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April 2008

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April 2008

Entrepreneur | April 2008
April 2008
Entrepreneur Magazine

Work Smarter

With increasingly sophisticated offerings, web applications are a smart choice for any business. You can collaborate, store and save from anywhere in the world. Not sure which web apps are right for you? Here are some of our favorites.

Experience Counts

The hunt for angel investors is tough enough. Finding one who offers more than money adds to the challenge--but it's worth it.

The Lost Generation

Keeping up with the Jonesers

Size Matters

Growing your business comes down to basic multiplication--just make sure you add in the human factor.

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For All It's Worth

The estate tax may disappear in 2010. Keep your assets from doing the same by planning today.

Tying the Knot

Partnering is an art, so make sure everyone sees eye to eye with these 8 tips.

Are You on the List?

3 entrepreneurs tell how their companies earned a spot with the in crowd.

Underdog Days

The big guys couldn't take the heat--can you rise to the occasion?

The Missing Link

Startup capital may be as close as your accountant's rolodex.

Fountain of Youth

This savvy entrepreneur is out to prove that investing's for all ages.

Making Headlines

Here's how to get the media attention you've always wanted--the right way.

Pick and Save

Don't wait until the last minute to save big on your 2008 taxes. Here's what to watch out for.

Abroad, Not Overboard

Ex-Im Bank financing lessens the risk of doing business abroad.

Taking Stock

How will the economy affect your investments this year?

He Saw the Sign

A franchisee's success is out there for the whole world to see.

Making the Cut

A kid-friendly hair salon left no doubt in one couple's minds: They wanted their turn in the chair.

What's New

You've seen them on TV. Now meet them in person.

Serial Starter

Serial entrepreneurs reveal that growing and selling a company is a business in itself.

Health Nuts and Bolts

Don't be afraid to spoon-feed your employees tips about proper diet.

Midas Touch

A model-turned-jeweler discovers what women want--and a successful business.

The Power of Entrepreneurial Programs

"All-inclusive" entrepreneurship programs can get you connected--and your business going.

Put It in Drive

Whether you want a flex-fuel fleet, upfitted pickups or versatile vans, 2008's commercial vehicles have just what you need.

Start Your Engines

Get the money you need to put your team behind the wheel with financing programs.

Road Less Traveled

Lessen your fleet's environmental tracks by opting for greener vehicles and fuels.

Cruise Control

Whether you've got 3 or 30, there's a program to help you manage your vehicles.

Road Map

Generous service plans and warranties can keep you covered on the road ahead.

Pimp My Ride

Deck your fleet out in the latest racks, cabinets and gadgets to tote your business tools.

Dry Idea

Think your idea sounds too crazy to work? Think again.

No Sour Grapes

Sure, wine has been hot for a few years now--but the latest trend is hobnobbing with clients at wine-tasting establishments like wineries and wine bars.

Surviving the Crunch

We took to the streets to see how entrepreneurs are coping with the credit crunch.

Form Meets Function

Spruce up your work--and your life--with these nifty office tools and supplies.

For Hire

Want the right employee without paying the big bucks? Dayak.com can help.

National Small Business Week

Head to D.C. and New York for information and inspiration.

Public Opinion

Why aren't more companies cashing in on the benefits of putting women in charge?

Hit the Books

Earning an MBA is a great way to beef up your business know-how, whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner. Check out The Princeton Review's list of top-ranked schools to find the program that's best for you.

Now See This

What's new in online video viewing? The answer is crystal clear.

My Mistake

Trust us--when going global, you don't want to make any of these 7 blunders.

'Illusions' and 'Anxiety'

This month's books can help you avoid myths and channel your stress.

Get Personal

Step away from the computer and give your business that personal touch.

The Easy Route

Shopping for a new router? Check out the latest advances in Wi-Fi.

Take It With You

Hard-traveling photography and digital media entrepreneur Danya Henninger, co-founder of Imagic with her husband Mark, makes the most of web apps both old and new. She took time out to discuss her must-have online applications.

Safety 'Net

Michael Fertik Gives clients peace of mind by keeping their online images squeaky-clean.

Attention, Please

How one man's company caught Yahoo's eye.

Oh, Behave!

Social networking has its own social dynamics. Here's how to navigate them.

Shipping 2.0

With a virtual warehouse service, all you have to lose are rent and delivery costs.

Open Sesame

Cell phone companies are starting to free up their networks. Here's the latest on the liberation.

Now Presenting

Need help keeping your audience captive?

Found Your Calling?

This budget-friendly VOIP system beckons.

Bon Voyager

Wondering how LG's Voyager stacks up against the iPhone? Wonder no more.

Eat Up!

Have a big helping of the top restaurant franchises for 2008.

Spell It Out

Keeping up with web lingo has helped this entrepreneur launch an accessory empire.

Easy Rider

Navigating uncharted territory? You've got options.

Waste Not

Ron Gonen says his first meeting with a potential customer wasn't a hard sell. He's the founder and CEO of RecycleBank, a rewards company that motivates people to recycle.

Fit for a King

Volvo's best combines style and substance.

Green Machines

It's cool to care about the environment, and technology manufacturers are making it easier than ever for green-conscious entrepreneurs to buy more environmentally friendly, energy-saving tech products.

Give 'Em a Boost

Amir Levin turned dinnertime turmoil into inspiration.

Bottoms Up!

Here's what every online alcohol startup needs to know.

Cool Tool

Show your stuff with low-cost video ads.

What's Cooking?

Hungering to launch your own restaurant? Use these 7 tips to get your business started now.

It's In The Bag

Here's how one entrepreneur keyed in on a rampant purse-digging problem.

Finders Keepers

Don't let your winning concept make its way into someone else's restaurant. Here's how to hold on to what's yours.

Headed Home

In the face of a regional slowdown, Jamie Merida went back to where he started.

The Muslim Market

How can you reach out to this fast-growing group of consumers?

Wrap It Up

The end of the deal is near. Get ready to close--or to ditch it altogether.

Green Team

Make your employees part of the solution by tapping them for environmentally friendly ideas.

Get Real

If you want to market to women, ground your message in reality.

The Moody Blues

Depressed workers bring the whole company down, so get them the help they need.

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