13 inspiring stories of successful businesses that started in garages – Page 5 – Architecture & Engineering

13 inspiring stories of successful businesses that started in garages


Yankee Candle

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A 14-year-old boy, whose name was Michael Kittredge, made his first scented candle out of melted crayons as a gift for his parents. The neighbors took notice and expressed their interest in buying his handmade candles. Today, the Yankee Candle Company sells scented candles and other souvenirs in more than 50 countries worldwide. The first Yankee Candle shop has been transformed into a mini museum.

Lotus Cars

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The founder of Lotus Cars had begun manufacturing his first racing cars in his parents’ garage. Later on, the production line was moved into old stables. So far, the Lotus Team has won the Formula One World Championship seven times.

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