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The World's Billionaires
Kroll Luis Miller Matthew
3/10/2010
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For the third time in three years, the world has a new richest man.

Riding surging prices of his various telecom holdings, including giant mobile outfit America Movil, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has beaten out Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on earth and nab the top spot on the 2010 Forbes list of the World's Billionaires.

Slim's fortune has swelled to an estimated $53.5 billion, up $18.5 billion in 12 months. Shares of America Movil, of which Slim owns a $23 billion stake, were up 35% in a year.

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The Value of Mobile Computing
Weary Don
10/1/2006
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Entrepreneurs face an array of operations challenges, including sales and inventory tracking, to bring products to market. With the widespread adoption of wireless networks and hand-held devices, entrepreneurs should adopt mobile computing to overcome these challenges.

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The Two Faces of Niche Marketing
Lawton Jennifer
2/1/1999
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Niche businesses either start with specific offerings for a discreet audience or carve out specialities within a broader base. Either way, entrepreneurs who operate niche companies must understand themselves, their goals, and their customers, in order to deliver marketing campaigns that are simple and effective.

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The Three Shows
Haupt Norbert
11/16/2005
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The author asserts there are three tasks entrepreneurs need to do to attract the attention of angel investors. They are "the three shows": show up, show enthusiasm, and show humility.

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The Rise of the Participant Economy
Sifry David L
9/1/2006
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The rise of today's participant economy should be viewed by marketers as an opportunity. Technorati's David Sifry says the overall goal is to build a concrete two-way relationship with your customers in this new e-communications era.

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The Rise of the 'Homepreneur'
Tozzi John
7/23/2010
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More than half of all U.S. businesses are based at home. These companies often are dismissed as quaint hobbyist ventures, but new research suggests that's a mistake.

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The Operations Plan
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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This article discusses the Operations Plan as an action document to coordinate the activities of the company towards achieving the overall goals and mission.

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The Next Crop: Grade-School Entrepreneurs
Coster Helen
4/12/2010
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Some world-beaters start young. And they're thinking about more than lemonade stands.

In 1996 Apple celebrated its 20th anniversary, Mark Zuckerberg was in junior high and Jacob Cook--who owns a computer support company--was born.

No, your math is right: Cook is all of 13 years old.

Cook, who lives in Sacramento, Calif., has been an entrepreneur for three years. At age 10 he started buying books and other "low-end stuff" at garage sales and re-selling it on eBay. As he learned more about computers, he started creating video tutorials about fixing tech problems and broadcasting them on YouTube. After he was profiled in a local newspaper, people started contacting him with their own troubleshooting requests. Today he charges up to $30 an hour to help clients erase computer viruses and fix other problems.

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The Most Profitable Small Businesses
Nelson Brett Farrell Maureen
4/15/2010
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Based on 300,000 companies, most with annual sales under $10 million. One takeaway: Specialization pays off.

Spiking sales might make for good cocktail conversation, but if you don't turn a profit--and keep turning one--you won't be in business very long. With the help of Sageworks, a Raleigh, N.C.-based accounting consultancy and private-company data provider, Forbes assembled a list of the 20 most profitable businesses, on a pretax basis, that aspiring entrepreneurs might launch. At No. 1: offices of Certified Public Accountants, with an average pretax margin of 17.1%. Wired communication carriers (transmission-line operators and the like), which clock an average 10.1% margin, brought up the rear.

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The Legal Audit: A Reality Check for Entrepreneurial Companies
Sherman Andrew J
9/1/2003
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The process of going through a legal audit isn't easy, but the risks associated with avoiding the issue are too high for any company to bear. Doing so is not only necessary, but beneficial.

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