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Intro: IT Careers that Lead to Business Ownership

Intro: IT Careers that Lead to Business Ownership

Thursday, August 25, 2016/Categories: business-tips

If your goal is to start your own IT business, there are a couple of different approaches you can take. For instance, you could…

  • Just wing it and hope for the best!
  • Attend a college where you can get a solid education not only in IT, but in business and entrepreneurship, too.
  • Spend time in the trenches working at other IT companies, learning both the technical and business skills you’ll eventually need.

The path to founding your own IT business is a bit like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. There may not be one right or wrong answer, but there are smart choices you can make along the way, which we’ll cover in depth in the coming weeks.

Option 1: Get Schooled

Perhaps the most comprehensive way to learn the ropes of business ownership is to find a school that emphasizes learning both IT and business skills. Over the next few weeks, we’ll talk to insiders at some of the top schools in the nation for techpreneurs, including…

In addition, career counselors, college admission experts, and recent graduates will weigh in on how current and prospective students can best set themselves up for future success.

Option 2: Get Paid to Learn the Ropes

Other than enrolling in a formal program, one of the best ways to gain new skills is by working for an established tech business first. But how do you land that crucial first (or second) IT job? We chatted up HR experts and hiring managers to find out:

  • What they’re looking for on your resume.
  • What they think matters most.
  • What you can stop stressing over.

We’ll also cover some of the mistakes IT students make while in school that may hurt them during their job search. Plus, career coaches will explain what you can do to make up for lack of experience.

Words of Wisdom from Folks Who’ve Been There

Who better to learn from than those who already run an IT business? We’ll share stories from successful tech business owners so you hear firsthand…

  • What they did – and what they wish they’d done – when they were first starting out.
  • How they learned the ropes before starting a business.
  • What advice they’d give to someone who wants to be a tech business owner.

Ready to Make the Leap?

Want to dive in right now? While you wait for our knowledge bombs to drop in the upcoming weeks, explore these resources:

Stay tuned for more, intrepid techpreneurs!

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