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The Deliberate Entrepreneur

If back to school is the last place you want to go, think twice. For a new generation of entrepreneurs, an MBA may be the surest route to success.

That's Outrageous!

Got more chutzpah than cash? These gutsy marketing moves will put your business on the map.

Beating the System

How five entrepreneurs did it--but you didn't hear it from us.

Future Tech

Computers that know who you are? What about ones that read your mind? In the technology of the future, virtually anything's possible. Anything.

Under the Affluence

Are the rich really different? The co-author of The New York Times bestseller The Millionaire Next Door calculates the difference a million dollars makes.

Isn't It Grand?

What a long, strange trip it is for the baby boomers who are becoming grandparents--and the marketers who are along for the ride.

Goodbye, Mom & Pop

The neighborhood's not big enough for today's entrepreneurs. Only the world will do.

E-Reality

Start e-commerce company. Collect millions. Retire at 25. Yeah, right. A closer look at what you really need to succeed in the changing world of e-commerce.

Columns

Bright Ideas

Breaking New Ground

You've always been able to patent your inventions. Thanks to recent court rulings, you can now patent your ideas.
Business Buzz

True Colors

Making it with the shades.
Columns Article

Voices Carry

What havoc hath Alexander Graham Bell wrought?
Columns Article

Decent Proposals

The latest on SBIC investments, independent contractors and contract bundling.
Entrepreneurial Woman

Blueprints For Success

Hammering together a business with something extra.
Global Smarts

World Trading

Need a global network? Give this veteran a try.
Pulse

Uncle Sam Wants You

The federal government is opening doors for entrepreneurs: Think job training and empowerment zones.
Pulse

Voices Carry

What havoc hath Alexander Graham Bell wrought?
Pulse

Decent Proposals

The latest on SBIC investments, independent contractors and contract bundling.
Pulse

Heard On The Street

Buzz
Travel Smarts

Class Dismissed

Goodbye, first class. Hello, business class.
BizScene

Plastic Players

Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more.
E-Ware

Pedal To The Metal

Hard facts on the latest software.
Guts

Doggone It, People Like Me!

Make daily affirmations work for you.
Hot Biz

Web Masters

Set your sites on a Web design business.
Inventions

Ideas Unlimited

Multiple inventions
Money Matters

Buddy Up

Forming LLCs.
Secrets

Inc. You?

Think Inc.
Wise Buys

Just Shoot Me

Get the flash on digital cameras
Beating The Odds

Risky Business

All entrepreneurs face start-up problems. But in an industry where the clients face the hazards, these adventurers had to find insurance or head back to the land of the employed.
Bulletin Board

Capital Building

Where to find the money you need.
Trade Shows

Special Events

Mark Your Calendars
Cutting Edge

Daydream Believers

Don't enter Walter Mitty land just yet--read this article first, and find out how some entrepreneurs are using reverie to shape reality.
Family Business

Inside Jobs

What's the hidden cost of hiring relatives as suppliers or advisors? Family feuds.
Insurance

Tangled Web

The Net is luring more businesses online. So why have insurance companies resisted?
Legal

Suiting Up

With a new breed of professional plantiffs on the prowl, closely screening job applicants could save you lots of dough.
Management Smarts

Match Game

How to get customers seeing double.
Staff Smarts

Hiring Line

The latest tool for finding employees is right at your fingertips.
Your Business

It's A Match

Unconventional partnerships could benefit your business.
Advertising Workshop

All The Raves

A customer's praise could be your flier's best headline.
Marketing Smarts

Match Game

How to get customers seeing double
Sales Success

Call To Order

Want better-than-average sales stats? Top-notch call reports can help you make the grade.
Tips and Tactics

Season's Greetings

Using the retail calendar as a promotional tool
Fund Smarts

World View

Fund finds profits by investing near and far.
Money Smarts

Something Ventured

Venture capital funding hit an all-time high in '98. Here's what it means to you.
Raising Money

Heaven Sent

They're not called angels for nothing.
Tax Talk

Audit Angst?

New tax rules can help ease your fears and keep IRS visits short and succinct.
Franchise News

Butterburger, Anyone?

Find out why fast-food newcomer Culver's is overcoming consumers' initial reactions.
Opportunity Article

Quick Guide to Business Image

Technology that can make your business look as professional as it is... or more so.
Opportunity Article

Food For Thought

Science sponsored by sandwiches.
Opportunity Article

Group Effort

Franchisors and customers team up to help the needy.
Opportunity Article

Hello, Tech

Computer companies take a byte out of franchising.
Opportunity Article

What's New

Going PostalAnnex+, adding `bumpouts', developing play programs
Opportunity Article

Virtual Classroom

Round-the-clock information from the SBA.
Opportunity Article

Shower Scene

From stylist to tub toy inventor.
Opportunity Article

Someone to Watch Over Me

Why go it alone when there's help to be had?
Opportunity Article

Know the SCORE

Free counseling and affordable workshops for entrepreneurs
Opportunity Insider

Picture This

Independent framing retailers are offered a safety net.
Whats Your Problem

Lost In Space

When breaking away takes you too far off the beaten path.
Business Bytes

Picture Perfect

When choosing a CRT or LCD monitor for your business, is seeing really believing?
Buyers Guide

Palm Reading

Still thinking laptop when you think portable? Now palmtops are the tool of choice when you're on the go and need to stay in touch.
Connections

Bug Repellent

Prepare your phone system for Y2K.
Net Profits

For Your Eyes Only

You ask for their names, addresses, phone numbers-and customers wonder where they go. Let a privacy statement give your online shoppers peace of mind.
Tech Smarts

Windows Pains

Microsoft's newest arrival promises users speed and reliability. But at what price?
Tools

Safety In Numbers

State-Of-The-Art Tech Tools
Web Smarts

E-Gad!

You haven't started e-tailing? With e-commerce sales skyrocketing, it's time to get connected.
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