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Table of Contents:VOL. 19, NO. 4 - May 2009
Startup
Bargain Bros.Hollywood's scrap men make millions. More
Only 14% of small business owners think the stimulus will help their company - and 31% think it will hurt. More
Discount luxury is a hot market for one startup business. More
A piece-by-piece look at what goes into a bottle of "the world's most carbon-negative product": eco-friendly vodka. More
A mordant look at life and labor. More
The clues are usually there - if you know what to look for. More
Business partners often behave like dysfunctional spouses. There's a better way. More
Tech Edge
Google wants youThe online search giant says most of its revenue comes from small companies - and it needs more of your business. Should you hire it? More
Need to plan the best route and dodge speed traps along the way? Try these GPS devices and radar detectors. More
A small firm muscles in on the electricity metering business. More
How one tech firm learned to listen to its employees. More
Want the world's most capacious iPod? Ask this small gadget shop. More
Online financial software can simplify your life. But will anyone pay for it? More
Tool kit
Secret kicksA St. Louis shoe store goes undercover. More
A school uniform supplier battles the economic downturn. More
Monster Cable founder Noel Lee has come a long way from his family's garage. More
Experts advise an entrepreneur on how to buy out the other founders of the company. Plus, how to keep laid-off workers honestMore
Cover story
The venture gameEven in tough times, money is available for startups with vision and a foolproof plan. Follow our 10-point program to find the right investors. More
Features
Sensitivity trainingProtect your bottom line and your employees by promoting workplace tolerance and respect. More
One startup's solution to a global seafood crisis: farm the open seas. More
A software entrepreneur encourages young adults to embrace financial literacy. More
Off hours
Snow blindA group of adventure-seeking entrepreneurs embarks on the wildest journey of all - launching a high-end travel company in the middle of an economic meltdown. More
This Louisville entrepreneur got his start selling vintage axes to rock royalty 30 years ago. And he's still at it. More
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FEATURES
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|
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