The Founder Hour podcast

Paul Orfalea | Growing Kinko’s from a Small Copy Shop into a Global Phenomenon

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

Welcome to another enlightening episode of "The Founder Hour.” Today, we have the distinct honor of hosting an entrepreneurial luminary whose journey has left an indelible mark on the business world.

Our guest, Paul Orfalea, isn't just any entrepreneur; he's the brilliant mind behind Kinko's, a company that redefined the business services landscape. Paul founded Kinko's in 1970 with a simple idea and a $5,000 loan. What began as a small copy shop in Isla Vista, California, grew into a global phenomenon with over 1,000 locations worldwide before being acquired by FedEx for $2.4 billion in 2004.

Throughout our conversation, we'll delve into the fascinating details of Paul's incredible journey. From his early days printing term papers for college students to navigating the challenges of scaling a business, Paul's insights are invaluable. He's not only a successful businessman but also a college professor and a passionate advocate for education and philanthropy, founding the Orfalea Foundation to support children and families in need.


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