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College Degree

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

  1. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    I ain't got one of dem there fancy degrees.
  2. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,095

    Go to college. Immediately. This is coming from a guy that:

    1) Never went

    2) Runs a reasonably successful business.

    College gives you more than just an education. It gives you standing and credibility in the business community. More importantly it gives you options in life. I couldn't begin to calculate how much it cost me to not attend. Good luck.
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  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,980

    What he said
  4. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,825

    I absolutely agree! If I could do it over I'd have tried harder in school and gotten a 4 year degree. Things would have been a lot easier in the long run.
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,980

    Go to google maps and type in 152 s Merrimac rd in Hollis NH. This is a home owned by a college educated lawn boy next town over from me.
  6. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,244

    Agree with TG - would add an accounting or finance class as well.

    Went back and finished my last 30 hours of a BS in management at age 30. Looking back, I have no regrets about investing in education.
  7. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,244

    "This country suffers because it refuses to pay people well for needed professions, like Janitors, Garbage men, Railroad Engineers, and other infrastructure.
    Instead our society lies to us and tells us made up statistics about how much someone can make if they have a degree, yet most degree holders are working in a field vastly different than their major, making far less than they hoped/were promised to make."

    Wage levels are shaped by the skill sets a worker brings and a employer needs. The price of labor is no different than goods or services - supply and demand.
  8. Whittaker's Lawn and Snow

    Whittaker's Lawn and Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Ok but landscape design, or bm?
  9. Service.com

    Service.com Sponsor
    Messages: 804

    What he said and in agreement with the others. I still think going to college was pretty special, not everyone can do it. Although many can, many still can't. It does teach you a lot more about yourself than just education. (and not how many beers you can drink in an hour...its 15 if anyone is counting lol). A lot of social training I think, how to talk to people, network a little. Which is a big help in any business, including lawn care.

    Value the hell out of my Finance degree and thank my stars that the lawn company paid for a lot of it. What is was intended for and did just that.

    Great to have? Totally. Necessary? hell no.
  10. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,864

    This really can't be overstated (although my bold, large font attempts to). I have two bachelor's degrees, but the ability to effectively communicate and interact are my greatest takeaways. I can't think of an educational track (2 year, 4 year, or a handful of classes) that wouldn't be helpful in achieving this.

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