More young adults skip college, start businesses

More young adults skip college, start businesses
MGN Online
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:46pm

Why spend the money to make money, if you can make it without the investment?
More young adults are deciding not to go to college, instead opting for a more hands on path to employment.

"We were just talking about starting a business called 'The Store'," said UTEP freshman Ricardo Diaz.  "It's just pretty much a grocery store. We were just talking about a commercial".

Diaz isn't in school right now, but he's going back soon.
His family owns a cabinet making business and he can tell already that having a basic understanding of the business world before going in could help with things like hiring and payroll.

"You do need a degree so you can have more of a sense of what to do and what not to do," said Diaz.

Some say you don't have to choose one or the other, you can do both.

"I don't see starting a business for a high schooler as exclusive to continuing your education," said Cathy Swain, President of the Hub of Human Innovation.

"We are an incubator for businesses . Not for chickens.  Not for babies".

They help new businesses get started. Swain's seeing more high schoolers start businesses and go to college.

"I don't see the two things being mutually exclusive".

While going to school and running a business is bound to be tough , having more than one iron in fire could be a good thing.

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