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Inside the May 2002 Issue
A slim first issue in 1977 sparked the fire. An entrepreneurial revolution fanned the flame. And 25 years later, we're still lighting your way.
Somebody just told me there wasn't any Internet in 1977...and no productivity software suites...and no voice mail...e-mail...cell phones...bar codes--how did entrepreneurs compete with big business before technology leveled the playing field?
Regardless of what term you use to describe the current economy, the fact remains that investors are sitting on a whole lot of cash. We know--for 2 1/2 decades, we watched them make it.
Management, 1997-present, has been a lot like that movie Gremlins. We started out with a bunch of cute, cuddly new ideas, and before we knew it, the whole town had been overrun with trends. What's next?
One look at the marketing methods in play when this magazine started and you'll wonder how anything ever got sold. One look at the future and you might see products selling themselves.
2002's upgrade to Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software--and you don't even have to register it!
Move over, Gen X. Today's teens have learned from their predecessors that entrepreneurship is the career path of choice.
Be Your Own Boss Features
The top 101 homebased franchises for 2002
Be Your Own Boss Features
No discourse on entrepreneurship past, present or future is complete without mentioning one of the most successful growth strategies going.
Even when the financial arena is dealing nothing but bum hands, angel investors can be the wild card that puts you on top.
Looking for an innovative product customers will buy? Think of what you need in your work or hobby.
A chance to be creative can be the perfect introduction to the world of business ownership.
With a nudge from a broker, this business owner decided recruiting was his game.
Helping keep the school kids dressed up to code
Driven by concern for his dog, one entrepreneur gives car-loving canines everywhere a brand new leash on life.
Whats Your Problem
They've found a way to bring their two businesses together. Now how can this husband and wife work the finances?
The first step toward getting his life back to where he wanted it was getting his shoe business off on the right foot.
Clients' risk management departments can be sticklers for insurance.
The forecast is bad if your company fails to caution the public about a possible danger.
How to protect yourself against "big fakers"?
The effectiveness of interim deadlines and the current state of the military's "chain of command"
Senior staff hopelessly out of date? Younger mentors can help them keep up.
Watch out! If your mission statement is a joke, Enron may be the punchline.
Your business deserves an ad that's just begging for attention.
A marketing change could put the wind back in your sales.
A market you may be ignoring and the popularity of nostalgic advertising
The best tools for mounting your defense against fibbers--and no, we're not talking about a polygraph machine.
Tired of your no-cost methods for finding leads not yielding hot prospects? Maybe it's time to pay for a sure thing.
Are you willing to do what it takes to make your customers say "wow"?
Low-budget marketing tips you can use while the economy is sleeping
It's not a mirage. The end to the long VC investment dry spell is within your reach.
Globe-trotting with your assets pays off.
Find out what you're worth, the progress of "going paperless" and more
More entrepreneurs are now choosing to sell private stock offerings. And in saying no to IPOs, they're reaping the benefits.
A new act cuts small businesses a break with a large token of depreciation.
America's top 5 destinations have what you're looking for.
Is your company designed for optimal efficiency?
The secret to keeping gourmet food fresh isn't Ziploc.
If anybody can point us in the direction of greatness, our money is on this guy.
A look at past and present figures for minimum wage levels, number of minority businesses and more
Think you know the face of urban America? The U.S. city is in for a workout.
We aren't the only business that's taking a look back at its first quarter-century.
Hurry with your spacecraft school--before these kids start crowding the market.
Scanning 25 years of entrepreneur issues, we came across some entrepreneurial ideas that may have been ahead of their time, but not ours.
Experts debate whether it's time for e-words to kick back and take a breather.
Put this article in a drawer and save it 25 years. We bet these experts get it right.
With lots of convenient features, these jam-packed laptops can make your life easier.
This site can help your company go international.
Think no one knows about those bootlegged disks? The BSA has its eye on you.
The latest iMac and a top-of-the-line notebook
Put a communications center at your fingertips, text transfers made easy, and more
A simple lesson learned is another penny earned when it comes to dotcom survival.
The Commerce Department updates its widely used encryption standard.
Fix your gaze on wireless broadband.
What's in the plan for wireless printing?