I had gotten inspired by entrepreneurship and started researching what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I was graduating high school soon and I didn’t want to go to college just to end up in $80,000 worth of debt like all my friends.
I was that guy who was always coming up with schemes to make money, selling candy at school, flipping expensive sneakers, shooting dice in the gym locker room (It’s okay, I never got caught LOL).
However, I knew high school was almost over and I needed to find a real business.
I tried my hand at the life insurance business and passed the test as soon as I turned 18. It was a good experience but I just sucked at selling to be completely honest.
Eventually, I started brainstorming and figured I could save up about $10,000, learn how to do taxes and start a small business(the tax business is a low barrier to entry business).
So that’s exactly what I did.
I enrolled in the H&R Block tax course for $300 and they cancelled it because I was the only person signed up.
You know those tiny things that happen in your life that end up shaping your entire life?
This was one of those for me because if I had gone through that class, my entire life would be completely different.
Because the class got cancelled I was forced to find another solution.
I ended up working for a franchisee of the popular Liberty Tax Franchise. After one season working for him, he then sold me one of his offices.
I was still just 18 years old.
Below is a picture of that first office.