INC. MAGAZINEOctober, 01 2006 Archives
The simple, sincere, and unwavering approach that turned the T-shirt company Life Is Good into an $80 million cultural phenomenon, OR, How I learned to stifle my inner pessimist and appreciate a fine small business that only wants me to be happy.
How I Did It: Sir Walter Lindal, Founder, Lindal Cedar Homes
Built to last.
The Squash Blossom Solution
At the high, high end of the market, the Jones family of Huron, Ohio, outruns the economics of modern farming.
Rating the Governors
With Arnold Schwarzenegger and 25 other governors up for reelection, we look at who among them has earned the entrepreneurial vote.
- Best & Worst
- Best On: Fiscal Policy
- An Entrepreneur In The Oval Office?
- Best On: Health Care
- Best On: Tech Transfer
Gary Heavin Is On a Mission From God
His goal: To single-handedly save the world's women from obesity. With Curves, he seems to be pulling it off. And he's built a billion-dollar business along the way.
Smart Questions for Your Trade Show Organizer
A typical trade show loses nearly 40 percent of its exhibitors every year, mostly first-timers that didn't get what they expected. Ask these questions to make sure you're not headed for a two-day waste of time.
The Inc. Life
Views & Opinions
Rise of the Entrepreneurial Class
As the number of college entrepreneurship courses has skyrocketed, so too has the number of budding millionaires launching businesses -- on campus. Here's a look at the next generation fo great startups, and the innovative college programs that helped them succeed.
Facing a Tight Labor Market, Companies Dish Out the Perks
Innovative companies are discovering that benefits like mandatory paid vacations and free carwashes -- not salary -- are the best ways to lure the best employees.
Are You Listening to Me?
You can if you want to--but you have to make your own decisions. Some advice on how to give, get, and take advice.
David H. Freedman
Mistakes Were Made
When your company screws up, don't hide it. Blog about it. And let everyone learn from the error.
The Saltshaker Theory
A legendary restaurateur taught me to use constant, gentle pressure to manage my growing company.
Silence Is Golden
Try saying this at your next staff meeting: Shhhhhh.