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July 2005

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July 2005

Entrepreneur | July 2005
July 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Non-Tech Businesses Can Get VC, Too

Think venture capital is only for the high-tech crowd? Think again. Your low-tech company might be just what VCs are looking for.

The Beat Goes On

With each venture, this hip-hop impresario keeps his rhythm.

Next of Skin

This entrepreneur knows there is more than one way to skin a phone.

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A Host to Toast

Hosted e-mail options save you from costly servers.

Full Speed Ahead

The race is on, so soup up your PC's speed with a dual-core processor.

Using Blogs to Attract Customers

Setting up a blog, while time-consuming, can be a great way to generate interest about your products and bring visitors to your site.

Editor's Picks 07/05

Print jobs and transferring files made easy

It's Your Call

Next-generation cell phones kick mobile technology up a notch.

Woman On Board

In the boardroom, there's still plenty of room for women.

It's an E-Mail!

Prepare for a new arrival--Eudora e-mail is coming to cell phones.

When the Well Runs Dry

This Texas entrepreneur dug deep to replace VC funds he lost unexpectedly.

The Small Time

Investing in small-cap funds can pay off big.

Can Social Networking Sites Help Your Biz?

Social networking sites offer entrepreneurs a chance to connect with investors, potential partners and customers.

Change of Plan?

New tax laws require a new look at deferred compensation plans.

Looking for Investors Abroad

Looking for capital? Consider looking abroad. International investors can provide funding--and much more.

You're Sued!

If you have employees, you need EPL coverage.

Money Buzz 07/05

Connect to all potential lenders with only one application.

Walk This Way

With more funding, SBDCs can lead you in the right direction.

Rural Renewal

Can entrepreneurs help boost small-town economies?

Stir Crazy

Soup's on for this couple, whose secret startup ingredient was sitcom inspiration.

Cause to Celebrate

Some PR firms strive to make a difference by promoting causes as well as products.

Movin' On Up

Want to grow like the pros? This book shows you what to do--and what not to do.

Highs and Lows

Travel costs are up, but some companies are giving business travelers a break.

Scared Straight

The IRS is threatening to conduct more audits. Should you be worried?

Pharm's Way

Learn how to protect yourself from the latest internet attack.

Solid Platform

Will the future hold an entrepreneurial president?

Investing in Wine

Thinking of investing in wine? A discerning mind is just as important as a discerning palate when considering your options.

The Heat Is On.

Or is it? A new study shows how your office temperature affects employee productivity.

Work-and-Play Station

Now you can use your PlayStation for monkey business and business.

Trade Crusade

Can congress help small businesses compete globally?

On the Rise

Bread businesses are making a post-Atkins comeback.

Bill of Health?

New legislation may cure your health insurance pains.

Peas in a Podcast

Spread the word about your business with this new medium.

At All Costs?

It may look like a deal, but calculate the true cost to own first.

The Whole Package

Giving back to the community is part of these postal franchisees' code.

Executive Decision

Corporate execs are jumping into franchise ownership and experiencing a whole new side of business.

"You're Fired!"

It may be one of the worst things to ever happen to you--but it could also be the best chance you'll ever have to become your own boss.

It Figures 07/05

Firing employees for blogs, working outside the office and more

Getting Carded

SD Wi-Fi cards bring your handheld up to speed.

Licensee, License Do

Is your business ready for the boost that comes from licensing?

Forgo the Fund?

You're risking your retirement, but if you believe in your startup you can fund it with your 401(k).

Real Winners

These long shots overcame the odds and emerged triumphant.

The Entrepreneurial Edge

Just because you're not an entrepreneur at heart, doesn't mean you can't have a successful business.

Lookin' Good

This couple knows image is everything and helps their clients look great.

Smart Ideas 07/05

Pet manikins, celebrity access and more

Projecting Success

Creating a business as your class project can earn you success inside and outside school walls.

Projecting Yourself as a Champion

Earn respect by projecting an image of yourself that people take seriously.

Tool Time

How one entrepreneur built a better screwdriver--and used smart networking to get it into Sears stores nationwide

Power House

Muscling in on fitness chains, this entrepreneur thrives using his body and soul.

Don't Take This Sitting Down!

Small-business legislation needs to move forward, so get out there and do something about it.

Borrowing Brilliance

A "swipe file" helps you generate good ideas.

New Growth

After a long winter, VC funding is beginning to bloom again.

Urban Cowboys

These trailblazing marketers know how to appeal to young, street-smart buyers.

Special Delivery

Drive sales by offering stellar delivery services.

Selling Yourself

If you want to make the sale, don't just focus on your product or service--chances are, your customers are more interested in you.

Sell Buzz 07/05

Honest marketing, free stuff for small businesses and more

5 Tips for Building a Rewards Program

An effective rewards program keeps customers coming back. Here are 5 essential tips for building your program--and your sales.

Walk the Talk

Get others to spread the word about your business.

Resources 07/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

Spill the Beans

If you share free information with potential customers, they're more likely to remember you when it's time to buy.

Building Tolerance

Spurred by 9/11, this entrepreneur helps workplaces embrace diversity.

Lead Buzz 07/05

FACTA explained, pregnancy discrimination and more

Bartering in Business

Barter is back in style and spanning the globe. Here's what you need to know to become the master of your exchange.

The Truth?

Your employees <i>can</i> handle it, so just communicate with them, already.

Take It or Leave It

Laying down a final offer can get you what you want.

E-Mediate Needs

Caught in an e-commerce clash? Use an e-mediator.

Dream On!

A booming industry built around a good night's rest is fulfilling many entrepreneurs' sweet dreams.

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