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Inside the February 2000 Issue

Features

Find Your Partner

When industry giants and dot.coms come together, it's profits that fly round and round.

The Truth About Venture Capital

Myth: Getting venture capital is impossible. Reality: It's not easy, but it can be done. We show you how.

The Insiders

Four young entrepreneurs get down and dirty about the pains and pleasures of running their own businesses.

Loud And Clear

Small and inconsequential as you may think you are, your voice can be heard in Washington.

This Is War!

And this is entrepreneurship - but it's all the same to author James Dunnigan.

Cover Your Bases

If you thought database marketing was just wasting your time with fliers and mailing lists, take another look--at the Net.

Going Once...Going Twice...

Not a chance. Online auctions are here to stay.

There Ought To Be A Law

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.

Columns

Buzz
While everything else is new and improved, vacation spots are getting older and older.
Buzz
Financial aid, Paris shopping, toilet paper--what can't you get on the Web?
Buzz
Harry Potter, the movie; the death of pinball; ethnic cocktails; stock car cartoon; overweight consumers
Global
With fair trade, you can make money and help stop inhumane labor practices.
Pulse
They used to work for Disney. Now they're the happiest corporate dropouts on earth.
Pulse
It's doughnut against doughnut in the battle for your bulge.
Pulse
Review of Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age
Pulse
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.
Pulse
Where are these entrepreneurs now?
Travel
Not this time. Rent a car with driving instructions.
Travel
Airline agents are the key to upgrades and choice seating.
Travel
Deals from United Airlines, Marriott International, Preview Travel
Women
An unfulfilled need? Or a business opportunity in disguise?
Women
Resource for women in technology
Hot Biz
Start your own matchmaking service.
Innovations
Neon products inventor
Secrets
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?
Bulletin Board
You're not alone in your environmental efforts--the EPA offers assistance.
Bulletin Board
Being small just go better, thanks to an SBA pilot program.
Bulletin Board
Are you holding to the next big thing in the tech world? Get your funding here.
Bulletin Board
Watch out Silicon Valley--Southern California is under development.
Trade Shows
Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues
Clinton and Congress move toward increasing incentives for entrepreneurs ready to take on low-income communities.
Cutting Edge
Is your business stretched to capacity? Find out what's not making money--and drop it.
Family Business
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.
Family Business
Business etiquette
Insurance
Weak links can cost you big--make sure your suppliers are covered.
Legal
Whether on paper or over the Internet, make sure your ads are on the level.
Management Smarts
On the nation's radios, entrepreneurs are finally in the spotlight.
Management Smarts
Good employees leaving? It may be your manager.
Management Smarts
Customer service quiz
Staff Smarts
... And get employees communicating--faster, cheaper and more effectively.
Your Business
Let your employees help choose the company's office equipment.
Your Business
How to avoid costly mistakes in calculating and paying overtime
Your Business
Your lawyer wants you to pay what?!
Advertising Workshop
Your prospects' own thoughts are potent headline material.
Fast Pitch
Everything you ever wanted to know about your customers--from your customers
Marketing Smarts
Just because it ain't broke don't mean it can't be better.
Marketing Smarts
Seniors are surfing the Web at an alarming rate--are you ready to accommodate?
Marketing Smarts
Power of convenience
Marketing Smarts
Ad campaigns of the past
Real Deal
Determining customer profitability
Real Deal
Don't get taken by bargaining ploys.
Funds
Whether you want growth or income, international investments may be just the ticket.
Money Smarts
It won't keep you dry in a storm, but art makes a great tax break!
Money Smarts
Diversity in your management team can help your IPO soar.
Money Smarts
How much can poorly worded memos cost you?
Raising Money
Rough roads ahead have you fearing a loan default? Here are some ways to bargain with your banker.
Tax Talk
. . . And profits in your hand. A foreign sales corporation could do the trick.
Tax Talk
Where do you want your money to go?
Biz 101
A new kind of gravy train
Bright Ideas
There's nothing new under the sun that doesn't scare retailers.
First Steps
Find the right piece to your partnership puzzle and you're in business.
First Steps
Sites that match entrepreneurs with funding sources
First Steps
Cooking up Cajun-flavored microwave popcorn
First Steps
Best bets for finding customers
First Steps
Growing fast? Don't let system overload slow you down.
Franchise Focus
Web-based education may be a winner or a worry for technology learning centers.
Listing
The nation's top 50 new franchises
Opportunities
. . . And the software that can make them happen
Opportunities
Company looks for ways to add some color.
Opportunities
A whole new way of looking at drive-thru
Opportunities
AAMCO gears up for youth.
Opportunities
McDonald's adds yet another nugget to its family.
Opportunities
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?
Bytes
Shed some dead weight--and capture significant savings.
Connections
Smart phones
Hot Disks
Reviews of upgraded Maximizer Enterprise, FaxMailer and Corpedia.com's trade secret CD
Net Profits
Research service
Net Profits
Media-authoring software
Net Profits
Help for e-tailers
Net Profits
Hackers are crashing Web sites daily, but you can stop them from hacking yours.
Tech Smarts
No one clicking on your Web ads? Don't tone down--dazzle!
Tech Smarts
"Smart" mobile phones bring more Europeans to your Internet doorstep.
Tools
Apple's iMac DV Special Edition
Tools
Gateway Astro PC
Tools
Viewsonic A90 19-inch monitor
Web
No matter what size, shape, color, or disposition--there's a Web site made for you.
Web
No more hassling with monstrous files. One click does the trick.
Web
Business-to-business e-commerce, the size of the Web
Web
All good things come to an end--as might the tax-free Internet
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