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Want to know what's hot for 2004? We've got the businesses, markets and trends you shouldn't miss out on.
Congressional representatives discuss the state of small business in today's economy.
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Making your business the star of the big screen could mean big bucks and local exposure.
Teaching by Example
Mothers and daughters discuss the impact of entrepreneurship on their relationships.
Charity Begins at Work
Here's one entrepreneur with divine inspiration.
It Figures 12/03
The popularity of e-mail, complaining customers and more
Is Linux really ready to be plugged in to the desktop? The answer is at your fingertips.
Managing Your Critical Operations
Make the most of your family business by managing these five resources.
Instant messaging hits the road.
A World of Goods
In spite of the risks, there are lots of great reasons to start thinking about going global.
A professional-looking digital camera, the most versatile DVD recorder and more
Hot Disks 12/03
Eliminating your paper trail, a mobile phonebook and more
Eye on the Prize
Keep your business secure even when you're away—try a wireless surveillance device on for size.
Ahead of the Pack
Small businesses are zipping past bigger companies on the tech-investment track.
Tech Buzz 12/03
Improving your business's Web search status; a full office suite for next-to-nothing
Sure, they're a little pricey. But it's plain to see that oversize flat-panel displays can be great investments for your business.
How to avoid the big squeeze on your next business flight
Driven to Success
With incentives, tax breaks and price wars sweetening the pot, there's never been a better time to shop for new business vehicles. Let our guide to commercial vehicles get you started.
New in Town
Get geared up for 2004 with today's freshest franchising concepts.
All wound up about what kind of business to start? Then take a hint from the millions of Americans looking to break away from the daily grind--head to a day spa.
A Happy New Year?
Experts weigh in on whether 2004 will be the year the economy turns around.
42, founder of Alpha Flying Inc. in Manchester, New Hampshire
Build business relationships with a company blog.
For companies tired of taking a beating in the market, deregistration may be a temporary shelter in the storm.
Ready to treat yourself? Here are three luxury roadsters to choose from.
Congress challenges proposed changes to overtime eligibility.
Show of Good Faith
It's more important than ever to show customers you'll keep their information private.
Washington shields businesses from identity theft losses.
Strategies for prepping the next generation of employees
A high-tech way to improve your golf swing
The big guys may be letting stock options go, but should you?
How looking on the bright side can help you run your business
What's New 12/03
Healthy meals make a splash.
Didn't get the results you wanted from your marketing this year? You can get a fresh start in 2004.
Side-by-side comparison ads can persuade prospects to buy in the blink of an eye.
Want to start an artistic business? A creative incubator could be just what you need to come out of your shell.
Roast of the Town
Fed up with working for others, one couple decided to take a standa barbecue stand, that is.
Two in One
Finding an investor is great. But finding an investor who's also a mentor? Now you're talking.
Need a dose of inspiration? These stories about young, successful entrepreneurs will fire you up.
What do you do when your company decides to go the franchising route? Join in on the fun, of course.
Appearances aren't everything at this skin-care salon.
Money Buzz 12/03
The state of VC investments in minority-owned firms, the rising cost of audits and accounting, and more
Jack and Diane find a few surprises waiting for them as they move closer to realizing their goal.
Smells Like School Spirit
When it comes to designing quality collegiate purses, it looks like these sisters-in-law have bagged a winner.
Take a Breather
Can't seem to cut that monstrous to-do list down to size? Maybe it's time to relax, step back and regroup.
Waking Up a Tired Idea
How you can revolutionize a stagnant product on a limited budget and still win over your target market
With a fresh, funky twist on a familiar product, one candyman gets a taste of small-business success.
Letters from our readers
Web sites, organizations, events and more to grow your business
Want to pump up sales? Then think like a stellar sales champion, and watch your business shoot through the roof.
Hit the mark when you're hunting for products to sell.
Why Lenders Like Funding Business Acquisitions
Buying an existing business may get lenders on your side faster than building from scratch.
With new tax brackets, now's the time to lower your withholding.
For a Limited Time
Want to take advantage of the cut in dividend taxes? You'll need to strike while the iron's hot.
Here's a top-performing fund that's got flexibility on its side.
Can Profitability Management Help You Grow?
Profitability management helped PC maker Dell pull off a turnaround. Can it help you do the same?
Management Buzz 12/03
Determining who's an employee and who's not; hiring vets might be your best bet
An Art in Itself
Managing your creative employees can be a challenge, but doing it well is crucial to your business.
A Closer Look
Will your agent need to visit your business before writing a policy?
Fuel the Fire
Seven tips to keep your company's creativity sizzling
It may be tempting to sue when someone bashes your company online, but free speech has the upper hand.
Don't Cry Over . . .
Everyone strikes a bad deal at one time or another. The key is to learn from your mistakes.
The year's almost over, but it's no time to let your guard down. What can you do to keep sales from going into hibernation?
Marketing Buzz 12/03
The golden state bans unsolicited e-mail.
In the Spotlight
Choosing products for ad campaigns
What a Deal!
Attract customers with online coupons.
To the Letter
How to really reach out with a newsletter
With a few tricks up their sleeves, two brothers take PC design to a whole new level.
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