Focus On Entrepreneurs, November 2010

  • Bartering Art for Health Care
    A festival where uninsured artists and musicians exchange work for medical attention is attracting interest from organizers and physicians across the country looking to replicate the model
  • Small Business: Still Waiting for Recovery
    While export-driven profits increase for multinationals, most small businesses in the U.S. are left behind. Their sales are still declining—and that's a drag on hiring
  • TechShop's Gadget Factory
    Meet a selection of the businesses that got their start at TechShop, a Bay Are company that charges inventors and hobbyists $125 a month to use its tools and gear
  • Beachbody: Thinking Beyond the Infomercial
    After selling $420 million worth of exercise DVDs, the fitness company is diversifying with new products including a gospel fitness program and a Spanish-language line
  • Commentary: A New Global Growth Engine
    Entrepreneurs running sophisticated companies with the potential to create millions of jobs in the developing world are often overlooked by outsiders, say Deirdre Coyle Jr. and Anne Habiby
  • A Boot Camp for Women Angel Investors
    To increase funding options for companies led by women, a new fellowship aims to train more women to become investors in startups
  • Israeli Biotechs Find Partners in Ohio
    Government incentives and an Ohio venture capital fund focused on Israel have drawn Israeli entrepreneurs to a state with top research clinics and a flourishing health-care industry
  • Could Bowling Strike It Big in Times Square?
    Bowlmor's Tom Shannon is counting on a $23 million bowling alley in the heart of Manhattan to become a hot location for corporate events
  • Peter Thiel: Drop Out, Start-Up
    The PayPal co-founder is offering 20 teen entrepreneurs $100,000 fellowships to leave college
  • Measuring the Recession's Toll on Small Business
    Bankruptcies remain high, lending continues to fall, and small biz optimism, as measured by the National Federation of Independent Business, stands near historic lows

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