Introducing... Inc.com's 30 Under 30
- As you'll see on page 97, youth is not wasted on the young. This month, Inc.com also celebrates entrepreneurs who are just barely old enough to vote. Find out who made our third annual 30 Under 30 list, and explore the issues facing young business owners.
- Profiles: Meet this year's honorees.
- Tips: Essential advice from young entrepreneurs
- Slide Shows: Cool products, the hottest industries for start-ups, a Hall of Fame, and more
- At age 12, after the Iranian revolution, Shahin Azizi used his entrepreneurial skills to support his family. Now, he's founder and CEO of office supply company Toners Plus.
- On his childhood: "I stood up when I was 12 years old and did everything for my family, and I've been through starvation's den, and you don't want your own kids to go through that." -- Shahin Azizi
Politics: Inc.com's Voter Guide
- Which candidate is best for small businesses? Check out our complete guide to the issues that matter to business owners, and join the discussion with company founders, including Norm Brodsky.
- On one-party rule: "I'm not anti-Democrat, but when one party takes over both houses, things can get out of whack. Now, it looks as though the Democrats may have both houses and the presidency. That's always scary to me but more so when the Democrats do it." -- Norm Brodsky
Best of the Blogs: Start-Up Blog
- "Two years ago, only three people saw the annual budget of Next Step Publishing: our CFO, our accountant, and me. Last year, I opened the budget up to the whole management team. Then I started thinking: Why not open the budget to the whole company?" -- David Mammano
America's Most Admired Entrepreneurs
- Do you know a business owner who makes a big difference for his or her employees, customers, and community? Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Clip Here and Save Big
- How to trim your IT budget without making sacrifices.
- Cut Your Health Care Costs Now
- Nine ways to slash your insurance costs, from health savings accounts to getting tough with your broker to joining purchasing pools.
- Retirement Riches
- Tap self-directed IRAs. Individual Retirement Accounts can be invested in privately held companies, as long as they follow the proper regulations. You could invest your own retirement money, or that of your friends and family. A 2007 story explained how.
- You're Approved!
- Explain your industry. Your banker may not know much about your industry, so it's your job to explain it. Banker and small business coach Dima Berdiev offered some tips in a 2005 column.
- Angel Investor Directory
- Check out our angel directory. If you're looking for an angel in your area, our directory is a good place to start. It is organized by geographic area, and includes contact information for the angel groups.
- Charging Ahead
- Use credit cards—carefully. Credit cards are one of the riskiest forms of financing, but for some companies, they're the only option. An Inc. story, "Charging Ahead," offers advice for those who are paying with plastic.
- Me Want Cash Up Front
- Manage your cash. If you're planning to bootstrap your company—or, if you're forced to—you'll have to manage cash flow carefully. Check out Inc.'s stories on getting customers to pay on time.
- Need Cash?
- Money matters: getting paid on time in a tough economy. Not up online yet (it's from the Sept. issue) but I'd like to link to it here).
- The Saltshaker Theory
- A legendary restaurateur taught me to use constant, gentle pressure to manage my growing company.
Oct 1, 2008