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The Innovation Toolkit
Even in a tough economy, there's one thing you can count on to keep your business afloat: Innovation. We asked these entrepreneurs and experts to reveal the secrets of their success-and how you can use their experiences to your advantage.
Sharing the Wealth
Never mind the dismal economy. Escape to a world of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, where you'll find rich opportunities to start a luxury business.
For these entrepreneurs, helping other women is more than just good business.
Could giving employees paid family leave actually leave your company stronger?
Keep up with emerging trends, industry leaders, and strategies for success from the comfort of your own home or on the go with a print and digital magazine subscription.
The president's budget proposal would give the SBA's 504 loan program some kick.
It Figures 05/03
The rise of direct navigation on the Web, what motivates entrepreneurs and more
On the Record
An independent entrepreneur is giving big-label music companies a run for their money.
Ray of Hope?
VCs are optimistic about the coming year but are still holding on to their purse strings.
Money Buzz 05/03
Why single-use credit card numbers could stop credit card fraud, what the Dow and dogs have in common, and more
Where the Money Is
Looking for cash? This fund is a good bet.
Don't blink, or else the 100 fastest-growing franchises for 2003 might pass you by.
Tell Me No Secrets
You may be turning VCs off if you're asking them to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
Brokerage firms make a play for your bank business, too.
Your Loss Is Your Gain
Taking a hit during hard times isn't necessarily a lose-lose situation if you're an S corporation.
Take Your Pick
Want to keep health-care costs low and employees happy in today's economy? It's still a good idea to look into cafeteria-style flexible plans.
Management Buzz 05/03
Taking advantage of child-care credits; show your gratitude and keep your employees
If you want to hire fresh talent, you'll have to pay them more. But what will your existing staff say?
What do you do when your insurance company refuses to pay a claim?
Using metaphors can get a river of creative juices flowing.
Soldiers of Fortune
"Business is a battlefield" is more than just a cliche for this company.
Entrepreneurs who changed the world and how they did it
If immigration laws tighten, all entrepreneurs could feel the squeeze.
Want to light your child's entrepreneurial fire? Try a stint at a business camp.
Indulge your spring fever with a sporty new sedan.
The Mac Pack
Some entrepreneurs would rather switch than fight.
Move Over, Martha
Find out which style maven has the best shot at claiming Martha Stewart's crown.
Miles to Go
When an airline goes bust, do your points take flight?
44, founder of Alexander Global Promotions in Bellevue, Washington
Will proposed pension plan changes help your company--or hurt your employees?
In With the New
Get your customers to get rid of your products--so they can buy more.
A take-along table for all you travelers
Losing the Race
Is the Patent Office's slowness putting U.S. innovation at risk?
Mind Over Manners
What you need to know to make a great impression at your next business meal
In This Corner . . .
Weighing in at less than 4 pounds, the latest notebooks are champions of mobility.
A network solution on the cheap; a color PDA that's just 5 ounces
Tech Buzz 05/03
Survey results show what Web surfers are searching for
Cool Clicks 05/03
Comparing broadband prices; refurbished mobile phones for sale
Hot Disks 05/03
An all-in-one accounting system, ease your e-mail burdens and more
Worried that tracking your customers' shopping habits may come back to bite you? Not if you do it the right way.
Not all wireless gadgets speak the same language.
Pull in, fill up, log on and download.
Centrino is the new diet pill for that bulky device you've been schlepping through airports. Are you ready to lose some weight?
Join the Club
Launching your first product? Get by with a little help from your friends at an inventors' group.
Finding a Market for Your Services
Does anyone need what your business is offering? To find out, the best approach is the direct approach.
An Acquired Taste
Before you buy that business, don't just give it a once-over--put it under the microscope.
No Ivory Tower
University venture lab provides real-life entrepreneurial lessons
A Dream Come True
The ins and outs of starting your own consulting service
Useful start-up moves from a popular board game
Bye, bye floppies and analog, foods that are in--and out, and more
How one former guitarist gave a much-needed woman's touch to the rock 'n' roll music scene
Doing the Math
Jack and Diane learn that finding a location they like isn't enough. They also have to crunch the numbers and see if it's one they can afford.
What's New 05/03
One-stop shopping takes all the running out of errands.
High Time for Tea
For one college student, brewing up international flavor is in the bag.
Making the Grade
Think you have to be on personal terms with the likes of Elmo and Barney to run a preschool? Well, think again.
The Cat's Meow
To really be noticed, you've got to break the advertising mold and come up with an idea that's unique in your industry.
Get In Tune
Keep your site visitors dialed in and buying.
Promoting an Event
Your special event won't be so special if nobody hears about it. Here's how to power up your promotions.
How one caterer's soiree made her the talk of the town
People Who Need People
Find out how to break the ice with your prospects and make that all-important customer connection a reality.
Marketing Buzz 05/03
When it pays to be hip; crack open these marketing books
Do your sales reps know how far is too far when it comes to landing that sale?
It's All Talk
You don't have to tear your hair out every time you read a contract that's chock-full of legalese.
Get With the Program!
The cutting-edge applications in Entrepreneur's 2003 Complete Guide to Software give new meaning to working smarter, not harder.
Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, you'd better think twice before destroying those business documents.
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