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April 2010

Entrepreneur | April 2010
April 2010
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Are We Headed Toward a Green Bubble?

Billions of dollars are pouring into clean-tech companies--with little results. Is this an intelligent investment or the beginning of another bubble?

Jargon

The new lingo you need to communicate in our ever-changing small-business world.

A Tall Order

How Subway landed a franchise atop the steel frame of Manhattan's Freedom Tower

Sizzle! Pop!

The top restaurant franchises of 2010--and some of the dishes that got them there

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How to Build Loyalty After Layoffs

Amelia Warren Tyagi, author and co-founder of the Business Talent Group, weighs in.

Business Models Illustrated

The new <em>Business Model Generation</em> book uses creative visuals to break down business models into nine building blocks.

Selling Short

Simone Gonzalez created a $2 million business with ribbons of elastic and miles of sex appeal.

Green Bubble or Green Opportunity?

Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper talks about how going green can be a game-changer for all sectors.

Know Who You Want to Know

Boost your chances of making a good connection--or even a sale--by doing your homework.

Teed Up

Meri Zeiff's T-shirt company allows kids to make a difference--while communicating positive messages.

Know When to Walk Away

Don't ask venture capitalists for referrals if they say they're not interested.

Paying for the Old College Try

Advice for small-business owners on how to finance your kids' college educations

The Big Bounce

Never underestimate the value of getting your ya-yas out.

First Bite

The Chocolate Martini Bar was a hit in Buffalo--but how would it play in Cleveland? The high drama of being a first franchisee

Build for One, Deploy to Many

A new platform opens things up for aspiring app developers.

Visual Computing in Focus

AMD's platform shows small businesses a new way to see.

Genius Resources and Products for Entrepreneurs

From beef jerky that acts as Red Bull to a board game that teaches kids about credit, you'll find it here.

Assets, Assets, Everywhere

Don't wait for capital to grow--use the people you have around you to make it happen.

Save the World, Make a Million

The two concepts don't have to be mutually exclusive, as the founders of iContact prove.

Just Brilliant

When Americans stopped buying $40,000 solar panel systems, SunRun came up with a solution: Lease them.

Three Last-Minute Tax Deductions

Don't forget these new tax changes when you prepare your 2009 returns.

The Accidental Investment

Mobile app maker Smule wasn't looking for more funding but saw the value when the right backers came knocking.

It's In the Way That They Use It

Website design and usability are critical to converting eyeballs to sales.

How Fast is Your Company?

Don't keep customers waiting. Turbocharge the performance of your website.

This Show Hosted by You

Record, listen or take part in a live discussion. TalkShoe lets you do it all.

Fit to be Tethered

Mobile technology can relieve you from the Wi-Fi access charges dragging down your travel budget.

Apple at the Core of AdMob's Success

An info-graphic tracks the growth of AdMob along with Apple's milestones.

Small is Bigger Than Ever

Netbook popularity takes root in entrepreneurial firms.

Batteries Included

Electric motorcycles are set to take off in 2010, and three West Coast startups are leading the pack. But will the macho motorcycle world accept bikes that run silently--and are sold and serviced at Best Buy?

No Ordinary Hero

Capriotti's sandwiches have a cult following--and an ambitious new CEO who plans 500 sub shops in five years.

The Full-Time Non-Employee

As the job market dwindles, unpaid interns are flooding the work force. Here's what you need to know before you bring them on board.

Top Honors

Business school students give a shout out to their schools--The Princeton Review's Student Opinion Honors for business schools.

From the Blackboard to the Boardroom

7 entrepreneurs who hatched their concepts with the support of their business schools continue to find success outside ivy-covered walls.

Be Efficient With Your Social Networking

Budget your time wisely--or risk being ruled by the internet.

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