My dad owned his own business, a gas station, when I was growing up long before I had ever heard the word entrepreneur.  I started working there when I was about 9 or 10 years old and did just about everything from pumping gas and checking oil to cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and feeding the most terrifying German Shepherd that my father kept as a watchdog.  Can you imagine driving into a gas station today and a 10 year old runs out, pops your hood to check your oil and then pumps your gas and checks the air pressure in your tires.  You’d probably call the police but this was a different time and my dad was a different guy.  So what business lessons did I begin to learn at the ripe old age of 10?  Read More