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Inside the December 1998 Issue

Features

Business 101

Help your new business make the grade by taking an entrepreneurship class.

Buyer, Beware

Considering a work-at-home opportunity? Make sure you proceed with caution.

Calendar Girls

Friends' pregnancies give birth to a business idea for three entrepreneurs.

That's Entertainment

As thrill-seeking shoppers demand more bang for their buck, entrepreneurs are selling sizzle--and steak--like never before.

Need For Speed

How do you get ahead in a world that's speeding up? Two fast-lane visionaries put entrepreneurs in the driver's seat in a fully connected economy.

Go for the Goal

15 New Year's resolutions that are challenging, constructive and attainable. Really.

Power Up

5 hot ways to profit for your PC...even if you're not a techno-wiz

One Step At A Time

Get down to business with our step-by-step guide to start-up.

Columns

Business Buzz
A sporting discovery.
Entrepreneurial Woman
For one entrepreneur, business is all in the family.
Global Smarts
Fear of the trade deficit is common--but is it warranted?
Travel Smarts
Don't forget last-minute travel tax savings.
Up and Coming
May-December partnerships are a good bet for new businesses.
Inventions
Want to take your invention to the next level? Successful entrepreneurs show you how.
Sales And Marketing
Try these tips to warm up cold prospects.
Small Talk
The penguin has landed, space savers, finding funding.
Youre The Boss
A good business lawyer gets your company off to a strong start.
Beating The Odds
A Vietnamese immigrant's work ethic is the key ingredient in a good, old-fashioned American success story.
Bright Ideas
Thinking about manufacturing offshore? Consider the cost of quotas first.
Bulletin Board
Resources for entrepreneurs.
Trade Shows
Mark your calendar.
Cutting Edge
A reinvented formula tells you if your business is as successful as you think it is.
Family Business
It's tough to be 'in' with your co-workers when you're the future boss.
Legal
If you require employees to speak only English, you'd better beware of the EEOC.
Management Smarts
If you don't have far to go, regional freight carriers can really deliver.
Staff Smarts
Today's holiday parties are drying up.
Your Business
Are you a good leader? Ask the people who follow you.
Advertising Workshop
Create persuasive advertising by revealing how your product beats the competition's.
Guerrilla Marketing
Getting permission to market to new prospects could snag you more customers.
Marketing Smarts
Advertising that's fatal.
Sales Success
Is there a slacker on your sales team? It might be time to say goodbye.
Tips and Tactics
Spreading good cheer not only makes you feel good, it improves your image.
Fund Smarts
The United International Growth Fund is banking on Europe for big returns.
Money Smarts
When it comes to choosing a business bank, a little roomy is better than too snug.
Personal Finance
These mutual fund rating services can help you take control of your financial future.
Raising Money
Entrepreneurship programs at universities nationwide have capital-hungry business owners heading back to school.
Tax Talk
Tick . . . tick . . . tick. The year is drawing to a close--but it's not too late to cut your tax bill.
Franchise News
The thought of reading a franchise agreement got you shaking in your boots? Knowing what to expect can make it less intimidating.
Opportunity Article
Illinois franchise law lightens up.
Opportunity Article
Molly Maid franchisees unite to help domestic violence victims.
Opportunity Article
From part-timer to sandwich king.
Opportunity Article
Here's your 'in' at the neighborhood mall.
Opportunity Article
Hungry for more?
Opportunity Article
Remedies for a new entrepreneur's worst headache
Opportunity Article
Venture capital to grow by.
Opportunity Article
Winning is just the beginning for Crown Trophy.
Opportunity Insider
Barbecue franchisor cooks up an expansion plan.
Start-Up Spotlight
We know, we know: Resolutions were made to be broken. But if you're serious about starting that business, here are 13 you shouldn't break.
Business Bytes
Telecommuting can improve employee morale and increase productivity.
Business Software
Software stocking stuffers for your employees, your clients--and you, too.
Buyers Guide
Color copiers may be grabbing headlines these days, but don't discount the standard black-and-whites. These workhorses may be all you really need.
Tech Smarts
Sold! on online auctions.
Tools
Do you have a fear of public speaking?
Web Smarts
Instant credit info, e-mail indicators.
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