I always like to share successful stories of famous entrepreneurs, because they are inspiring.
Sometimes people can start with small projects that turn into solid and world known business, sometimes they face various obstacles on the way. But the way they overcome it is impressive and worth to be shared.
If you want to do entrepreneurship right, here are some stories you’ve probably never heard about companies you’ve most definitely heard of.
Many people probably heard of this name. Howard was an experienced marketer and while his trip to Milan he had an idea to market espresso cafes like they have all over Italy. His employer had no interest in owning coffee shops but agreed to finance his project called Starbucks.
Have you heard about eBay history?
First it was little personal project of young programmer called AuctionWeb. After he started to get a lot of traffic, he changed it to a business account and started to charge people fees.
Did you know how did the company Panasonic started?
In Japan in 1917, a 23-year-old employee came up with idea of an improved light socket. As his boss didn’t believe in the idea, Konosuke started to work on it by himself and later expanded with battery-powered bicycle lamps and other electronic products. Matsushita Electric changed his name in 2008 to Panasonic, is now worth $66 billion.
John Ferolito and Don Vultaggio
John and Don were old friends from Brooklyn and first they started to sell beer in old bus, after first success they decided to risk and try to be soft drink distributors. Now we all know Arizona Green Tea drinks company, its number 1 among the biggest distributors in USA.
Matt Maloney and Mike Evans
When old friends and software programmers from Chicago were searching for a food delivery and didn’t find any service like this they decided to create one. Now their company GrubHub is now valued at more than $3 billion.
I hope this article give you more inspiration to work harder on your personal projects. Our time is limited, its is now when you have to try to conquer the business world! Share in the comments below -who inspires you in world of business? If you have your question, please write it below, I would be glad to answer your questions or to introduce your project to my team at Astorts Group to be evaluated.
Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur and investor based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! At the moment is the Ceo of Astorts Group. He is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) Approved Person and is has great experience as director of regulated companies. He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their life. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech. He loves travelling, he is a cigars lover, an amateur golfer and a dapper man.