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November 2001

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November 2001

Entrepreneur | November 2001
November 2001
Entrepreneur Magazine

Forever Young

Even a reluctant economy can't curb the drive and ambition of these young millionaires.

Wait Here

Tips for getting on that flight before next Christmas

Balance of Power

Low energy costs and falling prices are on your side if you choose LCDs over CRTs.

Shut Up, Already!

A surefire way to learn the value of listening: Give the incessant chatter a break.

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Corporate Comforts

The right relationship with a corporate insider can bring out the best in both worlds.

Snip, Snip

Cut the technology budget--but don't let your business get stuck in the stone age.

It's a Gift

Grab your Santa suit and load your sack with all the useful gadgets and goodies that will help your clients remember you in the new year.

"I'll See You in Court!"

Investors don't just cut their losses and go home anymore-now they call their lawyers.

To Your Stealth

Send your PR operatives and undercover product lovers deep into customer territory.

Face Forward

Hey, watch where you're going, buddy! Opportunity abounds on the road ahead.

New Age

Want a grown-up company? Get a grown-up marketing strategy.

Flash 11/01

New extreme sports, modernized pogo sticks and owls as the latest home décor motif

Out-of-Towners

On the road, in the air, in and out of hotels-with the right gear and the best deals, you'll forget that you even have an office.

Fed Up?

Slow pay, bundled contracts, low profits . . . is government contracting even worth it?

Bill Fishkin

29, editor-in-chief and publisher of <i>Synthesis Weekly</i> in Chico, California

Olden Days

Will the stock market suffer as boomers use investments to live on in retirement?

Fixer-Upper

If you see it's got plenty of potential, you can get that clunker of a business off the lot and running in no time.

Tech Buzz 11/01

Flat-panel monitors of the future and why tech is hot in the nation's capital

Caffeine-Free

We help a 3-pot-a-day java junkie kick his habit-or at least postpone it for a week.

What's Your Type?

The e-mail font you choose says a lot about you.

Natural Order

Customers get their products, clients get their services-but the environment is still waiting on its big shipment of respect.

Pump Grump?

Cut what you spend on gas by cutting the gas you spend.

Mixing It Up

They may not have the numbers yet, but women are making waves in the traditionally all-boy world of franchising.

Getting Cozy

Offices may become a distant memory once the wide-open workplace comes to town.

Can't Find Your Way?

Congress may offer a guide through the labyrinth of federal regulations.

Boys Will <i>Not</i> Be Boys

Lewdness and rudeness can be a mess for your business-even without mixed company.

It Figures 11/01

An increase in health promotion programs, the effects of poor customer service and more

A Real Handful

The 3-in-1 PC-EPhone can help you consolidate your gadgets.

In the Out Door

Does outsourcing leave your computer system wide open to hackers?

e-Lobbying

A presidential sex scandal got their nonprofit off the ground. Now their 300,000 politically conscious members keep it going.

8 Ways to Make Your Startup Message Contagious

Implement these viral-marketing tactics, and the diagnosis will be strictly incurable success.

Swimming in IT

Surveys show your techies are up to their necks in work and going under. Toss 'em a life raft or something, will ya?

Pumping Up Your Client List

Turn a 98-pound weakling business into a profit powerhouse in 3 easy steps!

Everybody's Little Helper

You don't have to make things to make money. Just help people get things done and rake in the bucks!

Singular Sensation

It's your best product. Actually, it's your <I>only</I> product. But you can still get big retailers to take notice.

The Kindest Cut

Sure, Oprah cut the feet off her pantyhose, but she's not the one making money off 'em.

What's New

Offering an alternative to high-priced hair color

Home Again . . . and Again

Buy homes, fix 'em, sell 'em: How these franchisees make money

From the Ground Up

This franchisee didn't just wing it: He learned how to run a fast-food restaurant by working there first.

Hail to the (Plastic) Chief!

No recount needed-this presidential doll made her maker a winner.

"Let's Do Lunch!"

The art of negotiating, tinseltown style

Say What?

How to get customers buzzing about your business

Selling Points

Catchy phrases become clich�s because they're true. Take a look at these 6 sales maxims and see if you agree.

Marketing Buzz 11/01

Tattoos: the new deal-closers, and the marketing benefits of event sponsorships

Hey, Good Lookin'!

Every customer's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed salesperson.

Off the Records

When it comes to what's in your employees' medical records, keep your questions to yourself. The less you know, the better.

Need a Hand?

Sure, employees would be nice. But what kind and what for?

Diamond Minds

You'll have to work for it, but knowledge is your best shot at success.

Management Buzz 11/01

The case against employers winning discrimination lawsuits and how to rally your employees after a layoff

Fallen Branches

When subsidiaries fail on their own, how do you bring them back into the fold?

Reading, Write-Offs and 'Rithmetic

Saving for schooling now can be tax-free.

Can I Get a Little Help Here?

You need experience to hit up investors, but no one said it had to be your own.

Little by Little

Ultra-small caps by the handful

Money Buzz 11/01

Smart stock tips in a bear market and a new private placement exchange for businesses seeking capital

In-Out Privileges

Is your business a revolving door for limited partners? As long as the money is there, don't worry if they come and go as they please.

Display of Affection

They're affordable and easy on the eyes-literally. What's not to love about LCDs?

Gear 11/01

A new 100GB hard drive and the latest WAP-enabled phone for worldwide communications

Guaranteed Results

Entrepreneurs are buying prime locations in search-engine results. Should you?

Hot Disks 11/01

A word processor for Palm-based handhelds, keeping tabs on your employees' whereabouts and more

Cool Clicks 11/01

Get a second opinion on your Web site plus business studies and reports from Amazon

In Wireless We Trust

Which Americans use mobile technology the most?

IM Is In

Talk on the phone without moving your lips.

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