The computer and the Internet are powering our soaring economy-and propelling thousands of entrepreneurs to multi-millionaire status. The roar of traffic on the Web shows no signs of slowing. If you haven't already, how can you speed into the fast lane?
One alternative is to purchase a franchise or business opportunity in the high-tech industry. And if the most high-tech thing you've ever done is check e-mail or use a word-processing program, good news: Many of these companies provide enough training and assistance to get you started, even if you consider yourself more of a technophobe than a computer whiz.
The franchise and business opportunity companies listed on the following pages fall into three basic categories: Internet-related businesses, computer training, and computer products and services. It's important to keep in mind that Business Start-Ups does not analyze or evaluate this information, and this listing is not intended to endorse or recommend any opportunity. Always conduct your own thorough investigation of a franchise or business opportunity before you invest any money. The best way to protect yourself is to be cautious.