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February 2007

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February 2007

Entrepreneur | February 2007
February 2007
Entrepreneur Magazine

Building the 21st Century Leader

Heading up a successful company today is a lot different than it was 50 years ago. What skills do you need to lead your business to success--not just today but also in the future?

Speed It Up

Learn what's keeping your company from moving forward.

Free at Last

With venture dollars behind them, this pair of experts teamed up to build a better wireless network.

Should You Invest in Distressed Properties?

Buying distressed properties can be a fruitful investment, but profiting is no simple matter. Make sure you've done your research.

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On the Rebound

Think Japan is bouncing back? Check out this fund.

Stock Support

Save time and money when selling stock.

Special Delivery

Did you know that UPS Capital is one of the country's leading SBA lenders?

Card Guard

Try out a new credit monitoring plan.

Apology Accepted

E&O insurance can help make up for mistakes.

How to Recapitalize Your Business

Need cash, but don't want to give up control of operations? You can get the best of both worlds by recapitalizing.

Ready to Buy a Business Property?

While residential real estate slows, the commercial market remains fairly healthy. Is now the time to buy?

Backup Plan

What happens when you can't pay your taxes?

Members Only

This company's membership program is a win-win for customers and the bottom line.

Speed of Thought

Think fast to be more innovative in your branding.

Growing Up Fast

From flooring to furnishings to T-shirts, bamboo products are catching on.

Bright Outlook

This entrepreneur's clever device has consumers seeing things in a better light.

How Healthy Are Your Sales?

Give your sales a checkup by analyzing crucial data.

Hawking on Eggshells

Which came first, the advertising or the egg? No matter--now they're together at last.

Win Over Your Employees

If all you want is a little respect, read on.

Hot New Market: Online Worlds

Should you take your business to the virtual world?

The Starbucks Business Model

What can you learn from how Starbucks brews success?

Midpriced, High-Profile Company Cars

Rely on these all-around standouts to polish your image.

Never Know Where You Are?

With these GPS-equipped phones, you won't have to ask.

What Can Muni Wi-Fi Do for Your Biz?

Tune in to the opportunities citywide Wi-Fi projects bring.

Cater to the New Downtown Consumer

As consumers flee the 'burbs, they'll need help from you.

Lessons From a Restaurateur

Rainforest Cafe founder's entrepreneurial adventures.

Using an Online Trading Market to Predict Success

Businesses are using an innovative tool to see what their futures may hold.

Fly the Private Skies

Using a private jet is more affordable than you might think.

Yogurt Entrepreneurs Thrive on Repeat Business

Their frozen yogurt is so good, customers will break the law for a taste of the nonfat dessert.

The Best in Ergonomic Chairs

It's not just a luxury--ergonomic office furniture is key to keeping you and your employees healthy and productive.

Fast Break

Take a look at 2007's 101 fastest-growing franchises--but blink and you miss your opportunity.

Be a Better Business Leader

Running a company takes more than just business skills.

Renew Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

To keep your business on track to success, make time to sit down for a big meeting--with yourself.

eBay Business Automation

Make more money with less effort by using eBay's tools to automate your business.

What Can Web 2.0 Do for Your Business?

You might have heard of Web 2.0, but do you know what this new version of the internet means for your business? Get in step with the more collaborative, more interactive web of the future.

Franchising for Kids

These entrepreneurs are serious about their kid-friendly franchises.

7 Secrets to Success

Ever wish you had a cheat sheet for starting a great business? Icon Brian Tracy's 7 core principles are as close to it as you can get.

Untangle Your Desktop

If you're getting tangled up in the cords on your desk, this VoIP phone/keyboard/mouse combo will cut through (some of) the clutter.

Energy Stars

Finding energy-efficient hardware.

Remote Control

Use a virtual repairman for your IT needs.

Audacious Advertising

In-your-face marketing could be the best way to reach your audience.

Mind Games

How to deal with an employee you suspect has a psychiatric disorder.

Trading Tools

Gain an edge by managing global shipments online.

Posting Jobs Online, the Right Way

Looking for new hires online? To find the best candidates, do it smart.

Are You Suffering From Information Overload?

You have the data at your fingertips, so why is making business decisions so hard? It could be information overload.

Could You Be Sued for Libel?

Know what you can and can't say on your company's blog.

Foreign Affairs

One entrepreneur's secret to winning the international talent war? Diverse opportunities.

Syndicating Your Coupons

Create, manage and send out coupons to prospects with an online service.

Use Site Error Pages as a Marketing Tool

Don't leave your website visitors in the dark. Find new customers by turning your error page into a marketing message.

Take a Look Inside

In deal making, a little introspection goes a long way.

Be the Brand

Make your marketing an experience.

Keeping Online Payments Safe

Security standards might make you rethink your payment system.

Create Marketing Materials With Your Salespeople in Mind

What do your salespeople need to succeed? Give them a toolkit that helps them out during every step of the sale.

Loyalty Programs That Work

Why try to rope in new customers when your regulars are far more likely to buy? A loyalty program will keep repeat visitors clicking.

The Latest in Browsers

With upgraded browsers out, what's the safest way to navigate the Net?

Listen and Learn When Making a Sale

Sometimes closing the deal is as easy as closing your mouth.

In the Fast Lane

Now you can check e-mail with both hands on the wheel.

Being There

Bring customers into your store and keep them there.

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