It feels exciting when you catch that business idea. The thought of how you can transform lives and make all the money usually takes the lead.

You start thinking, “now I can make some money while in school and save up for bigger moves after I graduate”

Not bad. I guess we all want to feel that way.

However, in reality, combining business and school is anything but easy. It takes a lot of hard work (and smart work) to put in significant time attending classes and reading for your exams, plus, ensuring your business is delivering the best product and/or service to its customers.

This article shares 4 amazing tips on how you can successfully manage school and doing business.

Clearly state your priority

As your business and study compete for your time, you need to understand what is most important at every given point in time. Setting your priorities is always a good start when managing business and school. What comes first? What comes next?

What is most important isn’t definite and will largely depend on the situation around you. For example, let us say there is a part of your business that is easy to pull off hence you don’t need to put in so much work to get it done. On the other hand, some of the courses you are taking are already proving difficult. This situation makes it clear what you need to prioritize. Obviously, you need to put first your studies since you are having an easy time with your business.

Create a schedule

Now that you have your priorities clearly stated, put a time to them. Avoid just jumping on anything that comes to you as this will most likely distract you and lead to poor use of time.

Your schedule can be daily, weekly or monthly, depending on what works for you.

Find your business in your school

One of the easiest ways to ensure you have a good grip on both your studies and business is to integrate both. Finding your business in school and vice versa means you don’t necessarily need to stop one for the other to work.

Simply taking some of your learnings from class and trying them out in your business, or finding a market among fellow students or lecturers are great examples of integrating business and school.

Take breaks

Thriving as an entrepreneur while in school can be overwhelming. Ensure you rest in-between. Take time off business and school to socialize and engage in leisure.


We hope you enjoyed reading this article.

Toritseju Omagbemi

Digital Content Coordinator