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What Does It Take To Become An Entrepreneur?

by Tim Brunicardi on February 18, 2019

Did you sell lemonade as a kid to make money? Does creating a business from the ground up sound like something you'd want to do? If so, then perhaps you have an entrepreneurial spirit.

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According to the article Information About a Career as an Entrepreneur, an entrepreneur is someone with an idea who has the desire, courage, and financial backing to take their concept from vision to reality. In addition, entrepreneurs are risk-taking trailblazers who defy convention and are not afraid to strike out on their own, regardless of the consequences. They also come in all shapes and sizes, and can be anyone from an artist to an inventor.

What Kind of Education Does an Entrepreneur Need?

Overall, the educational requirements for becoming an entrepreneur are non-specific. However, having a good education will be essential to your success. Anyone considering becoming an entrepreneur should make one of the following subjects their major:

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Finances
  • Graphic Design
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What Kind of Jobs Can I Get With an Entrepreneurship Degree?

There are several jobs you can get as an entrepreneur, including:

  • Mid-level management position
  • Business consultant
  • Sales representative
  • Research and development officer
  • Non-profit fundraiser
  • Teacher
  • Recruiter
  • Business reporter

What Skills Do I Need In Order to Become an Entrepreneur?

Someone looking to become an entrepreneur should have one, if not several, of the following skills: 

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Customer service experience
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to focus
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team building skills
  • Be able to multitask
  • Optimism

Where Can I Get the Education I Need to Become an Entrepreneur?

If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur, you should consider Hocking College’s Business Management & Entrepreneurship program. In two years, you could graduate with an Associate of Applied Business in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

What Skills Will I Learn in This Program?

Students who enroll in this program will learn the following skills:

  • How to effectively use a computer to develop accounting records
  • How to make sound management decisions
  • How to understand the legal system applied to business
  • Develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies
  • Maintain high ethical standards in business dealings
  • Effectively perform the staffing process
  • Perform various analytical business tasks
  • Use effective quantitative skills in business activities

For more information on Hocking College’s Business and Entrepreneurship program, contact Program Manager Micah Covert by email at covertm29000@hocking.edu or by phone at (740) 753-7213.

Earn Your Business Degree in Two Years at Hocking College