Inside the October 2002 Issue
We hope your potential customers are bracing themselves--because your business is about to make some serious noise.
Becoming synonymous with inflated valuations and dotcom disasters hasn't done much for IPOs' reputation. How long before we can start to talk about going public again without snickering?
No, you don't need investors to start your dream business. Here's how to make it happen with your own money.
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Get your start-up running at peak performance levels with our 20-point tuneup.
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Find the perfect franchise for less than $50,000.
It's no longer all fun and games in the online video game market--you now have to add profits to the mix.
Does cutting costs sound like a good start-up idea? Read on for 5 tips to help you save money by bartering.
Function is the key ingredient in designing a restaurant.
and you've taken your first step to starting a business.
If you need quick cash flow to stay in businessand who doesn't?skip the small retailers and go straight for companies that buy in bulk.
Know who keeps up with the goings-on of a franchise? The advisory council.
Making the leap from franchise seller to franchise buyer
Can a restaurant that serves healthy food and greasy burgers survive?
Looking for a new business idea? Keep an ear open for what people grumble about . . . especially if they can afford to drive Lamborghinis.
Whats Your Problem
How do I get the word out about my business in a very specialized market?
There's never been a better time to start a green business.
We could all learn from this bookseller's environmental and philanthropic ideals.
Look what your insurance company has "uncovered."
Congress takes a vote on reforming class-action litigation procedures.
Why laid-off execs are seeking smaller firms; brainstorming tips
Finished sweating through your ISO 9000 certification? Time to think about ISO 14001.
Good or bad, slackers and stars are stealing attention from everyone in between.
Ask, and the people will read.
An extended hand grabs customers.
The power of PR; learning business tactics from students
You'll get your best deal if prospects see things your way.
Appraising your sales staff's performance doesn't have to be the biggest pain in anybody's year.
It's time to put an offer on the table. But first, you have to write one.
An effective e-newsletter really brings in business, but what is an effective e-newsletter?
Are your chances of landing a big accounting firm following Enron down the drain?
Bond funds make bad markets easier to take.
Detecting phony currency, a federal bill to loosen the tight capital market and more
Getting financing for your international venture isn't as simple as cashing a few traveler's checks.
The IRS wrestles with restaurants over tip reporting and scores a big win.
You have the hotels right where you want them.
Enough about supply--it's demand's turn for top billing.
Conforming to industry and customer tastes put a happy ending on this handmade's tale.
Looks like shelf space is still the corporations' turf.
What's hot at the California Gift Show
Creativity is what makes the world go round. How do you keep from missing the ride?
Get a closer look at Entrepreneur and Dun & Bradstreet's 9th annual listing of the best cities for entrepreneurs.
Time for a visit to D&B & Entrepreneur's best cities for entrepreneurship
AI isn't as sci-fi as you may think. Take a closer look at your office technology.
The economy may have taken a dive, but that didn't make the talent pool any deeper.
Blogging has become one of the hottest Web trends. How can it help your business?
Could that sound be small businesses finally getting their voice heard in politics?
39, designer and co-founder of Soolip inc. in West Hollywood, California
Want a mobile touchscreen LCD that lets you wander?
Your employees may be better off driving their own cars.
You helped yourself become a successful entrepreneur. Why don't you help others?
Are 2.5G phones really as smart as they're supposed to be? Judge for yourself.
A site for PDA addicts; go international with this online database of worldwide companies
With its fresh features and style, don't be so quick to write off the new tablet PC.
The newest handheld goes back to basics; conference calling on a cell phone
Web-based meetings, security for Web surfers and more
To tell or not to tell? That's a no-brainer if you want to build credibility with your customers.
The evolution of Palm; Apple serves up servers
Phone home with your old cell--at a price.
Telematics continues to face some potholes.