Do You Need a College Degree to be an Entrepreneur?
I'm in college and I know that I want to be an entrepreneur. However, I'm not sure what I want to do yet and am questioning why I'm seeking a degree which i don't ultimately need. Do I really need a college degree to own a business?
A college degree is also useful for establishing yourself and your credentials in the eyes of outsiders. If you ever want to get investment money or a loan, a number of financial institutions think of an undergraduate degree as a sort of filter, like a union card. If you don't have one, you might need to prove yourself in other ways. I know several entrepreneurs who dropped out of college and now wish they hadn't.
However, if you are in a position of extreme hardship -- one in which you can't continue with your education for reasons beyond your control -- then let it be, and do what you can. But if you can finish your college education at a later time, I suggest that you do.
Education is about you, in most cases, not just about your business. Take advantage of the opportunity. You'll regret it forever if you don't.
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