Did you demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit from an early age? Wondering how famous entrepreneurs started their life in business?

I remember my first “business venture” very clearly, I used to knock on people’s doors when I was 12 and ask them if they wanted their yard raked or shoveled. I charged $20 a house, and I thought I was the bee’s knees.

Cleaning yards isn’t usually a precursor to running a web design company, but the door to door sales experience did serve me well in my early direct sales career. And it was the hatred that built up over years of outbound sales that led me to find the easier route of generating leads via inbound marketing.

And here we are today.

Anyway, enough about me, let’s take a look at what some famous people like Richard Branson did in their early years.

Colonial Life share 10 examples in this infographic.