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December 2003

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December 2003

Entrepreneur | December 2003
December 2003
Entrepreneur Magazine

Hot Stuff

Want to know what's hot for 2004? We've got the businesses, markets and trends you shouldn't miss out on.

To the WiMAX

A new protocol spices up the 802.x alphabet soup.

Office Space

The office of tomorrow might look the same, but it sure acts different.

Washington Watch

Congressional representatives discuss the state of small business in today's economy.

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On Location

Making your business the star of the big screen could mean big bucks and local exposure.

Teaching by Example

Mothers and daughters discuss the impact of entrepreneurship on their relationships.

Charity Begins at Work

Here's one entrepreneur with divine inspiration.

Spin City

How do you weather a PR crisis-and come out on top?

It Figures 12/03

The popularity of e-mail, complaining customers and more

Powering Up

Is Linux really ready to be plugged in to the desktop? The answer is at your fingertips.

Managing Your Critical Operations

Make the most of your family business by managing these five resources.

A World of Goods

In spite of the risks, there are lots of great reasons to start thinking about going global.

Gear 12/03

A professional-looking digital camera, the most versatile DVD recorder and more

Hot Disks 12/03

Eliminating your paper trail, a mobile phonebook and more

Eye on the Prize

Keep your business secure even when you're away&#151try a wireless surveillance device on for size.

Ahead of the Pack

Small businesses are zipping past bigger companies on the tech-investment track.

Tech Buzz 12/03

Improving your business's Web search status; a full office suite for next-to-nothing

Crystal Clear

Sure, they're a little pricey. But it's plain to see that oversize flat-panel displays can be great investments for your business.

Spacing Out

How to avoid the big squeeze on your next business flight

Driven to Success

With incentives, tax breaks and price wars sweetening the pot, there's never been a better time to shop for new business vehicles. Let our guide to commercial vehicles get you started.

New in Town

Get geared up for 2004 with today's freshest franchising concepts.

Great Escape

All wound up about what kind of business to start? Then take a hint from the millions of Americans looking to break away from the daily grind--head to a day spa.

A Happy New Year?

Experts weigh in on whether 2004 will be the year the economy turns around.

George Antoniadis

42, founder of Alpha Flying Inc. in Manchester, New Hampshire

Easy Read

Build business relationships with a company blog.

Going Private?

For companies tired of taking a beating in the market, deregistration may be a temporary shelter in the storm.

Road Rewards

Ready to treat yourself? Here are three luxury roadsters to choose from.

Overtime Overhaul?

Congress challenges proposed changes to overtime eligibility.

Show of Good Faith

It's more important than ever to show customers you'll keep their information private.

Taking Credit

Washington shields businesses from identity theft losses.

Who's Next?

Strategies for prepping the next generation of employees

Tee Time

A high-tech way to improve your golf swing

No Options

The big guys may be letting stock options go, but should you?

Silver Lining

How looking on the bright side can help you run your business

No Regrets

Didn't get the results you wanted from your marketing this year? You can get a fresh start in 2004.

Measuring Up

Side-by-side comparison ads can persuade prospects to buy in the blink of an eye.

Growing Up

Want to start an artistic business? A creative incubator could be just what you need to come out of your shell.

Roast of the Town

Fed up with working for others, one couple decided to take a stand—a barbecue stand, that is.

Two in One

Finding an investor is great. But finding an investor who's also a mentor? Now you're talking.

Youthful Optimism

Need a dose of inspiration? These stories about young, successful entrepreneurs will fire you up.

Perfect Timing

What do you do when your company decides to go the franchising route? Join in on the fun, of course.

Ultimate Makeover

Appearances aren't everything at this skin-care salon.

Money Buzz 12/03

The state of VC investments in minority-owned firms, the rising cost of audits and accounting, and more

Speed Bumps

Jack and Diane find a few surprises waiting for them as they move closer to realizing their goal.

Smells Like School Spirit

When it comes to designing quality collegiate purses, it looks like these sisters-in-law have bagged a winner.

Take a Breather

Can't seem to cut that monstrous to-do list down to size? Maybe it's time to relax, step back and regroup.

Waking Up a Tired Idea

How you can revolutionize a stagnant product on a limited budget and still win over your target market

Mint Condition

With a fresh, funky twist on a familiar product, one candyman gets a taste of small-business success.

Resources 12/03

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

Star Power

Want to pump up sales? Then think like a stellar sales champion, and watch your business shoot through the roof.

Treasure Hunt

Hit the mark when you're hunting for products to sell.

Why Lenders Like Funding Business Acquisitions

Buying an existing business may get lenders on your side faster than building from scratch.

How Low?

With new tax brackets, now's the time to lower your withholding.

For a Limited Time

Want to take advantage of the cut in dividend taxes? You'll need to strike while the iron's hot.

Anything Goes

Here's a top-performing fund that's got flexibility on its side.

Can Profitability Management Help You Grow?

Profitability management helped PC maker Dell pull off a turnaround. Can it help you do the same?

Management Buzz 12/03

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

An Art in Itself

Managing your creative employees can be a challenge, but doing it well is crucial to your business.

A Closer Look

Will your agent need to visit your business before writing a policy?

Fuel the Fire

Seven tips to keep your company's creativity sizzling

Losing Battle?

It may be tempting to sue when someone bashes your company online, but free speech has the upper hand.

Don't Cry Over . . .

Everyone strikes a bad deal at one time or another. The key is to learn from your mistakes.

End Game

The year's almost over, but it's no time to let your guard down. What can you do to keep sales from going into hibernation?

Marketing Buzz 12/03

The golden state bans unsolicited e-mail.

What a Deal!

Attract customers with online coupons.

To the Letter

How to really reach out with a newsletter

Magic Touch

With a few tricks up their sleeves, two brothers take PC design to a whole new level.

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