Inside the December 2001 Issue
We've got the hots for you: Hot businesses, hot opportunities, hot markets, hot trends. Grab a cold drink, because 2002 is gonna be a scorcher.
Pass or Fail?
2001 was a fickle beast, reserving a different attitude for each business that faced it, but whether it was a banner year or a bust, it did share its wisdom-and we're here to pass those lessons on.
Paco Underhill knows what they look at, what they buy and why, so get ready to put a huge dent in the concept of customers' free will.
In a word, yes. But if you're at all serious about entrepreneurship, you'll learn there's much more to start-up than classrooms and homework.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Meet 'em at the door: the latest franchise opportunities!
Be Your Own Boss Features
"Sorry, what did you say your name was again?" That's the one question you don't want people asking about your business.
If you're looking for great advice on starting a business, ask those who've "been there, done that."
A new study says you are the captain of your own destiny.
One is never enough: Is another successful product just what your company needs to grow?
While she was off in Chicago, Green Bay grew up--and became the perfect spot for her business.
A title like that might not make for a very exciting TV show, but it's this ex-lawyer's life story.
Reducing health-care costs for corporate clients
Two Georgia entrepreneurs prove that southern gentlemen-and their cars-clean up real nice.
Whats Your Problem
You've got a product but no customers yet? That's where sales reps come in.
With a vision of bringing Asian street food to the American public, this former restaurant manager may have hit on the next big thing.
There's no worry if you've taken the right precautions.
Think you can learn about good Web design by stealing ideas from other people's sites? Copyright law would have to disagree.
The allure of seasoned executives and time-sensitive relaxation tips
More companies comply with ISO than ever before-not necessarily because they want to. What will pleasing your clients cost your business?
Should you choose to pay your employees a "living wage" today? Tomorrow, the decision may not be yours to make.
Success Coach 2001
Nature's calling, and it has a lot of good thoughts on building your business.
A trade show spurred their soapy sales.
Proving your company's longevity, discounted magazine ads and inexpensive rich media e-mail marketing
E-mail's good, but to hash out a deal, you need to get personal.
Your reps not selling like they used to? Don't worry-they can be rehabilitated.
Four simple ways to make your meeting with that new customer a success.
Marketing moves not to make
When it comes to untapped entrepreneurial potential, the city's where it's at.
Get a quick piece of the action with money market funds.
SBA-administered New Markets Venture Capital Program underway, relief for companies with reservist employees called into active duty, and more
If your search for venture capital feels like it's getting out of hand, maybe you don't need their money after all.
The IRS is now taking your money online.
Get your expenses in order.
As history repeats itself, pick which role you want to play.
Meet a company in desperate need of some deep-tissue branding.
You no longer have to be up to your "S" in regulations.
Avon enters the teen market, tossed-to-order salads and eBay on TV
You can get one, too, if you just learn to brainstorm a little more like Doug Hall.
An increase in online ad spending, employee job satisfaction, office betting pools and more
Time for entrepreneurs to cash in their most valued commodity: Spirit
Forget Honda, Fujitsu and Sony--take your next big cue from Tokyo's teenage girls.
How many piggy banks do you have to break to make a $300 billion kids' market?
Position your business to sell teenagers what they'll just die if they can't have.
The opportunities in Central and South American culture will make your mouth water.
Is the senior market coming of age in 2002? It is . . . if you know how to reach it.
28, president of DLL LLC in New York City
The 1-1/2-pound QuickPad Pro laptop lightens your load.
Take a ride in luxury's other lap.
Wait and see what Bush does for women entrepreneurs. And wait . . . and wait . . .
With a digital camera, there's no more standing around scanning photos. The downside? No more exciting drives to the fotomat.
e-Business and Net statistics
New products prove Bluetooth wasn't a figment of the tech industry's imagination.
A portable note-taker and a wires-free cell phone headset
Enhance your networking capabilities with Windows XP, plus scheduling software
Even with recent events, your e-tailing site can do well this season.
Save money at computer outlet stores and a new smart phone from Microsoft
Trouble tracking inventory? Tag it like a wild animal.
Will cell phone voice recognition catch on?