Do you need to go to college to be an entrepreneur? What type of knowledge leads to growing a successful business?

Carol explores the intersection of education and entrepreneurship and the different paths you can take in a recent post on LinkedIn, “Should You Go to College if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?” Carol begins:

There is no direct path to entrepreneurship. If you want to be a doctor, you study pre-med, go to med school, get a residency and then, become a full-fledged doctor. There are fairly clear steps to climbing corporate ladders, as well. However, for entrepreneurship, the path isn’t well-defined.

History- and the media- are littered with tales of a handful of successes that didn’t graduate from college but made billions in business, like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and John Paul DeJoria. And of course, there are many, many more who did grab a college degree and made a success, some early on and some later in life.

With the costs of attending college skyrocketing and student debt reaching record numbers, what should you do if entrepreneurship is a part of your plan?

First, there’s never one right answer when it comes to entrepreneurship. So, you have to look at your own goals and objectives, as well as where you stand in your life currently.

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