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  MANAGEMENT

When, Why, and How to Fire That Customer
Getting rid of the unprofitable, the time wasters, and the crazy-makers in your midst

Online Extra: Nuisance Customers: Fire Them
Businesses are entitled to dump high-maintenance consumers who constantly hector them with capricious customer-service demands. Pro or con?


  FEEDBACK

Treading on the Chinese Minefield

Burning Wood Is a Carbon Copout

S Corp, C Corp: A World of Difference

Think More, Brainstorm Less

To Your Good Health


  EDITOR'S MEMO

Myth Busters
"The customer is always right" and other fictions


  CONTRIBUTORS

Contributors


  QUICK TAKE

Dance Fever
Studios are tapping into the power of reality TV

A Galloping Gourmet

Get a Second Life
Real money in artificial online goods

The Trouble with People
Michael Lopp on the dirty details of managing


  FRONT LINE

Hungry for Cash
Startup capital grows scarce

Looking Elsewhere

Stats

Whippersnappers
The nominees for BusinessWeek.com's 25 under 25 are a diverse bunch. Many already show a profit

Online Extra: Special Report: Best Entrepreneurs under 25

USA! USA!
Domestic goods' new edge

Slide Show: One Thing

May I Suggest…
Biagio Cru has the wine for your dinner

Party On
Holiday bashes show appreciation for employees, and they do wonders for morale

Pick a Card
The best plastic for your business; fair fees


  MACRO MICRO

Not So Healthy

Capital Gains

Gray Skies for Entrepreneurs


  JUMP START

Green Opportunities
Helping the environment can help your business, too


  DIGITAL MANAGER

Moving Bytes
Transferring data can be trying, but you can ease the pain


  FAMILY INC.

A Burst of Fresh Air
A board of advisers can invigorate your company


  COUPLES

Forming a More Perfect Union
When your partner at home is also your partner at work, all that closeness can take its toll. How to live and work happily ever after.


  HIRING

The Road to Independents
Contractors can give you a cheap and flexible workforce, but beware the IRS potholes


  TECHNOLOGY

Multiply & Conquer
Software that helps one server do the work of many


  ROAD WARRIORS

Slide Show: Wheels of Fortune
Five entrepreneurs find freedom and profits on the open road


  FINANCE

The Art of the Ask
The wise entrepreneur's guide to fundraising


  FIRST PERSON

Material Guy
Beylerian's library inspires designers worldwide


  TIME OUT

Zzzzzzzzzzz
New ways to get the rest you need


  BOOKSHELF

Tabasco Road
A closed, quaint family business collides with 21st century realities

Online Extra: Video: Inside the Tabasco Empire


  MY OFFICE

Slide Show: My Office
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  Online Features

Entrepreneur's Journal

Check in for business ownersÕ insights on crucial topics.

Marketing Insight

Tap into whatÕs new in marketing, and learn how to put smart strategies into action.

  Special Reports

Doing Business Online

How do you turn the Web into the marketing tool it's cracked up to be? These businesses used blogs, wikis, social networking sites, podcasts, and more

Going Global

Expanding your company's reach in the real and virtual worlds

Getting Started

Launching any venture means confronting the possibility of failure. We examine strategies for the crucial early years

Hot Growth Companies

This year's top 100 small companies to watch include a startling number of outfits that measure their years in centuries

Family-Owned Business

Go behind the scenes at guitar maker C.F. Martin & Co., download a podcast on putting innovative practices to use in succession plans, and much more.

  Interact

Smart Answers

Get advice from experts in Karen E. Klein's twice-weekly columns

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