June 2000 Issue
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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.
Start-up financing is easier than ever--if you're a dotcom. But what about the rest of us? Check out all your options.
You're young. You're fired up. You want a...franchise? We help you find one that's made just for you.
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.
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.
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.
Entrepreneur and Dun & Bradstreet's Sixth Annual Hot 100--the fastest-growing entrepreneurial businesses in America
How to establish yourself as an expert to attract more business
If you can handle it, Wal-Mart's panel of experts will tell you how good your invention really is.
Get your hands on federal government booklets aimed at small business.
Is your office puce and avocado green? You need some help-and here it is.
International Web users want to buy from your site--make it easy on 'em.
.say it anyway - but make it constructive, says psychologist Hendrie Weisinger.
How color, music and aromatherapy can improve the way you work
You can't build cyberspace without physical space, but do landlords like tech?
Review of Leading at the Edge and The Leap
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."
There's more than one way to cash in on a technology boom.
Probably not. Those slacker workers by the water cooler may just be working.
...or until you reach 2.2 percent of your colossal earnings, whichever comes first.
For Sustainers, success is alright, I guess-as long as it's accomplished in relative comfort.
The business will grow. Clients will come. Customers will buy. And if you think we're wrong, maybe you should think differently.
Hotel high-speed hookups are catching on-slowly.
Deals from Dollar Rent A Car, 1travel.com and Southwest Airlines
Test state governments' friendliness to woman business owners.
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!
Funding is just a click away.
Getting into the zone can pay big dividends.
Entrepreneur donates $4 million to entrepreneurial education.
EPA rules and regulations revealed
Mark your calendar.
New legislation hurts both buyers and sellers of businesses.
Calculating stock options into a worker's base pay is creating debate.
Sometimes, the best way to make millions is to provide something free of charge.
Working together can get complicated when two or more families run a single business.
Only covered by standard liability insurance? That is so last century.
It's good to fire bad employees. It's not so good to yap about how bad they were at unemployment hearings.
Workplace-related asthma is nothing to wheeze at.
Stop disgruntled employees from destroying your business.
When recruiting, look to merger survivors-not their laid-off brethren.
Drug testing: an easy way to keep problem employees out or a cost-ineffective invasion of privacy? Join the debate.
Protecting yourself from business allies turned business competitors
Small-business site for information-hungry entrepreneurs
Laws: Federal, state, local...and if you're not sure your company's in compliance, you'd better get sure.
Eliminate some of your ad's excesses, and it can garner more attention.
Put your marketing know-how to the test.
People flip channels during the break...but what if your product were on the show?
But don't waste time getting photo subjects to say it-use stock pictures.
Competitors' pricing methods and manipulating graphics and photos
Negotiation is only one of six steps to a great deal.
Don't stop now-for a successful tomorrow, you've got to keep building on the success achieved today.
User-friendly resources to help you communicate more effectively
When the right stocks fill out a focused fund, a little can go a very, very long way.
Not netting any capital? Try smaller venture funds.
1999 was a great year for venture capital.
Hooking small businesses up with big-name lenders
Is borrowing from your IRA a healthy risk or a tragic mistake?
Granted, federal estate tax laws might change. But don't let that stop you from taking money-saving steps now.
Not ready for the burden of a full-time business? How do your evenings and weekends look?
How to get big-time marketing on a small-time budget
The story of an upscale catering and take-out food store
Are you a big scaredy-cat? Here's how to turn terror into super-confidence.
Why now's the time to work on your business exit plan
One Hour Martinizing provides an opportunity that won't take you to the cleaners.
Mr. Hero uses competition to bring out the best in its franchisees.
Franchise updates on 1-800-GOT-JUNK, EagleRider Inc., and Sears Carpet and Upholstery Care Inc.
If not, then you ought to know what lenders are looking for.
Computer U franchise teaches seniors how to travel the World Wide Web.
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.
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!
Net chats, news, stock quotes.coming soon to the palm of your hand
Wanna' keep your online business free of shipping company disasters? Pick the right system from the beginning, and it won't happen to you.
Discover the seven deadly sins of Web site design.
Reviews of PeachLink 2.0 e-commerce and back office function software, Online Merchant Gold Web design software, and Small Office Security software
Pushing the barrier with your palmtop? You need a new breed of processor.
Patents on everyday Web innovations could hurt large and small e-businesses.
Fellowes' PDA Survival Kit
Hewlett-Packard's HP Pavilion N3290 notebook computer
Xi Computer's Xi Mtower CPU
Samsung's YEPP YP-E64 MP3 Player
Toshiba's SD-R1002 CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Keep tabs on your investment strategy with free info from the Web.
Online access to thousands of speeches by elected officials, government bureaucrats, business leaders and more
Small-business reports by state from the SBA's Office of Advocacy
Everything you always wanted to know about computer crimes
Web page that aims to be the home page for busy executives
Internet and technology statistics
Start your own translation business.
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.
With domain names getting eaten up as fast as Krispy Kreme doughnuts, try these creative tips for finding a name that works.
Storage drives for your laptop