November 1999 Issue
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How to go public and not get screwed
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paralyzed by all the software choices out there? You're not alone. How to choose the software your business really needs.
Tap into a multibillion-dollar market with private-sector contracting.
S Club 7: The Monkees for the next generation
The science of pricing your exports
Inventors invent. Big companies steal. And you can't fight it because you don't have the money to win--or can you?
Is the EPA really your enemy? Not if your friendly EPA ombudsman has anything to say about it.
There's more to intense mints than tasty kisses.
Just don't get carried away.
The qualities that make women unique can also help them succeed.
Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more
Hard facts on the latest software
The latest & greatest high-tech tools and gadgets
Score big with a video game company.
Take a bite out of the food market
Sock it away, the perfect proposal, earth angels, loans in a
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...
Are you ready for disaster? If not, here's the money to help you prepare.
Mark your calendar.
Forget burden of proof. A new proposal says allegations alone should prevent businesses from receiving federal contracts.
Feel like your business is an accident waiting to happen? Try breaking big, scary risks into smaller chunks.
When the family works and plays together, there's a good chance the family business will stay together.
If your business becomes the victim of a lawsuit, do you know what your insurance company will do for you?
It may sound like nonsense, but former employees can sue you for unlawful termination even if you didn't fire them.
Say goodbye, but not good riddance. You may still have a use for those ex-employees.
They're ready for management roles--but are you ready for them?
Jack Frost may be nipping at your work force.
Using fear to flag down prospects.
How to get your sales and marketing teams to work together
Want a festive way to sell your product? Give it a holiday theme.
Sometimes your hard bargain needs a professional driver-sometimes.
Don't call Ghostbusters; call a consultant.
Money from money: a look at a financial services fund
Now you can put your fortune on the line at the push of a button.
When it comes to going public, timing is everything.
Check out the IRS' new options for tax-debt management. You'll drive away happy--and compliant!
You've gauged your intelligence quotient and your emotional quotient. Now it's time to put your entrepreneurial savvy to the test.
To © or not to ©: How a copyright can protect your creative works
Think your idea is already spoken for? Maybe not . . .
Grab a truck. Grab two men. Go into businesss.
Innovative franchisees take the risk out of choosing a new site.
A Canadian cosmetics franchise expands to the United States.
Franchise dispute? Try mediation, says New York.
Whats Your Problem
I'm self-employed--are benefits within my reach?
Bulky monitors got you down? Ultra-slim LCDs make for affordable alternatives.
Voice recognition for your cell phone
The quality of your customer service can make or break your site. Get yours up to snuff--or kiss your profits goodbye.
Making e-commerce as free as can be
State-of-the-art tech tools
Why search the Web for the best prices when your robot can do it for you?