September 2006 Issue
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Forward-thinking entrepreneurs are making strides in promising areas--from nanotech to biotech to semiconductors. Will any of them build the next Microsoft?
Whether you're looking to expand, relocate or simply stay put, our 12th annual Hot Cities report will give you the lowdown on the nation's most dynamic cities for entrepreneurs.
This filmmaker's bold documentaries don't shy away from big issues.
Business-class-only airlines are trying to win your loyalty.
Godin twists strange tales into thoughtful advice.
The opportunities in Afghanistan are once-in-a-lifetime.
"Blank checks" make going public more palatable.
Your customers may soon use their cell phones to find out prices--and much more.
Mandatory health insurance may be bad for business.
Japan's economy is picking up. Should your company explore the possibilities?
Think two operating systems are better than one? You're in luck.
Ease of hiring improves, but SMB salaries are up.
Entrepreneurs revive hit products of the past.
Put on your shades to check out an inner-city entrepreneurship program and one of its stars.
How to give Generations X and Y what they want.
Packed with features, these cars stand out.
Older, more affluent moms are inspiring a burgeoning business trend.
Providing urban marketing know-how to corporate America, this entrepreneur moves to his own beat.
Entrepreneurs are becoming the front-runners of innovation.
Got a great food idea? Submit it directly to Kraft.
Are you trying to develop the next big thing? Enlist help from bright minds outside your company by throwing in a prize.
Simplifying a complicated mass transit system was no easy task--but it's what put this entrepreneur on the fast track to success.
5 global business books you need to read.
Think interns are free labor? That could be changing.
A toy company breaks from the more-is-better mind-set and returns to vintage characters.
Patent trolls take a hit in a Supreme Court ruling.
Corporate volunteering is becoming less about envelope stuffing and more about letting employees apply their specific skills.
Add value to your business with an employee retirement plan.
Big banks are competing for your business. How can you decide which one is best for you and your company?
Canadian fund lets investors tap natural resources.
Ensure company longevity with life insurance policies.
Small business credit card users now have more protection.
Form a partnership to invest in property.
Potential changes in IRS rules could leave you exposed.
Hybrid securities are becoming increasingly common, but weigh your options before you decide to invest.
VC firms across the country are seeing green in the growing number of environmentally friendly products and companies.
Are you in tune with your front line?
Donations keep this company alive, while it keeps the hospitalized in touch with loved ones.
How you can avoid paying the AMT now and later.
Anger can help in negotiation, but be sure to use it wisely.
Are sales standing still? Get your merchandise moving.
Ever feel like your sales team is a zoo? Turns out that's not a bad thing.
Marketing to high-powered women
Contact management software with a twist.
One entrepreneur is using a small sticker to build a big following for his company.
You're all fired up about your company's products and services, so make sure your employees are, too--and that they let everyone know it.
Despite a few obstacles, our young entrepreneur is fit for launch.
Service providers find a niche offering convenience and class.
Is convertible debt the way to go?
There's more than one type of family you can turn to for support.
EBay's international shipping and payment options put the whole world in your hands.
For one couple, finding the right franchise match was as easy as 1, 2, 3.
A tragic event helped a franchisee discover the sweet life.
A franchise with character is coming your way.
Fashionable fanny packs, charter jets and music school.
Learn from the franchising legends who have built some of today's biggest brands.
In the time it takes you to drink your morning coffee, you can start a business.
Does it always feel like you've got a million things to do at once? Take a step back--sometimes procrastinating pays off.
We took today's draft-n hardware out for a spin. See how it performed.
For once, a cell tax is being lifted. But don't count on such future luck.
The latest draft of Wi-Fi isn't final--but that doesn't mean it's no good.
Outsmart the bad guys with these anti-fraud tactics for your site.
Online reviews by your customers can turn browsers into buyers.
Your web forms could be scaring away potential customers.
Discover the benefits of local online advertising.
Internet Explorer 7 is finally here.
The road to link popularity.
The outlook is good for a pair of software creators harnessing Microsoft's might.
Wi-Fi network jammed? This tool exposes the culprits.