Table of Contents:VOL. 18, NO. 7 - November 2008
Small Biz State of the UnionStarting in January, the new administration can expect to field many SOS calls from entrepreneurs. Here's how the feds can help small business.
A matter of tasteAn interior designer risks jail time unless she licenses her talent.
20 best countries for startups20 best countries for startups The World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report ranks 181 countries on how friendly their regulatory climate is to entrepreneurs.
Get slimed!Sportswear consultant veterans launch a slime-colored running shoe targeting off-road runners.
Blasting off with VirginAstronaut wannabes will take advantage of Richard Branson's space-tourism business in 2010 - for $200,000.
It's not a blimp, it's a Zeppelin!A German airboat makes its debut in San Francisco.
Stylish saddlesYou have to get on a two year waiting list to buy custom-made saddles from this horse enthusiast entrepreneur.
Rough-riding media mogulA former farmer charges ahead with his vision of a TV network for rural America - despite some major bumps in the road.
Are layoffs my only cost-cutting option? The editors of FSB help small business owners answer this question, plus reveal how to balance life and work and how to fight negative web posts.
(Entrepreneurial) Myth bustersTwo leading authors offer starkly different perspectives on the great American pastime: starting a business.
Wishing on bonesThis Thanksgiving, everyone can make a wish - even if you don't eat turkey.
Revenue climbAn elite mountaineering outfitter aims for the mass market.
My bodyguardA growing private security firm guns for more profitable work.
Operating profitsA medical-translation company figures out how to make online video pay - after a decade of trying different systems.
2008: A TV OdysseyEven for movie professionals like us, these new HD sets were out of this world.
Blazing recoveryA fire destroyed my manufacturing firm - and ignited my entrepreneurial spirit.
Sub primeNo insurance? No problem! A US entrepreneur takes tourists down deep.
Funding the futureA new breed of annuity can help smooth out the uncertainties of retirement
How smart entrepreneurs wring outsized profits from tiny organizations more
Midas touchAn entrepreneur lures aspiring miners to an old gold-rush town.
Domestic blissHandcrafted home furnishings from small companies.
Seats for soldiersA real estate entrepreneur's love of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team inspired a program to bring R&R to wounded soldiers.
FSB and the Kauffman Foundation present 50 great towns in which to grow your business. (more
How to come up with game-changing ideas for your business (more
Seven superstar entrepreneurs explain how they built global brands from scratch. (more
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
Free beer, generous vacation leave, and a say in company decisions - see how innovative companies are inspiring workers and boosting the bottom line. (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|