Grew up in Portland, Oregon
My family had an appliance store before I was born.
I worked in the family business & then assumed the mantle in 1972. The family already had both commercial/retail rentals & single family rentals so much of what I learned was through osmosis.
Closed the appliance business ion 1999 & rented out the all the buildings.
I have worked for Standard TV & Appliance in the sales division since then.