Table of contents: VOL. 15, NO. 4 - May 1, 2005
Entrepreneurs discover a huge, underserved market: the nearly 50 million Americans with disabilities. (more)

Two decades after the Jarvik-7--and all its problems--a medical research firm has quietly designed an artificial heart that actually works. (more)
Dave LongCEO » Screenlife (more)
A specially staffed urban day-care center helps medically fragile tots.Michelle Bunting and Beverlyn Grissom/Mercer County Children's Medical Daycare, Mercerville, N.J. (more)
An employment agency profits by finding jobs for workers with disabilities.Stacey Strother/Diversity Services, New York City (more)
An entrepreneur finds an inexpensive way to make small firms accessible.Patrick Hughes/Inclusion Solutions, Chicago (more)
One entrepreneur tells how he is fighting the odds to recover from a devastating swimming accident. (more)
A pioneer's new products help readers who are blind or dyslexic.Ray Kurzweil/Kurzweil Educational Systems, Bedford, Mass. (more)
They support the law's aims but find it vaguely written and hard to comply with. (more)
A diver's struggle with schizophrenia inspires a thriving magazine.William MacPhee/Schizophrenia Digest, Buffalo (more)
Instead of throwing outdated computer equipment into landfills, one entrepreneur converts it to cash. (more)
If you want to attract customers in an increasingly competitive world, it helps to tell tales about your products. Just make sure your lie is true. (more)
Forget expensive consultants and therapists. When I need counselor just want to vent-I turn to my network of other entrepreneurs. (more)
One entrepreneur has a novel way to direct your investments toward fighting illnesses. (more)
A California developer uses new technology to find underpriced houses in dodgy neighborhoods. What's more, he says, he's reviving the inner city. (more)
New services help small suppliers avoid expensive errors when they tangle with the complex shipping and billing systems of giant retail chains. (more)
A Midwestern theater troupe wants to become an international sensation. (more)
One year after its makeover, a D.C. food store chain is going strong. (more)
An upstart technology company is helping baseball teams manage their most valuable resource: talent. (more)
Off Hours
Gifts for dads and grads made by small businesses. (more)

A real estate mogul backs an arts program for kids. (more)
Wild-pig hunting on a private ranch one hour's drive from Los Angeles. (more)
Part One
An army of undocumented workers is making it tough for legit businesses to compete. The coming crackdown could be even worse. (more)

He founded Habitat for Humanity, then clashed bitterly with its board. (more)
When I passed our increased costs on to customers, I didn't expect them to take it so well. (more)
If you think running a business is hard, try doing it on one leg. (more)

The Edge
Unless you're as lucky as the Klebecks, you must plot to win the favor of a big CEO. (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|