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Inside the June 2000 Issue

Features

Told You So!

Hot 100 businesses do burn bright, but they don't burn out. Here are the businesses that prove there's life after recognition in Entrepreneur magazine.

What About Me?

Start-up financing is easier than ever--if you're a dotcom. But what about the rest of us? Check out all your options.

Best of the Best

You're young. You're fired up. You want a...franchise? We help you find one that's made just for you.

Highs and Lows

You don't need to spend a fortune on office equipment.or do you? From cheap to posh, here are our picks for the tools you need.

From: Business To: Business

Subject: Long-heralded as the next big set of Internet opportunities, business-to-business e-commerce is here--and the crystal balls were right; it's big.

Pass It On

Forget military school.today's colleges and universities have something else in mind of the kids of today: fashioning them into the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Burn, Baby, Burn

Entrepreneur and Dun & Bradstreet's Sixth Annual Hot 100--the fastest-growing entrepreneurial businesses in America

Columns

Been There
How to establish yourself as an expert to attract more business
Bright Ideas
If you can handle it, Wal-Mart's panel of experts will tell you how good your invention really is.
Bright Ideas
Get your hands on federal government booklets aimed at small business.
Buzz
Is your office puce and avocado green? You need some help-and here it is.
Global
International Web users want to buy from your site--make it easy on 'em.
Hot Seat
.say it anyway - but make it constructive, says psychologist Hendrie Weisinger.
House Rules
How color, music and aromatherapy can improve the way you work
Pulse
You can't build cyberspace without physical space, but do landlords like tech?
Pulse
Review of Leading at the Edge and The Leap
Pulse
Does your favorite snack food say a lot about your personality? Absolutely, says Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, in the foundation's study, "Snack Food Hedonics and Personality."
Pulse
There's more than one way to cash in on a technology boom.
Pulse
Probably not. Those slacker workers by the water cooler may just be working.
Pulse
...or until you reach 2.2 percent of your colossal earnings, whichever comes first.
Pulse
For Sustainers, success is alright, I guess-as long as it's accomplished in relative comfort.
Pulse
The business will grow. Clients will come. Customers will buy. And if you think we're wrong, maybe you should think differently.
Travel
Hotel high-speed hookups are catching on-slowly.
Travel
Deals from Dollar Rent A Car, 1travel.com and Southwest Airlines
Women
Test state governments' friendliness to woman business owners.
Women
Profile of manufacturer of reflective accessories and clothing for pets and their families
Beating The Odds
Cap'n Crunch, eat your heart out! These guys got celebrity endorsers to pose for their cereal boxes-and now they've got big aisle-space clout!
Bulletin Board
Funding is just a click away.
Bulletin Board
Getting into the zone can pay big dividends.
Bulletin Board
Entrepreneur donates $4 million to entrepreneurial education.
Bulletin Board
EPA rules and regulations revealed
Trade Shows
Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues
New legislation hurts both buyers and sellers of businesses.
Capitol Issues
Calculating stock options into a worker's base pay is creating debate.
Cutting Edge
Sometimes, the best way to make millions is to provide something free of charge.
Family Business
Working together can get complicated when two or more families run a single business.
Insurance
Only covered by standard liability insurance? That is so last century.
Legal
It's good to fire bad employees. It's not so good to yap about how bad they were at unemployment hearings.
Management Smarts
Workplace-related asthma is nothing to wheeze at.
Management Smarts
Stop disgruntled employees from destroying your business.
Management Smarts
When recruiting, look to merger survivors-not their laid-off brethren.
Staff Smarts
Drug testing: an easy way to keep problem employees out or a cost-ineffective invasion of privacy? Join the debate.
Your Business
Protecting yourself from business allies turned business competitors
Your Business
Small-business site for information-hungry entrepreneurs
Your Business
Laws: Federal, state, local...and if you're not sure your company's in compliance, you'd better get sure.
Advertising Workshop
Eliminate some of your ad's excesses, and it can garner more attention.
Fast Pitch
Put your marketing know-how to the test.
Marketing Smarts
People flip channels during the break...but what if your product were on the show?
Marketing Smarts
But don't waste time getting photo subjects to say it-use stock pictures.
Marketing Smarts
Competitors' pricing methods and manipulating graphics and photos
Real Deal
Negotiation is only one of six steps to a great deal.
Sales Success
Don't stop now-for a successful tomorrow, you've got to keep building on the success achieved today.
Sales Success
User-friendly resources to help you communicate more effectively
Funds
When the right stocks fill out a focused fund, a little can go a very, very long way.
Money Smarts
Not netting any capital? Try smaller venture funds.
Money Smarts
1999 was a great year for venture capital.
Raising Money
Hooking small businesses up with big-name lenders
Raising Money
Is borrowing from your IRA a healthy risk or a tragic mistake?
Tax Talk
Granted, federal estate tax laws might change. But don't let that stop you from taking money-saving steps now.
Biz 101
Not ready for the burden of a full-time business? How do your evenings and weekends look?
First Steps
How to get big-time marketing on a small-time budget
First Steps
The story of an upscale catering and take-out food store
First Steps
Are you a big scaredy-cat? Here's how to turn terror into super-confidence.
First Steps
Why now's the time to work on your business exit plan
Franchise Focus
One Hour Martinizing provides an opportunity that won't take you to the cleaners.
Opportunities
Mr. Hero uses competition to bring out the best in its franchisees.
Opportunities
Franchise updates on 1-800-GOT-JUNK, EagleRider Inc., and Sears Carpet and Upholstery Care Inc.
Opportunities
If not, then you ought to know what lenders are looking for.
Opportunities
Computer U franchise teaches seniors how to travel the World Wide Web.
Opportunities
A familiar name offers a franchise that's for keeps.
Whats Your Problem
Should our home and business be in different structures?
Whats Your Problem
I need to obtain a resale license.
Buyers Guide
Is your home office a network nightmare-piles of wires, holes in the wall and cabling for everything but the kitchen sink? Take it all wireless!
Connections
Net chats, news, stock quotes.coming soon to the palm of your hand
Net Profits
Wanna' keep your online business free of shipping company disasters? Pick the right system from the beginning, and it won't happen to you.
Net Profits
Discover the seven deadly sins of Web site design.
Net Profits
Reviews of PeachLink 2.0 e-commerce and back office function software, Online Merchant Gold Web design software, and Small Office Security software
Tech Smarts
Pushing the barrier with your palmtop? You need a new breed of processor.
Tech Smarts
Patents on everyday Web innovations could hurt large and small e-businesses.
Tools
Fellowes' PDA Survival Kit
Tools
Hewlett-Packard's HP Pavilion N3290 notebook computer
Tools
Xi Computer's Xi Mtower CPU
Tools
Samsung's YEPP YP-E64 MP3 Player
Tools
Toshiba's SD-R1002 CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Web
Keep tabs on your investment strategy with free info from the Web.
Web
Online access to thousands of speeches by elected officials, government bureaucrats, business leaders and more
Web
Small-business reports by state from the SBA's Office of Advocacy
Web
Everything you always wanted to know about computer crimes
Web
Web page that aims to be the home page for busy executives
Web
Internet and technology statistics
Hot Biz
Start your own translation business.
Innovations
When you create a product with broad commercial potential, be sure to protect your interests by patenting the products in a way that keeps the competition at bay.
Browsing
With domain names getting eaten up as fast as Krispy Kreme doughnuts, try these creative tips for finding a name that works.
Wise Buys
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