November 2000 Issue
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Let's put our burning envy aside and try to learn something here.
Anybody can start a business . . . but not everybody makes it. Meet the entrepreneurial survivors.
Minorities in franchising: what works, what doesn't and what can be done about it
You can put your snowboard back in the closet and drop out of the next street luge--it's time to put your money where your mouth is. Forget extreme sports: This is extreme investing.
You need software--everybody does--but there's so much of it to pick from. Luckily we're here to help.
Nationwide, cubicle-bound techies are making the leap from tech exec to entrepreneur. Is it your turn?
High tech is not just the language of Silicon Valley anymore. There are 49 other hotbeds with your tech start-up's name written all over them.
Call it what you will. Nerve. Backbone. Cojones. A borderline-irrational mindset that overcomes you, as swiftly as a cyclone, not letting go until you've reached your targeted finish line.
Cute doesn't cut it. To succeed, you've got to be more aggressive.
This entrepreneur's hot business idea taps into consumers' cravings for cold treats.
Be smart about it.
Web site advertising for maximum eyeballs
You've got vision, but do you have the grit to use it?
Is Learning Express still strong, post-Beanie mania?
From retail to radio, this computer guy is in the know.
The first graduate of Servpro's new program is ready to clean house.
The latest happenings at Tony Roma's and Gumbusters North America Inc.
Who says family and work can't co-exist?
"Hey," you mutter, "who bought $500 worth of catnip?"
Who can take sugary classics and put them on the Net?
Whats Your Problem
I'm a teenager who wants to start an accessories business.
Whats Your Problem
What businesses make the best family legacies?
There's a cheese craze in America and these entrepreneurs are getting their slice of the profits
Next stop: hundreds of sales leads
You can get almost anything you want to start your business from a leasing company. But is it really the way to go?
Entrepreneurs are getting younger every year.
Not as many people as you might think
JA is whipping our youngsters into entrpreneurial shape.
Is the cross-stitch industry crafty enough to halt Napsteresque pattern swapping?
Suggestions for dotcom movies
Vending machines have been making money one dollar at a time for decades. Now, imagine a $1,000 model.
Entrepreneurs are: A) fit as a fiddle; B) keeping doctors in business; C) about to drop dead? The answer might surprise you.
Have you ever heard of cause-related marketing? Maybe it's time you looked into it.
Doing businesss in Breckenridge, Colorado
New service from WebFlyerNet, JetBlue Airways and MapQuest.com
Give the business traveler on your list the gift of gizmos.
Quick tips for cutting maintenance costs
Obviously, employees can't have any car they want, but options can't hurt.
She went, she saw, she came home with entrepreneurial success.
Beating The Odds
All you used to do with sports cards was stick them in your bicycle spokes. Today, Red Barnes makes millions with 'em.
How to be a 21st-century boss-and how it can go wrong
Economic development and business financing rolled into one
Get answers to exporting questions.
An SBA site offers marketing opportunities.
Asian Americans have money, Net savvy and entrepreneurial fire. Media magnate Jeff Yang explains how to tap both their talent and dollars.
Congress is making it easier for entrepreneurs to offer pensions.
They're everywhere these days. Could there be more to a title than meets the eye?
When your parents are ready to leave the family business, be there to help them.
Don't pay for your contractor's mistakes.
You're jammed between a court and a hard place. Get free with third-party mediation.
Gather round the table . . . err, monitor.
Make the most of your woman-to-woman, employee-to-employee relationships, and you'll make the most of your employees.
How one Internet marketing firm found a market of its own.
Fido broke a leg, but that's OK-your employees have pet insurance.
Employees are fighting a home-front battle with sick kids and lousy child care . . . and you can help.
Your favorite former employees are back--catch 'em while you can.
Capture the essence of your business success-the lighter the focus on your prospects and products, the better.
Five great holiday gifts for your client
College kids have a lifetime of buying left to do.
After the lucrative jet-set crowd? Have you tried the airport?
You've got questions, and Entrepreneur's resident king of negotiations has answers.
You don't want that sale to slip through your fingers, do you? Then put some panache into your presentation.
Ask the Rainmaker
Is this a mistake or is the bank blatantly sexist?
Ask the Rainmaker
Your business is dead, but don't let the bank sell off the estate.
The government's going to pick the pocket of your mutual fund.
The Web catches customers. Why not use it to catch investors?
Sweeping changes in stock market bode ill for small-business financing-both public and private.
Congress is proceeding with a plan to allow U.S. exporters to establish foreign sales corporation in other countries.
Don't let your business's retirement plan get nabbed by the IRS.
A little freebie goes a long way toward promoting customer and employee loyalty.
Thanks to fast burn speeds and smokin' prices, CD-RWs are charring the CD-R competition.
Low cost real-time chat functionality
Will .NET conquer the Net?
. . . over a couple thousand acres, thanks to this nifty cordless.
Are we ready for a Web-conferenced world?
Get fast software updates at WindowsTracker
Review of instant messaging solution NetLert, phone messaging system PHONEslips, and FileMaker Pro, database software.
Review of e-commerce service BizBlast.com, e-commerce service provider InstantService.com and Web-based management module Cloak 3000
Whether you start one or just use one, B2B exchange will be part of your business.
HTML: We hardly knew ye.
Your PC's slow? You could use a visit from the defrag fairy.
Gateway's Solo 9300 Portable PC
Xerox' WorkCenter XD125f Digital Copier/Printer
Pentax' VersaCam Net Camera
Tools for getting maximum attention for your Web site
The best solutions to the most common security problems
Do cybercrooks have their beady eye on your business?
With the help of Students in Free Enterprise, these students at Flagler College started two businesses.
The level of stress in the world today is at an all-time high. So why not start your own massage therapy company and offer a little relief to the tense-of-neck?
Even though you've got a great idea, hurdles along the way can stop you dead. Find out how this entrepreneur bashed through the barriers to create a successful product.
Home Instead Senior Care franchise
If you like working with kids, Kinderance International Inc. may be just the franchise opportunity you're looking for.
What's the one piece of business equipment you probably don't have but really need?