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February 2007

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February 2007

Start Up | February 2007
February 2007
Start Up Magazine

12 Hot Business Ideas

So you know you want to start a business, but you're not sure what kind of business to start? We've made your decision easier by spotlighting 12 of today's hottest business ideas.

Build a Better Business Plan

Bypass some of the most common mistakes made by startup entrepreneurs, and you'll zero in on a better business plan.

Entrepreneurial Advantage: The Personal Touch

Keeping cozy with customers is the key to making them happy.

The Good Life

Consider your lifestyle when planning your startup.

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By the Books

Follow these tips to bookkeeping like a pro.

3 New Pieces of Business Tech

The vista from here? Fancy phones, super mice and a new view through your Windows.

Common Ground

Let your venture out of the house by meeting clients at business-ready facilities.

Total Recall

What's in a name? Plenty, so here's how to choose one that stands out.

Fit to Pitch

Does selling stress you out? Banish your fears and get in the game.

Web of Lies?

Investigating potential employees online can hurt your business if you're not careful.

Support Group

Get computer help without technically having the staff.

For Your Information

Check out these resources that any startup can use.

Get Smart

Let customers know exactly why they need your business.

Taking Stock

Should you offer employees stock in your startup? Here's how to weigh your options.

Overcome Your Business Fears

It's natural to be scared when taking big steps, but don't let it stand in the way of your success.

Finding Products for Your Business

Startups are full of challenges. Our guide tells you everything you need to know to make sure you've got the right stuff.

Product Licensing Basics

What does it take to transform your product from a mediocre seller to a megahit? The answer could be as simple as inking a licensing deal.

Get Your Biz Noticed Online--For Free

Got a tight budget? You can still get noticed. Find out why online publicity is one of the best ways to boost your business.

Market for Instant Sales

Cut to the chase with these tips to reach prospects who are ready to buy.

Nailing It

By bringing manicures and pedicures to clients, this entrepreneur turned a friend's wish into a well-groomed business.

Game Time

Former college athlete helps fellow jocks find jobs.

Sweet Tunes

In the time it takes to release a few Pez candies from their colorful dispenser, Patrick Misterovich took his business from concept to reality.

Spot the Latest Trends

Spotting trends can put your business in the money for the long haul.

The Mom Entrepreneur Juggling Act

Starting a part-time business while caring for kids is no simple feat, but this challenge has its rewards.

Live as a Tastefully Simple Biz Opp Owner

This busy mom found comfort in a food business that lets her work at home.

Taking the Plunge into Franchising

A former Navy diver discovered security in surveillance systems.

Use Your Former Job to Network

Connections can mean the difference between startup success and failure.

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