INC. MAGAZINEApril, 01 2009 Archives

Inc. magazineApril, 01  2009

Cover Story

Jim Collins: How to Thrive in 2009
As part of our 30th-anniversary issue, Inc. asked Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and Built to Last, what we might expect in the next 30 years. His answer: uncertainty, chaos, turbulence, and risk. In other words, it's not a bad time to be an entrepreneur

Features

Case Study: Skinner Baking Builds a Brand
For years, a family bakery sold unbranded pastries to supermarkets. Should the owner now put his name on the box?

Advice

Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes: The Business of the Ballpark
Meet the small businesses behind the scenes at the Atlanta ballpark, Turner Field.

Launch
Lawn Painting on Foreclosed Homes
A California entrepreneur builds a business by spray painting brown lawns green to keep up appearances at foreclosed houses.

Business Forecasting in a Crazy, Mixed-up World
Three entrepreneurs share their challenges, frustrations, and strategies for business forecasting in a recession.

Inc. Ticker

The Peter Principle Lives On
Forty years after The Peter Principle's publication, a look back on the landmark book by Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull

Business For Sale: A Tennessee Sawmill

Passions
CEO Passions: Collecting War Stories
Tom Beaty's hobby is creating an oral history of U.S. veterans.

Guidebook
How to: Become a Government Contractor

Innovation
Innovation: Coal Briquettes, Green Fields Coal
A company that turns slurry back into coal

The Goods
Office Chairs for Every Budget

Security: Free Antivirus Software

Office Machines: Solid Ink vs. Toner Cartridges

A New Crop of Portable Camcorders

Power Plays: Cool Cordless Chargers

Audio/Visual: Bluetooth Speakers by Philippe Starck

Strategy

Recruiting: Tapping the Talent Pool…
How to use skill tests, applicant tracking software, video interviews, and industry-specific job sites to find the best candidates in a large stack of resumes.

Perfecting a Sales Pitch: Code Blue Recovery Drink
It sounds like cardiac arrest but it might cure a hangover. How would you sell it?

Elevator Pitch: Sport Technology Makes Gear for the X Games Crowd
Can it raise $3 million to meet demand?

Finance: How to Get Chummy with Your Banker
Worried about your credit line? You may need a better relationship with your banker.

Technology: When IT Workers Attack
How to prevent tech sabotage

Ask Inc.: Launching an Internship Program

Columns

Norm Brodsky
Norm Brodsky

Street Smarts
My First Year
When my start-up found itself face to face with catastrophe because of conditions beyond my control, I learned how to cope

Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky

How Hard Could It Be?
Why I Never Let Employees Negotiate Pay Raises
At my company, every worker at the same level is paid the same salary. And when one gets a raise, they all do

Leigh Buchanan
Leigh Buchanan

Legacy
The Life of Spice
Ann Wilder, 1931 -- 2009

The Inc. Life

Things I Can't Live Without: John Younger of Accolo

The Way I Work: Essie Weingarten, Essie Cosmetics
"God gave me an innate ability to pick colors."

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