Entrepreneur magazine
October 2000

October 2000

Entrepreneur | October 2000
October 2000
Entrepreneur Magazine

You Win! Poor You!

Critics are following your every move. Competitors are targeting you. Your friends resent you. Now why'd you have to go and be a success?

Making Time

Support the 1<font size=1><sup>1</sup>/<sub>2</sub></font>-income household. When workers deserve raises, offer them time instead.

The Next Big Product

That was their goal; is it yours?

Free Patent Advice

A must-read straight from the office

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Foreign Power

Import resellers bring it home.

In With The New

Yes, it's important to treat your existing customers well-but experts say the key to fast growth is seeking out new faces.

Marketing E-Coaches

These sites will help you catapult to higher sales.

Around The World

Standard & Poor's Index Services provides a quick look at international financial data.

It's Official

Finally, government-related processes can be completed online.

Fast Facts

Internet and technology statistics

Sign Of The Times

Recent legislation gives new meaning to "put your John Hancock here."

At Your Service

You can't custom-order an outside software developer, but you can still find what you need.

What Taboo?

Catching your employees making goo-goo eyes at each other--even at you? Office romance is on the rise and, believe it or not, most say there's nothing wrong with that.

Any Questions?

Of course! We've got <i>15 </i>of them--and they're the 15 that startup gurus Paul and Sarah Edwards are asked the most. (Answers are included.)

Close Up: In Bees-Ness

A closer look at bees and business

Nice Headline!

Flattery will get you everywhere-even into business.

So Many Options

If you've got stock to give, you might consider a student consultant.

In The Lobby

Dotcoms are waiting just like everybody else.

Site-isfaction

Cooking up your own Web site

No Beggars Here

Don't jump at any VC who waves a checkbook in your direction-do your research first.

A Sore Site For Eyes

If a sloppy Web site is your calling card, don't expect a call from lenders.

So Close . . . Yet So Far

You're buying a business, but your banker won't loan you the full amount--here's what to do.

The Killer Commute

Is it costing your employees a fortune? A new program may ease their burden.

Found In Cyberspace

Where's that phone number, address, budget, important memo? Everywhere-at least with an online data storage solution.

Page Turners

Creating an online product that turns heads

In Good Company

Got a great idea but don't have the time to develop it yourself? Why not hire an invention marketing firm to turn your great idea into a great product?

Going Off

The Web seems to be the hottest thing around, but how do you benefit from it without creating your own Web site? Start your own Web promotion company.

Opportunity Knocks

It's been proven that the power of the mind is strong, so why not cultivate an "opportunity mindset" to help you find the success you deserve?

Crash And Learn

A few real-life examples will help you learn from the marketing mistakes of others.

Too Sexy

Charisma, charm, wit, success...maybe some people do have it all. Meet 11 of today's sexiest entrepreneurs.

Hooked On Speed

Gen Y consumers want high-speed everything, and they're not slowing down any time soon. Is your Web site up to par?

Oh, Give Me a Home

Roll up your sleeves and get your homebased biz off the ground with these 21 tips.

Yule Be Sorry

On the 87th day of Christmas, your Web site gave to me.a late order under my tree.

Wise Buys

Review of multilingual interfaces from LivePerson Inc. and NetMechanic's HTML Toolbox Version 2.0 HTML problem-solving software

In the Piggy Bank

If your kids are working for you, don't miss tax and savings breaks.

Web Site

User-friendly help for common-and not so common-computer glitches

Money . . . On Trees?

No, but this investing theory does go back to nature.

Highways Meet

The Internet hits the road

Gas Sippers

Finding energy somewhere else

Wise Buys

Review of Microsoft's Office 2000 for Macintosh and Microsoft's "patch" for Inernet Explorer 5.5's privacy invasion problem

Power Play

Can your lender pull the plug at any time?

A Tale Of 25 Cities

The finest places in the United States to own a business

Invested Interest

William J. O'Neil of Investor's Business Daily offers up some tips on managing your investments with a little start-up experience thrown in.

The Aging And The Restless

Yes, boomers are bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of getting older-and that means whole new opportunities in franchising.

A Few Good Women

. . . are needed to fill a communications industry void.

Web Site

Oh Golly not only refers to a place to put your business online but offers some cool perks as well.

Hire Source

Is finding employees online the best solution for my business?

A Collect Calling

How can I start a judicial recovery business?

Ham It Up

Making a holiday time favorite a lunch time success

Chicken Run

Wing franchises are on the rise.

Et Cetera, Et Cetera

Will the founder of Mail Boxes Etc. repeat his success with a digital photography "etc."?

Leaking Info

Service franchise offers a training program for its women.

Struck With Inspiration

Getting kids fired up about franchising

Movin' On Up

These guys are riding the Internet to the top-in elevators.

People Watch

She knows if you've been bad or good.

Here Comes The Bribe

Honesty isn't always the best policy abroad

Angel On Your Side

Investors who are heaven-sent

Bag It

Travelers check out check-in alternatives

Mad For Miles

Different ways to spend your hard-earned miles

Road Notes

New service from American Airlines, Marriott International and Euro Vacations.com

Start A Fan Club

If your customers love you, they'll do the marketing for you.

Sounds Of Success

Audio signatures are the latest trend in tag lines.

Flash

Fast facts about sales and marketing statistics

Rise Above It

Feeling unmotivated? Try these four steps to rejuvenation.

Escape Velocity

You need to decide when you're in and when you're out of any contract. Here's how to do it.

On Target?

Top prospects change as your business changes. Here's how to fine-tune your marketing message so it hits home year after year.

The Dubious Dole

Don't treat claims for unemployment compensation lightly.

Drop The Bomb

Don't blow up chances at your best applicants with job acceptance deadlines.

Friends In Their Court

Providing low-cost legal assistance to your workers

How To Net Vets

Get first crack at skilled military vets <i>before</i> they hit the civilian labor market.

Frankenstein's Manager

Lousy employee leadership got you down? Hey, Dr. Entrepreneur, here's how to <i>build </i>the perfect supervisor.

State Of The Unions

They're improving their image-and eyeing your workers.

Cram Session

Today's class: Bankruptcy Vocabulary 101

Giving Stock to the Next Generation

Are you gifting stock to the younger generation for the right reasons?

We, The Jury

In a landmark age-discrimination ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court defers to the judgment of the jury.

Web Site

Free legal advise for the empty of pocket

Blurred Vision

Don't expect your employees to be carbon copies of yourself. It takes an owner to have the dedication of an owner.

Most Bang for the Buck

Compaq's Presario 1200T-566 Internet Notebook

One-Stops Are Stopping Short

A new federal employment and job training system is still working out the kinks.

What's Up, Doc?

Imagine starting an Internet-based business with your own money. OK . . . now stop laughing--these entrepreneurs did it and lived to tell the tale.

The INternet Crowd

Those webheads really know how to party

What's The Big Deal?

It should be the first thing out of your ad's mouth.

National

Corporate America reaches out to entrepreneurs.

Georgia

Tech start-ups get boost from scholarships offered by a local business club.

Biz Lit

It's sort of like<i> Reading Rainbow </i>for entrepreneurs-only we couldn't get Levar Burton to host.

What Are You Reading?

Listen up to what books have engrossed your fellow entrepreneurs.

Pet Projects

An entrepreneur's best friend

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