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Inside the Spring 2009 Issue


Best Startup Markets for 2009

If you're looking to capitalize on the next big thing, it's all about knowing where to look and how to treat your customers. Here are 4 booming markets to keep an eye on this year.

10 Businesses Based on a Bad Economy

If you want to weather the storm, keep these industries in mind.

Startup from A to Z

Forget the ABCs you learned in grade school. This entrepreneurial alphabet has the terms you need to know to help your new business succeed.

You Don't Have to Quit Your Day Job

For many, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to starting a business while still employed.

Design Your Office Space

You don't have to break the bank to set up a home office that's both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Building a Support Team

Ensure that the people you work with have the skills necessary to expand your business.


Ask a Lawyer
You want your blog to attract a lot of search engine traffic, but if you go too far there's a risk that someone will sue you.
Ask Jim(R)
To fund a startup in the current economy, focus on your own capital.
Buying In
This serial entrepreneur hit it big as a franchisee.
Buying In
Your business can be a perfect platform for community service.
Money Matters
While online stores appear to have the low-cost advantage over brick-and-mortar locations, looks can be deceiving.
Sales And Marketing
Figure out who your best prospects are and then find them creative methods to reach that core group of customers.
Smart Ideas
The cake might not be real, but the money is.
Smart Ideas
This little blue cube is bringing in some serious green.
Smart Ideas
Dogs--and their owners--are helping this entrepreneur fetch some serious profits.
Smart Ideas
Dana Oliver's franchise lets her spend quality time with her daughter and still run her busienss.
Top 5
You can learn now from what these entrepreneurs wish they'd known then.
Biz 101
Budgeting is your most powerful business tool--learn how to use it.
Biz 101
Make sure your website includes all these must-haves.
Biz 101
3 experts weigh in on the latest industry trends.
Biz 101
Consider these questions before you jump in.
Biz 101
Give your biz a boost with the latest tech.
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