Inside the April 2010 Issue
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Are We Headed Toward a Green Bubble?

Billions of dollars are pouring into clean-tech companies--with little results. Is this an intelligent investment or the beginning of another bubble?

From the Blackboard to the Boardroom

7 entrepreneurs who hatched their concepts with the support of their business schools continue to find success outside ivy-covered walls.

Top Honors

Business school students give a shout out to their schools--The Princeton Review's Student Opinion Honors for business schools.

The Full-Time Non-Employee

As the job market dwindles, unpaid interns are flooding the work force. Here's what you need to know before you bring them on board.

No Ordinary Hero

Capriotti's sandwiches have a cult following--and an ambitious new CEO who plans 500 sub shops in five years.

Batteries Included

Electric motorcycles are set to take off in 2010, and three West Coast startups are leading the pack. But will the macho motorcycle world accept bikes that run silently--and are sold and serviced at Best Buy?

Sizzle! Pop!

The top restaurant franchises of 2010--and some of the dishes that got them there

Jargon

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

Columns

Doing Good

Teed Up

Meri Zeiff's T-shirt company allows kids to make a difference--while communicating positive messages.
Editors Note

Green Bubble or Green Opportunity?

Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper talks about how going green can be a game-changer for all sectors.
Franchise Ink

The Big Bounce

Never underestimate the value of getting your ya-yas out.
Opportunities

First Bite

The Chocolate Martini Bar was a hit in Buffalo--but how would it play in Cleveland? The high drama of being a first franchisee
Personal Finance

Paying for the Old College Try

Advice for small-business owners on how to finance your kids' college educations
Sales Talk

Know Who You Want to Know

Boost your chances of making a good connection--or even a sale--by doing your homework.
VC Insider

Know When to Walk Away

Don't ask venture capitalists for referrals if they say they're not interested.

Business Models Illustrated

The new Business Model Generation book uses creative visuals to break down business models into nine building blocks.
Ask a Pro

Here Today...

Amelia Warren Tyagi, author and co-founder of the Business Talent Group, weighs in.
Business Unusual

Be Efficient With Your Social Networking

Budget your time wisely--or risk being ruled by the internet.
Business Unusual

Selling Short

Simone Gonzalez created a $2 million business with ribbons of elastic and miles of sex appeal.
Financial Fitness

Three Last-Minute Tax Deductions

Don't forget these new tax changes when you prepare your 2009 returns.
Whos Getting VC Now

The Accidental Investment

Mobile app maker Smule wasn't looking for more funding but saw the value when the right backers came knocking.
Back Page

A Tall Order

How Subway landed a franchise atop the steel frame of Manhattan's Freedom Tower
College Startups

Save the World, Make a Million

The two concepts don't have to be mutually exclusive, as the founders of iContact prove.
Finance for Startups

Assets, Assets, Everywhere

Don't wait for capital to grow--use the people you have around you to make it happen.
Strokes of Genius

Genius Resources and Products for Entrepreneurs

From beef jerky that acts as Red Bull to a board game that teaches kids about credit, you'll find it here.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly

Just Brilliant

When Americans stopped buying $40,000 solar panel systems, SunRun came up with a solution: Lease them.
App of the Month

Build for One, Deploy to Many

A new platform opens things up for aspiring app developers.
App of the Month

Small is Bigger Than Ever

Netbook popularity takes root in entrepreneurial firms.
Mobile Entrepreneur

Visual Computing in Focus

AMD's platform shows small businesses a new way to see.
Mobile Entrepreneur

Apple at the Core of AdMob's Success

An info-graphic tracks the growth of AdMob along with Apple's milestones.
Mobile Entrepreneur

Fit to be Tethered

Mobile technology can relieve you from the Wi-Fi access charges dragging down your travel budget.
Shiny Object of the Month

Is the Nexus One an iPhone Killer?

A smartphone that lets you make up your own mind
Build a Website

How Fast is Your Company?

Don't keep customers waiting. Turbocharge the performance of your website.
Build a Website

It's In the Way That They Use It

Website design and usability are critical to converting eyeballs to sales.
Website to Watch

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Record, listen or take part in a live discussion. TalkShoe lets you do it all.
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