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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

Time Traveling

While everything else is new and improved, vacation spots are getting older and older.
Buzz

Online Everything

Financial aid, Paris shopping, toilet paper--what can't you get on the Web?
Buzz

Flash

Harry Potter, the movie; the death of pinball; ethnic cocktails; stock car cartoon; overweight consumers
Global

Karma And Cash

With fair trade, you can make money and help stop inhumane labor practices.
Pulse

Once Upon A Time

They used to work for Disney. Now they're the happiest corporate dropouts on earth.
Pulse

Holey War

It's doughnut against doughnut in the battle for your bulge.
Pulse

Book `Em

Review of Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age
Pulse

Street Smarts

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

Postscripts

Where are these entrepreneurs now?
Travel

Get Lost!

Not this time. Rent a car with driving instructions.
Travel

The Gatekeepers

Airline agents are the key to upgrades and choice seating.
Travel

Road Notes

Deals from United Airlines, Marriott International, Preview Travel
Women

Look A Little Closer . . .

An unfulfilled need? Or a business opportunity in disguise?
Women

Web Site

Resource for women in technology
Hot Biz

The Dating Game

Start your own matchmaking service.
Innovations

Lights, Car, Action

Neon products inventor
Secrets

Pre-Owned Prestige

Online used car shopping
Beating The Odds

The Daily Grind

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

Recycling

You're not alone in your environmental efforts--the EPA offers assistance.
Bulletin Board

Federal Contacts

Being small just go better, thanks to an SBA pilot program.
Bulletin Board

Pennsylvania

Are you holding to the next big thing in the tech world? Get your funding here.
Bulletin Board

California

Watch out Silicon Valley--Southern California is under development.
Trade Shows

Trade Show

Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues

Inner-City Innovation

Clinton and Congress move toward increasing incentives for entrepreneurs ready to take on low-income communities.
Cutting Edge

Letting Go

Is your business stretched to capacity? Find out what's not making money--and drop it.
Family Business

Review With Care

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

Web Site

Business etiquette
Insurance

Call For Backup

Weak links can cost you big--make sure your suppliers are covered.
Legal

Risky Ad-Ventures

Whether on paper or over the Internet, make sure your ads are on the level.
Management Smarts

WKR-Small Business

On the nation's radios, entrepreneurs are finally in the spotlight.
Management Smarts

Mediocre Middle Management

Good employees leaving? It may be your manager.
Management Smarts

Web Site

Customer service quiz
Staff Smarts

Get The Word Out

... And get employees communicating--faster, cheaper and more effectively.
Your Business

Pro-Choice

Let your employees help choose the company's office equipment.
Your Business

Off The Clock

How to avoid costly mistakes in calculating and paying overtime
Your Business

Fee Furor

Your lawyer wants you to pay what?!
Advertising Workshop

Head Games

Your prospects' own thoughts are potent headline material.
Fast Pitch

Get The Scoop

Everything you ever wanted to know about your customers--from your customers
Marketing Smarts

Something Different

Just because it ain't broke don't mean it can't be better.
Marketing Smarts

Old Money

Seniors are surfing the Web at an alarming rate--are you ready to accommodate?
Marketing Smarts

Flash

Power of convenience
Marketing Smarts

Web Site

Ad campaigns of the past
Real Deal

Web Site

Determining customer profitability
Real Deal

On Guard

Don't get taken by bargaining ploys.
Funds

Grab Your Passport

Whether you want growth or income, international investments may be just the ticket.
Money Smarts

Gimme Shelter

It won't keep you dry in a storm, but art makes a great tax break!
Money Smarts

Co-Ed Management

Diversity in your management team can help your IPO soar.
Money Smarts

Bad Words

How much can poorly worded memos cost you?
Raising Money

B-B-Bad To The Loan

Rough roads ahead have you fearing a loan default? Here are some ways to bargain with your banker.
Tax Talk

A Business On Paper

. . . And profits in your hand. A foreign sales corporation could do the trick.
Tax Talk

Uncle Sam Or Orphan Annie

Where do you want your money to go?
Biz 101

All Aboard!

A new kind of gravy train
Bright Ideas

Better With Age

There's nothing new under the sun that doesn't scare retailers.
First Steps

It's A Fit!

Find the right piece to your partnership puzzle and you're in business.
First Steps

Matchematics

Sites that match entrepreneurs with funding sources
First Steps

Fast Track

Cooking up Cajun-flavored microwave popcorn
First Steps

Meet Markets

Best bets for finding customers
First Steps

Room To Grow

Growing fast? Don't let system overload slow you down.
Franchise Focus

On The Horizon

Web-based education may be a winner or a worry for technology learning centers.
Opportunities

Express Loans

. . . And the software that can make them happen
Opportunities

Cultural Makeover

Company looks for ways to add some color.
Opportunities

Window Shopping

A whole new way of looking at drive-thru
Opportunities

Double A For Action

AAMCO gears up for youth.
Opportunities

Tastes Like Chicken

McDonald's adds yet another nugget to its family.
Opportunities

No Place Like Home

Building an empire one brick at a time
Whats Your Problem

Take Flight

Getting my business to fly right will take more than money. Should an angel come along for the ride?
Bytes

Thin Is In

Shed some dead weight--and capture significant savings.
Connections

Let's Talk `Talk'

Smart phones
Hot Disks

Wise Buys

Reviews of upgraded Maximizer Enterprise, FaxMailer and Corpedia.com's trade secret CD
Net Profits

Good Things

Research service
Net Profits

Wise Buys

Media-authoring software
Net Profits

Web Site

Help for e-tailers
Net Profits

A Wall Of Fire

Hackers are crashing Web sites daily, but you can stop them from hacking yours.
Tech Smarts

Wowee Zowee!

No one clicking on your Web ads? Don't tone down--dazzle!
Tech Smarts

Web Across The Atlantic

"Smart" mobile phones bring more Europeans to your Internet doorstep.
Tools

An Apple A Day

Apple's iMac DV Special Edition
Tools

Monkey See

Gateway Astro PC
Tools

Ultra Sonic

Viewsonic A90 19-inch monitor
Web

Minority Rules

No matter what size, shape, color, or disposition--there's a Web site made for you.
Web

Zap It!

No more hassling with monstrous files. One click does the trick.
Web

Flash

Business-to-business e-commerce, the size of the Web
Web

Taxing News

All good things come to an end--as might the tax-free Internet
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