5 Office Supplies Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a office supplies business:

1. Branch Furniture ($6M/year)

Greg Hayes, the CEO and co-founder of Branch Office Furniture, came up with the idea for the business while working at a fast-growing company called Breather. He saw firsthand the pains of procuring office furniture and realized there was an opportunity to produce high-quality furniture and sell it directly to businesses, eliminating the need for expensive dealers or cheaply made options. Since launching in Q1 of 2019, Branch has done over $1M in sales, including nearly $400k last month.

How much they make: $6M/year
How much did it cost to start: $350K
Current team size: 20


How I Started A $300K/Month Premium Office Furniture Business

Branch Office Furniture offers a new approach to the office furniture industry, selling high-quality furniture directly to businesses with space design, delivery, and installation included at one-third to one-half of the price of comparable quality products, resulting in over $1M in sales since launching in Q1 of 2019.

Greg started Branch Furniture over 5 years ago
Greg grew the business to $500K/month
It cost Greg $350000 to start the business
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2. Panda Paper Roll ($6M/year)

to start my business is "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries. It taught me the importance of testing and iterating ideas quickly to build a successful business. Another influential resource for me has been podcasts, particularly "How I Built This" by Guy Raz, which features interviews with successful entrepreneurs and their stories of building their businesses from scratch.

How much they make: $6M/year
How much did it cost to start: $400K
Current team size: 5


How I Started A $6M/Year Paper Roll Company [Based in China]

Learn how Frank Ouyang founded Panda Paper Roll Company, a China-based paper roll manufacturing company that exports products worldwide, bringing in an annual sales revenue of $10M.

Frank started Panda Paper Roll over 13 years ago
Frank grew the business to $500K/month
It cost Frank $400000 to start the business
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3. OffiNeeds ($9M/year)

Srikanth Acharya, the founder of OffiNeeds, came up with the idea for his corporate gifting business after a prank where he jokingly told people he was going to start a corporate gifting company. However, while answering questions about the business, he realized that there was a market for it and created a business plan. He resigned from his job and launched OffiNeeds, which has now almost doubled its revenues year-on-year and is on track to achieve INR 100 crore in revenue this year.

How much they make: $9M/year
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 100


An April Fool’s Prank, Led Me To Start My Corporate Gifting Company

Offineeds, a leading corporate gifting and custom merchandise company that has doubled its revenues year on year over the last 3-4 years through the use of technology, offers solutions including Official BrandStores, New Joinee Welcome Kits, GiftKart, and Gift Voucher solutions serving over 2,000 large corporate clients.

Srikanth started OffiNeeds about 19 years ago
Srikanth grew the business to $750K/month
It cost Srikanth $1000 to start the business
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