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Inside the May 2001 Issue

Features

Ad It Up

Are you gonna make 'em laugh? Cry? Run and hide? Your advertising strategy makes all the difference.

Goody Bag

C'mon, kids. Reach in. We've got 10 great businesses to start right now.

Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software

All the software you could ever need-and more

Big Money

Whether you want to spend the money, improve the world with it or just roll around in it, it's time you learn to build your billion-dollar business.

Columns

Advertising Workshop
Your prospects want you to say what they feel.
Biz 101
Your perfect business could be just a work sheet away.
BizStartUps.com
Bringing technology to your business doesn't have to break the bank.
Bright Ideas
How to keep your medical invention out of the rejected-product gulag
Franchise Focus
Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership has a new look, new loan terms--and openings for new franchisees.
Opportunities
The way to a great business? She went with a hobby.
Opportunities
If you've got sales experience, GlobeNetix is sold on you.
Opportunities
Blimpie aims to turn major cities into hubs for subs.
Opportunities
Two Franchise 500 franchisors face bankruptcy.
Opportunities
The latest happenings at Parmasters Golf Training Centers and DirectCast
Smart Ideas
Girls want to be pretty. That puts cash in this Web site's kitty.
Smart Ideas
The future of ad space isn't in square footage-it's in mileage.
Whats Your Problem
Can I show people my designs without losing the shirt off my back?
Whats Your Problem
Health insurance for sole proprietors
Pulse
Who says? These entrepreneurs think consumers are ready for a dose of reality with their virtual.
Pulse
Getting techies off their tushes and onto the dance floor
Pulse
The standard for customer service will never be the same.
Pulse
Students with Titan-ic entrepreneurial potential
Pulse
These entrepreneurs are a superstitious lot.
Pulse
. . . hangs in the balance. Now what are tech businesses going to do about it?
Travel
When can we use our cell phones in the air, already?
Travel
Now offering upgrades to a bigger, more comfortable Web site.
Travel
New services from Austrian Airlines and MilePoint.com
Wheels
And keep thieves' grubby hands off your cars.
Wheels
If you blow a tire, you're in bad shape. Unless . . .
Women
No, wait . . . be a woman!
Books
Meet the challenges of the Digital Age-but don't forget the roots of business success.
Bulletin Board
Put your best foot forward with a money grant from Johnnie Walker.
Bulletin Board
The rewards of college: friends, a degree . . . and venture capital?
Bulletin Board
Bank makes it easy for women and minority entrepreneurs to apply for business loans
Hot Seat
Washing away the stereotype of the elderly drinker, Riannon Walsh's old-style whiskey cleans up with Gen Xers.
Trade Shows
Mark your calendar
Buyer Zone
Online versions of our favorite office-supply stores: Do they make stocking any easier?
Capitol Issues
Bill forces some Chapter 7 filers to head over to Chapter 13 and pay up a little.
Cutting Edge
An old cliche that's revolutionizing management
Family Business
Let's face it: Not every family member is cut out to be on your board of directors.
Insurance
Finding a good company health plan is a must. But be warned, your decision is wrought with ways to waste money.
Legal
Avoid retail racism in your efforts to nab shoplifters and serve customers.
Management Smarts
Is it time to do away with yearly employee reviews?
Management Smarts
Tailor each employment application to the specific job.
Management Smarts
How to lower your energy bills
Staff Smarts
Don't let "service with a smile" leave your employees with frowns.
Your Business
When employees hit their books, you'll see the impact on yours.
Your Business
Don't let your sinking dotcom customers take you down with them.
Your Business
Buy what's left of failed dotcoms-you may just find some nifty bargains.
Fast Pitch
Sorry. We can't tell you how good a lover you are. But our quiz can tell you how to sell with the best.
Fast Pitch
If you want to get some great ideas for ads that work, take a look at the ad archive.
Marketing Smarts
You are now free to sell about the cabin.
Marketing Smarts
Maniacal marketing made easy
Marketing Smarts
Five ways to save money on mailings
Marketing Smarts
Anything and everything you wanted to know about the results of the 2000 census
Real Deal
. . . to tango . . . to do a lot of things. But more goes into a partnership than partners.
Sales Success
Get on the right trail by connecting with your prospects' star players.
Ask the Rainmaker
. . . because getting a fixed-rate loan might not be the best fix.
Ask the Rainmaker
You want a business loan, but your lender wants to know if you are good for it.
Money Smarts
VC investment hit a high note in 2000, but experts anticipate a slowdown.
Raising Money
Got a good line to feed investors? Don't bother-they've heard it all before.
Tax Talk
Thinking of getting to know your "independent" auditor better? Don't push it, says the SEC.
Buyers Guide
Cumbersome office furniture is a crime--modular to the rescue.
Bytes
Because the computer industry is (and you soon will be) going wild over this newest way to access networks wirelessly
Connections
Coffeehouses (and other public places) go wireless.
Connections
VoIP deployment is on the rise.
Hot Disks
Is your presence on the Web kind of blah? "Portalize" it with this suite of products.
Hot Disks
Put your projects on the fast track.
Hot Disks
Product reviews of Lucira's Tracking Solution software and Salesmation.com's eMessage Mailer
Net Profits
Is your Web site feeling confined? Go wireless, and set it free.
Net Profits
Product reviews of American Express' Private Payments credit card security program and The Image Factory New York's AtomicLog site traffic monitoring software
Tech Smarts
What you need to know if you use Web bugs
Tech Smarts
Wanna know what the most popular Web sites are? This site will keep you updated.
Tools
NEC's MultiSync LT155 LCD-based projector
Tools
Kodak's PalmPix Camera for Palm m100 handhelds
Tools
NeoPoint's NeoPad mobile phone keyboard
Tools
Olympus' DS-320 handheld recorder
Tools
Apple's Powerbook G4 notebook computer
Web
Where to unearth the obituaries of once-famed dotcoms
Web
Sites that help you break on through to the wireless side
Web
If you're looking for a great deal, check out what overstocked products this site has for sale.
Web
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