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Table of Contents:VOL. 18, NO. 10 - December 2008
Startup
A smashing good idea
A smashing good idea
A San Diego entrepreneur has found a perfect business for frustrating times: Selling customers breakables to fling against walls. 
Sales take wing
A new marketing campaign spices up business at restaurant chain Buffalo Wings & Rings. 
The Roth return
Yes, you probably make too much money to open a Roth IRA, but a new tax law has created an attractive loophole. 
Trouble bubbles at Jones Soda
The cult beveragemaker tries to shake the effects of an expansion gone sour.  
Ring in profits
Skyrocketing gold prices test a high-end jeweler's mettle.  
Walking on the web
A pedometer that lets you compete online. 
Growth genius
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner Will Allen brings farm freshness to inner-city neighborhoods with no produce stores. 
Where to stash your cash?
The FDIC is temporarily offering unlimited coverage on interest-free accounts - the kind many companies use to make payroll. 
Virtual tour guide
A GPS-enabled device replaces the chatty park ranger. 
Features
The next little thing
The next little thing
Despite a down economy, FSB recognizes five companies that are thinking big with cutting-edge ideas.  
Tough love
A couple of rugged new PC notebooks prove they can stand up to falls, coffee and even the horrors of drywall. 
The new way to meet payroll
A host of online services can help business owners save money, make fewer mistakes and concentrate on more important stuff. 
Instant infomercials
Web media startup TurnHere churns out 1,000 corporate videos every month. That might just be the future of Web advertising. 
Seller's remorse
How I nearly lost my company - and then got it back. 
Spicing up sales
A father and son stage a comeback for their cult barbeque sauce. 
Bike sale
A real estate broker uses pedal power to boost business. 
How do I fill up my business calendar?
FSB's experts answer this question and also address how business owners can build a client base and how to solve a URL dispute. 
Tasting success
A cosmopolitan vintner gambles that Thai fruit wine will please U.S. palates.  
Cover Story
Make fear your friendIn tough times, entrepreneurs have every reason to feel anxious. Don't let those feelings slow you down. more
Off hours
Going tribal in the badlands
A family-owned business educates travelers about the Native American nations within our borders. 
A little visit to Nashville
The capital of country music is a city that feels like a small town, combining old-fashioned southern hospitality with a vibrant art and music scene. Best of all, it's affordable. 
Small wonders
Seventeen independent businesses make holiday shopping easy with a variety of wearables for work and play.  
Shine a light
A Web entrepreneur helps young photojournalists focus on injustices worldwide. 
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Innovation Nation
How to come up with game-changing ideas for your business (more)
How we got started
Seven superstar entrepreneurs explain how they built global brands from scratch. (more)
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)
FEATURES
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|

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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: テつゥ 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2018. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices テつゥ S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2018 and/or its affiliates.