Inside the January 1999 Issue
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Braving The New World

Is the world getting smaller, or are our horizons getting bigger? Esteemed economics expert and author Rosabeth Moss Kanter reflects on the phenomenon of growing globalization in an exclusive interview.

Great X-pectations

Goodbye, slacker stereotypes; hello, Generation Entrepreneur.

Anything Goes

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.

Hot Stuff

Ready to make your move in '99? First check out our predictions for the hottest businesses of the year.

Millennium Meltdown

Think the Y2K bug won't bite you? This is your wake-up call.

So You Wanna Be A Millionaire?

No more excuses! One of these 11 ideas could turn you into the next Bill Gates.


Business Buzz

Smart Ideas

To succeed in business, you have to stay on the cutting edge. Here are a few ways entrepreneurs are doing just that.
Columns Article

Mash Hit

Mashed potatoes, boot camp, chai tea.
Columns Article

Grow Old With Me

Trend watch: bingo games, heat-and-eat lunches.
Columns Article

Gray Matters

Seniors to sway future trends.
Columns Article

Market Of One

Personalized treatment.
Columns Article

What's The Hot...

Affluence, upscale foods, monkeys.
Columns Article

The In Crowd

Popularity contest? You bet. Top trends for 1999.
Global Smarts

Middle Ground

Mediators can keep you out of foreign court.

Fast Forward

It's a new year for small business. We asked the SBA's Jere Glover for a glimpse of what's to come.
Rising Stars

A Glass Act

Who says art and business don't mix?
Travel Smarts

Going The Distance

Travel costs are expected to soar this year.
Business Opportunities

Top This

Pizza delivers, audiobooks make some noise

Go, Speed Racer, Go

Hard facts on the latest software

Been There, Done That

Why you need a mentor

Inspired Minds Want To Know

Producing a prototype for less
Money Matters

Finance U

Student aid for start-ups, bank on the Web

Let's Make A Deal

Get more car for less money.
Beating The Odds

Designing Woman

Youth is anything but wasted on this twentysomething fashion maven.
Bright Ideas

Property Rights

What gives you the right to your idea? We'll tell you.
Bulletin Board

Help With Health-Care Benefits

Resources for Entrepreneurs.
Trade Shows

Trade Shows

Mark your calendar.
Cutting Edge

Flash Forward

Must-know management ideas to keep your business moving.
Family Business

Back In The Saddle

Retired family business founders are discovering a new role--as consultants.

Needs To Know

Before choosing just any insurance package, analyze your needs.

Homeward Bound

Who's responsible when work-related accidents occur outside of the office?
Management Smarts

Snack Attack?

Vending machines in your office may help.
Staff Smarts

Out With The Old

How to keep employees happy throughout the coming year.
Your Business

Lessons Learned

Choosing a personnel trainer you can count on.
Advertising Workshop

Site Unseen?

If your Web site gets more misses than hits, the hang-up may be your home page.
Guerrilla Marketing


12 ways to tap into the power of e-mail
Marketing Smarts

Where It's At

The year's hottest marketing trends to get your sales sizzling.
Sales Success

Rebirth Of A Salesman

Losing your edge? Take an honest look at yourself before making your next sales call.
Fund Smarts

Breaking The Mold

This independent fund defies classification--but it has managed to pull off hefty gains.
Money Smarts


We've got a secret.
Raising Money

Private Matters

If you're in need of capital this year, one thing is clear: IPOs will likely get you nowhere.
Tax Talk

The Doctor Is In

University law clinics offer first aid to entrepreneurs who've been hit by an audit.
Start-Up Spotlight

Coming Attractions

Franchise trends: What's hot. What's not. What's next.
Start-Up Spotlight

Now You're Cooking

What are the ingredients for franchise success? Our secret recipe for satisfying your entrepreneurial appetite.
Start-Up Spotlight

Treasure Hunt

Is franchise financing within your grasp? Sure--if your aim is true.
Start-Up Spotlight

Freeze Fame

How this year's No. 1 franchise, Yogen Fruz, is getting its just desserts.
Start-Up Spotlight

Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Listen up as top franchisees reveal how they got to where you want to be.
Start-Up Spotlight

Quick Guide For Women Entrepreneurs

By Debra Phillips, Cynthia E. Griffin, Heather Page and Melissa Campanelli
Start-Up Spotlight

The Wonder Years

A look at how franchising and the Franchise 500® have changed over the past 20 years.
Business Bytes

PC Phenomenon

Cool new designs and low, low pricetags are the wave of the future. A look at the major PC trends coming your way.
Business Software

Tools For Tomorrow

The new millennium promises some ultracool--and ultrapractical--products.


The security hazards of voice mail.
Tech Smarts

The Future Is Now

'Star Trek' tech leaps out of sci-fi flicks--and into the palm of your hand.

Say the Word

Voice-activated computers, Web page editors and more.
Web Smarts

On The Job

Online law guide, competitive salaries for employees.
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