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September 2006

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September 2006

Entrepreneur | September 2006
September 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine

The Wave of Next-Generation Innovators

Forward-thinking entrepreneurs are making strides in promising areas--from nanotech to biotech to semiconductors. Will any of them build the next Microsoft?

Do Hybrid Securities Belong in Your Portfolio?

Hybrid securities are becoming increasingly common, but weigh your options before you decide to invest.

Canada's Calling

Canadian fund lets investors tap natural resources.

Will You Owe the Alternative Minimum Tax?

How you can avoid paying the AMT now and later.

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Safe Spending

Small business credit card users now have more protection.

The Tic Tax Advantage

Form a partnership to invest in property.

Is Your Tax Information Safe?

Potential changes in IRS rules could leave you exposed.

Venture Capitalists See Potential in Green Businesses

VC firms across the country are seeing green in the growing number of environmentally friendly products and companies.

Choosing a Bank to Get a Loan From

Big banks are competing for your business. How can you decide which one is best for you and your company?

Believe It Seth

Godin twists strange tales into thoughtful advice.

Living Dolls

Are sales standing still? Get your merchandise moving.

Become a Business Evangelist

You're all fired up about your company's products and services, so make sure your employees are, too--and that they let everyone know it.

What Kind of Sales Animal Are You?

Ever feel like your sales team is a zoo? Turns out that's not a bad thing.

Drink Up

One entrepreneur is using a small sticker to build a big following for his company.

Using Anger as a Negotiating Tactic

Anger can help in negotiation, but be sure to use it wisely.

Toppling Trolls

Patent trolls take a hit in a Supreme Court ruling.

Got Skills?

Corporate volunteering is becoming less about envelope stuffing and more about letting employees apply their specific skills.

Joining Forces With Japan

Japan's economy is picking up. Should your company explore the possibilities?

Hot Cities 2006

Whether you're looking to expand, relocate or simply stay put, our 12th annual Hot Cities report will give you the lowdown on the nation's most dynamic cities for entrepreneurs.

Flying in Style

Business-class-only airlines are trying to win your loyalty.

Doing Business in Afghanistan

The opportunities in Afghanistan are once-in-a-lifetime.

A New Way to Go Public

"Blank checks" make going public more palatable.

Cell Phones as Bar Code Scanners

Your customers may soon use their cell phones to find out prices--and much more.

Cover Me

Mandatory health insurance may be bad for business.

Implementing Retirement Plans for Staff

Add value to your business with an employee retirement plan.

Desktop Virtualization Explained

Think two operating systems are better than one? You're in luck.

Looking Good?

Ease of hiring improves, but SMB salaries are up.

That's So '80s

Entrepreneurs revive hit products of the past.

Future's So Bright

Put on your shades to check out an inner-city entrepreneurship program and one of its stars.

Baby Boom

Older, more affluent moms are inspiring a burgeoning business trend.

3 Cars Rich in Features

Packed with features, these cars stand out.

Buying Power

How to give Generations X and Y what they want.

When Procrastinating Can Pay Off

Does it always feel like you've got a million things to do at once? Take a step back--sometimes procrastinating pays off.

How Sorority and Fraternity Ties Can Help You

There's more than one type of family you can turn to for support.

Diary of a Startup

Despite a few obstacles, our young entrepreneur is fit for launch.

A Slice of the Upper Crust

Service providers find a niche offering convenience and class.

Loan Lesson

Is convertible debt the way to go?

Go Figure

For one couple, finding the right franchise match was as easy as 1, 2, 3.

New Beginnings

A tragic event helped a franchisee discover the sweet life.

What's New

A franchise with character is coming your way.

Take Your eBay Biz Global

EBay's international shipping and payment options put the whole world in your hands.

Review of Draft-N Hardware

We took today's draft-n hardware out for a spin. See how it performed.

Franchise Gurus Speak Out

Learn from the franchising legends who have built some of today's biggest brands.

Got a Minute?

In the time it takes you to drink your morning coffee, you can start a business.

Smart Ideas 09/06

Fashionable fanny packs, charter jets and music school.

Cell Phone Tax Relief

For once, a cell tax is being lifted. But don't count on such future luck.

Bridging the Gap

Donations keep this company alive, while it keeps the hospitalized in touch with loved ones.

Food for Thought

Got a great food idea? Submit it directly to Kraft.

Risking It All to Tell a Story

This filmmaker's bold documentaries don't shy away from big issues.

Latest Draft Wi-Fi Standard

The latest draft of Wi-Fi isn't final--but that doesn't mean it's no good.

Payback Time

Think interns are free labor? That could be changing.

Instant Classics

A toy company breaks from the more-is-better mind-set and returns to vintage characters.

Book It

5 global business books you need to read.

On the Move

Simplifying a complicated mass transit system was no easy task--but it's what put this entrepreneur on the fast track to success.

Change Agent

Providing urban marketing know-how to corporate America, this entrepreneur moves to his own beat.

Who Are Today's Power Players?

Entrepreneurs are becoming the front-runners of innovation.

Winning the R&D Game

Are you trying to develop the next big thing? Enlist help from bright minds outside your company by throwing in a prize.

Turn a Prophet

The outlook is good for a pair of software creators harnessing Microsoft's might.

Making Online Forms User-Friendly

Your web forms could be scaring away potential customers.

What's Jamming Your Network

Wi-Fi network jammed? This tool exposes the culprits.

Anti-Fraud Measures for Your Site

Outsmart the bad guys with these anti-fraud tactics for your site.

Why You Should Encourage Online Product Reviews

Online reviews by your customers can turn browsers into buyers.

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