Inside the May 2011 Issue
For this iconoclastic rocker, there are no limits to how music can be packaged, delivered and consumed.
Providing a first-rate benefits package for employees can be an important part of the recruitment and retention puzzle, especially for small businesses
The big idea to move your company to the next level can happen, if you put in the work -- and play while you're at it.
Here's a rundown of the top hotels in every price range in our in-depth look at how to do better business on the go.
Live out of a suitcase? You're not alone. Many 'treps have adapted to a life on the road.
Find out what makes great franchises tick in our Best of the Best list for 2011
An aquatic exhibits designer crafts a plan to reinvigorate his state's marine life and fishing industry.
In this issue, we look at the innovations and emerging business models in the music industry. A note from Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper.
Zips Dry Cleaners is proof that good things can happen when (lots of) great minds think alike.
The best artists in the business want to lay down their tracks at Allen Sides' Ocean Way Recording. Now he's taking his state-of-the-art studio expertise to them.
The Numero Group mines the past to forge the future of record labels--aiming at a reliable market of music aficionados and collectors.
The world of music retail keeps spinning at Dusty Groove America
Forget buying CDs or even downloading MP3s. With Rdio's streaming service, music moves from a purchase decision to a social experience.
The Orchard's early insight into digital distribution of music is proving bountiful -- and helping independent musicians get on the radar.
A California ruling makes it illegal to collect customer ZIP codes in-store. Time to find more innovative ways to collect data on your customers.
Creating and fostering the character of your company is imperative, even if your employees don't all share the same four walls.
Many American franchises are not only surviving the recession but thriving in it by expanding their operations globally.
A Wisconsin franchisee discovers the secret behind a pizza chain's unparalleled popularity and makes a bundle in the bargain.
The business guru shares his views on how to be really winning.
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is using music, fish and--of course--clothing to fuel environmental causes.
Spruce up your work by chucking these eight productivity pitfalls. No Swiffer required.
Ask a Pro
Is a smooth transition possible when acquiring a business?
A Nashville school trains people to get behind the wheel and shuttle rock entertainers to their next gig.
An early investor in iTunes and Pandora weighs in on what makes an online music company a hit.
Website to Watch
With online dating sites as an inspiration, the founder of SaleSpider.com developed a site that connects small and midsize businesses with big opportunities
Website to Watch
Offering an optimal blend of text, graphics and white space will keep your visitors clicking.
Two ASU students prove that there is much more to analytics than page views. Billions more.
Finance for Startups
Regular cash flow projections can keep creditors at bay--and go a long way toward ensuring the good health of your business
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly
A Portland painter finds her niche with customized paintings on the 1970s' favorite fuzzy fabric.
Ready for video calling on your smartphone? It's ready for you.
A guide to boosting the video collaboration aptitude of your Apple devices
Ask A Geek
When is the right time for an entrepreneurial business to outsource IT management to a remote provider?
A new mobile app helps the manager of an upstart New York City hotel fill empty rooms with travelers on the fly.
Shiny Object of the Month
Jabra's new portable speakerphone makes it easy to organize a group call on the go.