Table of contents: VOL. 14, NO. 10 - December 1, 2004
An advance look at companies, products, people, and trends you'll be hearing about in 2005. (more)

No one has done more to change the produce aisle than Floyd Zaiger, but his biggest creation might be yet to come. (more)
A California startup is using genetic technology to help fight counterfeit products. (more)
Paul Moller hasn't built a Flying car—yet. But as he chases that goal, he's selling off other ideas. (more)
Coming soon to the Caribbean: the first underwater hotel for the scuba-shy. (more)

To come up with custom-made fragrances, perfumer Mandy Aftel makes a habit of sticking her nose into everybody else's business. (more)
Daniel Lubetzky wants to promote ethnic harmony—one business deal at a time. (more)

Looking for free advice? The Sloan brothers, whose StartupNation talk show now reaches 200,000 fans, have plenty. (more)
It's not easy to run five companies at once. But the right software tools can help. (more)
Behind the String Cheese Incident's music is a serious business—built on an Internet strategy that is a big hit. (more)
Can a broken family fix a broken family business? (more)
Cover Stories
New medical technology from small firms that will change the way you live. (more)
Off Hours
By small companies at the Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 6-9 (more)
Personalized fitness from the same coaches who work with pro athletes—all via Internet and mobile phone. (more)
For model-train collectors, digital controls and new sound files are transforming the hobby. (more)
A legendary carrier gets a new home, thanks to a San Diego entrepreneur. (more)

Ford's 2005 Mustang is sure to please the purists. (more)
Part One
Dodgy definitions, legal loopholes, and deep-pocketed corporations are depriving small businesses of the federal contracts earmarked for them. (more)

Do I look exhausted? Don't feel sorry for me. That hunted look just shows I'm staying ahead of the competition. (more)

In a high-tech world it's easy to overlook the power of plain old telephones. (more)

Most women really do run their businesses. (more)

The Edge
Want more attention for your business? Get yourself quoted as an authority. (more)
Entrepreneurs are finding that creating eco-friendly offices costs a bit more up front but can deliver lasting benefits. |more|
More cities are requiring restaurants to tell customers how much fat is in that burger. Smart business owners are embracing the trend. |more|
At the Bitter End, some of the world's best sailors take amateurs - including many entrepreneurs - on a wild ride. |more|
FSB's makeover squad helps a shoemaking couple chart a growth plan. |more|
Facing a dwindling supply of American tech workers, employers struggle to hire skilled foreigners. |more|