Inside the July 2000 Issue
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Hold 'Em

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.

Immovable Feats

Can you finance your business without getting out of your chair? Not entirely, webheads. At some point, you'll have to use them legs.

Risky Business

Startup and risk go hand in hand. But how much is too much?

On the Level

The Internet makes MLM easier--but it won't do the work for you. Before you commit, make sure you're prepared.

Money In The Bank

Check out over 600 entrepreneur-friendly banks.

Get Outta Here

For tax breaks and investment opportunities, sometimes you just have to leave the country.

In Good Forum

You need tons of money. You have no financial contacts. Where can you turn? Many entrepreneurs have found what they need in venture forums.

Wrong Side of the Net

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.

2nd Annual E-List

9 of today's hottest netpreneurs


Been There

The Client Game

Improve on your client-relation skills by brushing up on these tips.
Biz 101

Give It Away

Promotional products--what to get and how to give 'em away.
Bright Ideas

Who Needs 'Em?

Traditional retailers are no longer the only game in town.
Bright Ideas

Here's Your Chance

Inventors go toy-to-toy for development dollars.
Bright Ideas

Just Do It

Putting off applying for that patent? You may regret it later.

Home Again

To sell in the new century, learn how people will live.

Czech List

Doing business with Eastern Europe

Blind Faith

Don't worry! We'll tell you how to overcome your feelings of intimidation and reach your goals.
Hot Seat

Trial By Free Market

Ex-Coca-Cola-exec Sergio Zyman on marketing success.and New Coke.

Hula-Hoop It Up

Welcome to the world of Internet phenomena, where you actually want to hear the words "Oh, it's just a fad."

They Like you!

But how can you use workers' newfound love for their employers to your advantage?

Book 'Em

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.

Keep It Up

Jugglers multitask faster'n greased lightnin' and feel the weight o' the world on their shoulders.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Determining when it's time to say no to a client

High-Wired Act

The latest technology promises to beat the boredom of your next flight.

Road Notes

Deals from Delta Air Lines and Hertz

Business & Pleasure

Doing business in Sonoma, California

A New Gap

Gender gap this, gender gap that--what about the gap between older and younger business owners?
Beating The Odds

The Paper Trail

No one invested...they went years without making a profit. Was this publishing duo's path pigheaded or visionary?
Bulletin Board


College students offer free help and expertise to local businesses.
Bulletin Board

New World Barter

A creative alternative for cash-strapped entrepreneurs
Bulletin Board


New Web site helps entrepreneurs take their businesses global.
Bulletin Board

Current Events

Social Security news you can use
Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Mark your calendar
Capitol Issues

Something Ventured

Encourage SBICs and you encourage small-business growth.
Capitol Issues

In Other News...

Updates on small-business legislation
Cutting Edge

The Voices In Your Head

They're saying things--some good, some bad. Timothy Gallwey teaches people to listen to the right ones.
Family Business

When Egos Collide

Don't let sparring egos tear the family business apart.

What's The Damage?

Adding disability coverage to your benefits package

Dead Man's Curve

Cell phones can turn any road into a Jan & Dean song.
Management Smarts

Under Lock And Key

Employees know secrets their former bosses don't want them sharing.
Management Smarts


Census 2000 could make EEOC compliance more difficult.
Management Smarts

Web Site

The latest news and updates on employee benefits
Staff Smarts

Take A Hike

.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'.
Your Business

Young (Hired) Guns

Teen workers: They're fast, strong and practically begging to get out of the house for a few hours.
Your Business

Do The Laundry, Walk The Dog

Ok, they won't do that, but virtual assistants can help you with administrative tasks.
Your Business


Cops handle the crime, but forensic accountants figure out the damage done.
Advertising Workshop

No Muse, No Fuse!

Wanna' sell units? Make ads that promise to whisk away life's more odious tasks.
Fast Pitch

Campaign Ready?

Ok, your new advertising looks great. But how will you ensure its success?
Marketing Smarts

That's Outrageous

A dash of good humor and a pinch of zany can be all it takes.
Marketing Smarts

Say What?

Winning over customers is tough-especially when you don't make any sense.
Marketing Smarts


New idea for a promotional giveaway
Real Deal

Follow Your NOs

Disagreeing without being disagreeable
Sales Success

Just Ask

Knowing the right questions to ask can be as powerful as any sales technique.
Ask the Rainmaker

Tight-Lipped Banks

Are SBA loans a big secret?
Ask the Rainmaker

The Franchise Advantage

Pros and cons of franchises

Model Behavior

Changing with the times to get the right blend of bonds, cash and stocks
Money Smarts

Corporate Collateral

You need money. Big companies have money. Here's how to get it.
Money Smarts

Web Site

Site helps hook-up businesses needing money with big-name lenders
Raising Money

Your Butt on the Line

Hate to burst your balloon, but you'll have to risk your money to raise money.
Tax Talk

Discover The Secrets Of Auditors

New guides help you keep the tax man away-for good.
Tax Talk

Discover the Secrets of Auditors, Part 2

New guides help you keep the tax man away--for good.
Biz 101

There Has to Be Another Way

Even if loans and venture capital are out of the question, you're not even halfway down your list of options.
Biz 101

The Road Most Traveled

Bank loans too few, too hard, too much trouble? Maybe not.
First Steps

Follow Your Inner Brownie

Advisors are helpful...but so is listening to your gut.
First Steps

Your Public Face

Putting together a media kit that gets results
First Steps

Room To Grow Your Business

Design an office with space for PC and phone systems to expand and avoid your own TECH-tanic.
Franchise Focus

Film Stars

Crestcom franchisees use video and live presentation to bring management training to life.

Bright Lights, Big City

An opportunity written in the stars

A Model For Success

Franchisees strike a pose with their new combo store.

What's New

Franchise update on Kinderdance International Inc.

Oldies But Goodies

Getting back to their roots raises profits for A&W franchisees.

To Their Credit

AlphaGraphics franchisees learn by doing.

Future Speak

A look at franchising in the new millenium
Whats Your Problem

Prepare For Liftoff

I need guidance getting my product to a manufacturer.
Whats Your Problem

Specifically Speaking

Do I need to niche or no?
Buyers Guide

Palmtop Porridge

This Palm Pilot's too small, this laptop's too big-but a Jupiter is juuuuuuust right.

The Wireless Web

If you're waiting for WAP, don't hold your breath.

Making A Splash

Fixed wireless services test the waters.

Wacky Over Wireless

Update on wireless phone sales
Hot Disks

Free For All

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?
Hot Disks

Wise Buys

Reviews of Office Domain's AnswerASAP call-forwarding service and Cybermatrix Pro Sched appointment scheduling software
Net Profits

Getting In Print

Eyeballs don't spend all day staring at monitors. It's e-marketing time for catalogs, posters and mailings.
Net Profits

Wise Buys

Reviews of eCongo turnkey e-commerce service, Nexternal Solution's e-commerce shopping cart system, and's suite of e-commerce services
Tech Smarts

It's In The Air

Laptops and palmtops talking without wires? It's Bluetooth inside.
Tech Smarts

Flat Monitor Society

They're not just for the exorbitantly rich anymore.


ADS Technologies' USB to Ethernet Networking Starter Kit

Test Drive

LaCie's PocketDrive external hard drive

Just Play It

TEAC America 24X PortaCD external CD-ROM

Switch In Time

Cybex Switch ViewOSD KVM switch server controller

Behind The Wheel

JABRA EarSet for Cellular, PCS and Mobile Phones

Search Party

New tools to find what you need

To Market

Where to click to keep tabs on that IPO

Fast Facts

Internet and technology statistics

It Figures

Business, economic and social information for countries worldwide

List Service

Links to hundreds of useful lists that have appeared in magazines and newpapers over the past year

Name Calling

Site that helps you select a company name be telling you what's available and what's not

Privacy Plus

Web site analyzes the privacy of your Web browser
Hot Biz

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation

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.
Wise Buys

The Whole Enchilada

Multifunction machines provide all-in-one capabilities.
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