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Inside the October 2000 Issue

Features

You Win! Poor You!

Critics are following your every move. Competitors are targeting you. Your friends resent you. Now why'd you have to go and be a success?

Too Sexy

Charisma, charm, wit, success...maybe some people do have it all. Meet 11 of today's sexiest entrepreneurs.

Hooked On Speed

Gen Y consumers want high-speed everything, and they're not slowing down any time soon. Is your Web site up to par?

Oh, Give Me a Home

Roll up your sleeves and get your homebased biz off the ground with these 21 tips.

A Tale Of 25 Cities

The finest places in the United States to own a business

Invested Interest

William J. O'Neil of Investor's Business Daily offers up some tips on managing your investments with a little start-up experience thrown in.

The Aging And The Restless

Yes, boomers are bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of getting older-and that means whole new opportunities in franchising.

Any Questions?

Of course! We've got 15 of them--and they're the 15 that startup gurus Paul and Sarah Edwards are asked the most. (Answers are included.)

Columns

Advertising Workshop
It should be the first thing out of your ad's mouth.
Biz 101
An entrepreneur's best friend
Biz 101
Investors who are heaven-sent
Biz 101
Oh Golly not only refers to a place to put your business online but offers some cool perks as well.
BizStartUps.com
Cooking up your own Web site
Bright Ideas
That was their goal; is it yours?
Bright Ideas
A must-read straight from the office
Bright Ideas
Import resellers bring it home.
Franchise Focus
Making a holiday time favorite a lunch time success
Opportunities
Wing franchises are on the rise.
Opportunities
Will the founder of Mail Boxes Etc. repeat his success with a digital photography "etc."?
Opportunities
Service franchise offers a training program for its women.
Opportunities
Getting kids fired up about franchising
Smart Ideas
These guys are riding the Internet to the top-in elevators.
Smart Ideas
She knows if you've been bad or good.
Whats Your Problem
Is finding employees online the best solution for my business?
Whats Your Problem
How can I start a judicial recovery business?
Global
Honesty isn't always the best policy abroad
Guts
It's been proven that the power of the mind is strong, so why not cultivate an "opportunity mindset" to help you find the success you deserve?
Pulse
Catching your employees making goo-goo eyes at each other--even at you? Office romance is on the rise and, believe it or not, most say there's nothing wrong with that.
Pulse
Support the 11/2-income household. When workers deserve raises, offer them time instead.
Pulse
A closer look at bees and business
Pulse
Flattery will get you everywhere-even into business.
Pulse
If you've got stock to give, you might consider a student consultant.
Pulse
Dotcoms are waiting just like everybody else.
Sell
A few real-life examples will help you learn from the marketing mistakes of others.
Travel
Travelers check out check-in alternatives
Travel
Different ways to spend your hard-earned miles
Travel
New service from American Airlines, Marriott International and Euro Vacations.com
Wheels
The Internet hits the road
Wheels
Finding energy somewhere else
Women
. . . are needed to fill a communications industry void.
Beating The Odds
Imagine starting an Internet-based business with your own money. OK . . . now stop laughing--these entrepreneurs did it and lived to tell the tale.
Books
It's sort of like Reading Rainbow for entrepreneurs-only we couldn't get Levar Burton to host.
Books
Listen up to what books have engrossed your fellow entrepreneurs.
Bulletin Board
Corporate America reaches out to entrepreneurs.
Bulletin Board
Tech start-ups get boost from scholarships offered by a local business club.
Hot Seat
Those webheads really know how to party
Trade Shows
By Arlo Redwine
Capitol Issues
A new federal employment and job training system is still working out the kinks.
Cutting Edge
Yes, it's important to treat your existing customers well-but experts say the key to fast growth is seeking out new faces.
Family Business
Are you gifting stock to the younger generation for the right reasons?
Insurance
Don't treat claims for unemployment compensation lightly.
Legal
In a landmark age-discrimination ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court defers to the judgment of the jury.
Legal
Free legal advise for the empty of pocket
Management Smarts
Don't blow up chances at your best applicants with job acceptance deadlines.
Management Smarts
Providing low-cost legal assistance to your workers
Management Smarts
Get first crack at skilled military vets before they hit the civilian labor market.
Staff Smarts
Don't expect your employees to be carbon copies of yourself. It takes an owner to have the dedication of an owner.
Your Business
Lousy employee leadership got you down? Hey, Dr. Entrepreneur, here's how to build the perfect supervisor.
Your Business
They're improving their image-and eyeing your workers.
Your Business
Today's class: Bankruptcy Vocabulary 101
Fast Pitch
Top prospects change as your business changes. Here's how to fine-tune your marketing message so it hits home year after year.
Marketing Smarts
If your customers love you, they'll do the marketing for you.
Marketing Smarts
Secrets to attracting the rich
Marketing Smarts
Audio signatures are the latest trend in tag lines.
Marketing Smarts
Fast facts about sales and marketing statistics
Real Deal
You need to decide when you're in and when you're out of any contract. Here's how to do it.
Sales Success
Feeling unmotivated? Try these four steps to rejuvenation.
Ask the Rainmaker
If a sloppy Web site is your calling card, don't expect a call from lenders.
Ask the Rainmaker
You're buying a business, but your banker won't loan you the full amount--here's what to do.
Funds
No, but this investing theory does go back to nature.
Money Smarts
Don't jump at any VC who waves a checkbook in your direction-do your research first.
Money Smarts
Need big bucks? Find accredited investors.
Raising Money
Can your lender pull the plug at any time?
Tax Talk
Is it costing your employees a fortune? A new program may ease their burden.
Tax Talk
If your kids are working for you, don't miss tax and savings breaks.
Buyer Zone
You can't custom-order an outside software developer, but you can still find what you need.
Bytes
Where's that phone number, address, budget, important memo? Everywhere-at least with an online data storage solution.
Bytes
User-friendly help for common-and not so common-computer glitches
Hot Disks
Review of Microsoft's Office 2000 for Macintosh and Microsoft's "patch" for Inernet Explorer 5.5's privacy invasion problem
Net Profits
On the 87th day of Christmas, your Web site gave to me.a late order under my tree.
Net Profits
Review of multilingual interfaces from LivePerson Inc. and NetMechanic's HTML Toolbox Version 2.0 HTML problem-solving software
Tech Smarts
Recent legislation gives new meaning to "put your John Hancock here."
Tools
Compaq's Presario 1200T-566 Internet Notebook
Web
These sites will help you catapult to higher sales.
Web
Standard & Poor's Index Services provides a quick look at international financial data.
Web
Finally, government-related processes can be completed online.
Web
Internet and technology statistics
Hot Biz
The Web seems to be the hottest thing around, but how do you benefit from it without creating your own Web site? Start your own Web promotion company.
Innovations
Got a great idea but don't have the time to develop it yourself? Why not hire an invention marketing firm to turn your great idea into a great product?
E-Biz
Creating an online product that turns heads
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