July 2000 Issue
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There are two ways to get outside cash into your business. Take a look at two entrepreneurs balancing the eternal choice between selling equity and borrowing.
Can you finance your business without getting out of your chair? Not entirely, webheads. At some point, you'll have to use them legs.
Startup and risk go hand in hand. But how much is too much?
The Internet makes MLM easier--but it won't do the work for you. Before you commit, make sure you're prepared.
Check out over 600 entrepreneur-friendly banks.
For tax breaks and investment opportunities, sometimes you just have to leave the country.
You need tons of money. You have no financial contacts. Where can you turn? Many entrepreneurs have found what they need in venture forums.
There aren't any sirens in the night, but the Web does have its seedy underbelly. Protect yourself from the grifters, the scammers and the crooks.
9 of today's hottest netpreneurs
Improve on your client-relation skills by brushing up on these tips.
Promotional products--what to get and how to give 'em away.
Traditional retailers are no longer the only game in town.
Inventors go toy-to-toy for development dollars.
Putting off applying for that patent? You may regret it later.
To sell in the new century, learn how people will live.
Doing business with Eastern Europe
Don't worry! We'll tell you how to overcome your feelings of intimidation and reach your goals.
Ex-Coca-Cola-exec Sergio Zyman on marketing success.and New Coke.
Welcome to the world of Internet phenomena, where you actually want to hear the words "Oh, it's just a fad."
But how can you use workers' newfound love for their employers to your advantage?
Review of e-Personal Finance
Where are they now?
Don't know what to do with that old 486 clunker in the corner of the office? You don't have to trash it. Here are some suggestions.
Jugglers multitask faster'n greased lightnin' and feel the weight o' the world on their shoulders.
Determining when it's time to say no to a client
The latest technology promises to beat the boredom of your next flight.
Deals from Delta Air Lines and Hertz
Doing business in Sonoma, California
Gender gap this, gender gap that--what about the gap between older and younger business owners?
Beating The Odds
No one invested...they went years without making a profit. Was this publishing duo's path pigheaded or visionary?
College students offer free help and expertise to local businesses.
A creative alternative for cash-strapped entrepreneurs
New Web site helps entrepreneurs take their businesses global.
Social Security news you can use
Mark your calendar
Encourage SBICs and you encourage small-business growth.
Updates on small-business legislation
They're saying things--some good, some bad. Timothy Gallwey teaches people to listen to the right ones.
Don't let sparring egos tear the family business apart.
Adding disability coverage to your benefits package
Cell phones can turn any road into a Jan & Dean song.
Employees know secrets their former bosses don't want them sharing.
Census 2000 could make EEOC compliance more difficult.
The latest news and updates on employee benefits
.or maybe just go outside for a while. Whatever you do, don't drag your staff into that old meeting room for even one more of the stuffy same ol'.
Teen workers: They're fast, strong and practically begging to get out of the house for a few hours.
Ok, they won't do that, but virtual assistants can help you with administrative tasks.
Cops handle the crime, but forensic accountants figure out the damage done.
Wanna' sell units? Make ads that promise to whisk away life's more odious tasks.
Ok, your new advertising looks great. But how will you ensure its success?
A dash of good humor and a pinch of zany can be all it takes.
Winning over customers is tough-especially when you don't make any sense.
New idea for a promotional giveaway
Disagreeing without being disagreeable
Knowing the right questions to ask can be as powerful as any sales technique.
Ask the Rainmaker
Are SBA loans a big secret?
Ask the Rainmaker
Pros and cons of franchises
Changing with the times to get the right blend of bonds, cash and stocks
You need money. Big companies have money. Here's how to get it.
Site helps hook-up businesses needing money with big-name lenders
Hate to burst your balloon, but you'll have to risk your money to raise money.
New guides help you keep the tax man away-for good.
New guides help you keep the tax man away--for good.
Even if loans and venture capital are out of the question, you're not even halfway down your list of options.
Bank loans too few, too hard, too much trouble? Maybe not.
Advisors are helpful...but so is listening to your gut.
Putting together a media kit that gets results
Design an office with space for PC and phone systems to expand and avoid your own TECH-tanic.
Crestcom franchisees use video and live presentation to bring management training to life.
An opportunity written in the stars
Franchisees strike a pose with their new combo store.
Franchise update on Kinderdance International Inc.
Getting back to their roots raises profits for A&W franchisees.
AlphaGraphics franchisees learn by doing.
A look at franchising in the new millenium
Whats Your Problem
I need guidance getting my product to a manufacturer.
Whats Your Problem
Do I need to niche or no?
This Palm Pilot's too small, this laptop's too big-but a Jupiter is juuuuuuust right.
If you're waiting for WAP, don't hold your breath.
Fixed wireless services test the waters.
Update on wireless phone sales
The Internet has made shareware the computer enthusiast's hottest commodity. Don't you think it's time to cash in on these near-free utilities?
Reviews of Office Domain's AnswerASAP call-forwarding service and Cybermatrix Pro Sched appointment scheduling software
Eyeballs don't spend all day staring at monitors. It's e-marketing time for catalogs, posters and mailings.
Reviews of eCongo turnkey e-commerce service, Nexternal Solution's e-commerce shopping cart system, and SmartAge.com's suite of e-commerce services
Laptops and palmtops talking without wires? It's Bluetooth inside.
They're not just for the exorbitantly rich anymore.
ADS Technologies' USB to Ethernet Networking Starter Kit
LaCie's PocketDrive external hard drive
TEAC America 24X PortaCD external CD-ROM
Cybex Switch ViewOSD KVM switch server controller
JABRA EarSet for Cellular, PCS and Mobile Phones
New tools to find what you need
Where to click to keep tabs on that IPO
Internet and technology statistics
Business, economic and social information for countries worldwide
Links to hundreds of useful lists that have appeared in magazines and newpapers over the past year
Site that helps you select a company name be telling you what's available and what's not
Web site analyzes the privacy of your Web browser
Start your own Gen X consulting firm.
So you've got a new product and know just who to market it to. Here's what to do next.
Multifunction machines provide all-in-one capabilities.