Inside the May 2000 Issue
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Speaking Franklin

We're not saying grab your kite and run out into a storm, but if you're cooking up entrepreneurial spirit, Ben's is the recipe to follow.

In The Mix

What does it take to make a personal care and health dotcom from scratch? Let's ask the voice of experience, ingredients.com's Katherine Legatos.

What Have You Become?

You have employees you don't recognize, sales you can't keep track of and a business that's grown way beyond "small." Do you even remember when everything was just innocent and entrepreneurial?

Class Of '98

Where are they now? We reunite with four entrepreneurial alumni to find out if that degree paid off.

We've Got a Secret

Dare we say the "F" word? Fulfillment, that is. It ain't easy to fill all those website orders, but it ain't impossible. We show you how.

You're Fired!

Congratulations on getting canned. Now you can finally do what you want to do-on your own terms.

"Trust Me"

. . . isn't enough for most banks when it comes to lending to high-tech start-ups. How to cozy up to bankers and get the financing you need

Columns

Bright Ideas

It's The Law

How does the new budget act affect your patent?
Bright Ideas

Break The Chain

Need an audience for your latest invention? Skip the giant retail chains-mail-order catalogs might do a better job of hitting your target.
Buzz

New Harvest

Sights . . . sounds . . . and seeds-all at the latest California Gift Show
Global

Beauty Is In The Eye

. . . of the importer. Here's how to find the strange and exotic and make a pretty penny at it
Pulse

Work Like A Dog

Business owners who break a sweat
Pulse

Stamp Of Disapproval

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Post Office . . .
Pulse

Tell Webster

Is it time to change the way we define minority entrepreneur?
Pulse

Say What?

Nobody likes it when they don't know what you're talking about.
Pulse

Personal Space

Looks like an office, smells like an office . . . well, even if it doesn't, it's an office.
Pulse

Lost Generation

. . . and found generation. Introducing the generation called Jones
Travel

Business & Pleasure

Doing Business in Dublin, Ireland
Travel

Road Notes

Deals from Hertz, Midwest Express Airlines, and OpenTable.com
Travel

In The Cards

There's no predicting the best way to earn mileage, so do your research.
Women

Ladies First

So it's said. But women are still debating ways to battle the old boy network.
Beating The Odds

Taking A Ribbing

Birth of a food-chain mogul: a childhood love of barbecue, a few of life's lessons and a little divine guidance to shrink the ego.
Bulletin Board

Where To Begin?

A variety of incubators nationwide help fledgling businesses take flight.
Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues

Blue-Collar Blues

Proposed tax credit promises to fill the labor gap for small manufacturing companies.
Cutting Edge

Give It Away

Are you still making all the business decisions? Stop-and share them with your employees.
Family Business

Good Company

Are you next in line to own the family business? Don't go it alone--peer groups can help.
Insurance

Are You Ready?

Preparing tomorrow's insurance claim today will save you time, energy-and headaches.
Legal

In A Fix

You can fix your car. You can fix your cat. But you can't fix your prices.
Management Smarts

Web Site

Total Qualilty Management
Management Smarts

It's a Secret

So keep it that way--protect your proprietary information.
Management Smarts

Mean Mail

You got someone else's mail-and it says you're a meathead.
Management Smarts

Book It

Need great employees? Run-don't walk-to your nearest school.
Staff Smarts

Actions Speak Loudest

Sinner? Saint? All eyes are on you, and your employees will pass judgment.
Your Business

A Helping Hand

Maybe you can't pay more, but you can still help low-wage workers stay healthy, happy and working for you.
Your Business

It's All in the Delivery

They all bring the package to your door--so what's the difference?
Your Business

Having Fun Yet?

Staples of the productive workplace: PCs, copiers . . . and toys
Advertising Workshop

Ink Different

If your product isn't selling, then draw it a new image.
Fast Pitch

See And Be Seen

Minimize competition-and maximize results-by putting your advertising dollars where your customers live, work and play.
Marketing Smarts

Fast 5

Five things you and your employees should never say to a customer
Marketing Smarts

Just Clip It

Have you considered taking your coupons to the Net?
Marketing Smarts

Spin City

Put a new spin on your sales pitch with a CD-ROM.
Real Deal

Karmic Business

Dealmakers get what they give.
Sales Success

There Will Be a Test

Reduce turnover--and heighten success--by measuring motivation before you hire.
Funds

In-Gene-Ious Investing

Genetic research is taking the world into the future, so don't get left behind. Invest in it.
Money Smarts

Fast Track

How this health and wellness services company got financing
Money Smarts

Net Benefits

Taking retirement to the people--one modem at a time
Money Smarts

Boob Tube Budgeting

Money management for couch potatoes--even the entrepreneurial variety
Raising Money

No Hot Air

The SBA's participating securities program proves SBICs can help companies get off the ground.
Tax Talk

Business Band-Aid

The 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act offered small doses of relief.
Biz 101

RoadBlock Busters

What's stopping you from starting your business—and what can you do about it?
First Steps

Opening Ceremonies

Your company's grand opening could be your best marketing plan.
First Steps

Not For Keeps

You paid for your software, but it doesn't belong to you.
First Steps

Secret To My Financing

Entrepreneurs share how they got their start-up funds
Franchise Focus

That's the Ticket

A great support network is just what you'll need in the rapidly changing travel industry.
Opportunities

What A Ride!

A new president shifts Cottman Transmissions into high gear.
Opportunities

Pile In The Van

. . . and take landscape design mobile.
Opportunities

For The Kids

One retail store adopts a sense of responsibility.
Opportunities

No Minor Problem

Increasing ethnic minority franchisees
Opportunities

Sweet Success

Italian ice never looked so hot.
Whats Your Problem

Good News

Homebased collection agencies really are collecting.
Whats Your Problem

Hook, Line...

And sinker. How can we bait, catch and keep business?
Whats Your Problem

Home Sweet Home

I want to make the most out of my recuperation at home.
Buyers Guide

Replace Your Space

It slices away excess hardware...it dices the bulkier competition: The desktop replacement notebook kicks your tower to the curb.
Connections

The Price Is Wrong?

How to know if you're overpaying for phone service
Connections

A Quick Plug

Long overdue G.lite modems will make DSL installation a snap.
Hot Disks

Pound For Pound

We put Windows 2000 up against the other operating systems to see if it tips the scales in your favor.
Net Profits

Wise Buys

Reviews of Computer Pundits' Goofyguys.com computer help Web site, Wells Fargo's One-Stop eStore e-commerce help, and Vertex's eQuantum software for sales and tax use.
Net Profits

Help! You Need Somebody!

...and not just anybody. Here's how to find the right Internet professional to help you with that Web site.
Tech Smarts

Fight Club

Handheld OS rivals are coming out swinging.
Tech Smarts

Trolling For Techies

The IT worker is a rare fish these days. If you're gonna catch one, just bring the right bait.
Tools

Not For Prying Eyes

Hewlett-Packard's HP Vectra VL 600 desktop computer

Tools

Need A Lift?

Kensington Adjustable Monitor Lift
Tools

Palm Reader

Palm computing's Palm Vx
Tools

Just In Case

Quantum Creations' LapPro portable PC case
Tools

Birds Of A Feather

Viewsonic's LITEBIRD DLP XGA projector
Web

Stay Afloat

Web page capture and retrieval made simple
Web

Fast Facts

Internet and technology statistics
Web

Customize It

Create your own portal.
Web

Prints Plus

Quick printing and delivery of documents
Web

Word Talk

WordPerfect tip site
Web

Good Save

Create a personalized archive of Web sites.
Web

Pick A Pro, Any Pro

Browse the credentials of the experts to find the answers you need.
Hot Biz

Two Tickets To Paradise

Start your own adventure/specialty travel agency.
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