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June 2006

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June 2006

Entrepreneur | June 2006
June 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine

Hotter Than Hot

Entrepreneur and PricewaterhouseCoopers' 12th annual Hot 100 companies are leading the pack in fast growth, big sales and smart business.

Set Sale

With interest rates at an ebb, M&A activity is on the rise. Is now the right time for you to jump in and catch the wave?

Safe Bet?

Software insurance may cover your network's assets.

Be Honest

Sometimes it's hard to tell the truth, but at work, honesty really is the best policy.

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Partnering With a University

Universities have long been centers of innovation. Now, many are partnering with entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas.

Mass Appeal

What to know before your website goes global

Good Sun Rising

As Japan's economy gets stronger, so do the funds.

Giving Control to Customers

Your customers are your livelihood, so why don't you let them have their say?

Surviving a Subpoena

How to survive a subpoena of your electronic data

Networking Blunders

Entrepreneurs share their most awkward networking moments.

Local Favor

The trend in SMB banking is all about staying close to home.

How Does the EEOC Fare in the Discrimination Wars?

The EEOC just passed a milestone, but we're still striving for workplace equality.

Salary Surge

How does your company fit into the current SMB hiring and salary trends?

How to Source Must-Have Products

Bolster your eBay business by being the first to find the products everyone wants.

Homegrown Help

The best employees for your business might already be in your own backyard.

The Latest in Ultraportable PCs

It's not a laptop. It's not a PDA. Will this little PC live up to its big billing?

How to Set Up an IP PBX

Setting up an IP PBX not your cup of tea? Just look how simple it can be!

Flat Panel Roundup

Whether you pick LCD or plasma, once you go flat, you'll never go back.

Bump on a Blog

Don't just sit there--it's time to start blogging!

Lofty Ideals

Smart and socially conscious students build businesses with high standards.

Don't Lose Your Luggage

Never be left without your necessities again.

Spinoff City

Even before you start, have a vision of what your business can beget.

Fulfillment Through Outsourcing

Looking to expand? Outsourcing orders might just do the trick.

Diary of a Startup: Part III

With new contacts and secure financing, all our entrepreneur needs is a location.

Get Organized!

Is your business bogged down? Clear the clutter, and get a fresh start.

Get the Lowdown on Consumer-Directed Health Plans

Inflated health insurance prices are putting the squeeze on your budget, but are consumer-directed plans the way to go?

Friendly Faces

A Harvard student creates a new way for students to network and revolutionizes how this generation's classmates connect.

Shop and Go

A traveling boutique is the perfect vehicle for getting the latest fashions to customers.

Autos Going Green

The green car market is branching out.

Inheriting a Business That Isn't Profitable

Increase your income without decreasing your parents' loyal customers.

Hard to Beat

With so many commercial uses, could diamonds be the new plastic?

Screen Test

Digital displays are all the rage in advertising, and someone has to bring them to life.

Smart Tax Moves

Tips for avoiding the harsh gaze of the IRS

Put Your Ads Where Your Customers Are

Your ad, that is. Place-based advertising allows you to reach your ideal customers with the right message, in the right place at the right time.

Onward, Upward

Take the high road to success with these tips for positive progression.

Your Burning Franchise Questions

When it comes to buying a franchise, we know what's on your mind. We answer your top questions here.

Start Your Own Magazine

Got a great idea for a magazine? Find out how you, too, can break into this challenging business.

How Time Zones Affect Global Businesses

When your biz spans the globe, it might not feel like time is on your side.

News by the Numbers

Thanks to this entrepreneur, news search results never looked so relevant.

Keeping a Project Archive

What was that awesome thing you did for that one project last year? Don't know? You need to start keeping a project archive.

Smart Ideas 06/06

Movers who decorate, gourmet hot chocolate and more

Influence Sales Success With the Right Team

How well you sell isn't just up to you. Improve your performance by surrounding yourself with the right people.

Building the Better Biz

Is your company tough and tenacious or lithe and limber?

Lesson Plans

Boost sales by educating customers on your product.

Financing Incentives in Low-Income Communities

Businesses in low-income communities are receiving cheaper, more flexible financing, thanks to a special tax credit program.

Are Long-Term Bonds Right for You?

The 30-year bond has made a comeback, but individual investors might be better off picking bonds their own size.

You're Invited

The party never stops for these event planners.

Canine Calling

After an unexpected layoff, a marketing exec tracks down a new career.

The Lowdown on Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Pay-per-click advertising can bring a stampede of shoppers to your site, but make sure your keyword performance is profitable.

Time to Update Your Website?

Updating your website doesn't have to be a headache.

Add Click-to-Call to Your Site

Connect with customers by adding a click-to-call feature to your site.

Time Well Spent

This entrepreneur turns his company's time into money--even when working for free.

Hitting Hard

Piracy laws just got tougher.

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