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Inside the April 2000 Issue
Start a dot.com . . . twiddle your thumbs . . . the money rolls in--there's a hell of a lot left out of that story.
Bank On It
You haven't seen a bank teller since you got your first ATM card? Now virtual banks are eliminating reason after reason for us to go to physical banks at all.
There's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition. In fact, it's what some entrepreneurs live for.
If you're waiting on the government or anyone else to do something about the rising costs of health benefits, face facts: If you want costs cut right, you have to cut them yourself.
Looking for a better business? Start inside.
Stretch your travel dollars further than the other guy with the latest business innovations & our annual Business Travel Awards.
Franchising isn't just about burgers and windshield repair (not that there's anything wrong with that). Nowadays, it's about having fun.
For these nine young millionaires, the big bucks didn't just happen. They made it happen--and you can, too.
Learning to take advantage of trends
Why do it yourself when you can have someone else market your invention?
Here's your chance to score big with your big idea.
Feelin' the groove with the latest trends in 2000
Scaling The Great Wall
Watch out, San Francisco! The Internet is upon you.
Every time the phone rings, it's a stressed-out employee calling in sick. What can you do?
Cashing in on an accident-without litigation
The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual
Optimizer (noun): an entrepreneur who knows how to take care of No. 1
It may seem like the Internet is everyone's formula for success, but are minorities being left out of the equation?
Catalog maven John Peterman deals with a new chapter . . . Chapter 11.
Gadgets need TLC, too.
Deals from Continental Airlines, Alamo Rent A Car and 1travel.com
Women are doing it; new data indicates just how much.
Women Business Centers gain additional funding
Beating The Odds
Despite an industry upheaval and two gravely ill sons, this health-care entrepreneur discovered the prescription for perseverance.
Leading the disabled from unemployment to self-employment
Use this incubator to hatch your business in 90 days or less.
New CD-ROM is a starting point for Web neophytes.
Partner with the government's contractors.
Find the courses you need online.
Mark your calendar
Let parents stay home to care for a newborn-and pay them for it? The debate rages on over employee rights.
Entrepreneurial shapeshifters may be in one business today and something entirely different tomorrow. The key is knowing when it's time to change focus.
Promise to love, honor and cherish your business--even if you share it with your ex-spouse.
If you've got shareholders, you better get D and O liability insurance.
You promote fairly at your company-but you'll have to prove it when the EEOC comes calling.
...do not call for desperate measures--pick employees carefully.
Survey regarding people's attitudes about the Net
Employees come and go, but how do you get their knowledge to stick around?
Businesses are saying 'I do' to nepotism.
Chapter 7, Chapter 11-your customer's gone bankrupt? Here's what to do.
Get your workers English-proficient and the benefits are legion.
A name like the Toilet-Seat Light can have Thomas Edison rolling in his grave, but it can't sell a product on its own.
Cutting your marketing costs through cross-promotion
Want to boost your sales? Go back to school.
Have a clipping service do your media sleuthing for you.
Dissatisfied customers; influencing customers
Negotiations going badly? Yuk it up.
Learn sales from our eight-legged friend's greatest architectural accomplishment.
Catching it can pay off.
Privacy experts reel as the IRS rolls out a pilot program to transmit tax information via e-mail.
Starting to think Murphy's Law was written just for you? Don't worry--these practical solutions should get you back on track fast.
Is there really gold in government auctions?
Creative ways to compensate professionals for their services
Keeping good records from the start is the key to surviving an IRS audit.
Is starting a restaurant your entrepreneurial dream?
Sharing space can conserve your start-up cash.
Management Recruiters International puts people in their place.
This former aerospace owner takes dressing for success seriously.
AAMCO Transmissions gears a program toward a second generation of owners.
Go back to school to learn everything you need to know about franchising.
Her child's bad experience inspires one woman's booming business.
Two brothers give customers a great environment to relax and just hang out in.
Can one number hold the key to sure-fire franchise success?
Whats Your Problem
How can I wear my expertise on my sleeve?
Whats Your Problem
Help! Everybody misunderstands what I do.
...but flat-screen monitors are too expensive, right? Check out the latest CRTs for a pleasant surprise.
Here are a few tips from the experts to make sure your calls get returned.
Area code decoder
If you're worried about viruses or hackers wreaking havoc on your system, take some precautionary measures-and breathe a little easier.
Reviews of Smart Online's Smart Attorney and Smart Business; eServices for Microsoft Office; Clickbook 2000; Proj Clock; and MailTracker's Postage $aver
Your Web site will go down, but the right hosting company can keep disaster from being an everyday occurrence.
Reviews of e-Citi's Bizzed.com, Virtual Media Technologies' DefendNet, and OpenOrders' OpenWeb Connect software
Results of compensation survey of dot.com executives
Aqcess Technologies' Altus Qbe Personal Computing Tablet
Xircom CreditCard Modem 56-GlobalACCESS
Sharp's Actius PC-A800 Super Slim Notebook
Sony's VAIO PCV-L630 Slimtop LCD Computer
Epson America's Expression 1600 Pro Scanner
Still don't have a Web site? That doesn't mean you can't join the digital economy.
Treasure trove site of statistics
Who to contact if you've been Web-conned
A quick look at the results of numerous e-commerce surveys
Online tool for tracking and sorting billable hours and expenses
Tracking your e-mail
Tracking your e-mail
Start your own bed and breakfast
Fitness equipment inventor
Web site customization