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May 2009

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May 2009

Entrepreneur | May 2009
May 2009
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The Business of Bloodsport

From blood sport of taking down the opponent with style, to winning your audience with fashion.

Get Creative with Cash Flow

In ordinary times, cash is merely king. When sales slump cash flow becomes emperor of the universe.

Editor's Note: The View From Inside the Ring

Entrepreneur's editor-in-chief gets a first-hand look at the passion of MMA culture.

Best in Business Travel

Where to invest your travel dollars this year

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Make it Big--Locally

Taking your business far and wide doesn't have to mean crossing state lines or landing national accounts.

7 Non-Verbal Cues and What They (Probably) Mean

Body language experts translate common gestures into business vernacular.

Mobile Banking Tools

Plenty of banks offer you a number to call or a mobile website where you can check your balance.

You're Invited to Network

A VIP glimpse at three gated networks and how joining can offer lucrative networking opportunities.

The New Era of IM

Instant messaging has come a long way since the days of in-network AIM chatting.

Windows or Mac OS? You Don't Have to Choose.

Toggling between two operating systems and sharing data is a no-brainer.

Revamp Your IT for Serious Savings

With just a few tweaks, you can save a bundle on IT costs.

Loans for Local Producers

A new option for independent local producers.

A New Take on Incubators

Today's incubators provide cutting-edge support for your startup

You Can Still Find an Angel Investor

There will always be angel investors, in good times and bad.

Expand Your Customer Base With Coupons

Frugality is top of the mind for today's consumers.

5 Ways to Jump-Start Your Market Research

When launching a new company, researching the market is a must. Here's how to get started.

The Power of Celebrity

A former internet entrepreneur found a way to link entertainment with entrepreneurship.

Quiz: Blackberry or iPhone?

Take this quiz to decide whether a Blackberry or an iPhone is right for you.

Referral Offers Your Customers Can't Refuse

A great product or service and inviting customer experience is essential to building a steady stream of referrals to your business.

Hiring Temporary Talent

Temporary employment is expanding beyond the typical clerical assignment.

Close the Deal With Urgency

Urgency is what gets top sellers up in the morning and keeps them fired up all day.

What's Your Exit Strategy?

The right strategy will likely take care of itself at the appropriate time.

A Service Born of Necessity

This referral service does all the work for families looking for a baby-sitter.

Start a Blog For Your Business

Make sure you examine your business goals before jumping on the blogging bandwagon.

Go Virtual With Your Work Force

Outsourcing and virtual hiring can give you lower costs and enables you to work with talented employees all over the world.

4 Ways to Expand Your Confidence

Confidence is a trait that must be nurtured by confronting fear.

The Fruits of Their Labor

These smoothie franchisees are passing their energy on to their customers.

Why Employees Need a Break

Checking personal e-mail, the latest news headlines or making personal phone calls does not a slacker make.

Think Like a Negotiator

Knowing how to negotiate is always important, especially when cash is tight.

How to Spy a Scam

It may be time to stop taking those longstanding relationships for granted.

10 Tips for Successful Bootstrapping

Getting venture capital should not be the end all source of financing. The key to success is bootstrapping.

7 Ways to Transform Your Business Model

The old business methods won't work anymore. It's time to evolve.

Tap Into the Boomer Market

Baby boomers: 76 million strong and a force to be reckoned with.

Opportunities in Cloud Computing

Virtual 'cloud' holding space is replacing hard-drive-based PC storage.

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