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Table of Contents:VOL. 19, NO. 8 - October 2009
Harness the power of creativity
Innovation NationHere's how to come up with game-changing ideas for your business. More
When it comes to innovation, small firms dominate. More
A federally funded online service helps small manufacturers find inventors with new technologies -- and estimate their worth. More
Innovation is a process. Follow our road map to generate game-changing ideas for your business. More
Game boysTwo entrepreneurs score big with a fleet of mobile arcades. More
An oilman with a love of zebra, cheetahs and ostrich breaks into the footwear field. More
Congress is considering two bills that aim to get more cash into small business owners' hands. More
A serial entrepreneur tries to make disposable grills friendly for foodies and the environment. More
A prescription for small business coverage More
Small business owners sound off about healtcare. More
Smart staffing decisions can save your business in tough times. More
Guns, Machiavellian ethics and master dealmaking skills: What every entrepreneur needs. More
Easy money can hurt your business. More
How to build an effective one. More
Tech Edge
Headset heavenOur fearless reviewer seeks a Bluetooth earpiece that won't make him look like an idiot in public. More
Silicon Valley offers resources for a whole new generation of wine snobs. More
How one site boosted sailes by letting customers post negative reviews of its products. More
With help from the Pentagon, a Kevlar killer comes to market. More
Tool kit
Dress you upAn Icelandic designer seeks a broader market. More
An urban retailer hires for the long haul. More
Alice Waters helped change the way America eats with a simple restaurant, a line of cookbooks and a whole lot of chutzpah. More
How to stand out in a crowded field without spending loads of money on advertising. More
A newbie entrepreneur creates a sled for grown-ups. More
High style on a plain prairieFor a Kansas-born designer of luxury furniture, there's no place like home. More
Sometimes it takes a village to fund a company. More
Off Hours
BostonThe city is a paradise for small businesses -- and food lovers. More
A Boston native grows her own epicurean empire. More
Golf course designer Tom Doak grows his business by going back in time. More
After climbing Kilimanjaro, an entrepreneur is inspired to feed Tanzania's hungry schoolchildren. More
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Best places to launch
FSB and the Kauffman Foundation present 50 great towns in which to grow your business. (more)
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)

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