Inside the May 2000 Issue
. . . 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
Where are they now? We reunite with four entrepreneurial alumni to find out if that degree paid off.
Congratulations on getting canned. Now you can finally do what you want to do-on your own terms.
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?
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.
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.
Need an audience for your latest invention? Skip the giant retail chains-mail-order catalogs might do a better job of hitting your target.
How does the new budget act affect your patent?
Sights . . . sounds . . . and seeds-all at the latest California Gift Show
. . . of the importer. Here's how to find the strange and exotic and make a pretty penny at it
. . . and found generation. Introducing the generation called Jones
Looks like an office, smells like an office . . . well, even if it doesn't, it's an office.
Nobody likes it when they don't know what you're talking about.
Is it time to change the way we define minority entrepreneur?
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Post Office . . .
Business owners who break a sweat
There's no predicting the best way to earn mileage, so do your research.
Deals from Hertz, Midwest Express Airlines, and OpenTable.com
Doing Business in Dublin, Ireland
So it's said. But women are still debating ways to battle the old boy network.
Beating The Odds
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.
A variety of incubators nationwide help fledgling businesses take flight.
Mark your calendar.
Proposed tax credit promises to fill the labor gap for small manufacturing companies.
Are you still making all the business decisions? Stop-and share them with your employees.
Are you next in line to own the family business? Don't go it alone--peer groups can help.
Preparing tomorrow's insurance claim today will save you time, energy-and headaches.
You can fix your car. You can fix your cat. But you can't fix your prices.
Need great employees? Run-don't walk-to your nearest school.
You got someone else's mail-and it says you're a meathead.
So keep it that way--protect your proprietary information.
Total Qualilty Management
Sinner? Saint? All eyes are on you, and your employees will pass judgment.
Staples of the productive workplace: PCs, copiers . . . and toys
They all bring the package to your door--so what's the difference?
Maybe you can't pay more, but you can still help low-wage workers stay healthy, happy and working for you.
If your product isn't selling, then draw it a new image.
Minimize competition-and maximize results-by putting your advertising dollars where your customers live, work and play.
Put a new spin on your sales pitch with a CD-ROM.
Have you considered taking your coupons to the Net?
Five things you and your employees should never say to a customer
Dealmakers get what they give.
Reduce turnover--and heighten success--by measuring motivation before you hire.
Genetic research is taking the world into the future, so don't get left behind. Invest in it.
Money management for couch potatoes--even the entrepreneurial variety
Taking retirement to the people--one modem at a time
How this health and wellness services company got financing
The SBA's participating securities program proves SBICs can help companies get off the ground.
The 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act offered small doses of relief.
What's stopping you from starting your businessand what can you do about it?
Entrepreneurs share how they got their start-up funds
You paid for your software, but it doesn't belong to you.
Your company's grand opening could be your best marketing plan.
A great support network is just what you'll need in the rapidly changing travel industry.
Italian ice never looked so hot.
Increasing ethnic minority franchisees
One retail store adopts a sense of responsibility.
. . . and take landscape design mobile.
A new president shifts Cottman Transmissions into high gear.
Whats Your Problem
I want to make the most out of my recuperation at home.
Whats Your Problem
And sinker. How can we bait, catch and keep business?
Whats Your Problem
Homebased collection agencies really are collecting.
It slices away excess hardware...it dices the bulkier competition: The desktop replacement notebook kicks your tower to the curb.
Long overdue G.lite modems will make DSL installation a snap.
How to know if you're overpaying for phone service
We put Windows 2000 up against the other operating systems to see if it tips the scales in your favor.
...and not just anybody. Here's how to find the right Internet professional to help you with that Web site.
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.
The IT worker is a rare fish these days. If you're gonna catch one, just bring the right bait.
Handheld OS rivals are coming out swinging.
Viewsonic's LITEBIRD DLP XGA projector
Quantum Creations' LapPro portable PC case
Palm computing's Palm Vx
Kensington Adjustable Monitor Lift
Hewlett-Packard's HP Vectra VL 600 desktop computer
Browse the credentials of the experts to find the answers you need.
Create a personalized archive of Web sites.
WordPerfect tip site
Quick printing and delivery of documents
Create your own portal.
Internet and technology statistics
Web page capture and retrieval made simple
Start your own adventure/specialty travel agency.