ERIC Number: ED462878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-1
College Student Entrepreneurs: Motivations and Challenges.
It is difficult to assess the exact number of college student entrepreneurs, but various statistics show that entrepreneurship, is alive and well on college campuses. In some cases, college work is only an afterthought for collegiate entrepreneurs. One large motivator is the desire to make money. Many college student entrepreneurs do not expect to continue their businesses, and others may not expect to turn a profit, having started a business to help others or to simplify something that was complicated. A major benefit of college student entrepreneurship is gaining real world experience. Finding the time to work on their ventures is a challenge to most college student entrepreneurs, and some are tempted to drop out of college. Evidence indicates, however, that finishing school is the best option for students looking for a future in business. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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