Fifteen years ago this month, was born. To mark the occasion, we took a ride in the way-back machine. This unexpected journey through the years exposed a fascinating evolution from scrappy cyberspace start-up to award-winning business-news veteran.

How it All Began

It was the summer of 1996 when a small team brought Inc.'s online presence from little more than an AOL chatroom to a fast-growing website. We enjoyed the boom and survived the bust. Here's how it happened.

15 Years of Great Reads has always been the online home of the magazine-;and a thorough digital archive of its best reporting and writing. Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan curates notable features from the past decade and a half.