Some business success stories start big and get bigger. Here’s how some very successful companies and individuals performed in their first year in business:
In its first year, Coca-Cola sold 400 cokes. The apple microcomputer was turned down by both Hewlett Packard and Atari but had first-year sales of $2.5 million.
In his first year in the automobile business, Henry Ford went bankrupt. Two years later, his second company also failed. Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book was rejected by 23 publishers, the 24th publisher sold 6 million copies.