Inside the January 1999 Issue
Goodbye, slacker stereotypes; hello, Generation Entrepreneur.
What would you do for start-up cash? From pilfering paper clips to mingling with movie stars, here are 8 entrepreneurs' never-say-die financing strategies.
Ready to make your move in '99? First check out our predictions for the hottest businesses of the year.
Think the Y2K bug won't bite you? This is your wake-up call.
No more excuses! One of these 11 ideas could turn you into the next Bill Gates.
To succeed in business, you have to stay on the cutting edge. Here are a few ways entrepreneurs are doing just that.
Mashed potatoes, boot camp, chai tea.
Trend watch: bingo games, heat-and-eat lunches.
Seniors to sway future trends.
Affluence, upscale foods, monkeys.
Popularity contest? You bet. Top trends for 1999.
Mediators can keep you out of foreign court.
It's a new year for small business. We asked the SBA's Jere Glover for a glimpse of what's to come.
Who says art and business don't mix?
Travel costs are expected to soar this year.
Pizza delivers, audiobooks make some noise
Hard facts on the latest software
Why you need a mentor
Producing a prototype for less
Student aid for start-ups, bank on the Web
Get more car for less money.
Beating The Odds
Youth is anything but wasted on this twentysomething fashion maven.
What gives you the right to your idea? We'll tell you.
Resources for Entrepreneurs.
Mark your calendar.
Must-know management ideas to keep your business moving.
Retired family business founders are discovering a new role--as consultants.
Before choosing just any insurance package, analyze your needs.
Who's responsible when work-related accidents occur outside of the office?
Vending machines in your office may help.
How to keep employees happy throughout the coming year.
Choosing a personnel trainer you can count on.
If your Web site gets more misses than hits, the hang-up may be your home page.
12 ways to tap into the power of e-mail
The year's hottest marketing trends to get your sales sizzling.
Losing your edge? Take an honest look at yourself before making your next sales call.
This independent fund defies classification--but it has managed to pull off hefty gains.
We've got a secret.
If you're in need of capital this year, one thing is clear: IPOs will likely get you nowhere.
University law clinics offer first aid to entrepreneurs who've been hit by an audit.
Franchise trends: What's hot. What's not. What's next.
What are the ingredients for franchise success? Our secret recipe for satisfying your entrepreneurial appetite.
Is franchise financing within your grasp? Sure--if your aim is true.
How this year's No. 1 franchise, Yogen Fruz, is getting its just desserts.
Listen up as top franchisees reveal how they got to where you want to be.
By Debra Phillips, Cynthia E. Griffin, Heather Page and Melissa Campanelli
A look at how franchising and the Franchise 500® have changed over the past 20 years.
Cool new designs and low, low pricetags are the wave of the future. A look at the major PC trends coming your way.
The new millennium promises some ultracool--and ultrapractical--products.
The security hazards of voice mail.
'Star Trek' tech leaps out of sci-fi flicks--and into the palm of your hand.
Voice-activated computers, Web page editors and more.
Online law guide, competitive salaries for employees.