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    i dont believe a degree is the be all or end all when it comes to money and success. you are far more likely to earn X amount of money by going solo. although most business start-ups do fail. however i feel that more important than a degree itself and the modules one covers is infact the extra reading you do on topics which arent covered in sylabus'. and to whoever said they were going to get 80k starting pay in law when they graduate. ha are you having a laugh. did you know there are more unemployed people with a law degree than anyother proffesion.
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    I don't think I'd like to have that much money. I mean seriously, I wouldn't know what todo with it all. I just plan to graduate, rent a nice flat, get a job and be rich. Haha. That's all in hope.
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    I'd settle for being happy, healthy and stress free for the rest of my life than having £1m.
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    (Original post by solo2wolf)
    Looks like you're looking for the same contacts as I am. Why the hell not Imperial!Pure science and tech grads like Caltech and the best in Europe. Go to MIT or Caltech and I hope you've got deep pockets! Imperial is the most successful UK uni in terms of spin-offs and startups. Look up Imperial Innovations for example or Imperial Entrepreneurs. There are whole divisions of VC firms that plow money SOLEY into Imperial startups. I'm sure the same could be said of Cambridge though.
    MIT and caltech I'm looking at scholarships. After cambridge, imperial is my next UK choice.

    (Original post by daleyboy69)
    tbh making a million is a very modest goal. but it all depends what you want, having a regular job working 9-5 you would earn a million in 20 years if you were on 50k a year but minus costs and everything you probably wnt see a bank balance saying £1,000,000. i myslef although i am doing a degree have no desire to work for anybody else. it just doesnt appeal to my nature. all i have ever done since i was young is want to own my own company. i spend my life researching new business ideas. my first memory of creating a business was writing a newspaper about our village when i was like nine and wanting to go and sell it to my neighbours(my mum wouldnt let me ) i want to own my own company for more than wealth, i want to be able to run things on my schedule(i often get most of my best ideas at 4am) answering to myself. then to gain a successful established company. for me money is a by product of success. i hate people being negative about saying you wont be a millionaire etc because ive had to put up with it all my life, my mum likes safety and security in a job, me and my dad like to be more adventurous, my dad wanted to sell his current business(its only a small cleaning company) and start up a garden nursary but wanted mum to leave her job she wouldnt so he still has his small cleaning company lol. Although i want to run my own companies for other reasons apart from just wealth, there are little things which keep my drive going such as nice houses( i saw a house the other day for sale for (£775,000) 6 bedrooms with an indoor swimming pool and gym and thought im going to have that one day good luck all
    I love entrepenarial spirit. Maybe we should have a TSR business society. I too like working weird hours. What kind of stuff have you done?
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    a milli a milli a milli
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    I'd rather be comfortably enjoying a relaxed life on the beach than be a rich, tired, office-based, commuting millionaire.
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    (Original post by fisherman)
    MIT and caltech I'm looking at scholarships. After cambridge, imperial is my next UK choice.



    I love entrepenarial spirit. Maybe we should have a TSR business society. I too like working weird hours. What kind of stuff have you done?
    i think a TSR business society would be good :yep: well i have had a few "great ideas" that when i did further market research i just realised would not be plausable and unit production costs would be rediculous, but its bouncing back, im currently in the starting stages of running a catering company specialising in weddings and corporate events, and befor any of say anything i know theres hundreds of them out there, but that doesnt bother me, it shows theres a market out there which is a plus point, competitors are healthy they keep you on your toes. theres only two things you need to be able to beat theose competitors and thats to do things better than they do and have a better marketing ability and i reckon i have the ability to beat 90% of other caterers on both fronts. if any of you are keen entrepreneurs check out www.entrepreneur.com its got loads of great articles, it is american so some stuff doesnt apply to us but its still decent.
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    1million, pfft I'm going for the 2million mark
    pft why be modest, I'm aiming for 1 bill!
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    (Original post by daleyboy69)
    i think a TSR business society would be good :yep: well i have had a few "great ideas" that when i did further market research i just realised would not be plausable and unit production costs would be rediculous, but its bouncing back, im currently in the starting stages of running a catering company specialising in weddings and corporate events, and befor any of say anything i know theres hundreds of them out there, but that doesnt bother me, it shows theres a market out there which is a plus point, competitors are healthy they keep you on your toes. theres only two things you need to be able to beat theose competitors and thats to do things better than they do and have a better marketing ability and i reckon i have the ability to beat 90% of other caterers on both fronts. if any of you are keen entrepreneurs check out www.entrepreneur.com its got loads of great articles, it is american so some stuff doesnt apply to us but its still decent.
    All my seriously profitable ideas have involved very low startup costs. I have tried to set up the society. Currently, my main thing is supplying the commercial fishing industry with equipment, which we manufacture. Money is good, time needed is little, and flexible.
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    (Original post by fisherman)
    All my seriously profitable ideas have involved very low startup costs. I have tried to set up the society. Currently, my main thing is supplying the commercial fishing industry with equipment, which we manufacture. Money is good, time needed is little, and flexible.
    i am a huge fly fishing fan and one of the businesses i was going to set up in the early part of this year was a social networking site for fishing and was later going to open up an online store, i was going to call it fishbook, i saw the domain name was free and was going to buy it. i went back to buy it 2 days later and it had been snapped up another thing that put me off was a web designer wanted £5k off me and you have to remember i am still a student. since then social networking for fishing seems to have popped up everywhere. i think i missed a biggy but oh well you live and learn next time im going to be quicker off the mark. what kind of fishing do you do?
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    (Original post by daleyboy69)
    i am a huge fly fishing fan and one of the businesses i was going to set up in the early part of this year was a social networking site for fishing and was later going to open up an online store, i was going to call it fishbook, i saw the domain name was free and was going to buy it. i went back to buy it 2 days later and it had been snapped up another thing that put me off was a web designer wanted £5k off me and you have to remember i am still a student. since then social networking for fishing seems to have popped up everywhere. i think i missed a biggy but oh well you live and learn next time im going to be quicker off the mark. what kind of fishing do you do?
    I'll build you a website for 40%.
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    ive recently decided using students is the way forward, especially ones who are just about to graduate, they get extra work to put in their portfolio, you get a good site, everyones a winner.
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    (Original post by daleyboy69)
    i am a huge fly fishing fan and one of the businesses i was going to set up in the early part of this year was a social networking site for fishing and was later going to open up an online store, i was going to call it fishbook, i saw the domain name was free and was going to buy it. i went back to buy it 2 days later and it had been snapped up another thing that put me off was a web designer wanted £5k off me and you have to remember i am still a student. since then social networking for fishing seems to have popped up everywhere. i think i missed a biggy but oh well you live and learn next time im going to be quicker off the mark. what kind of fishing do you do?
    For pleasure I fly fish, for food I'll net or use longlines, and the stuff I sell is mainly bottom set nets that are not towed, and tangle the fis

    h. Now I think about it, I could really use someone to sell the nets in england, anyone interested? Basically just sell them on ebay or whatever, and keep a good share of profits. Also, the US looks like a decent market. I guess this business society could be a useful place for me to find a partener. If anyone fancies working with me, PM me.
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    Yes, I am.
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    If you want to make money fast, all you have to do is write and direct a successful film. Can be a *little* bit tricky to do though :p:
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    (Original post by nadamo)
    dude why is their a Caucasian girl with jewish symbols on her, she wasn't born into the religion so it has no credibility that she would be wearing that.

    DUDE your an idiot
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    In the top 100 richest people in the UK, something like 75 didn't go to uni. If you have a degree, it's easier, so more tempting to just work for other people all your life and never really push for the ultra-mega-huge moneyzz.

    Random fact for you all. Those figures are a guess btw, but it's the general gist.
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    (Original post by WokSz)
    Yes, I am.
    Who are you talking to?


    BTW, I have created a society thread, just needs enough interest to make it a proper society. Hopefully I will spell entreprenurial right soon as well. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=658144
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    ur such a geek lol...mines a proper 5 bedroom house....and its well over a million so suck my balls
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    (Original post by Micky13)
    ur such a geek lol...mines a proper 5 bedroom house....and its well over a million so suck my balls

    I have no need to resort to immature insults. You quite clearly said
    (Original post by Micky13)

    well it wouldn't in the north either really...all 5 bedroom houses in decent areas are 1million plus...tho they will no doubt go below that figure over the next few gears...and then no doubt go back up again....

    my post and links clearly showed that you were very wrong in this assumption.

    As for where you live, I really don't know, nor care whether you live in a rotting caravan or a listed 17th century castle.

    The simple fact of the matter is, you made a silly post, which obviously wasn't true; and then felt the need to respond in a rather puerile fashion when you were pulled up on the point you made.


    thanks though
 
 
 
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