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Field Of Dreams

You don't have to be Mark McGwire to score big in sports. Here's how you can hit a home run with a sports event franchise.

Playing With The Big Boys

Your office is a card table; your staff is you and your dog. How do you convince big clients your company's got what it takes? Two words: Fake it.

Best Gets For Less

When it comes to office equipment, you surely get what you pay for. Whether you're a cheapskate or a big spender, we show you how to get the most bang for your buck.


Masters of their domains: 16 Netpreneurs worth watching

Quit your browsing! Here are our picks for 100 of the top Web sites for entrepreneurs.


Business Buzz

Mighty Mouse

Move over, Pooh. Mickey's back in town.
Columns Article

Lighten Up!

Mixing business and pleasure is no longer taboo.
Columns Article

Mad Millennium Money

While Y2K may pose a problem for some, certain entrepreneurs are finding millennium fever to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity--literally.
Entrepreneurial Woman

No-Flirt Zone

When someone flirts with you, don't get mad . . . get professional.
Global Smarts

Trade Rumors

Don't let popular fears of an impending Latin American market crash get you down.

Back To Basics

Beaten every complex challenge in the book? Try the simple life.
Travel Smarts

Latest Rage

Why punches are flying among plane angry passengers
Biz 101

Get a Clue

Digging up dirt on the people that affect your business

Shape Of Things To Come?

Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more

Going Postal

Hard facts on the latest software
Hot Biz

Creature Comforts

Pamper pets for profit

No Time? No Problem

You're never too busy to private label.

Don't Go There

Error-proof your business, little loans

Global Warming

Tech Know

Road Rules

Hit the road in style.
Beating The Odds

Reading A Market

This bookseller figured out how to survive in the land of the giants: Find a niche and hit it hard.
Bulletin Board


Looking for help commercializing your product. Try NASA.
Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues

Forging Ahead

White House labors to put procurement projects into entrepreneurs' hands.
Cutting Edge

Is It Greek To You?

With just 3.4 defects per million units, the Six Sigma strategy may seem somewhat foreign. Welcome to the quality-assurance system the big boys use.
Family Business

What's Mine Is Yours

Hand your kids a key to the business too early, and you could unlock the wrong attitude.

Uncle Sam Steps In

State and federal governments save the day with insurance assistance for entrepreneurs.

You Got The Look

And if anyone tries to steal it, you can take 'em to court.
Management Smarts

Keep It To Yourself

How personal is too personal for work spaces?
Staff Smarts

Time On Their Side

You need good employees. They need increased flexibility. Here's how the twain shall meet.
Your Business

Lost Wagers

The stakes are high when dealing with employees who have gambling problems.
Advertising Workshop

Command Performance

Ask prospects to take action, and guess what? They just might.
Fast Pitch

Postal Power

Secrets to boosting your direct mail's effectiveness
Marketing Smarts

Now Hear This

Hey, is that billboard talking to you?
Sales Success

Eyes On The Prize

Thinking about making your top salesperson a department manager? You'd better look beyond the obvious.
Fund Smarts

Full Plate

Piling stocks and bonds into your portfolio makes for a healthy investment.
Money Smarts

Selling High

Businesses for sale ring up cool profits.
Raising Money

Burnt Offerings?

It's understandable to be bedazzled by the riches you see in other companies' IPOs. But before you follow their lead, make sure your company is cut out for going public.
Tax Talk

Choice Cuts

Action on Capitol Hill this year could leave you with a larger after-tax share of the profits.
Franchise News

You Do The Math

The numbers add up at Kumon Math and Reading Centers.
Opportunity Article

For Good Cause

For these entrepreneurs, success means more than just a big bottom line. Meet our 1999 Socially Responsible Franchisees of the Year.
Opportunity Article

Oh, Baby!

How to cash in on the biggest baby boom yet
Opportunity Article

Silver Lining

Unemployment benefits could be your passport to entrepreneurship.
Opportunity Article

What's New

Business and franchise news
Opportunity Article

Test Drive

If you don't like your new 7-Eleven, return it.
Opportunity Article

They Deliver Where?

Taking delivery to new heights
Opportunity Article

Written In Stone

These 10 commandments may be the answer to your marketing prayers.
Opportunity Article

Now Showing

Secrets to presenting your great idea
Opportunity Article

On The Side

Finding a part-time business that's full of potential
Opportunity Article


Young entrepreneurs' business plan is right on target.
Opportunity Insider

Dog Heaven

Love pets? Try running a summer camp for them.
Business Bytes

You've Got Mail

Tired of combatting technical problems and the latest spam attack? Outsource your e-mail operations, and you could be left hassle-free.

For The Record

Don't get burned when you make a verbal agreement.
Net Profits

To The Rescue?

If Microsoft's new XML e-commerce framework lives up to its 'faster, less expensive' predictions, netpreneurs may soon have a new hero.
Tech Smarts

Spread The Wealth

Current solutions make it high time to link all your computers to the Internet.

The Floppy Evolution

State-of-the-art tech tools
Web Smarts

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Get the software you need--gratis.
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