7 reasons to start a business while you are in college

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We may all be aware that one of the key ingredients of starting a successful business is speed.

If you are a student and you want to start a business, then there are a number of things that you must put into consideration. Remember, you cannot hang out with friends, go to clubs and attending social events.

Below are 7 reasons why you should start a business while in college:

  • Business is the way to differentiate yourself from the rest since when you practice what you are taught you are ahead of the curve;
  • Students who start their businesses while in college are easy to get a job because they know how to generate ideas, develop and implement them.
  • When you are a student you have all the time and freedom to experiment with ideas.
  • There is a ready pool of users at the University/college. Here you can get unlimited feedback and have ready access to potential users.
  • While in college it is easier to access required skills because there is a huge pool of talented people who are highly creative in their thinking. There are even people who are willing to do the work for free.
  • When you are in college you can easily start a business because you have fewer financial worries.
  • When you are a student, you can use your connections with University Staff, students some of whom have held serious management positions to get large orders for events, conferences and parties.
Photo 1: Geoffrey Kerosi marketing agro-processing products for a start-up company during an annual agricultural show in Nairobi.
Photo 2: Editor-in-chief Geoffrey Kerosi (right) and friend Edwin Omwenga (left) from the college days.

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Geoffrey Kerosi is a prolific Kenyan writer based in Nairobi City. He holds a Bachelors in Economics and Statistics and is currently pursuing Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) from Kenyatta University. Email: info@kerosi.com. Whatsapp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

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