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January 2011

January 2011

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January 2011
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Clean Tech's New Boss: Hara Founder Amit Chatterjee

Hara founder Amit Chatterjee brings a software angle to the green scene.

Opportunity in the Raw

Franchises are pursuing success with a renewed focus on saving money and greater value.

Data Backup and Storage: Should You Stay Local or Go Online?

Whether to take data storage online or stay local depends on your risk tolerance. How two entrepreneurs decided.

Bling It On: A New Option for Mobile Payments

A California yogurt shop and other merchants are turning to a new mobile commerce method that sticks it to cash and credit.

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Android Turns Pro: A New Option for Business Mobility

The newest device based on Google's platform takes on the kingpin of business mobile smartphones.

An Elegant Desk Option for iPhones

Communicate your sense of style by connecting the Moshi Moshi 04i to your iPhone.

Beware High 401(k) Fees

What you need to know about the charges behind 401(k) plans to keep your employees happy.

How to Rock the (Industry) Boat

Start by asking, 'what are the pain points in my life, and what can I fix in my customers' lives?'

A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding

SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.

Avoid These Web Design Sins

Avoid these design missteps and reap the rewards.

QA: Tony Hawk on Taking His Business to the Next Level

Skateboard icon Tony Hawk carves out some time to talk Twitter, Shred and his new business book.

How to Find the Right Mentor

If only it were that easy. Here's how to nab the right one and get the most out of the relationship.

How to Start a Brand Romance

Comedian and marketer Kevin Nalty analyzes the success of the Cebu Pacific Airlines video gone viral.

Lifesaving Commerce

Katharina Harf's management savvy and some celebrity assists help her nonprofit donor center perform like a business.

A Starbucks Marketer's Essential Tweets

Adam Brotman, Starbucks vice president of digital ventures.

Merging Shopping with Social Sharing

Swipely aims to turn people's purchases into an online conversation by merging shopping with sharing.

A 21st Century Spin on the Matchmaking Business

Jasbina Ahluwalia is making the ancient tradition of Indian matchmaking a 21st century business.

It Passes the Mom Test

A former law student develops an online business that lets anyone -- even his tech-challenged mother -- create a website.

Saving Money on Travel

Knowing how to navigate online resources and being better prepared can help you trim your travel bills.

Keyboards That Don't Hurt

New keyboards offer improved ergonomics to make typing easier. Here are three options for less painful ways to work.

Making a Fermented Tea Trendy

Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs give kombucha a champagne-colored makeover.

New Lead-Generation Tactics Harnesses Multiple Channels

Lead gen isn't just about message volume, it's about reaching the right audience at the right time.

Online Stores Make Shopping for Business-Related Apps Easier

The three largest U.S. wireless providers have launched websites to hawk their business-focused mobile apps.

Chris Brogan on Running a Virtual Business

Doing business without the traditional trappings means equipping employees with the right platforms.

Money From the Masses

Crowdfunding sites let entrepreneurs leverage the power of peer persuasion.

Meet the Entrepreneur of 2010 Award Winners

Meet Entrepreneur(R) Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2010 award winners.

Jargon: Blackberry Good

When something looks good on a tiny smartphone screen but hideous in real life.

More Zoom, Less Gloom -- the Franchise 500 Report

Once again it's the economy that is shaping the franchising outlook -- but this time for the better.

How Denny's Returned to the Top 10 Franchises List

A focus on value and franchising helped the system turn its business around.

Celebrity Franchise Players

When fame and fortune aren't enough to feed the celebrity ego, there's always fast food.

Why Hampton Hotels Ranks No. 1 on the Franchise 500 List

By finding its niche in the middle, Hampton Hotels comes out on top.

Back to Basics: Trends Shaping Franchising

Value. Affordability. Service. That's the winning combination for success in this year's Franchise 500.

The Outlook for Franchising in 2011

Consumer spending and hiring aren't expected to increase much in 2011. But for some franchises, it will be a different story.

The Top 10 Franchises of 2011

Welcome a new No. 1 and the return of an American institution.

Will I Make Money As a Franchisee?

You can't always bet on a franchise success, but you can put the odds in your favor.

How I Did It: Three Franchisee Success Stories

These franchise owners share something in common: An indomitable spirit, which makes their personal stories so enlightening.

10 Things I Hate About Your Franchise Disclosure Document

Listen up, franchisors. Craft a winning disclosure document by avoiding these pitfalls.

By the Numbers: The Census Report on Franchises

A first-time review by the U.S. Census Bureau dissects franchising, one stat at a time.

Understanding the Franchise 500 Ranking

How Entrepreneur compiles its megalist of the world's top franchise systems.

Social Climbers: How Franchises Are Using Social Networking

Franchises are embracing the possibilities of social media platforms like Facebook to extend their brands.

More Fast-Food Franchises Go Lean

High-calorie fare is so 2010. Fast food takes a lean turn this year. (You want fries with that oatmeal?)

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