INC. MAGAZINEMarch, 01 2008 Archives
How Fast Can This Thing Go, Anyway?
Zipcar was a classic founder-run company--long on passion, short on cash. Until a new CEO came aboard, gave the business a seven-step tune-up, and put the pedal to the metal.
The Way I Work: Howard Lefkowitz
Lunch at Spago. Party for Céline Dion. Nightcap at Caesars Palace. Roll home at dawn. Take a dip in the scuba pool. For Howard Lefkowitz, CEO of Vegas.com, it's just another day at the office.
What to Pay Your Top Team
Are you paying your CFO too much, too little, or just the right amount? What about your technology chief? Or your operations expert? Read on and find out.
Anything Could Happen
Evan Williams's first little idea shifted the culture. (You can thank him for the ubiquity of blogging.) His new business, called Twitter, will be entering your consciousness right...about...now. Why does this stuff happen? Because he lets it.
How I Did It: Laurel Touby, Mediabistro
New York Story: From poor, lonely writer to hostess with the mostest.
Advice & Strategies
The Start of a Beautiful Friendship
Partnering with your customers on R&D.
May I Handle That for You?
Companies that will take payroll--and the rest of the HR department--off your plate.
How American companies are beating the currency crunch.
Will Work for Equity
Why Arizona Bay started taking stock from its customers instead of cash.
White Cat Media Tells You Where to Get a Bargain
Now it's shopping for $1.5 million.
Sales + Marketing
Bright Lights, Big Impact
Why digital billboards are growing in popularity.
How companies can make a splash in the big-money world of TV product placement--without spending a dime.
Traffic's Up; Website's Down
Preventing costly crashes.
Managing e-mail campaigns.
His Banking Industry Software Never Caught On, So Bill Randle is Now Targeting the Health Care Market
Can he hang on long enough to succeed?
Partnerships and Selling Your Company
The legal options for a minority owner. Plus, how to prepare your company for sale.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes: Companies at the Heart of Everyday Life
Bedford Toll Plaza, Bedford, New Hampshire 1.12.08, 5:27 P.M.
Street Smarts: The Simon Cowell of Sales
Few things are more fun--and productive--than critiquing someone else's sales performance.
How Hard Could It Be?
How Hard Could It Be?: Lessons I Learned in the Army
A general's pep talk taught me that a leader can't lose sight of what it means to be a grunt.
Legacy Ken Hendricks, 1941-2007
A common man who achieved uncommon things.