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Inc. magazine September, 01  2009

Cover Story

The 2009 Inc. 500
When the going gets tough, the tough show up on the Inc. 500. A look at our exclusive ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies.

Features

Advice

Behind the Scenes
The Business of Horse Racing
From protective vests to synthetic dirt, a number of small companies play a big role in the world of horse racing.

Launch

Mad Men on Branding
The popular TV show's branding expert talks about changes in advertising since the 1960s

A Booming Recession Business
Companies that supply dollar stores are raking it in

Inc. Ticker: Entrepeneurs in the News
The latest news on Paul Allen, Jack Welch, and former NBA star David Robinson

Four Companies Making iPhone Video Apps
The market for iPhone video apps is exploding. A look at some of the up-and-comers.

Business for Sale: An Arizona Winery
An 83-year-old winemaker is ready to hand off his 10-acre Arizona vineyard. The plot is priced at $465,000.

Review: Getting to Plan B
In Getting to Plan B, John Mullins and Randy Komisar discuss the importance of revising your business model

Blogger Logic: Om Malik
Author Om Malik blogs about the downsizing of the once-promising video site Joost.

The Goods

The Best New Laptops
Prices are falling on many models, so it's easy to buy a lightweight, high-performance laptop without breaking your budget.

Great No-Cost Software
Paying is passé. Use these 10 free software programs instead.

5 Great Credit Cards for Business
In search of a credit card for your business? Here's how American Express, Capital One, and CitiBusiness stack up.

Things I Can't Live Without: Andrew Cull, Remote Medical International
Why Andrew Cull, founder of Remote Medical International, counts a rescue knife, a flashlight, and a bunch of chickens among his favorite things.

Things I Can't Live Without: Cristy Clarke, TableTopics
A set of timers and a versatile laptop charger help keep Cristy Clarke, founder of TableTopics, on track.

Things I Can't Live Without: Will Powley, Mad*Pow
Will Powley, founder of Mad*Pow, keeps a playground ball and a beer cooler close at hand to keep work fun.

Guidebook

Guidebook: How to Conduct Market Research
A guide to using market research to understand who your customers are and what they want.

Strategy

Building a Culture of Employee Appreciation
How Datotel overhauled its employee appreciation, recognition, and incentive programs.

Elevator Pitch: Healthy Fare for Schoolkids.
Health e-Lunch Kids feeds school kids. Will $1 million put more food on the table? Founder Monica Tomasso makes her case to investors.

A Flickr Founder's New Website
Flickr founder Caterina Fake has launched a new site that helps users make decisions. Now, experts weigh in with the best ways to sell it.

John Kotter's Urgent Message for Entrepreneurs
Harvard Business School professor John Kotter, author of Leading Change, talks about how to lead during a recession.

Columns

Norm Brodsky
Norm Brodsky

Street Smarts
Selling My Company (Again)
I thought I cashed out. But then the credit squeeze changed my plans

Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky

How Hard Could It Be?
Setting the Right Priorities
Strong problem-solving skills are important in business. Knowing what problem you absolutely must solve is even more important.

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

Balancing Acts
If Not Now, When?
For entrepreneurs, there's never a right time to buy a house, start a family, have a life. While you are building a business, work-life balance inevitably suffers

Views & Opinions

Editor's Letter
It's That Time Again

Contributors
Our ranks swell when it comes time to produce the Inc. 500 issue. Here are the staff, interns, and contributors who made it happen.

Mail

Weathering the Great Recession
The fast-growing companies from the 2008 Inc. 500 saw an opportunity to hire top talent in 2009

30 Profiles of Resilience in Business
You just can't keep at entrepreneur down, as these tales of leadership and overcoming obstacles illustrate

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