(This post is from another Jessie blog, Fourth Wave Business, and is republished here for your enjoyment!)
It all started in my childhood house – in the middle of the living room on any given weekend morning. I would sort through my toys and carefully decide which ones I had outgrown or demolished past the point of recognition and I would set up shop. At the age of 6 that ‘shop’ was the ironing board proudly centered in the living room where I would peddle these reject toys to the very same people who BOUGHT them for me.
The great thing is that my parents totally went along with it – my grandpa was my number one customer! Business was booming! I thought I was the smartest kid on earth – I was completely oblivious to the fact that selling used toys to the people who bought them for me was crooked as hell and a little rude actually. I would make $1 on a slow day and maybe $2.50 on a really good day.
I have no idea what my family did with those discarded treasures but I like to think that I at least made them smile with my industriousness and savvy for business – a tiny little business lady with a couple missing teeth and a Rainbow Brite nightgown.
So where did YOU start? What was your first experience with entrepreneurship?