DJ

At the age of 15, my father said that I needed to earn my own money; no more handouts.  We lived rurally and I had no transport but was into music (vinyl), so I borrowed some money from him and set myself up as a DJ and I employed a driver (sometimes my father, whom I paid) and a friend who I paid (a little money and access to parties) to help me carry gear and cover the decks while I had breaks.

I paid my father back in 6 months and worked every weekend and special occasions until I went to University.  As a result I didn’t enjoy many parties, but I attended hundreds and I had money to spend and an excellent music collection.  This taught me a lot about startups as I discovered that I had to keep accounting records, deal with bookings, buy supplies, maintain gear and employ staff.