4. You’ll be more employable and you’ll be less worried about unemployment: Let’s be real: Unemployment has been stuck above nine percent for years now and colleges are dumping thousands of new job seekers onto the market every year. That is something to consider as you plan your major and think about life after college. A positive irony of having started your own business in college is that you may be more employable than your peers who did not start a business because you will have a level of experience, which means you may not need to worry as much about long term unemployment. But in the event you experience lengthy unemployment, you can continue the business you started, or use your skills to start a new one. Plus, if you stay out of debt and manage your expenses, you won’t need as much money to live a decent lifestyle, which means you’ll have much less stress.
Then, when it does come time to interview for jobs, you will have better real-world examples to share that demonstrate your capabilities, you’ll feel more confident about what you can do, you’ll have a better sense of what you’re actually good at and you’ll probably be much better at communicating this to potential employers.