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January 2010

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January 2010
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Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2009 Award Winners

The votes are in--now it's time to meet the top entrepreneurs and learn their secrets to success.

Hey, We Saw That

Should I monitor my employees' e-mail?

Tweet vs. Tweet

Two authors face off on the merits of microblogging.

Editor's Note: Dollars to Doughnuts

Beyond the analysis and data, our annual Franchise 500 issue is a look at life in America right now.

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6 Weeks to a Better Bottom Line

It's time to shape up your business, and our expert plan will show you the way.

How I Did It

3 franchisees share their stories of perseverance and innovation.

Where to Go When You Can't Find the Dough

Where to find financing in the no-loan era. First hint: Start with your franchisor.

Franchises Go Social

Can your franchise benefit from social media? Find out how the best franchises used this medium to their advantage.

A Room at the Top

How Hampton Inn broke into the Top 10 during one of the hotel industry's toughest years

10 Great Franchises For Less Than $20,000

From Jani-King to Jazzercise, here are 10 of the most promising franchises for less than $20,000.

Out of the Bunker for 2010

The worst is over, analysts say. But the best companies emerged very different from what they were before.

Next Big Thing or Next Big Flop?

New franchisors are risky propositions, and there are more of them than ever. Here's how to put them to the test.

Mixing Art With Commerce

Poster art is expanding beyond concert promotion into small-business arenas as companies break away from conventional marketing.

Franchises That Went Boom or Bust

A look back at the wacky concepts that exploded (and imploded) in an instant.

A New Way to Save

Roth IRA lifts income limit on those looking to transfer from other IRAs.

Year of the Sandwich

Subway grabs the No. 1 spot, but this year's Franchise 500� is a big one for sandwiches across the board.

Photo Editing Smorgasbord

Picnik.com makes manipulating and distributing photos a real picnic--even for the uninitiated.

Go Right to the Source (Code)

Ensure a bug-free website by following the best practices of programming and design set by W3C.

Check Out Your Checkout

Simple fixes can reduce the number of abandoned carts cluttering up your site.

Can You See Me Now?

Video calling over the internet with the Asus Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T

More Services, Less Software

Tech problems dissolve when you have enough SaaS.

Mobile Mad Men

For small business marketers, the mobile advertising equation is beginning to add up.

Can't Live With/Can't Live Without: Google Chrome

Is Google's stripped-down web browser the best choice for busy entrepreneurs? Two business owners face off.

Powerful, Youthful and Upwardly Mobile

The young and entrepreneurial demographic represents a market rich with potential.

The Big Picture

Who's up, who's down, who's growing--what the Franchise 500®, the most comprehensive survey of the franchise world, tells us about franchising.

If At First You Do Succeed

Solvate's founder closed its Series A round with a VC firm that had passed on his previous venture--and regretted it.

The Carry-On Gym

Workout items that make staying fit on the road easier.

Business Unusual: Pole Position

Sheila Kelley's S Factor cleans up on dirty dancing.

Get Your Answers Straight

When feedback from different investors is cloudy, go to each of them individually to gain clarity.

Ugly Breakup

The ravages of divorce can wreck your business. Here's how to avoid financial disaster.

Bring Back Big Branding

Defining and communicating your personal brand will also help you bolster your sales.

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