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company owners without college

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MowingIL, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. MowingIL

    MowingIL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    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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  2. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    No degree, slowly working on a degree in Business but it's taken a back burner lately - too busy.
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    Kind of ironic, no time to get a degree in business because you are too busy running a business :laugh:
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    College? I just barely got though high school.
  5. I have masters in BS
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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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  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Past few years I've had a few collage people looking for a job pushing wheelbarrows.
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    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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  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    It helps, but not a must....
    I'd get an irrigators or applicators license and a good cpa...and ask lots of questions and spend lots of time reading posts, most all youneed to know can be found in here.
    Make no mistake, it will be tough , but perserverence and lots of sweat will go along way:weightlifter:
  10. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,258

    a degree is 100% not necessary...i was going to KU because my parents were willing to pay for my college, but i dropped out because it bothered the hell out of me that college was just delaying what i really wanted to do and i kept thinking once i get a degree, then what? i'll be 4 years older and still in the same place...does a degree hurt you? absolutely not...is it a good idea? yeah probably, but does it actually benefit you? not really

    obviously a business degree would help you with the understanding of how to run a business, but you will eventually figure it out anyways, it's really not all that difficult...the difficult stuff goes to the accountant anyways

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