September 1998 Issue
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While the number of approved microloans is up 25 percent, it's still not easy to get money-but it's not impossible. Let these entrepreneurs share their true stories.
When investment analyst Larry Wachtel talks, people listen. Well, he is the "Voice of Wall Street."
The latest Dun & Bradstreet survey reveals why entrepreneurs are doing such a poor job marketing their businesses. Think you don't have enough money--or time--to do better? Think again.
More than $40 million in sales...for a mop? In the unconventional, red-hot medium of direct-response TV, entrepreneurial stars are being born at a breathtaking clip. Are you ready for your close-up?
Making wedding dreams come true is a piece of cake for bridal consultants.
Specialty tour operators serve up travel with a twist.
Get the most for your money without shopping 'til you drop.
Kids are shaping up.
Businesses unite to fight the millennium glitch.
Is your business ready for the euro?
Open dog policies are good for business.
New procurement rules aim to level the playing field.
Family business takes to the stage.
Small businesses cheer the 100 percent health insurance deduction.
Success is in the bag.
Telecommunications reform breaks down old barriers and creates new opportunities.
More business travelers favor small inns.
Up and Coming
Young women and minorities find success in the face of economic disparity.
Snowed under, get carded, country livin'.
Rub it in, for pets' sake, cut the fat.
Seeking financing? Boost your chances with these software programs.
Youre The Boss
Spot bad attitudes with these sure-fire interview techniques.
Beating The Odds
An alcoholic-turned-window-cleaner gives new meaning to the phrase clean and sober.
Want to secure your invention with a patent? It's going to cost you.
Resources for Entrepreneurs.
Mark Your Calendars
How do back products retailers spell relief? S-A-L-E-S.
A catch phrase conveys the vision of your business--to employees and to customers.
How to keep senior family members involved.
How to sponsor a company sports team without losing your jersey.
Office betting pools can land you in hot water.
What to do when a valuable employee quits.
The phrase that's launched a million ads still reels prospects in.
In the information age, knowledge is your best weapon.
Breathing new life into an old product.
Use secrecy, scarcity and the cool factor to spark a buzz about your product.
Tips and Tactics
Making the most of mealtime meetings.
Mid-cap fund takes it slow and steady.
What makes a venture capitalist tick?
Beware of the 10 most common investing mistakes.
Studies show fast-growing companies across the nation face a crippling capital shortfall. Here's what these firms can do to find the cash they need.
34 training franchises
What you can do to ensure your business comes out of a data disaster alive.
Site-seeing on the World Wide Web? Better take along your translator.
Today's PCs offer all the basics for less than $1,000.
The Senate cracks down on spam.
State-of-the-art tech tools.
Fast new browser, survey your customers, online retail shops.