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July 2001

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July 2001

Entrepreneur | July 2001
July 2001
Entrepreneur Magazine

Jackpot!

Why bet the farm on an unknown VC when you can find a source with the funds and know-how you need to take your business to the big-money table?

The Penguin's Revenge

Look out, Microsoft. Linux may soon power more servers than you.

Money Buzz 7/01

Available help if you're having trouble closing a financial deal, repeal pending for Depression-era bank law and investing in the bond market

Experience Counts

Finding stability in an unstable market

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Lie Down With Dogs . . .

And you'll end up with some mighty hefty fees.

Rock Bottom

Bankruptcy reform aimed at system abusers might make it impossible for struggling businesses to get out of the hole.

Mass Appeal

Reaching consumers nationwide is this restaurateur's plan for her healthy fast-food business. What will it take?

Now or Never

Busy customers won't wait around for help. Before you become a dotcom statistic, consider opening the lines of communication.

You've Got . . . an Ad?

Advertising hits the wireless Web.

Easy on the Eyes

Sick of squinting at those tiny screens?

Tech Buzz 7/01

Congressional bills that could affect your business, dial-up modems and more

Fair Game

What to know about your loans before buying another business

Cool Clicks 7/01

Check your commute before you hit the road and launching a virtual press room

Hot Disks 7/01

Reviews of E-mail Gatekeeper, Outlook Mobile Manager and RealBridge 3.0

Gear 7/01

Staying organized with the Palm OS and pint-sized printers

Lean and Mean

When it comes to saving your business's time and money, thin is in.

It Figures 7/01

What online shoppers in the U.S. want, "smart" U.S. cities and more

Calendar 7/01

Check out these trade shows, expos and seminars.

Something Ventured

From angels to vcs, new roads for investment capital continue to open up.

Loosen Up!

If every hour of every day is all planned out, you may actually be hurting your business.

Word Games

Don't let yourself get tangled in the other side's tricky talk.

Don't Make Yourself Comfortable

Remember your pals in high school--the ones who wrote "Don't ever change!" in your yearbook? For your business' sake, forget them.

Where Do You Stand?

Some say the new administration isn't exactly oozing with support for new start-ups; some say help is on the way. So what's the truth?

Hang Gliding

Jumping off a cliff at 3,000 feet? Why <i>wouldn't</i> you start this business?

Open Sesame

You don't need a secret password to get through your prospects' doors. All it really takes is a good strategy.

Show and Sell

Give your potential customers front-row seats for your ads with rich e-mail.

Who Wants to Know? You Do.

Conducting a survey online is cheap and fast--and you can do it yourself.

Writing a Slogan

When it comes to making your mark, finding the right catch phrase is half the battle.

Golden Girl

When granny talks, people listen.

Worse Left Unsaid

Make sure employees tell you what's on their minds, especially in a downturn.

Management Buzz 7/01

Parent-friendly business and tax breaks when you help your commuting workers

The Bright Side

When moments of truth become moments of opportunity

When Ignorance Isn't Bliss

What do you do with an employee who is incompetent but can't see it?

Regulatory Rumble

The successful movement to stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule shows how you can help shape the federal regulatory process-and maybe avoid a pain in the neck.

Money in the eBank

Online banks still battle consumer distrust.

My Bad!

You've just accidentally burned your office down: coverage for when it's not the landlord's problem.

Money Order

Venture capital is within reach, but you have to work for it. Follow these steps to that deal-closing handshake.

You Suck!

Don't take it personally: That's just post-dotcom backlash talking. Or is it?

It's Lies! All Lies!

Those legendary business stories could be just that.

Air Share

How does going in halfsies on a corporate jet sound?

'Tis the Season

Why wait 6 months when the Southern Hemisphere is ripe now?

Carlton Calvin

39, president of Razor USA LLC, in Cerritos, California

Wire Not?

Check out this hands-free, wire-free headset.

Brand Anew

When a company no longer does what its name promises, it's time to change names and market like hell.

Car Loves Driver

Let your vehicle nurture you during those long commutes.

Lost Count

The U.S. Census Bureau gets stingier about classifying businesses as women-owned.

Seasoned Greetings

Good morning. Welcome to <I>Entrepreneur</I> magazine . . . sorry, needed some practice.

Bad Influence

Senate sends message: hands off the office of advocacy

Money Talks

The billionaires want to keep paying estate taxes. What do you want?

Seems Like Yesterday

2001 already? Must be time for '90s nostalgia...and we were barely over the '80s!

Loophole Lotto

Next time you write a check to the IRS, you may wonder whether you really have to.

Want Fries With That?

Is this the aftermath of a <i>Three Stooges</i> pie fight or just the latest spa trend?

Home Fires Burning

Spark nationwide success for your product with some sales fuel from your local neighborhood stores.

"Oh, Yeah? Prove It!"

Bringing both sides of the patent issue together to find the truth about prior art

Piece Treaty?

Global interests may soon discover that breaking up the Web is hard to do.

What's New

Things popping up and sitting up (arf!) in franchising today

Feedback

Letters from our readers

What's That Smell?

With the fragrances (like tomato and dirt) this fashion-student-turned-fragrance-mogul has concocted, it could be anything. But we're betting it's the sweet smell of success.

Good Thinking

Lonely burden of innovation wearing you down? Tap the entrepreneurial zeal in your employees, and they'll start pitching ideas faster than you can implement them.

At a Loss?

Never fear. Here's all the pumping, priming and know-how you need to lift yourself from the pink-slipped masses and turn the loss of your job into a business even your former employer will envy.

Finishing Touches

Your site is almost complete...but first figure out how Web surfers will find it and what they'll see when they get there.

Food for Thought

Even the crankiest reporter can't resist a news release full of local flavor and entrepreneurial spice.

Quick Change

How fast can you make a million? For these companies, the answer was one year. But who knows? Maybe <i>you</i> could do it in less.

Designing Women

A "by women, for women, about women" attitude is making this greeting card company a success.

Group Effort

It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur: Meet the chief.

Seller Beware

Tips to keep retail buyers from kicking your product to the curb

Burning Question

What was your first big buy after starting your company?

MBA 101

Business school showed them a perfect market: business school students.

Franchise-Me-Downs

Franchisors are refranchising their company-owned units and selling them to you. Is that a good thing?

Take a Chill Pill

Bahama Buck's is making the big bucks with flavored ice.

Summertime Sell

If you can wait out the winter months, a frozen-dessert franchise could be a hot seller for you, too.

Marketing Buzz 7/01

Promoting your business through community concierge services and cheap publicity

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