Stick it to the IRS

Stick it to the IRS

Fortune Small Business, March 2008

Cover story identifies some little-known but lucrative tax deductions for small businesses.

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Do Your Customers Love You

Do Your Customers Love You

Fortune Small Business, September 2007

With shoddy service the norm, this cover story profiles several small companies that offer an alternative: extreme customer service.

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Forest Hills Gardens: #1 Cottage Community

Forest Hills Gardens: #1 Cottage Community

Cottage Living, July-August 2007

Martin’s essay on the historic New York City community in which he lives.

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Xethanol: A Biofuels Startup Can’t Deliver on its Promises

Xethanol: A Biofuels Startup Can’t Deliver on its Promises

Fortune Small Business, February 2007

In an apparent effort to pump up its stock price, Xethanol made bogus claims about alt-fuel breakthroughs.

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Same House, Lower Payments

Same House, Lower Payments

Ladies’ Home Journal, February 2007

Story describes the scope of the mortgage meltdown and explores refinancing options for besieged homeowners.

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Get Right with Google

Get Right with Google

Fortune Small Business, September 2006

The search giant wields extraordinary power; it can make – or break – a small business.

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Blogging for Dollars

Blogging for Dollars

Fortune Small Business, December-January 2005

“Sprint’s service sucks!” On behalf of its clients, Umbria – a Boulder, Col. outfit – scours the blogosphere for consumer sentiments good and bad.

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The Long Road Back

The Long Road Back

Fortune Small Business, November 2005

Following Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast entrepreneurs talk about the storm’s devastation and detail the challenges ahead for their businesses.

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Does He Look Like He Needs Life Insurance?

Does He Look Like He Needs Life Insurance?

Money, October 2005

Story takes a critical look at a shady financial product: life insurance for kids.

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Will Air Taxis Fly?

Will Air Taxis Fly?

Chief Executive, March 2005

Don Burr and Robert Crandall, once bitter business rivals, have teamed up on an air taxi service.

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