Inside the January 2008 Issue
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Features

Convenience is King

Check out the new No. 1 on the block.

By the Numbers

Use our exclusive Business Performance Dashboard to find out how your company compares to others in your industry.

Columns

Almost Famous

Sea Potential

The active baby boomer market provides a swell of opportunity for one entrepreneur.
Business 411

Back in Action

Recover your data without a hitch using drivesavers.
Doing Good

It's in the Bag

You'll never catch Andy Keller answering "plastic" to the "Paper or plastic?" question at the grocery store. As a matter of fact, you won't hear him answering "paper," either.
Edge Features

Listen Here!

Giving your site a bit of sound? Royalty rates might change your tune.
Edge Features

Rise of the Robots

Robots are well on their way from the pages of science fiction to your front door. In fact, advanced humanoid robots could arrive on your doorstep as early as 10 years from now.
Edge Features

City Savvy

If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. Never before has this popular saying rung more true. For ages, New York City's charm has been encapsulated in the efforts of enterprising entrepreneurs.
Edge Features

Cloaked Room

Virtual meetings are keeping quieter employees plugged in.
Edge Features

Control Your Emoticons

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what's an emoticon worth? Something as simple as a :-), :-( or ;-) can be complicated, especially when you're talking about business e-mails.
Edge Features

A Look Ahead

If you made it through 2007, you'll make it through 2008--or so say economic forecasters asked to describe the near-term environment for entrepreneurs.
Travel

Fly Better

Tips to getting yourself to the upper class.
Wheels

Fast and Furious

The 2008 BMW M5 is getting entrepreneurs where they need to go.
Women

The Boys' Club

Women entrepreneurs are creating a formula for success.
Women In Charge

Open to Advice

Ready to push profits through the roof? All you need is a little help.
Women In Charge

Step On Up

Women business leaders have the power to change the world. Sharon Hadary is showing them how.
Women In Charge

Take Control

Your business's finances are in good shape--but what about your own?
Women In Charge

Know-How

You've read about our winner; now discover some other top entrants' best success tips.
Women In Charge

Bold Moves

With culturally inspired chocolates and a focus on going green, our Woman of the Year is taking taste to a whole new level.
Franchise 500

Ready Reference Listings

As an additional research tool, we have broken out franchise data from the Franchise 500® listings into the following quick-reference sections.
Franchise 500

Understanding the Rankings

A look inside on how the Franchise 500® list was compiled.
Franchise 500

It's Here!

Dig in to the 29th annual Franchise 500® to find the best business for you.
Franchise 500®

Ready Reference Listings

As an additional research tool, we have broken out franchise data from the Franchise 500® listings into the following quick-reference sections.
Keys To Success

The Journey Begins

Are you ready for franchise ownership? Our expert gives you an inside look.
Keys To Success

The Journey Begins

Are you ready for franchise ownership? Our expert gives you an inside look.
Profile

Running Start

There's no easy button for starting a franchise, but there are dozens of programs to lend a helping hand.
Profile

Outward Bound

It works in Phoenix, but will it fly in Toledo? Learn the here and there of expanding a regional concept.
Profile

Running Start

There's no easy button for starting a franchise, but there are dozens of programs to lend a helping hand.
Profile

Outward Bound

It works in Phoenix, but will it fly in Toledo? Learn the here and there of expanding a regional concept.
Research

Super Sleuthing

Doing your due diligence before buying a franchise involves some detective work. Here's how to uncover what you need to know.
Research

He Said, She Said

Our experts weigh in on the ups and downs of buying a franchise fresh out of college.
Research

Super Sleuthing

Doing your due diligence before buying a franchise involves some detective work. Here's how to uncover what you need to know.
Research

He Said, She Said

Our experts weigh in on the ups and downs of buying a franchise fresh out of college.
Rich Returns

What's to Come

Fasten your seat belts and hold on tight--the 2008 economy is going to be a bumpy ride.
TheStreet.com

Investor's Cut

Get your shot at the silver screen without setting a foot in Hollywood.
View

Risky Biz

Get your employees taking chances and learning from their experiences.
Wise Guy

Garnering Angels

Sure, you may have ventured for VC, but raising angel capital takes a different kind of skill.
Advisor

Give Me a Tax Break

Our business consulting expert gives insight into business and tax dollars.
Currency

Time Bomb

Late-paying customers can put your business in jeopardy. Get organized--and get paid on time.
Money Buzz

Get By With Help From the IRS

The IRS' small-business site just got a whole lot easier to use.
Money Buzz

A Loan But Not Alone

Businesses give hope to third world entrepreneurs.
Money Buzz

Small Towns, Big Money

Looking for capital? a new study shows that small towns might just be a VC paradise.
Portfolio

World View

As the dollar declines, set your sights on diversification.
Raising Money

Dare to Venture

Need a cash infusion? Try Venture merchant bank financing to get your business back on track.
Snapshot

Big Deal

Organizing multimillion-dollar investments is all in a day's work for this software company.
Best Practices

Can You Compete?

Chinese manufacturers aren't just making your stuff--they're making their own, too.
Books

Get Inspired

Usher in a new year and new ideas with these stimulating reads.
Clicks

New Entry

Your company's arrived. Now let everyone know by getting on Wikipedia.
Global

Get With the Program

Trade treaties give you an edge--so don't let their advantages pass you by.
Marketing

Booster Shot

It's a new year--the perfect time to revive your marketing with fresh tactics.
Sell

As Easy as 1-2-3

Sales calls are simple when you know what to do before, during and after.
Snapshot

Creative Genius

There's nothing like a little fantasy to get imaginations--and business--moving.
Strategy Buzz

Chill Out, Man!

As an entrepreneur, you're bound to feel tense. Learn to relax for the sake of your business.
Strategy Buzz

New Directions

Success stories from 3 entrepreneurs who rebranded.
Work Force

Start Their Engines

Offering inventive incentives can have a big impact on your bottom line.
Buyers Guide

Do You Copy?

In the market for a new copier? Consider a multifunction printer.
Connections

Dial Away

Long distance for one flat fee? Call it a deal.
Digital Edge

Get Out of the Office

For basic business applications, think outside the software box.
Editors Pick

Touch and Go

Quick, secure login is at your fingertip.
Mobility

Take It With You

Don't let business cards and important documents get lost in the shuffle.
Snapshot

The Road Less Traveled

With so much traffic in cyberspace, it's about time someone blazed a direct trail to the internet.
Tech Buzz

Buena Vista?

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 cometh. Is it time for your business to give it a try?
Tech Buzz

Scale It Down

Want your website to reach more people? Make it ready to move.
Tech Buzz

Traveling Companions

Yes, you can pack light when hitting the road and still get it all done.
Web Sight

Tell It to Me Straight

Your online community can help fine-tune your products.
Wireless

In iControl

Go online to keep your company under lock and key.
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