March 2013

COVER STORY

How I Got Started

They took leaps of faith and made brilliant moves. They screwed up and got back in it. Here are eight famed entrepreneurs' start-up stories.


FEATURES

Betrayed in China: One Entrepreneur's Hard Journey East

Adam Kasha was proud of his from-the-gut approach to doing business in China. Then his partnership went spectacularly bad.

2 Reasons to Keep an Eye on GitHub

As nerd endeavors go, GitHub, makers of the world's most powerful software-development tool, is at the top of the food chain.

4 Strategies for the Coming of Obamacare

Obamacare will soon be the law of the land. What's your strategy? (You do have one, right?)

COLUMNS

Balancing Acts |  Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

The Scarlet Letter of Dating Is 'E' (as in Entrepreneur)

Why do so many female entrepreneurs find it hard to get a date?

 |  Norm Brodsky

Should You Sue Over Sour Grapes?

When one business rocked an industry's boat--fairly and legally--its competitors played dirty. Is the answer a lawsuit?

 |  Phil Libin

Why It's Wise to Hire People Smarter Than You

For one thing, it's the answer to your micromanagement problem.

THE GOODS

Review: Password-Management Tools

Four ways to create and store strong passwords.

3 New Takes on the Business Center

Forget the old-school business center. Check out these three revamped hotel workspaces encourage collaboration.

Best Headsets for Calls and Video Chats

Check out a review of three devices that help you do business on the go.

Tech Trends: Time-Management Apps

A new breed of apps takes a holistic approach to an age-old conundrum.

Pivot As If You Planned It

Shifting business models doesn't have to be a last resort.

Case Study: Delta Market Research

Scam artists hijacked the company's name to run a check-cashing scheme. So it decided to fight back.

Retirement Saving for Optimists

It's like eating your vegetables, but here's what you need to know: the Roth 401(k) is perfect for entrepreneurs.

New Life for Old Brands

Finding new opportunities in reviving classic products.

How We Got Funded: Betterment

Always be networking, and don't get cocky, a financial start-up learns.

A Job Listing Should Be Like a Love Letter

You're not looking for generic employees. So why are you writing generic job listings? Here's how to attract the best and brightest.

The Way I Work: Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia

Patagonia's founder still loves to blaze a trail. He takes copious time off, lets employees manage themselves, and tells customers not to buy his products.


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