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e-Biz Revisited

The Internet is responsible for some of the most spectacular failures in business history. What will make you different?

Keep It Moving

Just because you're on the road and out of the office doesn't have to mean your productivity will suffer.

Give It Here!

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.

Starting a Sports or Recreation Business

If you love sports and want to start a business, why not combine the two?


Be Your Own Boss Features

Ladies in Waiting

Will franchising ever be a woman's world?
Be Your Own Boss Features

Now Hiring

There comes a time when every start-up entrepreneur just can't do it alone anymore. Is it time to find your first employee?
Biz 101

Hot Couture

Fresh, new faces on the fashion scene try the business side of designing on for size.
Biz 101

Show 'Em the Money

Lending a hand to minorities in the search for VC backup

Notions in Motion

Itching to turn an idea into reality? You've got to answer the call and take charge to make it happen.

A Mom's Tale

Once upon a time, an enterprising mom saved a struggling franchise . . .

On the Go

This franchisee uses her own disability to her advantage.

What's New 11/02

Going online means customers can do it all at this energy franchise.
Smart Ideas

Presents of Mind

How an entrepreneur's thoughtful creation grew to become the hip gift that just keeps on giving
Whats Your Problem

Bi-Coastal Business

Is it possible to be in two places at once? Maybe, if you're planning your own business.
Almost Famous

Next of Kiln

A re-registered trademark passes a beloved name in pottery on to a new generation of fans.
Editors Note

Why Wait?


Booze Blues

Employee DUIs could become your problem.

Under the Radar?

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?
Management Buzz

Management Buzz 11/02

Why understanding your tech employees is important; a building that inspires invigorating interchanges
Smart Moves

Now You Know

Competitive intelligence should be moving up your list of entrepreneurial priorities.
Staff Smarts

Tech's Appeal

As tempting as technology is, your employees can only handle so much of it.
A+ Ads

Personal Touches

Pique viewers' curiosity with a peek into people's lives. Why not try a personality profile?

Best in Show

TV is the key to this entrepreneur's success.
Marketing Buzz

Marketing Buzz 11/02

Getting your name in the press; video screen marketing
Real Deal

Sucker Punches

How to tell if the other side is trying to play you for a patsy
Sales Force

Character Sketch

What are your salespeople made of? If they have the following traits, you're in good shape.
Sales Success

Don't Be Silly!

Quit wasting time jumping around to close a deal. You have to learn the art of selling smart.

Fame and Fortune

A campaign starring a celebrity spokesperson could be the ticket to off-the-chart marketing success.
Dollar Signs

There's No Hiding It

All the cool companies are expensing their options. Can your business survive without that extra earnings padding?

Getting Even

The market took your money. How long will it take to get it back?
Money Buzz

Money Buzz 11/02

The SBA expands its express pilot loan program, the benefits of a "stretch" IRA and more
Raising Money

Why Should You Take the Fall?

A big client's bankruptcy shouldn't mean life or death for your business. Insure yourself with a UCC filing.
Tax Talk

"I'll Huff, and I'll Puff . . ."

Hang on, little piggies! Tax auditors are getting ready to aim their big, bad breath at business tax shelters.
Biz Travel

Why Wait?

Tricks for getting through the airport in this lifetime

That Covers It

You might not ever need another business book.
Brand Aid

Chasing Women

Targeting an auto services market that isn't so impressed by grease
Capitol Issues


The SBA hopes to throw more weight behind entrepreneurs.

Flash 11/02

Grocery shop from a vending machine
Hot Seat

The Good Fight

The ASBA leader tells us just whose side his group is on.
It Figures

It Figures 11/02

Security changes since 9/11, spending by young shoppers and more
Smarts Features

Sinking Feeling

Is the once-unstoppable U.S. economy following Japan's into the depths?
Smarts Features

Back 2 B2B

Did our B2B utopia die in the dotcom disaster, or can we still do it all better online?
Smarts Features

New School

Entrepreneurship is setting its own curriculum at one innovative high school.
Smarts Features

Get to Sleep

For some business owners, sleep is a privilege. Can your business wait 'til morning?
Smarts Features

Please Don't Go

Turnover isn't necessarily a fact of life. Learn to keep your employees in the fold.
Smarts Features

Fair Trade

Even the age-old practice of bartering is looking a lot different after Enron.

Katrina Markhoff

29, CEO and chocolatier of Vosges Chocolate in Chicago
Tech Toy

Ball Bearings

A mood ring for the Web

Midsized Matters

You can never have enough Accords and Tauruses around the office.

Getting Together

There's no better way to share opportunities than with a networking group.
Buyers Guide

Take a Closer Look

They may be stylish, but are oversized LCD panels worth the price? Here's the flat-out truth.
Cool Clicks

Cool Clicks 11/02

A site for buying used PCs; visiting the archives of the Internet
Digital Edge

Unhappy Trails

Keeping your private communications secure isn't as easy as you might think.

Gear 11/02

Fast backup via a CD recorder; presentations made easy with this PowerPoint projector
Hot Disks

Hot Disks 11/02

Recreating your old computer's settings on your new PC, backup made easy and more
Net Profits

Sending the Very Best

If you want to click with your customers using e-mail ads, be sure you're sending the right message.
Tech Buzz

Tech Buzz 11/02

Why you might consider limiting the use of pop-ups on your site; unlimited long distance from landline companies

Short and Sweet

SMS makes communication a piece of cake.

A Whiff of Wi-Fi

Something smells like profits in this hot-spot bakery.
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