12 Famous Companies That Started During a Recession

Consider this a pep talk. Recessions are bad, but success is possible.

Following are 12 businesses that began when the economy was in the toilet. (Well, well — look at them now.)

Hyatt
CNN
Burger King
IHOP
FedEx
Microsoft
Trader Joe’s
Sports Illustrated
GE
The Jim Henson Company
MTV Networks
Hewlett-Packard

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