December 2007 Issue
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We've busted out the crystal ball to predict the hottest industries for the coming year.
One woman turned a family business into an international sensation.
Stay fit--even when you're glued to your desk--with these office workout resources.
Here's one entrepreneur's cure for disease and suffering in Africa.
The trade publication Restaurant Finance Monitor reported more than 50 major equity investment deals from January 2006 to mid-2007, involving well-known brands such as Dunkin' Donuts, Outback Steakhouse and Sbarro.
While lying on the beach, many of us have thought about drinking a nice, cold beer, but most haven't gone as far as starting a beer company. That's where Rhonda Kallman is different.
Ellyn Schoen sees obscene displays of wealth every day as founder of Baby J Catering, a New York City catering company that serves wealthy clients in Manhattan, the Hamptons and Greenwich, Connecticut.
In a perfect world, business growth would be smooth, easy to manage and even easier to pay for. But in the real world, it's a frustrating, challenging, bumpy road littered with "if onlys" and "if we just hads."
This isn't your grandma's 3-D. Goofy glasses are not required--3-D web browsing and search is about viewing 2-D web pages and web images in a 3-D space where they can be layered and searched through.
Ask any athlete, and he or she will tell you that trying to duplicate a career-defining moment is almost impossible.
Perez Hilton's life is a Cinderella story for the blogging age. In just three short years, the popularity of PerezHilton.com has skyrocketed.
Make your golf event one to remember by hosting clients at one of these world-class courses.
Tips on improving your business golf game.
Got You Covered
The day after his chemical company was burglarized, Don Anderson had an alarm system, new locks and extra lighting installed. He has not had a problem in the seven years since.
Find out more about covering your bases with business travel insurance.
Buick is joining the club of luxury vehicle cars.
How some women are approaching bank loans.
Why giving something away for free isn't such a good idea.
The private equity club is now accepting members--and you don't have to make millions to join.
Are you saying one thing, while your face says otherwise?
When your competitors try to rile you up, sanity is the best policy.
Learn the rules of borrowing for your business.
Don't let extra money slip between the cracks--plan now for next year's tax filing.
How to balance the risks of a declining dollar.
The move toward privatized public infrastructure could mean a new investment avenue.
Creating a local currency can help entrepreneurs drive sales.
Death bonds may sound like a good investment--but are they?
Ready to tackle an IPO? Here's what you'll need to make all the right moves and avoid the wrong ones.
In the world of vending machines, plastic is the new silver.
Learn what it really takes to start a glamorous business in college.
An idea can be your most valuable asset, but first you need to own it.
Plant the green business seed early on and get it growing from the start.
Transform a negative experience into a positive business idea.
Repeat customers are the heart of your business. Here's how to reel them in.
If you're willing to put in the hours, maybe a partner will fork over the dough.
These nifty tools add oomph to your website. The best part? They won't break your budget.
A little loyalty translates into a lifelong franchise relationship.
Making the leap from employee to entrepreneur.
Here's how one entrepreneur took advertisements above and beyond.
After Hurricane Katrina, everything became clear for this entrepreneur.
Your business idea may look good on paper, but how will it fare in the real world? Run a feasibility test and find out.
Take the guesswork out of franchising with answers to these top 10 franchise questions--guaranteed to put you in the know.
Getting a grip on your ever growing to-do list starts with self discipline.
Is your industry in big trouble? Don't despair--just look for new ways to grow.
Keep your trends hot and employees cool with these informative reads.
Hit the conference circuit to learn the art of internet marketing.
Hoping to go global? Make sure your business plan suits your destination.
Follow these advertising dos and don'ts to draw customers in.
5 secrets to never making another cold call
How do you run a business and a band? All it takes is a fresh approach.
Both hiring and salaries continue to rise.
As priorities shift, entrepreneurs are creating a new crop of top jobs at their companies.
They might be small, but Generation We's got plenty of pull.
The crackdown on hiring illegal workers stalls.
Telematics products keep you safely up to speed while driving.
Take landline, VoIP and cellular calls without taking up much space on your desk.
The leading personal finance programs square off--and face new challengers.
Cell phone cameras are getting in on the web search action.
Now that these entrepreneurs have put a modern twist on the music industry, independent labels can stay in the game.
Spacious electronic storage isn't just for the office anymore.
If your business went bust, could you start all over again? They did.
Twitter your way to closer connections with business associates.
On the go or standing still, WiMAX moves your data fast.