Why build someone else’s dream when you can build your own?

Building a business is one of the most fulfilling challenges you can take on.

Not only can it potentially provide you with a lifestyle that you love full of time and financial freedom, it can positively affect other people’s lives and the world!

As Steve Jobs would say, it’s your chance to leave “a dent in the universe”.

When you build a business, you have a chance to create something from nothing. The journey of taking an idea and turning it into tangible reality is an experience you will never forget. Building a business is a lot like raising a child. It’s a part of you…an extension of you with your DNA infused into it. In the early stages it will consume much of your time, energy and mind. But as it grows, it will start to take on a life of it’s own and become a catalyst for bigger and greater things in your life.

Building a business is also an exercise in overcoming and learning to thrive on adversity. No sugar coating – it’s not easy. In fact it may be one of the hardest things you will ever do.

You will get frustrated, you will second guess yourself, you will have to deal with plenty of uncertainty, doubt, stress, and numerous failures.

But guess what. Nothing worth having comes easy. Most of the greatest accomplishments in this world were achieved in the face of great odds.

If building a business is hard, you are doing it right, and it WILL be worthwhile.

We are meant to struggle for greatness, to fail and learn, to suffer and find meaning in the suffering, to dream, to create, to build and to SUCCEED.

In fact in many ways, entrepreneurship is one of the most human things we can do.

College is not the answer

If you are worried that you need a degree or some kind of certification to build a business or be an entrepreneur, don’t be.

College won’t teach you anything about business or entrepreneurship that you can’t learn by getting out there and just doing it.

In other words, experience is the best teacher.

But don’t take our word for it, there are thousands of Successful Dropouts who have built successful businesses without college or even a high school diploma!  

How to use Successful Dropout to help you start a business

Below you will find several resources to help you on your journey. You will find blogs written by other Successful Dropouts, key interviews with Successful Dropout business owners, organizations that can help you take it to the next level, and some actual Successful Dropouts who are open to chatting with you in the forum!

So what are you waiting for? Onward!


The Successful Dropout forum is the place to learn about entrepreneurship. Meet, discuss, learn, and contribute with hundreds of other Successful Dropouts in the community. From experience founders to brand new entrepreneurs, there’s something for everyone.

Click here to join the forum now!

There are a lot of awesome organizations that exist to help you build a business as efficiently and successfully as possible. Check it out!

Meet the team that works alongside you to turn your idea into a business. Seio is an amazing organization, and we had their COO Bennet on the show!

You don’t need to go to school for four years and spend thousands of dollars to earn your MBA. You can get started right now for only $100. $100 MBA has you covered. Also listen to their episode here!

Love what you do or do something else. Your Project X helps you experiment your way into a new career or launching your business. Listen to their founder’s episode here!

A phenomenal book by one of our very own Successful Dropouts, Kyle Gray. Learn how to leverage your university to build a business, escape the rat race, and live life on your terms.


More coming soon!

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How to start a business in college by solving a problem with Anthony Zhang

How to leverage your university to build a business, escape the rat race and live life on your terms with Kyle Gray

How to drop out and get wealthy by providing MASSIVE value with Troy Dean

College dropout making $15,000 a month at 22 years old with Katya Sarmiento

Discover and validate your business idea with Chau Nguyen

High school dropout copywriter making $35,000 per month and how you can too with William McCanless

The cold, hard truth about dropping out and building a 7-figure business with Shane Melaugh

How to generate 300k+ per month selling on Amazon with Daniel Audunsson

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