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The Natural

From the Body Shop's products to world-saving projects, an environmental conscience is second nature to Anita Roddick.

Cleaning Up

3 Businesses that will sweep you away

You Owe It To Yourself

Set up a credit strategy to make sure the check is in the mail.

Soapy Sales

Sandie Ledray does business the clean way.

Card Sharks

Believing in magic pays off for the creators of America's favorite fantasy game.

Friend or Foe?

Why your competitor can be your greatest ally in the battle for business survival

Young Guns

A new generation of college students makes entrepreneurship its business.

Direct Hit

Want to hit a marketing bull's-eye?

Best Cities Entrepreneurs

Meet entrepreneurs from the best cities for small business.

30 Best Cities For Small Business

The nation's entrepreneurial hot spots.




Books worth a look.
Business Beat

New Contenders

Statistics reveal today's business start-ups are no lightweights.
Business Buzz

Off The Wall

Is it our imagination or are museums becoming more eclectic than ever? You decide.
Entrepreneurial Woman

Choose Or Lose

Vote now, or forever hold your peace.
Global Vision

Trade Secrets

Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor shares his goals for putting small business on the world map.
Home Inc.

L.A. Law

Los Angeles takes the first step toward legalizing homebased businesses.
Travel Smarts

Are You Covered?

News for entrepreneurs on the go.
Whats Hot

Golden Oldies

Everything old is new again in the now trendy world of secondhand stores.
Computer Ease

Setting Your Sites On The Web

A guide to creating a home page that customers will turn to.

News & Reviews

Electronic Tax Reform
Home Front

Safe And Sound

How to make your home office a safe haven.
Network Marketing

Champagne Wishes And Caviar Dreams

When comparing MLMs, incentive programs can be the difference between the drab and the dazzling.
Starting Smart

Compose A Winning Business Plan

Put it on paper so you can put it into action.
Youre The Boss

Taxing Matters

Everything you wanted to know about payroll taxes, and then some.
Bulletin Board

National: AT&T Calls On Start-Ups

California: Buy, Sell And Trade Inventory
Business Hotline

Growing Strong

Hiring reliable employees is easy--if you follow these tips for weeding out the bad seeds.
Capitol Issues

Family Time

Two very different bills regarding employee time off attempt to woo working families.
Capitol Issues

SBA Update

Family Business

Family Ties

When parents and children go into business together
Leading Edge

Make No Mistake

Want to make your products and processes foolproof? Try a little poka-yoke.

Under Contract

A noncompete agreement can protect your business. But will it hold up in court?
Management Smarts

Toll Tales

Tips and trends for growing your business.
Staff Smarts

Comic Relief

Who says work can't be fun? Not these employers.
Advertising Workshop

Heads Up!

Grab readers with a headline that's out of the ordinary . . . but not too far out.
Guerrilla Marketing

Get Serious

What humor can do to your profits isn't very funny at all.
Marketing Smarts

Outta Sight

Savvy ideas to boost your sales.
Sales Success

Lets Make A Deal

Successful negotiations are based on respect, not hard-sell tactics.
Money Smarts

Family Connections

Money management strategies.
Personal Finance

Doing Good

Are socially responsible investments much ado about nothing?
Raising Money

Capital Marketers

Do you need a financing consultant to raise money--or can you go it alone?
Tax Talk

Pop Quiz

Test your tax IQ.
Franchise News

Fair Play?

Postal franchises fume over the Postal Service's new Pack and Send service.
Franchise News

On A Roll

After a lull in the '80s, Blimpie is revitalized--and ready to take on the competition.
Opportunity Insider

Best Of The Best

The top picks from our Franchise 500 listing.
Business Bytes

Inside Line

Intranet applications use Internet technology to streamline your internal communications.
Business Software

Easy Does It

Create marketing materials with easy-to-learn Macintosh desktop publishing software.
Buyers Guide

Note Worthy

High-quality screens are earning rave reviews for the newest SVGA notebook computers.
Tech Smarts

Power Source

The latest in modern technology.
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