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Best Business Bars

Entrepreneur's guide to the best bars for doing business across the country--and the one bar that beats them all (would you believe it's in an airport?)

The Next Mission: Autonomy

Some veterans are discovering that the rigid life of the military can be the ideal preparation for the freedom of entrepreneurship.

The Future Has Been Delivered to Your Mailbox

Dukky is merging the junk in the mail with social marketing and web technology--and creating a staggeringly effective marketing machine.

The Voices of Venture Capital

4 leading venture capitalists offer their takes on the ups and downs of VC investment, what captures their attention and the best ways to seek out VC money.

The Bank in Your Backyard

Building strong connections with community banks can pay off during uncertain economic times.

Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Start Your Business?

Thousands of Americans are using retirement savings to start new businesses. Some thrive, others founder. Is the gamble worth it?

The Big Time

Multiple-unit ownership has taken over the franchise world.


Not Just Cheaper

From processing payroll to integrating IT, outsourcing certain functions can mean better talent at lower costs.
Doing Good

The Unreasonable Institute

A fast-track program aims to give altruistic entrepreneurs skills and funding to effect large-scale change.
Editors Note

Make Mine a Mojito

We've put together the ultimate, coast-to-coast guide to the best bars for doing business.
Franchise Ink

Run, Jump, Beg, Shimmy

At Zoom Room Dog Agility Training, every mutt learns a trick or two. And so do their owners.

Top of the Heap

Here's how to be sure your franchise's website pops into the No. 1 spot in an online search.
Personal Finance

Keep Your Credit Clean

Protect your personal financial history so that it doesn't become a professional liability.

Dale Carnegie, the App

Secrets of Success app breaks down the core Carnegie leadership principles

What Summer Vacation?

The places people work when they work on vacation

The Macallan Index

The price of a Macallan single malt across the country
Ask a Pro

Liar, Liar

What should you do if an employee is lying to you?
Business Unusual

Hopping the Fence

A former Wall Street analyst spins his yo-yo passion into a million-dollar-plus business.

Jargon: Treponomics

An economic theory of 'treps

Venture Funding, One Dollar at a Time

MicroVentures connects startups with angel investors.

Put Your Customers to Work for You

Client referral incentives can be a valuable and inexpensive way to build a business.
Whos Getting VC Now

The Opportunity in Opinion

PowerReviews proves the value of filtered, aggregated customer feedback by closing a third round of funding.
Back Page

The Worst Business Bar in America

And why, sometimes, it's exactly the bar you want.
College Startups

Risk it When You're Young

Why you shouldn't wait to start your business: You may never get back to it.
Finance for Startups

The Easiest Way to Raise Money

It's simple: Don't spend it. Here are 10 ways entrepreneurs waste their hard-earned capital.
Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius

Whether it's a scapegoat or a block of metal you hit until it becomes a chair, there's something genius in each of these.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly

If That Mini Dress Could Talk

Well, actually, it does--on a new vintage website where every garment has a "past life."
App of the Month

A Method for Travel Madness

TripIt will help organize your travel chaos.

Coupons Get a Move On

Yowza!! matches merchants with customers on the go.

Customize Your App

Where to go to create a mobile strategy that will set you apart
Shiny Object of the Month

Scan When You Want To

A new hand-held imaging tool takes the planning out of scanning.
Shiny Object of the Month

Images From the Cloud

A look at some new options for web-driven printing

Assess for Less

Here are free, easy-to-use web analytics tools.

From Nay to Yay

What to do about bad reviews on customer feedback sites
Build a Website

The Best Blog Spot

Creating a business blog may be a simple part of your online strategy, but how and where to host it?
Website to Watch

Foursquare, Watch Your Back

Gowalla is erasing the line separating the real world from its virtual counterpart.
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