I Launched a Tech Startup at 28 While Pursuing My MBA and It Was a Great Decision

Here’s why this sometimes underestimated degree gave me the best chance to succeed. February 8, 2019 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Navigating the world of entrepreneurship and startups in this day and age is no easy feat, and, as a woman in a (still) male-dominated world, I find that the odds are (still) stacked against us. Women made up less than 38 percent of those receiving full-time MBA degrees from U.S. business schools between 2012 and 2017, according to AACSB International; and female founders received just 2 percent of venture capital dollars in 2017, according to Pitchbook. Related: Will an MBA Help You in Your Business? These data may paint a bleak picture, but in my case, deciding to launch a startup while studying for an MBA was the best decision I could have made. Contrary to common belief, this degree can be incredibly useful […]

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Get an MBA If You Want to Get Ahead in Business. Skip It If You Want Your Business to Get Ahead.

MBA programs do provide a useful toolkit, but they are better suited for established businesses than rapid-growth startups. April 20, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With a plentitude of resources at our fingertips, there has never been a better time to build a business. Sites like F6S, Appsumo and StartupStash list hundreds of low-cost resources available to businesses of all sizes. But, while available resources make it easy to set up the operations, the more challenging task is actually managing the business. Related: Just These 5 Lessons Made the MBA Worth the Money Traditionally, the go-to resource that has prepared tomorrow’s business leaders for the management of businesses has been the MBA. Yet, a recent report from the Financial Times shows that over the past two years MBA graduates have cooled on entrepreneurship, with less than one in five choosing the less stable startup experience. […]

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