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Inside the July 2002 Issue
With the flow of VC funding slowed to a trickle, let our list of the top 100 VC funds be your divining rod.
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.
When more money starts pouring into the economy, is it time to pour more money into your business?
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.
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.
Feeling small and inconsequential? Get some small and inconsequential friends together, and you can be big.
Make the most of the opportunities everybody else has overlooked.
Need a change? Put your best foot forward and take on a new franchise.
An ex-football pro packs in the profits, Asian-style.
Set up shop by wiring the homes of the future.
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?
When the winds of change started blowing, this entrepreneur escaped the jewelry game and entered the world of bejeweled décor.
You don't have to eat the loss when a supplier screw-up hurts your business.
A thorough investigation is the only way to build a case against problem employees.
Why you need to spend quality time with your employees
You can't deny consumers their desire to do everything themselves.
How to tell the difference between a resume con and a typical dotcom
Push people's panic buttons with these techniques for an alarmingly effective ad.
It's a Hollywood story for this stylin' designer.
A retail lab to figure out how shoppes shop and saving money after the postal rate hike
In negotiation, it helps to know which questions work--and which don't.
What to do when your best sales rep flies the coop and tries to take your clients along for the ride
Your customer says he's too broke to buy your product? Show him another way of thinking.
No matter your budget, you can create retail marketing that screams "Hey, check me out!"
Could proposed 401(k) overhauls put small-business owners in over their heads?
Funds that combine the best of both worlds
The experts' take on the euro overhaul, why the SEC is setting up fake sites and more
7 knock-'em-dead strategies to use when negotiating with hard-nosed commercial bankers
Will the feds succeed in untangling tax laws?
Got a computer? Then you have everything you need to take on the travel industry.
The argument for giving employees a piece of the pie
Only employees can keep a company running like a well-oiled machine.
They've found your source of cheap consulting, and they're turning off the tap.
Doesn't funneling all your cash into business growth get a little old after a while?
Who's planning on investing in technology, what entrepreneurs use the Internet for and more
Trust corporations to know when the VC game is ready for new players.
Wearing pajamas isn't just for bedtime and escaped mental patients anymore.
Prior to team-building, we didn't really have a word we could put after "Go . . ."
Credit card debt got you down? If only you could get an SBA-backed loan . . .
Need a technology partner? NASA might've come up with a thing or two you can use.
Some entrepreneurs have to weigh the needs of the brand againist the needs of the band.
42, founder and CEO of WizKids LLC in Bellevue, Washington
A video camera that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand
Who said the company car had to be a car?
What's going on out West? Women-owned businesses are growing out of control.
Bluetooth is here--now figure out what you want it to do for you.
Sites that help you check your security on the Net and find the best search tools
ICANN is tightening its grip on uncontested control over Internet domains.
Keep your broadband communications safe; BlackBerry gets a voice.
CPR for PC problems, a fish that hunts for information and more
Is it time for your growing business to spring for a sophisticated CRM solution?
Get a gold seal of approval for your e-mail marketing messages; the skinny on the recently formed Organization for Internet Safety
The answer is on the way via wireless.
Ultra-wideband awaits its big debut.