December 2011 Issue
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Starting up a business is a full-time job. So how do you manage it when you already have a full-time job? Here's how a few entrepreneurs juggled both to payoff.
The 15-year-old company was chugging along before its founders chucked long-held conventions and completely reconceived the design of the snowboard.
The snowboarding industry is on fire, as evidenced by these two newcomers proving it with their own spin.
These small businesses are keeping the powder (and the industry) fresh.
Think launching a startup is challenging? Consider the life of the seasonal business owner: It's all start, restart, rinse and repeat.
This New York-based travel inspiration service offers recommendations that can send users packing.
This San Francisco startup is a matchmaker for renters and owners.
This do-it-yourself book publisher helps users publish bookstore-quality tomes.
Kiip relies on the games we play to connect marketers with potential customers.
A startup founded by two artists puts art in people's pockets (and on their backs).
Everything you need to know about generating leads you learned in kindergarten.
Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.
Entrepreneur Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper reflects on 2011 as a turning-point year.
Mark Highland's Organic Mechanics is blooming.
Ask the Esquire Guy
The Esquire guy goes on a fact-finding mission to unearth the perfect words to accompany a hoist, whether it's to toast the accomplishments of employees or the tanking of a rival.
Ask a Pro
Telecommuting can be a vital recruiting tool, if you plan ahead and create the right culture for your company. Here's how.
All Up In Your Business
What is your company doing that takes you outside the comfort zone?
The Business Traveler
Promoting value over opulence is a strategy that's helping upscale properties woo clientele.
When it comes to your IT infrastructure, you need not only top-notch performance and capability, but good looks, too.
This new app enables restaurant and bar patrons to cash out their bill via smartphone, simplifying the process for customers and servers alike.
Looking into mobile payment applications for your business? Consider this comparison of the leading systems.
Ask A Geek
Kilo, giga, tera -- figure out how to manage your data-storage with this advice from a data-storage expert.
The newest miniature desktop PCs are priced right, easy on your utility bill and really pack a wallop.
Napkin Labs gives businesses access to crowdsourcing and some big ideas from their most devoted fans. Consider this case study with a Boulder, Colo., startup.
Website to Watch
With Shift My Gift, recipients can donate the money Aunt Gladys wanted to spend on them instead of having to find space for yet another useless tchotchke.
When Hollywood called, a former New York City Ballet dancer turned to the web to keep her back-home fitness clients on track.
Think you'll be able to have downtime during the winter holiday season? Think again.
Tegu puts toys to work to build a better future for homeless kids.
Who Has VC
Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.
Before you decide to put your business up on the block, make sure you fully understand how much what you're offering is worth to buyers.
What retail forecasters expect from online customers during the holiday spending season this year.
Consider this quick step-by-step guide to put your bill paying and personal financial management on autopilot.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly
Day2Night's convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.
A pair of college students dream up a product that gives pets some relief.
Finance for Startups
With their dream venture as motivation, Nate Casey and his partners opened a web-consulting firm to raise capital.
Kuapay, a new smartphone-based in-store payment app, aims to eliminate credit cards once and for all.
From burgers to child care to staying fit, our annual list of trends in the franchise world shows where to consider putting your money to make money.
At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.
A hydroponic equipment outlet brings production of medical marijuana to light.
From daily deals to Ashton Kutcher, some of the trends not #winning this past year.