The best Businesses

How much education do you need to start a business?

I remember taking business class in Year 9 and we used Excel to make some graphs. The thing was we never learned what the graphs meant. All we did was make the charts.

We didn’t learn how business worked. All throughout high school, we still didn’t learn it. More charts. More criteria sheets.

A teacher could have gone to the white board and summed it up in one sentence.

Business: bring value to someone else and charge them for it.

Once you’ve got a paying customer, you’ve got a business. Now see if you can keep them.

Work on a skill, learn something, use your knowledge to make something or provide a service to others. Something they’re willing to pay for. That’s how the best businesses start. Not by going to business school.