Fourteen company builders talk about their successes, their failures, and the lessons they learned along the way.
He invented the MRI device—then came the hard part.
Remo Belli shares how he went from playing the drums to selling them to musicians (and nonmusicians).
In spite of digital platforms, Blurb has found success letting customers design and publish professional-quality books.
Fashion’s un-diva never forgets what her customers want: simple, timeless styles.
How a small company is capturing a big audience in the casual gaming market.
A cosmetics queen and her loyal fans
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.
Along with his sons, Jerry Murrell of Five Guys Burgers and Fries built a 570-store chain that enjoys a cult following.
He built a Web analytics company into a powerhouse, then sold it to Adobe for $1.8 billion.
The founder of the Huffington Post on the business of creating a platform of 4,000 opinionmakers.
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.
Bound to a wheelchair but not confined by it, he built a $200 million empire.
The creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men talks about how he has stayed creative for more than 60 years.
The famed chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck of Spago in Hollywood reveals how he built his culinary empire
A Navy SEAL's search for the perfect pushup leads to an entrepreneurial medal of honor
Two years ago, Workway's largest customer was Countrywide Financial. How did the company survive--and thrive?
Through multilevel marketing, the Brazilian açai berry becomes a billion-dollar business
Having made the Inc. 500 list for the fifth year, Bill Bathe shares his story.
Buy fearlessly, sell ruthlessly, repeat regularly. How Richard Heckmann takes struggling companies and sells them for billions