Inside the October 2009 Issue
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Tony Hawk Carves a New Niche

The master of the half-pipe and creator of a skateboard empire is about to introduce his latest trick: a skateboard without wheels

Radicals and Visionaries

Chris Anderson, who literally wrote the book on "free," faces off with the tech gurus who say "free" is the great sham of the digital age.

The Solution

The Ford Transit Connect takes the office on wheels to a new level.

Solo, But Not Alone

A new generation of entrepreneurs is congregating in 'co-working' spaces across the country.

Taking the Right Road

A former traveling salesman finds his true calling: offering reliable home care to ailing seniors.

The Union of Town and Gown

To block brain drain and enrich economies, more universities are linking up in creative entrepreneurial initiatives.

Editor's Note: Enjoyin' the Ride

Tony Hawk is a cool skater dude who's also an entrepreneur. And that's how he built a company that totally rocks.

Head of the Class

The Princeton Review's annual ranking of entrepreneurship programs names 50 schools that have an edge--and one that beat them all.


Doing Good

The Greening of Lunch

Kids Konserve hopes its eco-conscious lunch products for kids will raise awareness for parents.
Employee X vs. Employer X

Candid Talk From Both Sides of the Health-Care Issue

An employee and an HR exec at a Midwestern financial services company spar over the cost of health-care coverage.
Financial Fitness

Do the Math on Discounts

What small-business owners should know before slashing prices.
Franchise Ink

What Dead Zone?

Costume megastores can whip up scary-good profits in two months.

Fiscally Fit

How one gym owner turned a slumping franchise into a money making powerhouse
Personal Finance

Conquering Your Fear of Fees

Savvy investors know to read the fine print about money-management charges.
VC Insider

Lines of Communication

Should you let your employees talk directly to your VCs?
Going Forward

Business Unusual: Work That Skirt!

Steven Villegas fancied a man-skirt. Turns out he wasn't the only one.
Going Forward

A Very Good Year for Beer

Sales of craft beers have risen--even in a tough economy
Going Forward

Top of the Food Chain

Reality TV king Mark Burnett speaks about Shark Tank.
Going Forward

Less Ramble on the Road

TripAdvisor turns its attention to business travelers
Going Forward

Full Speed Ahead

How to get the most out of your company vehicles

Who's Getting VC Now?

A startup that helps businesses track consumers' phone purchases gets funding even sooner than its founders expected.
Start It Up

The 40-Year-Old Intern

Midlife career crisis? Laid off? In transition? Here's how to test-drive your fantasy job.
Start It Up

On the Itinerary: Your Future

Study abroad, and find the business opportunity of a lifetime.
Start It Up

What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Companies are under pressure to get the results of their marketing money. Here's how to prove you're delivering.
Start It Up

Your Startup May Be Worth Less Than You Think

The recession has resulted in a drop in the valuation of startups.

Shiny Object of the Month

Thumbing around the world with the Blackberry Tour 9630.

The Cookbook Remixed gives cooking junkies a better method for recipe madness.

Analyzing the Analytics

How to make sense of your website's performance data
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