If you are an aspiring entrepreneur there is one thing that you must keep in your mind that is, there is no shortcut to entrepreneurial success. Luck plays its role but you have to work hard and push yourself beyond the limits. If you want to follow the right path, here are some inspiring stories of great entrepreneurship. You might have heard about the following companies but today we will tell you the stories you have definitely never heard of. So scroll down and check out:
Pierre Omidyar Pic Credit – The Famous People
- Pierre Omidyar: It was year 1995 when a computer programmer started a personal website for auctioning things. The website was AuctionWeb. Started off as a personal project, AuctionWeb made massive web traffic and it required an upgrade from a personal website to a business website. Now, Omidyar started charging for the buying and selling of products from people. The business grew rapidly and he had to employ a person to collect the payments. Today the website is well known world wise as eBay.
John Ferolito Pic Credit – Forbes
- John Ferolito and Don Vultaggio: In 1970s, a duo of friends from Brooklyn came up with a distributorship of beer from the back of an old VW bus. After twenty years, their project Snapple started doing a great job so they decided to do start soft drink business and AriZona Green Tea came into being. At present, AriZona teas rank number one in America and they also distribute it worldwide. The John Ferolito and Don Vultaggio own the company till today.
Howard Schultz Pic Credit – Story Baar
- Howard Schultz: While on a trip to Milan, Howard Schultz, who was then a young marketer at Seattle coffee bean roaster, came up with an idea of chic and fancy espresso cafes, just like the ones in Italy. He discussed this idea with his employer who was not interested in opening any café however he financed Howard Schultz. Today the idea of Howard Schultz is the world famous brand- Starbucks.
Konosuke Matsushita Pic Credit- Panasonic
- Konosuke Matsushita: Konosuke Matsushita was a trainee at Osaka Electric Light Company in 1917. At an age of 23, with no formal education, he came up with an enhanced light socket. When he approached his employer with his brilliant innovation, he was turned down so Konosuke Matsushita started making some samples with his concept at the basement. His boss wasn’t interested so young Matsushita started making samples in his basement. He started his own company which was known as Matsushita Electric. Later he expanded his company with making of battery-powered bicycle lamps as well as other electronic products. In 2008 the name of his company Matsushita Electric was changed to, Panasonic, and at present the worth of Panasonic is $66 billion.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs Pic Credit- The Next Web
- Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs: High school friends Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs dropped out from college had a great exposure to computers as they were employed in Atari for night shifts on a gaming software project. Later they started their own venture with another employee from Atari, Ron Wayne and the venture is Apple.