Inside the November 2009 Issue
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Brewing Big (With a Micro Soul)

After 18 years of growth and with annual revenue about to break $100 million, Kim Jordan still maintains New Belgium's freewheeling spirit.

Why Now is the Time to Open a Restaurant

Rents are dropping, talented chefs are up for grabs and, most important, smarter diners are looking for value, not glitz.

Editor's Note: The New Bare-Bones Restaurant Model

How can this economy work for you? Just take a look at restaurants.

Honk if You Can Read This

Sign spinning has morphed from curbside oddity to performance art--and a surprisingly effective way for a startup to grab attention.

That's a Starbucks?

When the coffee giant opened a 'stealth' outlet in its own hometown, it was the espresso shot heard around the world.

Power of the Piggy Bank

A list of franchises that cater to kids--and their parents

Radicals & Visionaries

Peter Diamandis talks about what innovation really is while Tim O'Reilly calls the I-word era "dead on arrival."

Columns

Doing Good

Expertise in the Field

Starfire Sports' founder applied what he learned in the tech sector to a nonprofit venture
Employee X vs. Employer X

Candid Talk About Stock Options

Companies are clear: Stock options may not gain value. But employees still expect them. A burned senior VP at a big bank says just to cut her a bonus check.
Franchise Ink

Is There a Tutor in the House?

Club Z! is earning high marks by sending credentialed teachers into the home
Opportunities

Culture Warrior

Yul Kwon won Survivor. Next: The fro-yo wars.
Personal Finance

The Importance of Being Liquid

Even amid signs of an economic bounce, it's still wise for entrepreneurs not to tie up their capital.
Sales Talk

Save the Sale With Service

5 strategies for polishing and protecting your customer-service reputation
Financial Fitness

Rev Up Your Own Stimulus Plan

Entrepreneurs are acting now to prepare for the economic upswing.
Going Forward

The Gift-Card Economy

Shoppers put $90 billion on gift cards last year. A few entrepreneurs saw an opportunity.
Going Forward

Business Unusual: Take One Website, Add Stroke of Genius

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs are tapping into the mad enthusiasm of home cooks.
Going Forward

Irons Need Not Apply

For business travelers, a new breed of wrinkle-free cotton means rumpled days are over.
Money

Wealth of Experience

A history of startup success in the mobile ad game--and a strong market position--paid off when the founders of Nexage launched a new funding campaign.
Start It Up

I'll Have My Avatar Call Your Avatar

With Protosphere software, it's possible to have a meeting without actually...meeting.
Start It Up

The Angel in Your Pocket

New federal rules are making personal credit a better option for startups.
Start It Up

College Startups: Strip Down to the Essentials

Start small, with a basic idea and build from there.
Tech

An Internet of One's Own

Verizon's MiFi 2000 is a pocket-sized modem and an invaluable tool for your mobile office.
Tech

Shiny Object of the Month: The Write Stuff

The Lifescribe Pulse smartpen records and stores what you're writing--and hearing--as you write.
Tech

Special Report: Doing Business With No Walls

Entrepreneur's guide to fully mobilizing your business--including the best gizmos to get the job done.
Tech

Small Box, Big Benefits

IBM's new Lotus Foundations Reach system provides a self-managing communications solution for businesses.
Tech

Can't Live With/Can't Live Without Mobile Me

Is Apple's over-the-air application that syncs contacts, e-mail and events across devices a critical tool for mobile entrepreneurs?
Web

Social (Networking) Security

How to Keep your company safe from privacy leaks online
Web

The New Tastemakers

Social media meets online retailing at ThisNext.com, making everyone a critic.
Web

For More Sales, Create a Landing Page

A well-conceived landing page sends the right signals about your company and can help boost conversion rates.
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