College Degree

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by GreenMan33, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. GreenMan33

    GreenMan33 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    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.
  2. boucherlawn

    boucherlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Criminal Justice degree... wish I would have taken more business classes!
  3. Whittaker's Lawn and Snow

    Whittaker's Lawn and Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    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
  4. EvTeal25

    EvTeal25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    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.
  5. calvinslawnservices

    calvinslawnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    I'm currently attending college for business management. I am hoping it helps my business in the future.
  6. bluewhale

    bluewhale LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    College degree in Biology, decided to pursue the family business instead of pursuing graduate school
  7. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 44,983

    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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  8. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,017

    If you're dead set on owning a lawn care biz than a college degree is nothing more than an expensive tchatchke.
  9. Whittaker's Lawn and Snow

    Whittaker's Lawn and Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    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?
  10. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,913

    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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