You Won’t Believe How These 10 Famous Companies Started Out [INFOGRAPHIC]

Updated on January 31, 2020
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Do you long to be your own boss or start your own business? If so, you’re not alone. 70% of Americans said that they wanted to be self-employed. But once you know that you want to be your own boss, the next step is figuring out what you want to do.

No big deal right?

If you’ve found yourself paralyzed when it comes to deciding your business venture, there’s a few success stories that you need to hear about.

Not every company started out with a fossilized idea of how they would turn out. In fact, a calling card of a great entrepreneur is adapting to new opportunities as they present themselves.

Explore the following famous companies that underwent a total transformation:


Colgate | Tiffany | Nokia | Nintendo | Wrigley | Business Insider | 3M | ThoughtCoMarriott

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood is the founding editor of the Fundera Ledger and a vice president at Fundera. She launched the Fundera Ledger in 2014 and has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade. Meredith is frequently sought out for her expertise in small business lending. She is a monthly columnist for AllBusiness, and her advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, MyCorporation, Small Biz Daily, StartupNation, and more. Email:
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