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January 2013
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2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.

Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.

A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.

College Startup Re-Imagines Bike Sharing

ViaCycle set out to design a GPS-enabled, stationless bike-share system.

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4 Hard Drives to Protect Your Business Data

Back up your bytes and supplement your data storage with these hard drives.

Online Microlenders Offer Capital to Young Businesses

An eBay merchant quadruples his revenue with help from an online microlender.

How to Really Listen to Your Customers

A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.

How to Defend Your Designs Against Knockoffs

There are many ways to fight copycats--and they may even lead to opportunities.

How to Combat Identity Theft

Two small businesses team up to combat fraud.

What You Need to Know About Data Modeling

Data modeling is the organization of databases into tools that help you use information as effectively and flawlessly as possible. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost

Social Toaster, an online marketing service, snags $2 million by sticking close to home.

Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

Online fashion upstart Betabrand is on a mission to create the world's first truly social clothing company.

5 Problems With Business Hotels (and How to Solve Them)

Hotels that cater to business people would do well to pay heed to these common gripes.

What to Look for in an Accelerator Program

Accelerator programs are exploding in number, promising cash, mentorship, exposure and prestige. Here's what to look for, how to get in and how to reap the rewards.

The Power of Social Customer Service

Taking to social media to address customer service issues is a great opportunity for brands.

How to Build a Nest Egg

You already know you should set aside some savings. Here are ways to take action.

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.

Simple Steps to Effective Marketing

These strategies can demystify your product and help your customers see the light.

Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.

Inside Silicon Valley's Annual Failure Conference

At FailCon, entrepreneurs study other's failures and how to prepare for their success.

How Your Failures Can Help You Succeed

Failure is inevitable, but is there a right way to go wrong? An open mindset and a willingness to learn from mistakes can be all that stand between glorious comeback and utter collapse.

How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure

From stolen inventory to legal woes these five fearless 'treps clawed their way back from disaster.

How to Name a Franchise

What's in a name? When it comes to franchising, a lot of goofy stuff.

Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.

Franchisors Offer Their Own Financing Programs

Savvy systems offer financial help to their franchisees.

Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.

How Positive Thinking Can Make You a Better Problem Solver

The science behind how negative feelings can actually prevent you from thinking clearly and making creative decisions. We speak with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson, who studies how to reframe adversity and be more effective.

The Winners of Entrepreneur of 2012

All three winners of our Entrepreneur of 2012 contest bring innovation and creativity to their industries.

How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.

What You Need to Know About Hiring a CFO

What a chief financial officer does, how to determine your company needs one, and how to start the hiring process.

100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.

How Anytime Fitness Broke into the Franchise 500 Top 10

Convenience and online strategy drive rapid growth for the 24-hour micro-gym franchise.

Top Franchise for 2013: Hampton Hotels

International growth helps keep Hampton Hotels at No. 1 for a third year.

The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.

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