Inside the January 1996 Issue
Beating Large Competitors With Superior Customer Service
You can beat your bigger competitors by offering superior service. Here's how!
Here's how to get your business in the news
Smart credit strategies for small businesses
Three businesses enjoy sweet success in the chocolate industry.
Two techies turn computer consulting into mega cash.
It takes more than just brain power to make it as an inventor.
For expert motivator Jim Rohn, success is no mystery--it's simply a matter of discipline.
A crash course in building your personal portfolio
Bringing linens out of the closet turned this retail maverick into a household name.
Are your employees robbing you blind?
Auto leasing options that get your business in gear
Books worth a look
When employees call in sick, it's your business that suffers.
Busy employees are singing the blues.
A sneak peek at small business in 1996
Students learn real-life business lessons.
Is your business hazardous to your health?
There's no such thing as an unsaleable idea.
In an ideal world, profits and principles co-exist. In the real world, it's not so easy.
Inspiration and advice to help women and minorities face the challenges of business ownership.
Homebased businesses are finally legal in Chicago. Here's how they did it.
A word from the editor in chief
EAndre Farrar, Arthur Ganson and Rustam Booz have their hands on a winner.
Richard Haywood's Western-themed audio books are a runaway hit with truck drivers.
Trade the joys of entrepreneurship for a night of restful sleep? Never.
As computers become more indispensable, computer consulting becomes more profitable.
Help for entrepreneurs
Looking for health coverage? An insurance agent may be your best source.
Mark Your Calendars
The U.S. Postal Service's new marketing strategy may pay off for small business.
The pros and cons of hiring your parents
Does dressing down send productivity up?
Toxic waste on your property could cost you-even if you didn't put it there.
Does interviewing job candidates make you nervous? Try these tricks of the trade.
Keep your employees on track with a written mission statement.
Don't blow your top: Turn your hostile reactions into positive solutions.
Do your employees need company credit cards?
Perk up your sales with fax cover sheets that do double duty as promotional tools.
Take time to develop new business . . . or you may end up with no business at all.
Is it too early to call 1998 a good year for entrepreneurs? Our experts certainly don't think so. Here's why...
Investing overseas could take your portfolio on a trip up, up, and away.
The path to a successful IPO starts with the crucial letter of intent.
Don't try to hide: The IRS is looking harder than ever for unreported income.
What it's really like to be a franchisee?
A report from franchising's front lines
Any way you slice it, Subway comes out on top.
An expert reveals the secrets to investigating a franchise.
Ever lose a computer file? You'll appreciate these tips for keeping things in order.
The newest software makes creating presentations easier than ever.
Thanks to personal digital assistants, you can take it all with you.
The latest in modern technology