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February 2003

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February 2003

Entrepreneur | February 2003
February 2003
Entrepreneur Magazine

Net Meeting

Let us introduce you to the most important people on the Internet. If you think you know e-commerce consumers, this might surprise you.

You Are What They Eat

A how-to for the budding restaurateur

It Figures 02/03

Online-ad trends, personal use of the Internet at work, a look at how small businesses are cutting their budgets, and more

What's the Story?

If you're in the market for a trustworthy IT consultant, work your connections and find out.

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Gear 02/03

A space-saving LCD; an external drive that lets you password-protect your disks

Serve and Project

Big on features and small in size, the latest portable projectors are at every mobile warrior's beck and call.

Hot Disks 02/03

Getting organized, voice navigation and more

It's PayPal Time

Online retailers are discovering that alternative payment services fit their businesses to a "T."

Ring It Up

Giving new meaning to the term "pay phone"

Band Aid

Dual-band adapters give the best of both worlds.

Digital Fridge

Employees can munch and work on the Web at the same time with this time-saver.

I Dream of Genes

Meet a man with the courage to see human genetics as the business opportunity it is.

Proof Positive

Want the full benefits of a woman-owned business? Get your company certified.

Playing Well With Others

Being the boss is tough. Do your employees wish you'd get an attitude adjustment?

Animal Instincts

Discovering your company's combat style can lead to more productive conflicts.

Trust Me?

If employees can't answer "yes," this book can help you.

Vulture Capital

You can't beat the big creditors to the bones of a bankrupt client, so what do you do?

Who New?

The top 50 latest additions to the world of franchising

Beggar's Market

This business got some fast cash the old-fashioned way: The owners begged for it.

Board Games

Scared your board may be up to no good? Take a hard look at who's serving on it.

New-Car Smell

See what you think of these never-before-seen models.

Is It Real?

Reality is quickly becoming outdated. Can virtual reality make your business better?

Take It Outside

Should you outsource the business processes you can't handle to another country?

Diversifying Your Business

Want to know one surefire method to keep your business growing? It's high time you diversified.

Natalie Chanin & Enrico Marone-Cinzano

41, 39, co-founders of Project Alabama in Florence, Alabama

Safety First

Can your business travelers defend themselves?

Snowe Days

Ushering in a new leader at the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

Stay Home?

If the great global future of business is here, so far it's not much to look at. Are you trying to find a path to international success in today's world economy?

I'll Take Seconds

Consumers' good memories have them clamoring for the brands they used to love.

There's Risk Involved

Can risking your life on a mountainside make you a better entrepreneur?

Head to Head

Where do you stand in the midst of the printer and Ink showdown between Dell and HP?

Road to Ambition

What's it really like to buy a franchise? Read part one of our ongoing series following one couple's exciting trek to entrepreneurial success.

Getting Customer Referrals

Persuading your customers to refer you to their friends isn't as hard as you think.

Novel Opportunity

A big deal puts a small publisher on the map.

No-Fail e-Mail

The art of writing e-mail marketing messages is a valuable one. So why haven't you mastered it yet?

Don't I Know You?

Affiliates can be your best friends--that is, if you treat them right.

Altered State

Don't restrict your ads to the same clich├ęd images. Break away with visual special effects to create more bite.

A Perfect Fit

This jack-of-all-trades became a master of one: real estate.

Wedding Planner

Playing matchmaker for brides and businesses

What's New 2/03

Heeding the call for the latest cell phone goodies

Marketing Buzz 2/03

Advertising on pizza boxes; getting your business in the world record books

Never-Ending Stories

Here's the tale of one entrepreneur who refused to close the book on her favorite out-of-print classics.

Got a New Idea?

If the answer is "not really," don't worry; just buy the rights to someone else's invention and reap the profits. Now that's a bright idea.

Big Deal! Now What?

Congratulations, you've scored a huge client. Now the real work can begin.

Read All About It

What goes on in the VC world? One magazine tells it like it is.

Kids Say the Darndest Things

. . . Especially if you ask what they think of your product.

Tall Tales

Don't believe everything you hear about starting a business.

Match Made in Heaven

How do you approach a potential partner without stepping on anybody's toes?

The Mental Picture

Bringing your definition of creativity into focus

Solid Backing

Even SBICs feel this economy, but they may have the resources to make your deal work.

World of Opportunity

Domestic funds tasting sour? Try some international flavor.

The Man With the Plan

It's time to decide what kind of financial planner you need.

You Need a Raise

No use paying yourself less. The IRS is cracking down on disguised dividends.

Worth a Try

Who knows what's going to work? So put as many ideas as you can to the test.

Management Buzz 2/03

How elder caregiving affects your business; closing the door on an employee tax scam

Employee Interrupted

Would employees get more done if they were unavailable every now and then?

Imperfect Fit

What to do when your nonstandard business meets your standard insurance

Money Buzz 2/03

A 401(k) option for entrepreneurs, getting capital from an IRA and more

Protecting Your Trademark Overseas

If you want a global empire, you'll have to tackle international trademark protection.

Put It There

This entrepreneur will never find his pockets empty--no matter how many of them he has.

Hot for Cold Calls

It's a red-hot marketing tool. But how do you get reps to warm up to picking up the phone?

Talk of the Town

Think your city is too small to build a business in? How does population 650 sound?

Bend the Rules

Are overtime laws too rigid? congress is looking at ways to increase their flexibility.

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