GOT 300 POINTS FOR MY UNI COURSE FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT!
GOT AN A STAR AND 2 CS. ANGRY AT THE 2CS AS I SHOULD HAVE GOT Bs, flopped the last exam :(. However, got what I need and I can chill. Man I have worked so hard for this. Can't wait to see what my family have to say. A life of being told, I would fail at this and that from teachers and that going uni was quote "unrealistic". Can only thank my parents to be honest. Been amazing and given me so much motivation to prove people wrong. Now I have done that!
Property is good, its always going to make you money over the long term.
I own a holding company that owns 3 home care companies. I'm not involved in the care side of things too much, but more the financial/management/planning and overall running of the business side. The idea is to expand these as much a possible, which there is a big opportunity for due to the changes that are happening in social care in the UK, and that will set me up well for the future. Further down the line I want to do things that won't always be huge money makers but things that i'm interested in. Would like to set up a quite exclusives jazz/blue music bar and expand that. Music is my main passion really so I'm looking to follow that path more in 5 or 10 years time. Some propety investment possible as well though, if the right opportunites present themselves! I agree with what you say though about the monopoly game. Things are so much more interesting when you have a stake in them and can do things for yourself, instead of making money for other people. Entrepreneurship is the way forward, and the most enjoyable way of making real money in my opinion, but it's not for everyone, some people don't like the stress and prefer a solid regular income with less risks. All down to personal opinion.
Having a degree may not mean much when you are 25 but it does when you are 35 and an employer is weighing up 2 candidates with impressive backgrounds and can't choose between them. I promise you that most employers would go for the one with a degree (if it's a good degree) even if you wouldn't. I know a lot of head hunters who would say the same. Even in my 30s I know for a fact that I have been awarded jobs in no small part due to qualifications. And to say that a business degree does not help you in business is just plain wrong, if not daft. Hands on experience will not give you knowledge across the entire spectrum of business will it? Unless your first role at 18 is CEO!
Best way to go in my opinion. It's so much more enjoyable and rewarding when you've done things for yourself. Good luck to you!
Thanks for the advice, I am considering whether or not it is worth it to retake. Maybe I should just move on and focus soley on the degree. SSmith, I understand what you are saying and agree in many senses. My uncle started with little and now runs very successful business's in morocco. However, the journy was very long and he really did have little at times. However, he made it without any real qualifications. I don't even think he did well in his buckaloria. However, I do want to do a degree and I believe the experince will be worth while, I have not studied business since GCSE's and will need to further my knowledge significantly. However, it was a subject I enjoyed and I look forward to studying it.
LOL been reading all of this, and you young fellas are making me feel positively palaeolithic!