Should you pursue a degree? is it really required? – That’s the question. The answer, however, does not come in a simple yes or no.
So, here is the thing. The decision of whether to have a formal degree for entrepreneurial success is something that varies from person to person. But here are a few questions that you need to ask yourself before making the decision.
Do you have a great idea?
This is the most important question that you need to ask yourself. Do you have a great idea that cannot wait to be implemented? If the answer is yes, then go ahead and start working on your idea because a college degree can wait.
College does not create success. There are many successful entrepreneurs and business personalities who didn’t go through formal college education but reached the pinnacle of success. All you need to have is the commitment to achieve your goal – with or without a college degree.
Where do you stand with the real-world experience?
Now, you have an idea that you believe could be transformed into a business. Great! But do you have the experience to deal to make your way through the real world? Bookish and theoretical knowledge is way different from how things work in the real world. I don’t mean to scare you but the world is, in fact, a cruel place; it doesn’t go easy on the naivety. So, make sure you have the grit to withstand the challenges that will be strewn on your path of entrepreneurship.
How is your financial status?
College degrees can be expensive and so is getting into the business. Sit down and calculate your budgets. While you can always defy the odds rise as a successful entrepreneur, it is always important to have understanding how far you can stretch.
Some entrepreneurs actually go through college, work in a particular field for a few years, gain experience, and then start their entrepreneurial ventures. This, one of the safest ways to get into the world of entrepreneurship.
How strong is your support system?
Entrepreneurship in itself is a tough journey; it good to have people around who would support you. Having a strong support system gives you an advantage. The success of an entrepreneur involves the work of more than one person. Make sure you surround yourself with people who are willing to walk the path along with you.
Well, I hope these questions help you in making your decision. And you still can’t decide, then drop us a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and our mentors will give you all the guidance that you require.
All the best!