July 1999 Issue
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When it comes to office equipment, you surely get what you pay for. Whether you're a cheapskate or a big spender, we show you how to get the most bang for your buck.
You don't have to be Mark McGwire to score big in sports. Here's how you can hit a home run with a sports event franchise.
Masters of their domains: 16 Netpreneurs worth watching
Your office is a card table; your staff is you and your dog. How do you convince big clients your company's got what it takes? Two words: Fake it.
Move over, Pooh. Mickey's back in town.
While Y2K may pose a problem for some, certain entrepreneurs are finding millennium fever to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity--literally.
Mixing business and pleasure is no longer taboo.
When someone flirts with you, don't get mad . . . get professional.
Don't let popular fears of an impending Latin American market crash get you down.
Beaten every complex challenge in the book? Try the simple life.
Why punches are flying among plane angry passengers
Digging up dirt on the people that affect your business
Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more
Hard facts on the latest software
Pamper pets for profit
You're never too busy to private label.
Error-proof your business, little loans
Hit the road in style.
Beating The Odds
This bookseller figured out how to survive in the land of the giants: Find a niche and hit it hard.
Looking for help commercializing your product. Try NASA.
Mark your calendar.
White House labors to put procurement projects into entrepreneurs' hands.
With just 3.4 defects per million units, the Six Sigma strategy may seem somewhat foreign. Welcome to the quality-assurance system the big boys use.
Hand your kids a key to the business too early, and you could unlock the wrong attitude.
State and federal governments save the day with insurance assistance for entrepreneurs.
And if anyone tries to steal it, you can take 'em to court.
How personal is too personal for work spaces?
You need good employees. They need increased flexibility. Here's how the twain shall meet.
The stakes are high when dealing with employees who have gambling problems.
Ask prospects to take action, and guess what? They just might.
Secrets to boosting your direct mail's effectiveness
Hey, is that billboard talking to you?
Thinking about making your top salesperson a department manager? You'd better look beyond the obvious.
Piling stocks and bonds into your portfolio makes for a healthy investment.
Businesses for sale ring up cool profits.
It's understandable to be bedazzled by the riches you see in other companies' IPOs. But before you follow their lead, make sure your company is cut out for going public.
Action on Capitol Hill this year could leave you with a larger after-tax share of the profits.
The numbers add up at Kumon Math and Reading Centers.
Young entrepreneurs' business plan is right on target.
Finding a part-time business that's full of potential
Secrets to presenting your great idea
These 10 commandments may be the answer to your marketing prayers.
Taking delivery to new heights
If you don't like your new 7-Eleven, return it.
Business and franchise news
Unemployment benefits could be your passport to entrepreneurship.
How to cash in on the biggest baby boom yet
For these entrepreneurs, success means more than just a big bottom line. Meet our 1999 Socially Responsible Franchisees of the Year.
Love pets? Try running a summer camp for them.
Tired of combatting technical problems and the latest spam attack? Outsource your e-mail operations, and you could be left hassle-free.
Don't get burned when you make a verbal agreement.
If Microsoft's new XML e-commerce framework lives up to its 'faster, less expensive' predictions, netpreneurs may soon have a new hero.
Current solutions make it high time to link all your computers to the Internet.
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