Inside the August 2010 Issue
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The Champion

Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to their first-ever Super Bowl title. Now he's backing local entrepreneurship and the city's economic revival.

The Turnaround Artist

Jim Pohlad inherited a failing team-the Minnesota Twins--on the verge of disappearing from baseball. What saved it? Thinking like a small business.

Innovation Nation

50 cities and 10 lifestyles energizing businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Green Fallout

The era when green marketing meant sunny logos and big environmental claims is over. Just ask BP.

Losing the Dream, but Saving the Store

The recession is driving mom-and-pop businesses to transform into franchises.

Ring it Up

Shoppers are venturing out again, so it's time to browse Entrepreneur's top retail franchises of 2010.


A Simple Plan

Your fledgling business doesn't necessarily need a complex strategy document, just some basics.
Doing Good

Free Paint to Good Home

A Colorado painter provides free makeovers for crisis-stricken homeowners.
Editors Note

Speaking of Crazy Ideas

The crazy ideas of these sports entrepreneurs paid off big.
Franchise Ink

The Cantina, Reconstructed

At Margaritas restaurants, every painting, tile, chair and artwork is direct from Mexico.


Meet Jason Fry, lottery millionaire and Battery King of South Florida.
Personal Finance

Do You Really Want Those Services--and Fees?

Watch for hidden (or, at least, sneaky) charges on your phone, cable and utility bills.

Talk About Expansion

For business owners, it's that they're recession-proof

Um, That's How Much? is worth a click for quick comparisons.

The Juice Box Grows Up

Try an icy, ready-to-drink margarita.

10 Essential Tweets

The Flickr co-founder's picks are a mix of money, tech and art.
Ask a Pro

How to Handle a PR Crisis

Ronn Torossian's advice: Drop everything and deal with it now.
Business Unusual

On Your Left!

Watch out, bikers and bladers. The elliptical trainer has zipped out of the gym and onto the streets.


That closet you're working in

Do You Believe in Super Angels?

An early-stage investor by any name can be just as useful to funding your business.

How to Get Paid

Methods for streamlining your company's collection practices

Angels Stay Safe from the Law

SMBs and startups can celebrate the failure of some proposed financial reforms.

Baby Proof

An upstart maker of glass baby bottles gets the attention of green-friendly VCs.
Back Page

Beyond the Sporting Life

For pro athletes, entrepreneurial endeavors are a natural play.
College Startups

I'm an Entrepreneur; Get Me Out of Here!

Today's episode: How to turn a class project into a multimillion-dollar business. (No degree required.)
Finance for Startups

Is That a Business Credit Card in Your Wallet?

If it is, forget the Credit Card Act--you're as vulnerable as ever to sky-high rates, erratic billing and unexpected fees.
Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius

Three genius innovations to make your life easier--or at least more fun
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly

The Butch Bakery

The boozy, manly, camouflage-frosted cupcake
App of the Month

Inventory for Less Than $1

This RedLaser app can scan bar codes through the camera on your iPhone.

The Hard Truth About Software Licensing

Don't be guilty of unknowingly pirating software.

6 Must-Have iPad Business Apps

Here are our votes for some of the latest and greatest productivity-enhancing apps.

Drives to Help You Survive

It's time to stop backing away from backing up your business data.
Cant Live With Cant Live Without

To iPad or Not to iPad?

Two business owners face off on the business question of the moment.
Mobile Entrepreneur

We're Definitely Not in Denmark

David Heinemeier Hansson's take on cutting the cord in a less-savvy mobile land
Shiny Object of the Month

The Sound of Sleekness

HiVi's speakers turn your computer or mobile device into a portable studio, complete with quality audio.

Home Remodeling Gets Retooled

How one online venture is working to update an old industry

Another Place to Hang Your Shingle

Google Places gives you a virtual storefront where you can track traffic.
Build a Website

The Cost of Quality

Sidestep sticker shock by creating a detailed budget for designing, building and launching your website.
Website to Watch

The Likes of You

GetGlue recommends movies, music and books based on what already floats your boat.
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