In an effort to keep it simple, while being as transparent as possible: No.

Now, for those of you who have an MBA, know someone who has one or are currently enroute to achieve one, do not let this discourage you.

“I view them as value added.” – Tristan Flannery, Co-Founder, Zero Hour Media

An MBA is an accomplishment to be absolutely proud of. The long road to get an MBA provides you with a great learning experience, networking experience and places you in an elite academic league with other alumni.

If you fall into any of the categories mentioned above, be proud and do great things.

As for those still trying to contemplate the MBA to entrepreneurship relationship, that’s a minimum of two years you’re going to invest.

I’m not sure that you’re going to get more out of that than you will if you spent two years running your own company.

The purpose of this article isn’t to target those with an MBA and explain how you’ve only wasted time, effort and money; This article is directed to those aspiring entrepreneurs who have been misinformed by the overwhelming amount of information that state colleges and universities alike have been feeding them.

You do not need an MBA to start a business

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world don’t have an MBA.

Let’s put this in perspective: Ever heard of a little company called Walt Disney? Or maybe you’ve heard of American Express or Xerox.

All three of these companies have, or have had, CEOs that do not have an MBA

Not to mention, neither Joe Rare or Tristan Flannery of Zero Hour Media have an MBA.

Here’s a simple way to look at it: You can pay to read about revenue stream, build side or perpetuity value; or you can live it.

Find something you’re good at, something you’re passionate about and run with it.

Trevor Luehrs

Trevor is the Content Marketing Specialist for Zero Hour Media. Trevor has always found interest in program management and the company’s image - which led him to take on his current position. Trevor left the Marine Corps in 2016 to pursue a degree in Engineering and never turns down an opportunity to learn something new.