All businesses have to start somewhere, here are just a few global firms with humble origins.
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Most companies at some point have been referred to as a ‘start-up’ before finding a place in the market and climbing firmly onto the business ladder.
Successful start-ups take time, passion and a positive outlook. Failure is often part of the journey and if you want to reach important milestones along the way, you can expect some setbacks.
How did the big brands make their mark?
The government backed Start Up Loans Company has produced an interactive timeline featuring some of the world’s biggest brands, and shares some of the turning points they faced from over the past 100 years…
· In 1947, Tesco was floating on the Stock Exchange for 25p a share
· In 1978, Microsoft produced its millionth black and white television. A year later they began making colour TVs.
· In 2001, after six years in business, Amazon makes a quarterly profit of $5 million on revenues of more than $1 billion.
These are just a few of the defining moments detailed within the timeline for some of the world’s largest companies, to find out more you can view the interactive here: www.startuploans.co.uk/100-years-start-ups.