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March 2000

Entrepreneur | March 2000
March 2000
Entrepreneur Magazine

Connect The Dots

Online or brick-and-mortar? Tough question. But if you have a clear picture of your business, you already know the answer.

On With The Show

There's no biz that can't be promoted through showbiz.

Hero Worship

Welcome to the entrepreneurial hall of fame. You can't touch these exhibits.

Many Golden Returns

Warrants promise investors great stock prices In the future--and can get you cash now.

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Wired Guides

Take a tour online before you travel.

Easy Does It

New e-PCs are the promised saviors of simplicity.

Going My Way

Sure, e-commerce is taking off, but where's it headed?

High On Miles

Kicking the point addiction

Show Some Spirit

Is there room in your business for a few unworldly concerns?

Knock, Knock

Who's there? Some grouchy employers--now lighten up!

Type-Cast

Know your personality, know your strengths, know your weaknesses...know your business.

Book 'Em

Review of Goldilocks on Management: 27 Revisionist Fairy Tales for Serious Managers

If The Name Fits...

''New eco-topia''...''Old money flats''...''Kids & cul-de-sacs''...if these areas don't sound familiar, listen to what Michael J. Weiss has to say: Your customers live there.

Buy-Buy Baby!

''I want this...I want that.'' Parents hear it all the time--and who do they blame? You.

Just Say No To No

I refuse to lose potential clients.

What's In A Name?

I'm wondering if there are rules for creating business names.

I Vant To Suck Your . . .

. . . bank account? To keep the lifeblood flowing in your financial veins, protect yourself from the local tax bogeyman.

Out-Of-Towners

You can start a business anywhere. Just make sure you know what you're getting into when you go there.

Hire Power

No experience, no money and lots of competition. So why take the chance?

What's It Worth?

Don't guess at important stuff like salaries. Go to a reliable source.

Cyber Secretary

Web-based scheduling service

In The Nation Today . . .

Information from the Gallup Poll Web site

St. Louis

Schmoozing for funding--at the latest networking event

What's The Plan?

Business plan? What business plan? You'll just wing it, right? Wrong. Here's how to put your business on the right track (plus all the tools to make planning easy).

The Big Chill

Outgrowing their trendy phase, smoothies are here to stay.

Get My Batsuit, Alfred!

Start your own personal concierge service

When Duty Calls

Know your responsibilities when it comes to employees on military leave.

The Good Fire

Want to keep bitter ex-employees from lashing out? Try a kinder, gentler termination.

Eco-Office

Working out a recycling program for your company isn't as hard as you'd think.

Once Upon A Time

Share your success story, no matter how small the window of opportunity.

New York

MBAs aren't so hard to come by.

Wisconsin

Newcomers bring new money--just for your start-up.

All For One, One For All

A printer for every PC? Forget it--one network printer can get the job done

Power Drive

Maxed out your storage space? Let an upgrade put a little more strength into your computer.

No Pain, No Gain?

OSHA's ergonomics proposal causes a sore spot in the business community.

Power Up!

Don't be shocked by a sudden phone outage.

Lightning Speed

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's DSL!

Don't Go Changing

Just because it's the hip thing to do. It may not be the best thing to do.

Gone Fishin'

Looking to catch a big one? Trolling the deep, corporate waters? All you need to put a whopper CEO, CFO or other acronym on your table is the right bait.

A Million For Your Thoughts

What makes those platinum-plated minds tick?

Spy Away

What you don't know <i>can</i> hurt you.

Compact COMPAQ

Compaq Armada E500 Laptop

History Lesson

If you've got it, flaunt it.

Saved For A Rainy Day

Serving customers when they need it most

Show And Tell

Don't expect things to happen from your dusty garage--bring your invention into the limelight.

First Person

Want to know what customers want? Try asking them.

This Old Site

Is your Web site more "fixer-upper" than cutting edge? Well, here's how to fix it up.

Wise Buys

Easy e-commerce software

Webentrepreneurs, Unite!

Association for the online business community

The Mighty Pen

How to make the paper trail work for you

At First Sight

Will new hires love your company or leave it?

eBook 'Em, Danno

NuvoMedia's Rocket eBook Pro

Heads Up

Plantronics CS10 Cordless Headset

Go, Granny, Go

Use family to personalize your advertising

Tax Time

Reviews of Quicken's TurboTax, KCSL's X-Portal Findware, EarthLink 5.0 and Shelf Logic 2000

High On Miles

Kicking the point addiction

Healthy Choice

Insurance companies? Who needs 'em?

Taking Stock

The SEC eases the financial burden of employee stock offerings.

Fast Track

Determining how international financial markets impact U.S. investors

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

Of course, they didn't have project management software.

Safety In Numbers

911 . . . anywhere, any time

Wired Guides

Take a tour online before you travel.

To the Last Drop

Good ideas are hard to come by--so milk yours for all they're worth.

Pick A Topic

. . any topic. And take it to the Web. Chances are, you'll be right on target.

Never Say Never

From engineer to entrepreneur--who would have thought?

Bulk Rate

More market for your money

Shiny, Happy Employees

A new program shows how to create 'em and how to keep `em.

What's New

This is what's going on at The HoneyBaked Ham Company, Ace Hardware Corp. and Interim Services Inc.

Sweet and Savory

The Midwest's king of sweets is spicing up its menu.

Home Alone

When the franchisees are in charge...

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

Changing the way venture capital firms look at women

Having an Open-Book Policy

Enough with the secrets--give your key employees the financial information they need to help you run a successful business.

Steak Your Claim

The Great Steak & Potato Company is looking for a few good franchisees.

Wise Buys

Review of PitneyWorks

Web Site

Demographic information

Buyer Beware

Purchasing a company? Avoid the mistakes that could ruin your business.

Make a Statement

If you want to motivate prospects and customers, show them the benefits.

Fast Track

Personal gift-shopping Web site

Web Rewards

Ready to jump on the Internet bandwagon? You'd better be in it for the long haul.

O Canada

Why it makes good sense to sell to the Great White North

Poisoned Property

Find out what toxic waste is lurking on your land before you buy--and avoid footing the bill to clean it up later.

A Woman's Wage

...is three quarters a man's wage--and Uncle Sam says that ain't right.

Checking IDs

What's in Mom's maiden name? Big bucks for crooks

A Good Rejection

''No'' isn't always a dirty word...sometimes it can even get you a loan.

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