Summer 2008 Issue
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Discover how to take your crafting hobby from downtime to big time.
Here's a short list of what you must do and what you should consider before going after government business.
Maximize your talent by drawing from your other areas of expertise.
Shoppers can't use their five senses online, so make sure your product photos say it all.
Government agencies often have websites with directories, resources and free online help for companies seeking their business.
Uncle Sam wants you. You just have to know how to sell to him.
Brad Cannon is finding fulfillment--and profits--through his senior-care franchise.
Brian Samilian took a swing at being a franchisee--and it's paying off.
How one woman went from enduring corporate gloom to living the sweet life.
The most common question asked by prospective franchisees is, 'How much money can I make with this franchise?'
How did Craig Taylor build his franchise? By getting his hands dirty.
Opening a tech support franchise gave Chris Long the freedom to be himself.
Follow these 50 steps to finding the franchise of your dreams.
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.
Websites, organizations, events and other tools to grow your business.
A 10-step guide to transforming your obsession into a successful, moneymaking venture.
3 entrepreneurs reveal how they solved their startups' malfunctions.
Ready to move out of your house and into a real office? Here are some tips.
How you look and act can say a lot to your customers about your business.
College is one of the best times to start a business--just don't forget to have fun.
Joining a discussion group can help you handle your entrepreneurial fears.
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.
Entrepreneurs don't have to look any further than the nearest school to find a proper venue for their enrichment programs.
There's never been a better time to start a children's enrichment business.
Learn how to pinch your pennies during startup and build a successful business.
2 bookworms capitalize on a novel idea: putting the library online and book rentals in the mailbox.
3 friends head to the garage to help customers get their acts together.
From the Air Force to entrepreneurship, this franchisee is flying higher than ever.
Sales And Marketing
Word-of-mouth from key influencers can get your business' stream of referrals flowing. Here's how.
This entrepreneur used an old remedy to fight an even older problem.
One parent turned a small volunteer project into a fundraising powerhouse.
Janet Lau's attempt to keep files organized resulted in a paper clip evolution.