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March 2005

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March 2005

Entrepreneur | March 2005
March 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Mind Over Market

Over 20 years ago, Jay Conrad Levinson changed the way entrepreneurs thought about marketing with his book, Guerrilla Marketing. Now, he shows you how to master guerrilla marketing for the 21st century.

We Have Contacts

Necessity was the mother of invention for these executives-turned-entrepreneurs.

Rental Health

Don't get taken for a ride by your rental car bill--look out for these hazards.

Lucky Stars

Some entrepreneurs are turning to astrology to chart their business courses.

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Touch and Go

Fingerprint readers mean better security--and no more tricky passwords.

Show and Tell

Set the scene for success in your workplace with the art of visual management.

Risky Business

Before a defective product becomes your downfall, learn how to protect yourself.

Getting Props

Awards can boost your self-esteem--and your business.

Coffee Break

Can't imagine your office without java? Take a moment to learn how it got there.

Figures 03/05

Tricking Uncle Sam, Bill Gates' inbox and more

Take Cover

No need to panic--we've got tips to help you cut your car insurance costs.

The Outer Limits

With larger PC-makers struggling, why is Alienware doing so well?

Hot Box

It's a snap to set up a hot spot with these package solutions.

Singin' the Blues

Is it the end for Bluetooth?

All Access

Is your website accessible to consumers with disabilities? If not, you might be missing out on a valuable audience.

Gear 03/05

Reviews of wireless routers and web-enabled cell phones for mobile warriors

Tech Buzz 03/05

New domain options, secure ISPs and more

Gold Standard

Get the best in IP phone bennies without a PBX or even a VoIP provider.

A Run of Luck

After this entrepreneur sold his company, he gained even more business control.

All Systems Grow

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to grow your business. Get ready for liftoff with these 7 expansion strategies.

Choose Your Path

Ready to start a retail business? Don't get stuck at the fork in the road--we've mapped out 3 different retail paths so you can choose the one that's right for you.

Health of a Nation

Entrepreneurs are sick of sky-high health insurance premiums, and the government is scrambling for reform. But can Uncle Sam save the deteriorating state of health care?

Home Run

Get in the game with one of these 105 top homebased franchises.

Helping the Family Business Grow

Can a newcomer revitalize a family business--without igniting a family feud? Learn from 3 entrepreneurs who did just that.

Resources 03/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

Change Is In the Air

<i>Entrepreneur's</i> redesign is moving us forward and giving you even more of what you want.

He's Got Game

Go international with a Global Resources Fund.

State Your Case

Many states are luring small businesses with big promises--so what's in it for you?

Signal Strength

With stronger marketing efforts, VC firms are making sure their message gets heard.

Time's Up

From prison bars to brownie bars, what's next for Martha Stewart?

Keep Your Cool

This new system helps your laptop chill out.

Stay on Track

GPS-equipped cell phones are the latest way to keep tabs on mobile employees.

Snapshot 03/05

Lara Merriken, 36, founder of Denver-based Humm Foods

Perfect Blend

Tired of ugly tech gadgets taking over the living room? New gear adds a homey touch.

Just the facts

The FDA doesn't want any more lies on dietary supplement labels.

A Brand New Bag

What's next for our "Biz 101" tech makeover winner? See the exciting plans she's got in store for 2005.

You First

An opening move may make or break a deal--so step lightly.

Hiring Your Mom or Dad

Keeping mom or dad busy in their retirement years may be a noble reason to hire them, but be sure you know what you're getting into first.

Lay Down the Law

A new bill aims to shoot down frivolous lawsuits.

Morning Glory

Tapping into a widespread passion, these entrepreneurs hope to make everyone's favorite breakfast food an all-day event.

Hire Ground

Survey says hiring is up, but paychecks are down in the small-business world.

All That Glitters

Dreaming of starting your own jewelry business? Be prepared--it's more elbow grease than glitz and glamour.

Love Thine Enemy

Making friends with your rivals can help you grow--in life and in business.

Sounds Like a Plan

Find out how to make bank with a powerful business plan.

How to Stop Passing the Blame Buck

Playing the blame game is out. More CEOs are taking responsibility for their actions--and building stronger businesses as a result.

Go Rural

It is possible to start a business in a small community.

Teaming Up

This sports franchisee turned a love for coaching into a lucrative business.

Support System

Bringing together busy female execs can be big business.

What's New 03/05

Hone your culinary can-do with epicurian education for aspiring chefs.

Smart Ideas 03/05

Part-time job matching, hauling with your bike and more

Inside Job

Turn a little style into a lot of profit by trying your hand at dorm room design.

A Brand New Day

Create a successful day from the start by taking these steps to get motivated.

Brand Aid

How building your brand and expanding your line can be the key to your success

Nail the Sale

Need some surefire ways to seal the deal with customers? Master these 5 tips, and you'll be ready for any sales situation.

What to Know Before You Export

Small businesses need better education, access to finances and forward thinking to begin exporting products to overseas markets.

Limited Time Only

There's still time to save on your taxes--we can show you how.

Guardian Angels

Now called active capital, the former ACE-Net website is completely revamped and ready to help match companies with angel capital.

Money Buzz 03/05

Financing for rural entrepreneurs, increasing wages and more

Covering Home Base

Insuring your homebased business is easier than ever.

Charity Check

Using the internet, it's easy to do a thorough job of checking up on do-gooders to make sure your money will be helping a good cause.

Use Your Intuition

A keen eye for trends helps this style-setter attract all the right people to her boutique.

Whistle Shop

Turn your store into a destination by making shopping an event.

Say Cheese!

With so many features and styles to choose from, these nifty digital cameras will put a smile on anybody's face.

Advertising at the Movies

With cinema advertising, you can reach a captive audience--and make your marketing message the feature presentation.

Sell Buzz 03/05

Customer feedback, loyalty programs and more

Back to the Future

Tap into these resources to prepare your business for tomorrow's trends.

First Impressions

An intriguing introduction keeps potential customers from skipping your ad.

What Live Chat Can Do for You

They've got questions, you've got answers. Now you can reach out to your prospects and keep them happy with live chat on your site.

Enlighten Me

One entrepreneur brings business--and spirituality--to new heights.

Lead Buzz 03/05

Well-written business documents, leadership qualities and more

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