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August 2007

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August 2007

Entrepreneur | August 2007
August 2007
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Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 500

Who made the cut as this year's fastest-growing small businesses?

Raising the Roof

Monica Higgins' secret to earning rave reviews from customers? Making home renovations as painless as possible.

Women 2.0

Where do women really stand in the tech industry?

Find Ways to Negotiate Smart

Don't be afraid to negotiate--just know what you're doing.

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Boiling Point?

The restaurant industry is feeling the heat.

A Gr8 Way 2 Win Customers

Get into your customers' pockets with SMS advertising.

Well, Honestly!

Truth in marketing spins in a new direction.

Tune in with Your Audience

Fishing for some customers? Podcast a line and make a sales catch.

Finish Line

For VC-backed companies, M&A is usually how the story ends.

Are You Game?

Gaming racks up points as the work model of the future.

Your Message in a Mascot

Take these 3 quick tips to dress up your company's image.

His and Hers

How to design an office everyone on staff will love.

Nice Moves

Brian Altomare's company is moving up by moving out dorm furniture.

Design on a Dime

Working from home and staying in touch with his former employer helped this designer make the leap to his own studio.

The Race Is On

What might the presidential candidates do for you?

For Your Review

Want more eyes on your products? Go online and share your expertise.

In the Army Now

More military spouses are enlisting in business.

Child's Play

Breaking into the multibillion-dollar toy industry is easier than you think. Here's how to get your toy on the top of every kid's wish list.

Build Your Business From the Inside Out

To launch and build your startup faster, try outsourcing.

Farewell

Have a truly bon voyage knowing you got the best ticket price.

A Guide to Effective Mailings

Are you getting the most out of your direct-mail campaign? Follow this advice and post record returns on your efforts.

Take It Online

Virtual trade shows take care of some very real business.

Safe Trip

Put your data on lockdown before hitting the road.

American Beauties

The car next door is all grown up--and going places fast.

Making Dollars With Sense

In business, sometimes it's better to let your gut do the talking.

Hook Me Up

Home security entrepreneurs are wired for success.

When You Should Dodge Discounts

Would your store be better off sans sales?

At Their Service

Your company is nothing without customers. Make sure you play nice by following these steps.

Making a Business Reality

These innovative entrepreneurs saw business take off after landing a reality show.

Imagine That

Want to compete? Keep your creative juices flowing.

About Face

Bringing in help to grow? Beware of hidden agendas.

What's in a Name?

Take control of what the Web says about you.

Shades of Green

With more large companies going green, the entire industry is under scrutiny.

That's an Order

Overseas coffee company brings GIs their daily cup of joe.

The Ups and Downs of Funds

This thrilling fund is not for the faint of heart.

Gimme a Tax Break

Tax breaks ease the burden of the minimum-wage hike.

Need to lose some PC weight?

Shave off the bulk with a lighter Office version.

Back to the Drawing Board

Is your company running smoothly? Then there's no better time to review your business plan and consider what your next move will be.

Just a Click and a Phone Call Away

New VoIP sites let you make calls all over the globe for cheap.

How Globetrotters Keep Business Going

Will the business survive while you're away? It will--if you're prepared.

Small Business Owners Risk Identity Theft

Insuring your identity makes it easier to get it back.

Hot Wheels

The latest in fun franchising: renting motorcycles to thrill-seeking travelers.

Creative Snacking

Yummy peanut butter cafes are the best thing since sliced bread.

Online Retail Offers a New Way to Pay

Online customers jump at the chance to pay for purchases incrementally.

The Land of the Audit-Free

Small businesses are being liberated from SOX restrictions.

Exchange-Traded vs. Index Funds

Tried-and-true index funds still rank highest on our list, but exchange-traded funds can add spice to a well-rounded portfolio.

Tired of Waiting in Line?

Save a trip to the post office with the DYMO Desktop Mailing Solution.

How Do I Raise Funds For a Nonprofit?

Buying bonds from a nonprofit organization lets you show your giving side--and make money, too.

Watch Out for VC Scams

Looking to raise capital? You could be a target for con artists. To avoid getting scammed, stay on the alert--and trust your gut.

The Time Is Now

Yes, you can build a million-dollar business while you're still in college.

Design on a Dime

Working from home and staying in touch with his former employer helped this designer make the leap to his own studio.

It Pays to Know Your Staff

NetSuite provides a staffing solution without all the fluff.

Keep Your Single Staff in Mind

Play fair with single employees if you want them to stick around.

Finding a Middle Ground with Overseas Buyers

Arbitration can settle cross-border disputes.

Power Up Your PowerPoints

A lightweight portable projector will keep your presentations picture-perfect when you're on the go.

Grow Your Business By Tapping New Resources

Partnering with other entrepreneurial companies can help all of you bulk up and throw your collective weight around.

Searchandising: The Solution in Sales

Show shoppers what they're missing in your search results.

What Counts as Copyright Infringement?

Building a website? Don't get caught in a copyright mess.

Luxury Goods Shine Online

As shoppers get bolder, it's the perfect time to sell the finer things online.

Nutritious Meals Cook Up an Idea

Lorena Garcia is making children's eating habits her business with cooking workshops.

Your Memory in a Flash

With portables more packed than ever, flash memory looks like the future.

Coming of Age

We're not talking kid stuff--the booming children's market is serious business, and franchisees are reaping the rewards.

Speech-to-Text Technology

New services transform voice messages into text.

Let Your Network Be Your Guide

Will throwing human intelligence into the mix help this search company come up first?

Take a Tip From Edison

The only way to succeed is to believe in yourself. Here's how to keep the faith even when you run into roadblocks.

How to Protect Your Invention

Need invention protection? An attorney can help.

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