The Houston entrepreneur runs a solid pool-building company, but she sees her real opportunity for profit and scale in another sort of construction business.
The feisty owner of Toronto menswear retailer Gotstyle is mixing and matching old-school service and digital technologies in a bid to survive — and thrive — in an increasingly tough industry.
The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Donna Peel founded the non-profit Pro Bono Network to make volunteering easy for Chicago-area moms on hiatus from legal careers.
The upstate New York flower farmer is creating a farm and flower business that gives her the life she wants.
Heather Sandford is pursuing a three-legged strategy to grow her New York pig farm and meat business, The Piggery.
Anne Dowling of Breckenridge, Colo., runs a pair of wine and cheese shops — and gets some good skiing in on powder days.
The San Francisco native says she was inspired by her small-business-owner parents to create the crowdfunding platform.
Delia Viader finds a better business model after losing her 2003 vintage in a warehouse fire.
Scientist Amy Sheng of CellScope is designing a device to help moms diagnose kids’ ear infections.
AP Computer Science nearly derailed Melody McCloskey’s career in tech. Today she’s running StyleSeat in San Francisco.
Shaan Kandawalla pushed gender norms in her native Pakistan. Now, she’s ready to take on the U.S. tech scene.
Elizabeth Rees, whose family owns a printing company, finds her own path with Chasing Paper.
Kristine Jones, who provides “flaggers” to manage traffic at work sites, figured out a way to land big utility companies as clients.
Jan Erickson of Janska is trying a lean manufacturing strategy to produce her American-made apparel.