A couple launches a wildly successful line of UglyDolls; toys shape the future of the world; Rick Goodwin and Kevin Williams founded a toy company.
Tom Dickson creates the multi-million dollar company, Blendtec; Jake Burton Carpenter pioneers snowboarding; Chris Zane becomes one of the largest distributors of bicycles in North America.
Sir James Dyson creates his first bagless vacuum cleaner; Paul Mitchell creates a new line of hair products; a spinning instructor creates a company of her own.
Stroke of genius; lighting up; millions in the making.
Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels; Top Pot; Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co.
Blue Nile changes the diamond industry; Joel Glickman creates K'Nex; Bill Weibrecht and Michael Lyon create a virtual private jet service.
Bill Samuels throws out his family's whiskey recipe; a family creates Banagrams; a woman creates Stella & Chewy dog food.
Herr's Foods, Nottingham, Pa.; Nerf, Boca Grande, Fla.; the Fruitguys, San Francisco, Calif.
Hill of beans; bottoms up; millions in the making.
The story of P90X; a schoolteacher builds a sailboat; Marshmallow Fun shooter.
Amy's Kitchen; the soft sell; the bag lady; millions in the making.
Rocky Patel Cigars in Naples, Fla.; Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine; Veev Acai Spirits.
Amy's Kitchen in Petaluma, Calif.; E.S. Kluft & Co in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Cypress Grove Chevre; Transperfect; Silly Bandz; Luke's Lobsters.
Vohne Liche Kennels; For Your Ease Only; Firehouse Subs; Sweetgreen.
Fetching Fashion; moving up; sipping pretty.
Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan create Method Cleaning; Wayne Beckley's Merlot Skin Care; Michelle Romero creates Miche Bags; Schlafly Beer.
A mom creates HINT water; Brian Scudamore starts 1-800-Got-Junk; a young man creates Vantage Media; a NASA engineer creates the Supersoaker.
Wally Blume's, Moose Tracks; Todd Greene's, Headblade; Matt Younkle's, Turbo Tap; Idea Paint.