Inside the April 2001 Issue
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Spun Gold

Entrepreneur's 3rd annual top Web sites for small business. We've picked the best. Now put them to the test and rank them yourself!

And Then?

These little piggybackers went aftermarket . . . and reaped the benefits of a built-in consumer base.

Quick Guide to Business Travel

Our 8th Annual Business Travel Awards, plus news on the latest online booking options, travel taxes and road warrior health tips

Walk The Line

How far can you push the perfect opportunity?

Coming Down

Recession or no recession, business as usual won't do in 2001.

Dotcom Overload

It's not enough just to have ".com" at the end of your business's name anymore. These days, you need some serious marketing strategies to help you rise above the dotcom shakeout.

3rd Annual 10 Under 30

When failure is just fuel to press on and success is never taken for granted, good things are bound to happen. For these million-dollar businesses, make that very good things.


Advertising Workshop

Personal Appearance

The best face to put on your business is your own.
Biz 101

Off The Beaten Track

There's more to financing than banks alone.
Biz 101

What Do Ya Wanna Be?

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneurial superstar?

The Road Fast Traveled

Tired of being in the Information Superhighway's slow lane? Here's how to change gears.
Bright Ideas

Inventing Business

People want to start businesses. They just need an idea: yours.
Franchise Focus

Full Day's Work

Morning's over, but Dunkin' Donuts' sales aren't.

Dream Weaver

Latino funding program helps a small-business wish come true.

A Poultry Sum

Charo's Chicken is taking flight with near-million sales.

Future Shock

Sorry, no flying cars--but Arby's has a new kitchen . . .

Cities Of Gold

Help local businesses make money from locals--online.

Friendly Takeover

One franchise wasn't enough for Molly Maid.
Smart Ideas

Cool For Canines

Ice cream has really gone to the dogs.
Smart Ideas

The Big Picture

Wanna see it? It's in the cards.
Whats Your Problem

The Power of One

Checklist for doing business alone
Whats Your Problem

Too Taxing

Online sales taxes: How much and who gets it?

Risk Is All

A hammock out back is comfortable. La-Z-Boys are comfortable. Entrepreneurship? Not so comfortable.

Feeling Powerless

Energy crises are doing more than making news and fueling fears of impending eco-doom; they're also really, really bad for business.

Road Notes

New services from Slingshot Communications and Hertz

Digital Dining

I'll take the number 0. And the number 1. And the number 0 . . .

Reliable Sources

Are we finally gonna get some useful travel information out of the Web?

Spotlight On: Mercedes-Benz C240

Take a look at this upscale, reasonably priced sedan from the German automaker.

Heavy Duty

Need a real workhorse? These vehicles are glad to oblige.

It's The Gas, Gas, Gas

When fuel prices rise, business owners' fancy turns to great gas mileage.

A Woman's Place

Tech incubators nurture women-owned firms.

It's a Bra!

How one woman gave birth to a $100,000 product

Ones To Grow On

Business feeling sluggish? Here are some books to help it grow big and strong.
Bulletin Board


Easing the way for inventors
Bulletin Board

South Carolina

New chamber created to help entrepreneurs
Bulletin Board

Going Global

Exporting on the Web
Bulletin Board

New Trade Zones

Tax break for importers/exporters
Bulletin Board

Before You Bid . . .

Guide details state procurement programs
Hot Seat

They're Survivors, Too

What's the secret to their success in the dotcom world? People.
Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues

Hill Beat Blues

Out with the old, in with very little representation for entrepreneurs
Cutting Edge

Hush Hush

Keep your mouth shut about a new product you're developing, and you may gain the foothold you need to succeed.
Family Business

It Does The Business Good

Philanthropy could help your family as much as it benefits others.

Pay as You Go

The logical way to pay workers' compensation premiums

Safe Harbor

As if it weren't bad enough to have someone "go postal" at your workplace, you can be held liable for the injury and death.
Management Smarts

Fit For Work

Everyone wins with health promotion programs.
Management Smarts

Roll With The Punches

Trouble and strife-just how well do you handle them?
Management Smarts


Spotting e-business red flags
Staff Smarts

Web Site

Let this site help you put together a competitive benefits package.
Staff Smarts

Generational Gyrations

The business cycle gives rise to generations of haves and have-nots: How do "jealous" Gen Xers manage "arrogant" Yers?
Your Business

Web Site

Find the office space you need at this online "For Lease" site.
Your Business

New Exec On The Block

Help your new executives succeed from the start.
Your Business

Bidding Wars

Should you match an offer an employee gets from another company?
Your Business

Double Up

Use your existing infrastructure to support your second business.
Fast Pitch

Web Site

Post your advertising wish list and wait for companies to respond with ad price quotes.
Fast Pitch

Under Fire

Will a crisis take your company down? Here's how deft handling can turn public opinion around.
Marketing Smarts

Pricing Perils

Should you lower prices to lure new business?
Marketing Smarts

Promote U.

Send your marketing efforts back to school.
Real Deal

Begging For Scraps?

Just because you're the underdog doesn't mean you can't win.
Sales Success

Close Encounter

Sometimes you need more than a handshake to seal the deal.
Ask the Rainmaker

Vetting The Vendor

Buying equipment? Read the fine print before you let your vendor do the financing.
Ask the Rainmaker

Leave No Loan Unturned

Check out the SBA's new guarantee limits.
Money Smarts

Web Site

Commentary and research on business from The Wharton School
Money Smarts

Paperless Trail

Could B2B e-payments replace traditional transactions?
Money Smarts

Too Little, Too Late?

Only time will tell whether the Fed's interest rate cuts will help entrepreneurs.
Raising Money

Universal Language

U.S. investors aren't the only ones who know a good deal when they see it.
Tax Talk

Updated = Upgraded

Do changes at the IRS really mean better service for you?

Out With The Old

You can't just throw your old PCs away-for one thing, they contain harmful chemicals. So how do you get rid of them?

Gaining Stream

Coming soon to a mobile phone near you

G Pressure

With the next generation of wireless imminent, is WAP worth the trouble?
Hot Disks

Sneak Preview

Microsoft unveils its newest, sort of.
Net Profits

Wise Buys

Product reviews of KnowEx Solutions' KnowEx Interact Small Business Edition customer service software, WebMap Technologies' visual Web navigation techonology, and Yahoo!'s Business Express listing service
Net Profits

Gotta Have It!

Impulse buying on the Web? Why not? Sometimes all customers need is a little nudge.
Tech Smarts

Sign On The Digital Line

E-signatures are now legally binding. Why should you care?
Tech Smarts

Pulp Fiction?

Next on digital's acquisition list: paper

Think Fast!

WinBook's Si2 850 mobile PC incorporates an Intel Pentium III 850MHz processor.


Bosswave's FinRing is a fully functional mouse that attaches to your fingertip


Hoodman's E2000 Laptop Hood offers privacy and cuts down on glare.

Fast Facts

Internet and technology statistics

Know Thy Customer

Get free demographic information at this handy site.

Fine-Tuned Engine

A search engine that does no searching--but offers remarkable results

The Price Is Right?

Looking for a deal on your next purchase? This site offers info on the average price of most products out there.

Grow Up!

The Web makes it easy to expand your business.
Hot Biz

Tech-Support Company

Turn people's baffling computer mishaps into a money-making opportunity.
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