Here's how 13 savvy entrepreneurs got their start—and how you can do the same.
Of all of the types of companies you could start, which sounds like the most fun?
Pros: You get to see the world.
Cons: Hiking Machu Picchu becomes just another day at work.
Pros: Free lunch!
Cons: The customer is always right.
Pros: People do the growing for you.
Cons: Hand holding.
Pros: You don't need a lot of capital.
Cons: You do need a product with a long shelf life.
Pros: The sky is literally the limit.
Cons: Government red tape.
Pros: The payoff can be big.
Cons: Development time.
Pros: You can wear a T-shirt to work.
Cons: People will try to rip off your designs.
Pros: People love to help beauty companies -- for free.
Cons: Stiff competition.
Pros: You're in the business of brainstorming.
Cons: Picky clients.