Entrepreneur magazine
September 1999

September 1999

Entrepreneur | September 1999
September 1999
Entrepreneur Magazine

Future Shift

The population is changing quicker than you can say `census'. Are you ready for the next wave of consumers?

Down And (Almost) Out

Stepping in when a top employee's performance goes flat

Dare To Be Different

Engage customers with a taste of the unconventional.

Rub It In

Ahhhh! The answer to your employees' aches, pains and stress

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The fact that the Internet is generating huge profits hasn't slipped by the taxman. Find out which rules affect your e-commerce business.

Net's Worth

Will out-of-this-world Internet stocks come crashing back to earth?

Have It Your Way

Why settle for generic when you can have a computer customized to fit your needs?

Talk Is Cheap

How to get low long-distance rates on every call


State-of-the-art tech tools

Site Unseen

Spruce up your banner ads or say goodbye to prospects.


New services allow you to send oversized files across the Net.

Gourmet Bubbly

. . . and we're not talking champagne.

Back To Basics

With no batteries required and a price that's right, day-planners hold their own.

Help Wanted

One woman's turbulent quest for funding

Are Your Kids Wrecking Your Business?

You've welcomed your kids into the family business--and you're ready to pull your hair out. Now what?

Playing To Win

Do you think like a champ? Coach Mike Shanahan of Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos fame offers winning strategies to keep you on top of your business game.

You Got Personality

. . .and you got a business. Business coach Lois Frankel reveals how to strike a balance between the two.

Tween Beat

Here's marketing to you, kids; why increasing numbers of entrepreneurs are selling their sights on preteen consumers.

Speed Freaks

There's e-commerce and e-mail and virtual this and virtual that and if you don't grab that third cup of espresso and kick yourself into overdrive to get your business up to speed, you can bet you'll get left in the dust.

The Home Zone

So you want to start a homebased business but don't know where to begin? These entrepreneurs discovered buying a business opportunity can be an easy way to get started.

All Boxed Up

Hard facts on the latest software

Rookie Rules

Scoring a small distributor

All That Slithers

Get the lowdown on news, trends, programs and more.

Thou Shalt Not. . .

You may not always obey the Ten Commandments, but you'd better follow these 3 cardinal laws of Web site design.

Why Buy?

`Z' is for zero, to buy or not to buy, nix failure, How low can you go?

Keeping Your Cool

You're either cool or you're not. If you are, here's how to make the most of it.

Equal Access

Giving minorities, veterans and women a fair shot at franchising

Eastern States

Can you offer jobs in economically poor areas? This fund's looking for you.

Making Headlines

The money to pay the staff was a maybe. Her partner left her alone in the eats-entrepreneurs-alive magazine industry. Could Pat Means survive, much less succeed? You better believe it.

Abroad Band

U.S. tech businesses find foreign soil is fertile soil.

Deep Freeze

Don't let the name fool you. Frozen foods are hot.

Tubby Talk

It takes a child at heart to build a children's phenomenon.


There's only one Silicon Valley, but hopes of being Silicon Something has tech communities popping up nationwide.

The `WOW' Factor

How do you sell a great gift idea? Enthusiasm!

Get In The Game

You'll soon be able to score with your favorite star.

Square Pegs

Filling your customer service team with `mini salespeople'? Chances are, you're missing the mark.

Home Cooking

Customers will take this pizza and shove it . . .in their ovens.

Mr. Clean

A Chem-Dry franchisee helps shelter residents make a fresh start.

Wait Not, Want Not

Have a bunch of great business ideas but still no business? Well, what are you waiting for? It's time to make the leap from armchair entrepreneur to the real deal.

And Make It Quick

I need a high-speed phone line, but my office is in a residential zone.

Extra! Extra!

Read all about the latest in newsstands.

Hungry For Success

From dishwasher to entrepreneur

Learning Curve

One university's popular franchise program takes its own advice.

Get The Last Laugh

. . . even when everyone says your business idea is crazy.

Inventions: The Next Generation

Can't think of an original product? You don't have to. Making an existing product better could be your ticket to success.

Kidding Around

Kids aren't just our future--they're fueling a billion-dollar market that has nowhere to go but up.

Decent Proposal

As bogus lawsuits continue to rise, Congress fights to keep entrepreneurs out of court.

Exit Lines

Before an employee permanently parts company, listen up! The lowdown could make or break your business.

What's The Meaning?

Show a hearing-impaired applicant to the door and you could be slapped with a lawsuit, right? According to the Supreme Court, the answer lies in the definition of disability.

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