When a business has the humblest start, a low budget, and its ‘headquarters’ is so proud of a garage, we call it ’a garage start-up.’ Surprisingly, many of the largest multinational companies, music bands, and other incredibly successful businesses started this way, in someone’s garage, by a group of truly dedicated enthusiasts.
Here we compared the success stories of some of the best-known companies and came to a conclusion: they all started with nothing, so it seems clear that success has nothing to do with the amount of money invested in a business. It is about the idea, dedication, and courage.
Successful Companies That Started In A Garage
At the start of the Internet age, in 1994, Jeff Bezos founded his own online bookstore. At the time, the main office was located in his garage, and an old door served as his desk.
Today, Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. Its founder, Jeff Bezos, also owns an aerospace manufacturing and spaceflight services company called Blue Origin.
One of the Blue Origin launch sites is based on Bezos’ private land in Texas.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak assembled their first laptops in Jobs’ family garage. In 2017, Apple will complete the construction of its new headquarters:
A futuristic four-story building will be set in an area of 2.8 million square feet, with a capacity of 13,000 employees.
Roy and Walt Disney filmed their first animated movie in an uncle’s garage. Today, The Walt Disney Company is the highest-grossing media conglomerate in the world that produces movies and has theme parks and television channels.
The company was designed as a manufacturer of some type of measuring equipment in the Packard garage, with an initial investment of $ 538.
One of Hewlett-Packard’s first clients was former garage startup The Walt Disney Company.
Today, Hewlett-Packard is among the world’s best-known computer equipment manufacturers.
The world’s largest search engine was once a research project carried out by two Stanford graduates.
Today, Google is represented in various areas of scientific work and emerging technologies, such as unmanned vehicles, augmented reality, early detection of diseases, and wireless Internet.
William S. Harley and his childhood friend Arthur Davidson used to carry out experiments with their bicycle in a woodshed. The children tried to connect a miniature motor to an ordinary bicycle.
So they invented their first motorcycle. Little did the young enthusiasts know that their future product would become the world’s most iconic motorcycle of all time.
A 14-year-old boy named Michael Kittredge made his first melted crayon scented candle as a gift for his parents.
Neighbors noticed and expressed interest in buying their handmade candles.
Today, the Yankee Candle Company sells scented candles and other keepsakes in more than 50 countries around the world. The first Yankee Candle shop has been transformed into a mini-museum.
The Quarrymen, the first rock band formed by John Lennon, was rehearsing in a garage and giving live performances at small public events.
Shortly after John Lennon was introduced to Paul McCartney, the Quarrymen leader invited McCartney to join the group. In 1960, The Quarrymen evolved into The Beatles.
There were times when the Microsoft team consisted of just three employees, including co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Today, more than 120,000 people work for a famous multinational company. Bill Gates topped the United States wealth list and was named the richest person in the world by Forbes multiple times.
An athletics student and his coach co-founded Blue Ribbon Sports, a small company that initially operated as a distributor for a Japanese shoe brand.
Blue Ribbon Sports officially became Nike Inc. in 1971. So it really is ’Just do it,’ isn’t it?