August 2000 Issue
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Thanks to all the news about Microsoft, a future of all-Internet technology has swamped magazines and TV lately, but for Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy, ideas like those are nothing new.
Looks like a class? Smells like a class? Not at all, but as far as learning goes, online training does a pretty good virtual impersonation.
Sick of those IPO-hungry, venture-capital-depleting, media-attracting darlings of the tech world? Moan all you want, but while you're whining, the real winners in traditional business are positioning themselves to ride the e-coattails.
Not possible? We've got 35 pieces of advice that will change the way you think about selling.
Your dotcom launch party doesn't have to cost you all that hard-won venture capital. If you're gonna do it, do it right. We show you how.
A comedy of errors is only funny when it happens to someone else. Enjoy these tales of start-up blunders-but don't let them happen to you.
You can start for less than $10K. Here are 10 hot businesses that won't break the bank.
An inexpensive way to introduce your new product
If it's not distinctive, it won't sell.
Forget what girls are made of--what do they buy?
With big populations and wealth, South Asia does a business good.
The man to call when your business's finances are more fixer-upper than fantastic
Review of The Power of Focus
Real life story from a successful entrepreneur
. . . because the cubicle is the current state of office space.
The secret to your financial smarts might be in the way you were brought up.
How to throw a business party that has people talking for months
Need visibility for your product or service? Here are a few high-impact strategies.
Deals from Skyway Airlines and Hawthorn Suites and a review of Plane Spotter
Doing business in Charleston, South Carolina
Which wireless booking system is right for you?
Those bleeps and bloops on the laptop next to you aren't work being done.
Business pilgrimage to Africa
The Air Force wants you.
Woman investors are changing business.
Cultural diversity is this entrepreneur's game.
Beating The Odds
The Seminar Center's Eli and Elsie Marcus don't just talk the talk. Their actions--compared to their shady competitors'--speak volumes.
Contest could jump-start your business.
Boards give experienced advice.
Nonprofits offer new twists in microinvesting.
Mark your calendar.
The FTC takes a second look at retailer slotting fees.
Could your company stand to be more efficient and cost-effective? We know how-and it's totally free.
Lawn firm offers free articles on legal issues surrounding family businesses.
Every relative seems to want a piece of the family business pie--don't let your business be a casualty of these shareholding squables.
Information on business malpractice insurance
Increase benefits and save on health insurance with an EAP.
Are you breaking First Amendment law when you fire that loudmouthed employee?
Do you know your state's requirements for reporting new hires?
Most-imitated labels in 2000: Channel, DKNY.and Xerox?
Your first assignment: Let employees telecommute.
Why fill your office with job seekers based on resumes alone? Connect with prospects via the Net and see what they have to offer.
Don't make raises and bonuses hidden treasure--tell your employees what to do.
The world's growing at Internet speed, but your local economic development agency's still watching out for you.
What to do when you're the target of an anti-employer Web site
The right buzzwords can whet consumer appetite for your product.
How to woo and win your hottest prospects-referrals
Five ways to make headlines
Are you ignoring the latest buying powerhouse?
Get in on the action-for cheap-via ad auctions.
When talks hit deadlocks, you can take stock, stop the clock or take a walk.
This site aims to be your one-stop Internet selling tool.
Building your own sales pyramid-one step at a time
Ask the Rainmaker
The fifth C is sometimes the most important.
Ask the Rainmaker
Don't banks frown on asking for more money?
Shaken up by market volatility? That wake-up call can help you hone your investment strategy.
Financial and business information on more than 180 countries worldwide
The more VC, the less control. Why not take it easy?
Are you a minority? Have we got some venture capital for you.
Palm Pilots now make banking hand-y. Get it?
Bush and Gore make very different promises on the subject of tax cuts.
You don't need millions to get your dream off the ground.
When do you tell your current boss about your new business?
How to find wholesale sources
Protect yourself and your business with a partnership agreement.
Tell people where to eat and how to get there.
Solve the case of "The Mystery House" for buyers.
Around the world of franchising in less than three days
Money Mailers wants to help--and it has the jump-start program to prove it.
It's harvest time for new lawn care franchises as program is put into practice.
Not only wire-free--these franchisees became boss-free within their own industry.
Have your bouquet and eat it, too!
For this franchisee, incorporating a rental-car business into his lube-and-tune was just right.
Get your tape. Get your boxes. Buy some stamps. Pay a franchise fee. 'Cause one man's mail can be another man's business.
Whats Your Problem
I want to make money doing what I'm passionate about.
Whats Your Problem
How can I target a Web site to a low-tech audience?
Laser printer prices got you down? Ink your next printer deal.
Travel globally, and bring your cell-phone number with you.
Unimpressed by IP phones? That may be about to change.
That's the idea-and it could give travelers access to your business like never before.
Reviews of Apps.com, a Web site with Web-based software and information on application service providers, and ZoneAlarm, a computer system monitor
Reviews of ClickStamp Online, an Internet postage solution, and BuyByByte, a Web site that allows merchants to post items for sale for free
The Internet provides worldwide access to your Web site, but are you ready to trek into foreign territory?
Dymo-Caster's LabelWriter Turbo label printer
Virtual Ink's mimio portable PC peripheral that converts ordinary whiteboards into electronic whiteboards
Shaun Jackson Design's Doggie Bags supplementary carrying case that attaches to the case for your laptop
Toshiba's Portege 7200CT notebook computer
A grammatical site for those who earned less than A's in English
All the information you need to know on the world's key emerging markets
Earn a stellar ranking and watch customers come back for more.
Start your own teen clothing and accessories business.
Advice from an experienced toy inventor about coming up with and developing your ideas
Low-priced laser printer can handle most small-office tasks.