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Old 11-25-2012, 03:06 PM
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company owners without college

just wondering how many of you legitimate company owners actually have college training and how many of you don't and still own a successful company.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:10 PM
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No degree, slowly working on a degree in Business but it's taken a back burner lately - too busy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:52 PM
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No degree, slowly working on a degree in Business but it's taken a back burner lately - too busy.
Kind of ironic, no time to get a degree in business because you are too busy running a business
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:54 PM
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College? I just barely got though high school.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:58 PM
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I have masters in BS
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:56 AM
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I have masters in BS
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I have the same one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:04 AM
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Started college, wen to a 4 year school to be an agronomist. Decided I didn't want to end up being a rep for Monsanto. Ended up taking a bunch of plant biology, chemistry, and other pre-reqs while I was there.

Not knowing what I wanted to do, I dropped out and went to a local JC to get my associates in Art appreciation. The courses were easy and it was going to get my pre-reqs out of the way if I decided to go back. Little did I know how much art-appreciation was going to help me in the future with my biz.

Tooled around for a few years working odd jobs, decided to start back up and finish my degree. After one semester I decided I was going to start my own landscaping biz. At that point I also realized that I didn't want to go into severe debt to start my own business.

Dropped out again and went and took the Master Gardner's course. Best decision I ever made.

Now, do I want to finish my degree. I sure do out of principal, but it's not a priority.




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Old 11-25-2012, 03:59 PM
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Ive got my business degree. I dont think it is a necessity for success but im glad that i did follow through with it. I thoroughly enjoy this business but if it ever comes that i need to change direction i do feel that having my degree will give me more opportunities. Good luck to all.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:09 PM
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Past few years I've had a few collage people looking for a job pushing wheelbarrows.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:28 PM
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Im one semester from a associates in Horticulture. Just realy hard to balance school and business. Plan to eventually go back and finish my hort degree and possibly get a degree in civil engineering.
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