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Inside the October 1998 Issue


Think Big!

Everything you need to know to turn your great idea into a bestselling product.

Get a Clue

Mystery-shopping entrepreneurs spy profits in improving poor service.

Can You Say "Profits"?

This entrepreneur's interpreting service spells success in any language.

Full Speed Ahead

15 shortcuts to business success.

Chain Reactions

As chain stores move onto Main Street America, entrepreneurs are bracing for the fight of their lives. Will David or Goliath emerge victorious?

Hot Cities

Our annual ranking of the nation's top entrepreneurial spots.


Business Buzz
Re-ruffling Woody Woodpecker's feathers.
Columns Article
Struggling small businesses could be out in the cold if a bankruptcy reform bill passes.
Entrepreneurial Woman
Building community on the Web.
Global Smarts
Insurance makes you more secure.
Churches use entrepreneurship to build community.
Travel Smarts
Expert tips on preventing bad holiday trips.
Up and Coming
Young entrepreneurs dress down America's corporate culture.
Profit from your great idea by setting up a licensing agreement.
Small Talk
Yo for it, top this, unstoppable you.
Software Solutions
E-mail programs that really deliver.
Whats Your Problem
Our experts solve your start-up problems.
Beating The Odds
Fighting their way to success is business as usual for two tough cookies.
Bright Ideas
Want to get your product on grocers' shelves? Don't go it alone.
Bulletin Board
Resources for Entrepreneurs.
Trade Shows
Mark Your Calendars
Whats Hot
Larger markets in a smaller world mean big opportunities for translation services.
Cutting Edge
Forget about a better mousetrap: Find a whole new way to catch the mouse.
Family Business
How much is too much . . .or too little?
Planning to use the resources of your business to support your favorite candidate? Be careful not to cross the line.
Management Smarts
Is bigger always better? No way.
Your Business
Domestic violence isn't just a personal issue--it can affect your business, too.
Advertising Workshop
Three, two, one. That's how much time you have to make a good first impression in advertising--so choose your words wisely.
Marketing Smarts
Ever wonder how to grab a journalist's attention?
Sales Success
Independent contractor or employee? Commission or draw? This five-step plan can help you decide how to pay your sales reps.
Tips and Tactics
When reporters come knocking, don't get scared--get prepared.
Fund Smarts
Health and biotech funds may be just what the doctor ordered.
Money Smarts
To get sound advice from a financial newsletter, you've got to choose the right one.
Personal Finance
With investments that take your tolerance for risk into account, your portfolio could prove to be a winner.
Raising Money
In hot pursuit of funding? Impress investors at a venture capital fair.
Tax Talk
Plucking tax deductions from a natural disaster.
Franchise News
Buying a franchise needn't be scary--once you separate fact from fiction.
Opportunity Article
Everything you always wanted to know about business insurance - but weren't afraid enough to ask.
Opportunity Article
Lessons in the fine art of bootstrapping
Opportunity Article
Are you one of the millions of Americans who secretly longs to be an entrepreneur?
Opportunity Article
Concocting a winning franchise formula.
Opportunity Article
40 companies that helped define franchising success.
Opportunity Article
Get an education in franchising.
Opportunity Article
This idea takes the (ice cream) cake.
Opportunity Article
Have you heard the news? It's time for your business to get real.
Opportunity Insider
Tackling franchising in the sports tournament field.
Start-Up Spotlight
The companies that helped define franchising success.
Business Bytes
Don't let your company's data security be an afterthought.
Business Software
Stop trekking down the hall to the fax machine--let a software program do the walking!
Buyers Guide
The latest color inkjet printers bring your documents to life.
Net Profits
The first rule of Web promotion is "Get your site listed on a search engine." Here's how to do it.
Tech Smarts
The new USB standard offers a smooth ride.
State-of-the-art tech tools.
Web Smarts
Searching for investment dollars, price comparisons made easy.
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