Pizza delivers, audiobooks make some noise
Kevin Lawson's inauspicious debut in the pizza business came in 1984, when he got a job delivering Domino's Pizza for $3.35 per hour to finance his education at the Detroit College of Business. His manager noticed the dedication and effort the 19-year-old Lawson put into his work and took the young pizza-slinger under his wing, putting him through Domino's management training courses in half the standard time. Lawson eventually left college to work as an assistant manager at the store.
Opportunity arose again for Lawson in 1988 when he ran into one of his former co-workers from Domino's. Now a supervisor at Hungry Howie's Pizza, the friend told Lawson of the possibility for rapid upward mobility at Hungry Howie's. "Once I got into the company, there was opportunity for ownership," Lawson recalls.
Continue reading this article - and everything on Entrepreneur!
Become a member to get unlimited access and support the voices you want to hear more from. Get full access to Entrepreneur for just $5.
Get 3 months free with code zendesk
Presented by Zendesk
Entrepreneur Editors' Picks
Zooey Deschanel Embraces the Word 'Quirky' and Thinks Businesses Should Too
A Simple (But Not Easy) Guide to Achieving Almost Any Dream
Making Time to Be 'Useless' Is a Vital Part of Creating Anything Valuable
A Billionaire Who Operates More Than 2,400 Franchises Knows These Types of Franchisees Make the Most Money
How Relentless Optimism Fuels Success for Hilary Schneider, CEO of Shutterfly
The Paradox of Celebrity Tequila
Social Media Was Draining Me, So I Gave It Up. My Business Has Never Been Stronger.