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December 2002

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December 2002

Entrepreneur | December 2002
December 2002
Entrepreneur Magazine

Get 'Em While They're Hot

On the lookout for the latest and greatest opportunities for 2003

The Enforcers

The RFA is no longer something to be ignored.

Off on Holiday?

Not likely. Seasonal sales will be stronger than ever. Is your site ready for the rush?

Hot Disks 12/02

A contact management program with Web access, easy credit checks and more

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Cool Clicks 12/02

Online tradeshow tips and resources; a job site for privacy-related positions

Now in Color

If you want to ditch your monochrome display, it'll cost you.

It's Got Wings!

But will Linux desktops ever get off the ground in a Windows-dominated world?

It Figures 12/02

The latest stats on companies' e-mail response times, how the Web influences business decision-makers, and more

Glad <I>That's</I> Over

The star of <i>Startup.com</i> has taken failure in stride and is moving on to better things.

Connect the Daughters

Sons aren't the only offspring taking over family businesses.

Insult to Injury?

Is the Supreme Court letting some of the air out of the ADA?

Find a Way

The path to putting your people on track

Bidding War

eBay may be just the place for that old business that you're not using anymore.

Shelf Life

Making the leap from the TV screen to the retail aisles is all about your brand image.

Pay What?!

Net users aren't giving up their cash without a fight. How do you persuade them?

Tech Buzz 12/02

Stamp-sized storage cards for digital cameras and PDAs; notebooks powered by desktop processors

Neat Car

All the accessories you need for your organizer on wheels

Mary Margaret Cannon

48, founder of Sacred Season Ltd. in New York City

Aid Package

Is a little decision-making help needed to complete your employees' retirement plans?

That'll Be Extra

Fees, fees and more fees--don't pay what you don't have to.

Who's Up?

Searching high and low for the next Bill Gates

Now You Hear It

Now that Napster's gone, we're left wondering how Listen.com not only survives but thrives.

Retailiatory Strike

Don't let the big boxes win without a fight. There's plenty of room for start-ups to make their mark in retail.

All New

Be the first on the block with one of these fresh opportunities.

Vegas, Baby!

Care to let your entrepreneurial fortunes ride out in the Nevada desert?

Stop Dreaming-Start Your New Business Now

Ready to get your head out of the clouds and make that business dream a reality? Find your inspiration, focus on the goal and take it one step at a time.

Get Your Tax Straight

All the last-minute financial secrets you'll need to get out from under some of that tax burden before 2002 comes to a close.

Words to the Wise

Glean pearls of wisdom from this entrepreneur's experience.

Music Lessons

How can this nonprofit rock camp for girls keep rolling? The experts compare notes.

Maxed Out

Don't let a little thing like bad credit history get in the way of your entrepreneurial dreams.

One of a Kind?

Make your product conform to break away from the norm.

Enjoy Your Meal!

It would be rude <i>not</i> to play with your food at this entrepreneur's creative, family-friendly restaurant.

What's New 12/02

The pickings are plush in this critter country.

Never Say Die

How a family beat the odds (and the weather) to improve a franchise

Face the Facts

Smacking the reader with the cold, hard truth can give your ad a strong punch.

To the Letter

Cover your butt and get it in writing to really seal the deal.

Fishing for Trouble

Try too hard to hook your customers, and you risk sending them reeling with anger.

Soothe Operator

Word-of-mouth was the cure for discouragement.

Get Smart!

Just how marketing-savvy are you? Take this quick quiz and find out.

Marketing Buzz 1202

How best to sell nonessential goods; are you networking or wine tasting?

Have a Little Class

Small-business newbies can learn the ropes online.

No Experience Necessary

Hiring novice sales reps may save you money, but are they worth the time and effort?

Start Your Engines

Is reliable transportation what your business needs to get it where it needs to go? Look no further than our special guide to commercial vehicles.

Green Acres

Not enough money to be a land baron? Why not invest in real estate funds instead?

Shred of Evidence

Learn a lesson from Arthur Andersen: Destroying documents makes you look bad.

Not Hiring

Pretending you didn't get their resumes is no way to deal with rejection. Applicants need to know when it's over.

Management Buzz 12/02

When--and when not--to use humor; planning for the birth of your employees' children

Group Dynamics

Joining a trade association could set your business's agenda in motion.

Out With the Bad, In With the Good

Forget about LIFO's poor reputation--find out how the IRS is making it better for you.

Going Somewhere?

Keeping a financial road map in your company's back pocket is always a capital idea.

Money Buzz 12/02

Targeted 401ks, real estate IRAs and more

No Mercy

Are VCs sucking the life out of your business? Maybe you're better off without them.

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