Table of contents: VOL. 16, NO. 9 - November 1, 2006
New services and technology are helping entrepreneurs look like - and go up against - the largest businesses. (more)

breaking big sells lost, stolen or forfeited goods from police departments. (more)
cash flow
Is your company really creating wealth? Lots of big and small companies don't. Find your magic number, then see if you're focusing on the right projects. (more)
family business
Blood ties: A young California entrepreneur tries to pick up the pieces after the tragic death of her sister. (more)
green technology
A new power plant chimney that converts greenhouse gases into helpful substances could have a huge impact on global warming. (more)
Can a luxury-furniture maker boost earnings by launching a new line? (more)
One year after its Makeover, an Oregon law firm is going strong. (more)
off hours
Hunting gear designed and manufactured by small businesses. (more)
New offerings for the weekend chef, blacksmith or covert operative. (more)
owner's manual
Innovative designs make us successful, but defending our intellectual property keeps us in business. (more)
small world

An entrepreneur starts a business on a dare - and wins. (more)
How to get hired? Be well-liked (more)
An entrepreneur finds a niche by bringing mobile hair salons to Silicon Valley workers. (more)
Politicians love to tout their support for entrepreneurs, especially at election time, but most offer little more than words. (more)
These three entrepreneurs sold their successful education firms to big companies for big bucks. (more)
The maker of implantable artificial heart gets FDA approval, and a man profiled in FSB passes away. (more)
student showdown
Startups operating on the cutting edge dominated our fourth annual student business plan contest. (more)
All five of last year's winners are growing rapidly. Here's an update. (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|