February 2007 Issue
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Heading up a successful company today is a lot different than it was 50 years ago. What skills do you need to lead your business to success--not just today but also in the future?
You might have heard of Web 2.0, but do you know what this new version of the internet means for your business? Get in step with the more collaborative, more interactive web of the future.
Their frozen yogurt is so good, customers will break the law for a taste of the nonfat dessert.
Using a private jet is more affordable than you might think.
Learn what's keeping your company from moving forward.
Want to start catering to a new demographic? Here's how.
Businesses are using an innovative tool to see what their futures may hold.
As consumers flee the 'burbs, they'll need help from you.
Debunking the myth that most startups crash and burn.
and VCs want in on your hot new company.
Tune in to the opportunities citywide Wi-Fi projects bring.
With these GPS-equipped phones, you won't have to ask.
What can you learn from how Starbucks brews success?
Should you take your business to the virtual world?
If all you want is a little respect, read on.
Give your sales a checkup by analyzing crucial data.
Rainforest Cafe founder's entrepreneurial adventures.
Rely on these all-around standouts to polish your image.
From flooring to furnishings to T-shirts, bamboo products are catching on.
Think fast to be more innovative in your branding.
This entrepreneur's clever device has consumers seeing things in a better light.
How to deal with an employee you suspect has a psychiatric disorder.
Gain an edge by managing global shipments online.
Know what you can and can't say on your company's blog.
You have the data at your fingertips, so why is making business decisions so hard? It could be information overload.
One entrepreneur's secret to winning the international talent war? Diverse opportunities.
Looking for new hires online? To find the best candidates, do it smart.
While residential real estate slows, the commercial market remains fairly healthy. Is now the time to buy?
Think Japan is bouncing back? Check out this fund.
E&O insurance can help make up for mistakes.
Try out a new credit monitoring plan.
Did you know that UPS Capital is one of the country's leading SBA lenders?
Save time and money when selling stock.
Buying distressed properties can be a fruitful investment, but profiting is no simple matter. Make sure you've done your research.
Need cash, but don't want to give up control of operations? You can get the best of both worlds by recapitalizing.
Running a company takes more than just business skills.
This company's membership program is a win-win for customers and the bottom line.
What happens when you can't pay your taxes?
Don't leave your website visitors in the dark. Find new customers by turning your error page into a marketing message.
In deal making, a little introspection goes a long way.
Bring customers into your store and keep them there.
Sometimes closing the deal is as easy as closing your mouth.
Make your marketing an experience.
Create, manage and send out coupons to prospects with an online service.
Which came first, the advertising or the egg? No matter--now they're together at last.
What do your salespeople need to succeed? Give them a toolkit that helps them out during every step of the sale.
In-your-face marketing could be the best way to reach your audience.
Make more money with less effort by using eBay's tools to automate your business.
These entrepreneurs are serious about their kid-friendly franchises.
Ever wish you had a cheat sheet for starting a great business? Icon Brian Tracy's 7 core principles are as close to it as you can get.
Take a look at 2007's 101 fastest-growing franchises--but blink and you miss your opportunity.
To keep your business on track to success, make time to sit down for a big meeting--with yourself.
It's not just a luxury--ergonomic office furniture is key to keeping you and your employees healthy and productive.
If you're getting tangled up in the cords on your desk, this VoIP phone/keyboard/mouse combo will cut through (some of) the clutter.
With upgraded browsers out, what's the safest way to navigate the Net?
Why try to rope in new customers when your regulars are far more likely to buy? A loyalty program will keep repeat visitors clicking.
Security standards might make you rethink your payment system.
With venture dollars behind them, this pair of experts teamed up to build a better wireless network.
Use a virtual repairman for your IT needs.
Finding energy-efficient hardware.
Now you can check e-mail with both hands on the wheel.