Do You Need a Degree to Start Business?

Do You Need  a Degree to Start Business?

I started my company in 2017 with little to no knowledge about starting up, registering the firm, all the formalities involved and just like any sensible person in a similar situation like this might do, I said fuck it and hired a business attorney to do the required. It is so easy to register a new company now, most of the things are carried out online and documentation can be signed digitally.

Running a company is a different story though. Me and my partner had to go through lots and lots of learning curves before we landed on organized planned projects. We spent most of our time figuring out what works and what doesn’t. A lot of trial and error went into the creation of our projects, segments and ideas.

I graduated with a bachelor business degree before starting my business and during our learning curves, there wasn’t a single time when I thought a business degree might’ve made the challenges easier. A business degree might teach you how a business works but how to run a business? that’s all you!

Here’s why you should consider a business degree,

  1. You want to get a head on knowledge about how business works, how to setup a business and formalities involved.
  2. How a leader should behave and lead his/her team to achieve better productivity.
  3. Networking with your college peers to start projects and build opportunities.
  4. If you see a management job that requires you to manage creative projects.

Here’s why you SHOULDN’T consider a business degree,

  1. If you’re just looking for a way to burn 2 to 5 years of your life to see what works.
  2. If you just want a degree for the sake of qualification.
  3. If you don’t have any plans in life and you just want to give it a random shot.

Give and take, a business degree would certainly boost your knowledge getting into business, but by no means it provides the creative problem solving skills that you acquire only after you get into the market and start experimenting applications, gaining experience and the capability for error reduction.


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