When a business has the most humble of beginnings, a low budget, and its ’headquarters’ is located oh-so-proudly in a garage, we call it ’a garage start-up.’ Surprisingly enough, many of the biggest multinational corporations, music bands, and other incredibly successful businesses were started just like that — in someone’s garage by a group of truly dedicated enthusiasts. they all once started with nothing, so it seems clear that success has nothing to do with the amount of money that is invested in a business. It’s all about the idea, dedication, and courage.
At the dawn of the Internet era, back in 1994, Jeff Bezos founded his very 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 a privately funded aerospace manufacturing and spaceflight services company named Blue Origin. One of the launch sites of Blue Origin is based right on Bezos’s privately owned land in Texas.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak assembled their very first computers by hand in the garage of the Jobs family. In 2017, Apple will finish the construction of its new headquarters — a futuristic four-story building will be set in a 2.8 million-square-foot area accommodating 13,000 employees.
Roy and Walt Disney filmed their first animated movie in their uncle’s one-car garage. Today, The Walt Disney Company is the highest-grossing media conglomerate in the world that produces movies and owns theme parks and TV channels.
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