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Inside the March 1999 Issue

Features

Schizophrenic Nation

They're healthy; they're indulgent. They're cynical; they're hopeful. They're having fun; they're working like maniacs. Are today's consumers nuts--or just trying to have it all?

5 Best Customer Service Ideas

Don't do business without them.

Future Speak

Think demassification. Figure out how to deliver. In the future that prognosticators Alvin and Heidi Toffler foresee, a whole lot of entrepreneurial opportunities await.

Your So-Called Life

The overachieving entrepreneur's guide to making time for a real life.

How To Cheat On Your Boss

Starting a business from your cube . . . without getting caught

The X-Treme Files

Why today's fringe culture is tomorrow's cute ad campaign--and how the cutting edge bites back

Gotta Have It!

How to build a business on a $3,000 budget (and yes, that includes a computer)

Cyber Cash

The sure thing that wasn't: As the initial frenzy subsides, the Internet's investment-raising potential is re-evaluated. Yes, the capital is out there-but only if you know where (and how) to look.

High Hopes

Small high-tech entrepreneurs express even more optimism than their big-business counterparts. So what does David know that Goliath doesn't?

Columns

Business Buzz
South America rises again.
Columns Article
Urban renewal spurs a return to city living nationwide.
Columns Article
Story time is back--and we're not kidding.
Global Smarts
To increase global sales, tap cultural niches.
Pulse
A proposed OSHA rule could create business hazards in more ways than one.
Rising Stars
When friends are the perfect blend in business.
Travel Smarts
Travel sites make life on the road a little easier.
BizScene
Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more
E-Ware
Hard facts on the latest software
Hot Biz
Entrepreneurs get their messages across with specialty greeting cards.
Inventions
Thank heaven for little girls.
Money Matters
Internet scams, money from mom and dad, tax-trimmers
Secrets
Tools and sites to help you travel cheap
Wise Buys
Back it up with a backup drive.
Beating The Odds
How two brothers with an idea for a better tissue got in the game with the big boys--and didn't get flushed.
Bright Ideas
Have a great idea, but you're not quite ready for a patent? A provisional patent protects your rights--and ''holds your place'' in the Patent Office's line.
Bulletin Board
Resources for entrepreneurs
Trade Shows
Mark your calendar.
Cutting Edge
It's an air-tight case: Staging business-related mystery events proves positive!
Family Business
How to keep nonfamily managers happy in order to grow your business.
Insurance
Why examining your deductibles may lead to significant deductions.
Legal
Office temps--what you need to know about the legal rights of these fleeting employees.
Management Smarts
Don't forget men when setting work/family policies for your business.
Staff Smarts
Always stepping in to save the day? Stop doing your employees' work before it's too late!
Your Business
What shipping and handling can do for your business.
Advertising Workshop
It depends. If your company's name doesn't describe the product or service you provide, it shouldn't be the focus of your advertising.
Marketing Smarts
Teaching an old product new tricks.
Sales Success
Are you giving customers something your competitors can't? Pushing your extra value could put you on top.
Tips and Tactics
Getting hip to sponsorship
Fund Smarts
If you love it, why not invest in it?
Money Smarts
Community lenders serve as a vital source of funding for nontraditional borrowers.
Raising Money
If there's value in your inventory or receivables, you may be able to borrow against it to help fund the growth of your business.
Tax Talk
Searching for more tax savings? An ounce of credit can be worth a pound of deductions.
Franchise News
A greeting card opportunity that lets you deal your own hand.
Opportunity Article
Franchisee finds disabled staff works out well.
Opportunity Article
Bagels and stamps, please.
Opportunity Article
Franchising reinvents the school lunch.
Opportunity Article
... or you could get screwed.
Opportunity Article
. . . but the mug is as frosty as ever.
Opportunity Article
Don't let a franchisor's decision not to disclose earnings figures discourage you. There are ways to find out what you need to know.
Opportunity Article
Diary of a start-up: from idea to fruition.
Opportunity Article
Course one: Becoming a restaurateur.
Opportunity Article
Start-up videos to get your business going.
Opportunity Article
Your prices can ensure your prosperity or doom you to failure. Choose them wisely.
Opportunity Insider
Program helps African-Americans become franchisors.
Buyers Guide
When the lights go out, make sure your computer is protected.
Connections
You are now free to move around your company.
Net Profits
Your Web site gets tons of orders, but how do you fill them? Don't go it alone--outsourcing makes fulfillment and distribution simpler and more efficient.
Tech Smarts
The newest way to keep trespassers off your intellectual property.
Tools
State-of-the-art tools.
Web Smarts
Professional Web researchers, auto-responders, virus hoaxes.
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