June 1998 Issue
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Entrepreneur and Dun & Bradstreet's fourth annual Hot 100 -- the fastest-growing new small businesses in America.
What does Bill Gates know that the rest of us don't? Find out from one entrepreneur in this exclusive excerpt from All I Really Need to Know in Business I Learned at Microsoft.
Not all pitches to retail buyers are created equal. Here's what you need to do to ensure your product is the one that generates attention--and sales.
The good news: Your product is a hit. The bad news: Your product is a hit. The inescapable truth: Success is a tough act to follow.
You, too, could tap into this $273 billion consumer market -- if your pitch is right. Here's a must-read introduction to the vast, complex world of Latino, USA.
Computers everywhere are on a crash course to the year 2000. What are you planning to do about it?
Get on the road to success with the right franchise or business opportunity.
Medical billing services are just what the doctor ordered.
All the information you need to start your business is free...at the library.
Time to raise your ant-tennas!
A study in contrasts.
Follow the yellow brick roads...
Cashing in on an age-old family recipe.
Minority women entrepreneurs thrive in the United States.
This summer, don't let your suitcase travel alone.
Are mileage programs at car rental companies running out of gas?
An economic boom isn't always a boon for entrepreneurs.
Adding fuel to the affirmative action fire.
Your employees will love you for it.
Put on your golf shoes and get into the swing of things.
Short and sweet really pays off.
Amusing your inner child at work.
Small-business checking accounts may get their due.
It's not all fun and games in the toy industry.
With a market of more than 200 million consumers, China is ready for new business.
Up and Coming
Leadership styles through the ages.
The Internet is a gold mine of free software...if you know where to look.
Will your idea fly? Our expert tests the experts.
Resources for entrepreneurs.
Mark Your Calendars
Do-it-yourself stir-fry restaurants cater to diners' desire to have it their way.
Need advice? Try a peer group on for size.
Don't force your kids to join the family business -- let them decide.
Paying for photos doesn't always give you the right to use them.
Setting policies on facial jewelry and body art.
Yearning for the sounds of silence.
Does your company measure up?
How to handle employees' bad behavior.
An outdoor site can breathe new life into your meetings.
Putting big business techniques to work in your company.
What to do when out-of-town visitors come to call.
Prevent repetitive-strain injuries with a few simple exercises.
New rules for using investigative reports to screen employees.
Expose your financial secrets to employees? Are you crazy?
How can you spice up your ads without sensationalizing them? Simple. Just drop a name or two.
What makes a guerrilla entrepreneur? One part grit and two parts gumption.
Find the customers the techie way.
Can't get the toll-free number of your dreams? Try this.
Odds are, this idea's a sure thing.
Top entrepreneurs share their hottest sales pointers.
Tips and Tactics
Brainstorm your way to more creative marketing.
If you can tolerate the risk, China region funds may be worth it in the long run.
A new business check card.
...the better you'll be prepared for windfalls.
Don't pull your hair out. Read this instead.
Get the lowdown on declining interest rates.
Small Business Investment Companies pick up where traditional banks leave off.
What's simmering at Campbell?
Find out what Washington has in store as your tax dollar teeters on Capitol Hill.
When franchising meets the Web...
A new kind of gravy train.
Your neighborhood Pizza Hut may be for sale.
Maui Tacos hit the mainland.
Congress considers franchise legislation...again.
This entrepreneur gave ice cream a makeover.
Loans to franchisees are up.
They make saving the day look easy.
The best-laid business plans...
What does your business do? A good logo tells the story.
Our fifth annual Business Travel Awards...plus, tips you won't want to leave home without.
If you think the Internet is just about e-mail, you've missed the point. Expanded phone and fax services offer your business new communication options.
Tiny, lightweight computers put the world in the palm of your hand.
New and notable software
The long-awaited Microsoft Office 98 upgrade brings Macintosh users up to speed.
Teleconferencing -- the next best thing to being there.
Faster than a speeding bullet...
State-Of-The-Art Tech Tools
Grade your Web site, update your business plan.