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October 2005

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October 2005

Entrepreneur | October 2005
October 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Expanding to eBay

Boost both retail and e-tail sales by posting your products on eBay.

Should You Use Dynamic Pricing?

Will engaging in dynamic pricing help or hurt your business?

Work It

What makes startups tick? Check out some surprising research on smart starts.

The Real Thing

Can reality shows bring in the dough for your company?

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Father Figure

What happens when a daughter inherits dad's business?

Home Smart Home

This entrepreneur wants to make your new home the ultimate gadget.

Going Online Using the EDGE Network

Not near a hot spot? With this network, that's no problem.

Faster Wireless Data-Transfer

Turn wireless data-transfer speeds up a notch with WUSB.

Wi-Fi for Rural Areas

Head to the country, where Wi-Fi roams free and unrestricted by big-city politics. You'll be encouraged by the possibilities.

Gear 10/05

Get internet access anywhere with this little card

In or Out?

The immigration issue is as hot as ever, but it's no longer just a partisan debate.

VoIP's SIP Explained

New SIP-based VoIP phones will keep you chatting on the cutting edge.

Tech Buzz 10/05

Fiber-optic broadband, teleconferencing and more

Take Your VoIP Anywhere

Don't let your phone hold you back--VoIP can go wherever you take it.

Rescue Plan

An emergency-assistance loan got this entrepreneur through her company's darkest hours.

New Frontiers

An exchange-traded fund can help your money see the world.

Banking Online

Entrepreneurs have been slow to adopt online banking--with good reason. But some banks are trying hard to win them over.

License to Thrive

How you can profit from big companies' tech ideas

Resources 10/05

Websites, organizations, events and more to grow your business

Sock It to You

This company has foiled sock-swallowing dryers everywhere with its cool and unusual concept.

Sizing Things Up

Under fire for giving too many contracts to big business, the SBA fights back.

3-D Websites are Coming Soon

Another dimension is coming soon to a website near you.

Clean and Green

A dry cleaner is paving the way to greener pastures one shirt at a time.

Iron Man

Cal Ripken Jr. goes to bat with a business to promote the joy of baseball.

Cash Solutions From Your Bank

Many banks offer credit to cover account overdrafts, giving businesses a flexible way to fill short-term funding needs.

Security Breach?

New laws could change how you handle customer info.

Vegas, Baby!

Don't gamble with your Vegas plans--we've got the trip tips you need.

Go South

The sun comes out over Central America with a new trade agreement.

National Treasure

A psychologist explains how entrepreneurs started it all.

Patent Pending

U.S. patent laws are in flux, so be on the lookout for change.

Guilt-Free Luxury

Get big performance with a small price tag.

Severed Ties

Bankruptcy reforms threaten to cut entrepreneurs off from protective measures.

In the Mood

Warm retailers up to your new product, even if it's in a category all its own.

Should You Have a Virtual Office?

Going virtual might be just what your company needs to save cash, increase profits and expand.

Repurposing Old Tech Equipment

What do you do with old tech equipment? These entrepreneurs give it a whole new life.

Offering Credit to New Customers

Never get burned again with these three tips for checking credit.

Charged Up

An electrical engineer realized his dreams in the land of opportunity.

Card Shark

Mastering tricks of the card trade set a franchisee up for success.

Smart Ideas 10/05

Healthy treats for your pet, smoke detectors that talk and more

The Easy Way to Run a Business

Achieve real results in your business by following these practical steps.

A Week in Review

See just how much activity these two busy entrepreneurs pack into a typical week.

Buddy System

Can a great college friend prove to be an equally good business partner?

Hot Spots

Got the itch to move? Looking to expand? Our Hot Cities rankings are back for 2005 and ready to help point you in the right direction.

The Office

Don't let your messy office hold you back--clear the clutter, spruce up the design, and organize the space so it works for you.

Less Is More

Think you can't afford to buy a franchise? Well, think again. Check out our listing of franchises for under $50,000.

For Better or Worse

Look no further for a business partner. You may already have a perfect match--your spouse.

Teens Take Over!

No need to be alarmed: The family comes to work, the office is redone, and something's happening at Borders.

Affiliate Marketing Strategies

Get more wins--and more sales--from your affiliate program by stacking your roster with internet-marketing pros.

Buzz 10/05

Overpaying on hotel stays, earning less if you're unattractive and more

Investing in a Hedge Fund

Hedge funds are becoming increasingly popular, despite their recent troubles. Should you dive in?

Buzz Skill

Psst! Have you heard about BzzAgent? Find out why this company is on everybody's lips.

On the Lookout

Paying attention to trends can pay off for your store.

Spotlighting the Benefits of Your Offer

Are you having trouble showing customers the benefits of your offer? Try these 10 tips to make them realize what they're missing.

Raising Visibility During Holiday Time

Ready to try something new this holiday season? Here are four great ways to win more sales and raise your company's visibility.

Sell Buzz 10/05

The power of poor service and word of mouth, and more

It Figures 10/05

The cost of complying with federal regulations, wasting time at work and more

Closer Call

Looking for a few good salespeople? Start here.

Lead Buzz 10/05

Busted for off-the-clock work, the cost of employees who smoke, and more

On the Merge

Acquiring a company--and being acquired--taught this entrepreneur a lesson in leadership.

How Major Customer Changes Affect You

If a big customer announces a restructuring, you could be in for a major hit, so have a strategy in place to stay in the game.

Joining the Ranks

Returning veterans are proving to be powerful new hires.

Solving Problems With Your Neighbors

Fix a rift with a neighboring business without your lawyer.

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