microsoft-80659_640Here at thebusinessexperiment.com we love to bring you the latest business news form around the planet. No matter how small or large, stories about starting small and ending up big are inspiring. Stories of falls from grace head a warning that we can all apply to our own business ventures. This is if they are to be side projects, or our full time income. We can all learn. Our featured business of the month articles will hope to pass on some of that knowledge and wisdom to you. We chose to start with a big example, Microsoft

Microsoft corporation was founded in April of 1975 by Paul Allen and Bill Gates. They designed, sold and developed operating systems for Altair-8800 style computers, yet they did not stop there. By the 1980’s they had cornered the market with their MS-DOS operating system that would later go on to become Microsoft Windows.

Later on in 1986 it was floated on the stock market. It is said that the he rise in its share price transformed the wealth and lives of  up to 12,000 Microsoft employees. It is said it made 3 billionaires and up to 12,000 millionaires because of this rise in share price from its IPO.

Over the years Microsoft moved to corner the market it its chosen areas, and have immense power today because of it. The contract they got from IBM in the early 80’s today stands strong, and they have market dominance over the operating systems for …

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billgatesWe all love knowing who has the most money. It is a basic human desire and so many people are driven by the pursuit of wealth and the lifestyle it can obtain for you. These businessmen and women have used their own business enterprises to become the richest in the world, and we list the top five below.

Bill Gates will be a name known to almost everybody. He is of course the founder of Microsoft and his company and fortune have grown amazingly ever since. He is said to have a net worth of over seventy nine billion dollars, and you can even follow him and his exploits on Twitter!

Next we have Carlos Slim. His work in telecommunications with the Helu family has earned him a fortune and earned the Mexican national his place on this list. His telecommunications carrier Movil was the biggest in Latin America in 2010, He has amassed over seventy one billion dollars and Movil is said to account for about three quarters of that.

Following on from Slim we get Warren Buffett with a net worth just a shade below slims. The eighty four year olds main source of income is from multinational holding company Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is well known for his philanthropic work, and has pledged to give away 99% of his fortune to good causes, and charities. He does most of this through the gates foundation.

Next we have Amancia Ortega with a net work of just under …

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googleiconThe saying goes that a happy worker is a productive worker. We all want that job satisfaction, because at the end of the day, for most people, work dominates such a large portion of our time. Now this is not to say that it is the be all and end all of life. Its not. Yet If you work a 43 hour week, 5 days, throw in 5 lunch breaks and travel time. That’s 50 hours a week most week going on your job. So why not be happy when you do it? Lots of small and privately owned companies are a delight to work for, but what about the big boys? The top companies in the world? We bring you our list of the five best companies to work for. We have based this list on the Fortune 500 best company to work for list, published in 2015.

Number five is Robert W. Baird and Co. The financial services and insurance company is located in Wisconsin. It is privately owned and employs some 2800 people. It is said the big ego’s that are common place in this industry are actively discouraged by the people at the top. The togetherness and team ethic is the biggest draw here, according to employees, and they really feel like they are being challenged. They base things on traditional values, and may not be at the fore front of cutting edge, but offer a solid and structured system where everybody is valued.

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