December 2000 Issue
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So you've got a $10 million business? Big deal. That's kid stuff, chump change, small potatoes. Would you mind terribly if we told you how to make that a $100 million business? Didn't think so.
Is that "hot" start-up concept all it's cracked up to be? How to test your idea and start the business that's right for you
You've heard about the mudslinging between the Valley and the Alley. Now hear the truth.
Before you utter those famous last words, milk that corporate job for all it's worth-your new start-up will thank you.
Is 2001 your year? The year you rap on Microsoft's window. . . Put Amazon-like sales on your books? Want to hear how you'll do it?
Rushing to join the patent stampede? Hold on and take a closer look at your business. Smart dotcommers put their patents on one leg at a time.
Answering the new "age-old" question, How do you get surfers to visit your Web site?
Not the questionbut a question mark can make you advertisement more powerful.
Be Your Own Boss Features
Destination: Buying a used franchise? Here's how to make the right moves.
Let it guide you to the right business.
Experts tell one man the truth about his Web site.
The best way to protect your invention? Brand your name.
Weary taxpayers + good location: Does Jackson Hewitt add up?
Can you know what you'll earn before opening a franchise?
The twisters of Wetzel's Pretzels are touching down everywhere
A microfranchise program seeks to reduce poverty in underdeveloped countries.
The latest happenings at American Speedy Printing Centers Inc., Interquest Detection Canines and Floor Coverings International
How one couple's jaunt led to an entrepreneurial journey
"Bring us our lunch!" yell workers. He obliges.
It burns in your tank, but not on a flame.
Whats Your Problem
Where can moms surf to find my resume-writing business?
Whats Your Problem
How can I take calls for my part-time business when I'm working a full-time job?
You're about ready to say good-bye to Business #1 . . . but are you ready to say hello to Business #2?
Not a creative genius? You don't have to be if you can find a product that's available to license.
Launching a skin-care company from the ground up
. . . with books to help you spread good cheer and healthy profit worldwide.
. . . or watch and feel like a slimy interloper. Dig into your ethos and discover whether employee Internet monitoring is for you.
When customers just can't decide, that when you step in.
What does your sleep position say about your approach to business?
Failure loves company; this company loves failure.
The skinny on selling pork rinds-the puffy white meat
Should you hire one of these people for your business?
Some simple dos and don'ts regarding holiday gift-giving.
A look at 2001 and beyond
New services from Northwest Airlines, Hertz and Europebyair.com
Does your car reflect your business image?
Save time-car shop online.
Dive off Springboard into the pool of venture capital.
Build a better business with a little help from these books.
In the United States and abroad, pros give small firms a helping hand.
Self-employment pushed as option for the disabled
New high-tech bridge loan fund
Entrepreneurial centers focus on those who've served.
They're a little offbeat. They sell weird stuff on the Web. This is their story.
Partisan bickering entombs exempts for small businesses.
The factors that push businesses over the edge and into the type of growth there's no coming back from
You need to vent--but bringing too much home from the office can spark resentment.
Don't let pollution damage lead to financial damage.
A glossary that helps you decipher those confusing insurance terms
So long court: The scales have tipped in favor of alternative dispute resolution.
Fight high-tech thieves with high-tech weapons
Don't let high interest rates squelch your growth plans.
It's high time Congress got rid of some old-time legislation.
If your employees work outside the office, beware: Your competitors are watching.
They sell your products, but their contracts can sell you down the river.
Those ever-so-nice solicitors are eating up your workers' time.
How one entrepreneur found a way to help others save money on their pets - and earned some money of her own doing it.
Want to see what the big bad boys are up to? Check out this corporate muckracking e-zine
Need marketing help from the experts? Choose the best firm for your budget.
You might if you build a business profile.
Looks are everything when it comes to your corporate identity.
Review of Twenty Ads That Shook The World
Be careful-that doesn't always mean it's not a deal.
Having difficulty balancing work and play? Make the most of each day with these time-management techniques.
Ask the Rainmaker
Your small bank's been bought by the not-so-jolly bank giant-now what?
Ask the Rainmaker
My business is a success, so why's my house still collateral?
M&A services: not just for the big guys anymore
Consolidation in factoring may help entrepreneurs.
A quick look at a software company that quickly became successful
Need financing? Check out this site that administers SBA loan programs.
Surfing the Net for the newest tax info
. . . if you can. New and confusing IRS accounting rules may leave you puzzled.
Gift-giving: Inform the IRS thoroughly to avoid an audit.
There are lots of ASPs out there. Here's how to select the right one for you.
Nervous about buying a handheld? Don't be-we'll walk you through it.
Like the fashion world's avant-garde clothing, new concept PCs using Intel's latest technologies offer a sneak peak at what's to come.
Has the wireless Web met its match?
Focusing like a laser beam on broadband
Internet Explorer 5.5
Novell's Instantme 2.0
Reviews of Mangosoft's Cachelink Pro, Deerfield.com's WinGate 4.0, and Sygate Technologies' Sygate Personal Firewall 2.1
Not sure how to get e-shopper's money into your pocket? Credit cards or e-cash--find the payment method to fit your needs.
Information that will help you avoid the worst "lock in" sites
Reviews of ReturnCentral.com's Virtual Returns Disk to control online product returns; Total Merchant Services' Total E-Commerce Solution package; and Lyris Technologies' Lyris ListManager 4.0
When your e-customers ask for help, is anyone there to answer?
Online sales made easy
Mind @ work's Digital Wallet palm-sized storage device
Auctiontec's USB InternetPhone Wizard
MySmart.com's MySmart Pad
Lowering your bill is as easy as point and click.
When you're searching the Web for information, ask this genie for help.
Got a hankering for a bargain? Check out this sprawling cyber B2B flea market.
If you're looking for distributors, this matchmaking site may be just what you need.
With children making up one of the hottest markets around, why not start your own upscale children's product company?
If you want to see your product get on store shelves, you'd better have more than one plan in place.
With prices falling fast, you may want to examine the latest generation of flat-panel monitors.