Inside the September 2014 Issue
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Just My Type

With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.

How Sweet It Is

Because grown-ups need the occasional sugar fix, too.

When Worlds Collide

A generation ago, video games heralded a new way to play, launching billion-dollar companies and driving rapid improvements in computing power, graphics and even broadband internet. Today, ambitious startups are bringing computer games out of the box and into actual objects. It's called mixed-reality gaming, and it's bridging the digital and real worlds to drive a new generation of trickle-down tech innovation that promises to change everything, again.

Virtue and Vice

For better returns, should you invest in businesses engaged in social responsibility, or those on the opposite end of the spectrum?

Pay Attention!

It's the scourge of the workplace. Chronic interruptions--of the digital and human variety--are assaulting our concentration. As thinking is diverted, the personal and financial consequences are immense: among them, possibility for error, increased stress and greatly diminished productivity. But there are ways to stem the tide.

The Booth & Beyond

Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.

Turn, Turn, Turn

Times change, and so must franchises. When a system's products or services begin to show signs of age or irrelevance, a pivot may be in order. We took a look at some companies that successfully revamped their models while staying true to their core values and gained new generations of customers along the way.

Chic, Cheap --and Honest

With his startup Everlane, Michael Preysman is cutting out the middleman markups from high quality fashion.

The Moment as Currency

With his startup Kiip, Brian Wong is connecting consumers with brands by rewarding engagement.

Full-speed Ahead

With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.

Young and Restless

How they did it, and how you can, too.

Columns

Editor's Note

The Next Revolution

In this issue, we celebrate our Young Millionaires. These are the faces and the inspiration of tomorrow.
Design

Creativity Uncapped

Sustainability takes a refreshing turn
Fashion

Chic Staples

25 Bedford launches with high-quality separates
Fashion

A Perfect Fit

ModCloth taps into an overlooked segment
Travel

Style, Simplified

Aloft leads the pack in the tech-savvy select-service hotel category.
Franchisee

Bar Examiner

A consultancy with a twist
Franchisor

All Fired Up

A grill-cleaning service is a grate opportunity
Ask the Money Guy

Peace of Mind

Q: What kind of insurance does my business need?
Startup Finance

Are We There Yet?

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
VC Viewpoint

Take the Money and Run

To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash.
Your Money

Three Little Words

Seven steps to get you through the ordeal.
Q and A

The Search Is On

There are folks out there who want to buy your company … with someone else's money
Wacky Idea

Gotta Go!

Traffic lights for toilet stalls cuts down on bathroom wait times at concerts, stadiums and other venues.
Who Has VC?

Welcome to the 'Hood

A social network that verifies local users' identities attracts $100 million in funding
Ask A Geek

The Name Game

.florist? .coffee? .technology? The options are vast, but are any of these new domain extensions worth the money?
Shiny Objects

Book It

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is light and built for conducting business on the fly.
Esquire Guy

I'm Going to Need a Bit More Time …

Start by disclosing your failure as soon as you know you've failed.
Ethics

Help Yourself

It all comes back to communication.
Marketing

Who's Who in Marketing

Think of it as a way to connect with your audience's audience.
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