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Inside the September 1997 Issue


E-mail Etiquette

Minding your manners when using e-mail pays off.

Survival Of The Fittest

Small manufacturers adapt to today's evolving markets.

In Season

Does your business suffer from seasonal slumps? Turn it to your advantage.

How To Build A Million-Dollar Business

Six hall-of-fame entrepreneurs tell how they did it--and how you can, too.

It's A Wrap

This fall, kids could turn the new cartoon series "Mummies Alive" into a licensee's dream.

The Adams Principle

Dilbert creator expounds on how not to treat your employees.

A Real Toy Story

From wild-haired troll dolls to nostalgic teddy bears, Russ Berrie has the gift market all wrapped up.

Financing Your Franchise

Use these resources to gather the capital to get started.

Are You Covered?

Finding the right business insurance to weather any storm.

Unlocking The Door To Success

Take a shortcut to start-up by buying a turnkey business.

Who Are You?

Create a strong brand identity to make sure everyone knows.

Sparking Your Imagination

How to light your creative fire


Bright Ideas
Answers to the most frequently asked patent questions.
Business Beat
Technology zones are taking the country by storm.
Business Beat
One entrepreneur's tale of trying to have it all.
Business Buzz
Entrepreneurial Woman
Global Vision
Landing the sole distribution rights for a foreign product.
Home Inc.
Catching up on news that affects homebased business owners.
Travel Smarts
Need a more convenient way to fly? Share the ownership of a jet.
Building Blocks
Become an expert before becoming a business owner.
Computer Ease
Use this new technology, and leave long bank lines behind.
Money Matters
Why your new business needs a formal budget from day one.
Starting Smart
Home Suite Home
Youre The Boss
Getting the biggest bang for your business-travel buck.
Bulletin Board
Business Hotline
Think the world of profit-sharing plans begins and ends with the 401(k)? Think again.
Whats Hot
Endless market potential gives ESL entrepreneurs something to talk about.
Capitol Issues
Two bills offer a solution to businesses that can't afford standard health insurance.
Family Business
Before focusing on succession, develop a strategic plan for growing the company.
Leading Edge
How to reap maximum benefits from a slow-growing product.
Need an attorney? New fee structures offer alternatives to the billable hour.
Management Smarts
How to find the best employees in today's dwindling market.
Staff Smarts
Unmotivated employees could cost you your business.
Advertising Workshop
Want to capture readers' attention? Simple: Host a sales explosion.
Guerrilla Marketing
Woo new customers with a pilot project.
Marketing Edge
How can you increase profits? Just ask your customers.
Marketing Smarts
Fund Smarts
A keen eye for small up-and-comers got this fund top marks from Morningstar.
Money Smarts
Personal Finance
Get into the college tuition game now--or you could lose later.
Raising Money
Putting together financial projections that attract investors
Stock Smarts
Anti-virus software is McAfee Associates' stock in trade.
Tax Talk
A new IRS proposal could mean more red tape--and higher taxes--for your partnership.
Opportunity Insider
The New Frontier
Franchising makes inroads worldwide.
Business Bytes
Network computers offer a low-cost solution to your growing high-tech needs.
Business Software
Cure your computer's ills with anti-virus software.
Buyers Guide
A look at digital cordless phones.
Tech Smarts
Web Smarts
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