Inside the December 2013 Issue
Cookbooks' resurgence in popularity reflects a broadening of our food culture, spurred by the rise of food TV.
The Suite Life
The Sunset Marquis isn't just a place where entertainment icons stay and play--it's a Hollywood legend in its own right, with a 50-year legacy stretching back to the golden age of rock 'n' roll. As the hotel enters its next phase, spotlight-shy owner George Rosenthal is opening up on its larger-than-life origins and the past, present and future of his multifaceted development firm Raleigh Enterprises. Here's your all-access pass.
How the Great Ones Got Great
Five traits you need to dominate Your field
Success With Help
Mentors can nurture your inner greatness
What's a Hero?
Seven reasons why bigger may not be better for your startup
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
The Backdrop Shop
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
Yes, Soup for You!
The Original SoupMan expands its reach
Ask the Money Guy
Q & A
I'm going to sell my business and retire. Anything I should know?
Fools Rush In
When to say no to venture capital
A Seed Doesn't Make a Series
Why so many startups fail to reach their second funding round
The Mental Game
The steps to wealth are simple once you get out of the way
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
Play for Profits
Gamification software builds a sustainable sales motivator
Website to Watch
A Fully Baked Idea
Food52 combines content and e-commerce into one-stop shopping
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
Inactive and unhealthy employees can zap your business's productivity
Just Scroll With It
Parallax movement highlights a site's key elements
Humor in marketing can humanize, surprise and get people talking. Here's how to laugh all the way to the bank.