Tim McCabe survived the long hours, the worry, and vast amount of work required when starting a new business, and now he wants to teach others how to do the same.
McCabe is the program chair of entrepreneurialism, the newest degree programoffered at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Pending approval by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, the program will start accepting go-getters next fall.
The two-year associate of applied science degree will prepare students to develop a business from concept to reality, including finding venture capital, managing sales and employees, and how to differentiate your service or product from competitors'. Students also will serve internships with local small business owners, and faculty will help students identify a hobby or interest they can make into a business."
There seems to be a trend moving toward people being more interested in entrepreneurship," said McCabe, an assistant professor of business administration and former entrepreneur. "Many college seniors feel there is greater security in owning their own business" than working in mainstream business.