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Table of Contents:VOL. 18, NO. 7 - November 2008
Startup
Small Biz State of the Union
Small Biz State of the Union
Starting 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 taste
An interior designer risks jail time unless she licenses her talent. 
20 best countries for startups
20 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 Virgin
Astronaut 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 saddles
You have to get on a two year waiting list to buy custom-made saddles from this horse enthusiast entrepreneur. 
Features
Rough-riding media mogul
Rough-riding media mogul
A 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 busters
Two leading authors offer starkly different perspectives on the great American pastime: starting a business. 
Wishing on bones
This Thanksgiving, everyone can make a wish - even if you don't eat turkey. 
Revenue climb
An elite mountaineering outfitter aims for the mass market. 
My bodyguard
A growing private security firm guns for more profitable work. 
Operating profits
A medical-translation company figures out how to make online video pay - after a decade of trying different systems. 
2008: A TV Odyssey
Even for movie professionals like us, these new HD sets were out of this world. 
Blazing recovery
A fire destroyed my manufacturing firm - and ignited my entrepreneurial spirit. 
Sub prime
No insurance? No problem! A US entrepreneur takes tourists down deep. 
Funding the future
A new breed of annuity can help smooth out the uncertainties of retirement 
Cover Story
When less means moreHow smart entrepreneurs wring outsized profits from tiny organizations more
Off hours
Midas touch
Midas touch
An entrepreneur lures aspiring miners to an old gold-rush town. 
Domestic bliss
Handcrafted home furnishings from small companies. 
Seats for soldiers
A real estate entrepreneur's love of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team inspired a program to bring R&R to wounded soldiers. 
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