Inside the November 2011 Issue
Arts entrepreneurs won't save the day for every city, but in some spots, they're the new oil (paint) barons.
How do you know when it's time to alter the strategy of your business? Here's how to pivot to a better business model midstream.
Use these tips to avoid common pitfalls and strike the right balance for eco-conscious marketing.
Entrepreneurs who help their team strengthen important skills, and add to them, can see a boost to their bottom line.
Entrepreneur Jen Bekman envisions--and is creating--a world that puts art in reach of the masses.
There's a lot more to DIY than that wobbly table you built (and your spouse hates). A Maker Movement leader weighs in on the growth of the DIY community.
Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor.
One Seattle organization provides back-office guidance and services to artists short on business savvy.
Two architects in Providence, R.I., contained their plans and found new reasons to recommit themselves to their city along the way.
The Coalition for Franchisee Associations has put together a Bill of Rights to fight for changes to the long-established franchising system. But that's just a starting point in what could be an uphill battle,
Editor-in-chief Amy Cosper digs into the idea of creative communities as an entrepreneurial economic force.
A former Duke University All-American basketball player hit on a business idea for building and managing online photo stores for college athletic departments and sports teams.
The Business Traveler
As the business outlook for the travel sector improves, the cost of getting around could go up for travelers. Here's how to get more out of your allocated expenses.
Ask the Esquire Guy
The Esquire guy tackles the subtle art of the video call, from where to look to which headset to wear to how loudly to speak to, well, whether or not pants are optional.
Ask a Pro
Don't wait until trouble hits to plan a response to an emergency. Here are some long- and short-term strategies to help you weather any storm.
All Up In Your Business
Through core values that include a focus on collaboration, a company can make money without selling a thing.
What makes entrepreneurs tick?
Business is messy. Your mobile device should be able to handle it.
Slimmer wallets and lighter keychains: Mobile marketing startup Stampt is helping make customer loyalty cards as simple as pulling out your phone.
Adobe releases an app that lets businesses create and send PDFs from any location.
Ask A Geek
3G or 4G? WiMax, LTE or HSPA+? With so many options in the smartphone market, it's hard to know which is the best device on the best network at the best price.
Smaller companies can enjoy the benefits of business intelligence software without the overhead. Here are a handful of resources that make it happen.
The owner of online consignment shop Closet Rich turned to Goodsie when it was time to dress up for customers.
Online security can be confusing and costly, but here are three free ways to keep your web browser as secure as possible in your business.
When their hosting provider fell flat--and customer files disappeared--Fileblaze decided to go it on their own.
Now that you're your own boss, you need to do your own marketing and promotion. (Who did you think was going to take care of all that for you?) Here's how to do it.
Nine tips to create a landing page for your business that turns visitors into leads, instead of sending them toward the back button.
In a surprisingly competitive world of artisanal cheesemaking, one Wisconsin producer has a taste for helping others.
Who Has VC
TaskRabbit lands $5 million in funding, as it banks on its errand service to help you get stuff done.
Why big companies would rather buy your company instead of launching their own competitive version.
Four tips to save your business from extreme couponing practices.
Four tips to better use your invoices to get paid faster.
Turn off the news of financial doom-and-gloom and focus on keeping your personal microeconomics in order.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly
First comes love, then comes marriage... then comes the agonizing process of changing your name. The latest from our wacky business idea files.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly
StudyEgg converts study materials into activities at home or on the go that optimize learning.
Finance for Startups
Kris Appel launched and developed her medical device company using the cash and services she won in business plan competitions
C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.
Franchises with lower costs of entry can make it easier to be your own boss. Here's a look at the strategies behind low-cost franchising and where to find successful opportunities.
EagleRider Motorcycle Rental helps tourists hit the road. Learn how it got started and where it's going.
A former mall rat serves up fresh ideas with Saladworks franchises in three states.