Entrepreneur magazine
December 1999

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December 1999

Entrepreneur | December 1999
December 1999
Entrepreneur Magazine

Music For The Masses

Orchestrating the transition from small inventor to big business

CIA Inc.

Latest cover for the intelligence agency: business developer

Get Your Clicks

Make way for the next generation of multifunction pointing devices.

Tech 2000

New year, new millenium, new resolutions . . . how about a new computer?

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Scram, Scam!

If you sell on the Web, know that fraud is part of the e-commerce game. Don't let thieves get the best of you.

Bite Your Tongue!

Or you'll end up paying for it.

Just Your Type

State-of-the-art tech tools

Fast Lane

Listen up, speed freaks!

Post Haste

If you've got a printer and Internet access, you've got postage.

Turn Up The A/C

These trends are hot, hot, hot.

Get With The Spirit

'Tis the season to spoil your employees with something special.

Wild, Wild West

Wait! The gold rush isn't over yet!

Ones To Watch

Which industries will sizzle in 2000--and beyond? Best bets for going international

Zero Hour

Y2K is nearly upon us. Not worried? According to Y2K crisis expert Edward Yardeni, you should be.

No Guts, No Glory?

Selling audaciously is sometimes the best way to lure clients and investors to your business. But when do your words and promises cross the line?

Grow Into It

Emerging growth is risky. But it may be worth it.

Share And Share Alike

Sub-debt loans, price points, capitalist pigs unite, perfecting proposals

The Replacements

Make your one-and-only a laptop

The Glamorous Life

Bar-hopping, club-going and playing with makeup can pay off. Just ask these entrepreneurs, whose sparkling success proves all that glitters is gold.

Life's A Bitch, Then You Get Rich

Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more

Fast Pitch

You want attention, and you want it now. Get it—instantly—with today's smartest PR tactic.

What's Up, Doc?

Hard facts on the latest software

Easy As $1K-$2K-$3K

Shopping to equip your start-up office? Look no further: We've got 3 smart setups for entrepreneurs on a budget.

Chic To Chic

Turn style into sales with a clothing-design company.

Picture Perfect

The latest & greatest high-tech tools and gadgets

Where Are The Riot Grrls?

Times are better than ever for entrepreneurial women. So why aren't more of them in your face?

Harried, With Children

Coping with kids; take our going-solo quiz

Lighten Up!

Show of lights, squeeze play, chakra cosmetics

Ready Or Not?

Do you have what it takes to join Generation Entrepreneur?

Under The Big Top

P.T. Barnum was more than master of the show; he may very well have been the greatest salesman on earth.

Entrepreneur Of The Millennium: Bill Gates

He's redefined wealth, technology, information and society. So what comes next? Watch out, 2999! This one may just repeat.

Can You Compute?

Service, sales, miscellaneous--if you haven't heard, the computer industry is pretty hot.

It's In The Game

Even if you haven't got a golden arm or a deadeye shot, you can still make a name for yourself in sports.

College Prep

Need start-up help? Give your business some class.

Tricks Of The Trade

Cash for goods? Cash for services? You're throwing too much cash around. Listen up.

Speak Up!

What's the word on business seminars?

Straight To Video

Cameras, cameras everywhere--what happens to all those videos?

Student Affair

Teen entrepreneurs compete for cash.

Easy Does It

As the number of two-income families and stressed-out singles multiplies, businesses that make life simpler are set to skyrocket.

Ohio & Pennsylvania

Get a variety of business services from your . . . power company?

Living On The Edge

On the verge of bankruptcy . . . on the verge of freezing . . . on the verge of multimillion-dollar success--take your pick.

Last But Not Least

Whether in desperation or by design, the final offer is one of the strongest--and trickiest--plays in deal-making.

Hot Stuff

Millions of people: How do you get to them? Endless opportunities: How do you take advantage of them?

Hidden Treasure

Your best possible headline may lay unnoticed--seek it out.

Straight To The Source

What has your marketing done for you lately? Don't worry--help is on the way.

Oh, Behave!

Minding your manners in business correspondence

Indecent Proposal

Changes to OSHA's consultation program could mean trouble for entrepreneurs.

Someone On Your Side

A public adjuster can get you through a sticky insurance claim.

Huddle Up!

Hey, coach! No, your employees don't need a swift kick in the butt to reach their goals; they just need some personal attention.

Global Defense

One Net side effect: worldwide legal worries

Attracting Non-Family Employees

As appealing as the cozy atmosphere of a family business may be, you can't beat incentives for hooking good managers.

Make Like Magellan

The best workers for your business aren't necessarily in your neighborhood. They may not even be on your continent.

Friendly Competition?

Don't count on it. If you do, your rivals might just steal your customers from under your nose.

Fliers Away

Reach potential employees any way you can.

December, Already?

It's not too late to trim this year's tax bill. And it's definitely not too early to start on 2000's.

It Ain't Over . . .

The IPO may be a done deal--but wait! You're not finished yet.

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