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Inc. magazineSeptember, 01  2008

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Inc. 500
Half-a-thousand reminders that business ingenuity and economic leadership still start with entrepreneurs.

Features

The 2008 Inc. 5000: More Growth, Incredible Variety, and a Reflection of the Times

Whatever It Takes
Managed care, the human version, at Senior Whole Health.

Products: What Does That Do?
Have a guess. Looks can be deceiving when it comes to these products from Inc. 500|5000 companies.

The Other Number Ones
Fast growth isn't the only way to measure success. Meet four CEOs who stand out in other ways.

My (Other) Love
Proof that Inc. 500 CEOs -- five of them, anyway -- have a life outside the office.

Five Thousand Stories of Growth
Inside the Inc. 5000

How I Did It: The 2008 Inc. 500

Spotlight: The 2008 Inc. 500

CEO Survey: The 2008 Inc. 500

Advice

Managing
Employee or Contractor?
The wrong answer could cost you

Finance
Money Matters
Getting paid on time in a tough economy

Sales + Marketing
Fighting the Sales Force Blues
How to keep reps motivated when they miss their numbers

(Almost) Endless Summer
How seasonal businesses get noticed during slow periods

Technology
If You Build It, They Will Shop
Tools for creating and souping up an online store

Case Study
Jon Pritchett's Dream of Reviving AstroTurf Became a PR Nightmare
Should he go all out to save the brand?

Ask Inc.
Ask Inc.: Selling to the Government
How to break into the government's supply chain.

How To Guide
How To: Buy the Right Business Insurance
The coverage you need and (because no one likes to waste money) don't need.

Strategy

The Great Beer Crisis of 2008
If all your competitors were hurting badly, would you help out?

The Ticker
Roger Staubach scores, while Steve and Barry contemplate life after bankruptcy.

IPOs Hit a 30-Year Low
But the guy who took Google and Netscape public is not concerned

A Skimmer's Guide to the Latest Business Books: Billion Dollar Lessons
Chunka Mui follows Unleashing the Killer App with Billion Dollar Lessons.

Columns

Norm Brodsky
Norm Brodsky

Street Smarts
Falling in Love With Growth
As everyone on the Inc. 500 knows, building a company can be exhilarating. Just don't forget what got you there.

Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky

How Hard Could It Be?
How I Learned to Love Middle Managers
I hoped to create a utopian workplace. Instead, I caused an employee revolt.

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