Are you working out of your garage, in your bedroom, a motel room, or a friends space that they aren’t using on the weekends? Listen, it happens. We all have to start somewhere – the big thing is that you started. So many people have had ideas for companies and just sat on them because taking that initial leap is too risky – but you did. And you’re in good company.
Starting a business isn’t all about slick boardrooms and cocktail hours. Even the largest of companies start small. They use garages, motels, or even dorm rooms to kick start their companies with a small (or no) staff.
That’s right Apple, Google, and Amazon were all started in garages, Airbnb on a loft floor, Microsoft in a seedy motel, YouTube in a rat infested office, and Linkedin in a living room.
Check out some of the before and afters for these companies below…
The original office of Google was nothing like their offices today
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The heroic story of going from somebody’s garage to being worth billions has got to be one of the most compelling tales within entrepreneur and startup folklore.