Kathleen King was pushed out of the first bakery she founded and ran for two decades. So she started Tate's Bake Shop, a direct competitor, and now distributes in all 50 states.
Tony Fadell, the creator of the most iconic product of the last decade--Apple's iPod--talks about the innovations, and missteps, that helped him change personal electronics forever.
Grooveshark founder Sam Tarantino wanted to reinvent the music business. But in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, funding was quickly drying up, and he had to tell his employees.
James Hirschfeld and his sister started Paperless Post to recreate invitations for the Web. But VCs wouldn't bite, and time was running out.
Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian set out to revolutionize the Internet. Then came an even bigger challenge.
Last year TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque raised $17.8 million in Series B financing. Now she's looking to scale up rapidly in the U.S. and abroad.
It's one of the 25 most-trafficked webites in the U.S., and it was founded by a pair of siblings in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Catherine and Geoff Cook explain how they did it.
Dave Morrow, a former college lacrosse player and founder of $200 million (sales) Warrior Sports lacrosse gear, says making products in China can compromise quality and delivery.
Slava Rubin, co-founder of Indiegogo, a website where anyone can raise money, talks about the impact recent crowdfunding legislation will have on his firm and those looking for financing.
The iconic luggage brand is going public at $18 a share. Here's how Charlie Clifford parlayed his love of Peruvian crafts into one of the globe's top luggage brands.
Facebook may not have paid $1 billion for the Hipstamatic photo app this week, but it has had a profitable business model for years.
Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber, talks about the day he knew his luxury cab service was a disruptive technology company that needed a fearless leader.
How I did it: Architect David Rockwell explains how he thinks not only about a building, but also about the way people experience it.
Soon after Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo launched Of a Kind, a fashion website, in 2010, they realized their initial web site ideas would always be wrong, and require changes.
Since Mike Osborn founded Wine.com in 1998, he has tackled a complex web of state-by-state regulations, and effectively shut out competitors. Wine.com sales were $60 million in 2011.
Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara lure moms to their websites to buy diapers, soaps, and other essentials. Quick delivery, simple experience, and good customer service gets them to return. When Amazon acquired the sites in 2010 for $540 million, they were earning $300 million in revenue.
Jay Lapeyre, president of global manufacturing company Laitram LLC, shares why his company's history of innovation (it was the first ever automate shrimp peeling via machinery) gives it an edge against a growing number of overseas copycats.
Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh oversees 60 humor websites like the I Can Has Cheezburger cat blog. Forget viral hits. He says user loyalty--his network gets more than 24 million visitors each month--has less to do with funny cats, and more to do with data, consistency, and supply chains.
Thirty-three years ago, James Dyson set out after an unusual dream: to create the ultimate vacuum cleaner. Here's how he turned that vacuum into a billion-dollar business.
As the co-founder of a Brooklyn gourmet food and wine shop, Jason Richelson knows first-hand the shortcomings of cash register software. So in August 2008 he invented a new one, ShopKeep Register, that runs on the iPad. He now has nearly 1,000 customers and last month raised $2.2 million in financing.