How I Did It: Remo Belli
Remo Belli shares how he went from playing the drums to selling them to musicians (and nonmusicians).
How I Did It: Eileen Gittins, Founder of Blurb
In spite of digital platforms, Blurb has found success letting customers design and publish professional-quality books.
How I Did It: Eileen Fisher
Fashion’s un-diva never forgets what her customers want: simple, timeless styles.
How I Did It: John Vechey, Founder of PopCap
How a small company is capturing a big audience in the casual gaming market.
How I Did It: Leslie Blodgett of Bare Escentuals
A cosmetics queen and her loyal fans
How I Did It: Bob Moore, Bob's Red Mill
Bob Moore was a middle-aged retiree when he launched his second career. He nurtured it into a $70 million business -- and then gave it away to his employees.
How I Did It: Jerry Murrell, Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Along with his sons, Jerry Murrell of Five Guys Burgers and Fries built a 570-store chain that enjoys a cult following.
How I Did It: Omniture's Josh James
He built a Web analytics company into a powerhouse, then sold it to Adobe for $1.8 billion.
How I Did It: Arianna Huffington
The founder of the Huffington Post on the business of creating a platform of 4,000 opinionmakers.
How I Did It: Rob Dyrdek
Rob Dyrdek of MTV's Fantasy Factory chronicles his rise from a teenage skateboarder in Ohio to
a "skatetrepreneur" now at the helm of an entertainment and fashion empire.
How I Did It: Ralph Braun of BraunAbility
Bound to a wheelchair but not confined by it, he built a $200 million empire.
How I Did It: Stan Lee of Marvel Comics
The creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men talks about how he has stayed creative for more than 60 years.
How I Did It: Wolfgang Puck
The famed chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck of Spago in Hollywood reveals how he built his culinary empire
How I Did It: Alden Mills of Perfect Fitness
A Navy SEAL's search for the perfect pushup leads to an entrepreneurial medal of honor
How I Did It: Matt Johnston of Workway
Two years ago, Workway's largest customer was Countrywide Financial. How did the company survive--and thrive?
How I Did It: Dallin A. Larsen of MonaVie
Through multilevel marketing, the Brazilian açai berry becomes a billion-dollar business
How I Did It: Bill Bathe of U.S Energy Services
Having made the Inc. 500 list for the fifth year, Bill Bathe shares his story.
How I Did It: Serial Entrepreneur Richard Heckmann
Buy fearlessly, sell ruthlessly, repeat regularly. How Richard Heckmann takes struggling companies and sells them for billions
How I Did It: Margot Fraser
Margot Fraser, the founder of Birkenstock, USA, recalls 40 years of peace, love, and clunky sandals
How I Did It: Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn