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December 2001

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December 2001

Entrepreneur | December 2001
December 2001
Entrepreneur Magazine

Sweat Rewards

We've got the hots for you: Hot businesses, hot opportunities, hot markets, hot trends. Grab a cold drink, because 2002 is gonna be a scorcher.

Get Happy

Meet a company in desperate need of some deep-tissue branding.

Money Buzz 12/01

SBA-administered New Markets Venture Capital Program underway, relief for companies with reservist employees called into active duty, and more

(W)inner City

When it comes to untapped entrepreneurial potential, the city's where it's at.

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Get Your Clicks

With a digital camera, there's no more standing around scanning photos. The downside? No more exciting drives to the fotomat.

Tech Buzz 12/01

Save money at computer outlet stores and a new smart phone from Microsoft

Gear 12/01

A portable note-taker and a wires-free cell phone headset

Hot Disks 12/01

Enhance your networking capabilities with Windows XP, plus scheduling software

Winter of Your Content

Even with recent events, your e-tailing site can do well this season.

Speak & Dial

Will cell phone voice recognition catch on?

Positive ID

Trouble tracking inventory? Tag it like a wild animal.

True Blue

New products prove Bluetooth wasn't a figment of the tech industry's imagination.

It Figures 12/01

An increase in online ad spending, employee job satisfaction, office betting pools and more

I've Got an Idea!

You can get one, too, if you just learn to brainstorm a little more like Doug Hall.

Who's to Judge?

Wait and see what Bush does for women entrepreneurs. And wait . . . and wait . . .

The Lowdown on Money Market Funds

Get a quick piece of the action with money market funds.

Senior Year

Is the senior market coming of age in 2002? It is . . . if you know how to reach it.

You're History

As history repeats itself, pick which role you want to play.

Pad About

The 1-1/2-pound QuickPad Pro laptop lightens your load.

Americas the Beautiful

The opportunities in Central and South American culture will make your mouth water.


Take a ride in luxury's other lap.

Free at Last

You no longer have to be up to your "S" in regulations.

Teen Green

Position your business to sell teenagers what they'll just <i>die</i> if they can't have.

It's Child's Play

How many piggy banks do you have to break to make a $300 billion kids' market?

Denise Lasprogata

28, president of DLL LLC in New York City

Big in Japan

Forget Honda, Fujitsu and Sony--take your next big cue from Tokyo's teenage girls.


Time for entrepreneurs to cash in their most valued commodity: Spirit

Flash 12/01

Avon enters the teen market, tossed-to-order salads and eBay on TV

Can You Learn to Start a Business?

In a word, yes. But if you're at all serious about entrepreneurship, you'll learn there's much more to start-up than classrooms and homework.

Clean Break

A trade show spurred their soapy sales.

I'm New Here

Meet 'em at the door: the latest franchise opportunities!

Hiring Help

You've got a product but no customers yet? That's where sales reps come in.

Who's Steering the Ship?

A new study says you are the captain of your own destiny.

Mind Your Mentors

If you're looking for great advice on starting a business, ask those who've "been there, done that."

Double Your Pleasure

One is never enough: Is another successful product just what your company needs to grow?

Attention, Shoppers!

Paco Underhill knows what they look at, what they buy and why, so get ready to put a huge dent in the concept of customers' free will.

Boys, Go Wash Up!

Two Georgia entrepreneurs prove that southern gentlemen-and their cars-clean up real nice.

What's New

Reducing health-care costs for corporate clients

Law & Pretzels

A title like that might not make for a very exciting TV show, but it's this ex-lawyer's life story.

Home(town) Decor

While she was off in Chicago, Green Bay grew up--and became the perfect spot for her business.

Pass or Fail?

2001 was a fickle beast, reserving a different attitude for each business that faced it, but whether it was a banner year or a bust, it did share its wisdom-and we're here to pass those lessons on.

Using His Noodles

With a vision of bringing Asian street food to the American public, this former restaurant manager may have hit on the next big thing.

You Name It

"Sorry, what did you say your name was again?" That's the one question you don't want people asking about your business.

Mail Me Not

E-mail's good, but to hash out a deal, you need to get personal.

Addled Ads

Marketing moves <I>not</I> to make

Meeting a New Customer

Four simple ways to make your meeting with that new customer a success.

Marketing Buzz 12/01

Proving your company's longevity, discounted magazine ads and inexpensive rich media e-mail marketing

Down, Not Out

Your reps not selling like they used to? Don't worry-they can be rehabilitated.

Bitten by an ASP?

There's no worry if you've taken the right precautions.

Steal a Look?

Think you can learn about good Web design by stealing ideas from other people's sites? Copyright law would have to disagree.

Who's Paying?

Should you choose to pay your employees a "living wage" today? Tomorrow, the decision may not be yours to make.

Wild Ideas

Nature's calling, and it has a lot of good thoughts on building your business.

ISO a Go-Go

More companies comply with ISO than ever before-not necessarily because they want to. What will pleasing your clients cost your business?

Management Buzz 12/01

The allure of seasoned executives and time-sensitive relaxation tips

Plug & Pay

The IRS is now taking your money online.

Worth the Price You Pay?

If your search for venture capital feels like it's getting out of hand, maybe you don't need their money after all.

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