Iconic Companies In Their First Years

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Every new business hopes to become the next big thing. More often than not, these ventures fizzle out. But on occasion, they find more success than anyone ever imagined.

That’s why it’s important to remember that many of today’s most influential corporations started out as tiny food stands or a few desks shoved in a garage. With vision, hard work, and a little luck, these companies rose from their humble origins to change the world forever.

1. MATTEL (SEGUNDO, CA, 1965)

One of Mattel’s biggest triumphs was Barbie. Though first conceived by Ruth Handler, it was Charlotte Johnson, pictured below, who designed the doll’s outfits.

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