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November 2003

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November 2003

Entrepreneur | November 2003
November 2003
Entrepreneur Magazine

Beyond Their Years

These entrepreneurs have it all: Brains, business savvy and millions of dollars. Find out what you can learn from the best and the brightest America has to offer.

Go On, Take It!

Your old cell phone number, that is.

Cut Short

Cities feel the pinch as relief funds go to states instead.

Salvage Operation

Think there's no money to be made from refuse? With a little ingenuity, you may be surprised.

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Miracle Growth

Here's how the fastest-growing companies do it. You can, too.

They Want You

ISPs woo smaller businesses with tailor-made online services.

A Matter of Culture

Do minority women face issues other entrepreneurs never do?

Will Work for Pizza

Is this entrepreneur's ad campaign helping homeless people&#151or exploiting them?

It Figures 11/03

The trauma of lost e-mails, U.S. layoffs and more

In the Fast Lane

Broadband providers are racing to get your business-but in the end, you're the real winner.

It's No Accident

Your company's reputation is too important to leave to chance.

One of a Kind

Land-line and cellular calls, unite!

Stand and Deliver

What happens when Web merchants make delivery promises they can't keep?

Gear 11/03

Flashlights that last forever, getting the basics in a microtower and more

Take Your Pick

Palm OS or Pocket PC? If you're in the market for a new PDA, we can help you choose.

Hot Disks 11/03

More than just a DVD recorder, fast and easy accounting, and more

Safety First

You know a firewall is essential in keeping your network secure. So why haven't you gotten one yet?

Tech Buzz 11/03

Evaluating the newest version of Microsoft Office; a data privacy law goes into effect in California

Una Cassidy

39, founder of Selph LLC in Los Angeles

Growing Your Business Your Way

There's something to be said for doing things your way. Learn how the masterminds behind Starbucks and Subway followed different paths to megasuccess.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

With the latest and greatest in mobile toys, you'll be ahead of the other girls and boys. And wherever you are, you will succeed. (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

Women of Substance

Who says it's a man's world? These women entrepreneurs have found exactly what they want in franchising.

Pay Dirt!

Finally making a profit? Put it where it belongs--back in your business. Our experts tell you how.

Bare Essentials

This entrepreneur has hipsters lining up for her low-riding undergarments and sportswear.

Private Partners

Can the privatization trend help your company grow?

On Guard

What does it take to keep your computers and intellectual property safe? More than you think.

All Wound Up

Recharging your cell phone with a twist of the wrist

Got Airmail?

Soon you'll be able to stay in touch via e-mail, even when you're in flight.

Get Talking

Make no mistake about it: When it comes to employee relations, silence is not golden.

Seed Money

VC financing for early-stage companies is back in bloom.

Regal Rides

Need a company vehicle that will impress clients? Look no further.

Retail Ready

How will sci-fi technology streamline your store sales?

A Taxing Issue

With a tax benefit for U.S. exporters gone, Congress is scrambling to find an alternative.

Class of Their Own

When it came to finding a child-care center for their daughter, this couple took matters into their own hands.

On Target

Get the specifics on potential customers.

The ROI Treatment

Get better results by creating an ROI model.

Pack a Punch

Serving up "bursts" of copy with your ads can attract impatient, time-starved readers.

Total Recall

Find out what the latest research can teach you about creating ads your prospects won't forget.

Take the Plunge!

Teetering on the edge of unemployment? Then maybe you should jump at the chance to own a business.

Backward Thinking

A little reverse psychology was all these entrepreneurs needed to get cash for their business.

Server With a Smile

Is it time to invest in an on-site, business-friendly server?

Taxing Matters

Come tax time, you'll be glad you decided to start your own homebased business.

Trading Spaces

When was the last time you sold from the customer's point of view?

Golden Opportunity

Giving new meaning to the term "senior care"

What's New 11/03

See Spot play . . . at a day camp.

Cold Feet?

As it becomes harder to turn back, our franchisees get a taste of buyer's remorse.

I'm With the Band

When an entrepreneur helps unknown bands find a place with TV and film producers, everybody wins.

Spilling the Beans?

Learn how to reveal just enough about your business idea to get the help you need.

The Big Picture

The right licensing agreement can be the missing piece of the big-business puzzle.

Where's the Beef?

Has your business lost momentum? Could be time to pinpoint your sacred cows&#151and put 'em out to pasture.

Going Public

A reverse merger may be the fast way to take your business public, but is it for you?

Money Buzz 11/03

New portable mortgages, saving your undervalued firm from "delistment" and more

The Big Guns

Getting corporate investors on your side can certainly boost your business. Learn how corporate VCs think-and how to set your sights on landing one.

Purchasing Savings Bonds Online

U.S. Savings Bonds are going high-tech&#151with online purchasing.

Passing Marks?

New legislation could improve the IRS' report card when it comes to considering the needs of small business.

Value Added

Here's a midcap fund that's more than just middle of the road.

Get the Picture?

With the help of GIS software, your company can combine layers of data into a single map.

Management Buzz 11/03

Determining who's an employee and who's not; hiring vets might be your best bet

Resources 11/03

Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

Safety Dance

Get policies in place now, and avoid liability later.

A Clean Slate

To make room for fresh ideas, you need to let go of the old ones.

This Means War

Put up your best fight to protect your network, or you could be held liable for damages to customers.

Pick Your Battles

Are you really outgunned, or are you just being outmaneuvered? find out how to tell the difference.

Passing the Torch

You've found the right person to replace you. But could things heat up when you Introduce that person to your sales team?

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