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Table of Contents:VOL. 19, NO. 9 - November 2009
Best Places to Launch
Best places to launchFSB and the Kauffman Foundation present 50 great towns to grow your business. More
If you don't mind a little isolation, Billings, Mont. combines gorgeous scenery with low taxes. More
Huntsville, Ala. has few venture capitalists - but great scenery and a thriving community of tech startups, thanks to NASA. More
Oklahoma City boasts cutting-edge biomedical startups, affordable living and gutsy venture capitalists. More
Despite the occasional hurricane, Houston is a thriving, diverse metropolis that has weathered the recession better than most cities. More
Pittsburgh has limited airmline service, but a large pool of educated talent drawn by great universities and a hopping cultural scene. More
New York City is a challenging -- but rewarding -- place to launch a business. More
Startup
K9 EdenDespite the recession, business booms at a Texas dog park. More
Charter Oak lost 10 employees - a third of its workers - in one swoop. Four years later, the company finally got its day in court. More
The Small Business Administration's count of federal money spent with small businesses isn't adding up. More
Small glove maker lands giant MLB deal by building relationships with up-and-coming baseball players. More
Would you sell your business to a private-equity firm? More
A Baltimore firm works to keep globe-trotters healthy. More
How hardy entrepreneurs are creating their own economic recovery. More
Breaking bad emotional habits can be tough, but it's worth it. More
Tech Edge
Steal your own identityNew software sniffs out personal information before hackers can get to it. More
E-signatures save time, money and paper - but they're not for every kind of contract. More
Gunshot monitoring technology scores big with local police More
Workplace security gets an upgrade. More
No time to wade through security-camera footage? Help is at hand. More
Which new software suite best prevents online infections? More
Backed up your hard drive lately? Here's why it still matters. More
Tool kit
No free ridesFSB's experts kick a Virginia scooter shop into high gear. More
Hit by the recession, a restaurateur reboots her business model. More
A toy retailer thrives by thinking like a kid. More
Dear FSB: What can I do with left-behind clothes at my dry cleaning business? I've heard that I can get a tax write-off by donating them to charity. -- Taylor More
Not sure if you're underpaying or overpaying? Third-party salary surveys can help. More
He seemed like the perfect hire...at first. More
Features
Bringing out the deadHome from Iraq, two Marines work to help bereaved families. More
Can two U.S. entrepreneurs sell Chinese street fashion to the post-Tiananmen generation? More
Off Hours
Black diamondA North Carolina entrepreneur wants America to fall in love with truffles. More
When the temperature dips, Houston becomes a hot destination for a neighborhood tour. More
A local entrepreneur looks to his roots to build his business. More
So you wanna be a rock-and-roll star? These entrepreneurs will show you how. More
A lingerie designer uses meditation to help herself, her business and the world. More
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FSB 100
Despite the Great Recession, an elite group of small, public companies are thriving. Read on to find out how these fast movers got where they are today. (more)
The new leader
Free beer, generous vacation leave, and a say in company decisions - see how innovative companies are inspiring workers and boosting the bottom line. (more)
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