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May 2008
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Shining Stars

Business is booming for the fastest-growing businesses in America. What can you learn from their success?

In Too Deep?

The top 5 signs that you're relying too much on your business credit card

Looking Good

Today, looks matter more than ever in our society. Are you and your staff facing the facts?

Playing to Win

To succeed in business, your power players must be social, stable and smart, but most of all, they must win.

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Not in My Backyard

With the U.S. housing market in a shambles, investors are betting on foreign real estate.

Rule of Thumb

Make sure your message is loud and clear by following the 10/20/30 rule of Powerpoint.

3-2-1 Contacts

Make the most of everyone you meet by turning acquaintances into contacts.

Budget Sense

Get your books on track with tips from author and expert Julie Aydlott.

Smart Moves

Check out these wise ways to benefit from today's low interest rates--without hurting tomorrow.

Snack Attack

When market pressures forced these entrepreneurs to re-evaluate, going nuts was not an option.

The New Frontier

These days, everyone's blogging. Is it time for your business to join the club?

It's Go Time

Raise money for your business before the downturn catches up with you first.

In a Pinch

Better safe than sorry, right? Here's how to safeguard your business from customers' credit woes.

Prize Surprise

Entrepreneurs are competing for the gold--and getting much more in the process.

Between Peers

Could a new wave of social lending sites be a good place for your investment dollars?

The Going Rate

How can I play one bank against another to get a lower interest rate on my business loan?

Jump In

Online video is heating up, which means big opportunities for startups.

Cool Tool

Mobile devices with internet connectivity are becoming the norm. Is your website ready?

Travel Tech Tidbits

Check out a few of the latest must-haves for when you're on the road.

How Sweet It Is

The Farid brothers knew exactly what customers were craving: a fresh and tasty take on floral bouquets.

When Duty Calls

For the military, only the best will do. So Denise Gilchrist sets her company apart by emphasizing quality.

Water Works

Who says entrepreneurial success and environmental conservation can't go hand in hand? Certainly not this pair.

Ahead of the Pack

The sales keep piling up for this self-storage company, thanks to some major investments and a spectacular team.

Wonder Women

Excitement roared into Florida as women entrepreneurs took over the Miami Beach Convention Center for the second annual Women in Charge conference, hosted by Entrepreneur and OPEN from American Express.

Friend or Foam

For some, starting a business is all about natural beauty.

That's Life

For most entrepreneurs, quality of life will be a key consideration in any relocation decision.

Tough Trucks

GMC's new Topkick is a versatile solution for all your commercial needs.

Reach Out

Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, Xing--the glut of social networking sites can make it impossible to decide where to spend your time and energy. Here are a few new networks to consider.

Set the Scene

Don't want to have your next meeting in a hotel? There are plenty of stunning spaces in museums, parks and municipal buildings that break the stale conference room mold.

All in Good Fun

Don't be afraid to lighten up--especially if you're the boss.

Good as New

Whether it's the love of a good bargain, the shaky economy or the growing desire to reduce, reuse and recycle, shoppers are flocking to resale shops.

Need a Boost?

Here's one handout you don't want to pass up.

Small Wonders

In the world of nanotechnology, good things come in really small packages.

Keep it Fresh

A former flight attendant is raking in profits as she seals in flavor

First Class

Our travel picks for 2008 offer the best in comfort, innovation and convenience--so you can get the most out of your trip.

Learn to Adapt

Stop hauling countless power adapters and plug in to convenience.

Show and Tell

Online video testimonials let your customers do the talking.

Side Order

Need more viewing space but can't spare desk space? Look to your right.

How Handy

Free up your hands with an adapter that streams calls and tunes through your car speakers.

The Personal Touch

Boost sales by getting to know your online customers, no matter where they are.

Make it Easy

The new crop of online databases is the most worker-friendly yet.

Weave Your Web

Tools for boosting your web presence

Bag It

Here are 3 smart, stylish ways to tote your laptop.

Show Stopper

One company grabbed the spotlight at the biggest tech trade show of all.

Now See This

The big screen makes its debut in the office.

Do the Right Thing

Business ethics aren't the same everywhere, so stay on the right side of the law.

Close to Home

Make the most of local search--and watch your sales soar.

The Young and the Restless

If you rely on teenage workers, you may have noticed there's a shortage. What's going on?

Word on the Street

Make outdoor events your ticket to getting noticed this spring.

Fresh Perspective

Feeling stale? Head into uncharted territory to see opportunities with new eyes.

Quick Fix

These self-taught repairmen became self-made successes

Pictures That Pop

Give Your plastic some style.

All The Best

Presenting the 110 leading franchises in their categories

Teacher's Pet

Searching for a business partner in college? Don't rule out your professors.

Big Break

With millions of viewers tuning in, home shopping networks are the perfect place to launch and grow your business.

Hot Stuff

Opportunities abound for entrepreneurs as home shopping hits its peak.

Your Big Debut

Be ready to roll when the cameras do, and you'll be a home shopping star.

Coffee Talk

An entrepreneur brings something new to the place she calls home.

Help is Here

With their unique concept, a couple is helping seniors in more ways than one.

Step by Step

One small step for you can mean giant leaps for your business.

Talk to Me

How did one couple reach out to the Hispanic business community? By speaking the same language.

'Levity' and 'Awakening'

This month's books focus on fun and future.

How Rude!

If your employees' dining habits are breaking deals, teach them to mind their manners.

Buckle Down

A slow economy doesn't have to spell trouble. There are always new ways to move forward.

Q & A With a QVC Veteran

We asked the author of Making Millions Selling on QVC, Nick Romer, about what it takes to get your product on their network.

Pizza Fusion

A focus on the environment brings in the dough for these pizza entrepreneurs.

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