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May 2008
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Creativity Counts

Discover how to take your crafting hobby from downtime to big time.


Websites, organizations, events and other tools to grow your business.

First Steps

Here's a short list of what you must do and what you should consider before going after government business.

Straight To The Source

Government agencies often have websites with directories, resources and free online help for companies seeking their business.

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Kids Incorporated

There's never been a better time to start a children's enrichment business.

Keep It Clean

How did Craig Taylor build his franchise? By getting his hands dirty.

Team Effort

Joining a discussion group can help you handle your entrepreneurial fears.

I Did It My Way

Opening a tech support franchise gave Chris Long the freedom to be himself.

Let's Get It Started

Follow these 50 steps to finding the franchise of your dreams.

Clean Sweep

This entrepreneur used an old remedy to fight an even older problem.

Phone Home

One parent turned a small volunteer project into a fundraising powerhouse.

Get It Together

Janet Lau's attempt to keep files organized resulted in a paper clip evolution.

Rules of Attraction

Jim offers a few tips on how to structure your business and hit the ground running.

Obsess a Little

A 10-step guide to transforming your obsession into a successful, moneymaking venture.

Risk and Reward

3 entrepreneurs reveal how they solved their startups' malfunctions.

The Best Option

Can a startup on a budget use stock rather than cash as a hiring incentive?

Office Space

Ready to move out of your house and into a real office? Here are some tips.

Crack The Nest Egg?

Is taking money out of your 401(k) to start a business ever a good idea?

Best Foot Forward

How you look and act can say a lot to your customers about your business.

College: Perfect Start-Up Environment

College is one of the best times to start a business--just don't forget to have fun.

Money Talks

The most common question asked by prospective franchisees is, 'How much money can I make with this franchise?'

Get Happy

How one woman went from enduring corporate gloom to living the sweet life.

A League Of His Own

Brian Samilian took a swing at being a franchisee--and it's paying off.

The Golden Years

Brad Cannon is finding fulfillment--and profits--through his senior-care franchise.

Five Ways to Win Referrals

Word-of-mouth from key influencers can get your business' stream of referrals flowing. Here's how.

Wing Span

From the Air Force to entrepreneurship, this franchisee is flying higher than ever.

Making Order Out Of Chaos

3 friends head to the garage to help customers get their acts together.

Book Smart

2 bookworms capitalize on a novel idea: putting the library online and book rentals in the mailbox.

Launch For Less

Learn how to pinch your pennies during startup and build a successful business.

Back To School

Entrepreneurs don't have to look any further than the nearest school to find a proper venue for their enrichment programs.

Get Fed

Uncle Sam wants you. You just have to know how to sell to him.


With worries about health, safety and the environment on everyone's mind, getting clean is going green. You, too, can join the cleanup crew--and watch sales sparkle.

Paint A Picture

Shoppers can't use their five senses online, so make sure your product photos say it all.

The Art Of Business

Maximize your talent by drawing from your other areas of expertise.

Get It Together

Start up without breaking the bank. You can get all of these 3 tools for less than $1,000.

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