Flip through this slide show for a look at six small-business owners who are competing in the Beijing Olympics.
A Bronze medalist in the 2007 Pan American Games, weight lifter Melanie Roach is the only U.S. woman to have lifted more than twice her weight in the clean & jerk event. A former gymnast, Roach also is the co-owner, with her husband, of Roach Gymnastics in Sumner, Wash. "To be a good business owner," she says, "you have to put in the work, have the vision, and be goal-oriented. It's the same in athletics. You're never off the clock. There's always something you can do better."