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February 2006

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February 2006

Entrepreneur | February 2006
February 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine

Keep It Simple

Find your focus: Fine-tune your business with our ideas for simplifying and streamlining your operations.

Are Internet Taxes Coming Soon?

Tacking taxes onto internet sales could soon become mandatory.

Determining Your Company's Value

If you want to get the right valuation for your business, be sure to find the right valuation expert for the job.

Strike a Balance

A balanced fund will help keep you on steady ground.

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Focused Fundraising

Not getting much attention from VC firms? Be choosy about who you're trying to attract.

Burst of Energy

Forward-thinking entrepreneurs are making leaps and bounds in the field of renewable clean energy. How can you get involved?

Different Stripes

Going against the grain in the clothing industry paid off for these entrepreneurs.

I Want My Cell TV

The video iPod screen may be tiny, but it invites big productions.

Review of Bluetooth Headsets

Get the scoop on bluetooth headsets with this guide.

Catch 'Em If You Can

These 100 franchises are experiencing runaway growth. Think you can keep up?

Flip the Switch

If starting a business is on your mind, but you're still waiting for that light-bulb moment, read on to find out how others got their million-dollar ideas--and how you can come up with one, too.

Selling to the Federal Government

Landing government contracts is tough--but it can be done. Learn from these entrepreneurs and Uncle Sam could become your biggest client.

Up to the Challenge?

Are you ready to take the next big step? Meet 3 entrepreneurs who got the chance of a lifetime to push past their problems and make their businesses boom.

Review of Servers

Give this crucial piece of business equipment the attention it deserves.

Cut Your Financing Costs

With short-term interest rates going up, now's the time to trim financing costs by cutting back on adjustable-rate loans.

Offer Flexible Billing Options

Offer customers flexibility with a "Bill Me Later" payment option.

Make Your Car an Office on Wheels

Keep your business rolling by making your car an office on wheels.

One-Track Mind

Tracking data and providing feedback helps this software-maker solve problems.

Life Is What You Make It

An entrepreneur basks in his newfound freedom by building an ATM empire.

Microsoft's School of the Future

Microsoft's "school of the future" makes big promises.

Update Your Phone System

Know your options for bringing your phone system up-to-date.

Your #1 Fan

No, it's not your mom--it's a customer who just can't get enough of your company.

Sedan Savvy

The newest sedans are hardly middle-of-the-road.

Opposites Attract

A look behind the seemingly random world of acquisitions

Primal Need

This author knows just how consumers bond with brands.

When Not to Trust Your Instincts

When making investment decisions, your gut isn't always your best guide.

The New China?

Open and ready for business, Vietnam may prove to be Asia's new up-and-comer.

Hiring Executives With Experience

Independent companies seek experienced execs to foster new growth.

Priced to Sell

Should your product's price point be its major selling point, too?

Keep It Up!

Need some motivation? Someone to show you the ropes? A business coach can help you push your startup to its limits.

Master Class

Learn from the best to be the best.

Attracting Business With the Right Personality

Creating the business personality that leaves a lasting impression

Global Trade

Get the skinny on how you can start an international business in college.

How to Start an eBay Business

Why now could be the perfect time to jump on the eBay-business bandwagon.

Smart Ideas 02/06

Online dating for the HIV/AIDS community, fashionable diaper bags and more

Building Permitted

Constructing a new life from the ground up

Stress Relief

An enterprising entrepreneur makes rest and relaxation her business.

Paying Yourself with Credit Cards

Should you use low-interest credit cards to fund your homebased startup? Our experts weigh in.

Creating Customer Service Stars

How can you ensure employees give service with a smile?

American Outcast

Get ahead, even if it feels like the world's against you.

Tough Talk

Keep your cool and be heard in even the toughest conversations.

Change, of Course

This travel company triumphed over tough times by blazing a brand-new business trail.

By the Book

To make the most of your sales team, read up.

How to Use RSS Feeds

Want to make sure your marketing message doesn't end up in your customers' spam folders? Get the word out with an RSS feed.


How to contend with a more experienced opponent

Riding the Airwaves

A radio tour can help you spread your message coast to coast without spending a fortune. So are you ready to take the mic?

Find Your Selling Motivation

The truth about selling: You can't succeed if you're not motivated. Hit your sweet spot by determining why--and how--you sell best.

Better Off Red

Market to sweethearts, and see green this February.

What Ales You?

Focusing on the craft-beer niche helped this pub thrive while others dried up.

Fear Factor

Think big, and muscle your way into success on a grand scale.

Investing in China

China holds a host of investment possibilities. If you're thinking of making the leap, here are some smart ways to get started.

Tax Shelters to Steer Clear of

To avoid trouble, stay away from these tax shelters.

Furry Friends

More companies are offering health insurance for pets.

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