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Table of Contents:VOL. 19, NO. 5 - June 2009
Startup
Paint by numbersAn Arizona entrepreneur brushes greatness More
A commercial skydiver takes the leap of his life More
Erroll Tyler has spent years battling Boston city officials for the permits he needs to launch Nautical Tours. More
Women buy, men don't. So why do companies overlook the psychology of gender? Check this month's book picks for answers. More
From sloppy accounting to poor hiring, here are the business-killing traps that every entrepreneur must avoid. More
Self-knowledge is crucial, particularly in a tough economy. More
Tech Edge
Making Twitter work for youSmart entrepreneurs are now doing deals in 140 characters or less More
Netbooks are models of portability. But can you stare at those little screens all day? Our reviewer put three to the test. More
One of the Web's hippest companies aims to emulate a mom-and-pop store. More
A startup helps lovelorn singles by reinventing the jukebox. More
Unplug your adventures with off-the-grid gadgets. More
Tool kit
Party downA Texas hospitality company battles stagnant sales. More
Experts tackle how to make cutbacks with staff. Plus: What to do when your partner won't share the loanMore
How not to manage a client relationship. More
A product overhaul unites form and function. More
The NBA great builds a retail empire in the inner city. More
Cover story
Meet the new bossHow some of America's best small companies inspire workers and boost the bottom line. More
A software company uses video games to relieve stress. More
The workers of this design business make their own rules. More
This eco-friendly firm invites dissent from its workers -- and gets it. More
At Maya Design it's Bring Your Baby to Work Day -- all year long. More
An accounting company empowers workers to give back. More
Do beer and workplace democracy mix? More
Features
The fight for startup cash42 startups duked it out in the world's most lucrative business plan competition. We trailed one team to the bitter end. Here is their story. More
In a tough economy, more business owners are conserving cash by bartering for the stuff they need. More
An American entrepreneur runs a global career-coaching business from the Eternal City. More
Off hours
Different strokesAn entrepreneur devotes himself to an ancient Chinese sport. More
An entrepreneur's vintage plane collection celebrates the early days of flight. More
This west coast port city has way more to offer than its reputation suggests. Plus: the Oakland startup that is revolutionizing radioMore
These small firms can save you from nuptials full of clichés. More
A Boston entrepreneur shines a light on gun violence. More
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The new leader
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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|
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