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June 2005

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June 2005

Entrepreneur | June 2005
June 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Finding International Product Sources

Arm yourself with the information and advice you need for sourcing your product overseas so your effort doesn't get lost in translation.

Gear 06/05

The need for speed, capacity and more

State of the Estate

Will congress finally repeal the estate tax for good?

Summer Reading

Help your business--and yourself--with these reads.

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Custom Made

This custom-car creator wows clients like nobody else.

It Figures 06/05

Stolen laptops, overworked employees and more

Behind the Music

A music site's uploading tool cranks up the sales volume to get things rocking and rolling.

Get Into Orb-it

New access for mobile warriors

See It In Print

Printers join the wireless pack

Why Not WiMAX?

If you like Wi-Fi and VoIP, you'll love long-range wireless broadband.

Taking Stock

Minimize the costs of new stock-option expensing rules.

Cyber Alert!

These simple tools can keep your business safe from payment fraud.

Editor's Pick 06/05

All-in-one desktop PC and image-editing software

Project Yourself

Get your point across in any situation with these portable projectors.

Tech Buzz 06/05

New financing help for small and midsize businesses

Smart Forecast

The profile of future smartphones is beginning to materialize.

Wealthy and Wise

Twentysomethings need financial planners, too--and these entrepreneurs are cashing in.

Living Large

Large-cap companies are looking attractive again.

Booting the Big 4

Tired of sky-high fees and skimpy service? Smaller audit firms can give you the personalized and professional attention you're seeking.

Top Secret

What do the leaders of top companies have in common? Learn their secrets.

Resources 06/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

A Group of Greats

Entrepreneurs comprise an incredible, diverse community--be proud of your accomplishments.

Close Shave

No more nicks and bits of toilet paper--this couple is transforming the business of men's grooming.

Good Find

Find what you need with location-based services.

Get the Picture

Printing and e-mailing digital photos just went wireless.

Turn a Profit

This competition for nonprofits encourages for-profit ideas.

Scot Free

This kilt-maker's customers share fashion sense--and a love for freedom.

Stock Exchange

Short on capital? If you've got a proven plan for converting inventory into cash, inventory financing could be the option for you.

European Express

How to navigate the new slew of low-cost flights between European cities

Third Degree

We ask if book smarts or street smarts rule in business.

Traffic Signals

New guidelines could give a clearer measure of web traffic.

Growth Stunt

Rising costs have put a damper on small-business hiring.

In Your Dreams

Need a business idea? Take a cue from these entrepreneurs, and try sleeping on it.

Got Gamers?

Learn how to manage the new generation of workers.

Clean Up Your Act

With the new crop of low-emission cars, it's easy being green.

Face Value

Read these entrepreneurs' lips--and eyes, and noses . . .

Smooth Sailing

To manage your startup risk, put a plan in place to deal with any rough waters up ahead.

Lead Buzz 06/05

Bonding in the kitchen, losing vacation days and more

Stop, Thief!

A joint venture with a big company sounds like a dream--until the company backs out, takes your idea with it and leaves you in the dust.

There for you

Getting help from a professional negotiator

Two-Timer Trouble

New hire being courted by another company? Now you can fight back.

If It Ain't Broke . . .

Don't even try to fix prices with competitors.

Taking Credit

Should you pull out the plastic to finance your startup? First, hear what 3 entrepreneurs who did it have to say.

Be the Brains of the Operation

Get your mind in gear, and start brainstorming with tips and tricks from an idea expert.

It's a Swapping Success!

Swap meets give entrepreneurs a low-cost way to break into retail.

Soap Star

The positive vibes are flowing, and everyone's pitching in at this funky soap city.

Home Sweet Home

Think it's time to move into an office? Use this checklist to see if you've outgrown your homebased business.

Cents and Sensitivity

Selling a business is an emotional event--this franchisee helps ease the pain.

Exotic Tastes

Look no further for that island flavor--the food's right here.

What's New 06/05

Keep your reputation as the life of the party.

Smart Ideas 06/05

Keepsake board games, secondhand clothing and more

Diversifying Options

How today's campuses are paving the way for minority entrepreneurship

Lose That Negative Attitude

Overcome any challenge through the power of positive thinking.

Original Win

Learn how to respond to knockoffs so you can put your product back on top.

The Good Life

No marketing campaign was necessary for these purveyors of positively charged t-shirts.

Grab Your Opportunity

A new tax law may let family businesses keep more money in the bank.

Money Buzz 06/05

Three ways to insure your recent graduate

It's Not You, It's Me

What would happen to your business if someone stole your identity?

Gain Change

New IRS guidelines make things a little easier on your home office by allowing you to defer capital gains after a move.

Reality Check

A look back at the growing pains and gains made by the stars of The Startup, Entrepreneur and AOL's year-long reality series.

True Confessions

Wondering what it's really like to buy a franchise? Seven entrepreneurs tell all about their experiences as franchisees.

Smokin'

The companies in Entrepreneur and PriceWaterhouseCoopers' 11th Annual Hot 100 couldn't be any hotter.

A Shore Thing?

Many startups are sending jobs overseas. But does offshoring help or hurt business?

Lend a brand

How lesser-known brands help win customers' trust

Take Control of Your Fate

Think good sales are all about luck? Not exactly. Learn how to take advantage of what comes your way so you never miss a happy accident.

Sell Buzz 06/05

Marketing blogs, broadcasting your expertise and more

Get in Front of Customers With Direct Mail

Looking for a marketing campaign that will get your name in front of new customers? Direct mail takes you right to their mailboxes.

Secret Agent Plan

Spy new business by taking tips from the secret service.

Using Pay-Per-Call Advertising

With internet pay-per-call advertising, you can ring up additional sales by inviting potential customers to pick up the phone.

Seal the Deal

What can you say to make prospects say yes?

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