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Flirting With Disaster

When your business takes up 18 hours a day, who has time for romance? These entrepreneurs do--proving mixing love and business doesn't have to be a tug of war.

When The Party's Over . . .

You've built your business on millennium madness. Good for you! But what happens when the ball drops over Times Square? Don't let your business become last century's news.

Betting On Success

Black entertainment television founder Bob Johnson commands a billion-dollar empire built on one simple rule: choose a niche and serve it any way you can.

Chain Reaction

Open a store . . . open a store . . .and so on . . . and so on . . . and so on . . .

Around The World In 15 Ways

Attention, road warriors! Tips to tackle your next overseas trip

The Price Is Right

So you're not filthy rich. You might be after you start one of these 10 hot businesses-and it won't cost megabucks to do it.

Suckers!

The fact: more than a million people bought rocks as pets. The lesson: you can sell anything to anybody.

Columns

Business Buzz

Strike It Niche!

Get the jump on these up-and-coming trends.
Global

An Old Favorite

2,300 years after its culture dominated the world, Greece is still very open for business.
Pulse

Aliens Abducted My Employees

Entrepreneurial nightmares you have to see to believe
Travel Smarts

Miles Plus

Balance popular with practical and you'll get the best reward
Women

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

You can't change the sexist attitudes you find in the global marketplace, but you can take advantage of them.
BizScene

Get Your Cliques

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

Fixer-Upper

Hard facts on the latest software
Hot Biz

Retro Revisited

Rack up sales with retro fashions.
Hot Tips

Laughing All The Way

Have the last laugh
Innovations

Think Fast

Cash in on fads
Money

Branching Out

Multiple banks, starting a 401(k), what Dad never told you, angel investors
Secrets

Get Smart

Extracurricular education
Beating The Odds

Sky's The Limit

Ever thought of starting your own airline? Now that's an entrepreneur.
Bulletin Board

North Carolina

A directory of Tarheel State recyclers
Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues

In The Clear?

A bill to ease National Labor Relations Board action against small business is up for a fourth time. Will it pass?
Cutting Edge

In The BHAG

Plan to stay small forever? We didn't think so. One way to shoot for the big leagues is to think big--Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals, that is.
Family Business

Ruling Roulette

Are you gambling with the future of your company? Why staff rotation is risky business
Insurance

Knock, Knock

Should the IRS come calling, your welcome mat had better read `insured.'
Legal

Time For Change?

Runaway lawsuits provoke lawmakers to push for reform. Here's how their proposals will affect you.
Management Smarts

Human Resources

Build a better company through better employees.
Staff Smarts

Take A Load Off!

Overwhelmed by heavy HR duties? Try leaving inner-office issues to outside experts.
Your Business

New Directions

How you implement a change is as important as the change itself.
Advertising Workshop

Alakazam!

Work magic with a testimonial headline.
Fast Pitch

Speak Up!

Done correctly, seminars can increase your company's visibility--and even ring up sales.
Marketing Smarts

Between The Lines

Reading your customer's next move is easier than you think.
Sales Success

Smile and Dial

. . . but watch out for phrases that put a glitch in your across-the-wire sales pitch.
Funds

Bonds Have More Fun

Think munis aren't all that exciting? This one may change your mind.
Money Smarts

Opening Doors

A new SBIC targets Latino entrepreneurs.
Raising Money

Ready Or Not?

Before you start shaking the trees for investors, make sure you're prepared to catch them.
Tax Talk

The Payoff

Can giving more to yourself or your employees mean giving less to Uncle Sam?
Franchise News

True Colors

Family-run Maaco offers franchisees a proven sales system and a tag line customers will never forget.
Opportunity Article

Survival Of The Biggest

In the war against category killers, franchises provide entrepreneurs with secret weapons: a big company brand and the specialized service of an independent.
Opportunity Article

Watch Your Mouth!

If you don't want to lose the rights to your idea, don't talk about it--without a nondisclosure agreement, that is.
Opportunity Article

You'd Better Shop Around

Buying an existing business? Smart idea. But before you sign on the dotted line, make sure the business is all it's cracked up to be.
Opportunity Article

Extra Credit

Earn while you learn--and leave college with a flourishing business.
Opportunity Article

More Than Money

Cash-poor friends may still have a lot to contribute.
Opportunity Article

Partners in Pizza

Program pairs investors with enthusiastic franchisees.
Opportunity Article

Read The Fine Print

Buying a franchise isn't that scary--and this book tells you why.
Opportunity Article

Exact Change

A business opportunity you see everyday
Opportunity Insider

Local Heroes

Rental franchise believes charity begins in the community.
Whats Your Problem

The Write Idea

Help! I need a business plan.
Bytes

Take Control

. . . before too much technology sends you and your business over the edge.
Connections

Nonstop Numbers

Auto-dialing is now within your reach.
Net Profits

Hot On The Trail

More and more online retailers are using a variety of tools to help them track their customers. Here's how you can, too.
Tech Smarts

Get It Together

All the Web you need, uncluttered and fit to you
Tools

No Plug. . .And Play

State-of-the-art tech tools
Web Smarts

In Search Of. . .

Save time and effort with a better search engine.
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