If you are unsure about the college path, look at a certificate or associates degree to give you an overview and see if you want to delve in more. You may not see the value now, but now that I went back and have now finished my MBA I highly recommend the endeavor. It has opened many doors for me but has also helped me in my personal and professional planning and choices. Weigh what works best for you, talk to others in the industry and see how they started. Ask about their college and training, see how others made it work for them.
** Successfully scheduling and completing the required courses to obtain your degreee with the necessary assignemnt, exams, team projects etc demonstrate determination, committment and perserverance- all of which are needed to run a business.
**Learning to stick with it and not give up when you have a bad semestre or a bad experience, help build fortitude and character.
**Communicating with teachers, advisors, and administrators helps develop skills to be responsible for your own success.
**Working with fellow students, joining clubs and socializing with others builds interpersonal communication skills- also needed in business.
** Establishing and sticking to a budget and raising the funds to complete your degree requires, self discipline, budgetary and money management skills- crucial in starting a business
It is, however, important to really think through the college process, including how you will fund your education, what major you will select, housing options, associate level degree or bachelor, etc.
In starting your own business, you may not use the skills you learned in that odd elective course you took, however, you'll remember what it took to be successful in college and those skills relate very closely to what's needed to run a business.