Inside the August 2014 Issue
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Do You Have What It Takes?

Do the following traits, characteristics and quirks describe you?

Mistakes Were Made

What went wrong, and can they survive?

Come In, We're Open

A celebration of U.S. small business

Better Business By Design

Yves Béhar's award-winning design studio Fuseproject creates groundbreaking products and brand identities for some of the world's most influential companies. But Béhar's true masterstroke might be an innovative venture-inspired business model that upends the traditional consultant-client relationship and puts superior design within reach for even the most cash-strapped startups.

Workers First

The newest trends in workplace design highlight employee choice, wellness, lifestyle amenities and opportunities for mentorship.

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, Corcoran Group founder and Shark Tank angel investor explains why fun is one of the most important, yet overlooked, tools in business.

Oh, You Pretty Things

They'll help increase your productivity, improve your image or just put a smile on your face.

Accountant Mark Kohler says business owners need to keep track of this particular expense when starting up.

Best Cities: Boon Towns

Our annual Best Cities feature explores the hot spots for specific business categories.


Editor's Note

Design Intelligence

You design your environment, and how you do so says as much about you, your passion, commitment and leadership style as it does about your company culture.
Business Unusual

See What I Mean?

An Austin-based 'trep brings visual learning to business presentations

Local Flavor

Starbucks store designs take cues from the neighborhood

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Strategic investment in travel can save both money and time.

The Well-packed Smartphone

Stop wasting money and time on travel apps that leave you stranded
Franchise Listing

Less Is More

When it comes to some business opportunities, our talk is cheap. Check out these leading low-cost franchises for yourself.

Bro Deals

Sibling franchisees are building an empire

Wiener Takes All

Dog Haus is best in show
Ask the Money Guy

Feast or Famine

The easiest way to wrest back control over a roller-coaster sales cycle is by managing the pricing of your products or services.
Startup Finance

Things are Looking Up

Revenue-based financing lets rapidly growing companies keep their equity
VC Viewpoint

Let's Do This

We take a look at the issue from both the investors' and founders' point of view.
Your Money

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

The recharge that puts you back in charge
Q and A

Subscriptions, Simplified

An e-commerce strategist boxes up advice
Who Has VC?

MBAs by the Hour

A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
Ask A Geek


Short answer: Yes. Here's why.
Online Trep

X Marks the Spot

Piinpoint helps businesses choose where to open based on facts, not just intuition.
The Fix

Travel Rewards

A CRM solution scores points for a booming luxury vacation club
Esquire Guy

Put Down the Phone!

It's a vulgar, panicky and needy habit.

Take Down the Swat Team

How to temper a co-worker who smashes everyone's ideas.

How Dreadful!

We're not talking about illegal practices, like email span, but rather strategies that fall under the gray areas of marketing etiquette.

Putting Down Roots

Weedmaps is establishing itself as the go-to portal for a new market.
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