January 2000 Issue
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Channeling the best minds of our time
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.
Think nonprofits have no money to spare for your company? Stop ignoring this $621 billion market.
The freshest face on the political landscape, Jesse Ventura, speaks his mind on government, taxes, education and business.
To err is human; to put your personal finances in order is divine. One expert shows you eight common mistakes you can avoid.
Burdened by taxes, regulations and red tape, start-up entrepreneurs are screaming for relief. Is anyone in Washington listening?
They're hot, they're cool, and they can make you rich. Our picks for the best business ideas for 2000 and beyond.
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.
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.
Luck of the Irish, mud mania, digital tunes, Powerpuff Girls
Zzzz. Zzzz. Zzzz. Millions wish it was that simple.
All the fun of running a camp--without those pesky kids
Places to go, people to see and souvenirs to buy
The Internet is good for approximately one billion things. You'd think international trade leads would be one of them.
Governors assist the growth of e-commerce.
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?
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.
There's a new definition for 'minority-owned business.'
I'm in business. You're in business. She's in business. He's in business . . .
Frequent-flier miles will cost you . . .
New software minimizes paperwork problems.
Phone failing you at the airport? Here's a clue why.
Teaching kids to cook
Women leaders speak.
You may not be living in Camelot, but you, too, can have your round table.
These Fortune 500 companies are your best friend.
The lowdown on trends
The lowdown on news
How to fit in getting fit
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.
You've got your project and your lab coat. But stop right here for your funding needs.
Around the world in six months: a crash course in foreign trade
The modern chamber--made for small business
The EPA is targeting small business for pollution cleanup.
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.
Taking the personal out of personnel isn't easy when you're talking about family.
Protect your investment--insure your telecommuters.
Forget legalese. Now they speak HTML.
ABCs are elementary. E? That's a job for a specialized university program.
Interviewing? Get the answers you need without having to ask the tough questions.
Two-weeks notice shouldn't be your first hint that employees are looking elsewhere.
`Gimme 10!' is not the way to change your employees' behavior.
Would your managers take more interest in their departments' success if it were their company?
When it comes to employee legal issues, you'd best do it by the book.
If your employees' responses to `How was the drive?' range from drooling catatonia to fits of rage, you can help.
Tired of the same old ad? Draw on cartoons to add some character.
Want to add video to your marketing arsenal? Don't shout 'Action' 'til you read this.
Don't underestimate the value of a quick response.
Rides, live bands, food and, oh yeah, they sell furniture.
You can't always get what you want . . . or can you?
Overcome your fear, and you could land the mother of all accounts.
Finding value where you might not expect it
Let's talk 'solutions.'
Finding venture capital
Once upon a time, there was a Dow Jones Industrial Average . . .
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?
You don't need a rocking chair and a shotgun to keep the IRS off your property--taxwise, anyway.
Florida entrepreneurs win exposure to millions of potential customers--and dollars.
Ready to roll with your great idea? Don't make the leap 'til you know what you're getting into.
Our annual ranking of America's best franchise opportunities
After a yearlong hiatus, the Golden Arches reclaim the No. 1 spot on our list of America's top franchises.
How to harness the Internet and find a franchise that's right for you
Our in-depth look at the current state of franchising
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.
Whats Your Problem
I want to know which licenses I really need.
Whats Your Problem
So how do I initiate a homebased, not-for-profit business?
It's a new year; need a new scanner? The latest models prove better technology doesn't have to blow your budget.
Trust the technology and give someone else your payroll headache.
who invented Digital Spread Spectrum technology?
If you've got the lines, they've got the discount.
A foolproof case to keep you talking
Reviews of Shrinkwrap, MyITware and ZipMagic 2000
Do those online auction deals sound too good to be true? They probably are.
Survey shows small businesses accessing the Internet with a vengeance.
Keeping an eye on your visitors
What you read about the Internet is not always the real thing. Here are four e-commerce myths debunked.
The most wired U.S. cities
Tiny portable keyboard
The latest PDA from Handspring
First color inkjet printer to use the FireWire port
Guide to trade shows
Comprehensive search engine
Site for entrepreneurs
Keeping up with Internet public policy changes
Is your browsing out of control? Here are some handy tools to get organized.