Forget Stock Price
Look Closely To Find The Real Marks Of Post-Ipo Success.
Sports Tech Jumps Ahead
A blown ulnar collateral ligament—the UCL, in the elbow—is among the worst injuries a pitcher can suffer. And it costs teams millions of dollars. Sparta Science, a leader in the growing sports-tech industry, has figured out the answer. It’s in the legs, not the arm. Founder Phil Wagner believes he’s uncovered other secrets for minimizing athletic injuries while maximizing performance. So do his growing list of competitors. Game on!
How To Fix Everything From Your iPhone To Your Toaster
The guys behind iFixit want to show you how to fix everything from your iPhone to your toaster—for free. By doing so, they’ve built a huge business. Even though Apple totally hates them.
The Smart Way to Pay Taxes on Retirement Savings
Don’t pay all at once— and use these tips to increase your nest egg BY KATHY KRISTOF
The Bling Machine
Diamond Foundry is reinventing the fine-jewelry business
Mastering the Mobile Wallet
Payment apps are hot. How to know if they’re right for your business—and if they can strengthen bonds with your customers
Anthony Casalena In 2016, his company generated more than $200 million in revenue, but the founder of website-building platform Squarespace doesn’t spend a penny he doesn’t have to As told to KRIS FRIESWICK
How New Sagaya Overcame the Odds
Inc. 5000 honorees tell us how they would tackle a common business challenge.
Building Stronger Lives for Good
ConBody gives ex-cons a chance at a bright future after a rough start .
"I'm Doing It at 37, and I Hope to Be Doing It at 57".
And by his high school years, he had mastered the 50-50 grind and the rock ’n’ roll.
Making America Great
STARTING A successful business is tough. Even tougher: starting a successful business after emigrating to another country. All of these founders did just that, moving thousands of miles from home to where their talents and drive would be most appreciated. “The spirit of entrepreneurship in America is unparalleled,” says Vinita Negi, the New Delhi–born founder of Trigent Solutions (No. 369 on this year’s Inc. 500), a D.C. area–based business and IT consultancy. “There’s no comparison to what it’s like in India, or even other countries.” They still call it the American dream. These founders show us why.
How I Got the Idea for My Startup
As the former director of business development at Foursquare and entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz, Tristan Walker knew he could get people to invest in his company—if he came up with the right idea. He went through hundreds of concepts, from trucking to financial services, before landing on a subscription model for grooming products for people of color. He founded Walker and Company in 2013.
What's Next for the $400 Million For-Profit Built on Karmic Capital
When he founded Toms, Blake Mycoskie reinvented the idea of a company that does well while doing good. So what’s next for him? Doing that again.
How To Channel Your Inner Podcaster
It’s the medium du jour, but how - and why - should your business start a podcast?
Meet the Cycling Startup that's Reinventing Studio Fitness
Peloton did everything wrong - and still reinvented the studio fitness industry.
Why This Startup Made a $100 Million Gamble on a 100-Year-Old Factory
The co-founders of New York City’s e-commerce startup Harry’s are taking an unconventional path to category disruption— purchasing a nearly century-old factory in Germany.
Meet the Entrepreneurs Reinventing the Health Care Industry
Stashed away in the Byzantine language of the Affordable Care Act are rules that have caused a Big Bang-size explosion in health care startups - led by founders who will reinvent the health care industry.
The Serious Guy Behind Dollar Shave Club's Crazy Viral Videos
NDA has been training its gun on Grand Alliance in Bihar over the spate of killings in the state. However, the reality is far different. Kanhaiya Bhelari reports
What It's Like to Run a Company in the Most Dangerous Places on Earth
Inside the deadly, controversial, highly secretive, and crucially important private warfare waged by Patriot Group.
Inside the Vicious, Vicious Cheerleader Wars
Rebel Athletic is fighting a spangled, appliqued fashion-forward guerrilla war against an industry giant.
How Even the Smallest Company Can Offer Great Parental Leave
More companies are offering new parents paid time off. With smart planning, a parental leave policy won’t break the bank.
Selling a Better Night's Sleep
Casper takes the pain out of buying a mattress.
Why Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Wants You to Be Evil
What is the fundamental purpose of a company? To benefit owners and shareholders? Or to make the world a better place? Inc. asked two notable entrepreneurs who stand on opposite sides of the debate to make their cases.
Where to Find Your Next Superstar Freelancer
You can get great freelance help at a great price - if you know the right place to look.
3 Situations Where Hiring a Lawyer Will Save You Money
You can avoid hiring an attorney for many business issues. But there are good reasons not to skimp on expertise.
Kevin Plank Is Betting Almost $1 Billion That Under Armour Can Beat Nike
Kevin Plank built Under Armour into a $4 billion behemoth. He's just spent almost $1 billion to get into an entirely new business. Can this decade's most unlikely tech startup beat Nike?
An Entrepreneur Lives His Nightmare as a Rival Cashes In on His Best Idea
To score big with the NFL...a small company named Lynx invented a cool new technology...but a funny thing happened on the way to the end zone.
Want to Beat Hackers Once and for All? Hire One Yourself
Want to strengthen your digital security? Pay someone to break into your software - and your systems.
The $520 Million Company That's Solving All Your Financial Needs
NerdWallet co-founder Tim Chen wanted to build a personal finance company that would provide smart, unbiased information. He could have used some in overcoming his company's near-death experience.
When Is It Time To Outsource?
Happy customers are repeat customers. But they may be happier if someone else does customer service.