Table of contents: VOL. 14, NO. 4 - May 1, 2004
Mavericks on Main Street Two financiers are rewriting the rules of Wall Street by recruiting entrepreneurs to invest their money and expertise in other entrepreneurs.
Cellars Market For collectors who want to keep track of their thousands of bottles of fine wine, Jeff Smith is the organization man.
Heal Thyself More small businesses have been embracing a do-it-yourself approach to providing health insurance.
Working Without A Net More small businesses are crossing their fingers and dropping their medical benefits altogether.
Here Come the Brides Same-sex marriage ices the cake for some small businesses in the wedding industry.
Following the Leader Mark Pincus has made a career of lurking behind the leaders in hot high-tech sectors. He tells FSB how being a copycat can be a virtue and whether his latest company has legs.
Bug Bytes They thought their tiny pest-control firm couldn't afford a website. Now they say they can't afford not to have one.
So You're Marvelous. What's Next? Marvelous Markets wants to grow faster. We asked three experts to tell it how.
The Hotel Inspector Want to know if a small inn is truly upscale? Try spending 24 hours with the toughest guest in the business.
Get Me Wardrobe! How much could a bunch of old TV costumes be worth? One collector finds it's more than you'd think.
Small Firms Find That Outsourcing Cuts Both Ways Many small U.S. companies are losing business to low-wage foreign competitors, but others are nimbly turning global trends to their advantage.
Liberal Media Mark Walsh thinks talk-radio listeners are ready to turn their dial to the left. Is he right?