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November 2009

Entrepreneur | November 2009
November 2009
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Brewing Big (With a Micro Soul)

After 18 years of growth and with annual revenue about to break $100 million, Kim Jordan still maintains New Belgium's freewheeling spirit.

Why Now is the Time to Open a Restaurant

Rents are dropping, talented chefs are up for grabs and, most important, smarter diners are looking for value, not glitz.

Power of the Piggy Bank

A list of franchises that cater to kids--and their parents

Editor's Note: The New Bare-Bones Restaurant Model

How can this economy work for you? Just take a look at restaurants.

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Culture Warrior

Yul Kwon won <em>Survivor</em>. Next: The fro-yo wars.

The Angel in Your Pocket

New federal rules are making personal credit a better option for startups.

I'll Have My Avatar Call Your Avatar

With Protosphere software, it's possible to have a meeting without actually...meeting.

An Internet of One's Own

Verizon's MiFi 2000 is a pocket-sized modem and an invaluable tool for your mobile office.

Small Box, Big Benefits

IBM's new Lotus Foundations Reach system provides a self-managing communications solution for businesses.

Special Report: Doing Business With No Walls

Entrepreneur's guide to fully mobilizing your business--including the best gizmos to get the job done.

Can't Live With/Can't Live Without Mobile Me

Is Apple's over-the-air application that syncs contacts, e-mail and events across devices a critical tool for mobile entrepreneurs?

Shiny Object of the Month: The Write Stuff

The Lifescribe Pulse smartpen records and stores what you're writing--and hearing--as you write.

Social (Networking) Security

How to Keep your company safe from privacy leaks online

Wealth of Experience

A history of startup success in the mobile ad game--and a strong market position--paid off when the founders of Nexage launched a new funding campaign.

Business Unusual: Take One Website, Add Stroke of Genius

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs are tapping into the mad enthusiasm of home cooks.

The Gift-Card Economy

Shoppers put $90 billion on gift cards last year. A few entrepreneurs saw an opportunity.

Irons Need Not Apply

For business travelers, a new breed of wrinkle-free cotton means rumpled days are over.

Rev Up Your Own Stimulus Plan

Entrepreneurs are acting now to prepare for the economic upswing.

The New Tastemakers

Social media meets online retailing at ThisNext.com, making everyone a critic.

For More Sales, Create a Landing Page

A well-conceived landing page sends the right signals about your company and can help boost conversion rates.

That's a Starbucks?

When the coffee giant opened a 'stealth' outlet in its own hometown, it was the espresso shot heard around the world.

Honk if You Can Read This

Sign spinning has morphed from curbside oddity to performance art--and a surprisingly effective way for a startup to grab attention.

Is it Really Innovation?

Peter Diamandis talks about what innovation really is while Tim O'Reilly calls the I-word era "dead on arrival."

Candid Talk About Stock Options

Companies are clear: Stock options may not gain value. But employees still expect them. A burned senior VP at a big bank says just to cut her a bonus check.

The Importance of Being Liquid

Even amid signs of an economic bounce, it's still wise for entrepreneurs not to tie up their capital.

Save the Sale With Service

5 strategies for polishing and protecting your customer-service reputation

Expertise in the Field

Starfire Sports' founder applied what he learned in the tech sector to a nonprofit venture

Is There a Tutor in the House?

Club Z! is earning high marks by sending credentialed teachers into the home

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