March 2012 Issue
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Case study: Barbara Corcoran's business management style is uniquely her own.
The trailblazing entrepreneur followed up a disastrous collaboration by launching a new company, a showcase for innovative racing bikes. But can it get the funding it needs?
A winery moves into the 21st century with a website redesign.
Innovation in the way products are designed, manufactured and delivered is spelling opportunities for small businesses of all types. Learn how forward-thinking entrepreneurs are putting them to work.
A company ditches its traditional office for a cost-effective space that better reflects the way it does business.
When it comes to launching a business, should you trust your gut or employ a more analytic approach? Professor Steve Blank and behavioral economist Kay-Yut Chen square off.
Make sure your business garners love from the iPhone's new voice-activated search assistant.
Forget the so-called gurus. Learn from the people worth quoting.
No one springs forth from the womb a fully formed leader--but some books can shorten the learning curve
One to study if you want to lead well. Another if you want to fail miserably.
Sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo attract hobbyists and wannabes, but they can also help aspiring raise up to the five or six figures.
In this issue, we take an in-depth look at leadership -- and what it means to entrepreneurs.
After a near-accident while training for a marathon, an entrepreneur develops a line of identification gear for outdoor athletes.
Ask the Esquire Guy
How do you engage customers on social media--without sounding like you're marketing to them? Let the Esquire guy be your guide.
Ask a Pro
It's tax season -- time to ponder that annual conundrum: How much of my vehicle usage can I claim as a business expense?
The Business Traveler
Though he usually goes local, our business-travel columnist can find reasons to visit some uberbrands.
All Up In Your Business
When local options fail, it's time to cast a wider net. Here are ways to expand your funding search.
Definition: A project with no shortage of volunteers; a plum position.
Today's rugged digital cameras deliver production-quality images that leave smartphone photos in the dust.
Not sure what 'waterfall,' 'agile' or 'scrum' are? Here we explain the three most popular app development processes.
These small companies turned the now-ubiquitous QR code into a new sales machine.
Tello notifies business owners when customer service reviews are posted.
Give the heave-ho to services that charge big bucks to move your money around.
Musicians can streamlive shows to virtual concert-goers through a hassle-free online auditorium.
The owner of a skincare line wises up to a basic tenet of packaging and watches online sales take off.
The Online Trep
With Genbook, you can spend less time on your schedule and more time on business.
Find yourself getting bogged down in the day to day of your business? Put these goals to work to move your marketing and business prospecting ahead again.
On Facebook, behind every business lead is a flesh-and-blood individual
Many nonprofits can't afford the help of designers and copywriters. CrowdSpring's volunteer program offers a solution.
Who Has VC
Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.
Paying for audited financials may help you get credit and reduce interest rates.
Being well-informed about potential acquirers doesn't require a crystal ball, but it can help fund your future.
Before you file your taxes, watch out for these common red flags that could draw unwanted attention by the IRS.
Inspired by athletic wear, two former coaches develop high-performance bedsheets.
A student entrepreneur vows to make an environmental impact with his online wedding invitations.
An entrepreneur sees the funding light when she agrees to pay her engineer in royalties based on future sales.
With StyleOwner, fashionistas can help style-challenged friends and monetize their social networks
New franchises are holding their own against older competition
Apricot Lane franchises operate as true boutiques. And they're growing fast.
Greg Carafello was at his flagship location on Sept. 11. He escaped after the second plane hit. Not only did he lose his main branch, but also his best friend.