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March 2006

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March 2006

Entrepreneur | March 2006
March 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine

Learning From the Best

Good: Learning best business practices by working for a legendary company. Better: Applying that knowledge to a business of your own.

Keepers of the Night

With keen eyes for detail, these longtime friends have mastered the art of creating top-notch nightclubs and restaurants.

Bring It Home

Get moving with our ranking of the top 101 homebased franchises.

The Weekend Entrepreneur

These weekend warriors launched successful businesses in their spare time. Find out how you can put your free hours to work, too.

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After the Storm

Gulf Coast entrepreneurs put the pieces back together after Hurricane Katrina.

Asking For It

Collecting for a good cause may be the sales training your company needs.

New Tax Laws for 2006

New tax laws for 2006 could benefit your business.

Request Denied?

Protect employees from a health insurance loophole.

Spelling Out Your Funding Terms

Negotiating a VC investment can be tricky. So does it pay to spell out your terms to potential investors from the get-go?

Some Like it Hot

Spice up your portfolio with a Latin American fund.

Keeping Track of Your Credit Score

It's time to give your credit report its annual checkup. If you find any bugs, kill 'em fast to help keep your business nice and healthy.

Bubbling to the Top

One entrepreneur is making his IPO really pop by advertising directly to his customers.

Think Green

Entrepreneurs are turning environmental problems into opportunities.

Cutting Edge

A diamond manufacturer is crafting new uses for an age-old treasure.

Diary of a Startup: Part II

Showing great resilience, our young entrepreneur doesn't let unexpected obstacles derail her business plans.

All That Jazz

Be the star of your next presentation with these tips for wowing your audience.

Licensing Software

Buying software licenses just got a little less expensive.

You Be the Judge

Are tax incentives to attract businesses unconstitutional?

Calling From the Car

What exactly is the price of chatting while on the road?

The Big Payoff

The trend in SMB hiring is pointing to long-term quality over short-term quantity.

Trash to Treasure

Products made of unexpected materials showcase creativity.

House Always Wins?

What a housing bubble could mean for your business

Hacker's Paradise

Watch out for the new wave of computer snooping.

Do the Math

A simple equation can help boost your sales.

Copy That

In business, imitation is more than a form of flattery.

Big City, Small Budget

Need a bed in the city that never sleeps? Here's where to go.

Angel in Waiting

Angel investing in early stage companies lags, but are investors latent or just late?

Healing Hands

How some states are easing the health-insurance burden

Keep Your Site Up During Times of Crisis

A plan can help you keep your website running in a time of crisis.

Bringing an Entrepreneurial Employee on Board

Is hiring an entrepreneurial-minded employee a big risk or a smart bet?

Keeping Track of Your Credit Score

When growing your business, you know you can't do it all on your own. But could you be outsourcing too much?

Déjà Vu, All Over Again

An entrepreneur learns coming back as CEO requires thinking about business in a new way.

Make It Snappy

Use an elevator speech to captivate customers.

How to Use Exit Pop-Ups

Before they go, give your website visitors a reason to stay--or to come back later--with a well-timed exit pop-up.

Two's Company

Partnering up? Know what you're getting into first.

Tips for Event Sponsorship

Whether it's a parade or a 10K run, make your event sponsorship dollars count for everyone involved by following these tips.

Break Into a New Industry

Are you ready to open the doors to a new industry? Here are some strategies for getting up to speed and winning sales.

Sense of Place

Turn your store into a sensory experience.

Getting Personal

Want devoted customers? Don't just sell them a product--make an impact on their lives.

Is VoIP Right for Your Company?

Take VoIP for a spin to find out if it's right for your company.

Serve 'Em Right

When it comes to customer service on the web, think big.

Behind the Mask

When the corporation doesn't protect its owner

The New Wireless Standard

A new wireless standard is on the way, but when?

Review of Pre-N Routers

If you need to rev up your wi-fi now, a pre-n router could do the trick.

Microsoft's Accounting System

If you're a Microsoft office junkie, this accounting program might be the all-in-one tool you need to bring your business's books in line.

Can You See It Now?

Turning cell phone screens into tiny TVs has become big business for this pair.

Your Changing Path

Though your route may curve, you can still make your way to your goal.

Leader of the Pack

Always the first to spot a trend on campus? Now be the first to profit from it, too.

Keep Your eBay Biz Legal

Build your eBay business on a strong legal foundation to keep the bids coming.

Smart Ideas 03/06

Comfortable gaming, dishes that cool food and more

'Wich of the South

Two Texans ask, "what's easy to make but delicious to eat?" and find an answer in a sandwich shop.

Word to the Wireless

Franchising gives freedom and clarity to a lifetime technophile.

Is Starting a Homebased Business For You?

How you can use existing skills to start your own homebased business.

Weird Ways

What's the wildest thing you've ever done to grab a client?

Just for You

Your startup can make customers smile if you let them design their own retail experiences.

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