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January 2008

Entrepreneur | January 2008
January 2008
Entrepreneur Magazine

Meet Our No. 1 Franchisee

Check out the new No. 1 on the block.

Sea Potential

The active baby boomer market provides a swell of opportunity for one entrepreneur.

The Boys' Club

Women entrepreneurs are creating a formula for success.

The Road Less Traveled

With so much traffic in cyberspace, it's about time someone blazed a direct trail to the internet.

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Get With the Program

Trade treaties give you an edge--so don't let their advantages pass you by.

New Entry

Your company's arrived. Now let everyone know by getting on Wikipedia.

Booster Shot

It's a new year--the perfect time to revive your marketing with fresh tactics.

Can You Compete?

Chinese manufacturers aren't just making your stuff--they're making their own, too.

Garnering Angels

Sure, you may have ventured for VC, but raising angel capital takes a different kind of skill.

As Easy as 1-2-3

Sales calls are simple when you know what to do before, during and after.

Get Inspired

Usher in a new year and new ideas with these stimulating reads.

Investor's Cut

Get your shot at the silver screen without setting a foot in Hollywood.

Chill Out, Man!

As an entrepreneur, you're bound to feel tense. Learn to relax for the sake of your business.

New Directions

Success stories from 3 entrepreneurs who rebranded.

Creative Genius

There's nothing like a little fantasy to get imaginations--and business--moving.

Start Their Engines

Offering inventive incentives can have a big impact on your bottom line.

It's in the Bag

You'll never catch Andy Keller answering "plastic" to the "Paper or plastic?" question at the grocery store. As a matter of fact, you won't hear him answering "paper," either.

Fly Better

Tips to getting yourself to the upper class.

Rise of the Robots

Robots are well on their way from the pages of science fiction to your front door. In fact, advanced humanoid robots could arrive on your doorstep as early as 10 years from now.

City Savvy

If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. Never before has this popular saying rung more true. For ages, New York City's charm has been encapsulated in the efforts of enterprising entrepreneurs.

Back in Action

Recover your data without a hitch using drivesavers.

Fast and Furious

The 2008 BMW M5 is getting entrepreneurs where they need to go.

Cloaked Room

Virtual meetings are keeping quieter employees plugged in.

Control Your Emoticons

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what's an emoticon worth? Something as simple as a :-), :-( or ;-) can be complicated, especially when you're talking about business e-mails.

A Look Ahead

If you made it through 2007, you'll make it through 2008--or so say economic forecasters asked to describe the near-term environment for entrepreneurs.

What You Must Know About Franchising

Are you ready for franchise ownership? Our expert gives you an inside look.

Super Sleuthing

Doing your due diligence before buying a franchise involves some detective work. Here's how to uncover what you need to know.

Running Start

There's no easy button for starting a franchise, but there are dozens of programs to lend a helping hand.

Expanding Your Franchise

It works in Phoenix, but will it fly in Toledo? Learn the here and there of expanding a regional concept.

He Said, She Said

Our experts weigh in on the ups and downs of buying a franchise fresh out of college.

World View

As the dollar declines, set your sights on diversification.


You've read about our winner; now discover some other top entrants' best success tips.

Currying Flavor Creatively

With culturally inspired chocolates and a focus on going green, our Woman of the Year is taking taste to a whole new level.

It's Here!

Dig in to the 29th annual Franchise 500® to find the best business for you.

Give Me a Tax Break

Our business consulting expert gives insight into business and tax dollars.

Take Control

Your business's finances are in good shape--but what about your own?

Step On Up

Women business leaders have the power to change the world. Sharon Hadary is showing them how.

Open to Advice

Ready to push profits through the roof? All you need is a little help.

By the Numbers

Use our exclusive Business Performance Dashboard to find out how your company compares to others in your industry.

Dare to Venture

Need a cash infusion? Try Venture merchant bank financing to get your business back on track.

Understanding the Rankings

A look inside on how the Franchise 500® list was compiled.

Time Bomb

Late-paying customers can put your business in jeopardy. Get organized--and get paid on time.

Get By With Help From the IRS

The IRS' small-business site just got a whole lot easier to use.

A Loan But Not Alone

Businesses give hope to third world entrepreneurs.

Take It With You

Don't let business cards and important documents get lost in the shuffle.

Dial Away

Long distance for one flat fee? Call it a deal.

Tell It to Me Straight

Your online community can help fine-tune your products.

Touch and Go

Quick, secure login is at your fingertip.

In iControl

Go online to keep your company under lock and key.

Traveling Companions

Yes, you can pack light when hitting the road and still get it all done.

Buena Vista?

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 cometh. Is it time for your business to give it a try?

Scale It Down

Want your website to reach more people? Make it ready to move.

Ready Reference Listings

As an additional research tool, we have broken out franchise data from the Franchise 500® listings into the following quick-reference sections.

Listen Here!

Giving your site a bit of sound? Royalty rates might change your tune.

Do You Copy?

In the market for a new copier? Consider a multifunction printer.

Risky Biz

Get your employees taking chances and learning from their experiences.

Big Deal

Organizing multimillion-dollar investments is all in a day's work for this software company.

Small Towns, Big Money

Looking for capital? a new study shows that small towns might just be a VC paradise.

What's to Come

Fasten your seat belts and hold on tight--the 2008 economy is going to be a bumpy ride.

Get Out of the Office

For basic business applications, think outside the software box.

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