William Cowie

Do You Need College To Start Your Business?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / July 6, 2013

Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. Michael Dell. What do these hugely successful entrepreneurs have in common? They are all university dropouts. If the founders of some of the most successful companies of all time don’t need to complete a degree, then why would you? 1. You need hard skills Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg might have dropped out of Harvard, but they were already highly skilled computer…

5 Reasons Your Start-up Needs an Accountant

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 8, 2013

Several years ago, I started working for a computer store near my home. My boss was a gentle giant of a man, smart, kind to a fault, hard working, uncomplaining and put in long hours to make his business work. He’d started the business in his early twenties, had loyal customers, made a decent living and had won some local small business awards. He had a cloud hanging…

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