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Educate Yourself Before You Inc. Yourself

It's time to hone your management and marketing skills by starting your business education--as a teenager.

This story appears in the September 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

There are a lot a good resources on the Internet, at your local library, and perhaps at your elementary or high school. Self-education is a great way to learn the basics of business, and devouring business books and trade rags always helps. But at what point do you need to start your formal business education?

Assuming you haven't graduated from college yet, supplementing your regular curriculum with business classes is a good idea. If nothing else, you become more learned in management, marketing, finance and leadership. Moreover, it adds credibility to your name, which doesn't yet have a big MBA, Ph.D. or J.D. next to it.

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