Michelle Prather

The Quilted Picker-Upper

Celebrating the highs (and the lows) of dotcom culture with a needle and thread.
Franchises

No. 1 With Everything

Make it a combo. Subway is going home with its 10th No. 1 franchise title.
Growth Strategies

Where, Oh Where?

The next entrepreneurial hot spot may be coming soon to a city near you.

Suit Up!

Sick and tired of bruised hip bones and ugly surf gear, these two surfer chicks became hip-bone-saving wet-suit designers and heroines of water-sports-loving women everywhere.

No Turning Back

The dotcoms may be dying off, but their corporate culture is here to stay.
Growth Strategies

Run! It's the Internet!

Global consumers may be too scared to buy from your site.

What's That Smell?

With the fragrances (like tomato and dirt) this fashion-student-turned-fragrance-mogul has concocted, it could be anything. But we're betting it's the sweet smell of success.
Growth Strategies

Good Thinking

Lonely burden of innovation wearing you down? Tap the entrepreneurial zeal in your employees, and they'll start pitching ideas faster than you can implement them.
Growth Strategies

'Tis the Season

Why wait 6 months when the Southern Hemisphere is ripe now?

You Suck!

Don't take it personally: That's just post-dotcom backlash talking. Or is it?
Growth Strategies

Damn Yankees

American brands are sparking enduring trends abroad. So why do they hate us for it?
Growth Strategies

Encore Performance

Practice makes perfect, but can it bring success in the world of dotcoms?

Pimpin' the Clothes

Sex sells. Pimps sell sex. See an equation trying to form?

The Tables Are Turning

Julie Gaines tells us her and her husband's tales of trekking cross-country in search of tableware, entering the international market-and holding their own against Macy's.

Do A Little Dance . . .

Getting techies off their tushes and onto the dance floor
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