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December 2008

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December 2008

Entrepreneur | December 2008
December 2008
Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine's 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year: Award Winners

You voted--now meet the winners and learn the tactics they used to make it to the top.

A New Take on Radio

A musically inclined entrepreneur thinks outside the box.

Masters of Life Style Content

Being young in the city that never sleeps helps these entrepreneurs paint the town read.

Time to Quit?

It's not about starting over--it's about empowering yourself to keep going.

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Young and in Charge

Young entrepreneurs can earn client trust and establish credibility.

Sell Yourself Right

If you do it right, a pitch show can mean a wealth of opportunity for your new business.

Turn it Up in the Down Turn

Bad economy? Forget about it. Why now is a great time to buy a franchise.

The Investment Trade-Off

What if an investor wants a role in running the business?

Influence the Influencers

Dust off those public-speaking skills and get ready to market your business.

It Can Be Made In America

For many products, there are benefits to manufacturing them in the U.S.

Campus Coverage

Advertising in university newspapers can get you noticed by the hard-to-reach college crowd.

3 Financial Building Blocks

These financial planning basics will keep you on track for the future.

Looking to the Next Level

There are alternate places to find the working capital you need.

Know Your Return on Innovation

Endless ideas and prototypes don't mean anything if they're sitting on shelves. Get your innovations out there, and then get tracking.

Marketing Presentations Go Virtual

Fight the high cost of gas and air travel with your own webinars.

Combine Your Green and HR Efforts

Reducing your environmental impact one employee at a time.

Maximize Your SEO

5 simple secrets can make the most of your search engine rankings.

Meeting the Demand for Green

Earth-conscious franchises attract like-minded entrepreneurs.

Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

The experts aren't so sure--but entrepreneurs like the founders of Roaring lion energy drink say it's a must. here's how to know if writing a business plan is for you.

Look Good Online

The only way to control what people say about your company is to be part of the conversation.

Buyers Know

Want to know what keeps customers coming back? Why don't you just ask them?

Be Your Own Trend Spotter

Preparing for the future is easier if you know what's coming.

Know When to Bid, When to Pass

That sealed envelope may hold your ticket to a fat new job--or it may be an exercise in futility.

Change Can Do You Good

A change request from a client led to a whole new line of business for one flexible company.

Ride in Luxury

Saab's powerful new convertible will really get the wind in your hair.

Happy Babies, Happy Planet

Bored while her baby slept, this mother created organic, cloth diapers.

Don't Fear Failure

A bad turn can point you in the right direction.

Shelter From the Storm

Preserve your capital by embracing safe-haven investments.

A Computer that Hears You

New advancements in speech recognition software mean better voice navigation, surfing, formatting and more.

A Leash on Your Laptop

New tracking software monitors your missing laptop's whereabouts.

Who's on Your Site?

Real-time tracking tools make it easier than ever to monitor your online traffic.

Meet Via Video

Videoconferencing technology comes to the rescue when being there isn't an option.

Bad Debt? Get a Tax Break

In a troubled economy, every penny counts. So take advantage of these tax savings.

Smart Moves in a Bad Economy

When costs rise and customers wane, don't let knee-jerk reactions kick you in the wrong direction.

Barter for a Better Bottom Line

Professional barter exchanges help businesses attract new customers and boost sales.

Year-End Tax Tips

Know what you can do to ease the burden of April 15.

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