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Old 04-03-2014, 10:56 PM
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How many people have a college degree and doing the lawn business fulltime now and or quit their regular day job and started their own lawn business with no regrets.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:06 PM
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Criminal Justice degree... wish I would have taken more business classes!
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:07 PM
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Eh well im still in high school am a senior and turn 18 in a week, I just opened my business on march 22 2014. Ive had my regrets with the little bit.of money ive had to spend. Im enrolled at a technical college for business management next year, but might have to unenroll and wait 2-3 uears just because I think I need to get my business going first
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:09 AM
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Electrical Engineering (Clemson University) and Civil Engineering (USM Southern Miss) BS

Been in the industry full-time for 4 years now and love every minute of being outside everyday.

College prepared me for many things in life, but finding something that makes you happy is worth it's weight in gold. At the end of the day it's just a (expensive) little piece of paper on my wall.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:13 AM
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I'm currently attending college for business management. I am hoping it helps my business in the future.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:55 AM
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College degree in Biology, decided to pursue the family business instead of pursuing graduate school
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:05 AM
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Degree in City and Urban Planning but don't ever see myself doing that kind of work, enjoy owning my own business!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:52 AM
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If you're dead set on owning a lawn care biz than a college degree is nothing more than an expensive tchatchke.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:42 AM
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I want your opinion! Do you'll think I should A.) Go to college next year and.not take time off from school to run my business? Or B.) Not go to college right away and run my business?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:51 AM
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I want your opinion! Do you'll think I should A.) Go to college next year and.not take time off from school to run my business? Or B.) Not go to college right away and run my business?
Do both. Take a communications/speech class, a business writing class, and English 101. Throw in a business law class, as well. See how you like the experience and, if not, at the bare minimum, you've taken some classes that will benefit you in the long run.
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