Most people enroll in college to get a job or an education. But today, more and more people are drawn to higher education to create their own careers through entrepreneurship.
In fact college administrators are noticing the trend as, “more undergraduate business students than ever before are launching startups right after graduation—or sometimes while still at school,” according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
With college entrepreneurship on the rise, student-led startups will increase along with their own unique set of challenges. From learning how to make the most of your education when launching a startup to building a profitable business while studying for exams, here are ten college entrepreneurship articles that no student should miss! Take notes.
1. College Entrepreneurs: How to Make the Most of Your Education When Starting a Business
If you’re in college and contemplating starting a business, you may be facing the dilemma of whether to start it while in college or dropping out to pursue your dream. However, you don’t have to choose one or the other. Staying in school could actually give you the tools you need to get your startup off the ground, and earn college credit while you’re doing it. Read more
2. College Hunks Hauling Junk: How to Overcome the Inexperience Barrier
Nick Friedman and his friend started College Hunks Hauling Junk while still in college. While the business became a success, the young founders learned several lessons along the way due to their inexperience. They had to develop time management and organization skills on a whole new level than they had been accustomed to, as well as adjust to how fast their company was growing.
Learn how the two college students overcame their inexperience and developed a successful company. Read more
3. Here’s $100k: Drop Out Of College, Start a Business and Change the World
The Thiel Foundation launched an initiative called Breakthrough Philanthropy, which funded and launched 24 young adults into entrepreneurship. The program will give each participant $100,000 to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as train and educate them in the field over the course of two years. Read more
4. Need a Business Mentor? Virtual Mentorship Program #StartupLab May Be the Answer
Finding the right business mentor can help propel your business into success. Mentorship is a powerful personal development tool that young entrepreneurs can use to receive advice and counsel from experienced entrepreneurs that were in their shoes once. There are public and private initiatives available to help young entrepreneurs grow their companies. Read more
5. College Startups: How One Business Connection Changed Everything
Jake Jorgovan and Kevin Fulda started Rabbit Hole Creative out of their college dorm room. But a single industry connection changed everything for them. The two went from paid college projects for projects for celebrity clientele, all while balancing college life and graduation. Read more
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