Inside the June 1998 Issue
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All the information you need to start your business is free...at the library.
Medical billing services are just what the doctor ordered.
Computers everywhere are on a crash course to the year 2000. What are you planning to do about it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entrepreneur and Dun & Bradstreet's fourth annual Hot 100 -- the fastest-growing new small businesses in America.
Get on the road to success with the right franchise or business opportunity.
It's not all fun and games in the toy industry.
Small-business checking accounts may get their due.
Amusing your inner child at work.
Short and sweet really pays off.
Put on your golf shoes and get into the swing of things.
Your employees will love you for it.
Adding fuel to the affirmative action fire.
An economic boom isn't always a boon for entrepreneurs.
Are mileage programs at car rental companies running out of gas?
This summer, don't let your suitcase travel alone.
Minority women entrepreneurs thrive in the United States.
Cashing in on an age-old family recipe.
Follow the yellow brick roads...
A study in contrasts.
Time to raise your ant-tennas!
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.
New rules for using investigative reports to screen employees.
Prevent repetitive-strain injuries with a few simple exercises.
What to do when out-of-town visitors come to call.
Putting big business techniques to work in your company.
An outdoor site can breathe new life into your meetings.
How to handle employees' bad behavior.
Does your company measure up?
Yearning for the sounds of silence.
Setting policies on facial jewelry and body art.
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.
Odds are, this idea's a sure thing.
Can't get the toll-free number of your dreams? Try this.
Find the customers the techie way.
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.
Don't pull your hair out. Read this instead.
...the better you'll be prepared for windfalls.
A new business check card.
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.
Our fifth annual Business Travel Awards...plus, tips you won't want to leave home without.
What does your business do? A good logo tells the story.
The best-laid business plans...
They make saving the day look easy.
Loans to franchisees are up.
This entrepreneur gave ice cream a makeover.
Congress considers franchise legislation...again.
Maui Tacos hit the mainland.
Your neighborhood Pizza Hut may be for sale.
A new kind of gravy train.
When franchising meets the Web...
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.
Faster than a speeding bullet...
Teleconferencing -- the next best thing to being there.
The long-awaited Microsoft Office 98 upgrade brings Macintosh users up to speed.
New and notable software
State-Of-The-Art Tech Tools
Grade your Web site, update your business plan.