August 1999 Issue
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The fact: more than a million people bought rocks as pets. The lesson: you can sell anything to anybody.
Attention, road warriors! Tips to tackle your next overseas trip
Open a store . . . open a store . . .and so on . . . and so on . . . and so on . . .
Black entertainment television founder Bob Johnson commands a billion-dollar empire built on one simple rule: choose a niche and serve it any way you can.
You've built your business on millennium madness. Good for you! But what happens when the ball drops over Times Square? Don't let your business become last century's news.
So you're not filthy rich. You might be after you start one of these 10 hot businesses-and it won't cost megabucks to do it.
When your business takes up 18 hours a day, who has time for romance? These entrepreneurs do--proving mixing love and business doesn't have to be a tug of war.
Get the jump on these up-and-coming trends.
2,300 years after its culture dominated the world, Greece is still very open for business.
Entrepreneurial nightmares you have to see to believe
Balance popular with practical and you'll get the best reward
You can't change the sexist attitudes you find in the global marketplace, but you can take advantage of them.
Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs, and more.
Hard facts on the latest software
Rack up sales with retro fashions.
Have the last laugh
Cash in on fads
Multiple banks, starting a 401(k), what Dad never told you, angel investors
Beating The Odds
Ever thought of starting your own airline? Now that's an entrepreneur.
A directory of Tarheel State recyclers
Mark your calendar.
A bill to ease National Labor Relations Board action against small business is up for a fourth time. Will it pass?
Plan to stay small forever? We didn't think so. One way to shoot for the big leagues is to think big--Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals, that is.
Are you gambling with the future of your company? Why staff rotation is risky business
Should the IRS come calling, your welcome mat had better read `insured.'
Runaway lawsuits provoke lawmakers to push for reform. Here's how their proposals will affect you.
Build a better company through better employees.
Overwhelmed by heavy HR duties? Try leaving inner-office issues to outside experts.
How you implement a change is as important as the change itself.
Work magic with a testimonial headline.
Done correctly, seminars can increase your company's visibility--and even ring up sales.
Reading your customer's next move is easier than you think.
. . . but watch out for phrases that put a glitch in your across-the-wire sales pitch.
Think munis aren't all that exciting? This one may change your mind.
A new SBIC targets Latino entrepreneurs.
Before you start shaking the trees for investors, make sure you're prepared to catch them.
Can giving more to yourself or your employees mean giving less to Uncle Sam?
Family-run Maaco offers franchisees a proven sales system and a tag line customers will never forget.
A business opportunity you see everyday
Buying a franchise isn't that scary--and this book tells you why.
Program pairs investors with enthusiastic franchisees.
Cash-poor friends may still have a lot to contribute.
Earn while you learn--and leave college with a flourishing business.
Buying an existing business? Smart idea. But before you sign on the dotted line, make sure the business is all it's cracked up to be.
If you don't want to lose the rights to your idea, don't talk about it--without a nondisclosure agreement, that is.
In the war against category killers, franchises provide entrepreneurs with secret weapons: a big company brand and the specialized service of an independent.
Rental franchise believes charity begins in the community.
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Help! I need a business plan.
. . . before too much technology sends you and your business over the edge.
Auto-dialing is now within your reach.
More and more online retailers are using a variety of tools to help them track their customers. Here's how you can, too.
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