Inside the November 2003 Issue
These entrepreneurs have it all: Brains, business savvy and millions of dollars. Find out what you can learn from the best and the brightest America has to offer.
Serving Up Success
There's something to be said for doing things your way. Learn how the masterminds behind Starbucks and Subway followed different paths to megasuccess.
With the latest and greatest in mobile toys, you'll be ahead of the other girls and boys. And wherever you are, you will succeed. (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
Be Your Own Boss Features
Who says it's a man's world? These women entrepreneurs have found exactly what they want in franchising.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Finally making a profit? Put it where it belongs--back in your business. Our experts tell you how.
Teetering on the edge of unemployment? Then maybe you should jump at the chance to own a business.
A little reverse psychology was all these entrepreneurs needed to get cash for their business.
Is it time to invest in an on-site, business-friendly server?
The right licensing agreement can be the missing piece of the big-business puzzle.
When it came to finding a child-care center for their daughter, this couple took matters into their own hands.
Giving new meaning to the term "senior care"
See Spot play . . . at a day camp.
As it becomes harder to turn back, our franchisees get a taste of buyer's remorse.
When an entrepreneur helps unknown bands find a place with TV and film producers, everybody wins.
Learn how to reveal just enough about your business idea to get the help you need.
Whats Your Problem
Come tax time, you'll be glad you decided to start your own homebased business.
This entrepreneur has hipsters lining up for her low-riding undergarments and sportswear.
Letters from our readers
Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
To make room for fresh ideas, you need to let go of the old ones.
Get policies in place now, and avoid liability later.
Put up your best fight to protect your network, or you could be held liable for damages to customers.
Determining who's an employee and who's not; hiring vets might be your best bet
Are you really outgunned, or are you just being outmaneuvered? find out how to tell the difference.
With the help of GIS software, your company can combine layers of data into a single map.
Has your business lost momentum? Could be time to pinpoint your sacred cowsand put 'em out to pasture.
Serving up "bursts" of copy with your ads can attract impatient, time-starved readers.
Get the specifics on potential customers.
The power of PR
Get better results by creating an ROI model.
The benefits of "gift with purchase"
You've found the right person to replace you. But could things heat up when you Introduce that person to your sales team?
When was the last time you sold from the customer's point of view?
Find out what the latest research can teach you about creating ads your prospects won't forget.
A reverse merger may be the fast way to take your business public, but is it for you?
Here's a midcap fund that's more than just middle of the road.
New portable mortgages, saving your undervalued firm from "delistment" and more
U.S. Savings Bonds are going high-techwith online purchasing.
Getting corporate investors on your side can certainly boost your business. Learn how corporate VCs think-and how to set your sights on landing one.
New legislation could improve the IRS' report card when it comes to considering the needs of small business.
Soon you'll be able to stay in touch via e-mail, even when you're in flight.
Here's how the fastest-growing companies do it. You can, too.
With a tax benefit for U.S. exporters gone, Congress is scrambling to find an alternative.
Is this entrepreneur's ad campaign helping homeless peopleor exploiting them?
The trauma of lost e-mails, U.S. layoffs and more
Can the privatization trend help your company grow?
Make no mistake about it: When it comes to employee relations, silence is not golden.
VC financing for early-stage companies is back in bloom.
How will sci-fi technology streamline your store sales?
Cities feel the pinch as relief funds go to states instead.
Think there's no money to be made from refuse? With a little ingenuity, you may be surprised.
ISPs woo smaller businesses with tailor-made online services.
39, founder of Selph LLC in Los Angeles
Recharging your cell phone with a twist of the wrist
Whats the Point
Your company's reputation is too important to leave to chance.
Need a company vehicle that will impress clients? Look no further.
Do minority women face issues other entrepreneurs never do?
Palm OS or Pocket PC? If you're in the market for a new PDA, we can help you choose.
Broadband providers are racing to get your business-but in the end, you're the real winner.
Flashlights that last forever, getting the basics in a microtower and more
More than just a DVD recorder, fast and easy accounting, and more
What does it take to keep your computers and intellectual property safe? More than you think.
What happens when Web merchants make delivery promises they can't keep?
You know a firewall is essential in keeping your network secure. So why haven't you gotten one yet?
Evaluating the newest version of Microsoft Office; a data privacy law goes into effect in California
Your old cell phone number, that is.
Land-line and cellular calls, unite!