Inside the February 2011 Issue
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The Deviant Experience

How Angelo Sotira turned 14 million independent artists into a groundbreaking social network.

The Secret Sauce Project

What can social media do for an old-school business? Follow Big Papa and find out.

Fastest Growing Franchises of 2010

Check out our list of the systems that outpaced the rest amid a challenging economic environment.

How To Make Marketing Brilliance

Fifteen marketing ideas of 2010 that made us channel our inner Liz Lemon and say, "I want to go to there."

Are You Ready for Your Close Up?

Use online video to market your business. Here's to hoping you don't have a face only a mother could love.


Back Page

The Opposite of Marketing Genius

Some companies are skilled in the art of advertising and branding. Then there are these guys.
Doing Good

Wired for the Future

An IT company leader works to provide technology and education to Tampa kids.
Editor's Note

Go Gaga

How to get your Gaga on.
Franchise Ink

All Lined Up and In the Paint

Three landscapers go from lawns to lanes, forging new ground in the $1 billion business of parking lot striping.
Lead Gen

Baking, Listening and Selling

How a gourmet cupcake shop drove sales using social media without driving away customers -- and how you can, too.

Power Presenter

Digital and social media tricks to incorporate the next time you pitch your concept or company to a crowd.

To Prime and Protect

A Fresh Coat Painters franchisee does an extra tour of duty with a job of national importance.

Love and Money

You don't want customers to just buy your product--you want them to get emotional about it.

The First Billion Is the Hardest

Forget Monopoly. A new board game trades Marvin Gardens for Saudi cattle farms.

The Air Out There

Business users of Apple's new MacBook Air say it's the unit they've been waiting for. But it's price can be a deterrent.
Ask a Pro


Google's recruiter on how to build a superstar team.
Business Unusual

Pie Master

Mark Bello perfected the pizza, then built a business teaching pizza-crazed New Yorkers how to do it themselves.

Jargon: Brainhurt

A word to describe brain pain.

Pocket Change

Should you raise money for your company a little bit at a time?
Who Is Getting VC

Ticket to Save

SeatGeek's engine for predicting ticket pricing in the secondary market attracts a $1 million VC infusion.
Your Money

Paycheck Yourself

A fluctuating income is no excuse for getting off track with your personal budget.
Build a Website

Home Away From Home

Treat every page of your website as if it's the homepage.
Website to Watch

Check Your Local Listings

Signpost takes on Groupon as the turf war for social commerce supremacy heats up.
College Startups

Simplified Sharing

Three entrepreneurs on the same mission to facilitate college note-sharing join forces -- and 360,000 students follow.
Finance for Startups

Flush With Great Ideas?

You'll still have to convince venture capitalists that your brilliant inventions aren't a waste of time.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly

How to Flirt

A marketing expert turns her skills to the dating scene with a website that advises love-seekers on how to impress.

Smart Money

The financial times, they are a'changing. Keep up or get out, old-timer.

The New Paper

Tablet computers begin to find their business niche as productivity and presentation enhancers.

Think Ink

Laser vs. inkjet is no longer the only consideration when it comes to cost-comparing business printers.

Microsoft Gives at the Office

Mac users get access to new e-mail and better PC integration with an updated version of Microsoft’s business software.

Payroll on the Run

A look at a new mobile payroll app for the iPhone, and soon the iPad.
Mobile Tech

Slideshow: 10 iPad Productivity Apps

A look at some new applications that aim to amp up business productivity.
Mobile Tech

County Fare

TownWizard conjures up mobile travel guides for the nation’s highways and the byways.
Mobile Tech

App of the Month: Prizmo

A one-click data capture iPhone app.
Mobile Tech

Scott McDaniel & Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo

Scott McDaniel and Christian Vaneh, Co-Founders, Survey Gizmo, talk about the inspiration for the company and its name.
Shiny Object of the Month

Imaging's New Image

Lexmark boosts the style factor for all-in-one printers with its new Genesis.
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