Entrepreneur magazine
July 2003

July 2003

Entrepreneur | July 2003
July 2003
Entrepreneur Magazine

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.

The Fast Track

How to jet through the airport and get on your way

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It's Optional

What do you really need, and what can you live without?

Food Fight!

How should restaurateurs deal with the weighty problem of customers' obesity?

Fee Bargain

Law firm mergers may give you more room to negotiate legal fees.

Growth Guru

How to turn your business into a hot commodity

In the Balance

Learn the factors banks really weigh when setting loan terms.

Family Ties

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

Required Reading

We've got your summer reading list--books to inspire you, from women entrepreneurs.

Green Machines

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

Call Waiting?

The computer phone is still a thing of the future, but IP telephony will deliver better ways to beam up to your enterprise today.

Inking Up

Now coming to a printer near you-files from a cellphone or PDA

Wi-Fi Reloaded

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

Slow Change

You'd better not hold your breath waiting for retirement plan reform.

Soft Touch

A flexible keyboard you can roll up and put away

Clocking In

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.

Bonus Round

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

Makeover Magic

The SBA may give its underused 504 loan program a face lift. How will that help you?

Wireless Wealth

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.

Talking Shop

Where should you focus your online marketing? Try the office.

Head Long

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.

Resources 07/03

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.

Cross-Training

Join the multichannel marketing revolution, and get ready to pump up your sales.

Mighty Mouse

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.

Breaking Ground

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.

Sweet Reward

Reaching out to the media really does pay off.

Trying Times

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

Radical Rendezvous

Bye-bye boring. You <I>can</I> plan a lively sales conference without breaking the bank.

Culture Shock

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.

The Replacements

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

Gear 07/03

A security device for your home Internet connection; a lightweight notebook that's heavy on battery power

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