Inside the April 2002 Issue
If you see the words "caution" or "careful" in your entrepreneurial rulebook, you're reading it wrong.
The add-ons and unbelievable deals we saw in past years may be gone, but our 9th Annual Business Travel Awards prove that good value isn't a distant memory.
You've ransacked your brain for a shred of creativity, and you still can't come up with some decent marketing tactics. Good news: We've done the work for you.
Users are fans of the company's highly relevant searches. We're fans because Google is a dotcom that's making money.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Step 1: Start a business. Step 2: Fail. Step 3: Start a business. Repeat as necessary.
Be Your Own Boss Features
The top 117 industry-leading companies from our 2002 Franchise 500
Valuable tips on preparing for the worst-case scenario before disaster strikes your business
Do you want to mix business with family or friends? To preserve the ties that bind, be sure to prepare with care.
Private labeling offers an end to all the woes of dealing with retailers.
Plane tickets? Check. Bags? Check. Passport Health Inc.?
Stake your mall cafe claim away from the food court.
Got some work around the house, but can't find anyone who's up to the task? Just buy yourself a franchise.
One entrepreneur uses innovation to help others make a lasting impression without the headache.
Whats Your Problem
Transcription services by any other name would smell just as sweet and successful.
Hand-beaded accessories have treated Christiana Lapetina-Johnson almost as kindly as she treats her employees.
Don't take a big loss when a virus strikes.
Is the best mediation for online arguments online?
Firing your CEO and the latest ADA Supreme Court ruling
Why did your client say no? Why can't your employees do their jobs? The answer may lie in corporate anthropology.
Is it better to cut positions or just salaries? . . . and carry the eight . . . wait, stop calculating and think of employee morale.
Sometimes it's not as much what your headline says as where you place it.
Plentiful partners can give you what you're groping for.
Why teaching could be an entrepreneur's most important job and the latest advice on self promotion
Lawsuits happen-and as with any other aspect of negotiating, it's up to you to get the best deal for your business.
If you plan on making the sales you need to survive the recession, maybe you need more people to do the selling.
Will you still respect your clients in the morning?
Successful marketing takes more than a monster budget.
Despite speculations of a kinder SEC, Harvey Pitt is cracking down on business.
Pump up portfolios with strong sector funds.
How number-crunching could predict business success, a solution to low-worth stock options, and the value of "Patriot Bonds"
Are your deadbeat debtors getting you down? Don't get mad, get even.
There's time for some last-minute tax moves.
Have you paid the high price of buying cheap airline tickets?
How to be the best no. 4, 5 or 6 you can possibly be
With a little gender rebranding, this boutique really took off.
It'll take more than "credible evidence" to keep you out of government contracting.
How do you make customers comfortable enough to buy? Give 'em an online community.
Small-business hiring patterns, keeping in touch with customers and more
Powerful industry lobbies are fighting tooth and nail to stop online competitors.
Reaffirming the American way, kids are showing new entrepreneurial interest.
Nasdaq is bending the rules to lend a hand to falling companies, but will it help?
The Hispanic market keeps on buying, even when you throw a recession in its way.
If you're not yet suffering from post-Enron guilt by incorporation, you will be.
Low prices sound good, but can you slice deep without hitting profit?
40, creator and co-founder of San Francisco-based Get Real Girl
Know where your drivers are-and how they got there.
In industries dominated by giants, small companies must break the rules to survive.
CD-RW/DVD combination drives can give you the best of both worlds, so don't think twice about giving them a second look.
For a while, it looked like the sun was setting on broadband. Now be prepared for the dawn of a new, improved marketplace.
Get snazzier presentations, develop rich media e-mails, prevent computer crashes and compose e-mail on the fly.
More and more sound-savvy entrepreneurs are realizing that silence isn't always golden when it comes to their Web sites.
The skinny on tablet PCs and what the future of Internet technology will hold
Do your homework before choosing a plan.
Now you can ramble in more ways than one.