Inside the January 2007 Issue
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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.

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.

Fit or Miss

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

Columns

Almost Famous

Mix Masters

Friends since childhood, these former bartenders found success by making their products the all-natural life of the party.
Biz Travel

Comfort Zone

No matter how far you roam, you can unwind on the road.
Books

Whatcha Gonna Do?

Leaders know how to make tough decisions. How do they do it?
Expand

Next Big Thing?

Franchising can take your business far and wide.
Forward Features

In the Cards

First impressions count, so give your business cards some style.
Forward Features

Crystal Ball

Will 2007 be a good time to bust some business moves?
Forward Features

Down to Business

The midterm election may bring changes for entrepreneurs.
Forward Features

Better Than Ever

Resolve to take these experts' tips to heart in the new year.
Forward Features

Ahead of the Pack

Gazelle 2.0 companies are growing by leaps and bounds.
Forward Features

One to Watch

What Google's acquisition of YouTube means for Web 2.0
Forward Features

Personal Touch

Avatars let your customers spread the word about you.
Insights

Making It Stick

What keeps your message in the minds of consumers?
Perspective

Broken Bridges

For entrepreneurs, the real trade barriers lie close to home.
Wheels

Wide Loads

Ready for business, these trucks have space to haul it all.
#1 Franchise

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.
#1 Franchise

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.
Financing

Show Me the Money

You can fund your new franchise in traditional ways--or you can get a little creative.
Financing

Show Me the Money

You can fund your new franchise in traditional ways--or you can get a little creative.
Franchise 500

Best of the Best

We've compiled the world's biggest and best franchise listing--now it's up to you to get started.
Hot in 2007

Trend Watch

Which types of franchises boast standout growth? Here's what's happening in the industry.
Keys To Success

Are You Franchisee Material?

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

Are You Franchisee Material?

We asked franchisors what they want in franchisees, and 4 qualities rose to the top. Find out if they're looking for you.
Profiles

Look Who's Buying

Today's franchise buyers are a diverse group--from corporate refugees to individuals born after The Beatles split up.
Profiles

Look Who's Buying

Today's franchise buyers are a diverse group--from corporate refugees to individuals born after The Beatles split up.
Profiles

Out of the Ordinary

Looking for a franchise that ventures off the beaten path? A "miscellaneous" franchise could be for you.
Profiles

Out of the Ordinary

Looking for a franchise that ventures off the beaten path? A "miscellaneous" franchise could be for you.
Research

Meet Your Match

When searching for the perfect franchise, look past the hype. Get out, do the legwork and ask the tough questions.
Research

Meet Your Match

When searching for the perfect franchise, look past the hype. Get out, do the legwork and ask the tough questions.
Hot Trend

Refreshing Ideas

Entrepreneurs take on the world's growing demand for pure water.
Innovation Buzz

What's Next?

Looking for new trends? Check out the USPTO.
Snapshot

Green Team

Thanks to this enterprising couple, more babies are sporting earth-friendly diapers.
Buzz

Hiring Stay-at-Home Moms

Looking to hire? Hire stay-at-home moms.
Global Village

Eastward Ho!

Start your quest for a piece of the Chinese market.
Legal

Outside Job

Prepaid legal plans are a big help to smaller firms.
Smart Moves

Mine, All Mine!

Think you should have complete control over your company? Think again.
Snapshot

Breaking Ground

An entrepreneur uses a mother's touch to help keep workplaces safe.
Staff Smarts

Let It Rain

Get out your umbrella--hiring a rainmaker can make profits pour.
Dollar Signs

Fiscal Fog

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

Friendly Fund

This financial services fund might be one to bank on.
Insurance

Extra Cushion

Supplement your coverage with an umbrella policy.
Money Buzz

Teen Tax Alert

Changes in tax law could affect how much your kids are taxed.
Money Buzz

Keeping Tabs

Steps to take to improve your cash flow.
Money Buzz

Twice as Nice

The benefits of a Roth 401(k)
Personal Finance

Free for All

Brokerages offering free stock trades are nothing new, but thanks to one online upstart, the concept just might take flight.
Raising Money

The Tables Turn

Tired of looking for growth capital for your company? Focus on five fundamentals, and investors may come looking for you.
Rich Returns

Growing Pains

Your company can't grow if you're still rooted in thinking small.
Snapshot

Cause and Effect

A lean fundraising machine puts money where Billy Starr wants it: fighting cancer.
Tax Talk

Take Note

A breakdown of the new tax wrinkles for 2006 filings
Real Deal

Put it in Neutral

Next time you're in a dispute, don't litigate--mediate.
Retail Register

Go for the Good

Help the world--and your biz--by doing the right thing.
Sales Success

Seize the Day

Don't wait to get back in touch with old prospects--now's the time!
Sell Buzz

What's in a Name?

Is a risqu� business name right for your business?
Sell Buzz

Ready for Search Engine Advertising?

This service provides a one-stop shop.
Snapshot

Direct Access

Selling solutions straight to end-users brought this company back to life.
Tactics

All Over the Place

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

Screen Test

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

Talk of the Town

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

Pumping PC Iron

Your flabby PC is putting you at risk. It's time to slim down and tone up.
Net Profits

For the Better

Is one of your plans for the New Year to improve your website? Savvy e-tailers offer up their ideas for positive changes.
Net Profits

Survey Says

Do them right, and online surveys can be very revealing.
Net Sales

War of the Words

Pay-per-click arbitrage could be driving up the cost of your keywords.
Snapshot

Will Text for Food

One hungry entrepreneur found his calling making it easier than ever to order takeout.
Tech Buzz

Chart Art

Chart your company's success.
Tech Buzz

Get in the Game

Latest stats on internet users
Tech Buzz

Off the Record

This message will self-destruct.
Wireless

At the 4 Front

What's next in mobile broadband? Meet 4G.
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