October 2000 Issue
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Critics are following your every move. Competitors are targeting you. Your friends resent you. Now why'd you have to go and be a success?
Roll up your sleeves and get your homebased biz off the ground with these 21 tips.
Yes, boomers are bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of getting older-and that means whole new opportunities in franchising.
Gen Y consumers want high-speed everything, and they're not slowing down any time soon. Is your Web site up to par?
Of course! We've got 15 of them--and they're the 15 that startup gurus Paul and Sarah Edwards are asked the most. (Answers are included.)
William J. O'Neil of Investor's Business Daily offers up some tips on managing your investments with a little start-up experience thrown in.
The finest places in the United States to own a business
Charisma, charm, wit, success...maybe some people do have it all. Meet 11 of today's sexiest entrepreneurs.
It should be the first thing out of your ad's mouth.
An entrepreneur's best friend
Investors who are heaven-sent
Oh Golly not only refers to a place to put your business online but offers some cool perks as well.
Cooking up your own Web site
That was their goal; is it yours?
A must-read straight from the office
Import resellers bring it home.
Making a holiday time favorite a lunch time success
Will the founder of Mail Boxes Etc. repeat his success with a digital photography "etc."?
Service franchise offers a training program for its women.
Getting kids fired up about franchising
Wing franchises are on the rise.
These guys are riding the Internet to the top-in elevators.
She knows if you've been bad or good.
Whats Your Problem
Is finding employees online the best solution for my business?
Whats Your Problem
How can I start a judicial recovery business?
Honesty isn't always the best policy abroad
It's been proven that the power of the mind is strong, so why not cultivate an "opportunity mindset" to help you find the success you deserve?
Catching your employees making goo-goo eyes at each other--even at you? Office romance is on the rise and, believe it or not, most say there's nothing wrong with that.
Support the 11/2-income household. When workers deserve raises, offer them time instead.
A closer look at bees and business
Flattery will get you everywhere-even into business.
If you've got stock to give, you might consider a student consultant.
Dotcoms are waiting just like everybody else.
A few real-life examples will help you learn from the marketing mistakes of others.
Travelers check out check-in alternatives
Different ways to spend your hard-earned miles
New service from American Airlines, Marriott International and Euro Vacations.com
The Internet hits the road
Finding energy somewhere else
. . . are needed to fill a communications industry void.
Beating The Odds
Imagine starting an Internet-based business with your own money. OK . . . now stop laughing--these entrepreneurs did it and lived to tell the tale.
It's sort of like Reading Rainbow for entrepreneurs-only we couldn't get Levar Burton to host.
Listen up to what books have engrossed your fellow entrepreneurs.
Tech start-ups get boost from scholarships offered by a local business club.
Corporate America reaches out to entrepreneurs.
Those webheads really know how to party
By Arlo Redwine
A new federal employment and job training system is still working out the kinks.
Yes, it's important to treat your existing customers well-but experts say the key to fast growth is seeking out new faces.
Are you gifting stock to the younger generation for the right reasons?
Don't treat claims for unemployment compensation lightly.
In a landmark age-discrimination ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court defers to the judgment of the jury.
Free legal advise for the empty of pocket
Don't blow up chances at your best applicants with job acceptance deadlines.
Providing low-cost legal assistance to your workers
Get first crack at skilled military vets before they hit the civilian labor market.
Don't expect your employees to be carbon copies of yourself. It takes an owner to have the dedication of an owner.
Lousy employee leadership got you down? Hey, Dr. Entrepreneur, here's how to build the perfect supervisor.
They're improving their image-and eyeing your workers.
Today's class: Bankruptcy Vocabulary 101
Top prospects change as your business changes. Here's how to fine-tune your marketing message so it hits home year after year.
If your customers love you, they'll do the marketing for you.
Audio signatures are the latest trend in tag lines.
Fast facts about sales and marketing statistics
Secrets to attracting the rich
You need to decide when you're in and when you're out of any contract. Here's how to do it.
Feeling unmotivated? Try these four steps to rejuvenation.
Ask the Rainmaker
If a sloppy Web site is your calling card, don't expect a call from lenders.
Ask the Rainmaker
You're buying a business, but your banker won't loan you the full amount--here's what to do.
No, but this investing theory does go back to nature.
Don't jump at any VC who waves a checkbook in your direction-do your research first.
Need big bucks? Find accredited investors.
Can your lender pull the plug at any time?
Is it costing your employees a fortune? A new program may ease their burden.
If your kids are working for you, don't miss tax and savings breaks.
You can't custom-order an outside software developer, but you can still find what you need.
Where's that phone number, address, budget, important memo? Everywhere-at least with an online data storage solution.
User-friendly help for common-and not so common-computer glitches
Review of Microsoft's Office 2000 for Macintosh and Microsoft's "patch" for Inernet Explorer 5.5's privacy invasion problem
Review of multilingual interfaces from LivePerson Inc. and NetMechanic's HTML Toolbox Version 2.0 HTML problem-solving software
On the 87th day of Christmas, your Web site gave to me.a late order under my tree.
Recent legislation gives new meaning to "put your John Hancock here."
Compaq's Presario 1200T-566 Internet Notebook
Standard & Poor's Index Services provides a quick look at international financial data.
Finally, government-related processes can be completed online.
Internet and technology statistics
These sites will help you catapult to higher sales.
The Web seems to be the hottest thing around, but how do you benefit from it without creating your own Web site? Start your own Web promotion company.
Got a great idea but don't have the time to develop it yourself? Why not hire an invention marketing firm to turn your great idea into a great product?
Creating an online product that turns heads