13 Inspiring Stories of Successful Businesses That Started in Garages

When a business has the most humble of beginnings, a low budget, and its ’headquarters’ is located oh-so-proudly in a garage, we call it ’a garage start-up.’ Surprisingly enough, many of the biggest multinational corporations, music bands, and other incredibly successful businesses were started just like that — in someone’s garage by a group of truly dedicated enthusiasts.

We have compared the success stories of some of the most well-known companies, and we came to a conclusion: they all once started with nothing, so it seems clear that success has nothing to do with the amount of money that is invested in a business. It’s all about the idea, dedication, and courage.


At the dawn of the Internet era, back in 1994, Jeff Bezos founded his very own online bookstore. At the time, the main office was located in his garage, and an old door served as his desk. Today, Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. Its founder, Jeff Bezos, also owns a privately funded aerospace manufacturing and spaceflight services company named Blue Origin. One of the launch sites of Blue Origin is based right on Bezos’s privately owned land in Texas.

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