So Coach started off as a company that made small leather goods, it was a family owned business that was started in New York. Read about the History of Coach. Click the link.
Everyone especially knows Ford Motor Company as a household name. But even he failed before succeeding. His first automobile company failed. Then his second company he had a falling out with his investors and had to leave with his name and only $900 dollars. But that didn’t stop Ford. He just kept going. And things started to turn around for him…..Read the History of Ford Motor Company…Click the link. Ford has been Family run for over 110 years.
Did you know that Audi in latin means listen? Wow. You learn something new everyday. August Horch started Audi. He was sued by his former business partners and was sitting around having a meeting with some friends thinking of a new company name. Then his son yelled out the name of the company should be called Audi. Wow, so amazing from such small beginnings. Read about the history of Audi here. Click the highlighted Audi link.
Ingvar Kamprad opened Ikea when he was 17 years old. It was a mail order company at first where people would pay to have items sent to them….I’m sure it began as a Mom and Pop operation. Then five years after doing mail-order they got into..you guessed it. Furniture. Read about the history of ikea here. Ikea history. Click the link.
Here’s a video that I watch periodically to remind me, Enjoy.
Many times today people with small production or budgets are laughed at…..most of those guys give up because they look silly or stupid for where they actually are….but some business owners don’t give up and refuse to fold even under the most unfortunate and difficult circumstances….one of those business owners was influential in the founding of Frito -Lay. His name was Herman Lay and he sold photo chips out of the trunk of his car……..Charles Elmer Doolin brought a recipe for corn chips for $100 (which he borrowed from his mother). Later the two companies would merge, but it just goes to show that anything is truly possible and you never know where an idea well take you. Read about the History of Frito-Lay. Click the link.
So Nestle had a completed start. Charles and George Page started Anglos-Swiss Condensed Milk Company in Switzerland. Henry Nestle started a milk based baby food. Nestle with the help of Daniel Peter perfected chocolate milk. Both companies were fierce rvials…they eventually merged and now are worldwide and employ over 330,000 people. History of Nestle. Click the link.
So Gucci was started by Guccio Gucci after working in around hotels and seeing luxury items. One day he got the idea to make his own luxury items. He happened to be located in Florence, Italy which is said to be a capital of great artists and culture. Some movie stars start wearing his clothing and products and Wallah, Gucci brand is Worldwide. One thing about being a business owner and coming with with great ideas..Gucci’s company was also successful in launching the career of Tom Ford, a U.S. filmmaker and Fashion Designer. Enjoy reading the history of Gucci. Click the link.