13 inspiring stories of successful businesses that started in garages – Page 6 – Architecture & Engineering

13 inspiring stories of successful businesses that started in garages


Mattel

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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.

Nike

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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?

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