Entrepreneur: Latest from Mie- Yun Lee http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 26 Jul 2005 00:00:00 GMT Survey Says. Surveys and focus groups are like a target-market x-ray. Here's a primer on using these revealing research tools. Tue, 26 Jul 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/78964 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/78964 Surveys and focus groups are like a target-market x-ray. Here's a primer on using these revealing research tools. Upgrading Your Insurance Policy Your business has grown beyond the needs of the basic insurance policy you bought in the beginning. Now what? Tue, 16 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/73892 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/73892 Your business has grown beyond the needs of the basic insurance policy you bought in the beginning. Now what? Get With the Program! The cutting-edge applications in <i>Entrepreneur</i>'s 2003 Complete Guide to Software give new meaning to working smarter, not harder. Thu, 01 May 2003 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/61116 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/61116 The cutting-edge applications in <i>Entrepreneur</i>'s 2003 Complete Guide to Software give new meaning to working smarter, not harder. How to Choose a Temp Company Minimize your costs and find the best help available by following these guidelines for choosing a temporary staffing company. Mon, 17 Feb 2003 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/59650 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/59650 Minimize your costs and find the best help available by following these guidelines for choosing a temporary staffing company. Hire a Consultant to Do What You Can't Whether you're undertaking a new marketing campaign or installing a computer network, a consultant may have the answers to your questions. Mon, 03 Feb 2003 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/59174 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/59174 Whether you're undertaking a new marketing campaign or installing a computer network, a consultant may have the answers to your questions. Outsource Your HR Payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, tax compliance--erase those tasks from your to-do list by hiring an HR outsourcing firm. Mon, 23 Dec 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/58222 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/58222 Payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, tax compliance--erase those tasks from your to-do list by hiring an HR outsourcing firm. Furnish Your Office in Style Maximize space and improve communication with the right systems furniture in your office. Sun, 01 Dec 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/57766 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/57766 Maximize space and improve communication with the right systems furniture in your office. Beware the Toothless Dental Plan Not all dental plans are created equally. Learn what to look for so you can provide your employees with the best insurance. Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/57060 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/57060 Not all dental plans are created equally. Learn what to look for so you can provide your employees with the best insurance. Going After Overdue Accounts When those invoices just aren't getting paid, you may have to hire a collection agency. Here's how to find the right one. Mon, 14 Oct 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/56234 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/56234 When those invoices just aren't getting paid, you may have to hire a collection agency. Here's how to find the right one. Conducting Surveys and Focus Groups Check out these effective market research options that won't take a toll on your budget. Mon, 30 Sep 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/55680 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/55680 Check out these effective market research options that won't take a toll on your budget. Car Rental Tips Save on your business travel budget by renting smart. Mon, 29 Jul 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/53908 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/53908 Save on your business travel budget by renting smart. Increase Benefits Without Decreasing Your Funds Offer your employees group life insurance--an added benefit for them at a low cost to you. Mon, 01 Jul 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/53334 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/53334 Offer your employees group life insurance--an added benefit for them at a low cost to you. Protect Your Business With BOP Insurance Rather than buy property and liability insurance, go for the whole package with a business owner's policy. Mon, 17 Jun 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52882 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52882 Rather than buy property and liability insurance, go for the whole package with a business owner's policy. Factor Your Receivables for More Cash Need a quick cash infusion? A factoring service can help you out. Mon, 03 Jun 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52344 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52344 Need a quick cash infusion? A factoring service can help you out. Add an Accountant to Your Business Team Let an accountant handle your complex finances so you can concentrate on building your business. Mon, 13 May 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51810 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51810 Let an accountant handle your complex finances so you can concentrate on building your business. Ready to Ware 2002's upgrade to <i>Entrepreneur</i>'s Complete Guide to Software--and you don't even have to register it! Wed, 01 May 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51162 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51162 2002's upgrade to <i>Entrepreneur</i>'s Complete Guide to Software--and you don't even have to register it! Drum Up Publicity Ready to hit the papers with the latest news about your business? Hire a public relations firm to help out. Mon, 15 Apr 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50976 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50976 Ready to hit the papers with the latest news about your business? Hire a public relations firm to help out. Making Uniform Decisions If you need to outfit your employees, find out how to best implement a uniform program. Mon, 25 Mar 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50160 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50160 If you need to outfit your employees, find out how to best implement a uniform program. Time to Incorporate? Then you may want to hire an incorporation service. Find out what to look for here. Mon, 18 Mar 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50054 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50054 Then you may want to hire an incorporation service. Find out what to look for here. Cover Your Cars Make sure your fleet--even if it's just a fleet of one--is covered with commercial auto insurance. Mon, 11 Feb 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48982 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48982 Make sure your fleet--even if it's just a fleet of one--is covered with commercial auto insurance. Decipher Tricky Documents With a Translation Service Don't rely on your memories of 7th grade Spanish class--get those documents professionally translated. Mon, 28 Jan 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48502 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48502 Don't rely on your memories of 7th grade Spanish class--get those documents professionally translated. Tips for Buying Business Signs Get your name out there with the perfect signage for your business. Mon, 21 Jan 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48404 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48404 Get your name out there with the perfect signage for your business. Outsource Your Payroll Free up your time by letting an expert handle payroll. Mon, 17 Dec 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/47340 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/47340 Free up your time by letting an expert handle payroll. Buying Holiday Gifts Thank your clients and employees--and show off your good taste--by choosing the best holiday gifts. Wed, 05 Dec 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46842 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46842 Thank your clients and employees--and show off your good taste--by choosing the best holiday gifts. Managing Your Workers' Comp Costs Don't let this insurance necessity break your bank account. Mon, 26 Nov 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46520 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46520 Don't let this insurance necessity break your bank account. Get the Best Deal on Hotel Reservations Use these tactics to find the best hotel for your travel needs and budget. Mon, 12 Nov 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46256 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46256 Use these tactics to find the best hotel for your travel needs and budget. Equipment Leasing Get the facts on leasing before you sign on the dotted line. Mon, 05 Nov 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46026 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/46026 Get the facts on leasing before you sign on the dotted line. Starting a Retirement Plan with SEP-IRA Intimidated by retirement plans? A SEP-IRA offers you and your employees a simple way to plan for the future. Mon, 29 Oct 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/45630 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/45630 Intimidated by retirement plans? A SEP-IRA offers you and your employees a simple way to plan for the future. Why Buy Refurbished Equipment? Use your money smartly by spending less with refurbished equipment. Mon, 01 Oct 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/44784 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/44784 Use your money smartly by spending less with refurbished equipment. Protecting Your Business's Assets With a Safe Every business is vulnerable to theft. Avoid the worst-case scenario by keeping your valuables locked away in a sturdy safe. Mon, 24 Sep 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/44532 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/44532 Every business is vulnerable to theft. Avoid the worst-case scenario by keeping your valuables locked away in a sturdy safe.