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September 2005

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September 2005

Entrepreneur | September 2005
September 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Retire Rich

Entrepreneurs are good at growing businesses, but when it comes to personal portfolios, many all too often fall short. Experts share tips, strategies and secrets for the best ways you can accumulate wealth and retire rich.

Tech Buzz 09/05

Cheap ink, Spyware thieves and more

Holding Pattern

So far this year, small-business hiring has been on pause.

Search Party

The latest fun team-building trend? Scavenger hunts.

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Double Down

It's in the cards to double your data storage space with DL technology.

Disorderly Conduct

Entrepreneurs make their quirks work for them.

Boxing Match

A boxy car could be the perfect fit for your business needs.

Editor's Pick 9/05

A vibrant LCD monitor and easy-to-use template software

Answer the Call

Two companies ring in much-needed new phone systems.

More, More, More

AOL expands its media reach by stepping up service with VoIP.

Gear 09/05

Type reports, watch TV and listen to the stereo--all from the comfort of your lap

What's In Store?

Get ahead of the game with the latest retail trends.

Learning From Your Clients

Selling to people who are smarter and more experienced than you? Don't be intimidated--be wise to how you can learn from them.

Move Over

Relocating your business can save money--and make room for some serious growth.

Sell Buzz 09/05

Advertising on blogs, mudflaps, taxis and more

Entice Consumers With Options

Freedom of choice motivates American consumers. Learn how to build a winning campaign by giving your customers the power to choose.

Sage Advice

Can Confucius' wisdom make you a better marketer?

Is It Time to Raise Prices?

To keep up with increasing costs--and big competitors' prices--more small businesses are pulling the trigger on the pricing gun.

The Missing Link?

Want more people to visit your website? A link-building campaign could be just the thing to help you draw in shoppers.

Taking Sides

Right-brain skills are gaining ground in the business world.

Parent Trap

Entrepreneurs wonder what effect their businesses have on their kids.

Mixed Signals

Keep your business alive in an unpredictable economy.

In-Depth View

Get up close and personal with your computer with these 3-D glasses.

Eye on the Storm

Natural disasters happen, and this company created just the product to help fix things up.

History Lesson

This couple invokes a bygone era with their victorian antiques and reproductions.

Gadget Gurus

Let tech trendsetters spread the word about your product.

Stay in Touch

Have all the financial information you need right at your fingertips, and you'll always know the right move to make.

Who's the Boss?

Keep your company's travelers in line with a clear-cut business travel policy.

Return to Me

Learn how to capture the greatest return on the customers you already have.

It's All Talk

Voice-to-text technology can make text messaging a breeze

Battery Tests

Don't drop that call--use these power-up options instead.

Border Patrol

Congress goes to bat for in-state expansion tax incentives.

Status Quota?

Without trade quotas, U.S. textile-makers struggle.

Holiday Bonus

Add an extra-special feature to your site, and get customers to indulge.

Designer Babies

Munchkin couture is all the rage with hip parents.

Learning Curve

A class consulting project can be a great way to learn entrepreneurship.

Pairing Up

Are two heads always better than one? Know the good and the bad sides of business partnerships.

Spices of Life

Offering a taste of India in a casual setting, these two restaurateurs bring ethnic food to the masses.

Protecting Your Trademark

Keep another company from stealing your pending trademarked name without spending a dime.

Shaping Up

These former teachers toned up their business savvy with a fitness franchise.

Making the Grade

Franchising can help entrepreneurs make a difference in people's lives.

What's New 09/05

Power napping is the latest stage of sleep.

Smart Ideas 09/05

Customized dollhouses, DNA testing and more

Money Matters

Who's watching your money? An expert guides you in finding a good financial planner.

Shout It Out

Be proud of your success--and fearless in speaking up about it.

Join Hands

Pair an inventor's idea with your business know-how, and get ready for success.

Name Your Price

Stumped about what to charge? Setting prices is both an art and a science--and a little bit of guesswork. Here's how to figure it out.

Show Me the Money

You don't need big bucks to start a franchise--you just need the right source of funding.

The Real Deal

What's it really like to be embezzled, expand internationally, or sell your product to Target? Get the inside scoop from these entrepreneurs on the ultimate highs (and lows) of business ownership.

Resources 09/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

It Figures 09/05

Hispanic consumers, unhealthy entrepreneurs and more

Seeking a Tax Amnesty

Tax amnesty offers help for businesses that owe.

Memory Lane

Ads infused with nostalgia drive customers your way.

Lead Buzz 09/05

Extending daylight-saving time, extending employee hours and more

The Right Fit

Looking for capital? A boutique private equity group could be the perfect funding partner for your small business.

Social Grace

This socially conscious business is built around environmentally conscious products.

Are You Ready for Virtual Collaboration?

To keep the floor open for your team's innovative ideas at any time of the day or night, bring your brainstorming online.

Without a Sign

Don't get roped into a deal before you know it.

Commuter Gains

Ease employees' transportation troubles with commuter benefits.

Better Than Ever

Mad Science looks back at their year in a Cinderella story after winning <i>Entrepreneur</i> and Xerox's 2004 office makeover contest.

Reporting In

Federal law allows you to check your credit reports for free every year. Here's how to access them--and protect your credit rating.

Money Buzz 9/05

Longer-term mortgages, monitoring your 401(k) provider and more

In the Driver's Seat

While navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, your independence is your best asset.

Glass Action

An entrepreneur revs up business for his clients with an innovative mobile solution.

You're the Inspiration

Know what product or service you want? Chances are, others want it, too.

Ready for Takeoff?

Ask yourself these questions to ensure all systems are go for your business launch.

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