Inside the January 2010 Issue
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Features

Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2009 Award Winners

The votes are in--now it's time to meet the top entrepreneurs and learn their secrets to success.

6 Weeks to a Better Bottom Line

It's time to shape up your business, and our expert plan will show you the way.

Jargon

The new lingo you need to communicate in our ever-changing small-business world.

Mixing Art With Commerce

Poster art is expanding beyond concert promotion into small-business arenas as companies break away from conventional marketing.

Editor's Note: Dollars to Doughnuts

Beyond the analysis and data, our annual Franchise 500 issue is a look at life in America right now.

Columns

Personal Finance

Ugly Breakup

The ravages of divorce can wreck your business. Here's how to avoid financial disaster.
Sales Talk

Bring Back Big Branding

Defining and communicating your personal brand will also help you bolster your sales.
VC Insider

Get Your Answers Straight

When feedback from different investors is cloudy, go to each of them individually to gain clarity.
Going Forward

Business Unusual: Pole Position

Sheila Kelley's S Factor cleans up on dirty dancing.
Going Forward

The Carry-On Gym

Workout items that make staying fit on the road easier.
Going Forward

Hey, We Saw That

Should I monitor my employees' e-mail?
Going Forward

Tweet vs. Tweet

Two authors face off on the merits of microblogging.
Money

If At First You Do Succeed

Solvate's founder closed its Series A round with a VC firm that had passed on his previous venture--and regretted it.
Money

Are Venture Capitalists Becoming More Adventurous?

VC funding seemingly stabilizes for most of the tech sector.
Money

A New Way to Save

Roth IRA lifts income limit on those looking to transfer from other IRAs.
Tech

Shiny Object of the Month: Can You See Me Now?

Video calling over the internet with the Asus Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T
Tech

Powerful, Youthful and Upwardly Mobile

The young and entrepreneurial demographic represents a market rich with potential.
Tech

More Services, Less Software

Tech problems dissolve when you have enough SaaS.
Tech

Mobile Mad Men

For small business marketers, the mobile advertising equation is beginning to add up.
Tech

Can't Live With/Can't Live Without: Google Chrome

Is Google's stripped-down web browser the best choice for busy entrepreneurs? Two business owners face off.
Web

Go Right to the Source (Code)

Ensure a bug-free website by following the best practices of programming and design set by W3C.
Web

Check Out Your Checkout

Simple fixes can reduce the number of abandoned carts cluttering up your site.
Web

Website to Watch: Photo Editing Smorgasbord

Picnik.com makes manipulating and distributing photos a real picnic--even for the uninitiated.
Franchise 500

Where to Go When You Can't Find the Dough

Where to find financing in the no-loan era. First hint: Start with your franchisor.
Franchise 500

Out of the Bunker for 2010

The worst is over, analysts say. But the best companies emerged very different from what they were before.
Franchise 500

The Big Picture

Who's up, who's down, who's growing--what the Franchise 500®, the most comprehensive survey of the franchise world, tells us about franchising.
Franchise 500

The Top 10 Franchises

Up close and personal with the top companies on our list
Franchise 500

A Room at the Top

How Hampton Inn broke into the Top 10 during one of the hotel industry's toughest years
Franchise 500

Next Big Thing or Next Big Flop?

New franchisors are risky propositions, and there are more of them than ever. Here's how to put them to the test.
Franchise 500

Franchises Go Social

Can your franchise benefit from social media? Find out how the best franchises used this medium to their advantage.
Franchise 500

Franchises That Went Boom or Bust

A look back at the wacky concepts that exploded (and imploded) in an instant.
Franchise 500

Year of the Sandwich

Subway grabs the No. 1 spot, but this year's Franchise 500� is a big one for sandwiches across the board.
Franchise 500

10 Great Franchises For Less Than $20,000

From Jani-King to Jazzercise, here are 10 of the most promising franchises for less than $20,000.
Franchise 500

How I Did It

3 franchisees share their stories of perseverance and innovation.
Franchise 500®

Where to Go When You Can't Find the Dough

Where to find financing in the no-loan era. First hint: Start with your franchisor.
Franchise 500®

Franchises Go Social

Can your franchise benefit from social media? Find out how the best franchises used this medium to their advantage.
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