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Inside the June 1999 Issue


Home Free

While their friends stick it out in corporate America, thousands of young entrepreneurs are heading home--today's hottest start-up spot.

Power Up

Don't stay home without 'em! Our picks for the essential homebased business tools

Taking On Goliath

In the fight for survival with the big guys, these entrepreneurs used their scrappy ingenuity and underdog strengths to help them win.

Running With The Bulls

Think today's economy is booming? Hold on! Harry S. Dent Jr. says here come the roaring 2000s.

Listen To The Band

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'.

Put It In Reverse

Are there too many twists in the road to IPOs? Consider a smoother route: reverse mergers.

Found In Space

With more than 100 million Web pages cramming every corner of cyberspace, is it still possible to take your place among the stars?


Business Buzz
In a more discerning market, not any old character will do.
Columns Article
Battle of the sexes and the shape of things to come.
Columns Article
Will entrepreneurs be hurt by OSHA's attempt to ease the pain of repetitive-motion injuries?
Columns Article
Entrepreneur-owned banks give new meaning to the term business friendly.
Entrepreneurial Woman
Certification of women suppliers opens procurement doors.
Global Smarts
A crisis has hit. Now what?
Wake up and smell Starbucks' latest coffeehouse concept.
Travel Smarts
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
Bargain shopping
Beating The Odds
More than one hundred government agencies mocked Andy Wilson's idea, but look who's quacking now.
Bulletin Board
Agency Encourages Energy Efficiency.
Trade Shows
Mark your calendar.
Cutting Edge
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.
Family Business
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.
Management Smarts
Dress for success isn't so cut and dried anymore.
Staff Smarts
Think illiteracy is a problem of the past? There's a reason some workers avoid the written word. Here's how you can help.
Your Business
Do employee vacations wreak havoc on your business?
Advertising Workshop
For some ads, it's no guts, no glory.
Fast Pitch
Making the most of newsletters
Marketing Smarts
A crash course in charisma
Sales Success
Ditch the tricks and put puffery aside. According to sales expert Jacques Werth, honesty really is the best policy.
Fund Smarts
Fund gambles on fun--and offers investors a chance to play and win.
Money Smarts
Isn't that what friends (and neighbors) are for?
Raising Money
You don't need to look on high--and low--for angel investors. Try these proven paths.
Tax Talk
Uncle Sam can't solve your Y2K problems, but new tax deductions may make it easier to afford the protection you need.
Franchise News
Wild Birds Unlimited is something to chirp about.
Opportunity Article
Move over, sub, hero and hoagie: the sandwich has gone upscale. And for enterprising entrepreneurs, it's the best thing since sliced bread.
Opportunity Article
When credit card payments aren't an option, one thing stands between you and online sales: your credibility.
Opportunity Article
When the going gets tough, consultants provide the expertise you need.
Opportunity Article
Ready, willing and able--five sources guaranteed to get your business going
Opportunity Article
Identify a hot product and jump into the action!
Opportunity Insider
New cafe/bar franchise makes love connections.
Business Bytes
Easy and effective, a new breed of smart, simple and small devices gets the job done.
Business Software
You've got seven months--and counting. Is your software Y2K-compliant?
Buyers Guide
These digital photo ops can change your business's image.
The latest cell phones let you roam, if you want to.
Net Profits
Want to learn more about your competitors? Try using competitive intelligence resources.
Tech Smarts
When you can't afford to buy the software you need
State-of-the-Art Tech Tools
Web Smarts
Getting visitors to stick around
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