"[All entrepreneurs] should take the time to educate themselves and their employees about the [Y2K] problem," says Kyla Tilton, 26. The owner of Atlanta marketing, public relations and event management firm KT Enterprises practices what she preaches: Tilton and her staff hold regular meetings to discuss Y2K issues and bring up ideas for preventing potential problems.
"Luckily, we've been able to test a lot of things ourselves," says Tilton, who found test software on the Internet and entered several different test dates to see how her software reacted. "We'll probably test [the computers] again in another three months just to be doubly sure we're OK."
Better safe than sorry is the motto for Tilton, who offers three succinct tips for other business owners: "Don't panic. Be practical. Think ahead."