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Inside the September 2010 Issue

Features

It Doesn't Take a Million...

Here's how four ultra-successful twentysomethings leveraged their brilliant ideas into major businesses online. And how you can, too.

Life Beyond the Shelf

Procter & Gamble is re-creating two of its iconic brands--Tide and Mr. Clean--as dry cleaning and carwash franchises

Who Says No One is Shopping?

In just three years, entrepreneurs like Adam Bernhard have created a new retail niche--private sample-sale websites--that has grown into a $1 billion business and changed the way America shops.

Fresh Thinking

Our list of the newest franchises is proof that a creative approach succeeds in even the toughest times

Freelance Nation

Almost every company in America is outsourcing at least part of its work--but not always getting the results it needs. Here's how to do it right.

The Power of the Portable

Determine your price range, the importance of style, the features you need and how often you're likely to drop your computer (and from how high). Then choose your weapon from our guide to the best laptops for the mobile entrepreneur.

Columns

Doing Good
Making honey becomes a big business for teenage sisters -- and a big benefit for cancer research.
Editors Note
The evolution of the Internet has dramatically altered the way we work and buy.
Franchise Ink
Marcel Fairbairn saw huge potential in the newest LED lights--so he quit lighting concert stages and created LED Source.
Opportunities
A few words with Larry King, the newest Original Brooklyn Water Bagel franchisee
Your Money
How to get the maximum benefits from your airline travel rewards program
A look inside the successful new media campaign from an old-school brand
Ask a Pro
You've got to learn to let go. And ironically, you can't do it alone.
Business Unusual
Two L.A. entrepreneurs have dreamed up the perfect plane for the weekend aviator.
Jargon
Forget traditional marketing methods--if osmosis marketing worked for Justin Bieber, it'll work for you
If you're self-employed and pay quarterly estimated taxes, the IRS is likely looking for some cash from you by Sept. 15. These websites won't take away the pain of the payment, but they'll make it a bit easier to settle up with Uncle Sam.
Who Is Getting VC
BlogTalkRadio seizes on an overlooked market niche--and a new round of funding.
Back Page
The mobile app market has no age restrictions. Meet game developer Joseph Hudicka.
College Startups
Getaround combines the car rental business with mobile technology and environmental awareness.
Finance for Startups
What if total strangers gave you money to start a business and didn't even ask to be paid back? At IndieGoGo.com, they just might.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly
Meet the makers of Spirit Hoods, a line of fuzzy, fake-fur headgear that resembles skinned, stuffed animals.
Turn on, plug in, get more done--with better sound quality
A new study finds a big lean toward new tech investment.
Here are some must-have apps for small businesses.
Mobile Tech
Femtocells can help patch that nasty drop zone in your mobile office.
Mobile Tech
West Wireless Health Institute is kick-starting innovation in two realms that need each other's help.
Shiny Object of the Month
With the Vue, you and your business can have video-backed peace of mind.
Here are some dos and don'ts in using social networks for communicating.
Are the social media giant's privacy woes a concern?
Build a Website
When you're designing your site for the mobile web, the secret is simplicity.
Website to Watch
Meet Milton, a virtual office manager for small businesses in need of supervision.
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