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Inside the July 2003 Issue
Nowadays, it seems venture capitalists are an endangered species, but your chances of finding VC funding are better than you think. We'll help you track down investors with our 3rd Annual VC 100.
A Mixed Blessing
That unexpected windfall may feel like winning the lottery, but if you aren't careful, it could wreak havoc on your business.
Forget the stock market. The best way to build wealth is to invest in your own company. And now's the time to show the world what your business is made of.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Yes, you can be a successful franchisee--our insiders and experts tell you how.
Be Your Own Boss Features
The Wi-Fi revolution is coming. Find out how your business can get in on the ground floor and rope in profits.
Yes, it is possible to balance passionate creativity and no-nonsense business.
Talk about your firm at all times, and you might reach the ears (or head) of a famous client.
Learn the valuable art of the one-page pitch.
Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to your competition.
With a flash of creativity, you can swim circles around the competition.
Helping high school athletes get their big breaks
One seasoned land developer puts his experience to good use.
After years of dreaming, this couple decides to go it alone with their own Woody's Hot Dogs kiosk.
Our franchisees just hit an iceberg in negotiating their land deal. Will they be able to keep it afloat?
Two entrepreneurs pack in the profits with treat bags for the rich and famous.
Plugging in to what others have to say can spark new ideas for your business.
Whats Your Problem
Your store may not be a big, city-slicker business, but even a small-town shop can still get customers through its doors.
With a new twist on familiar snack foods, this entrepreneur has success in the bag.
Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
The inspiration you need could be right under your nose.
Save money with a new approach to managing disability benefits.
Does your product need a warning label? Don't get burned--consider all the potential dangers.
Protecting your telecommunications services from hijackers; trimming your expenses
If you don't learn to bridge the gap, you may risk alienating potential business partners.
Need some help thinking more clearly under pressure? "Hot-wire" your brain with meditation.
Should the office hotshot be your next manager? Only if he or she really has the right stuff.
Is it too much of a stretch to get your prospect to read a headline the length of your arm?
Reaching out to the media really does pay off.
Using music to enhance sales; public speaking is an expensive way to advertise your business
Where should you focus your online marketing? Try the office.
Bye-bye boring. You can plan a lively sales conference without breaking the bank.
Every once in a while, you'll meet difficult customers. Question is, are you prepared to take them on?
Join the multichannel marketing revolution, and get ready to pump up your sales.
The SBA may give its underused 504 loan program a face lift. How will that help you?
This small-cap value fund wants investors for the long haul.
Joining the hedge fund fray; helping your employees become homeowners
A mutual fund tax quirk limits your capital losses.
Taking on some venture debt after a round of VC can give you more bang for your buck.
Can't pay your federal tax bill? Don't count on the IRS offer-in-compromise program to help.
How to jet through the airport and get on your way
How to turn your business into a hot commodity
For low-wage workers, overtime may get more lucrative.
Can you make a difference and make your business work, too? This entrepreneur says yes.
Americans' personal finance situation, which racial group produces the most college graduates and more
Orwell's nightmare won't be coming to the Internet anytime soon.
You'd better not hold your breath waiting for retirement plan reform.
These Internet pioneers hope to prove that lightning really does strike twice.
How should restaurateurs deal with the weighty problem of customers' obesity?
Law firm mergers may give you more room to negotiate legal fees.
Even if you don't run a family business, there's something to be learned from them.
Camera-phones bring business into focus with instant and cost-effective images.
32, 23, co-founders of High Maintenance Bitch in Seattle
A flexible keyboard you can roll up and put away
Whats the Point
Learn the factors banks really weigh when setting loan terms.
What do you really need, and what can you live without?
We've got your summer reading list--books to inspire you, from women entrepreneurs.
Curious about how effective Wi-Fi adapters are? We've got you covered.
The computer phone is still a thing of the future, but IP telephony will deliver better ways to beam up to your enterprise today.
A security device for your home Internet connection; a lightweight notebook that's heavy on battery power
The latest in data recovery software, contact management applications and more
Although money's tight, don't even think about skimping on good online-customer support.
If it's high time to get rid of your worn-out desktops, then try these wireless portables on for size.
The current status in PDA land; computer recycling services
Now coming to a printer near you-files from a cellphone or PDA
Maybe all your 802.11b network needs is a boost.