Wondering about your business and how to get it moving? Concerned that it may not always get off the ground? Worried.

I hear ya. We’ve all been there. Here’s a little encouragement for you today from inc. in the form of 5 stories about successful startups. Here you can read about GitHub, one of the most popular “wikipedia” style tools for programmers today. Or how about Braintree, a billion dollar payment-processing business for online retailers.

Each of these has a common thread…they were all start-ups that rocketed to success. We need to learn from these businesses…the things they learned to do well, and what they did poorly. This article today hints at, and gives enough of, such type of information to help us in our own endeavors.

Read it. Be encouraged. And…get to work.