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Inside the July 2002 Issue

Features

After the Flood

With the flow of VC funding slowed to a trickle, let our list of the top 100 VC funds be your divining rod.

Turn It Up a Notch

When more money starts pouring into the economy, is it time to pour more money into your business?

The Worst That Could Happen

It's time to face your worst business nightmares. Don't cover your ears and cringe until you hear how you can prepare yourself.

Tales From the Dotcom Darkside

Harvard's Class of 2000 had the world in its hands.for a while. But what was it like to work at a dotcom--not start one--during the Net's heyday? HBS grads dish the dirt.

Columns

Be Your Own Boss Features
What do you do when the next rung of the corporate ladder isn't enough motivation for you? These entrepreneurs transferred their climb to the world of franchising.
Be Your Own Boss Features
When health care is healthy, it's the industry to be in--and the current chaos in the sector may be the opening you need.
Biz 101
Feeling small and inconsequential? Get some small and inconsequential friends together, and you can be big.
Innovations
Make the most of the opportunities everybody else has overlooked.
Opportunities
Need a change? Put your best foot forward and take on a new franchise.
Opportunities
An ex-football pro packs in the profits, Asian-style.
Opportunities
Set up shop by wiring the homes of the future.
Smart Ideas
Two writers followed their passion for romance . . . and ended up with a love story of their own.
Whats Your Problem
I've got the knowledge and experience. Do I really need a piece of paper?
Almost Famous
When the winds of change started blowing, this entrepreneur escaped the jewelry game and entered the world of bejeweled d├ęcor.
Editors Note
Insurance
You don't have to eat the loss when a supplier screw-up hurts your business.
Legal
A thorough investigation is the only way to build a case against problem employees.
Management Buzz
Why you need to spend quality time with your employees
Smart Moves
You can't deny consumers their desire to do everything themselves.
Staff Smarts
How to tell the difference between a resume con and a typical dotcom
A+ Ads
Push people's panic buttons with these techniques for an alarmingly effective ad.
Breakthrough
It's a Hollywood story for this stylin' designer.
Marketing Buzz
A retail lab to figure out how shoppes shop and saving money after the postal rate hike
Real Deal
In negotiation, it helps to know which questions work--and which don't.
Sales Force
What to do when your best sales rep flies the coop and tries to take your clients along for the ride
Sales Success
Your customer says he's too broke to buy your product? Show him another way of thinking.
Tactics
No matter your budget, you can create retail marketing that screams "Hey, check me out!"
Dollar Signs
Could proposed 401(k) overhauls put small-business owners in over their heads?
Funds
Funds that combine the best of both worlds
Money Buzz
The experts' take on the euro overhaul, why the SEC is setting up fake sites and more
Raising Money
7 knock-'em-dead strategies to use when negotiating with hard-nosed commercial bankers
Tax Talk
Will the feds succeed in untangling tax laws?
Biz Travel
Got a computer? Then you have everything you need to take on the travel industry.
Books
The argument for giving employees a piece of the pie
Brand Aid
Only employees can keep a company running like a well-oiled machine.
Capitol Issues
They've found your source of cheap consulting, and they're turning off the tap.
Hot Seat
Doesn't funneling all your cash into business growth get a little old after a while?
It Figures
Who's planning on investing in technology, what entrepreneurs use the Internet for and more
Smarts Features
Trust corporations to know when the VC game is ready for new players.
Smarts Features
Wearing pajamas isn't just for bedtime and escaped mental patients anymore.
Smarts Features
Prior to team-building, we didn't really have a word we could put after "Go . . ."
Smarts Features
Credit card debt got you down? If only you could get an SBA-backed loan . . .
Smarts Features
Need a technology partner? NASA might've come up with a thing or two you can use.
Smarts Features
Some entrepreneurs have to weigh the needs of the brand againist the needs of the band.
Snapshot
42, founder and CEO of WizKids LLC in Bellevue, Washington
Tech Toy
A video camera that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand
Wheels
Who said the company car had to be a car?
Women
What's going on out West? Women-owned businesses are growing out of control.
Buyers Guide
Bluetooth is here--now figure out what you want it to do for you.
Cool Clicks
Sites that help you check your security on the Net and find the best search tools
Digital Edge
ICANN is tightening its grip on uncontested control over Internet domains.
Gear
Keep your broadband communications safe; BlackBerry gets a voice.
Hot Disks
CPR for PC problems, a fish that hunts for information and more
Net Profits
Is it time for your growing business to spring for a sophisticated CRM solution?
Tech Buzz
Get a gold seal of approval for your e-mail marketing messages; the skinny on the recently formed Organization for Internet Safety
Wireless
The answer is on the way via wireless.
Wireless
Ultra-wideband awaits its big debut.
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