Century Payments founder Robert Wechsler tried his hand as a pharmacy stocker, a lawyer, a cook and a bartender before finding his calling as a co-founder of a payment-processing firm. Wechsler says his early experiences gave him the people skills he needed to be a successful boss. "Successful interaction with people is such an integral part of business, and it's a skill that's so hard to teach," he says.

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