Inside the December 2014 Issue
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Features

The Entrepreneurs Who Defined 2014

Read about the business leaders who dominated headlines in 2014 and set the stage for the year ahead -- for better or for worse.

The Sharing Economy 2.0

With successes such as Uber and Airbnb, peer-to-peer businesses are here to stay.

Role Of The Dice

Board games, role-playing games and other offline diversions are having a renaissance.

The Video Bull’s-Eye

Video is now a vital market tool. Here's how entrepreneurs can take advantage.

Function, Meet Form

Wearable tech is getting a high-design makeover.

Show Her The Money

How companies are pushing to close the gender financing gap.

Blast From The Past

'90s flashbacks target an influential buying group.

Slouchy Style

Sales of activewear are growing as denim sales are shrinking.

Small Wonder

Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel, lighter than paper and razor-thin. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will.

Vertical Gardens

Living walls are sprucing up retail spaces.

From Clicks To Bricks

Find out why some web companies are expanding their business offline.

Columns

Editors Note

The Year of The Story

Storytelling was the common thread in an otherwise mercurial year in business.
Business Unusual

Water Works

From his backyard to the opening ceremony at the Olympics, Mark Fuller's water works have made a big splash.
Life

Pac-Man With a Twist

Cocktails mix with vintage video games at the newest arcades.
Travel

Booking Ahead

Find out what's in store for the travel industry in the new year.
Esquire Guy

Prepping For the Podium

Speaking as an expert? Take note of this advice.
Marketing

The Gold Standard

The best in the biz give their tips on how to be a best-in-class content marketer.
Ask a Pro

Caught In The Cookie Jar

Follow these three steps to ensure you handle a tricky money situation with sense.
Ethics

Open Wide

You have ethics questions, and we have answers.
Shiny Objects

Tech The Halls

Looking for a gift your entrepreneur will love this holiday season? We have you covered.
Shiny Objects

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the Shark Tank star and angel investor shares the hard-hitting questions she asks entrepreneurs before investing in their business.
Ask A Geek

Let’s Kick Things Up

How to implement technology upgrades so that everyone in your company feels involved.
The Fix

Check, Please!

Four Dickie Brennan's restaurants are using a new payment system, and it's a hit with customers and staff.
Online Trep

Breaking The Ice

Refresh helps you make a personal connection by curating digital data.
Ask the Money Guy

Bonus, Baby!

Profit-sharing can be tricky business, so here's what you need to know to do it right.
VC Viewpoint

Mutually Beneficial

V.C. and crowdfunding each have a place in the entrepreneurial landscape.
Your Money

Quittin’ Time

Figure out if the next step in your business is to leave it.
Startup Finance

Pay Me Now!

Fundbox chases down the payments for you. Here's how it works.
Wacky Idea

A Taste Of What’s To Come

Greg Lambrecht's invention is offering wine buffs a taste of what's to come.
Who Has VC

A Time-Saving Prescription

Ian Shakil and Pelu Tran help doctors by slashing data-entry work, thanks to Google Glass.
Q and A

The Personal Touch

If you're working through touchy subjects, in-person is better than the inbox.
Franchisor

Oops, I Did It Again

Charles Hibble's iPhone repair business expanded to five locations in two years, and it's not done growing. Find out what went right.
Franchisee

Pumped Up And Portable

A chance meeting at a buffet table in Mexico led to a career change for Sam Langer.
Franchise Listing

What's The Latest?

These are the franchises you'll be talking about next year, from children's enrichment companies to pizza companies and more.
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