Inside the August 2008 Issue
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On the Horizon

The economy may be down, but the expansion capital outlook remains positive in 2008.

High Rollers

Venture capitalists showed entrepreneurs the big bucks in 2007. Could one of our top VC firms be looking for a business like yours this time around?


Almost Famous

Face Time: Too Faced Cosmetics Inc.

These cosmetics connoisseurs are giving major brands a run for their money.
Doing Good

Natural Instinct

Thanks to Mark Laska, the urban jungle is getting a little greener.
Edge Features

Edge Roundup 08/08

Read up on the other people and trends of the small biz world.
Edge Features

Bounce Back

With a little common sense and a lot of hard work, your business can boom in any economy.
Edge Features

Certifiably Green

Strut your business's eco-friendly stuff with the help of these 10 programs.
Edge Features

Going, Going, Gone?

Coverage for your business in the local newspaper might be increasingly hard to come by.
Edge Features

Little Boxes' Big 4-0

As the cubicle turns 40, we look back at the great (and not-so-great) moments in cube history.
Edge Features

Money Tree

Some banks don't just store green--they are green.


The Jaguar is the hottest car built in England these days.

Million-Dollar Baby

Looking to hit 7 figures and beyond? Learn from 3 women who are already there.
Rich Returns

Even Steven

A balance between supply and demand is essential to your company's well-being.

On The Upside

The economy may be heading downhill, but for short funds, things are looking up.

Stress Case

Learn how to take stress by the reins, and your company will reap the benefits.
Wise Guy

Nursing a Cut

Laying off employees is never easy. Here are 11 tips to make it less painful for everyone.

One for the Books

What you need to know about hiring a CFO.

Something to Bank On

Community banks have plenty of money to lend, but intense scrutiny has raised the bar.

Green Tech Grows Up

Is the grass getting greener for alternative energy investing?
Raising Money

Access Granted

Is your search for commercial financing going nowhere? Your local capital Access Program could get you on the right path.

Money Roundup 08/08

Learn how your small-town company can make it big and get paid.
Biz U

World Of Difference

In college, you've got the whole green business world in your hands.

Do the Two-Step

Forget cold calling--now, getting leads is as simple as counting to two.
Money Matters

Taking Over

Buying out your boss? You can do it--and get a good deal.
Net Profits

Simple Startup

How to keep your site's operating costs low while still boosting profits
Smart Ideas

Smart Ideas Roundup 08/08

Be in the Know About the Next Big Thing.
Startup Features

Early to Rise

These entrepreneurs jumped at the chance to be franchisees while they were young--and their determination and drive are paying off.
Startup Features

Get Your Money's Worth

We show you 10 ways to save during startup--and which investments are worth the splurge.
Success Coach

Let's Get Critical

Constructive feedback can be a big boost for your business.
Best Practices

Rush Hour

Don't let downtime turn into lost time. Learn how to make the most of it.

Going Places

Bring business home by treating special clients to a memorable trip.

Small Wonders

Widgets encourage customers to engage with you.

Going Local

You can't do it all on your own, especially in a new country.

Get Real

The truth about some common marketing lies--and their consequences.

Be All You Can Be

What can you learn from the world's best salespeople?

Strategies Roundup 08/08

Discover the best way to handle a lawsuit and the newest books for your growing business.
Work Force

Costs and Benefits

Should you share your company's financial woes with employees?
Buyers Guide

In Living Color

Clear ways to project an even more professional image

Phone 2.0

A new service combines social networking features with free phone calls.
Digital Edge

On Your Marks

Get Set: We're racing toward fast connectivity everywhere.

Can We Talk?

New services let you hold instant web conferences--anytime, anywhere.

Technology Roundup 08/08

Get the rest of your tech fix here.
Tech Buzz

Crash Test

Face it, computers and networks will inevitably fail. How will you handle it?
Web Sight

Know How to Hold 'Em

Building an online community can pull customers onto your website--and keep them there.
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