INC. MAGAZINEAugust, 01 2007 Archives
In which two brothers take over the third-generation family wine-selling business. They quarrel, as brothers do. And now it isn't a family business anymore.
How I Did It: Kenneth Feld, CEO, Feld Entertainment
He hires fire-eaters and acrobats! He breeds elephants! Plus this daring feat: As boss of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Ken Feld turned a castoff circus into a $750 million production company.
Advice & Strategies
Fund your company by tapping IRAs.
Don't Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella
Buying insurance after cashing out.
Sing-2-School Wants to Bring Hip-Hop to the Grade-School Set
Can it raise $250,000?
Sales + Marketing
Gifts Worth Giving
A guide to the best company swag.
How Low Can You Go?
Cutting prices can send a powerful message. But it also can backfire.
As workers retire, small companies face a talent crunch.
Smart Questions: How to Save on Shipping Costs
Whether you use the big names or a small regional package carrier, your fee statement for shipping is probably as complex as your cell phone bill. Many carriers have dozens of separate fees. Here are six questions to ask when you're shopping for shipping.
No Free Pass
Anti-bribery law is now aggressively enforced.
Nice View, Rough Terrain
Microsoft's Vista looks pretty, but it's a challenging upgrade.
Let's Get Together
Making contacts with social nets.
A High-Profile Arrest Destroyed the Good Name of a Local Pizza Chain
Could the company be saved?
E-Commerce and Patents
How to keep online purchases safe from chargebacks. Plus, protecting intellectual property on a budget.
- The Entrepreneurial Generation
- The Innovator
- The Chair Man of the Board
- The Home Maker
- The Connector
- The Bootstrapper
- Read more profiles on the 30 Under 30
Slideshow: The Next Big Ideas: Cool Products from America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs
From cookies to iPod accessories, here are some of the things the 30 Under 30 are making.
Slideshow: 30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs
The rising business stars named to our annual 30 Under 30 list are transforming existing industries and blazing trails with new ones. See them all in this slideshow.
Slideshow: Start-Up Secrets: Tips from America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs
Our list of 30 under 30 have successfully founded companies -- and you can learn from their experience.
When Scandal Knocks...
They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. Tell it to these companies, which found their integrity challenged in the blogosphere, in the papers, and on the news. Did they respond well? Here's our take.
Taking On Starbucks
How independents can hold their ground.
David H. Freedman
Shout It Out Loud
Customers need more data. You have more data. It's time to start sharing.
Thomas K. McCraw
Mapping the Entrepreneurial Psyche
What leads a person to start a company? "The impulse…to prove oneself superior to others."
It hurts a little when employees move on.