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Inside the January 2007 Issue

Features

Full Speed Ahead

They've come out on top of our rankings 15 times. Now Subway has its sights set on taking over the world.

Fit or Miss

Take it from these experts--healthy choices benefit both your body and your bottom line.

A Look Ahead

What challenges will 2007 hold for your business? Nobody knows for sure, but our 2nd annual "Entrepreneurial Challenges Survey" gives you a glimpse into what entrepreneurs like yourself are anticipating.

Women on the Rise

Focus, passion and lots of drive--that's what our woman of the year is made of.

Columns

Almost Famous
Friends since childhood, these former bartenders found success by making their products the all-natural life of the party.
Biz Travel
No matter how far you roam, you can unwind on the road.
Books
Leaders know how to make tough decisions. How do they do it?
Expand
Franchising can take your business far and wide.
Forward Features
First impressions count, so give your business cards some style.
Forward Features
Resolve to take these experts' tips to heart in the new year.
Forward Features
The midterm election may bring changes for entrepreneurs.
Forward Features
Will 2007 be a good time to bust some business moves?
Forward Features
What Google's acquisition of YouTube means for Web 2.0
Forward Features
Avatars let your customers spread the word about you.
Forward Features
Gazelle 2.0 companies are growing by leaps and bounds.
Insights
What keeps your message in the minds of consumers?
Perspective
For entrepreneurs, the real trade barriers lie close to home.
Wheels
Ready for business, these trucks have space to haul it all.
#1 Franchise
They've come out on top of our rankings 15 times. Now Subway has its sights set on taking over the world.
#1 Franchise
They've come out on top of our rankings 15 times. Now Subway has its sights set on taking over the world.
Financing
You can fund your new franchise in traditional ways--or you can get a little creative.
Financing
You can fund your new franchise in traditional ways--or you can get a little creative.
Franchise 500
We've compiled the world's biggest and best franchise listing--now it's up to you to get started.
Hot in 2007
Which types of franchises boast standout growth? Here's what's happening in the industry.
Keys To Success
We asked franchisors what they want in franchisees, and 4 qualities rose to the top. Find out if they're looking for you.
Keys To Success
We asked franchisors what they want in franchisees, and 4 qualities rose to the top. Find out if they're looking for you.
Profiles
Looking for a franchise that ventures off the beaten path? A "miscellaneous" franchise could be for you.
Profiles
Today's franchise buyers are a diverse group--from corporate refugees to individuals born after The Beatles split up.
Profiles
Looking for a franchise that ventures off the beaten path? A "miscellaneous" franchise could be for you.
Profiles
Today's franchise buyers are a diverse group--from corporate refugees to individuals born after The Beatles split up.
Research
When searching for the perfect franchise, look past the hype. Get out, do the legwork and ask the tough questions.
Research
When searching for the perfect franchise, look past the hype. Get out, do the legwork and ask the tough questions.
Hot Trend
Entrepreneurs take on the world's growing demand for pure water.
Innovation Buzz
Looking for new trends? Check out the USPTO.
Snapshot
Thanks to this enterprising couple, more babies are sporting earth-friendly diapers.
Buzz
Looking to hire? Hire stay-at-home moms.
Global Village
Start your quest for a piece of the Chinese market.
Legal
Prepaid legal plans are a big help to smaller firms.
Smart Moves
Think you should have complete control over your company? Think again.
Snapshot
An entrepreneur uses a mother's touch to help keep workplaces safe.
Staff Smarts
Get out your umbrella--hiring a rainmaker can make profits pour.
Dollar Signs
Don't know a loan from a line of credit? You're not alone--but we can help with a look at the most common financing myths.
Funds
This financial services fund might be one to bank on.
Insurance
Supplement your coverage with an umbrella policy.
Money Buzz
Steps to take to improve your cash flow.
Money Buzz
The benefits of a Roth 401(k)
Money Buzz
Changes in tax law could affect how much your kids are taxed.
Personal Finance
Brokerages offering free stock trades are nothing new, but thanks to one online upstart, the concept just might take flight.
Raising Money
Tired of looking for growth capital for your company? Focus on five fundamentals, and investors may come looking for you.
Rich Returns
Your company can't grow if you're still rooted in thinking small.
Snapshot
A lean fundraising machine puts money where Billy Starr wants it: fighting cancer.
Tax Talk
A breakdown of the new tax wrinkles for 2006 filings
Real Deal
Next time you're in a dispute, don't litigate--mediate.
Retail Register
Help the world--and your biz--by doing the right thing.
Sales Success
Don't wait to get back in touch with old prospects--now's the time!
Sell Buzz
Is a risqu� business name right for your business?
Sell Buzz
This service provides a one-stop shop.
Snapshot
Selling solutions straight to end-users brought this company back to life.
Tactics
Your customers aren't sitting still, and neither should you. With an effective media mix, you can reach them morning, noon and night.
Buyers Guide
Prices are falling on big-screen flat-panel monitors. All you have to do is choose one that offers the features your business needs.
Connections
In your car, at your hotel, in the airport, at a trade show--this little gadget will let you hold a teleconference just about anywhere.
Digital Edge
Your flabby PC is putting you at risk. It's time to slim down and tone up.
Net Profits
Do them right, and online surveys can be very revealing.
Net Profits
Is one of your plans for the New Year to improve your website? Savvy e-tailers offer up their ideas for positive changes.
Net Sales
Pay-per-click arbitrage could be driving up the cost of your keywords.
Snapshot
One hungry entrepreneur found his calling making it easier than ever to order takeout.
Tech Buzz
Chart your company's success.
Tech Buzz
Latest stats on internet users
Tech Buzz
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Wireless
What's next in mobile broadband? Meet 4G.
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