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February 2001

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February 2001

Entrepreneur | February 2001
February 2001
Entrepreneur Magazine

Raising the Dead

Is that ear-piercing peal the sound of your company flatlining? Clear! We've got 1,700 volts of insight that could turn your business around.

Found It!

Looking for a UPS package? Whip out your trusty PDA.

California

Nurturing creativity in Los Angeles County

The Vow Factor

How one dotcom survives--and thrives--in the ultracompetitive wedding market

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Now In Theaters

Creative marketers take to the silver screen.

Magic Touch

High-tech kiosks let you interact with customers in real time.

Web Site

A one-stop shopping spot for marketing e-services

Get Uncomfortable

Nobody ever became a success sitting still in the cushy confines of the same ol', same ol'.

Pacemakers

In deal-making, the clock is mightier than even the pen.

Wag Your Tale

If the anecdotes you hear are better indicators of your success and ideals than the facts and figures, you have the makings of a storied business.

On The Dol

Unemployment for newborns

Selling the Family Business

Is it time for the family and the business to go their separate ways?

Crime And A Half

Learn what the Fair Labor Standards Act says about wages and overtime-and avoid breaking the law.

Surfing For Cover

Ready to buy anything and everything online? Even insurance?

Motion Commotion

Changes in OSHA's final ergonomics rule fail to satisfy small businesses.

Scheming Off the Top?

Congress takes steps to uncover businesses' secret stash.

Pile It On

Your business has grown beyond a basic insurance policy. Now what?

Bon Voyage!

Sending employees <i>over there</i> starts with a little work <i>right here</i>.

People Power?

You develop property, you develop product, but do you develop your workers?

When You Gotta Go

You don't want to leave your business, but will you be ready if you have to?

. . . Of A Feather

Your community needs you, but what-and-where is it?

Rejecting The Fear Of Rejection

Take the first step toward getting things done by facing your fears.

Business Idea: Salsa Dancing

Even if you have two left feet, this Latin rhythm can be big biz.

Become a Sales Expert Without Leaving Your Chair

Our picks for the best sales and marketing Web sites around

To LLC Or Not To LLC?

If this is the question you're trying to answer, our Legal Expert can help you decide if this business form is right for you.

Bosses From Hell.And What You Can Learn From Them

You may hate your old bosses like Lucifer, but you can learn from them. Just don't join their minions.

7 Investor Presentation Pitfalls

Silicon Valley venture capitalists dish the dirt on the biggest blunders you could make during a presentation to investors.

What's Next? Online Banks.

This is not your father's checking account. Today's online business banking services do the work for you so you can get back to business as usual.

All Kidding Aside

Is a generation of busy, booming entrepreneurs spawning the next generation of messed-up kids?

When I Grow Up . . .

What these entrepreneurs wanted to be when they were young

As Seen On TV

Couch potato kids make the best entrepreneurs.

Game Over?

Weekend get-togethers, mandatory participation--boy, your workplace fun is starting to seem like . . . work.

G'Day!

Well? How g' was it?

Leased Of All

The price is cheap when you're paying the rent by paying back to the community.

401(k)bps

Dialing in to the Web for employee retirement plans

Pearly Gates

New society aims to keep you out of moneyless purgatory.

Fast Track

How one company's unique way of raising money is getting them the capital they need to grow their business

Tug-O-War

Wrestling capital from investors online doesn't have to be so hard.

First Strike

Does the early bird get the loan?

Renaissance Entrepreneur

With a little reading, you could be wise as a prophet, innovative as a rebel and too clever for spies.

Delaware & Nevada

Easy ways to further your education

SBA Loans

Program makes borrowing money cheaper

What's New

The latest happenings at Zaio.com, Aura Shop and WorkSafe by Regulatory Solutions

Wise Buys

Product reviews of of 3-D Web technology from Viewpoint and gift functionality from WishClick

Compact Confusion

Ultra-lights, handhelds, Pocket PCs: You want a portable, but what does it all mean?

Mexican Net Dance

The true north of e-business success might point due south.

Contract Sport

A few tips to improve your game--and help you win corporate contracts

Frequent Liars

Will these airline booking strategies fly?

Road Notes

New services from Uniglobe.com and Biztravel.com

Fleeting Thoughts

Consider fleet leasing before you purchase your next armada of cars.

Spotlight On: Lincoln Ls

A closer look at this midsize sporty sedan

For Richer, for Broker

This isn't selling vintage Cracker Jack boxes on eBay. VR Business Brokers brokers <i>businesses</i>. Get that? Whole businesses!

Takin' It to 'Em

Franchises help consumers too busy to cook, too tired to drive--and sick of pizza.

Kentucky Boon

One couple finds hands-on work and plenty of dough.

Analyze This

Keep your dotcom alive-with competitive intelligence.

Wanted: Lendees

A lender ready for your loan application--and giving answers in 5 days or less

Real World

Field trips to local businesses score an A+ with kids.

Fine Print

The best ad phrases have already been written.

Set Your Sites

If you can't see the benefits of the Web, adjust your outlook.

Zzzzzz . . .

Worried your product will be a bore to consumers who think they've seen it all before? A good marketing strategy will let you rest easy.

Harry Potter And . . .

. . . the trials of growing a business . . . the rewards of independence and ownership. Behind the magic and the mystery hides an entrepreneurial tale. Join the initiated and learn what Harry has to say about doing business.

Sacrificial Rites

In the ceremony we call entrepreneurship, it's often family, friends and finances that end up on the altar.

Suitable For Framing

Brother's MFC-9200c multifunctional device

A Quick Plug

The next generation of USB

Toy Or Tool?

Two not-so-necessary Net appliances

Name That Company

If you're trying to decide what to call your new e-business, take a hint from these creative folks.

Sick Of Spam?

Change your diet with nifty newsletters.

Bargain Hunter

Use this shopping bot to search for low-price tech gear.

Sell Mate

Need to polish your sales skills? Check out this information-packed site.

Digging For Data

Here's your source for random data delivered ASAP.

Federal Facts

This comprehensive site can tell you almost anything you want to know about Uncle Sam.

Fast Facts

Internet and technology statistics

A Rad Pad

IBM's ThinkPad i1300 (71U) notebook

Peep Peep

In a business climate where the line between laying the golden egg and becoming poultry is a fine one, can an incubator provide the help you need?

Mobile Mailbox

Research In Motion Limited's BlackBerry Wireless E-Mail Solution

DSL Fuel

Does DSL have enough gas to overtake cable in the broadband race?

Web Site

For landline, wireless and DSL options, check out this handy site.

High Maintenance

Symantec's SystemWorks is a virtual handyman for your PC.

Sync or Swim

LapLink.com's latest file management tool makes online storage faster and easier.

Broom Gloom

McAfee's UnInstaller 6.0 probably won't sweep you off your feet.

New Releases

Product revews of Documents To Go from DataViz, PhotoGenetics 2.0 from Qbeo and iVista 3.0 personal webcasting software

Web Site

To help you compare software programs, this site offers the info you need.

Servers With a Smile

Home-brewing your Web site? Let's go server shopping.

Weathering The Storm

Employees jumping ship for the stability of a brick-and-mortar? Try these tips for finding-and keeping-the good ones in these trying times.

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