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Inside the April 2010 Issue

Features

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
Meri Zeiff's T-shirt company allows kids to make a difference--while communicating positive messages.
Editors Note
Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper talks about how going green can be a game-changer for all sectors.
Franchise Ink
Never underestimate the value of getting your ya-yas out.
Opportunities
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
Advice for small-business owners on how to finance your kids' college educations
Sales Talk
Boost your chances of making a good connection--or even a sale--by doing your homework.
VC Insider
Don't ask venture capitalists for referrals if they say they're not interested.
The new Business Model Generation book uses creative visuals to break down business models into nine building blocks.
Ask a Pro
Amelia Warren Tyagi, author and co-founder of the Business Talent Group, weighs in.
Business Unusual
Budget your time wisely--or risk being ruled by the internet.
Business Unusual
Simone Gonzalez created a $2 million business with ribbons of elastic and miles of sex appeal.
Financial Fitness
Don't forget these new tax changes when you prepare your 2009 returns.
Whos Getting VC Now
Mobile app maker Smule wasn't looking for more funding but saw the value when the right backers came knocking.
Back Page
How Subway landed a franchise atop the steel frame of Manhattan's Freedom Tower
College Startups
The two concepts don't have to be mutually exclusive, as the founders of iContact prove.
Finance for Startups
Don't wait for capital to grow--use the people you have around you to make it happen.
Strokes of Genius
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
When Americans stopped buying $40,000 solar panel systems, SunRun came up with a solution: Lease them.
App of the Month
A new platform opens things up for aspiring app developers.
App of the Month
Netbook popularity takes root in entrepreneurial firms.
Mobile Entrepreneur
AMD's platform shows small businesses a new way to see.
Mobile Entrepreneur
An info-graphic tracks the growth of AdMob along with Apple's milestones.
Mobile Entrepreneur
Mobile technology can relieve you from the Wi-Fi access charges dragging down your travel budget.
Shiny Object of the Month
A smartphone that lets you make up your own mind
Build a Website
Don't keep customers waiting. Turbocharge the performance of your website.
Build a Website
Website design and usability are critical to converting eyeballs to sales.
Website to Watch
Record, listen or take part in a live discussion. TalkShoe lets you do it all.
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