Inside the November 2002 Issue
Surely these entrepreneurs aren't old enough to be millionaires.
The Internet is responsible for some of the most spectacular failures in business history. What will make you different?
Just because you're on the road and out of the office doesn't have to mean your productivity will suffer.
Even in the holiday homestretch, finding the right gift for everyone on your business's list doesn't have to put you in the red.
If you love sports and want to start a business, why not combine the two?
Be Your Own Boss Features
Will franchising ever be a woman's world?
Be Your Own Boss Features
There comes a time when every start-up entrepreneur just can't do it alone anymore. Is it time to find your first employee?
Fresh, new faces on the fashion scene try the business side of designing on for size.
Lending a hand to minorities in the search for VC backup
Itching to turn an idea into reality? You've got to answer the call and take charge to make it happen.
Once upon a time, an enterprising mom saved a struggling franchise . . .
This franchisee uses her own disability to her advantage.
Going online means customers can do it all at this energy franchise.
How an entrepreneur's thoughtful creation grew to become the hip gift that just keeps on giving
Whats Your Problem
Is it possible to be in two places at once? Maybe, if you're planning your own business.
A re-registered trademark passes a beloved name in pottery on to a new generation of fans.
Employee DUIs could become your problem.
You may be big enough to have to play by some rules, but too small for others. How do you know just what's applicable?
Why understanding your tech employees is important; a building that inspires invigorating interchanges
Competitive intelligence should be moving up your list of entrepreneurial priorities.
As tempting as technology is, your employees can only handle so much of it.
Pique viewers' curiosity with a peek into people's lives. Why not try a personality profile?
TV is the key to this entrepreneur's success.
Getting your name in the press; video screen marketing
How to tell if the other side is trying to play you for a patsy
What are your salespeople made of? If they have the following traits, you're in good shape.
Quit wasting time jumping around to close a deal. You have to learn the art of selling smart.
A campaign starring a celebrity spokesperson could be the ticket to off-the-chart marketing success.
All the cool companies are expensing their options. Can your business survive without that extra earnings padding?
The market took your money. How long will it take to get it back?
The SBA expands its express pilot loan program, the benefits of a "stretch" IRA and more
A big client's bankruptcy shouldn't mean life or death for your business. Insure yourself with a UCC filing.
Hang on, little piggies! Tax auditors are getting ready to aim their big, bad breath at business tax shelters.
Tricks for getting through the airport in this lifetime
You might not ever need another business book.
Targeting an auto services market that isn't so impressed by grease
The SBA hopes to throw more weight behind entrepreneurs.
Grocery shop from a vending machine
The ASBA leader tells us just whose side his group is on.
Security changes since 9/11, spending by young shoppers and more
Is the once-unstoppable U.S. economy following Japan's into the depths?
Did our B2B utopia die in the dotcom disaster, or can we still do it all better online?
Entrepreneurship is setting its own curriculum at one innovative high school.
For some business owners, sleep is a privilege. Can your business wait 'til morning?
Turnover isn't necessarily a fact of life. Learn to keep your employees in the fold.
Even the age-old practice of bartering is looking a lot different after Enron.
29, CEO and chocolatier of Vosges Chocolate in Chicago
A mood ring for the Web
You can never have enough Accords and Tauruses around the office.
There's no better way to share opportunities than with a networking group.
They may be stylish, but are oversized LCD panels worth the price? Here's the flat-out truth.
A site for buying used PCs; visiting the archives of the Internet
Keeping your private communications secure isn't as easy as you might think.
Fast backup via a CD recorder; presentations made easy with this PowerPoint projector
Recreating your old computer's settings on your new PC, backup made easy and more
If you want to click with your customers using e-mail ads, be sure you're sending the right message.
Why you might consider limiting the use of pop-ups on your site; unlimited long distance from landline companies
SMS makes communication a piece of cake.
Something smells like profits in this hot-spot bakery.