June 1999 Issue
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While their friends stick it out in corporate America, thousands of young entrepreneurs are heading home--today's hottest start-up spot.
Don't stay home without 'em! Our picks for the essential homebased business tools
In the fight for survival with the big guys, these entrepreneurs used their scrappy ingenuity and underdog strengths to help them win.
Think today's economy is booming? Hold on! Harry S. Dent Jr. says here come the roaring 2000s.
Implementing nontraditional methods and best-practice business decisions, the Grateful Dead has had a remarkable 30-year run as a rock icon. Follow their lead, and keep your business truckin'.
Are there too many twists in the road to IPOs? Consider a smoother route: reverse mergers.
With more than 100 million Web pages cramming every corner of cyberspace, is it still possible to take your place among the stars?
In a more discerning market, not any old character will do.
Battle of the sexes and the shape of things to come.
Will entrepreneurs be hurt by OSHA's attempt to ease the pain of repetitive-motion injuries?
Entrepreneur-owned banks give new meaning to the term business friendly.
Certification of women suppliers opens procurement doors.
A crisis has hit. Now what?
Wake up and smell Starbucks' latest coffeehouse concept.
Travel faux pas take you off the beaten path: Here are several to avoid.
Hard Facts On The Latest Software
Don't reinvent the wheel
Target your clients right
Beating The Odds
More than one hundred government agencies mocked Andy Wilson's idea, but look who's quacking now.
Agency Encourages Energy Efficiency.
Mark your calendar.
New or trendy it's not, but an updated analysis of your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats may be just the check-up your business needs.
In order to roll with the times, family business leaders must rely on people other than themselves-their successors.
Putting a price on your most valued employees
From owners to officers, sweeping lawsuits are bringing down entire companies. Exactly who's liable? Courts are divided.
Dress for success isn't so cut and dried anymore.
Think illiteracy is a problem of the past? There's a reason some workers avoid the written word. Here's how you can help.
Do employee vacations wreak havoc on your business?
For some ads, it's no guts, no glory.
Making the most of newsletters
A crash course in charisma
Ditch the tricks and put puffery aside. According to sales expert Jacques Werth, honesty really is the best policy.
Fund gambles on fun--and offers investors a chance to play and win.
Isn't that what friends (and neighbors) are for?
You don't need to look on high--and low--for angel investors. Try these proven paths.
Uncle Sam can't solve your Y2K problems, but new tax deductions may make it easier to afford the protection you need.
Wild Birds Unlimited is something to chirp about.
Move over, sub, hero and hoagie: the sandwich has gone upscale. And for enterprising entrepreneurs, it's the best thing since sliced bread.
When credit card payments aren't an option, one thing stands between you and online sales: your credibility.
When the going gets tough, consultants provide the expertise you need.
Ready, willing and able--five sources guaranteed to get your business going
Identify a hot product and jump into the action!
New cafe/bar franchise makes love connections.
Easy and effective, a new breed of smart, simple and small devices gets the job done.
You've got seven months--and counting. Is your software Y2K-compliant?
These digital photo ops can change your business's image.
The latest cell phones let you roam, if you want to.
Want to learn more about your competitors? Try using competitive intelligence resources.
When you can't afford to buy the software you need
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