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Inside the September 2000 Issue
Pick your agent. Pick your insurance. Pick the business disaster you're most afraid of and insure against it.
Use Your Head
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.
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.
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.
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.
A review of the latest Palms and Pocket PCs on the market
The 12 most common myths of Net start-ups-and the realities that will save you from the dotcom graveyard
Ol' Will Shakespeare said it centuries ago: ''Crabbed age and youth cannot live together.'' Maybe not. But they can incorporate.
If home is where the heart is, then your business belongs there, too. Here are 10 of today's hottest homebased businesses.
One company's experience with the cash-flow blues and how it lived to sell again
Ideas for developing a prototype
This contest makes it possible
The SBA offers international trade tips.
Jump-start sales the simple waywith endorsements.
It's sometimes the little things that are crucial in international business.
Time management tips for making the most of your busy days
Equal parts underground icon and mainstream phenomenon, today's deejay has the best of both worlds.
The cost is nothing. The potential is limitless. Welcome to the future of a "touch" economy.
Find out one successful entrepreneur's plans for his future in space.
What are domain names going for these days?
All work and no food spawns a new line of easy edibles.
Apparently not the SBA when it came to the Small Disadvantaged Business certification program.
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!
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.
Doing business in Washington, DC
Deals from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Expedia.com and Hilton Honors
Where to click after you've booked your trip
Don't look for your package in the lost property office.
Use these tips to avoid buying one of the worst cars of the century.
Keeping the brakes on car insurance costs
Sharing the wealth is what it's all about.
Helping women overcome their Achilles' heel
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.
Center answers intellectual property questions.
Free legal help available
Business-plan contest targets Peach State entrepreneurs.
Credit card company creates entrepreneur-friendly program.
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.
Don't underestimate the value of free food when seeking employees.
Deny a pink-slipped manager a chance to be "bumped down," and you could get in trouble.
Incentives provide the "golden handcuffs" that keep employees from getting away.
A concierge-type service for your employees
Sure, charities and nonprofits benefit from employee volunteer programs, but what about your business?
A new site from the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce offers tools for small businesses.
In a tight labor market, try asking, "Can this applicant learn to do the job?"
You're dangling an incentive-program carrot, but no one's biting. What now?
Monitoring employees? "They'll never notice" is not the way to start.
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.
What's the best way to make amends with customers you've ticked off?
Free Internet access for Spanish-speaking Web surfers
The sweet rewards of bringing cookies on sales calls
Common ad-campaign screw-ups
Invent your own news story? Why not?
You are Type A. You are in negotiations. Take charge.
. . . and discover five traits the great ones share.
Ask the Rainmaker
Did ya hear the one about the lesser-known SBA loan program?
Ask the Rainmaker
In business, the learning curve is steep-don't take a leap.
It's a small-cap world after all.
News and information on any public company
What are investors looking for when they take the tour of your business?
Ever wonder what goes on behind the doors of a venture capital firm?
Be a star when you audition in front of investors for a role in their venture-capital portfolios.
Update of the bill's progress through Congress
Be careful when deciding what to pay yourself, because Uncle Sam's watching.
10 great Web businesses to start now
Subway's co-founder helps you with your start-up dough
Mission statements with kick
What it really takes to succeed as a consultant
.Isn't always expensive: Here it led to profitable inventions.
Make money by makin' people prettier.
Turning discount into profit
Or vice versa. Twisting dough and twisting on mats--how they combine for big charity
Updates on the latest happenings at PetPeople Franchise Systems Inc. and Personnel Services Inc.
A franchisee goes above and beyond.
Here's a creative opportunity that turns the tables on your fear of the dentist.
And improving the home is where today's franchises are headed.
Whats Your Problem
Can I get insured even though I have a pre-existing health condition?
Whats Your Problem
Is it possible for a new company to compete in the online books market?
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
Phony charges on your phone bill? You've been crammed!
Why pay big bucks for PCs with fancy functions you don't need?
Epson's PhotoPC 3000Z digital zoom camera
Plextor's PlexWriter 12/4/32 SCSI CD-R/RW
Panamax's Surge Protector8Tel
Internet and technology statistics
A service that provides quick delivery of documents nationwide
Want lower phone rates? Here's one option.
Selling intellectual property online
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.