There are many entrepreneurs who have made it big in the industry from a single idea they had in college. These ideas were realized when they were a student themselves which only goes to show that in order to have a thriving business, you hardly need a college degree.
But that’s not to say that you need to quit school as early as you can since there’s a lot that you can learn there. Larry Page and Reed Hastings of Google and Netflix respectively have their school to thank for.
For others who have their startup as well as their school, let us look at some of the tips.
As an entrepreneur yourself, you will have a couple of startups that you admire. You can always work as an intern there so that you get connections. Interests that you never knew you had may also be discovered while working there. Issues concerning the real world will also be put under your notice which may drive you to make viable solutions which you can later transform into profitable businesses.
Entrepreneurs face a monumental challenge due to the fact that they find it hard to stumble upon the resources or the connections that they need. But a very good place to find both of these are the entrepreneurship centers that you can find in your university. You are also more likely to find people that are in the same wavelength as you or even former students that are there in order to feed you advice and guidance.
The mind of your clients
The type of business that you choose in the end doesn’t really matter if you have the knack of roping in customers. But the truth is, you can learn how to sell whenever you want. Even if you aren’t an entrepreneurs yourself. Courses that range from practicality to psychology are available right at your fingertips. You will be able to sell to practically anyone with only a prototype if you know how to sell. Do not be discouraged by the failures that you experience in this step as these should only be taken in learning spirit.
In order get the experience required to run a company, it is best to apply previously proven business models and only after that should you apply ideas of your own. For example, it is better to start a clothing brand so that you already have a set number of success stories that you can follow and learn. It is only after this that you should go and work on the things that you are truly passionate about.