5 Reasons to Start a Business While in College

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Looking for reasons to start a business while in college? Many of the young entrepreneurs and successful billionaires started their business when they were in college. The likes are Bill Gate, Mark Zuckerberg and many more other entrepreneurs.

Starting a business while in college is one of the best idea with great potential for success because there is time to make mistakes and make corrections.

Your thoughts of starting a business while in college is a symbol of how intelligent you are, because research shows that most entrepreneurs are well above average.

The good news is there are more than enough valid reasons to start a business but your personal motive of starting a business is also of essence.

5 Reasons to Start a Business while in Colleg

  • Networking

The importance of networking to a business cannot be neglected as networking plays an important role in the development of a business.

Networking in business is a socioeconomic business activity by which business people and entrepreneurs meet to form business relations and to recognize, create or act upon business opportunities, share information and seek potential partners for ventures.

One of the advantages you get to enjoy while in college is networking. You get to meet new people with big goals, people with skills which will help you in the long run.

  •  Improves your Self-Esteem

Yes, self-esteem. Self-esteem is of great essence to your life generally. Your self-esteem helps you to build confidence in yourself and helps in your personal development.

Wondering what self-esteem is? Self-esteem reflects an individual’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of their own worth. It is the decision made by an individual as an attitude towards the self – Wikipedia. Self-esteem affects your carriage and your personal comportment. How?

When you build a successful business or create something new, you will have the courage ti point to it and say “I did this” that is the personal pride. You will have confidence in yourself and people will find it hard to doubt your ability.

  • You are open to school resources

When in college, you are entitled to some things and free resources which you could utilise for the success of your business while in college. When you are out of college, those resources might cost you some dollars or might not even be at your disposal.These resources includes the college library, entrepreneurship classes and many other resources entitled to you as a college student.

Among these resources is also financial opportunities which would be discussed in the next paragraph.

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  • Financial Opportunities

We have been talking about starting a business, what about funding the business? In any business or start-up the capital investment is of optimum importance. In order to bring your ideas to reality, you need capital investment.

As a college student, you might not have the money to invest in your business. Yes this I understand, that is why the list will be incomplete without adding the numerous financial opportunites entitled to college students within and outside the four walls of the college.

  • Opportunities to test your Ideas

In the real world, our ideas might not actually work out as planned because people have different feelings towards a particular thing. You might think you have the best business ideas and you are very confident it will be a hit; but to your surprise only few people are interested in that idea making that business a failure. Failure is not a bad thing, failure will teach you lessons success can never teach you.

How Does this Relate?

Starting a business while in college gives you an opportunity and a platform to fall and rise during the early days of starting a business.

There will be times when you will make mistakes, making mistakes while in college is cheaper than making mistakes when out of college.

This is why starting your business in school could help in testing your ideas among your friends and out of the four walls of the college.


There are many more reasons to start a business but the best reason to start a business while in college is your own personal motive for starting a business. But to me the most important reason to start a business is to build my personal esteem.


All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them – Walt Disney

You have to have the courage to follow your dreams because there will always be obstacles you have to face before you reach your dream. – April Williams

Whatever the bad situation right now, it will just pass by, don’t give up. – Unknown

Don’t worry about being successful but toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.

Thanks for reading to the very end.


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