Hi all, I came across this site and hopefully will find more luck in a good response to my questions... I'm currently in high school. College is right around the corner, and I've been considering several different options/paths. I know 100% that I want to own a restaurant. I don't want to be the chef, however, I'd be there daily to run the public side of the business and keep everything in order. Obviously in the society in which we live in, it's presumed that all high school kids want to and are going to college. However, college, in my opinion, would set me back financially. Also, I've talked to local restaurant owners who majored in various business degrees, and some have said their college experience didn't really do much in preparing them to run a restaurant. At some point, I'm going to be crawling to a bank looking for a big loan unless I find a rich partner. Do you feel a bank wouldn't consider giving me the loan if I didn't have a college degree? Also, how much do you think a college degree would benefit me? Additional information: I get A's and B's in very challenging courses at my high school. If I want to go to college, I can. If I do, it'll probably be a state school (I live in the USA) in order to minimize debt. Any and all advise is greatly appreciated. Thanks.