Inside the July 1998 Issue
Field Of Dreams
Success comes naturally for a new crop of herb farmers.
Start planning now to deck the malls with profits as the owner of a seasonal opportunity.
What to know before you buy a multilevel marketing opportunity
Who cares about socially responsible business practices? Seventy percent of consumers, that's who.
The downside: You can't match the benefits offered by Fortune 500 companies. The upside: An exclusive Dun & Bradstreet survey reveals you may not have to. The bottom line: You still have to offer something.
A paint-staking brush with fun.
When's the last time you put 'er there?
They call it mellow yellow.
Face it: You'll never be the same.
Republicans push for a congressional office that would make it easier to challenge federal regulations.
Have you taken your business pulse lately?
Bridging the language barrier with ease.
Hotels open their virtual doors for business.
Sporting apparel with attitude.
Entrepreneurs-to-be get a jump start.
Fearful parents pay for peace of mind.
Taking measure of kids' new clothing needs.
A new study highlights the differences between male and female entrepreneurs.
Are facial expressions universal?
Often overlooked and undervalued, these workers could be the answer to your labor woes.
Expanded business class seating puts the squeeze on economy-class passengers.
Up and Coming
Monster success in the toy industry.
Cat's meow, hot line, road show.
Beating The Odds
Fantasy sports software publisher does an end run around business failure.
Not sure how to choose the right patent attorney? Here's where to look and what to look for.
Resources for entrepreneurs.
Mark Your Calendars
Cap stores are making headway in the $208 million sports hat industry.
You should be -- if you want to keep track of your company's performance.
Just how much family togetherness is too much?
A game plan for choosing -- and keeping -- the best consultants.
Keep your employees from tripping up the corporate ladder.
Don't just delete your computer files -- shred 'em to pieces.
Put prospective employees through a training program before making a hiring decision.
Get your credit and sales departments to work as a team.
Great entrepreneurial characteristics can cause great big problems.
The USPS delivers new services for small businesses.
Handing out tasks is the key to growing your business.
Nondisclosure documents keep your company secrets under wraps.
Like a good novel, your slogan needs substance if you expect it to stand the test of time and move your product out the door.
For best results, market to your best customers.
Are presents in the past tense?
There's no business like this shoe business.
Tips and Tactics
Are you letting customers slip away? Here's how to get back in their good graces.
The Strong Schafer Value Fund combines equal parts of growth and value.
Nowadays, it seems bank mergers are the norm. But what does that mean for small business?
Enterprising investors take a voyage to value investing.
If you're seeking capital, the Internet may be your gold mine...someday.
The IRS takes major steps to become more user-friendly.
Get ready to protect your business's name.
Franchisee finds a new source of employees.
Calling all franchises!
Franchise, business opportunity or MLM? What you don't know can hurt you. Here's how to choose the entrepreneurial investment that's right for you.
The race is on to provide high-speed Internet access.
Intuit improves on small-business favorite.
Don't miss a call with these small-business phone systems.
Their popularity, their secrets, their flaws.
Survival of the richest?
Search engines run out of gas.
E-mail reigns as the communications king.
State-of-the-art tech tools.
New product lets you fly the user-friendly skies.