Brief introduction time! My name is Hugo, and I'm currently studying computer science at my local university and today, during class, I had a not so wonderful but wonderful epiphany; what's with the paradox right? Well, while sitting in class, listening to the professor show his grand hate towards a programming language, other than the one he was teaching of course; I realized that school has been something I've dealt with just to keep my parents complacent. And the more I ponder on the idea that school won't prepare me for real world job settings, the more I'm discouraged to continue my studies.
I know programming in C++ and Java and consider myself well articulated. So I've thought of perhaps starting a software consultant business. I'm currently 22, have a passion for technology, programming, I'm a thinker, and have great public speaking skills. I enjoy keeping up with the latest installments and implementations of technology. So I feel I can very much handle myself. I just don't feel like waiting for 2 years till I can obtain a job and then face disappointment knowing that I won't achieve financial independence.
It feels as if college is robbing students of their potential. When I want to learn something new, I find that it's difficult because I feel like I'm doing injustice to my studies just because what I want to learn is not part of my curriculum; It makes me feel unproductive.
So today I come to you business minded folks with a humble request, how do I start a business, not aiming for instant riches or a luxurious life, but instead aiming for financial independence to raise a family; financially sound, successfully. My father was barely around due to his struggle to keep food on the table. I would like to be there for my kids as much as possible.
Any replies are welcomed and greatly appreciated.