September 2000 Issue
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Pick your agent. Pick your insurance. Pick the business disaster you're most afraid of and insure against it.
A review of the latest Palms and Pocket PCs on the market
Ol' Will Shakespeare said it centuries ago: ''Crabbed age and youth cannot live together.'' Maybe not. But they can incorporate.
It's not enough just to sell anymore. Now every potential client is looking for a few creative ideas to go with your sales pitch.
Flash: The Internet is not the final frontier for way-of-life-changing industries. Such opportunities seem to be opening up every time you turn around. Next up: wireless services.
The 12 most common myths of Net start-ups-and the realities that will save you from the dotcom graveyard
And you may be crying if you stick with it come Election Day. Entrepreneurial concerns don't necessarily fall along Democrat/Republican lines, so know which candidate is best for your business.
If home is where the heart is, then your business belongs there, too. Here are 10 of today's hottest homebased businesses.
Is bringing two age groups together under one business roof brewing success or inviting each other to a nightmare? Meet two sets of entrepreneurs who made their differences work-and one who couldn't span the generation gap.
One company's experience with the cash-flow blues and how it lived to sell again
Jump-start sales the simple waywith endorsements.
The SBA offers international trade tips.
This contest makes it possible
Ideas for developing a prototype
It's sometimes the little things that are crucial in international business.
Time management tips for making the most of your busy days
Yeah, dotcoms have made the venture capital market volatile; sure, corporate employees are offered entrepreneur-esque development opportunities; but if I recall, we got into this game to take the risk and own our own businesses!
Apparently not the SBA when it came to the Small Disadvantaged Business certification program.
All work and no food spawns a new line of easy edibles.
What are domain names going for these days?
Find out one successful entrepreneur's plans for his future in space.
The cost is nothing. The potential is limitless. Welcome to the future of a "touch" economy.
Equal parts underground icon and mainstream phenomenon, today's deejay has the best of both worlds.
Tips for dressing for success no matter your style
You're a great business owner, but how good of a salesperson are you? Read these tips if you want to improve your less-than-stellar sales skills.
Where to click after you've booked your trip
Doing business in Washington, DC
Deals from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Expedia.com and Hilton Honors
Keeping the brakes on car insurance costs
Use these tips to avoid buying one of the worst cars of the century.
Don't look for your package in the lost property office.
Helping women overcome their Achilles' heel
Sharing the wealth is what it's all about.
Beating The Odds
Someone said, "Try and try again." Tom Sullivan did and ended a string of soured businesses by selling old lumber, proving that you can make a successful business out of almost anything.
Credit card company creates entrepreneur-friendly program.
Center answers intellectual property questions.
Business-plan contest targets Peach State entrepreneurs.
Free legal help available
Think philanthropy is a dotcom don't? Anthony Parks would like a word with you.
Mark your calendars.
OSHA and the GOP clash over a new rule
If you're courting your customers just for that initial sale, you're missing out on the long-term advantages of CRM.
If the family business is seeping its way into every off-hours conversation, it's time to draw the line on shop talk.
Though it may sound antiquated, boiler and machinery insurance is a modern necessity.
Creepy competitors raiding your work force? The law can be the perfect bug spray.
Incentives provide the "golden handcuffs" that keep employees from getting away.
Deny a pink-slipped manager a chance to be "bumped down," and you could get in trouble.
Don't underestimate the value of free food when seeking employees.
Sure, charities and nonprofits benefit from employee volunteer programs, but what about your business?
A concierge-type service for your employees
Monitoring employees? "They'll never notice" is not the way to start.
You're dangling an incentive-program carrot, but no one's biting. What now?
In a tight labor market, try asking, "Can this applicant learn to do the job?"
A new site from the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce offers tools for small businesses.
In sales-letter writing, it's the most important weapon for capturing your reader's attention.
Want to turn up the heat on your marketing campaign? Start by turning cold contacts into hot prospects.
Invent your own news story? Why not?
Common ad-campaign screw-ups
The sweet rewards of bringing cookies on sales calls
Free Internet access for Spanish-speaking Web surfers
What's the best way to make amends with customers you've ticked off?
You are Type A. You are in negotiations. Take charge.
. . . and discover five traits the great ones share.
Ask the Rainmaker
In business, the learning curve is steep-don't take a leap.
Ask the Rainmaker
Did ya hear the one about the lesser-known SBA loan program?
It's a small-cap world after all.
Ever wonder what goes on behind the doors of a venture capital firm?
What are investors looking for when they take the tour of your business?
News and information on any public company
Be a star when you audition in front of investors for a role in their venture-capital portfolios.
Be careful when deciding what to pay yourself, because Uncle Sam's watching.
Update of the bill's progress through Congress
10 great Web businesses to start now
.Isn't always expensive: Here it led to profitable inventions.
What it really takes to succeed as a consultant
Subway's co-founder helps you with your start-up dough
Mission statements with kick
Make money by makin' people prettier.
Here's a creative opportunity that turns the tables on your fear of the dentist.
A franchisee goes above and beyond.
Updates on the latest happenings at PetPeople Franchise Systems Inc. and Personnel Services Inc.
Or vice versa. Twisting dough and twisting on mats--how they combine for big charity
Turning discount into profit
And improving the home is where today's franchises are headed.
Whats Your Problem
Is it possible for a new company to compete in the online books market?
Whats Your Problem
Can I get insured even though I have a pre-existing health condition?
Will PDAs commingle with cell phones to form a go-anywhere, do-anything handheld hybrid?
A new study takes another look at cell phone risk.
Need business-quality Web-hosted applications? Check out this site.
Reviews of Tiny Personal Firewall software, Xtime online scheduling solutions and TakeCharge! Accounting software
Reviews of Responsys Jumpstart, Zoomerang and eDepot.com's eCourse
Your personal quest for intellectual property protection on the Net
Why pay big bucks for PCs with fancy functions you don't need?
Phony charges on your phone bill? You've been crammed!
Panamax's Surge Protector8Tel
Plextor's PlexWriter 12/4/32 SCSI CD-R/RW
Epson's PhotoPC 3000Z digital zoom camera
Selling intellectual property online
Want lower phone rates? Here's one option.
A service that provides quick delivery of documents nationwide
Internet and technology statistics
Start your own staffing service.
Got an idea for a cool promotional product? Read how this entrepreneur turned her simple idea into a successful business.