Inside the June 2001 Issue
Entrepreneur and Dun & Bradstreet's 7th Annual Hot 100-the fastest-growing entrepreneurial businesses in America
The Party's Not Over
Lessons in prospering once the crowd has given up and gone home--because their party is over, and, yes, it's time to clean up.
Have the days of making it on your own come and gone? A new breed of partnership may be the way of the future.
In the dotcom world, if you haven't already fallen, you're hanging on by your fingernails. Here's how to put yourself on steady ground.
Your public offering is dead in the water, and it doesn't look like the market will save it anytime soon. Now what?
Starting a business with your better half isn't like buying a couch together. Before you hang your shingle, make sure you've both got what it takes.
Believe it or not, you can start an e-biz without going down in flames. Our special report will help you start wisely.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Ever think there must be some secret trick to buying a franchise that you're not privy to? Luckily, our franchise expert is in the know . . . and he's ready to talk.
Be Your Own Boss Features
The technology industry will never die--it'll just move on. And these cutting-edge businesses are on its itinerary.
Need a little good press? Forget those costly PR agencies--sharpen your own publicity-getting skills.
Making money from women who like to make fun of men
Get your site-building software in marching order: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is domination of the World Wide Web!
Find some fairly well-off parents who want their tots taught--and plant a Gymboree of your own.
Don't start by diving into bigger markets-get your product's feet wet by finding a profitable niche.
Restaurant franchises from all around the world could soon be just around the block from you.
You know 'em. You trust 'em. Why not start a business with 'em?
Ever been to a city with those loaner bicycles? What if a company rented automobiles that way?
Whats Your Problem
Pull up an ergonomic chair and a headset-yes, you, too, could be telemarketing from home in no time.
Whats Your Problem
Is there an entrepreneur alive who hasn't incorporated?
With new angel funds and networks popping up nationwide, that shouldn't be too hard to do.
Julie Gaines tells us her and her husband's tales of trekking cross-country in search of tableware, entering the international market-and holding their own against Macy's.
Your business's growth potential lies not in its margins, but in its foundation.
This month: online help for small-biz owners, film financing and a competition for young female entrepreneurs
Check out these trade shows, expos and seminars.
All aboard for a quick tour of the best in classes, courses and online learning.
Going beyond the basics
The law is giving more jail time for business decisions that harm employees and customers.
Withholding wages for Uncle Sam and hiring teachers as part-time workers
OSHA may not be breathing down your neck yet, but making your workplace ergonomically sound may just be good business.
The number of free agents has grown, but is a backlash looming?
Success Coach 2001
Are you pushing yourself-and your business-as far as you can?
Was there magic in their sales pitch?
Your sales force, that is, because you can't just sit there waiting for customers to find your Web site. You have to go find them.
Quick and easy ads from online providers and daddies as a target market
AM/FM not doing it for you? Your customers are surfing the Web now--sooner or later, they'll be listening to Internet radio.
Will Feng Shui give you the edge in your negotiations?
Prospects will reach for their cash once you prove you're on their side.
Want to bend your business in a better direction? Try a new market.
Ask the Rainmaker
Determining how much money you need for an equipment loan
With grant money from the vodka-maker, a dream is now half fulfilled.
Entrepreneurs found an extra $1.5 billion worth of SBA financing in 2000 . . . and experts say that's a bad thing?
Take a few bumps out of investing with a convertible fund.
Banks get the skinny on loan applicants, gold as the online currency of choice and employees' 401(k) trading activity
Sold! Whether you're buying or selling stock, the IPO auction may be the best way for you to get a fair deal.
Will there be a sales tax standard to simplify the process?
The race is on for airlines to offer you wireless Internet connections at hub airports.
This software makeover runs more than skin deep.
Mom!!! George took my entrepreneurship funding-and he won't give it back!
American brands are sparking enduring trends abroad. So why do they hate us for it?
As the dotcom boom goes up in smoke, meet a guy who's profiting from the fire sale.
How e-businesses are spending on tech, entrepreneurial attitudes, loan policies and more
Practice makes perfect, but can it bring success in the world of dotcoms?
Fan see, fan do: Get your product into the hands of stars . . . and their devotees.
The Fed's rate cuts are a boon for entrepreneurs. How do you plan to take advantage?
When teacher writes your name on the "smart board," is it a good or a bad thing?
On the trail of Wayne Rogers (aka Trapper John), because we hear he's a "big businessman"
Give us this day our daily fruitcake--yes, you can blend faith and business.
Sex sells. Pimps sell sex. See an equation trying to form?
Pitch customers where they live . . . and work . . . and talk . . . drink . . . walk . . .
Organized labor is looking for new turf-your dotcom.
The energy drink trend gives you entrepreneurial wings-that's no Red Bull.
Is telecommuting the office of the future or just a bad idea that comes and goes?
Silicon Valley, the Wharton School is headed your way.
If you thought playing music and storing data was flexible enough for CDs, wait till you see them bend.
The OMB is trying to fix a machine that ain't broke.
30ish, founder of P. Puff Industries in St. Paul, Minnesota
Surf the Web from-oops, that's with-your favorite recliner.
Are you adding value or just passing things down the line?
Guess who's responsible when employees irresponsibly mix cell phone and vehicle use?
What makes a young woman want to own a business? A little education will help.
With prices falling quickly, you can afford to print beyond black and white.
Stopping online fraud, memorable jingles on the cheap and finding out what employees are paid
Peer-to-peer computing is coming, But is it good for your company?
More storage space and a look at the latest Palm
Organize your firewalls into a monitored system.
Competing online for worldwide customers is fine, but don't forget about those who still see you as the shop around the corner.
Affordable DVD recording, accessibility for users with disabilities and default start pages of choice