I dropped out of college to pursue my business goals instead of completing a degree. While I wouldn’t say that college is a waste of time for everybody, I do think that there are plenty of important entrepreneurial skills that just aren’t covered in obtaining a traditional education.
So, if you’re thinking about pursuing your own startup business, I recommend brushing up on the following skills either instead of or as a complement to your ongoing education:
1. Basic SEO knowledge
Business is digital these days – so if your website (regardless of what type of business you have) isn’t getting noticed by the search engines, you’re unnecessarily hindering your own startup’s growth. To avoid this, take the time to learn basic SEO principles and put them into practice every day.
2. How to manage a checkbook
Learning how to manage a checkbook teaches you to account for your incoming funds and to learn when expenses need to be cut back. It’s a skill that’s hugely important for both your business and your personal life.