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January 2000

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January 2000

Entrepreneur | January 2000
January 2000
Entrepreneur Magazine

The New Genius

Channeling the best minds of our time

Camp Grown-Up

All the fun of running a camp--without those pesky kids

Catch The Wave

How to harness the Internet and find a franchise that's right for you

Mac Is Back

After a yearlong hiatus, the Golden Arches reclaim the No. 1 spot on our list of America's top franchises.

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Take The Leads?

The Internet is good for approximately one billion things. You'd think international trade leads would be one of them.

Forget Diamonds

These Fortune 500 companies are your best friend.

Words From The Wise

You may not be living in Camelot, but you, too, can have your round table.

Dead Cells

Phone failing you at the airport? Here's a clue why.

Tracking Travel

New software minimizes paperwork problems.

Time To Pay Up

Frequent-flier miles will cost you . . .

Are We There Yet?

Places to go, people to see and souvenirs to buy

Heat of the Moment

Our in-depth look at the current state of franchising

Sweet Dreams

Zzzz. Zzzz. Zzzz. Millions wish it was that simple.


Luck of the Irish, mud mania, digital tunes, Powerpuff Girls

Dazed And Confused

Is your browsing out of control? Here are some handy tools to get organized.

Get The 411

Keeping up with Internet public policy changes

Whatever Lights Your Bulb

Someone else always beating you to those million-dollar ideas? Well, get ready for another one of those head-smacking, `I should've thought of that!' experiences.

Think Big

Hate seeing some stupid gadget on QVC making somebody millions? Don't get mad, get creative. These 9 simple steps can turn your big ideas into big profits.

Networking Is Not a Dirty Word

Being a successful networker doesn't mean you have to be a slimebag. Here's how to schmooze with the best of them...without selling out.

Million-Dollar Ideas

They're hot, they're cool, and they can make you rich. Our picks for the best business ideas for 2000 and beyond.

Let's Get Political

Burdened by taxes, regulations and red tape, start-up entrepreneurs are screaming for relief. Is anyone in Washington listening?

Everyone's Doing It

I'm in business. You're in business. She's in business. He's in business . . .

Check Your Webster's

There's a new definition for 'minority-owned business.'

On Firewire

First color inkjet printer to use the FireWire port

Stake A Claim

In the Internet gold rush, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is the lone barrier to technology infringement. Does it know what it's doing?


Governors assist the growth of e-commerce.

Gettin' Jiggly With It

Entering a market dominated by a certain hyphenated superbrand and Bill Cosby's mug is no picnic.

Follow The Rules

To err is human; to put your personal finances in order is divine. One expert shows you eight common mistakes you can avoid.

Wrestling With Reform

The freshest face on the political landscape, Jesse Ventura, speaks his mind on government, taxes, education and business.

Hidden Resources

Think nonprofits have no money to spare for your company? Stop ignoring this $621 billion market.

Crash Course

When your business is growing so fast it's out of control, here's how to pull the entrepreneurial equivalent of steering into the skid.

Analyze This

Sure, you can buy a franchise in almost any industry you're interested in, but it still pays to take a closer look before you leap.

Reeling In The Big Ones

Overcome your fear, and you could land the mother of all accounts.

Don't Get Personal

Taking the personal out of personnel isn't easy when you're talking about family.


Forget legalese. Now they speak HTML.

Lords Of Discipline

`Gimme 10!' is not the way to change your employees' behavior.

Home Security

Protect your investment--insure your telecommuters.

Industrial Cleanser

The EPA is targeting small business for pollution cleanup.

Adventures In Shopping

Rides, live bands, food and, oh yeah, they sell furniture.

Priority Mail

Don't underestimate the value of a quick response.

Lights, Camera . . .

Want to add video to your marketing arsenal? Don't shout 'Action' 'til you read this.

`Toon It Up

Tired of the same old ad? Draw on cartoons to add some character.

Break It Down

Would your managers take more interest in their departments' success if it were their company?

Needful Things

You can't always get what you want . . . or can you?


The modern chamber--made for small business


Around the world in six months: a crash course in foreign trade

New Jersey

You've got your project and your lab coat. But stop right here for your funding needs.

Charity Begins at Home

So how do I initiate a homebased, not-for-profit business?

License To Sell

I want to know which licenses I really need.

Test The Waters

Ready to roll with your great idea? Don't make the leap 'til you know what you're getting into.

Brush With Success

Florida entrepreneurs win exposure to millions of potential customers--and dollars.

Ask Away

Interviewing? Get the answers you need without having to ask the tough questions.


ABCs are elementary. E? That's a job for a specialized university program.

Fantastic Scans

It's a new year; need a new scanner? The latest models prove better technology doesn't have to blow your budget.

Dry Cell

A foolproof case to keep you talking

Bulk Rate

If you've got the lines, they've got the discount.

Did You Know . . .

who invented Digital Spread Spectrum technology?

E-Business Busters

What you read about the Internet is not always the real thing. Here are four e-commerce myths debunked.

Taking The Net By Storm

Survey shows small businesses accessing the Internet with a vengeance.

Automation For The People

Trust the technology and give someone else your payroll headache.

Watch Your Backup

Do those online auction deals sound too good to be true? They probably are.

Wise Buys

Reviews of Shrinkwrap, MyITware and ZipMagic 2000

21st Annual Franchise 500

Our annual ranking of America's best franchise opportunities

Turn To The Index

Once upon a time, there was a Dow Jones Industrial Average . . .

Treasure Hunt

Finding value where you might not expect it

Board Games

The OTC Bulletin Board: a rung on your way up the Nasdaq ladder or the place where small-time players go to be small-time players?

No Trespassing

You don't need a rocking chair and a shotgun to keep the IRS off your property--taxwise, anyway.

Exit Signs

Two-weeks notice shouldn't be your first hint that employees are looking elsewhere.

The Shadow Knows

Are you clued in to what's really going on in your company? According to experts, the real deal can be found lurking in a shadow organization.

The Long Haul

If your employees' responses to `How was the drive?' range from drooling catatonia to fits of rage, you can help.

It's The Law

When it comes to employee legal issues, you'd best do it by the book.

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