Table of contents: VOL. 14, NO. 3 - April 1, 2004
Silenced Partner? The son of a bagel-shop owner sits in prison, convicted of murdering his parents over petty resentments. But now a judge is weighing new evidence that may link the crime to the victims' business ventures.
First Kill the Lawyers... ... on the price for basic legal paperwork. That's the strategy of a rapidly growing national chain.
Three Wheels to Glory Can its promoters make Trikke THE NEXT BICYCLE, or will it become another quickly forgotten fad?
Restoration Software Antivirus programs helped Diane Bingham secure her antiques business after a worm attack.
Flexing their Muscles The unlikely duo behind Flex-Power first peddled their sports cream in professional locker rooms across the country. Now they're rushing into retail.
Finding Gold in GE's Garbage After Jack Welch's company discarded a cancer-fighting technology, a startup turned it into a $40-million-a-year business.
Death and (State) Taxes As the federal inheritance tax fades away, some states are raising their rates.
Small Sailing When some cruise lines say "luxury," they really mean hairy-chest contests on the lido deck. But if you spend a bit more, there is a better, cozier way.
Why Kerry Is Stumbling on Main Street A former entrepreneur, Senator John Kerry offers strong small-business credentials--but a weak record on issues of interest to small proprietors.