December 2013 Issue
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Cookbooks' resurgence in popularity reflects a broadening of our food culture, spurred by the rise of food TV.
The Sunset Marquis isn't just a place where entertainment icons stay and play--it's a Hollywood legend in its own right. Here's your all-access pass.
Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and then use them in your own quest to greatness.
If you want to be successful start by learning from those who already are.
Keeping a tight rein on expansion may actually be good for your company.
We track the major trends in franchising
Increasingly, brands are marketing themselves via short-form social media.
No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.
Unemployed and living with their parents, Millennials can't get no satisfaction.
With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil.
Country music's crossover appeal is spurring interest in western apparel.
Companies like Birchbox and Bitters + Bottles illustrate the benefits of subscription services: recurring revenue and deep customer relationships.
Artistically bankrupt, low-budget films like Sharknado are big business.
First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.
More work environments are adopting "bring you own device" policies but it's raising malware concerns.
The Year in Culture
When it comes to theatrical materials, one company is center stage.
Self-promotion That Keeps on Giving
Sure, your client might like that holiday bottle of wine or basket of cookies, but what do gifts like that say about your creativity? Take a tip from these design firms, who've dreamed up client gifts that get attention, inspire interactivity and promote their own unique identity.
'Tis the season for excess
Get Moving Infographic
Don't let fear of flying get in the way of your business
A Bruster's store gets a prizewinning makeover.
The Original SoupMan has finally hit its stride.
Ask the Money Guy
Q & A
I'm going to sell my business and retire. Anything I should know?
Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why.
Seed funding often gives a company more opportunities to fail, not succeed.
Consider this list a mental reset button on your financial psyche.
Q and A
Prefab Homes are Seeing Green
Customizable, sustainable residences get big funding
Q and A
Ag-entrepreneurs get some
A stun-gun phone case is on-call self-defense
Ask A Geek
What's the difference between co-location and public and private cloud services?
Texting in Tune
The Rithm app adds a song to that message
Chirpify turns the hashtag into a cash machine
The term may get a bad rap, but stoking employees' competitive fire helped this company dramatically increase its sales.
Website to Watch
Food52 is both a curated cooking site and an online shop for kitchen and home goods.
Ask a Pro
Get It Out In the Open
How do I quell workplace rumors--and employees' fears--about my company's health?
The Ethics Coach dips into the secret sauce, Facebook rights and temp time
Kevin Trosian, founder of Tower 12 Strategy Consulting, talks about the importance of "White Papers" and when and how an entrepreneur should pursue investors.
A look at inspiring Mompreneurs and their homegrown businesses.
Inactive and unhealthy employees can zap your business's productivity
Just Scroll With It
Parallax movement highlights a site's key elements
The Esquire Guy helps you deal with people you just ... can't ... stand
Follow these tips and you'll be laughing all the way to the bank.