According to the 2011 TD Canada Trust Student Finances Survey, 58% of Canada’s post-secondary students feel either anxious (34%) or stressed (24%) when they think about how they are going to pay their way through school.
Student loans—burdensome as they may seem during payback time—are considered some of the best debts to get into, and for good reason. While we all know the value of a good education, student loans have the potential to give back much more than what they take, and not just in terms of job prospects.
Soko Company founder Jonathan Davids details his experiences as an entrepreneur and how he transformed a few thousand dollars into an online business that attracts a monthly audience of a quarter of a million readers.
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A student loan activist filed a complaint with the government because he says the loan term “grace period” is misleading and he might be right: 64% of students don’t understand what it means. Only 22% of Gen Y consumers use Twitter. Meanwhile, 95% of employers report using LinkedIn to find candidates.
While the support is already in place for those small companies, how does a young, self-starting grad get started on their own venture? The best advice I can give is start small, focus on a target and work towards your goals with passion. Take the first step and read up about how to get started.