Wal-Mart and Distribution
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the 2008 Fortune Global 500. This company has dominated the business of distribution for the last five decades and doesn't look to be slowing down. This article will talk about why distribution is still the business to beat in the marketplace.
College Students Who Started a Business
If you've wondered how to get cheap textbooks, or are tired of paying high textbook prices, there are two college students who understand. Two brothers started a used textbook company that offers students cheap textbooks. Learn what the college students did to start their business.
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Ice cream has been a long-time favorite of American culture. It is very popular not only with kids, but adults as well. Before, ice cream was usually plain and came in only a few flavors. That all changed when Ben & Jerry's entered the ice cream market in 1978. Their brand created unique flavors like Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey.
Sam Walton and Wal-Mart
The phrase "everyday low prices" has become synonymous with Wal-Mart as generations of Americans have shopped and still continue to shop at this retail giant. Sam Walton founded the company in 1962 as a discount store in Bentonville, Arkansas. Now, with almost $345 billion in net sales, 6,700 stores worldwide, and 1.8 million employees later, that discount store has now transformed itself to the headquarters of the second-largest company in the world.
The Force and George Lucas
George Lucas grew up in Modesto, California and he once reflected that he had a different life planned for him. However, he took a chance on a story that he had written and the rest is history. Now, he is one of the most recognizable people in all of Hollywood and is the creator of the legendary Star Wars movies.
Facebook Founder: Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook, an online social networking website, started at the college campus of Harvard University in 2004. In just a short time period, it has exploded in popularity among American colleges. With its sudden rise in popularity, none has benefited financially than the founder himself, Mark Zuckerberg.
The Starbucks Business Plan - Howard Schultz and Starbucks
Starbucks is a coffee corporation that employs operations in multiple countries around the world. Established in 1971, Starbucks currently has 15,011 stores worldwide and has seemingly become synonymous with the word "coffee." Transforming a coffee shop on a corner in Seattle to what it is today would not have been possible without its strong operations management and innovations.
Google - The Masterpiece of Sergey Brin
Two Stanford students, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founded Google, which eventually became the world's best search engine and now has become a powerful and seemingly infinitely talented software company. We take a look at the path that brought Sergey Brin to the top of the world.
Dell's "Direct Model" to Success - Dell's Business Plan
What once started in a dorm room has now become a global company that is ranked the 25th-largest company in the Fortune 500 list, as well as among the most admired companies according to Fortune magazine. This is a brief article on how Michael Dell achieved great success utilizing his core concept in setting the foundation for his company.
Hugh Hefner and The Playboy Brand
The Playboy bunny logo is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. Founded in 1953 in Chicago, the Playboy men's magazine was the idea of Hugh Hefner. Currently, Playboy has expanded and diversified selling videos, network TV, online gambling, and clothing. It generates revenue of $338.15 million as of 2005 . All of this would not be possible, if Hugh Hefner did not have the ability to develop the Playboy brand as a powerful one.
No one knows if it is actually true, but there seems to always be a story about a person going through garbage and finding either a lottery ticket or some sort of treasure. For Wayne Huizenga, he didn't find any luck searching in garbage; instead he built his wealth through his waste management service company.
Patagonia: How to Thrive in a Recession
If you've been an entrepreneur in recent years, you don't have to be told what effect that a recession can have on a business. Maybe you saw sales numbers plummet. Perhaps you had to lay off employees as a result. You may have even had to delay or scuttle plans for repairs or expansion.