Entrepreneurs can benefit from earning a college degree

Although many entrepreneurs do not feel they need to earn a college degree, business professional Tim Berry recently said he feels it is important.
Although many entrepreneurs do not feel they need to earn a college degree, business professional Tim Berry recently said he feels it is important.

Although many people do not think it is necessary to have a degree in order to become an entrepreneur, Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software, recently told Entrepreneur - a business publication - that he believes higher education is very important for this job title.

While your college degree may or may not directly relate to the business that people decide to open, the experience of going to school can help individuals become better critical thinkers, advanced communicators and improved listeners. The personal skills that are gained during a course of study can make enrolling worth it, Berry told the news source.

"Education is about you, in most cases, not just about your business," Berry told the news provider. "Take advantage of the opportunity. You'll regret it forever if you don't."

A degree will also give an entrepreneur credentials in the eyes of others. For example, people who have completed higher education may find it easier to take out a loan because they will seem more responsible and reliable to investment professionals.

According to the most recent data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 7.5 percent of the workforce considers themselves to be self-employed.

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