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Inside the January 2000 Issue

Features

The New Genius

Channeling the best minds of our time

Follow The Rules

To err is human; to put your personal finances in order is divine. One expert shows you eight common mistakes you can avoid.

Wrestling With Reform

The freshest face on the political landscape, Jesse Ventura, speaks his mind on government, taxes, education and business.

Hidden Resources

Think nonprofits have no money to spare for your company? Stop ignoring this $621 billion market.

Crash Course

When your business is growing so fast it's out of control, here's how to pull the entrepreneurial equivalent of steering into the skid.

Million-Dollar Ideas

They're hot, they're cool, and they can make you rich. Our picks for the best business ideas for 2000 and beyond.

Let's Get Political

Burdened by taxes, regulations and red tape, start-up entrepreneurs are screaming for relief. Is anyone in Washington listening?

Think Big

Hate seeing some stupid gadget on QVC making somebody millions? Don't get mad, get creative. These 9 simple steps can turn your big ideas into big profits.

Networking Is Not a Dirty Word

Being a successful networker doesn't mean you have to be a slimebag. Here's how to schmooze with the best of them...without selling out.

Columns

Buzz
Places to go, people to see and souvenirs to buy
Buzz
All the fun of running a camp--without those pesky kids
Buzz
Zzzz. Zzzz. Zzzz. Millions wish it was that simple.
Buzz
Luck of the Irish, mud mania, digital tunes, Powerpuff Girls
Global
The Internet is good for approximately one billion things. You'd think international trade leads would be one of them.
Pulse
I'm in business. You're in business. She's in business. He's in business . . .
Pulse
There's a new definition for 'minority-owned business.'
Pulse
Someone else always beating you to those million-dollar ideas? Well, get ready for another one of those head-smacking, `I should've thought of that!' experiences.
Pulse
In the Internet gold rush, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is the lone barrier to technology infringement. Does it know what it's doing?
Pulse
Governors assist the growth of e-commerce.
Travel
Phone failing you at the airport? Here's a clue why.
Travel
New software minimizes paperwork problems.
Travel
Frequent-flier miles will cost you . . .
Women
These Fortune 500 companies are your best friend.
Women
You may not be living in Camelot, but you, too, can have your round table.
Women
Women leaders speak.
Women
Teaching kids to cook
BizScene
The lowdown on news
BizScene
The lowdown on trends
Innovations
Partner up.
Secrets
How to fit in getting fit
Sell
Make the most of meetings
Beating The Odds
Entering a market dominated by a certain hyphenated superbrand and Bill Cosby's mug is no picnic.
Bulletin Board
The modern chamber--made for small business
Bulletin Board
Around the world in six months: a crash course in foreign trade
Bulletin Board
You've got your project and your lab coat. But stop right here for your funding needs.
Capitol Issues
The EPA is targeting small business for pollution cleanup.
Cutting Edge
Are you clued in to what's really going on in your company? According to experts, the real deal can be found lurking in a shadow organization.
Family Business
Taking the personal out of personnel isn't easy when you're talking about family.
Insurance
Protect your investment--insure your telecommuters.
Legal
Forget legalese. Now they speak HTML.
Management Smarts
Two-weeks notice shouldn't be your first hint that employees are looking elsewhere.
Management Smarts
Interviewing? Get the answers you need without having to ask the tough questions.
Management Smarts
ABCs are elementary. E? That's a job for a specialized university program.
Staff Smarts
`Gimme 10!' is not the way to change your employees' behavior.
Staff Smarts
HR help
Your Business
If your employees' responses to `How was the drive?' range from drooling catatonia to fits of rage, you can help.
Your Business
When it comes to employee legal issues, you'd best do it by the book.
Your Business
Would your managers take more interest in their departments' success if it were their company?
Advertising Workshop
Tired of the same old ad? Draw on cartoons to add some character.
Fast Pitch
Want to add video to your marketing arsenal? Don't shout 'Action' 'til you read this.
Marketing Smarts
Rides, live bands, food and, oh yeah, they sell furniture.
Marketing Smarts
Don't underestimate the value of a quick response.
Marketing Smarts
Fair Trade
Real Deal
You can't always get what you want . . . or can you?
Sales Success
Overcome your fear, and you could land the mother of all accounts.
Funds
Finding value where you might not expect it
Money Smarts
Once upon a time, there was a Dow Jones Industrial Average . . .
Money Smarts
Finding venture capital
Money Smarts
Let's talk 'solutions.'
Raising Money
The OTC Bulletin Board: a rung on your way up the Nasdaq ladder or the place where small-time players go to be small-time players?
Tax Talk
You don't need a rocking chair and a shotgun to keep the IRS off your property--taxwise, anyway.
Bright Ideas
Ready to roll with your great idea? Don't make the leap 'til you know what you're getting into.
Bright Ideas
Florida entrepreneurs win exposure to millions of potential customers--and dollars.
Opportunity Features
Sure, you can buy a franchise in almost any industry you're interested in, but it still pays to take a closer look before you leap.
Opportunity Features
Our in-depth look at the current state of franchising
Opportunity Features
How to harness the Internet and find a franchise that's right for you
Opportunity Features
After a yearlong hiatus, the Golden Arches reclaim the No. 1 spot on our list of America's top franchises.
Opportunity Features
Our annual ranking of America's best franchise opportunities
Whats Your Problem
So how do I initiate a homebased, not-for-profit business?
Whats Your Problem
I want to know which licenses I really need.
Buyers Guide
It's a new year; need a new scanner? The latest models prove better technology doesn't have to blow your budget.
Bytes
Trust the technology and give someone else your payroll headache.
Connections
A foolproof case to keep you talking
Connections
If you've got the lines, they've got the discount.
Connections
who invented Digital Spread Spectrum technology?
Hot Disks
Do those online auction deals sound too good to be true? They probably are.
Hot Disks
Reviews of Shrinkwrap, MyITware and ZipMagic 2000
Net Profits
What you read about the Internet is not always the real thing. Here are four e-commerce myths debunked.
Net Profits
Keeping an eye on your visitors
Net Profits
Survey shows small businesses accessing the Internet with a vengeance.
Tech Smarts
The most wired U.S. cities
Tools
First color inkjet printer to use the FireWire port
Tools
The latest PDA from Handspring
Tools
Tiny portable keyboard
Web
Is your browsing out of control? Here are some handy tools to get organized.
Web
Keeping up with Internet public policy changes
Web
Online invoicing
Web
Site for entrepreneurs
Web
Weather reports
Web
E-business tips
Web
Comprehensive search engine
Web
Guide to trade shows
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