INC. MAGAZINEJanuary, 01 2009 Archives
The Ultimate Business Tune-up for Times Like These
In a tough economy with credit extremely tight, big investments are not an option for most companies. Yet no business can afford to stand still. We asked our favorite entrepreneurs for the tips and tricks they have used to pilot their businesses through difficult times. The result: 23 things you can do right now to energize your employees, wow your customers, and get your business back on track
How I Did It: Ron Popeil, Ronco
He Slices and Dices, and That's Not All!
Mighty Leaf is a Darling of Upscale Restaurants and Natural-Food Stores
Should its creators sell their luxe tea in the cutthroat world of supermarkets?
Special Financial Report
Angel Investing 2009
In a tough economy, angel investors are more cautious than ever. But it's still possible to find funding. Here's how
Behind the Scenes
Behind The Scenes: Companies at the Heart of Everyday Life
Bellagio Resort and Casino, Las Vegas 11.14.08 6:30 p.m.
Some Good Earners
Preparing prison inmates to start businesses upon their release
A Cease-fire in the War for Talent
5 Entrepreneurs Join Congress
Horse Race: The Whiteboard Jungle
Schools nationwide have been replacing their blackboards with digital whiteboards. On these PC-powered systems, teachers and students can manipulate images, write out math problems, and even watch YouTube videos. Smart Technologies, based in Calgary, Alberta, sold more than 130,000 of its Smart Boards in 2008 and controls about half of the market. Here's a look at its rivals.
Cash Is King, But the King Can't Sit Idle
Innovation: Companies on the Cutting Edge
Nanoparticle Powder | Kovio
No Longer Untouchable
The iPhone gets some competition
Got Receipt Overload?
Here are a few cures
Things I Can't Live Without
An (almost) infinite playlist
How To: Choose the Right Legal Structure
Our Irrational Fear of Numbers
No, you didn't start a company because you wanted to learn accounting. But you had better learn some -- pronto -- if you want to understand your business.
How Hard Could It Be?
Thanks or No Thanks
A young employee came up with an idea that added a million dollars to our bottom line. How do we reward him for the contribution? Do we even have to?
James Benson, 1945-2008
A One-Man Space Program.