Here's how a poor immigrant kid from Brooklyn wound up running Unified Payments, No. 1 on the Inc. 500 list this year.
Every fast-growth company eventually runs into at least one of these all-too-common obstacles. Here's how to handle them.
He rose to the top of the Inc. 500, then failed spectacularly. Now he's back with another fast-growing company.
Sundeep Bhandal of IT staffing firm Anjaneyap let her father choose her husband but not her career path.
Indigo Johnson used to fire her employees on a regular basis--until she realized that she was the problem.
An untimely death and no succession plan left Michelle Taylor at the helm of her mother's company, Betah Associates, with no oars.
A new study illuminates what happens to companies, and their founders, in the years after they land on the Inc. 500.
Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen has loved every minute of taking his company public and then back to being private--while maintaining growth along the way.
Elizabeth Elting has grown Transperfect Translations by over 30 percent annually since 2000 without a dime of outside funds--and she plans to keep it that way.
Former WhiteWave CEO, Steve Demos, is back at it, taking his upstart Nextfoods to new levels of growth--this time with a touch more Yoda.
William Roetzheim launched one company and sold it for millions. Now he wants to do it again and again and then again.
When Oie Osterkamp's run at success ended with the demise of his company Job Strategies, he found greater significance from helping others.
Heidi Sweeney of Slate Rock Safety hired a team full of cheerleaders for her uniform company.
Our nation's research labs hold a wealth of untapped innovation. But how do you bridge the gap between science and start-up?
One concern is taxes; another is protecting assets. What's the best way to set up your business?
Tens of thousands of CPAs make a living doing returns for small-business clients. They're missing a great opportunity.
How much leeway should you give a client who's not paying his bills?
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? It's tough to stay confident when your spouse loses faith in your business.
Entrepreneur Jason Fried says when he gave employees a break from their daily routine, he saw a spark in creativity company-wide.
Designs with flex and function.
Check out two new tools that can help you tame your overflowing inbox.
You've shelled out plenty for your cell phone. Keep it safe from harm with one of these rugged cases.
Patrick Mish quit a high-profile engineering job to start electronics accessories company M-Edge. He says it was all his wife's fault.
Becoming a hero among Web developers was cool, but it didn't actually pay. So Dries Buytaert went out and built a company.
Dave and Carrie Kerpen were inspired to start events and marketing firm Likeable Media after they got sponsors to fund their wedding.
Kathy Mills of Strategic Communications says failing is tough when you're surrounded by a family of entrepreneurs that have your back.
Jayme Hall runs a diesel parts and accessories company. It's a good thing she doesn't mind getting her designer clothes dirty.
He got rich flipping houses, became famous doing it on TV ... and then Armando Montelongo really hit his stride.
In a weird way, William Gilligan and Mike Ferneman figure, attention from lawyers means they have hit the big time.
Michael Dadashi uses his electronics resale business to save lives, literally, by hiring recovering alcoholics to work for his company.
Mike Comer took his knowledge of diving equipment and launched Wound Care Advantage, a business helping people suffering from nonhealing wounds.
New research suggests that hierarchies make companies more productive. (But too much testosterone does not.)
Meet four of the entrepreneurs applying their small-business skills to the campaign trail as they run for Congress.
A skimmer's guide to The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation, by Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman.
A new offering from Roku could make smart TVs mainstream.
When PBS canceled LeVar Burton's show, he set out to revolutionize education for kids.
Tony Jimenez, CEO and founder of IT-services company MicroTech, talks about the road from military service to running a tech company--where he sometimes hangs with heads of state.