Inside the December 2002 Issue
On the lookout for the latest and greatest opportunities for 2003
Is reliable transportation what your business needs to get it where it needs to go? Look no further than our special guide to commercial vehicles.
All the last-minute financial secrets you'll need to get out from under some of that tax burden before 2002 comes to a close.
Ready to get your head out of the clouds and make that business dream a reality? Find your inspiration, focus on the goal and take it one step at a time.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Be the first on the block with one of these fresh opportunities.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Don't let the big boxes win without a fight. There's plenty of room for start-ups to make their mark in retail.
How can this nonprofit rock camp for girls keep rolling? The experts compare notes.
Glean pearls of wisdom from this entrepreneur's experience.
Small-business newbies can learn the ropes online.
Make your product conform to break away from the norm.
How a family beat the odds (and the weather) to improve a franchise
A change of pace can really pay off.
The pickings are plush in this critter country.
It would be rude not to play with your food at this entrepreneur's creative, family-friendly restaurant.
Whats Your Problem
Don't let a little thing like bad credit history get in the way of your entrepreneurial dreams.
Now that Napster's gone, we're left wondering how Listen.com not only survives but thrives.
Helping the injured get back to work
Learn a lesson from Arthur Andersen: Destroying documents makes you look bad.
When--and when not--to use humor; planning for the birth of your employees' children
Joining a trade association could set your business's agenda in motion.
Pretending you didn't get their resumes is no way to deal with rejection. Applicants need to know when it's over.
Smacking the reader with the cold, hard truth can give your ad a strong punch.
Word-of-mouth was the cure for discouragement.
How best to sell nonessential goods; are you networking or wine tasting?
Cover your butt and get it in writing to really seal the deal.
Hiring novice sales reps may save you money, but are they worth the time and effort?
Try too hard to hook your customers, and you risk sending them reeling with anger.
Just how marketing-savvy are you? Take this quick quiz and find out.
Are VCs sucking the life out of your business? Maybe you're better off without them.
Not enough money to be a land baron? Why not invest in real estate funds instead?
Targeted 401ks, real estate IRAs and more
Keeping a financial road map in your company's back pocket is always a capital idea.
Forget about LIFO's poor reputation--find out how the IRS is making it better for you.
Fees, fees and more fees--don't pay what you don't have to.
The path to putting your people on track
Making the leap from the TV screen to the retail aisles is all about your brand image.
The RFA is no longer something to be ignored.
The star of Startup.com has taken failure in stride and is moving on to better things.
The latest stats on companies' e-mail response times, how the Web influences business decision-makers, and more
Searching high and low for the next Bill Gates
Is a little decision-making help needed to complete your employees' retirement plans?
Net users aren't giving up their cash without a fight. How do you persuade them?
eBay may be just the place for that old business that you're not using anymore.
Is the Supreme Court letting some of the air out of the ADA?
48, founder of Sacred Season Ltd. in New York City
Taking your computer on the links
All the accessories you need for your organizer on wheels
Sons aren't the only offspring taking over family businesses.
The latest wireless PDAs
Online tradeshow tips and resources; a job site for privacy-related positions
But will Linux desktops ever get off the ground in a Windows-dominated world?
A contact management program with Web access, easy credit checks and more
Not likely. Seasonal sales will be stronger than ever. Is your site ready for the rush?
Stamp-sized storage cards for digital cameras and PDAs; notebooks powered by desktop processors
. . . or are there?
If you want to ditch your monochrome display, it'll cost you.