Inside the January 2013 Issue
Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
The Big 10
With new strategies for growth, these powerhouses lead our ranking.
Our picks for the best, the worst and the craziest online promotions from franchise companies.
It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.
An enterprising young trep capitalizes on a captive audience with toilet paper you can read.
OrigAudio, the maker of innovative folding speakers, has doubled its sales every year since 2009.
From stolen inventory to legal woes these five fearless 'treps clawed their way back from disaster.
Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.
International growth helps keep Hampton Hotels at No. 1 for a third year.
Adafruit's innovative DIY open-source electronic hardware kits make founder Limor Fried our Entrepreneur of 2012.
Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
Accelerator programs are exploding in number, promising cash, mentorship, exposure and prestige. Here's what to look for, how to get in and how to reap the rewards.
Failure is inevitable, but is there a right way to go wrong? An open mindset and a willingness to learn from mistakes can be all that stand between glorious comeback and utter collapse.
When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff.
Convenience and online strategy drive rapid growth for the 24-hour micro-gym franchise.
All three winners of our Entrepreneur of 2012 contest bring innovation and creativity to their industries.
1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.
Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.
At FailCon, entrepreneurs study other's failures and how to prepare for their success.
Business success is more about gut instinct than spreadsheets and other tips from Entrepreneur Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper.
All Up In Your Business
You already know you should set aside some savings. Here are ways to take action.
Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.
Look Into Our Binder
These strategies can demystify your product and help your customers see the light.
Taking to social media to address customer service issues is a great opportunity for brands.
All Up In Your Business
A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.
Ask a Pro
To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
There are many ways to fight copycats--and they may even lead to opportunities.
An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.
Jargon: Carbon Bigfoot
A person with absolutely zero regard for his or her carbon footprint; an anti-environmentalist.
The Suitcase Entrepreneur
Hotels that cater to business people would do well to pay heed to these common gripes.
The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and be more effective.
Ask the Money Guy
What a chief financial officer does, how to determine your company needs one, and how to start the hiring process.
Who Has VC?
Social Toaster, an online marketing service, snags $2 million by sticking close to home.
A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
An eBay merchant quadruples his revenue with help from an online microlender.
Ask A Geek
Data modeling is the organization of databases into tools that help you use information as effectively and flawlessly as possible. Here's what you need to know to get started.
Back up your bytes and supplement your data storage with these hard drives.
Two small businesses team up to combat fraud.
The Online Trep
ViaCycle set out to design a GPS-enabled, stationless bike-share system.
Website to Watch
Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.
Online fashion upstart Betabrand is on a mission to create the world's first truly social clothing company.