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Find Your Partner

When industry giants and dot.coms come together, it's profits that fly round and round.

There Ought To Be A Law

So you've only got one business? And maybe making that work is a struggle? Well, some business owners have more than their share--and make it look easy. We call them serial entrepreneurs.

Going Once...Going Twice...

Not a chance. Online auctions are here to stay.

Cover Your Bases

If you thought database marketing was just wasting your time with fliers and mailing lists, take another look--at the Net.

This Is War!

And this is entrepreneurship - but it's all the same to author James Dunnigan.

Loud And Clear

Small and inconsequential as you may think you are, your voice can be heard in Washington.

The Truth About Venture Capital

Myth: Getting venture capital is impossible. Reality: It's not easy, but it can be done. We show you how.

The Insiders

Four young entrepreneurs get down and dirty about the pains and pleasures of running their own businesses.




Harry Potter, the movie; the death of pinball; ethnic cocktails; stock car cartoon; overweight consumers

Online Everything

Financial aid, Paris shopping, toilet paper--what can't you get on the Web?

Time Traveling

While everything else is new and improved, vacation spots are getting older and older.

Karma And Cash

With fair trade, you can make money and help stop inhumane labor practices.


Where are these entrepreneurs now?

Street Smarts

They'd never turned on a Mac and had no clue how to raise money . . . but they started an international magazine in their living room.

Book `Em

Review of Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age

Holey War

It's doughnut against doughnut in the battle for your bulge.

Once Upon A Time

They used to work for Disney. Now they're the happiest corporate dropouts on earth.

Road Notes

Deals from United Airlines, Marriott International, Preview Travel

The Gatekeepers

Airline agents are the key to upgrades and choice seating.

Get Lost!

Not this time. Rent a car with driving instructions.

Web Site

Resource for women in technology

Look A Little Closer . . .

An unfulfilled need? Or a business opportunity in disguise?
Hot Biz

The Dating Game

Start your own matchmaking service.

Lights, Car, Action

Neon products inventor

Pre-Owned Prestige

Online used car shopping
Beating The Odds

The Daily Grind

In an industry of high-visibility brand names, they don't have one. So how does this family's coffee company stay in business?
Bulletin Board


Are you holding to the next big thing in the tech world? Get your funding here.
Bulletin Board

Federal Contacts

Being small just go better, thanks to an SBA pilot program.
Bulletin Board


Watch out Silicon Valley--Southern California is under development.
Bulletin Board


You're not alone in your environmental efforts--the EPA offers assistance.
Trade Shows

Trade Show

Mark your calendar.
Capitol Issues

Inner-City Innovation

Clinton and Congress move toward increasing incentives for entrepreneurs ready to take on low-income communities.
Cutting Edge

Letting Go

Is your business stretched to capacity? Find out what's not making money--and drop it.
Family Business

Review With Care

Rating your sibling's performance means treading on delicate--and potentially explosive--ground. In fact, maybe it's better to call the whole thing off.
Family Business

Web Site

Business etiquette

Call For Backup

Weak links can cost you big--make sure your suppliers are covered.

Risky Ad-Ventures

Whether on paper or over the Internet, make sure your ads are on the level.
Management Smarts

Web Site

Customer service quiz
Management Smarts

Mediocre Middle Management

Good employees leaving? It may be your manager.
Management Smarts

WKR-Small Business

On the nation's radios, entrepreneurs are finally in the spotlight.
Staff Smarts

Get The Word Out

... And get employees communicating--faster, cheaper and more effectively.
Your Business

Fee Furor

Your lawyer wants you to pay what?!
Your Business

Off The Clock

How to avoid costly mistakes in calculating and paying overtime
Your Business


Let your employees help choose the company's office equipment.
Advertising Workshop

Head Games

Your prospects' own thoughts are potent headline material.
Fast Pitch

Get The Scoop

Everything you ever wanted to know about your customers--from your customers
Marketing Smarts


Power of convenience
Marketing Smarts

Web Site

Ad campaigns of the past
Marketing Smarts

Old Money

Seniors are surfing the Web at an alarming rate--are you ready to accommodate?
Marketing Smarts

Something Different

Just because it ain't broke don't mean it can't be better.
Real Deal

On Guard

Don't get taken by bargaining ploys.
Real Deal

Web Site

Determining customer profitability

Grab Your Passport

Whether you want growth or income, international investments may be just the ticket.
Money Smarts

Bad Words

How much can poorly worded memos cost you?
Money Smarts

Co-Ed Management

Diversity in your management team can help your IPO soar.
Money Smarts

Gimme Shelter

It won't keep you dry in a storm, but art makes a great tax break!
Raising Money

B-B-Bad To The Loan

Rough roads ahead have you fearing a loan default? Here are some ways to bargain with your banker.
Tax Talk

Uncle Sam Or Orphan Annie

Where do you want your money to go?
Tax Talk

A Business On Paper

. . . And profits in your hand. A foreign sales corporation could do the trick.
Biz 101

All Aboard!

A new kind of gravy train
Bright Ideas

Better With Age

There's nothing new under the sun that doesn't scare retailers.
First Steps

Meet Markets

Best bets for finding customers
First Steps

Fast Track

Cooking up Cajun-flavored microwave popcorn
First Steps


Sites that match entrepreneurs with funding sources
First Steps

Room To Grow

Growing fast? Don't let system overload slow you down.
First Steps

It's A Fit!

Find the right piece to your partnership puzzle and you're in business.
Franchise Focus

On The Horizon

Web-based education may be a winner or a worry for technology learning centers.

Tastes Like Chicken

McDonald's adds yet another nugget to its family.

Double A For Action

AAMCO gears up for youth.

Window Shopping

A whole new way of looking at drive-thru

Cultural Makeover

Company looks for ways to add some color.

Express Loans

. . . And the software that can make them happen

No Place Like Home

Building an empire one brick at a time
Whats Your Problem

Take Flight

Getting my business to fly right will take more than money. Should an angel come along for the ride?

Thin Is In

Shed some dead weight--and capture significant savings.

Let's Talk `Talk'

Smart phones
Hot Disks

Wise Buys

Reviews of upgraded Maximizer Enterprise, FaxMailer and's trade secret CD
Net Profits

Good Things

Research service
Net Profits

Wise Buys

Media-authoring software
Net Profits

Web Site

Help for e-tailers
Net Profits

A Wall Of Fire

Hackers are crashing Web sites daily, but you can stop them from hacking yours.
Tech Smarts

Web Across The Atlantic

"Smart" mobile phones bring more Europeans to your Internet doorstep.
Tech Smarts

Wowee Zowee!

No one clicking on your Web ads? Don't tone down--dazzle!

Ultra Sonic

Viewsonic A90 19-inch monitor

Monkey See

Gateway Astro PC

An Apple A Day

Apple's iMac DV Special Edition


Business-to-business e-commerce, the size of the Web

Zap It!

No more hassling with monstrous files. One click does the trick.

Minority Rules

No matter what size, shape, color, or disposition--there's a Web site made for you.

Taxing News

All good things come to an end--as might the tax-free Internet
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