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Large Companies Started   With A Small Loan         presented by
Few people realizethat some of today’sbusiness giantsactually started bytaking a loan.         Face your fears and doubts,...
We may be leftwondering how thiswas possible,considering theircurrent size andfinancial success.         The size of your ...
But, as rhetoricianslong ago noted, if weget to know ouraudience, we usuallyfind that they are allhumans, just likeourselv...
Getting to know thestories of suchbusinesses cantherefore beinspiring...                                                  ...
...it can show us howa little entrepreneurialflair and the right loancan go a long way.                                   ...
In the right situation,taking a loan to start abusiness can be avery profitable life-changing decision.          Failure d...
StarbucksConsider Starbucks –today, the company’srevenue is around $10billion per year.                                   ...
StarbucksDid you know that whenthey started out in 1971,Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegeland Gordon Bowker eachhad invested $1350 ...
StarbucksShortly after that, theyborrowed another $5000from the local bank.                                               ...
StarbucksIt wasn’t until they startedmaking the coffee, teaand other drinks insidethe store...                            ...
Starbucks...that the business reallyskyrocketed – instead ofjust selling the beans asthey did initially.                  ...
StarbucksThey grew so muchthat at one point theywere opening a newstore somewhereeach day.                                ...
StarbucksBut maybe if they hadn’ttaken the risk, we wouldhave never experiencedStarbucks coffee!                          ...
DellDell’s story is even morecompelling...                                                 Photo credit: Ninjakeg / Foter....
DellInterestingly enough,Dell started out with aninvestment of $1000.                                                  Pho...
DellWhile he was at theUniversity of Texas in1984, Michael Dellfounded the company andinitially ran it from hisdorm room. ...
DellWhen the company madethe Fortune 500 for thefirst time in 1992, Michaelwas the youngest (27)CEO to ever lead acompany ...
Domino’sDomino’s Pizza datesback to the 1960′s when itwas started by Thomas &James Monaghan inMichigan.         In March 2...
Domino’sAfter a tough childhood inorphanages and fosterhomes, and dropping outof college because hecould not pay the fees,...
Domino’sThey too started out witha loan – they borrowed$900 from a local bank. Ayear later, James decidedhe would leave th...
Domino’sNow Domino’s is representedin 55 countries worldwide andlast year it had a revenue of$264,9 million.              ...
Whole Foods     MarketWhole Foods started in 1978in Austin, Texas and was thencalled Safer Way.                           ...
Whole Foods      MarketIn order to open the store, thefounder John Mackey and hisgirlfriend got a $45,000 loanfrom family ...
Whole Foods     MarketA year later they were evictedfrom their home because theywere storing the foodproducts at home.    ...
Whole Foods     MarketThey then moved on to live inthe store where they evenused the Hobart dishwasherfor taking showers b...
Whole Foods     MarketAfter a merger with anothernatural foods store, WholeFoods Market was officiallyopened on September ...
Whole Foods     MarketBy the mid-1980′s they werealready expanding to othercities and 25 years later, in2010, their revenu...
Walmart“There is only one boss – thecustomer. And he can fireeverybody in the companyfrom the chairman on down,simply by s...
WalmartSam made sure his shelveswere always stocked with awide range of products andalso focused on smaller townsrather th...
WalmartBut it all started in 1945 whenhe left the military, got a$20,000 loan from his father-in-law and bought his firsts...
WalmartIn three years his sales grewfrom $80 to $225,000. In2012, Walmart’s revenueequaled $446 billion.                  ...
More than anything else, thepoint in all of the aboveexamples is that businessesdo not necessarily require bigcapital to g...
Rather, it is courage andpersonal entrepreneurialqualities that turn a garage-store into a world famousbrand.             ...
Thank You! Please visit our site:http://www.zillidy.com                                         Photo credit: Apogee Photo...
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5 Large Companies That Have Started With a Small Loan

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In the right situation, taking a loan to start a business can be a very profitable life-changing decision.

Getting to know the stories of successful businesses can be inspiring – it can show us how a little entrepreneurial flair – and the right loan – can go a long way.

The slideshow includes interesting facts and stats about Starbucks, Dell, Domino’s, Whole Foods Market and Walmart.

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  1. 1. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  2. 2. Few people realizethat some of today’sbusiness giantsactually started bytaking a loan. Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you. - R. Kiyosaki Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  3. 3. We may be leftwondering how thiswas possible,considering theircurrent size andfinancial success. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. - R. Kiyosaki Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  4. 4. But, as rhetoricianslong ago noted, if weget to know ouraudience, we usuallyfind that they are allhumans, just likeourselves! Photo credit: Robert Scales / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Risk comes from not knowing what youre doing - Warren Buffett Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  5. 5. Getting to know thestories of suchbusinesses cantherefore beinspiring... Photo credit: Unitopia / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure - Colin Powell Starbucks Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  6. 6. ...it can show us howa little entrepreneurialflair and the right loancan go a long way. Photo credit: Nicholas_T / Foter.com / CC BY Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference - Winston Churchill Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  7. 7. In the right situation,taking a loan to start abusiness can be avery profitable life-changing decision. Failure doesnt mean you are a failure it just means you havent succeeded yet. Robert H. Schuller Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  8. 8. StarbucksConsider Starbucks –today, the company’srevenue is around $10billion per year. Starbucks Starbucks had 137,000 employees in 2010 (twice the population of Greenland) Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  9. 9. StarbucksDid you know that whenthey started out in 1971,Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegeland Gordon Bowker eachhad invested $1350 in theproject? Photo credit: Foter.com / CC BY-SA Starbucks The average Starbucks customer visits the store 6 times per month. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  10. 10. StarbucksShortly after that, theyborrowed another $5000from the local bank. Photo credit: visualpanic / Foter.com / CC BY Starbucks The average Starbucks customer visits the store 6 times per month. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  11. 11. StarbucksIt wasn’t until they startedmaking the coffee, teaand other drinks insidethe store... Photo credit: Adam Smith / Foter.com / CC BY-SA Starbucks А loyal 20% of customers go to the stores 16 times per month Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  12. 12. Starbucks...that the business reallyskyrocketed – instead ofjust selling the beans asthey did initially. Photo credit: Nick Humphries / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Starbucks There are over 87,000 possible drink combinations at Starbucks Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  13. 13. StarbucksThey grew so muchthat at one point theywere opening a newstore somewhereeach day. Photo credit: Peter Dutton / Foter.com / CC BY Starbucks uses over 93 million gallons of milk per year... Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  14. 14. StarbucksBut maybe if they hadn’ttaken the risk, we wouldhave never experiencedStarbucks coffee! Starbucks ...enough to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  15. 15. DellDell’s story is even morecompelling... Photo credit: Ninjakeg / Foter.com / CC BY-SA Starbucks Dell currently employs 110,000 people worldwide. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  16. 16. DellInterestingly enough,Dell started out with aninvestment of $1000. Photo credit: Eustress / Foter.com / CC BY-SA Starbucks Last year the company ranked 44 on the Fortune 500 and had revenue of $62.1 billion. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  17. 17. DellWhile he was at theUniversity of Texas in1984, Michael Dellfounded the company andinitially ran it from hisdorm room. Photo credit: Joi / Foter.com / CC BY Starbucks Michael was buying his own parts and assembled cheap machines which he sold to his classmates. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  18. 18. DellWhen the company madethe Fortune 500 for thefirst time in 1992, Michaelwas the youngest (27)CEO to ever lead acompany on the list. Starbucks He later decided to drop out of college and commit to the business full-time. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  19. 19. Domino’sDomino’s Pizza datesback to the 1960′s when itwas started by Thomas &James Monaghan inMichigan. In March 2010, Domino’s Pizza opens its 9,000th store worldwide Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  20. 20. Domino’sAfter a tough childhood inorphanages and fosterhomes, and dropping outof college because hecould not pay the fees,one day Tom Monaghandecided he would start apizza shop with hisbrother. Photo credit: “Caveman Chuck” Coker / Foter.com / CC BY-ND Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  21. 21. Domino’sThey too started out witha loan – they borrowed$900 from a local bank. Ayear later, James decidedhe would leave thebusiness and so Tomcontinued alone. Photo credit: Hindustanilanguage / Foter.com / CC BY-SA Each man, woman and child in America eats an average of 46 slices of pizza each year. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  22. 22. Domino’sNow Domino’s is representedin 55 countries worldwide andlast year it had a revenue of$264,9 million. Photo credit: Ed Yourdon / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA The three dots in the Domino’s Pizza logo represent the first three Domino’s stores. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  23. 23. Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods started in 1978in Austin, Texas and was thencalled Safer Way. Photo credit: Wikipedia Today the company has more than 340 stores, throughout the UK, Canada and US Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  24. 24. Whole Foods MarketIn order to open the store, thefounder John Mackey and hisgirlfriend got a $45,000 loanfrom family and friends. Photo credit: Coolcaesar / Foter.com / CC BY-SA Its the eighth largest food and drug store in the U.S. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  25. 25. Whole Foods MarketA year later they were evictedfrom their home because theywere storing the foodproducts at home. Photo credit: david_shankbone / Foter.com / CC BY It has $11.7 billion in sales in fiscal year 2012 Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  26. 26. Whole Foods MarketThey then moved on to live inthe store where they evenused the Hobart dishwasherfor taking showers becausethe store was meant forcommercial use only. Photo credit: Masahiro Ihara / Foter.com / CC BY It has more than 73,000 team members. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  27. 27. Whole Foods MarketAfter a merger with anothernatural foods store, WholeFoods Market was officiallyopened on September 20,1980 in Austin. Photo credit: That Other Paper / Foter.com / CC BY-SA Every reusable Better Bag they sell is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  28. 28. Whole Foods MarketBy the mid-1980′s they werealready expanding to othercities and 25 years later, in2010, their revenue was $9billion. Photo credit: needoptic / Foter.com / CC BY-ND It has been among Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” every year since the list began. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  29. 29. Walmart“There is only one boss – thecustomer. And he can fireeverybody in the companyfrom the chairman on down,simply by spending his moneysomewhere else.”Sam Walton, founder ofWalmart Sam Walton literally put this idea of his into practice, as he implemented a heavy price cutting strategy, hoping that he would sell more that way. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  30. 30. WalmartSam made sure his shelveswere always stocked with awide range of products andalso focused on smaller townsrather than large cities. Photo credit: ratterrell / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Each week nearly one-third of the U.S. population visits Walmarts U.S. stores. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  31. 31. WalmartBut it all started in 1945 whenhe left the military, got a$20,000 loan from his father-in-law and bought his firstshop in Newport, Arkansas. Photo credit: history8project Walmart is the largest overall employer in the USA, and the biggest employer in 25 states. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  32. 32. WalmartIn three years his sales grewfrom $80 to $225,000. In2012, Walmart’s revenueequaled $446 billion. Photo credit: Walmart Corporate / Foter.com / CC BY Walmart parking lots alone take up roughly the size of Tampa, Florida. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  33. 33. More than anything else, thepoint in all of the aboveexamples is that businessesdo not necessarily require bigcapital to get started. Photo credit: deanmeyersnet / Foter.com / CC BY The secret of getting ahead is getting started - Mark Twain Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  34. 34. Rather, it is courage andpersonal entrepreneurialqualities that turn a garage-store into a world famousbrand. Photo credit: Nicobobinus / Foter.com / CC BY-NC You have to be smart. The easy days are over - Robert Kiyosaki Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
  35. 35. Thank You! Please visit our site:http://www.zillidy.com Photo credit: Apogee Photography / Foter.com / CC BY-NC- NDZillidy is a Canadian alternative finance company that provides personal asset loans using jewelry, luxury watches, gold and precious metals as collateral. Large Companies Started With A Small Loan presented by
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