Inspiring Company Story
Angies List is a company you have probably heard of. They provide a subscription based service to find contractors and health care providers which have been individually reviewed by those that have used their services. By the looks of their site and after using their service you will realize it is incredibly well thought out and simple to use. Obviously a subscription service with users can generate significant revenue. However, realize they did not start day one like this. The company was founded in 1995 by Angie Hicks and Bill Oesterle. I wrote up a page about their story and background here. I also focused this podcast on the story as well.
I like to discuss companies that have inspiring stories for entrepreneurs. Two individuals started Angie’s list and pounded the pavement door-to-door to obtain reviews and populate their site. Fast forward over 10 years later and they have a thriving well known service. When you see successful companies do not think you cannot do it also, look back at their beginnings and realize that usually they start with one or more people with the drive to do whatever it takes in order to make it successful. Take a listen to the show or visit the page about their background above. More about Angies List at Wikipedia.