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December 2006

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December 2006

Entrepreneur | December 2006
December 2006
Entrepreneur Magazine

The Hot List

Now that we've uncovered the most popular business trends for 2007, it's up to you to strike while they're hot.

Commercial Vehicles 2007

The latest commercial vehicles are green, mean and loaded with extras.

What's Push E-Mail?

Push e-mail is coming to a mobile device near you.

Give Your Site an Extreme Makeover

Upgrading your site is an investment, but it could pay off handsomely.

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Sell to Other Entrepreneurs

Other small businesses could be some of your site's best customers.

Review of GPS Devices

No matter where your business travels take you, one of these GPS devices will help you find the best route to get there.

Effective Search Engine Marketing

Keeping track of search engine marketing.

Check Your Pulse

Tools to keep you on top of your company's reputation

Keep Your Cell Phone Powered Up

Power solutions keep the gabbing going in out-of-the-way places.

Get Published and Get Attention

Draw in new business by writing a helpful, well-researched web article.

The Shipping News

Thinking inside the box led this entrepreneur to develop a novel shipping system.

Licensing a Product Idea From the Government

You could uncover your next big product using tech transfer.

Technology to Look Forward to: Flexible Displays

Flexible display technologies will change the way you do business.

Creative Clientele

How customers can help you get creative.

The Principle's Office

A marketing agency taps into the selling power of businesses on their best behavior.

Boost Sales by 10 Percent

Grow your bottom line by pumping up individual sales.

Stay Energized When Selling

Everyone gets burned out at times, but you can take steps to recharge.

3 Word-of-Mouth Marketing Tactics

And as a marketing method, it's downright unbeatable. Get customers to spread the word about your business with 3 simple strategies.

Getting Over a Bad Deal

So you made a bad deal. Learn from it, and move on.

The Lush Life

This trendy beverage boutique attracts the youth market in droves.

Web Sites Adapt to Mobile Access

With the mobile web changing, sites are getting ready to go.

True Story

Ever wonder what makes successful people tick? One book works it out.

Latest Luxury Vehicles

The latest luxury cars combine comfort and fuel efficiency.

Trends in Employee Compensation

Hiring may be down, but paychecks are still growing.

How to Market to Middle-Class Consumers

The middle class is scaling back, but you need not pay the price.

Small Business Takes On IM

Instant messaging is gaining favor as a business tool.

Paying for Business Travel

Using a corporate credit card has some material advantages.

Missed Manners

Don't let technology get the better of your behavior.

Best Practices

Your good habits can rub off on your business.

Driving Factor

Keep gas prices from pushing employees over the edge.

Alternatives to IPOs

IPOs have gotten tougher, but entrepreneurs have some alternatives up their sleeves.

From Scratch

How one entrepreneur built something out of nothing

Avoid Scams on eBay

Use eBay's security measures to avoid falling prey to online scams.

Checking Out Online Investment Advice

Finding credible investment advice in the endless supply online can be a daunting task. Here's how to get started.

Diary of a Startup

Fundraising, marketing and location shopping are all in a day's work.

Good Connections

Take your business where you want it by networking.

Extra Effort

Does your bank go above and beyond?

Soup Frenzy

A TV show built nationwide buzz. Now these franchisees are serving it up in their local community.

Cure Couture

To lessen the pain of a family tragedy, one woman dressed up her crutches and found a fashionable calling.

Rival Revival

Making money off university rivalries.

On Par

Keeping startup costs low put this golf aficionado in the green.

Advise Advisory

Hiring fiduciary advisors for your employees.

Real Smart

Your academic experience doesn't have to be all about the grade.

Tap Your Talent

To help boost your business, focus on what you do best.

Getting Back to Your Company's Roots

Do your problems stem from a lost company mission?

Small-Business Answer Book

Get the answers to your crucial business questions in the last of our three-part series.

Starting a Nonprofit Business

If you have a passion for a cause, starting a nonprofit could be for you.

Got Laid Off? Buy a Franchise

Getting laid off may feel like an unhappy ending, but it could be where your franchise story begins.

Good Genes

Banking on biotech, this innovator sees a cleaner future in enzymes.

All Hooked Up

A franchisee finds her calling selling cell phones.

Stash That Cash

Adding cash to your investment portfolio.

Enrollment Fee

Pitfalls to avoid when setting up a college fund.

It's All the Talk

A fund tunes in to growing media & telecom industries.

Managing Your Debt

Even successful businesses have debt, but how much is too much? Learning how to manage debt is what can put you ahead.

Offering Stock Options

Have stock options lost their sparkle? Maybe--but this compensation tool can still be useful if you know how to do it right.

Holiday-Season Tax Trimming

Lower your tax bill with last-minute adjustments.

Truth Be Told

A new virtual marketplace takes the subjectivity out of valuing a business.

Just Checking

Should you conduct ongoing background checks on your employees?

Rest Insured

Protect against losses with trade credit insurance.

Ensuring an Ethical Business

Establishing ethics standards makes sense for your bottom line.

Creating Community at Your Office

Your employees are feeling more socially isolated. Should you help?

Head for the Hills

Don't let the peace and quiet of rural life fool you--it could make your business boom.

The Gift of Giving

Ideas for holiday gift-giving.

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