February 2000 Issue
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When industry giants and dot.coms come together, it's profits that fly round and round.
So you've only got one business? And maybe making that work is a struggle? Well, some business owners have more than their share--and make it look easy. We call them serial entrepreneurs.
Not a chance. Online auctions are here to stay.
If you thought database marketing was just wasting your time with fliers and mailing lists, take another look--at the Net.
And this is entrepreneurship - but it's all the same to author James Dunnigan.
Small and inconsequential as you may think you are, your voice can be heard in Washington.
Myth: Getting venture capital is impossible. Reality: It's not easy, but it can be done. We show you how.
Four young entrepreneurs get down and dirty about the pains and pleasures of running their own businesses.
Harry Potter, the movie; the death of pinball; ethnic cocktails; stock car cartoon; overweight consumers
Financial aid, Paris shopping, toilet paper--what can't you get on the Web?
While everything else is new and improved, vacation spots are getting older and older.
With fair trade, you can make money and help stop inhumane labor practices.
Where are these entrepreneurs now?
They'd never turned on a Mac and had no clue how to raise money . . . but they started an international magazine in their living room.
Review of Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age
It's doughnut against doughnut in the battle for your bulge.
They used to work for Disney. Now they're the happiest corporate dropouts on earth.
Deals from United Airlines, Marriott International, Preview Travel
Airline agents are the key to upgrades and choice seating.
Not this time. Rent a car with driving instructions.
Resource for women in technology
An unfulfilled need? Or a business opportunity in disguise?
Start your own matchmaking service.
Neon products inventor
Online used car shopping
Beating The Odds
In an industry of high-visibility brand names, they don't have one. So how does this family's coffee company stay in business?
Are you holding to the next big thing in the tech world? Get your funding here.
Being small just go better, thanks to an SBA pilot program.
Watch out Silicon Valley--Southern California is under development.
You're not alone in your environmental efforts--the EPA offers assistance.
Mark your calendar.
Clinton and Congress move toward increasing incentives for entrepreneurs ready to take on low-income communities.
Is your business stretched to capacity? Find out what's not making money--and drop it.
Rating your sibling's performance means treading on delicate--and potentially explosive--ground. In fact, maybe it's better to call the whole thing off.
Weak links can cost you big--make sure your suppliers are covered.
Whether on paper or over the Internet, make sure your ads are on the level.
Customer service quiz
Good employees leaving? It may be your manager.
On the nation's radios, entrepreneurs are finally in the spotlight.
... And get employees communicating--faster, cheaper and more effectively.
Your lawyer wants you to pay what?!
How to avoid costly mistakes in calculating and paying overtime
Let your employees help choose the company's office equipment.
Your prospects' own thoughts are potent headline material.
Everything you ever wanted to know about your customers--from your customers
Power of convenience
Ad campaigns of the past
Seniors are surfing the Web at an alarming rate--are you ready to accommodate?
Just because it ain't broke don't mean it can't be better.
Don't get taken by bargaining ploys.
Determining customer profitability
Whether you want growth or income, international investments may be just the ticket.
How much can poorly worded memos cost you?
Diversity in your management team can help your IPO soar.
It won't keep you dry in a storm, but art makes a great tax break!
Rough roads ahead have you fearing a loan default? Here are some ways to bargain with your banker.
Where do you want your money to go?
. . . And profits in your hand. A foreign sales corporation could do the trick.
A new kind of gravy train
There's nothing new under the sun that doesn't scare retailers.
Best bets for finding customers
Cooking up Cajun-flavored microwave popcorn
Sites that match entrepreneurs with funding sources
Growing fast? Don't let system overload slow you down.
Find the right piece to your partnership puzzle and you're in business.
Web-based education may be a winner or a worry for technology learning centers.
McDonald's adds yet another nugget to its family.
AAMCO gears up for youth.
A whole new way of looking at drive-thru
Company looks for ways to add some color.
. . . And the software that can make them happen
Building an empire one brick at a time
Whats Your Problem
Getting my business to fly right will take more than money. Should an angel come along for the ride?
Shed some dead weight--and capture significant savings.
Reviews of upgraded Maximizer Enterprise, FaxMailer and Corpedia.com's trade secret CD
Help for e-tailers
Hackers are crashing Web sites daily, but you can stop them from hacking yours.
"Smart" mobile phones bring more Europeans to your Internet doorstep.
No one clicking on your Web ads? Don't tone down--dazzle!
Viewsonic A90 19-inch monitor
Gateway Astro PC
Apple's iMac DV Special Edition
Business-to-business e-commerce, the size of the Web
No more hassling with monstrous files. One click does the trick.
No matter what size, shape, color, or disposition--there's a Web site made for you.
All good things come to an end--as might the tax-free Internet