INC. MAGAZINE May 1, 2006 Archives
The Buck Stopped Here
For half a century, Buck Knives made its home in sunny San Diego. But with California's energy, labor, and workers' comp costs driving the company toward ruin, CJ Buck began considering the unthinkable: moving the business nearly 1,500 miles north to the rugged panhandle of Idaho.
The most promising cities for entrepreneurs? In our most detailed survey yet, we looked at 393 regional economies to pinpoint where business is surging. Yuma, Arizona, here we come.
- Boomtowns '06: Hottest Small Cities
- Boomtowns '06: Hottest Midsize Cities
- Boomtowns '06: Hottest Large Cities
- Statistics: Income
- Statistics: Age
- Statistics: Education
- Statistics: Health
- The State of Job Growth (pdf)
Q&A: Vickie Stringer, CEO, Triple Crown Publications
She made $30,000 a week selling drugs, but you can guess how that ended. In jail she decided it was important she tell her story. Now Vickie Stringer is both a bestselling writer and a prominent publisher in the field of "hip-hop lit."
The Rebel of Napa Valley
Fred Franzia sells a heck of a lot of decent wine--240 million bottles' worth a year. His company, Bronco Wine, is a model of efficiency, a textbook example of the glories of economies of scale. None of this explains why he is so widely loathed in California's wine country, much less why he enjoys that so.
Service, Not Servers
It might be time to ditch your pricey computer servers and rent your software instead.
A Bigger Parachute
Need to save more for retirement fast? Believe it or not, a pension plan may be the answer.
Making Your (Power) Point
Bring your PowerPoint demonstrations to life. Please.
Fed Up With HR?
Professional employer organizations are handling more than just payroll.
Turning the Tables
Outsourcing almost killed Kalexsyn--until its founders turned the tables.
Case Study: Adobe Had Always Been ARTS PDF's Best Partner, Then Everything Changed
Why would a tiny software company risk it all by going up against its partner, Adobe?
Dodging Dun & Bradstreet; a sticky succession issue
Views & Opinions
One Internet, Indivisible
The Internet we have grown to rely on is in danger.
The Inc. Life
Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg's Condo
For their condo, the married founders of Fresh chose rich earth tones, sexy lighting, and heady fragrances.
Taking the Show on the Road
With a tuner and the ability to play movies, this new media player just may trump the iPod.
We'll Turn This Family Car Right Around
The Mercedes-Benz R350 makes family getaways a little easier and more elegant.
Things I Can't Live Without:
When she's not running her $50 million company, you'll find Laurie McCartney of Babystyle cruising on her Hello Kitty bicycle.
Facing criticism over Hurricane Katrina recovery, SBA administrator Hector Barreto stepped down. Read our coverage:
What Are You Trying to Do?
Remember what your real goal is. Even entrepreneurial pros tend to lose track.
David H. Freedman
I'll Be Watching You
New software makes it possible to monitor employees and even clients. It's not as creepy as it sounds.
Playing E-mail Chicken
E-mail chicken: It's up to you to stop the madness.