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The Thrill of the Chase
Nowadays, it seems venture capitalists are an endangered species, but your chances of finding VC funding are better than you think. We'll help you track down investors with our 3rd Annual VC 100.
Seeing Is Believing
Camera-phones bring business into focus with instant and cost-effective images.
Second Time Around
These Internet pioneers hope to prove that lightning really does strike twice.
Keep up with emerging trends, industry leaders, and strategies for success from the comfort of your own home or on the go with a print and digital magazine subscription.
What do you really need, and what can you live without?
How should restaurateurs deal with the weighty problem of customers' obesity?
Law firm mergers may give you more room to negotiate legal fees.
How to turn your business into a hot commodity
In the Balance
Learn the factors banks really weigh when setting loan terms.
Even if you don't run a family business, there's something to be learned from them.
Lori & Ryan Pacchiano
32, 23, co-founders of High Maintenance Bitch in Seattle
We've got your summer reading list--books to inspire you, from women entrepreneurs.
Can you make a difference and make your business work, too? This entrepreneur says yes.
It Figures 07/03
Americans' personal finance situation, which racial group produces the most college graduates and more
The computer phone is still a thing of the future, but IP telephony will deliver better ways to beam up to your enterprise today.
Now coming to a printer near you-files from a cellphone or PDA
Maybe all your 802.11b network needs is a boost.
At Their Service
Although money's tight, don't even think about skimping on good online-customer support.
Hot Disks 07/03
The latest in data recovery software, contact management applications and more
You'd better not hold your breath waiting for retirement plan reform.
A flexible keyboard you can roll up and put away
For low-wage workers, overtime may get more lucrative.
Where's Big Brother?
Orwell's nightmare won't be coming to the Internet anytime soon.
An Unsure Thing
Can't pay your federal tax bill? Don't count on the IRS offer-in-compromise program to help.
Can't Win for Losing
A mutual fund tax quirk limits your capital losses.
Taking on some venture debt after a round of VC can give you more bang for your buck.
Fit to Commit
This small-cap value fund wants investors for the long haul.
Money Buzz 07/03
Joining the hedge fund fray; helping your employees become homeowners
The SBA may give its underused 504 loan program a face lift. How will that help you?
The Wi-Fi revolution is coming. Find out how your business can get in on the ground floor and rope in profits.
Secrets to Success
Yes, you can be a successful franchisee--our insiders and experts tell you how.
What to Do With a Major Windfall
That unexpected windfall may feel like winning the lottery, but if you aren't careful, it could wreak havoc on your business.
Prove Your Worth
Forget the stock market. The best way to build wealth is to invest in your own company. And now's the time to show the world what your business is made of.
Know Thy Enemy
Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to your competition.
Where should you focus your online marketing? Try the office.
Is it too much of a stretch to get your prospect to read a headline the length of your arm?
Food for Thought
With a new twist on familiar snack foods, this entrepreneur has success in the bag.
Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Best of Both Worlds
Yes, it is possible to balance passionate creativity and no-nonsense business.
It's Who You Know
Talk about your firm at all times, and you might reach the ears (or head) of a famous client.
Make It Snappy
Learn the valuable art of the one-page pitch.
Join the multichannel marketing revolution, and get ready to pump up your sales.
Your store may not be a big, city-slicker business, but even a small-town shop can still get customers through its doors.
Standing on Their Own
After years of dreaming, this couple decides to go it alone with their own Woody's Hot Dogs kiosk.
One seasoned land developer puts his experience to good use.
What's New 07/03
Helping high school athletes get their big breaks
Sending Out an SOS
Our franchisees just hit an iceberg in negotiating their land deal. Will they be able to keep it afloat?
Give 'Em the Sack
Two entrepreneurs pack in the profits with treat bags for the rich and famous.
Hey, Listen Up!
Plugging in to what others have to say can spark new ideas for your business.
Finning the Flames
With a flash of creativity, you can swim circles around the competition.
Reaching out to the media really does pay off.
Every once in a while, you'll meet difficult customers. Question is, are you prepared to take them on?
Marketing Buzz 07/03
Using music to enhance sales; public speaking is an expensive way to advertise your business
Bye-bye boring. You <I>can</I> plan a lively sales conference without breaking the bank.
If you don't learn to bridge the gap, you may risk alienating potential business partners.
Better Safe . . .
Does your product need a warning label? Don't get burned--consider all the potential dangers.
Eyes Wide Shut?
The inspiration you need could be right under your nose.
Get With the Program!
Save money with a new approach to managing disability benefits.
Can You Manage?
Should the office hotshot be your next manager? Only if he or she really has the right stuff.
Management Buzz 07/03
Protecting your telecommunications services from hijackers; trimming your expenses
A Head Start
Need some help thinking more clearly under pressure? "Hot-wire" your brain with meditation.
Do Your Network
Curious about how effective Wi-Fi adapters are? We've got you covered.
If it's high time to get rid of your worn-out desktops, then try these wireless portables on for size.
Tech Buzz 07/03
The current status in PDA land; computer recycling services
A security device for your home Internet connection; a lightweight notebook that's heavy on battery power
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