used an old remedy to fight an even older problem.