Inside the October 2007 Issue
Our 2007 picks share their paths to success, strategies for the future and the secrets that propelled them to the top.
New Biz on the Block
Our listing of new franchises offers a fountain of youth--and opportunity.
These 8 steps will take your business from awkward adolescent to full-grown adult.
This entrepreneur is taking beach bum to a whole new level with his high-end, Caribbean-inspired apparel.
Send your sales force on its merry way without training and support, and you could be taking a hit in the revenue.
Check here for the latest stats, events and information channels.
One entrepreneur has used unique clothing style to grow the trend of eco-friendly products.
When even Honda can't make a go of its hybrid Accord, it's tempting to write off electric cars as glorified scooters. Can any company make a profit on them? Will consumers ever warm to a ride that needs recharging?
Get the scoop on what's up and coming in the technological world.
If your company's technology could make our country safer, a new federal program may help you connect with potential buyers in Washington.
Relying on blogs and fan sites can shed some light on public opinion, but read them with a grain of salt.
Jim Mousner has a photo of himself at age 5 donning a fedora and carrying a briefcase, playing secret agent. He went so far as to interview with the Secret Service but chose to pursue a different career. His interest in espionage, however, never waned.
Got You Covered
Eric Morgan, president of Morgan + Co., never thought his New Orleans-based media company would be unable to operate due to a catastrophe.
It's getting easier than ever to stay connected on the road.
Classic cars show off their high-performance capabilities.
Can you get angel funding to expand your company?
When Kim Snider asks attendees of her educational seminars, "How many of you read my blog?" she estimates that 80 percent of the people in the room raise their hands. It wasn't always that way, though.
All is quiet on the immigration front--for now. But can small-business owners pull together to help bring about desperately needed changes?
Investing overseas can be a smart way to diversify, but you've got to know the territory first.
An internet contrarian exposes the dark side of company blogs but offers some advice on how to stay afloat.
If you don't schmooze, you lose--so take these steps to set yourself up for success.
Even if your personal life is in shambles, you can still your run your business.
With shrinking teams and growing responsibilities, CFOs have it tough these days. What can you do to keep yours from jumping ship?
As private equity heats up, a new breed of smaller funds is taking center stage in today's market.
New technologies make buying easier than ever. Cutting-edge advances in smart-card microchips and wireless solutions are giving consumers the option of leaving their cash and credit cards at home in favor of driver's licenses and cell phones.
Cash-only perks are so five minutes ago. Today's Affinity cards are all about creative extras.
A crystal ball won't help you predict where the stock market is going, but the 2008 election may.
The bond that lasts looking for a quick fix for your long-term financing needs? Tax-exempt bonds can do the trick.
Seeking publicity? Learn the art of proper PR, and the press will come looking for you.
A company that gives growing businesses the funds and resources to go big? Sounds like a job for Robin Hood.
College connections can give your high-tech business an edge.
Propel your product off shelves with the perfect packaging.
Skip the startup and go shopping for your dream business.
Successfully marketing your business starts with creating a solid foundation.
Try direct public offerings as a way to raise capital.
There's still room for success in the social networking scene.
A couple of franchisees learn that dough is a relative term for success in the pizza business.
Starting a fitness franchise gave a 19-year professional the motivation to whip his life into shape.
A whimsical ice cream truck makes these tasty treats worth running after.
One entrepreneur creates an easy system for job searching for those without internet access.
Fitness gurus can now get customized training sessions delivered right to their door.
Create an "impossible" goal--and discover the possibilities.
Providing great service is vital to your business, but so is knowing where to draw the line.
If you're looking for a way to grease your business wheels, check out these informative reads.
Tagging content on social sites is serious business.
Make your Global Supply Chain lean and mean.
8 ways to prepare now for stellar holiday sales.
Let calm and clarity lead you to higher sales.
How do you create the unforgettable? Being able to direct an army of experts sure helps.
Want to make your business the center of attention? Take part in an eye-catching event.
Free up some time with HR software.
Floods of e-mails have workers everywhere running for higher ground. Can e-mail trainers help stem the tide?
How to attract--and keep--a diverse management team.
Want to Take your Wi-Fi network to the next level? Try a draft-n wireless router.
They're here: cell phones that work on both cell and Wi-Fi networks.
That set-top box could finally step into the spotlight PCs and TVs converge.
Quick reflexes make this security suite ready for anything.
New gadgets and old-school tools work in perfect harmony to keep you on the ball.
Think the big guys control the gadgets market? Think again.
Smartphones are looking pretty sharp these days.
Make your blog a star by adding video.
Some tinkering here, some changes there, and your business can be greener in no time.
Customers have all sorts of say in your company these days. Why not let them customize what they see on your site?