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Inside the October 2009 Issue

Features

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.

Columns

Doing Good
Kids Konserve hopes its eco-conscious lunch products for kids will raise awareness for parents.
Employee X vs. Employer X
An employee and an HR exec at a Midwestern financial services company spar over the cost of health-care coverage.
Financial Fitness
What small-business owners should know before slashing prices.
Franchise Ink
Costume megastores can whip up scary-good profits in two months.
Opportunities
How one gym owner turned a slumping franchise into a money making powerhouse
Personal Finance
Savvy investors know to read the fine print about money-management charges.
VC Insider
Should you let your employees talk directly to your VCs?
Going Forward
Steven Villegas fancied a man-skirt. Turns out he wasn't the only one.
Going Forward
Sales of craft beers have risen--even in a tough economy
Going Forward
Reality TV king Mark Burnett speaks about Shark Tank.
Going Forward
TripAdvisor turns its attention to business travelers
Going Forward
How to get the most out of your company vehicles
Money
A startup that helps businesses track consumers' phone purchases gets funding even sooner than its founders expected.
Start It Up
Midlife career crisis? Laid off? In transition? Here's how to test-drive your fantasy job.
Start It Up
Study abroad, and find the business opportunity of a lifetime.
Start It Up
Companies are under pressure to get the results of their marketing money. Here's how to prove you're delivering.
Start It Up
The recession has resulted in a drop in the valuation of startups.
Tech
Thumbing around the world with the Blackberry Tour 9630.
Web
Tastebook.com gives cooking junkies a better method for recipe madness.
Web
How to make sense of your website's performance data
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