Dany Levy leveraged her ties to the journalism community when she launched her website, DailyCandy, a resource on the latest fashion, food, and fun. By e-mailing everyone she knew and asking them to forward the news to everyone they knew, Levy built a DailyCandy subscriber base that now totals some 90,000 readers.

Learn more about her Web start-up success in the February 2004 Inc. feature, "How I Did It," and then dive into these resources for more Web start-up strategies.