Inside the November 2008 Issue
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Being Branson

Is the man who treats life--and business--as an extreme sport more like you than you think?

Leading Ladies

These women-led businesses are speeding their way to the top.

Branson: A Man of Many Milestones

Richard Branson isn't defined by business or personal success. His life is a combination of both.


Doing Good

Star Power

This entrepreneur is enlisting a little help from Hollywood to meet her double bottom line.
Edge Features

Risky Business

Is your business ready to deal with the unexpected?
Edge Features

A Fuel Economy

Entrepreneurs are responding to the fuel crisis with innovative ways to help their employees save.
Edge Features

Fraud Rattles SBA Program

An investigation of HUBZone revealed millions in loans to ineligible and even fake businesses.
Healthy Business

All Well and Good

A healthy workplace means keeping your employees' minds and bodies happy.
Moving On

Location Is Key

Labor cost isn't everything when it comes to a location for your business
Under Construction

Green Building

Now's the time for contractors to get their piece of the environmental action.

High-End Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz customers will soon be able to get more green for their green.
Rich Returns

Go Big or Go Home

Even in a bad economy, one truth about marketing stands: you have to spend more to make more.

The "It" Energy

Natural gas has moved to the front burner, so add some spark to your investment portfolio.

Is The Price Right?

With the right execution, a price increase doesn't have to cost you your customers.
Money Buzz

Keep Comp Costs Down

Take steps to minimize workplace injuries, and your business may come out unscathed.

Doing Well By Doing Good

Giving money away can make financial sense, even for relatively young earners.
Raising Money

Board Relations

When investors ask for a board seat, weigh your options before pulling out the leather chair.
Biz U

To The Rescue

Your education is good for more than just your own success. Learn how you can help others, too.

A Time To Market

A time to market your to-do list isn't complete without this key practice--and neither is your business.

Old Tricks, New Job

Shorten the road to success by using skills learned during your days as an employee.
Net Profits

Girl Power

How to grab a powerful niche market with growing potential.

Back to Basics

Starting a franchise in a small town helped these family-focused entrepreneurs bring in big profits.

Business Mentoring

Years of managing and running businesses inspired one man to help others do the same.
Startup Features

Road to Success

You can still find a place in the auto industry--you just have to know where to look.
Startup Features

On a Budget?

Here are 85 franchises you can start for less than $25,000.
Success Coach

Keep Up Appearances

The right attitude can mean the difference between failure and success.
Best Practices

Recruit Reboot

Fill your job openings the right way with these solutions.

A Meeting to Remember

If you build it, they will come--and actually stay awake, too.

Use Your Words

Put Google AdWords to work, and watch the customers--and sales--click in.

Mass Appeal

Does your product have what it takes to attract an international audience?

Make Your Best Offer

Tight consumer budgets may dampen spirits, so here are 5 tips for ringing in the sales this holiday season.

Constructive Criticism

Don't get bummed by negative feedback. Instead, get fired up and motivated to do better.
Work Force

Pay for Performance

Variable pay plans can save you money--and your employees may prefer them.
Buyers Guide

What's in Storage

Just when you were getting used to gigabytes, now there are even bigger ways to store and manage your data.

VoIP Calling Made Simple

One small USB device eliminates the need for multiple phones.
Digital Edge

Lost In Space

It's 2008. Do you know who has your Social Security number?
Editors Pick

More MPG Through Kiwi

Here's one way to outsmart your gas tank.

Get the Message

This unlocked phone from hp gets a thumbs up for functionality.

Cyber Agents

New travel planners aren't your everyday Orbitz.
Tech Buzz

More Power to You

Xerox brings robust new solutions to small businesses.
Web Sight

Social Marketing

Make friends in all the right places online, and watch your site's traffic soar.
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