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Inside the November 1999 Issue

Features

Going Private

Tap into a multibillion-dollar market with private-sector contracting.

Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software

Paralyzed by all the software choices out there? You're not alone. How to choose the software your business really needs.

Missing Links?

To keep things running smoothly, you just have to mind your own business, right? Wrong. If millennium madness has taught you anything, it should be this: Your business is only as strong as your weakest link.

Workplace 2005

In just five years, you may not even recognize the business you've created. Take a look at the shape of small business to come.

Public Enemy?

How to go public and not get screwed

High-Tech Hot Spots

Think Silicon Valley's the only place to launch a high-tech start-up? Don't pack your bags just yet. Check out our ranking of the top 10 hotbeds for tech success.

Tech, Yes

You don't have to be a computer hotshot to strike it rich in high-tech. Power up with one of these 29 ways to plug in to profits.

Columns

Buzz
S Club 7: The Monkees for the next generation
Global
The science of pricing your exports
Pulse
There's more to intense mints than tasty kisses.
Pulse
Is the EPA really your enemy? Not if your friendly EPA ombudsman has anything to say about it.
Pulse
Inventors invent. Big companies steal. And you can't fight it because you don't have the money to win--or can you?
Travel
Just don't get carried away.
Women
The qualities that make women unique can also help them succeed.
BizScene
Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more
E-Ware
Hard facts on the latest software
Gear
The latest & greatest high-tech tools and gadgets
Hot Biz
Score big with a video game company.
Innovations
Take a bite out of the food market
Money
Sock it away, the perfect proposal, earth angels, loans in a
Wise Buys
Get personal with a PDA
Beating The Odds
Coming to America is tough. Coming to America from the U.S.S.R. is tougher. Then try starting a business...
Bulletin Board
Are you ready for disaster? If not, here's the money to help you prepare.
Trade Shows
Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues
Forget burden of proof. A new proposal says allegations alone should prevent businesses from receiving federal contracts.
Cutting Edge
Feel like your business is an accident waiting to happen? Try breaking big, scary risks into smaller chunks.
Family Business
When the family works and plays together, there's a good chance the family business will stay together.
Insurance
If your business becomes the victim of a lawsuit, do you know what your insurance company will do for you?
Legal
It may sound like nonsense, but former employees can sue you for unlawful termination even if you didn't fire them.
Management Smarts
Say goodbye, but not good riddance. You may still have a use for those ex-employees.
Staff Smarts
They're ready for management roles--but are you ready for them?
Your Business
Jack Frost may be nipping at your work force.
Advertising Workshop
Using fear to flag down prospects.
Fast Pitch
How to get your sales and marketing teams to work together
Marketing Smarts
Want a festive way to sell your product? Give it a holiday theme.
Real Deal
Sometimes your hard bargain needs a professional driver-sometimes.
Sales Success
Don't call Ghostbusters; call a consultant.
Funds
Money from money: a look at a financial services fund
Money Smarts
Now you can put your fortune on the line at the push of a button.
Raising Money
When it comes to going public, timing is everything.
Tax Talk
Check out the IRS' new options for tax-debt management. You'll drive away happy--and compliant!
Biz 101
You've gauged your intelligence quotient and your emotional quotient. Now it's time to put your entrepreneurial savvy to the test.
Bright Ideas
To © or not to ©: How a copyright can protect your creative works
First Steps
Think your idea is already spoken for? Maybe not . . .
Franchise Focus
Grab a truck. Grab two men. Go into businesss.
Opportunities
Innovative franchisees take the risk out of choosing a new site.
Opportunity Article
Franchise dispute? Try mediation, says New York.
Opportunity Article
A Canadian cosmetics franchise expands to the United States.
Whats Your Problem
I'm self-employed--are benefits within my reach?
Buyers Guide
Bulky monitors got you down? Ultra-slim LCDs make for affordable alternatives.
Connections
Voice recognition for your cell phone
Net Profits
The quality of your customer service can make or break your site. Get yours up to snuff--or kiss your profits goodbye.
Tech Smarts
Making e-commerce as free as can be
Tools
State-of-the-art tech tools
Web
Why search the Web for the best prices when your robot can do it for you?
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