We know you have a dream - a big dream. You wouldn't be building a business if you didn't have one. And while some dreams turn to dust in the cold light of business realities, others flourish beyond their founders' wildest expectations. Here are some stories of companies grown and dreams fulfilled.
Will your company last? Graniterock celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. The company is a lot bigger than when it started, and its third-generation leadership has learned a lot about dealing with change.
The #1 Inc. 500 company in 1997 transformed a toothbrush into the mouth that roared. It managed to make its good idea stick through a sense of mission and a focus on basics, fostered by cofounder David Giuliani.