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August 2005

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August 2005

Entrepreneur | August 2005
August 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Behind the Magic

How do stellar sellers work their magic? From the first cold call to closing the deal, discover the top sales secrets of some seriously successful salespeople.

Running Dry

If funding for small business investment companies dries up, who will suffer?

Student Services

Providing services for fellow students can be a very smart business move.

Break On Through

Remove barriers to your big dreams by following these simple steps.

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Mass Appeal

A local buying program could be the key to getting your product on the shelves of major merchandisers.

Rescue Mission

Can American entrepreneurs help solve social ills?

Guiding Light

A good sense of style--and smell--helped a candle-maker fire up his business.

Action Sacked

A new law aims to protect you from class-action suits.

Seeing Stars

Get hotel ratings from people who have actually stayed there.

Future's So Bright

Find out now how technology will evolve in the coming years.

Smart Ideas 08/05

Storage solutions, creative coffee and more

Logo Motion

The winner of our ugliest logo contest gets a new look.

The More, the Merrier

Get six gadgets in one with this nifty digital camera.

The Finer Things

You don't have to break the bank to get one of these luxury sedans.

Cup of Courtesy

If the coffeehouse is your office, order up some manners.

Promised Land

U.S. companies find new opportunities by partnering with Israeli firms.

Today's Specialist

Microsoft aims to serve up support for small businesses with a new training program.

Feel the Burn

A new bill could help small companies pump up tax deductions.

Prayer Meeting

Can employers meet Muslims' requests in the workplace?

Feeding Frenzy

This boot camp makes starting a catering company a little easier.

Resources 08/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

The Truth is Out There

Don't fall into the trap of lying about your competitors, and don't just take it if they lie about you.

Sole Provider

The shoe fit for this fashion maven when it came to designing sky-high heels.

12 PR Myths--Busted!

Are these 12 media myths killing your public relations plan? Find out how to get media-savvy--fast.


Work full time? Still want to start a business? You can make it work.

Listen Carefully

Knowing what startup advice to take and to toss is important. Hear what others live by.

Sleep Tight?

Running low on rest? Learn how others cope with fatigue.

Taking Vets

Special programs are fighting for veterans starting businesses.

Beating the Sophomore Slump

Don't let a successful first year distract you from attracting new customers.

Clean House

Getting laid off from his corporate job gave this franchisee a fresh start.

Center Stage

A mom looking to foster her kids found a solution in franchising.

A Day in the Life

Tag along with these 3 franchisees for a day, and see what it's really like to own a franchise.

Scratch a Niche

Targeting a narrow customer base with a niche business could be your key to success.

Build Your Newsletter's Subscriber Base

Have a great e-newsletter, but not enough people to share it with? Build your subscriber list with a co-registration campaign.

Fees Reducing for Mutual Fund Investing

Mutual fund companies are finally beginning to reduce their fees, but you may not feel much of a difference.

Shock Value

Can a controversial ad get customers to notice your great offer? It worked for this company.

Tech It Out

Get more from your store with a software solution.

Sell Customers on Who You Really Are

To really make an impression on your customers, don't just memorize a sales pitch--let them see your heart and soul.

In the Mood

When and where does your advertising work best? Use these contextual-advertising tips to set the scene and snag prospective buyers.

Sell Buzz 08/05

Sell your stuff at parties, online advertising and more

Treasure Hunt

Dig deep to show customers you appreciate them.

Money Buzz 08/05

New access to VC funding, foreign real estate and more

Slogan's Heroes

Create a tag line that stands out from the competition.

The Waiting Game

Lingering behind put this couple ahead of their competition in a new market.

Lead Buzz 08/05

Redefining medical leave, unhappy employees and more

Homing In

The call center may become a thing of the past--home-shoring is poised to make its mark on the economy. What's in it for you?

Leading the Way

Pick-your-own mentor programs help new employees move ahead.

Shark Repellent

Keep bullies at bay with these negotiating tips.

Which Switch?

Speed up your network's performance with a fast Ethernet switch

To Thine Own Self

How women business owners can conquer low self-esteem

Mind Over Matter

Tae Kwon Do-practicing techies harness the power of martial arts to solve problems.

Right in Sight

Wireless webcams give you a better view of your business.

Making Contact

Synchronization services can keep your contacts safe.

It's a Trap!

Watch your step--pharming scams are lurking around every corner.

Gear 08/05

Take professional-grade photos with this lightweight digital camera

Clicks to Bricks

Ready to take your e-tail site to the next level? Get out of the virtual realm and into the brick-and-mortar marketplace for maximum profit.

It Figures 08/05

Increased compensation, environmentally friendly products and more

Tech Buzz 08/05

Pint-size PCs, e-mail for dummies and more

Up VoIP Creek

Have an emergency plan while VoIP providers work on 911 shortcomings.

A Penchant for Profits

Surviving rapid top-line growth requires a bottom-line focus to keep things under control.

Hold it

A buy-and-hold approach keeps this tech fund going strong.

Just Say No?

More big companies are refusing to give Wall Street quarterly earnings guidance. Should small firms jump on the bandwagon, too?

It's a Win-Win

Whether you're having a capital crisis or need funds to support growth, your customers may be an unexpected financing source.

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