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Inside the March 2002 Issue

Features

The Good Fight

Corporate America can't stop the entrepreneurial revolution. Come on, people! Who's with us?

Recession Session

Read everything you need to know to beat the downturn in one sitting.

Falling in Gov

What industry is turning the most heads now that dotcom doesn't equal success? It's e-government.

Winning in a Losing Town

Your friends smile politely when you tell them where you want to start a business. Your family thinks you're nuts. But you know you've got what it takes--and you're right.

Columns

Be Your Own Boss Features
The 103 fastest-growing franchises for 2002
Be Your Own Boss Features
The truly ambitious entrepreneur has but one goal, one drive, one prime motivating factor: the desire for empire.
Biz 101
Don't take that pink slip and run--start your own business, with your old boss as your very first client.
Biz 101
You can get free PR for one year? Yeah, she does it out of the goodness of her heart.
Biz 101
Boost your boss quotient; Shop for a great business.
Innovations
Domestics too costly? Look into foreign manufacturing.
Opportunities
Here's a new one: The family that plays together stays . . . in business.
Opportunities
Learn how to be a franchisor by beginning as a franchisee.
Opportunities
Putting signage on shirts is a cinch for Sign-a-Rama's founder.
Smart Ideas
She's seeing profits showing drivers things they haven't seen before.
Whats Your Problem
People don't open junk mail, so send a postcard. All they have to do is turn it over.
Almost Famous
Paul Stannard used to make software for other companies. When he turned 40, he decided to make the profits his own.
Editors Note
Insurance
How to get a lower workers' comp premium
Legal
You have to accommodate employees' "sincerely held" beliefs, religious or not.
Management Buzz
The inequities of government compliance; also, will group health plans be forced to treat mental health coverage the same as medical coverage?
Smart Moves
Every great dynasty needs a capable successor. Your business is no exception.
Staff Smarts
Checking out applicants online can save you trouble--and get you into it.
A+ Ads
We grant good marks for an ad that thinks outside the icebox.
Breakthrough
Want big buzz? Keep your mouth shut.
Marketing Buzz
Measure your referral rates on e-mail marketing campaigns and pitching charts to the media
Real Deal
6 ways to guarantee yourself the bad end of a negotiation
Sales Force
Answering the eternal question: Sell on the phone or sell in the field?
Sales Success
The basics you need to get out of your comfort zone and network
Tactics
How can you attract women to your business?
Dollar Signs
When your stock price is stalled and you can't hope to improve it, is it time for your company to quietly step back into private life?
Funds
The return from these funds is all yours.
Money Buzz
Commercial real estate for cheap; the dangers of friends and family as investors; and the risks of biotech stocks
Raising Money
Abstract number sorcery won't cut it anymore. Investors want to know exactly how you're going to make money.
Tax Talk
Cash accounting is about to get more use.
Biz Travel
Tailor your travel for less stress and maximum chill.
Books
How some of the biggest ideas in business came to be.
Brand Aid
Take one total brand overhaul and call us in the morning.
Capitol Issues
Workers need 401(k) advice? Too bad! You can't give it! This new bill may change that.
Flash
Food is growing up with new burger chain amenities, healthy fast food and upscale hamburgers.
Hot Seat
Mark Burnett knows a little something about survival. Listen up, and you will, too.
It Figures
Protection from the economic slowdown; home is where the online business is; abandoned online shopping carts; and more
Smarts Features
Terrorists changed your employees. It's up to you to provide the nurturing.
Smarts Features
Hey, entrepreneurs! What's in your briefcase?
Smarts Features
Along with the May flowers, April showers bring a very profitable holiday season.
Smarts Features
Money and market share are two things the USPS is losing its grip on. Ready to step in?
Smarts Features
Regardless of any increased security concerns, life goes on for importers and exporters.
Smarts Features
Worried September 11 relief has busted the SBA's budget? Congress has you covered.
Tech Toy
Watch TV on your flat-panel monitor.
Wheels
. . . this article may actually be about your next vehicle.
Women
Between work and family, women entrepreneurs still struggle to juggle it all.
Buyers Guide
New and improved Webcams are now offering entrepreneurs a different way of looking at how they do business.
Cool Clicks
Stay easily informed and compliant with an unlikely source: A government site.
Digital Edge
In the past, marriages between wireless and PDAs weren't exactly made in heaven. Now they're in it for better.
Gear
Boost your PC power before you add Windows XP or just purchase a PC ready-made for the program.
Hot Disks
Adobe Illustrator 10.0, Peachtree's Web solution, desktop clean-up buddy, and legal forms at your fingertips
Net Profits
Will seven new TLDs refertilize the barren fields of domain-name registration?
Tech Buzz
Protecting your Internet Information Server and self-regulating on the Net
Wireless
Wireless providers look to 2.5G as the next best thing. But is it enough?
Wireless
Companies vie for your business, RIM-style.
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