If I were to major in Business management would I be able to get aid with creating my own business?
I recently started my own sticker business, and I heard from a student that they were majoring in business management and starting their own business.. I wanted a little more background information on this subject, and if this field is for me.. #business #entrepreneur #management #business-management #college #major #senior
Outside of academia, there are agencies on the Federal side that specialize in helping folks get their dreams off the ground. One of the most well known is the Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov). The site has resources that can provide guidance into what to consider when establishing your future empire (start small but dream gargantuan!) and link to capital firms specializing in small-business loans, etc. Plus you may qualify for grants (which are always helpful).
Depending on where you want to open up shop (or establish the business base, if online-based services), many states and larger communities will have localized support systems. These can help with strategies that have worked well in the area/region. Your local business administration can also help you find organizations that cater to your type of business/industry and can be a great help with information (such as trade events that come to the area regularly or conventions that are well-attended, etc).
I've had many friends start their own business and these are the places they went to for guidance and help. But they have all said that experience was by far the best teacher, so always pay attention to what went on when something goes wrong to learn from it.
Good luck with your future!
Few Marketing courses will also help - you may meet other interesting entrepreneurs or investors in your university and this is where your Network of friends, investors etc... will be strengthened. In order for a business to grow, it is important to keep yourself connected with people that have similar interests so that you can challenge each other and share ideas.
Very good question! So it is important to say that you don't have to major in business or management to have your own business, but it can definitely help as you can learn key skills that may come in handy on your entrepreneurial journey. For example, learning about finance and accounting will help you better document and keep track of your business expenses and profits. Basically majoring in business management or a similar field can expose you to different fields of business which can be important for your business. Another great thing about college, especially if you decide to go into business, is you would be able to network with peers, professors, and other people who might be like-minded or could help you by mentoring you, adding something of value to your business, or simply connecting you to others. Basically, you'll be surrounded by a sea of people who may bring a diverse array of cultures, perspectives, and knowledge that you might not get if you don't focus in that.
Overall, I would recommend business or similar field if you are interested on developing those kind of skills. Depending on what is your business it might be beneficial, but also if your business is more tech oriented then you might be better off on a technical career. Regardless, make sure the path you pick helps your objectives and will teach you the areas you want to develop.
Hope this helps answer your question. Best of luck!