Inside the January 2011 Issue
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Clean Tech's New Boss

Hara founder Amit Chatterjee brings a software angle to the green scene.

The Envelope Please... The Entrepreneur of 2010 Awards

Meet Entrepreneur(R) Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2010 award winners.


Editor's Note

Opportunity in the Raw

Franchises are pursuing success with a renewed focus on saving money and greater value.
Lead Gen

Multiple Marketing Personalities

Lead gen isn't just about message volume, it's about reaching the right audience at the right time.

Virtually There

Doing business without the traditional trappings means equipping employees with the right platforms.
Your Money

Around the World for Fewer Bucks

Knowing how to navigate online resources and being better prepared can help you trim your travel bills.

The Top 10 Franchises

A look at the systems that have earned their bragging rights.

More Zoom, Less Gloom

Once again it's the economy that is shaping the franchising outlook -- but this time for the better.

Why it's No. 1

By finding its niche in the middle, Hampton Hotels comes out on top.

Back to Basics(R)

Value. Affordability. Service. That's the winning combination for success in this year's Franchise 500.

The Top 10 Franchises

Welcome a new No. 1 and the return of an American institution.

How I Did It: Three Franchisee Success Stories

These franchise owners share something in common: An indomitable spirit, which makes their personal stories so enlightening.

10 for $20K (Or Less)

Franchise opps for the budget-minded.

But Will I Make Money?

You can't always bet on a franchise success, but you can put the odds in your favor.

Inching Toward Recovery

Consumer spending and hiring aren't expected to increase much in 2011. But for some franchises, it will be a different story.

Bun Busters

High-calorie fare is so 2010. Fast food takes a lean turn this year. (You want fries with that oatmeal?)

By the Numbers

A first-time review by the U.S. Census Bureau dissects franchising, one stat at a time.

Social Climbers

Franchises are embracing the possibilities of social media platforms like Facebook to extend their brands.

Understanding the Ranking

How Entrepreneur compiles its megalist of the world's top franchise systems.

Chad Troutwine of Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep co-founder Chad Troutwine explains how his business successfully competes against industry giants such as Kaplan and The Princeton Review.

Getting Vertical

Skateboard icon Tony Hawk carves out some time to talk Twitter, Shred and his new business book.

10ish Essential Tweets

Adam Brotman, Starbucks vice president of digital ventures.
Ask a Pro

Be Disruptive

Start by asking, 'what are the pain points in my life, and what can I fix in my customers' lives?'
Business Unusual

Love Inc.

Jasbina Ahluwalia is making the ancient tradition of Indian matchmaking a 21st century business.

Jargon: Blackberry Good

When something looks good on a tiny smartphone screen but hideous in real life.

Money From the Masses

Crowdfunding sites let entrepreneurs leverage the power of peer persuasion.

Fee For All

What you need to know about the charges behind 401(k) plans to keep your employees happy.
Who Is Getting VC

Bullying Gets a Beat-Down

SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.

The Sins of Website Design

Avoid these design missteps and reap the rewards.
Website to Watch

Retail Exhibitionism

Swipely aims to turn people's purchases into an online conversation by merging shopping with sharing.

Brand Romance

Comedian and marketer Kevin Nalty analyzes the success of the Cebu Pacific Airlines video gone viral.
Back Page

Franchise Players

When fame and fortune aren't enough to feed the celebrity ego, there's always fast food.
College Startups

It Passes the Mom Test

A former law student develops an online business that lets anyone -- even his tech-challenged mother -- create a website.
Finance for Startups

Myth of the Business Plan

Writing one is largely a joke. Seriously.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly

Make Mine on the Rocks

Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs give kombucha a champagne-colored makeover.

Keyboards That Don't Hurt

New keyboards offer improved ergonomics to make typing easier. Here are three options for less painful ways to work.
Can't Live With / Can't Live Without

A Question of Cloud Security

Whether to take data storage online or stay local depends on your risk tolerance. How two entrepreneurs decided.
Mobile Tech

Android Turns Pro

The newest device based on Google's platform takes on the kingpin of business mobile smartphones.
Mobile Tech

Bling It On

A California yogurt shop and other merchants are turning to a new mobile commerce method that sticks it to cash and credit.
Mobile Tech

Comparison Shopping in App Land

The three largest U.S. wireless providers have launched websites to hawk their business-focused mobile apps.
Shiny Object of the Month

The Voice of Elegance

Communicate your sense of style by connecting the Moshi Moshi 04i to your iPhone.
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