Any successful entrepreneurs here?

Anyone that can give me some tips on starting a business? Perhaps recommend me some good entrepreneurship books I can read?

I am also wondering about the typical education of a successful entrepreneur...does the average successful entrepreneur go to college?

I understand the popular default answer will probably be that no, one does not NEED to go to college to be a successful entrepreneur.

But I want to test this assumption and see if a college education at the very least HELPS, and if so, which things entrepreneurs typically go to school to study.

If I have gone to college (but not for business or related fields), I want to know how my odds would stack up against other entrepreneurs who DID go to business school, if I were to try my luck at starting a business and had to compete with them.

Again, I appreciate any tips, book recommendations, and/or starting points.

And please state your own experience as an entrepreneur as well.

Thanks for your time.
@rob: Yes I do have a public library. Obviously if I check out books about protein synthesis, or the story of a small European boy and his horse, I'm not going to learn much about business entrepreneurship. That's why I asked if an answerer such as yourself could kindly point me to specific books that might help me reach my goal.

11 months ago - 3 answers

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SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide and is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SCORE has 364 chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories, with 13,000 volunteers nationwide. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business mentors.

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got a public library where u live?

use it.


by Rob - 11 months ago

in any research re those who have a biz and did not go to college to study biz
vs those who have a biz and did go to college to study biz,
95% more of the college people succeeded in either earning a profit or
staying in biz longer.................
--it is, therefore, a no brainer. TO have to learn about being an entrepreneur purely
by trying to be one is very very expensive.................

can guide further--- have taught E for 16+ years at a CC

by kemperk - 11 months ago