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Many kids attending college dream of running their own company one day. The problem is that they don’t know how to get there and the University typically doesn’t provide the needed entrepreneurial education. I was one of those kids. In my fourth year of undergrad at Michigan State University I was studying for a degree in the food industry and had no idea what to do after college. I did know however, that one day I would own a company of my own. My entrepreneurial spirit was instilled during my adolescent years, working at my dad’s wholesale grocery store. The fire continued to grow throughout college, so when a friend approached me with a business idea I was completely receptive.
That was two years ago. Fast forward to the present day and I’m now the co-founder of Leftos.com, an anonymous place for people to discuss issues related to male and female interactions. Over the last two years I’ve learned a lot – and definitely still learning – but one thing has become most apparent through it all…college is one of the best times and/or places to start your first company.
Sure, it’s easy to assume starting a business is near impossible when you’re busy going to class, studying for tests, working the part-time job, and doing a little partying at night. Not to mention, you have no experience, no money, and few connections. Well you’re right; it is easy to think that way but just because you think it’s impossible, doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. Here’s why: