Ever fantasize about making money by doing what you love? We've profiled Laura O'Neill (pictured, serving ice cream) and several others who have done just that.
They had one of the fastest-growing e-commerce companies around. Then they launched a new website.
For the founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity, the journey is just beginning.
After years of struggle, PharmaJet is becoming the most unlikely leader in a movement to replace needles worldwide.
John Vechey's Seattle-based company, PopCap, is on track to bring in $100 million. What's his secret to success?
Michael Arrington loves breaking big tech stories. His strategy: "Bust the door down and clean the mess up later."
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Columnist Norm Brodsky offers his advice on how small companies can gain access to decision makers.
There’s a new breed of high-tech giveaways that is more likely to make an impression with clients than T-shirts or umbrellas. We tested a variety of gadgets to find those that look good -- and actually work.
We tested three programs to see how they performed against malware and viruses.
We tested three new speakerphones to see if they can improve the quality of conference calls.
Ever send a snide e-mail you wish you had deleted instead? ToneCheck, a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook, will help you self-censor your nastiest e-mail missives.
The story behind the IcyBag.
These websites offer a convenient way to find short-term apartment and house rentals, and a measure of protection.
Think of it as Expedia for private jets. A new website called flyRuby lets you search for and book flights from a variety of charter services all in one place.
Entrepreneur Matt Heinz explains how he uses TimeSvr to deal with administrative tasks and even a few personal errands.
When he's not working on a celebrity client's hair, Oscar Blandi takes part in extreme sports like heli-skiing. Here are two things that he can't live without.
Looking for a camera to take 3-D panoramic photos? Consider the new Sony DSC-TX9 Cyber-shot.
Civil engineer Chris Rehmann tends to some 1,200 orchids in his backyard greenhouse.
One reason solar power is so expensive is that the energy-harnessing silicon wafers inside most solar panels are difficult to manufacture. 1366 Technologies is changing that.
If you want to build an innovative company, you had better make it your business to find employees who think outside the box.
OkCupid has come up with a way to spot interesting trends in its customer data – and garner free publicity in the process.
A start-up called Manpacks is selling men's underwear by mail-order subscription. Will the idea succeed?
Violight started out making products that zapped germs from toothbrushes. Here's how it adapted them to cell phones.
Harvard Business School professor John Kotter suggests an unorthodox way to build support for a new idea.
Shu Kim and Khanh Pham have started Shustir, an online marketplace for local boutiques. Will investors bite?
How the daily-deal site defends itself in global markets.
Author Robert Sutton suggests tips for producing inspiration, rather than desperation, in your employees.
Here’s a look at the companies that provide the safety vests, tow bars, belt loaders, and ground surveillance on the tarmac as you dash for your flight.
Find out which companies from this year's Inc. 500 list are especially hot according to some prominent venture capitalists.
An update on the investment bank's funding pledge: Roberto Barraga hopes to write 30 loans for small businesses.
The Smithsonian celebrates the work of pioneering African American entrepreneur Lula Mae Reeves.
You never know what an online search of your name will find. Four start-ups seek to help polish your reputation.
Author Jonathan L. S. Byrnes addresses why 40 percent of your business is unprofitable.
The Saint Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly beer, is one of many small breweries that vow to increase hiring if a proposed craft-brew tax cut is enacted. Cheers.
The founder of Fantastic Sams was a force to be reckoned with.
Responses to Inc.’s plan for revitalizing the American dream.
Business lessons from the basketball court.