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March 2009

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March 2009

Entrepreneur | March 2009
March 2009
Entrepreneur Magazine

A Better Way to Prepare

How these ultra-entrepreneurs took on the titans of advanced-degree training--and scored.

Doing What They Love

LA Boxing and Fetch! Pet Care gave 2 franchisees the chance to become business owners.

Don't Discount Naysayers

Nuggets of truth are almost always present in criticism. Use those to your advantage.

Identify Inefficiency, Fix It

College entrepreneurs are finding success with a laser focus on business models they can improve.

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Your Site + SEO = High Search Rankings

If search engines can't find you, neither can customers. Build your site right.

7 Steps to the Perfect Marketing Plan

Think about who you are, who needs what you do and how to get their attention.

Ideas to Spur Innovation

You need to be able to think innovatively beyond the startup stage. Here are 3 ways to stay creative.

Is Your Business Idea Protected?

Don't let intellectual property theft and business sabotage steal your great idea.

Capitalize on Nostalgia

Sometimes all it takes to find the next big idea is a dash of the old.

10 Signs Not to Hire the Person You're Interviewing

If haziness about his work experience doesn't tip you off, the ankle monitor should.

How to Raise Your First Round of Financing

Asheesh Advani offers three tips for raising cash with a second round in mind.

Not Just Fun and Games

Play N Trade's franchise model incorporates a business-like devotion to fun and games.

Moving Made Cheaper and Greener

Spencer Brown takes the bite out of moving--the cost and the waste.

Build a Billion-Dollar Business

It starts with strategic thinking and thoughtful growth. Here's an inside look at how two successful businesses went from zero to $1 billion.

How to Manage Generational Dynamics

Gen Xers, Gen Yers, Millennials and Boomers are all working alongside each other. But how do you get them to work well together?

Free Lunches do Exist

Employee X explains why company-sponsored lunches are so valuable.

The Corporate Experience Conundrum

Now is a good time to find great talent, but entrepreneurs ask, 'Should you hire workers from big companies?'

Stay Strong When Business Gets Rough

Barry Farber lays out ways to deal with sales setbacks and negative situations.

8 Gadgets to Green Your Office

From printer ink to motion sensor light switches, you can save cash and go eco-friendly.

Pin Down Your Passwords

As your password collection grows unruly, look to these password tools to manage them all.

Make a Memorable Impression

Don't let a TV interview, an ad or a speaking engagement go to waste.

Beginner Bad Habits

To keep yourself and your startup afloat, dodge these three dead zones.

Uncle Sam Wants Your Business

Government agencies are prime groups to do business with when the budget year nears its end.

5 Must-Read Business Books

These tomes have stood the test of time and deliver advice no startup should be without.

Be a Better Networker

8 niche social networks deliver the introductions business owners need.

Not Ready to Retire?

The typical age to start thinking about retirement is now the time to consider a move to self-employment.

Fun and Functional Peripherals

The supply of peripheral computer gadgets is endless. Here are some of our favorites.

Create a Twitter Following

There are implications beyond vanity to having a large Twitter fan base.

The New Economic Indicators

Instead of the usual economic forecasts, look at sales figures at key retailers and public-opinion polls.

5 Ways to Spur Employee Creativity

Stagnation is a bad thing. Keep your employees engaged with these ideas.

Where to Find Great Food at Airports

Fast-food nightmares abound, but some airports have surprisingly good eateries.

Take Your Tag Line from Drab to Fab

You wouldn't just blow up the whole brand and start over. But with the tag line you can.

Big Lessons from the Big Three

Robert Kiyosaki points to three things we can learn from the auto industry mess.

Check Your VC's Pulse

Ask your VC three questions to gauge its level of involvement.

5 Ways to Raise Money Today

With a little persistence and creativity, you can still find financing.

Financial Education: A Great Employee Perk

Providing financial counseling to employees increases loyalty and retention.

Alternative Investments: Pros and Cons

As with any other investment, understand the risks before putting money in the pot.

New Ways to Search

Upstart search engines are trying to gain ground on Google. Give them a try.

Yes, You Can Build Your Own Web App

Learn from 5 entrepreneurs who did it successfully.

Bringing Social Sites Together

If you can't keep up with your social media goings-on, check out these 3 sites.

Frugal is Back

It's time to cut back or go home. Here's how to channel your inner miser--the right way.

Feeding the Anti-Tipping Movement

Do tip jars have you crying uncle? Some restaurants are testing the no-tipping waters.

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