13 inspiring stories of successful businesses that started in garages
In 1945, a couple founded a company that manufactured photo frames. A couple of years later, the very same couple introduced a new doll, named after their daughter — Barbie. It made Mattel one of the biggest toy-producing companies in the world.
An athletic 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?