Inside the November 2001 Issue
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Forever Young

Even a reluctant economy can't curb the drive and ambition of these young millionaires.

Natural Order

Customers get their products, clients get their services-but the environment is still waiting on its big shipment of respect.


On the road, in the air, in and out of hotels-with the right gear and the best deals, you'll forget that you even have an office.

It's a Gift

Grab your Santa suit and load your sack with all the useful gadgets and goodies that will help your clients remember you in the new year.

8 Ways to Make Your Startup Message Contagious

Implement these viral-marketing tactics, and the diagnosis will be strictly incurable success.


Be Your Own Boss Features

Mixing It Up

They may not have the numbers yet, but women are making waves in the traditionally all-boy world of franchising.
Be Your Own Boss Features


If you see it's got plenty of potential, you can get that clunker of a business off the lot and running in no time.
Biz 101

Everybody's Little Helper

You don't have to make things to make money. Just help people get things done and rake in the bucks!
Biz 101

Need a Hand?

Sure, employees would be nice. But what kind and what for?

Singular Sensation

It's your best product. Actually, it's your only product. But you can still get big retailers to take notice.

From the Ground Up

This franchisee didn't just wing it: He learned how to run a fast-food restaurant by working there first.

Home Again . . . and Again

Buy homes, fix 'em, sell 'em: How these franchisees make money

What's New

Offering an alternative to high-priced hair color
Smart Ideas

The Kindest Cut

Sure, Oprah cut the feet off her pantyhose, but she's not the one making money off 'em.
Whats Your Problem

Pumping Up Your Client List

Turn a 98-pound weakling business into a profit powerhouse in 3 easy steps!
Almost Famous


A presidential sex scandal got their nonprofit off the ground. Now their 300,000 politically conscious members keep it going.
Editors Note

That's the Spirit


It's All in Your Head

Cover what you can't touch.

Off the Records

When it comes to what's in your employees' medical records, keep your questions to yourself. The less you know, the better.
Management Buzz

Management Buzz 11/01

The case against employers winning discrimination lawsuits and how to rally your employees after a layoff
Smart Moves

Fallen Branches

When subsidiaries fail on their own, how do you bring them back into the fold?
Staff Smarts

Swimming in IT

Surveys show your techies are up to their necks in work and going under. Toss 'em a life raft or something, will ya?
Success Coach 2001

Diamond Minds

You'll have to work for it, but knowledge is your best shot at success.

Hail to the (Plastic) Chief!

No recount needed-this presidential doll made her maker a winner.
Marketing Buzz

Marketing Buzz 11/01

Tattoos: the new deal-closers, and the marketing benefits of event sponsorships
Real Deal

"Let's Do Lunch!"

The art of negotiating, tinseltown style
Sales Force

Hey, Good Lookin'!

Every customer's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed salesperson.
Sales Success

Selling Points

Catchy phrases become clich�s because they're true. Take a look at these 6 sales maxims and see if you agree.

Say What?

How to get customers buzzing about your business
Dollar Signs

In-Out Privileges

Is your business a revolving door for limited partners? As long as the money is there, don't worry if they come and go as they please.

Little by Little

Ultra-small caps by the handful
Money Buzz

Money Buzz 11/01

Smart stock tips in a bear market and a new private placement exchange for businesses seeking capital
Raising Money

Can I Get a Little Help Here?

You need experience to hit up investors, but no one said it had to be your own.
Tax Talk

Reading, Write-Offs and 'Rithmetic

Saving for schooling now can be tax-free.
Biz Travel

Wait Here

Tips for getting on that flight before next Christmas

Face Forward

Hey, watch where you're going, buddy! Opportunity abounds on the road ahead.
Brand Aid

New Age

Want a grown-up company? Get a grown-up marketing strategy.
Capitol Issues

Can't Find Your Way?

Congress may offer a guide through the labyrinth of federal regulations.

Flash 11/01

New extreme sports, modernized pogo sticks and owls as the latest home décor motif
Hot Seat

Shut Up, Already!

A surefire way to learn the value of listening: Give the incessant chatter a break.
It Figures

It Figures 11/01

An increase in health promotion programs, the effects of poor customer service and more
Smarts Features

In the Out Door

Does outsourcing leave your computer system wide open to hackers?
Smarts Features

Boys Will Not Be Boys

Lewdness and rudeness can be a mess for your business-even without mixed company.
Smarts Features

Getting Cozy

Offices may become a distant memory once the wide-open workplace comes to town.
Smarts Features

What's Your Type?

The e-mail font you choose says a lot about you.
Smarts Features


We help a 3-pot-a-day java junkie kick his habit-or at least postpone it for a week.
Smarts Features

Olden Days

Will the stock market suffer as boomers use investments to live on in retirement?
Smarts Features

Fed Up?

Slow pay, bundled contracts, low profits . . . is government contracting even worth it?
Smarts Features

To Your Stealth

Send your PR operatives and undercover product lovers deep into customer territory.
Smarts Features

"I'll See You in Court!"

Investors don't just cut their losses and go home anymore-now they call their lawyers.
Smarts Features

Snip, Snip

Cut the technology budget--but don't let your business get stuck in the stone age.

Bill Fishkin

29, editor-in-chief and publisher of Synthesis Weekly in Chico, California
Tech Toy

A Real Handful

The 3-in-1 PC-EPhone can help you consolidate your gadgets.

Pump Grump?

Cut what you spend on gas by cutting the gas you spend.

Corporate Comforts

The right relationship with a corporate insider can bring out the best in both worlds.
Buyers Guide

Display of Affection

They're affordable and easy on the eyes-literally. What's not to love about LCDs?
Cool Clicks

Cool Clicks 11/01

Get a second opinion on your Web site plus business studies and reports from Amazon
Digital Edge

Balance of Power

Low energy costs and falling prices are on your side if you choose LCDs over CRTs.

Gear 11/01

A new 100GB hard drive and the latest WAP-enabled phone for worldwide communications
Hot Disks

Hot Disks 11/01

A word processor for Palm-based handhelds, keeping tabs on your employees' whereabouts and more
Net Profits

Guaranteed Results

Entrepreneurs are buying prime locations in search-engine results. Should you?
Tech Buzz

Tech Buzz 11/01

Flat-panel monitors of the future and why tech is hot in the nation's capital

IM Is In

Talk on the phone without moving your lips.

In Wireless We Trust

Which Americans use mobile technology the most?
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