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June 2007

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June 2007

Entrepreneur | June 2007
June 2007
Entrepreneur Magazine

Sell It!

The bottom line is that your business comes down to one thing: sales. That's why we went straight to the source--the experts, entrepreneurs and even customers--to find out what really works.

Fancy That

Exercise your options with the latest high-tech features.

Bite Into an iPhone

Apple's foray into cell phones could make you drool.

The Bright Side

Small businesses show more signs of optimism.

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Safety First

Keep your customer and employee data on lockdown.

Good Reads

When you hit the beach this summer, hit these books, too.

Creative License?

A recent court ruling could put a damper on licensing.

Space Odyssey

The hope of easy access to space sparks sky-high innovation.

Do It Yourself

Check-in kiosks are saving business travelers tons of time.

In a Flash

Quick, clever ways to boost your business' sales.

The Power of One

How to make your company a singular sensation.

Better Than Ever

This brewery's online venture soured, so its owners poured energy into their brick-and-mortar.

Stand Guard

Bankruptcy can sneak up on you if you aren't paying attention. To keep your business safe, be on the lookout for these warning signs.

No Excuses

Get informed so you can do your taxes right.

Bounce Back

Being dropped by your lender may feel like a huge setback, but your business is far from over. Here's how to rise above it.

Play It Safe

Look after employees' off-the-job health, too.

Fight the Fee

Save money with PIN-based transactions.

Too Revealing?

The scoop on funds of funds.

Money in the Bank

Possible changes coming in small business checking accounts.

Buddy System

Would a strategic alliance be profitable for your business?

Develop This

Let the ideas roll--with a little help from the R&E tax credit.

Gimme Some Love

Want big buzz and stellar sales? Reap the rewards of building a community that gives you feedback about your product.

Bring on the Bacon

These days, breakfast is the sunny side of the food business.

Hire Away

How to bring new hands on deck--and keep them there.

Name Fame

How some entrepreneurs handle sharing their handles.

Call a Doctor!

Can the ailing health insurance system be revived?

Twice as Nice

Netgear's handset lets you take both VoIP and traditional calls.

Jack of All Trades

Print, scan, copy, fax--laser multifunctions do it all in a jiffy.

Get an Earful

Earphones for when you just want peace and quiet.

Yahoo! to Go

New mobile offerings add functionality to your phone.

All That Jazz

Spice up your customers' shopping experience with web tools that let you do just about anything, from one-click calling to webcasting.

USB Set Free

Kiss your cables goodbye--USB is going wireless.

How Suite It Is

Wish there was some way you could manage all your critical business functions from anywhere? Meet NetSuite.

Power to the People

For the man who started Wikipedia, community control means endless opportunity.

Easy Street

Some countries are easier to deal with than others.

In the Fast Lane

Get some attention and speed up your sales with an eBay blog.

Worth a Visit

With a lot of knowledge and a little money, one man made it his mission to help companies get site visitors.

Off the Hook

An eco-friendly solution to the ubiquitous wire hanger.

Kitchen Couture

A mother-daughter duo looks to the past to turn a kitchen staple into a modern fashion statement.

Get Inspired

Think owning a franchise will stifle your creative side? These companies show how fun franchising can be.

Wind In Your Sales

Your business won't make any headway without stellar sales. Here's all you need to know to grow at a rapid clip.

In the Know

Find out all you can about patents, trademarks and copyrights now--your business will thank you later.

Reel 'Em In

Do you have the right bait to entice investors? Get them hooked--and get money for your business--with these tips.

When in Doubt

In tough times, which comes first: your business or your education? Start by exploring your options.

More or Lease

Don't have the cash for big-ticket items? Look to leasing instead.

Buzz on a Budget

Get the most bang for your marketing buck with these tips from an expert.

The Price is Right

The cost of your product can make or break a deal. Is your price on point?

All Dolled Up

With the instant success of their quirky creations, these toy-makers prove beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Face Time?

Managing employees in Second Life.

Make It Happen

Brainstorming sessions can help you explore new ideas, discover solutions and reach your goals.

Babble On?

Is your English-only policy open for misinterpretation?

Put Me In!

A business coach may be just what your employees need to do their best.

Check Mate

Your competitor has just been taken over by a huge corporation. To stay ahead of the game, what should your next move be?

Sweet Success

This entrepreneur's sales are on the rise after she cooked up a new company image.

Top Secret

Confidential data should be handled with care.

Better to Give

Get a leg up on the competition by supporting charities.

News You Can Use

Make your business relevant to what's happening in the world.

It's a Fake!

Learn how to steer clear of counterfeit merchandise.

Rave Reviews

On the web, customer testimonials speak louder than advertising.

A Real Standout

When customers ask "why should I buy?" you can win their dollars--and their loyalty--by showing your competitive advantage.

Now Presenting

Giving a formal sales presentation? Here are tips to make it memorable.

All That Glitters

Transforming promotional tees from drab to fab is this company's specialty.

Between Friends

Investing in a pal's business doesn't have to compromise your friendship--or your bank account.

Join the Club

Want help putting together your portfolio? Investment clubs are a great way to network and learn about stocks--while having fun, too.

Do Your Research

It pays to find out more about Eastern European funds.

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