Well I just had to tell you this dear reader. I came across this story on the Forbes website and it made my day. It is a true fairy tale involving a translation business that started in a small dorm room and continues its success story at Park Avenue.
TransPerfect Translations which is now the biggest privately held translation firm in the world was started by Elizabeth Elting along with her boyfriend Phil Shawe, from their dorm room. Elting began with the help of a big credit card advance, a rented computer and a fax machine. After a month of making hundreds of calls and faxes, she landed up with her first project that involved translating a 3-page document from English to Slovak for a small law firm.
Their well thought out plan worked awesomely and now TransPerfect Translations is a $205 million business spread out over 4 floors at Park Avenue with over a thousand full time employees. Check the detailed story at Forbes.