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What's Hot

Work up a sweat with our 8th annual Hot 100 fastest-growing new businesses.

Have Your Say

You may not be able to make the trip to Washington every time your voice needs to be heard, but luckily, there are plenty of lobbyists and advocates itching to stand up and scream, "But what about the small business?!"

That's Not Cool

Your brand has left the list of must-haves and is headed toward the list of things people wouldn't be caught dead with. How do you turn it around?

It Takes Courage

Starting a business, facing the prospect of failure, making it through the tough times--it's all part and parcel of entrepreneurship. With courage, though, you can make it through anything.

Columns

Be Your Own Boss Features

Pick Your Spot

Just because you can get a good deal doesn't mean that Swampland is a good location for your business.
Be Your Own Boss Features

Uncommon Currency

You really, really want a franchise. But you just don't have the money to buy one. Where can you turn? We hear franchisors have some tricks up their sleeves.
Biz 101

Doing Good

With a little effort and dedication, these small businesses are making a huge difference in the world.
Innovations

Want Some of This?

A good product is nothing without a customer who wants to buy it.
Opportunities

What's New 06/02

Bringing honesty to to the game of golf
Opportunities

Mind Over Mass

"You are getting sleepy . . . I mean 'skinny.' "
Opportunities

The Wireless Way

Capitalizing on a trend so big you can't really call it a trend
Smart Ideas

Loosen Up!

From time to time, moms need to take a well-earned break from the worries of parenthood and work. At this camp, every day is Mother's Day.
Whats Your Problem

Should You Inc. or Not?

A brief lesson on the ABCs of LLCs and other legal forms for your new business
Almost Famous

Keeping Her Toes Clean

In her search to find an inexpensive pedicure without going someplace icky, this business owner ended up reinventing the nail salon.
Editors Note

Birthday Present

Insurance

Freight Debate

Add insurance to your shipping costs?
Legal

Law of the Land

Government interest in your property could bring business to a screeching halt. Know how to work the system for the best deal.
Management Buzz

Management Buzz 06/02

A treaty for copyrights and the benefits of using a headhunter
Smart Moves

Make It Quick

No matter how big the change, overnight is the best pace for your overhaul.
Staff Smarts

On Their Own

Give your independent thinkers space--but not enough to get lost in.
A+ Ads

Shaving Face

Here are three simple techniques that can save any ad from being forgettable.
Breakthrough

Think Fast!

This entrepreneur's got serious marketing game.
Marketing Buzz

Marketing Buzz 0602

The restrictions on gathering market research in classrooms and the benefits of consumer contests
Real Deal

Second Time's The Charm

Keep these points in mind when you have to renegotiate a deal.
Sales Force

Contact Solution

Face it, Post-its and spiral notebooks won't cut it when it comes to contact management. Go high-tech and save yourself the headache.
Sales Success

Win 'Em Over

All's fair in love and war. Go ahead, woo your rivals' clients.
Tactics

Money Talks

No matter what your budget, spreading the word about your local service business is within your power. All it takes is a little planning.
Dollar Signs

Show and Tell

A new act sheds some light on small-business lending to keep discrimination in check.
Funds

To Tell the Truth . . .

Funds fess up to the real effects of taxes on performance figures.
Money Buzz

Money Buzz 06/02

Diversify your holdings through an exchange fund and what the future holds for pre-IPO options
Raising Money

Going for Broker

At the end of your rope for ways to finance your business's growth? Forget the usual suspects and try the last place you'd think of.
Tax Talk

Retirement Rewards

A new act makes life less taxing on you.
Biz Travel

Leading the Pack

Tools for getting the most out of your carry-ons
Books

Get Well Soon

Your business about to flatline? Clear!
Brand Aid

Space Mission

Your work environment may be the most substantial part of your brand.
Capitol Issues

7(a) Deadly Sins

Loss of SBA loan money has fingers pointing--but who will solve the problem?
Flash

Flash 06/02

The ingenuity of hackers, a domain for kids and more
Hot Seat

Whale Watching

If you have an employee named Shamu, you may already know this stuff. Otherwise, read on.
It Figures

It Figures 06/02

The number of homes with computers, where companies get startup capital and more
Smarts Features

The Job That Never Ends

Beating the local business community's drum is a lot harder than it used to be.
Smarts Features

By the Book

A business plan that fits on a napkin? Not hard if you can make books fit in a wallet.
Smarts Features

A Case of "AmnAsia"

Most businesses forget the Asian American market. Is it time to test your memory?
Smarts Features

Setting Up Camp

Forget the knot-tying merit badge--this camp teaches kids skills they'll use in business.
Smarts Features

Plug In the Numbers

Somewhere in all those statistics the media spew, you might find the truth.
Snapshot

Don Todrin & Fred Seibert

54 & 50, founders of True Confections Inc. in Amherst, Massachusetts
Tech Toy

Under the Sun

A solar charger for your cell phone or PDA
Wheels

Tank You

For when your car is the only thing standing between you and gun-wielding maniacs
Buyers Guide

Laser Tag

Affordability has finally caught up with performance in laser printers. Does that make you "it"?
Cool Clicks

Cool Clicks 06/02

Sites to help you save on travel expenses and find a business partner.
Digital Edge

Road Warriors

Intel and AMD battle for attention at the next level of mobile processors--but are their new offerings even worth all the fuss?
Gear

Gear 06/02

Check out this superpowered hard drive and this compact storage drive.
Hot Disks

Hot Disks 06/02

Accounting made easy, take-along spreadsheets and more
Net Profits

Once You Pop . . .

Can the marketing strength of pop-ups overcome their weaselly image?
Tech Buzz

Tech Buzz 06/02

The future of a national broadband policy and virtual private networks for small businesses
Wireless

Live and in 3G

The third-generation bandwagon is starting to roll.
Wireless

Drop a Line

Your phone jack just isn't needed anymore.
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