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March 2010

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March 2010

Entrepreneur | March 2010
March 2010
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From a Lean Year, a Rich Vintage

As the top of the wine market crashes, new entrepreneurs like James Stewart are bringing high-end grapes to the masses.

Finally, Someone Wants to Give You Money

If you dismissed micro loans in the past, it's time to look again.

10 Essential Tweets

Not all tweets are created equal. These are must-follows for anyone starting or running a business.

The Commodification of the Exit Row

For some airlines, exit-row seating is being included in their a la carte offerings.

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An Unlikely Life Aquatic

Russ Allen brings shrimping to a landlocked region.

How to Be Great

Building a great company starts with the leadership.

The Likability Factor

For better or worse, the sales process is not much more than a popularity contest. Do you have what it takes to win?

Microfranchising the Developing World

Microfranchising helps create a business model for distributing glasses in poor nations.

The Investor as Visual Learner

For maximum impact and interest, give potential investors something to play with.

Get the Most Out of Life

Knowing what you're getting into with life insurance will prevent you from overpaying--and from being underinsured.

The Debate Over Social Media at the Office

Candid talk from both sides about using cell phones and social media in the office

Retrofitness Goes Mainstream

Meet Eric Casaburi, the 1980s-obsessed mind behind Retrofitness gyms.

First Lesson: Trust Your Gut

Jeff Haas built Bubba's Breakway by following his instincts (and listening to customers).Now his son Jason is doing the same with Team Blue Hand Car Wash.

Envy is Good

The HP Envy laptop--fast and hot

Unify the Message

Toshiba offers up a unified messaging solution aimed at helping small businesses sort it all out.

Bonds Worth the Investment

Broadband bonding patches together a bigger pipe with a price tag sized for small business.

Genius Resources and Products for Entrepreneurs

Our monthly spotlight on tools to support and grow your business

Turning the Biggest Supporter into Your Best Customer

For the founders of IdeaPaint, Babson College was incubator, investment source, tester and--finally--customer.

Switching Gears

Nick Anglada found fame and fortune making look-at-me sport bikes. Now he's selling the look-at-me factor.

Money Well Spent

These 3 businesses made small but strategic investments that paid off big.

The Logic of Thirds

How tapping into third-party logistics companies can help save you money

Getting Credit

The lowdown on business credit cards--what's out there and what to watch for

A Community of One's Own

Why social CRM may make more sense than Facebook

Shopping Gets Even More Social

Bargain hunting meets viral marketing via Groupon.

Wi-Fi, Mano a Mano

Imagine a world where using Wi-Fi doesn't mean sacrificing security. It could happen.

Meet Your New Office Mates

An app that maps out quiet, comfortable workplaces for mobile workers

The Touchscreen Divide

Do you prefer actual keys or have you adapted to the virtual way? Two entrepreneurs square off.

Even More in Sync

Ford gives its popular Sync platform an upgrade.

Get in on a Burgeoning Market

Battery maker lands a powerful $13.2 million in funding.

Girl Power

Why women in business have suffered fewer casualties than men

Tame the E-mail Beast

The research is overwhelming. Constant e-mail interruptions make you less productive, less creative and--if you're e-mailing when you're doing something else--just plain dumb.

Creating a Culture of Excellence

It means something different for every company, but for all of them the key to success is the same: the person at the top.

Waiter, Bring Me a Fresh Idea

10 strategies that are working in the tough restaurant economy

Young and Growing

Kid-centric new franchises such as Guard-a-Kid are ready to play with the big boys.

My Smartphone Sent Me

How savvy businesses are finding customers on Foursquare, Twitter and Meetup

How to Be a Billionaire, Learn From One

Jess Jackson bolted from a successful career as a lawyer because he was bored.That's when Kendall-Jackson, his billion-dollar wine empire, took root.

The New Advertising Age

Meet Omar Hamoui, the entrepreneur who channeled innovation and frustration to build a mobile advertising network Google couldn't live without.

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