Inside the May 2009 Issue
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A Roundhouse Kick in the Pants

From blood sport of taking down the opponent with style, to winning your audience with fashion.

Best in Business Travel

Where to invest your travel dollars this year

Editor's Note: The View From Inside the Ring

Entrepreneur's editor-in-chief gets a first-hand look at the passion of MMA culture.

A New Take on Incubators

Today's incubators provide cutting-edge support for your startup


The old business methods won't work anymore. It's time to evolve.

Age Against the Machine

Baby boomers: 76 million strong and a force to be reckoned with.


Build a Website

Start a Blog For Your Business

Make sure you examine your business goals before jumping on the blogging bandwagon.
Build Your Brand

Referral Offers Your Customers Can't Refuse

A great product or service and inviting customer experience is essential to building a steady stream of referrals to your business.
College Startups

Go Virtual With Your Work Force

Outsourcing and virtual hiring can give you lower costs and enables you to work with talented employees all over the world.
Doing Good

The Power of Celebrity

A former internet entrepreneur found a way to link entertainment with entrepreneurship.
Employee X

Give us a Break

Checking personal e-mail, the latest news headlines or making personal phone calls does not a slacker make.
Franchise Ink

Baby-Sitter Referral Service Born of Necessity

This referral service does all the work for families looking for a baby-sitter.
How To

Think Like a Negotiator

Knowing how to negotiate is always important, especially when cash is tight.
Lead Strong

Hiring Temporary Talent

Temporary employment is expanding beyond the typical clerical assignment.
Make The Sale

Close the Deal With Urgency

Urgency is what gets top sellers up in the morning and keeps them fired up all day.

The Fruits of Their Labor

These smoothie franchisees are passing their energy on to their customers.
Personal Finance

Is Your Money Manager Scamming You?

It may be time to stop taking those longstanding relationships for granted.
The Success Coach

4 Ways to Expand Your Confidence

Confidence is a trait that must be nurtured by confronting fear.
VC Insider

What's Your Exit Strategy?

The right strategy will likely take care of itself at the appropriate time.
Wise Guy

10 Tips for Successful Bootstrapping

Getting venture capital should not be the end all source of financing. The key to success is bootstrapping.
Going Forward

7 Non-Verbal Cues and What They (Probably) Mean

Body language experts translate common gestures into business vernacular.
Going Forward

Make it Big--Locally

Taking your business far and wide doesn't have to mean crossing state lines or landing national accounts.
Going Forward

Is Your Future in 'The Cloud'?

Virtual 'cloud' holding space is replacing hard-drive-based PC storage.

5 Ways to Jump-Start Your Market Research

When launching a new company, researching the market is a must. Here's how to get started.

Expand Your Customer Base With Coupons

Frugality is top of the mind for today's consumers.

The Worst Ideas That Made Tons of Money

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than smart.

Mobile Banking Tools

Plenty of banks offer you a number to call or a mobile website where you can check your balance.

Creative Ways to Get the Cash Flowing

In ordinary times, cash is merely king. When sales slump cash flow becomes emperor of the universe.
Start It Up

You Can Still Find an Angel Investor

There will always be angel investors, in good times and bad.
Start It Up

Loans for Local Producers

A new option for independent local producers.

Revamp Your IT for Serious Savings

With just a few tweaks, you can save a bundle on IT costs.

Quiz: Blackberry or iPhone?

Take this quiz to decide whether a Blackberry or an iPhone is right for you.

Windows or Mac OS? You Don't Have to Choose.

Toggling between two operating systems and sharing data is a no-brainer.

The New Era of IM

Instant messaging has come a long way since the days of in-network AIM chatting.

You're Invited to Network

A VIP glimpse at three gated networks and how joining can offer lucrative networking opportunities.
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