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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?

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.)

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.

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.

A Tale Of 25 Cities

The finest places in the United States to own a business

Oh, Give Me a Home

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

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?

Too Sexy

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

Columns

Advertising Workshop
It should be the first thing out of your ad's mouth.
Biz 101
Oh Golly not only refers to a place to put your business online but offers some cool perks as well.
Biz 101
Investors who are heaven-sent
Biz 101
An entrepreneur's best friend
BizStartUps.com
Cooking up your own Web site
Bright Ideas
Import resellers bring it home.
Bright Ideas
A must-read straight from the office
Bright Ideas
That was their goal; is it yours?
Franchise Focus
Making a holiday time favorite a lunch time success
Opportunities
Getting kids fired up about franchising
Opportunities
Service franchise offers a training program for its women.
Opportunities
Will the founder of Mail Boxes Etc. repeat his success with a digital photography "etc."?
Opportunities
Wing franchises are on the rise.
Smart Ideas
She knows if you've been bad or good.
Smart Ideas
These guys are riding the Internet to the top-in elevators.
Whats Your Problem
How can I start a judicial recovery business?
Whats Your Problem
Is finding employees online the best solution for my 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
Dotcoms are waiting just like everybody else.
Pulse
If you've got stock to give, you might consider a student consultant.
Pulse
Flattery will get you everywhere-even into business.
Pulse
A closer look at bees and business
Pulse
Support the 11/2-income household. When workers deserve raises, offer them time instead.
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.
Sell
A few real-life examples will help you learn from the marketing mistakes of others.
Travel
New service from American Airlines, Marriott International and Euro Vacations.com
Travel
Different ways to spend your hard-earned miles
Travel
Travelers check out check-in alternatives
Wheels
Finding energy somewhere else
Wheels
The Internet hits the road
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
Listen up to what books have engrossed your fellow entrepreneurs.
Books
It's sort of like Reading Rainbow for entrepreneurs-only we couldn't get Levar Burton to host.
Bulletin Board
Tech start-ups get boost from scholarships offered by a local business club.
Bulletin Board
Corporate America reaches out to entrepreneurs.
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
Free legal advise for the empty of pocket
Legal
In a landmark age-discrimination ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court defers to the judgment of the jury.
Management Smarts
Get first crack at skilled military vets before they hit the civilian labor market.
Management Smarts
Providing low-cost legal assistance to your workers
Management Smarts
Don't blow up chances at your best applicants with job acceptance deadlines.
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
Today's class: Bankruptcy Vocabulary 101
Your Business
They're improving their image-and eyeing your workers.
Your Business
Lousy employee leadership got you down? Hey, Dr. Entrepreneur, here's how to build the perfect supervisor.
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
Fast facts about sales and marketing statistics
Marketing Smarts
Audio signatures are the latest trend in tag lines.
Marketing Smarts
Secrets to attracting the rich
Marketing Smarts
If your customers love you, they'll do the marketing for you.
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
You're buying a business, but your banker won't loan you the full amount--here's what to do.
Ask the Rainmaker
If a sloppy Web site is your calling card, don't expect a call from lenders.
Funds
No, but this investing theory does go back to nature.
Money Smarts
Need big bucks? Find accredited investors.
Money Smarts
Don't jump at any VC who waves a checkbook in your direction-do your research first.
Raising Money
Can your lender pull the plug at any time?
Tax Talk
If your kids are working for you, don't miss tax and savings breaks.
Tax Talk
Is it costing your employees a fortune? A new program may ease their burden.
Buyer Zone
You can't custom-order an outside software developer, but you can still find what you need.
Bytes
User-friendly help for common-and not so common-computer glitches
Bytes
Where's that phone number, address, budget, important memo? Everywhere-at least with an online data storage solution.
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
Review of multilingual interfaces from LivePerson Inc. and NetMechanic's HTML Toolbox Version 2.0 HTML problem-solving software
Net Profits
On the 87th day of Christmas, your Web site gave to me.a late order under my tree.
Tech Smarts
Recent legislation gives new meaning to "put your John Hancock here."
Tools
Compaq's Presario 1200T-566 Internet Notebook
Web
Internet and technology statistics
Web
Finally, government-related processes can be completed online.
Web
Standard & Poor's Index Services provides a quick look at international financial data.
Web
These sites will help you catapult to higher sales.
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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